It came down to the wire, but it is Grind Time that escapes with a W. Both teams struggled from the floor, both shooting around 35% and both struggled from 3 point range. In the end, it was Norman Penola with a clutch 4 point play that helped lift Grind Time past SWISH. Harvey scored a team best 16, Penola had an all-around game with 15-10-7 and Mahmood added 13. For SWISH, Michalski had 14-9, St. Paul and Paul added 12 each. SWISH fall to 1-2 while Grind Time improves to 2-1.
It really wasn’t a contest as What’s Luv blew this game wide open in the early minutes. Rookie Jevon Jacobs went off for 32 points, McDonald added 17-10 and Thomas with a near triple double with 10-10-9. What’s Luv really looked to pass the ball and make the extra pass which resulted in great looks. 25 assists tells you these guys love to play with together and it’s no surprise they sit atop the league standings with a 3-0 record. For the Investment Academy, it’s obviously not working and look for a deal to be made. Edwards led with 16 with both Mann and Mahdi adding 12 each.
Unruly looked like they were going to cruise to a victory but Box Out showed some fight down the stretch. A monster performance from Zac Bendahan with 15-16-7 plus hot shooting from Milad Gulam help Unruly get back in the win column. Box Out had their opportunities down the stretch but missed them and also missed 9 free throws which could have totally changed the end result. A dominant performance on the glass for Unruly outrebounding Box Out by 14 and led to a lot of 2nd and 3rd chance points. Hospedales gave everything he could and did get help, but obviously not enough. Hospedales with 28-13-4-4 and Sangar added 14 on efficient shooting.
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