Down 3 replacement player Nicholas Cruz swished a 3 pointer to force OT and it was all Investment Academy in OT, outscoring Swish 10-4. Nicholas Cruz led TIA with 15 points, 4 assists and 3 steals. Tyrell Moodie was a sniper going 4/6 from 3pt range for 13 points. For Swish, Michalski had a monster 14-20-4 game but not enough. Colorado led with a team best 16. Maybe the W re-energizes TIA. It’s such a key win with the post season just weeks away. For SWISH, a bit of a step back here. They had a tough night from the field and the free throw line.
What is happening? Box Out was 0-5 just a few weeks ago and now they’ve won 2 in a row. 2 trades have paid dividends for Box Out and that showed last night with De’Golder scoring 14 and Mitchell doing what he does with 11-9. D’Andre Hospedales showed why he’s an MVP candidate with 22-14-4 and Cham Sangar with another great game with 18-5. Grind Time had a chance to win in it the end but a 3 point attempt from Norman Penola would rim out. Penola had a great game with 24-8-5-4 and Ahsan Mahmood added 13-6-3. Box Out feeling great at the right time while Grind Time needs to bounce back next week and get back on the right track.
Early on it was close but What’s Luv dictated the pace of the game in the 2nd half en route to their 7th straight victory. Everytime Unruly made a run, What’s Luv would connect with a 3 pointer or two to stop Unruly. What’s Luv shot 42% from 3 pt range and just a hair under 50% from the field. Unruly shot the ball well, just not as well as What’s Luv and kind of went away from their game shooting 23 three pointers (many of these shots were taken in the last few minutes). Unruly shot 55% inside the three point line compared to only 26% from long range. What’s Luv got contributions from multiple players with 5 players scoring 12 or more. Delly Thomas with 14 on only 7 field goal attempts plus 9 rebounds and 6 dimes. Jevon Jacobs with 15 to lead the team. For Unruly, Zac Bendahan with a double-double of 16-10 and both Bongolan and Cruz with 11 each.
What’s Luv looks to record a perfect season next week while Unruly will look to bounce back.