To finish up a week of low-scoring games, two MBL teams seemed to cement themselves as the favorites as Brueggers & Jamba Juice and Crown Trophy both won convincingly to secure their perch at the top of the standings.
Brueggers & Jamba Juice 40, Dockside 22
Despite not reaching their usual high-scoring offense numbers, Brueggers & Jamba Juice (3-0) was able to knock off Dockside (2-1). B &JJ was able to use punishing defense in the first half, taking a 16-3 lead into the intermission. Once the second half began, the scoring picked up behind TJ Pelsar, who turned the game around for Dockside and kept it close till late. Nick Koytikh was the best player on the floor, pouring in 19 points with 8 rebounds while leading a late game point barrage for the MBL’s first place team. B&JJ can now look ahead to a monster matchup next Monday night with Crown Trophy. The offensively challenged Dockside faces last place Honey Dew, who has been struggling to score as well.
Crown Trophy 37, Eastern Bank 23
For the second time this season, Crown Trophy (3-1) was able to knock off their foe from last year’s finals, Eastern Bank (1-3). Jumping to a halftime lead of 14-11, James Traversy had his best outing so far this season, dropping 6 points with 7 rebounds a comical steal from Zack Perella. Will Vigneron was stellar once again, picking up his first double-double of the season, with 15 points, 13 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 2 steals. Eastern Bank was lead once again by an All-Star performance from Evan Federico, who narrowly missed a double-double with 9 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 2 steals. Neither team was able to get their outside shooting going, as Crown Trophy was able to pull away at the end. Each team faces Brueggers & Jamba Juice next, with Crown Trophy facing them Monday and Eastern Bank facing them Wednesday.
Monday, June 13
Crown Trophy @ Brueggers & Jamba Juice 6:00
Honey Dew @ Dockside 7:00
All stats courtesy of Tom Caron and John Morreale