Tribe Called Blessed (TCB) gets the big time 60-56 win over the defending champs in Grind Time. They were led by Daniel Mong, who had a game high 23 points, to go with 3 assists. Ari Steriotis had 10 points on 5/8 FG shooting. For Grind Time, Capt. Aaron Martin had a team high 17 points, while Ryan Michalski added 14 points and 9 boards, but it was all in losing effort. With the win, TCB has officially entered the category as most dangerous team heading into the post-season with huge wins against powerhouse teams in Bugatti Boys and Grind Time.
For the second game of the night, we saw Hitmen finish strong and on a positive note as they take down the Bugatti Boys 68-64. Nate Owusu dropped 21 points and dished out 5 assists in the win, while Jordan Crawford had his best game of the season with 10 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists. For Bugatti Boys, Norman Penola led the team in scoring with 25 points on 9/15 FG shooting, but his team failed to execute down the stretch, as they know they let this game get away.
In the final game of the night, we saw a playoff intensity game between Toronto Wild and Salami & Cheese. In the end, it was Toronto Wild coming through in double OT with the 52-46 victory. For Toronto Wild, Delly Thomas was unstoppable down the stretch as he morphed into "Mr. Clutch" for his squad. He finished with 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists. Vince Kua chipped in with 12 points. For Salami & Cheese, they battled and had the win within their grasp, but they failed to keep their composure on a few plays down the stretch (turnovers and fouls) and as a result, suffer a tough loss in a game that was theirs.
Leaders of the Week
Points - Norman Penola (25)
Rebounds - Jalal Jarrah (12)
Assists - Crwaford (7)
Steals - Colin Garraway (3)
Blocks - Clayton Weyrauch (3)
PLAYOFFS NEXT WEEK
We have Tribe Called Bless vs Toronto Wild at 7pm and Grind Time against Salami & Cheese at 8pm. Following these games, District 6 (number one seed) will play the winner of the 7PM game, while the Bugatti Boys (number two seed) will play the winner of the 8PM game.
Good luck to everyone and remember to leave it all on the floor!