2018 WINTER | SEASON 40
By: League Analyst
Ball Broz vs. Reckless
Ball Broz began Season 40 with a 23-8 lead (1st
quarter) and the team from San Fernando falls to the Broz,
The former Champions, Reckless, showed up with plenty of family
support but Ball Broz kept the fans out of the game leading by
as many as 20 points to end the half. Ball Broz was lights out
from long distance knocking down 20-of-45 (44.4%) three-point
attempts. Mike Peters led the way with 7 three-pointers
and the Player of the Week finished with 25 points, nearly 25%
of his team’s scoring. Robert Morgan finished with 15
points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists while GM Gabe Rodriguez
added 15 points, 5 three-pointers. Shooting from long distance,
the team out-rebounded their counterparts grabbing 43 rebounds
opposed to Reckless’ 32.
Reckless had 3 players in double figures as GM Noel Serpas
finished with 12 points, 4 rebounds. The Serpas Brothers proved
the previews were correct (predicted 15+ rebounds for them) as
Brian Serpas grabbed 12 rebounds for a combined 16 for the
Serpas Brothers. David Garcia finished with 12 points, 7
rebounds while Steven Castanieto added 13 points, 3
rebounds. Reckless had plenty of rust but the same can’t be said
about Castanieto who showed a lot of explosiveness in his game.
“Plyo game strong with Steven, wasn’t he this little kid
before,” asked an official. “He got bigger but you can tell he’s
working on his legs.”
“First game back, we’ll get it back,” said Reckless on Superstar
“…I’ve been trying to get back in shape, trying to shake off the
rust, today didn’t seem like it but we’ll get it back,” added
NOTE: Rosters are locked with 15 slots. Once a player plays,
they are in the roster. Ball Broz has 1 more player roster spot
Ball Broz vs. Chicle
Work hard in silence.
A little was expected from rookie team, Chicle, and the result
was a surprising 76-68 win over Ball Broz. Chicle started the
game on a 10-2 run and Ball Broz would come back with a 8 point
run of their own as Chicle led 16-11 at the end of 1st.
Despite Ball Broz making numerous runs in the decisive 2nd
half, Chicle showed veteran savvy play by holding off Ball Broz
with a 76-68 win.
“You didn’t score on me bro, you didn’t do nothing,” said a
player from Chicle.
They might be rookies but Chicle proved they shouldn’t be
overlooked moving forward. Five players scored in double figures
as CJ Pang finished with 19 points, 9 rebounds, and 5
steals. League analysts predicted CJ would be very active and if
the team was as active as CJ was, Chicle would be hard to stop.
The team combined for 14 steals and had nearly 3 times the
assists (14-5) as their opponents.
“It was a total team effort, it’s hard to stop a team that plays
team ball,” said a league analyst.
“Second game of a double-header, they (Ball Broz) might have
been tired,” retorted another analyst. “Let’s see how Chicle
plays the 2nd game before we rank them as the #1 team
in the League. Killmonger is looking good too.”
led Ball Broz with 22 points but was just 1-for-6 (16.7%) from
beyond the arch. Peters ignited several game-changing runs in
the 2nd half and was picked by league officials to be
Player of the Week despite a 1-1 start to the season. GM Gabe
Rodriguez added 10 points, 3 rebounds while Alden Newman
finished with 7 points, 7 rebounds. The team combined for 18
turnovers and shot just 21.7% from the 3-point line.
“Live by the 3, die by the 3,” said a fan.
N W O vs. Undisputed
“One lucky shot, deserves another” – Shaquille O’ Neal, 2003.
Rookie Ben Pena (17 points, 9 rebounds) had his heart
shattered after making a miraculous shot with 4 seconds left.
“I don’t even know what happened, I caught the ball, threw it
up, hoping it went in,” explained Pena on Superstar Radio. “…it
fell through, next in bound, then took us out.”
N W O’s rookie, Robert Morgan, aka Heart Breaker,
finished with 25 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals. Morgan was
11-of-14 (78.6%) from the field but none was bigger than his 11th
shot, to win the game. Morgan, showing flashes of Derek
Fisher with the shot of Week 1, finished with 3 blocks and 3
steals. Chris Ostos added 13 points, 7 rebounds while
Beau Reyes scored 8 points, 3 assists. The team was
out-rebounded, 44-37 and shot just 13% from beyond the arch.
“We got lucky to get out with that win,” said a player from n W
o. “Father time is undefeated, but we’re also undefeated.”
N W O vs. Killmonger
“We drove from far, we were hoping there better not be a
forfeit,” said GM Steven Ancheta. “Right when I saw it was
against Eddie’s team, I had to pray it wasn’t a forfeit…”
Those prayers went un-answered and once again, Eddie Avila
continues to make excuses for his teams.
“That’s one of the reasons why I left his team,” said another
player from Undisputed Era. “Just don’t let him run any teams.”
The basketball gods saw the distance Killmonger had to drive and
both teams were willing to play against Killmonger. Undisputed
Era, fresh off a heartbreaking buzzer beater loss, were looking
forward to the challenge but n W o stepped up…for their first
loss of the season. Killmonger is on top of the division with a
71-57 win over n W o.
finished with 22 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists while GM
Steven Ancheta added 9 points, 3 three-pointers. Jake
Ramirez finished with 11 while Uzoma Kalu scored 12
points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists. We want to welcome back
former Posse player, Daniel Causey, and he finished with
8 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists.
“It’s been like 8-10 years,” said Causey.
“I remember when Uzoma was dunking,” added a league analyst.
“I’m 30 now, and 16 lbs heavier,” added Uzoma.
N W O, the oldest team in the league, was led by Mark Mercado
who finished with 18 points, 2 rebounds. Robert Morgan
scored 10 while Mark Orr finished with 12 points. Hitting a
game-winning shot against Undisputed Era, Robert Morgan
finished with 10 points, 9 rebounds and was just 5-for-13
(38.5%) from the field.