Week 3 @ Hoopdome kicks off tonight with 3 games on the schedule:
8:00 pm - Uptown vs Sharks
Sharks are coming off a victory over Brook last week and did a great job creating second and third chance opportunities for each other. With shooter, Brandon Sewell making his return to the roster, look for the floor spacing to open up for the guys inside. Razenberg and Bederman have been solid to start the season. If Sharks can get the ball in the paint they should be in great shape.
Uptown suffered a second loss last week against HSG Panthers and would like to bounce back with a win over Sharks. On a positive note, this is a team that you cannot take lightly. In both losses this season, Uptown has shown offensive flurries that have caught opponents off guard. If Uptown can carry that same energy throughout the entire 44 minutes of the game, the will give themselves a shot.
KEY MATCH UPS:
KARL FREDERICK vs ZUHAIR KANJI
VADIM RAZENBERG vs STEVE BIFSHA
9:00 pm - HONG SHING vs BROOK
Hong Shing and Brook are coming off Losses in Week 2 and both will be hungry for that bounce back Win,
Hong Shing played great in their first game but fell short to District 6. Although they kept the score close the one thing that hurt them the most was turnovers. If Hong Shing can cut that number down and take care of the ball, their offense should do well. Randy Danso is on watch tonight as we will look for him to make an impact, wherever he gets put in the rotation.
Brook almost fell apart last week. They are notorious for early season slumps but come playoffs, they will mean business. Unfortunately the competition level this season is not in their favor. It all comes down to effort for Brook. They gave up way to many offensive chances to the other team and that has to stop. If Brook put as much effort into 50/50 plays as they do into smack talking one another they would be sitting on top of the standings. Shae Sheppard will be huge for this team in the middle. Not too many guys in the league can match his athleticism.
KEY MATCH UP:
SIMON CUMMINGS vs LEON SAMUELS
CHRISTIAN CASIMIER vs SHAE SHEPPARD
10:00 pm - HSG PANTHERS vs DISTRICT 6
HSG Panthers are coming off a win against Uptown while District 6 won a revenge game over Hong Sing to kick off their season.
HSG Panthers bring tons of energy to the game. They excel in transition and are able to finish the ball in the open court. They communicate well and will find the extra pass to get a better look at the basket, If they can manage turnovers and step the defense up another level they should be able to do well against District 6. Not too many teams match up well against a talented District 6 team.
With a win over Hong Shing last week, District 6 has all the confidence in the world. They cannot underestimate their opponents this week as HSG Panthers will look to give them a challenge. District 6 must play on both ends of the court to secure this win but it won’t be easy.
KEY MATCH UPS:
JERMAINE DOUGLAS vs ANCIL MARTIN
BALIL FORDE vs TYRONE DIXON