Comp Tuesdays are BACK! We officially kicked off another Tuesday season last night with some close games as the Winter 2019 season is now underway. And, in case you missed the news via @megacitybasketball IG account. It is officially Bibby Time on Tuesdays now. Paul Blake made his Tuesday debut last night to the tune of 46 pts, 15 Reb, 4 Ast, 9 Stl and 2 Blk. If that's not putting an entire division on notice I don’t know what is. This season is looking like its going to be intense!!! Here is what went down at Hoopdome last night:
A revamped Bel Air Academy came out and played a solid game against another team that made big changes in Regeneration X. Bel Air displayed some discipline and sound ball movement throughout the night on the way to the win. Regeneration X were unable to match them on the boards and were unable to get into a solid flow most of the game. Both teams will need to improve their 3 pt shooting (7-49 combined) going forward if they want to contend.
The Kings jumped on The Vets early and did not let up. A 3pt barrage from the Kings was on display all night (19-43 as a team) saw them on cruise control with a 20 pt lead at half. The Vets had some flashes in the second half, as it seemed they had found a rhythm against a tough opponent who had a guy that no one in the GTA really has an answer for. If they were able to take better care of the basketball (21 Steals for Kings) they might have been able to hang in a bit,as they were actually effective shooting the ball as a team.
The Kings were not a one man army in the game though, as they shared the ball well and had 3 players in double figures out side of Bibby.
This was the matchup of the evening, the 3 time defending champs Hong Shing taking on the same District 6 team they snatched victory from in the final of the Fall 2018 season. However, it turned out to be somewhat anti-climatic as Hong Shing were ready from the jump and took an early lead on District and did not look back. Hong Shing were comfortable and playing with a great pace/rhythm all night, seeming to do what they wanted when they wanted. District did not have an answer defensively all night. They also did not take care of the ball well (15 Steals for Hong Shing) and you could tell that this new version of the team (6 new players) has not jelled quite like last seasons juggernaut. That being said, District made a late run led by Akeem Isaac that got the lead down to 3 before they ran out of steam. This matchup is always intense, and could end up being a finals preview.
Each week we highlight the top performances in the division in this section. Here is a look at the top individual performances of Week 1:
Paul Blake - Kings - 46 Pts 15 Reb 4 Ast 9 Stl 2 Blk 11 3pt Made
Ashton Graham - Hong Shing - 28 Pts 5 Reb 3 Stl
Akeem Isaac - District 6 - 24 Pts 5 Reb 3 Stl
AK Johnson - Regeneration X - 23 Pts 4 Ast 2 Stl
Zach Wright - Kings - 20 Pts 9 Reb 4 Ast 2 Stl
Here is the schedule for Week 2:
8:00 PM - The Vets (0-1) Vs. Hong Shing (1-0)
9:00 PM - District 6 (0-1) Vs. Regeneration X (0-1)
10:00 PM - Kings (1-0) Vs. Bel-Air Academy (1-0)