We only had night games this past week, but, wow, were they great. The evening started out with Flabajuti taking on SWAT. It was a tight game throughout, with Flabajuti taking a 29-27 lead at the half. Justin Hardesty had 20 points for Flabajuti by halftime. SWAT held a two-point lead as the clock wound down, by Jason Jones hit a two to tie it and it looked like the game would go into overtime. However, SWAT inbounded the ball, rushed it downcourt, and got it to Anthony Marshall, who put up a 15-footer from the baseline that swished through at the buzzer.
In other games:
Fleet 70, WOBS 54 - Fleet jumped out to a quick 9-2, but then WOBS took complete control of the tempo and the game. The Wizards of Ball Street held a 36-28 lead at the half behind the scoring of Sivan Venzie and L.J. Turner. Fleet caught fire in the second half, hitting 10 threes and blowing past WOBS. Solomon Canastillo and Jeff Clark combined for 42 points and 12 three-pointers for the winners. L.J. Turner had 27 points and seven threes for WOBS.
Hawgs 103, T-Squad 71 - Every now and then, a team will request to play a certain other team. Sometimes it's a friendly rivalry dating back to high school or maybe it's guys from work. Sometimes a team will want to "play up" just to see how they do. Such was the case when T-Squad asked to play an A team. It didn't work out so well. Donte Williams went off for 51 points on seven threes as the Hawgs coasted. Christian Hernandez had 34 for T-Squad.
Young Dawgs 60, Dawgs 58 - I guess there's a lesson in there somewhere.
An Important Note: A player who has been in the League for several seasons has been removed from the League permanently. We won't go into great detail here, but suffice to to say that he acted in a menacing manner toward one of the officials and that type of behavior simply will not be tolerated. We are coming up on 20 years since there has been a fight in the League (and we've had only one in the entire 30 years of the League's existence). A significant amount of the League's success and longevity can be traced to the fact that it is a fun, friendly and safe place to play. You have our word that it will remain that way.