While both the A and B Divisions finished their regular season games, there were still some very interesting games to end the season. Along with those games, there was some changes in the B Division’s playoff seeding, while the A Division seemed to stay the same once again with it’s tops seeds. Question becomes, Will this regular season stay true for the playoff’s this season?
Showtime sowed up the #1 seed once again as they sent Payback home for the playoff’s with a 80-69 win. With Payback playing with some intensity early on, they took a 36-33 lead into the half, as they hoped to close their season out on a high note. With Jerry leading the way with 20 points, followed by Andre with 15 points – 4 steals, and Ivory with 11 points – 9 rebounds – 6 assists in the game. But their biggest impact came from Dame Maree playing in his 1st game after missing the first 7 games of the season, he had 18 points – 12 rebounds as he changed their team dynamic with his play. Showtime played with the heart of a Champion though, as they fought back and took the lead in the 2nd half. With Leon closing in on the 1st quadruple double in Legacy Sports history (although the bad version), he had 30 points – 14 rebounds – 7 assists and 10 turnovers in the game. But his almost 50% shooting, along with 3 steals and a block helped make up for his mishaps early, followed by Sid with 14 points, Christian with 12 points, Tracy with 11 points – 9 rebounds, and George with 10 rebounds in the win.
The game between Aztecs and Mama’s Boys was a preview of their 1st round playoff matchup, as these 2 teams will meet again in the playoff’s in 2 weeks. The Aztecs came into the game shorthanded, as they played it with only 4 players, while Mama’s Boys had 6 players at the game. With both teams taking double digit leads in the game, Mama’s Boys held a slight 36-35 lead at the break. Aztecs changed the game, and sent a message in the 2nd half as they took their 4 players and simply outplayed and outscored Mama’s Boys. With Kareem leading the way with 26 points - 9 rebounds, along with Desmond Granger’s huge 24 points – 17 rebounds game while shooting 69% in the game (11 for 16), Aztecs went on to win the game 80-76. Jimmy D had 16 points, and Ben S had 14 points – 3 blocks in the win. Melvin W led Mama’s Boys with 20 points, followed by Marquis with 17 points – 14 rebounds – 6 assists, Ronny with 17 points, and Kareem with 15 points – 12 rebounds, but they fell short at the line, as they went 5 for 16 in the game from the stripe.
Intensity closed out the night with a 105-91 win over Stubb’s N Friends. While Stubb’s N Friends have played much stronger games down the stretch, they simply did not have enough against a full Intensity squad. After taking a 7 point lead in the 1st half, Intensity was able to expand that to a 19 point lead, and finished the game with a 14 point win. Wayne R led the way with 37 points – 8 rebounds, followed by Deondrae with 23 points – 4 steals – 2 blocks, Chron with 20 points – 13 rebounds, and Gerald with 18 points – 9 assists – 8 rebounds in the win. Dylan H led the way for Stubb’s N Friends with 23 points, followed by George with 19 points, Aaron with 18 points – 11 rebounds, Alfredo with 16 points – 17 rebounds, and Donovan with 15 points – 11 rebounds in the loss, as they end their season.
Untouchables started the night off in the B Division with a wild 3 point win over Chewbs, as Chewbs now lost 3 of their last 4 games after starting season off 4-0. Untouchables end the season on a 2 game win streak to get back to .500 entering the playoff’s, as they win the game 54-51. After trailing by 10 points at the end of the 1st half, Untouchables fought back hard, and took control of the game with some hot shooting, led by Vernon with 3 of 4 three’s in the 2nd half to score 11 points for his team. With Mark’s huge double double with 13 points – 16 rebounds, Jared with 12 points, and Jamal with a 11 point – 11 rebound double double, Untouchables were able to pull the game out. Bradley led Chewbs with 18 points, followed by Nick with 14 points in the loss.
While Showtime Jr still had a chance at the #1 seed if they won, and Dynasty lost, they also had some messages to send in the process, as they were focused all night. Lakers started the game shorthanded, and once they got down, they were unable to catch up with their final 2 players showing up late. Showtime Jr’s game plan must have been get Christian the ball, as he simply torched The Lakers all night. Christian hit 3 after 3, as he finished the game with 11 three’s, scoring 39 points in the process. Martin had 14 points – 10 rebounds, followed by Sid with 11 points, and Alex N with 10 points in the game, as they went on to win 91-62. Robert led The Lakers with 17 points – 9 rebounds, followed by Jon with 12 points – 10 rebounds, while James had 13 rebounds – 7 assists – 4 steals in the loss.
Dynasty ended any hopes of Showtime Jr getting the #1 seed early in their game versus Storm, as they took a 42-20 lead in the 1st half. Simply playing lights out all night, Dynasty got hot from deep as a team, as they shot 40% hitting 20 three’s as a team on Monday Night. Led by Leif with 25 points – 13 rebounds (3 for 7 from deep), Dynasty had all players except one hit a three in the game. Joey led the way with 5 three’s, as he scored 16 points, followed by Mark with 14 points (4 for 7 three’s), Bryan with 13 points (3 for 6 three’s), Dave with 12 points ( 2 for 4 three’s), Ryan with 10 points (2 three’s), and Brian with 4 points including 1 three on the night. Dynasty went on to win the game 94-51 as they locked up the #1 seed with the win. Abraham led the way for Storm with 34 points – 26 rebounds in the game, as they slide into the playoff’s with the #6 seed.