It is cold outside, but the action in the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Men's Basketball League continues to heat up. As always, an entertaining three games were played in this 2013 season.
Game one ended with Court Masters, 70 and Double Dribble, 72 with little rebounding and defense, lots of offensive action was on display in the first game. Having much thrust with Jack Ryan's 23 first half points, Court Masters jumped out to an early lead 39-32. In the second half, Marlon Brown continued his consistent scoring with help from Chris Mattina's four 3-pointers, as Double Dribble comes from behind to win 72-70. High scorers were Jack Ryan (CM) with 39 and Marlon Brown (DD) with 30 points.
Game two closed with Fast Break with 75 and Hoop Town with 64. Fast Break was the only undefeated team, and was paired against Hoop Town. Brian Parker led all scoring with 32 points and 10 rebounds, as he tried to lead Hoop Town to victory. Fast Break was just too much as Jason Holley scored 24, extended their undefeated streak to 5-0 in the standings.
In the final game of day, game three, Above the Rim finished with 42 and Got Skillz finished with 50. Unlike the previous two games, the final game of week five was about defense with lots of physical play among the 'boys'. Big man on campus, Kevin Gannon grabbed 13 rebounds, and Ian Brown led all scorers with 22 points (11 from the free throw line) as Got Skillz grabs sole possession of first place in the East Division.
East Division W L
Got Skillz 3 2
Above the Rim 2 2
Court Masters 1 4
Fast Break 5 0
Hoop Town 2 3
Double Dribble 2 3
For any questions regarding our YMCA Men’s Basketball League, please contact Ian Merson at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA at (908) 889-8880.