New Stat System Implemented; Stat Nerds Celebrate!

January 8th, 2019

Please know that we are working on getting more court/hours from the venue. We have a significant number of teams and we don't want to have multiple byes each week. We'll get it taken care of. Thanks. The new team Kareem Abdul Ja-Ballers will be playing in that blank 8:00 p.m. slot. I tried entering their team name in the database but I messed up. We'll fix it.

Hey, after having talked about this for a while, we have finally implemented the update to our stat system and we think you're going to love it. From now on, you will no longer have to take a picture of the scoresheet after the game (although you still can if you want). The box scores from each game will be posted on the website the same day, often within the hour. They will include each player's scoring, three-pointers made, rebounds, free throws attempted and free throws made. Also, once those are posted, each player's season averages in those categories will be updated and posted. 

In Sunday's opening-day action, The Hawgs avenged their stinging defeat in last season's A-League championship game with a hard-fought 53-49 win over Flashback. Playing without last season's leading scorer Donte Williams (who is out for a couple weeks with a minor knee problem), The Hawgs got balanced scoring, led by Jon Brogan's 17 points and a 13-and-7 performance from Marcus Campbell. However, the guys from Flashback still got to walk out of the gym wearing the championship shirts from last season.

In other games:

Elite 46, The Show 38 - Elite got 14 points and eight rebounds from L.J. Turner in the tight contest. Osha McCants led The Show with 12 points.

Bucket-Dashians 60, INGWE 46 - After winning their Divisional crown last season, the Bucket-Dashians picked up where they had left off with an impressive win over a powerful INGWE squad. Gilbert Cadelina had six threes and 24 points overall to lead the winning team.

The Fundamentals 61, Hickory 39 - Another Divisional champion went down to defeat when Hickory lost to new team The Fundamentals. Matthew Knoblich, who has been away from the league for a few seasons, came back with a roar, hitting eight threes and scoring 29 points in the win. Derek Ogden, absolutely giddy after his beloved Dallas Cowboys got lucky and sneaked past the Seahawks, led Hickory with 12 points and six boards. We'll see if he's smiling after the Cowboys travel to L.A. on Saturday to take on the Rams.

Scout Team 74, Richardson Squad 56 - Kurtis Startt, Luke Moran, and Jesse Caldwell all scored at least 20 points in the impressive win over the new team. Richardson Squad was led by Bryan Ogata with 18 points.

Shoot Your Shot 48, Frosty Hesson 36 - And yet another reigning champion goes down in this season's opener, as Frosty Hesson suffered a cold shooting day in their loss to newcomers Shoot Your Shot. Dillon Molinar had 21 points for the winners, while Rick Ellis and Lonnie Lee each had 11 for Frosty.