What’s Luv joins a small group of teams that have completed a perfect regular season since the creation of the On Point League in 2015. What’s Luv took their 8th win of the season in a 60-47 win over The Investment Academy. What’s Luv went about their business and even though they didn’t play their best game, they did enough to keep TIA out of it. They only hit 36% of their shots but did a better job at the line and from beyond the arc while TIA struggled from deep only going 3-18. Andre McDonald led with 17-10 with Akai Nettey adding 15. Trevor Mann had a huge game with 12-18-4 and Kyle William Edwards chipped in with 11-8. What’s Luv will have a 2 week break earning a bye through the 1st Round and next week for Easter Monday. What’s Luv will face the winner of Grind Time and Box Out. TIA will be back in action and they’ll take on SWISH.
The tables have turned. SWISH earned the 3 spot with a 76-72 win over Grind Time. SWISH started off this game strong and held off Grind Time to get the W. Bobby Colorado (maybe the best trade this season) went off for 22 points including 13/14 from the line in the victory. Orlando Paul with 16 and Gabriel Ferreira with an all-around 13-5-4. Grind Time was without Norman Penola but did get excellent production from another left-hander Ahsan Mahmood. Mahmood scored a season best 23 on 8/14, Jonathan Harvey added 21-7 and Mohamed Mahdi had his best game of the season with 15-12-6. SWISH will take on The Investment Academy while Grind Time will take on the streaking Box Out.
Box Out grinded out a win against the shorthanded Unruly to earn their 3rd win in a row. This seemed impossible after a dreadful 0-5 start, but all of a sudden Box Out is the team you don’t want to play in the playoffs. Every single player contributed to the win. Hospedales with 30-10, Sangar with 20, De’Golder with 14-7 and Zarko Valtchev led all players league wide with 4 steals. They didn’t shoot the ball better, but they played better D and were able to force turnovers that they would convert into buckets. For Box Out, it’s a loss, but let’s keep in mind they were without 3 key players, Jeff Asiamah, Zac Bendahan and Chris Bongolan. Mike Cruz went absolutely crazy with 35 points on 13/16 (very Kawhi like) plus 6 assists in the loss. Mirza would also have a huge game with 19-12-4. Box Out will take on the slumping Grind Time squad in 2 weeks while Unruly will take a 2 week break and get ready for the winner between SWISH and TIA.
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