2018 WINTER | SEASON 40
By: League Analyst
Chicle played without 2 of their key starters but that didn't
stop the system from delivering the team's 3rd win of the
season. Chicle, playing without CJ Pang and Louie
Venegas, combined for 21 assists as Chicle defeat Elements
in a 78-40 win.
GM Chris Duran tied a team-high with 3 steals and he
finished with 10 points, 4 assists and 3 steals. Jay Tapang,
last weeks' Player of the Week, finished with 3 steals, 4
assists and 17 points. Danny Villalobos scored 18 points
and was 58% from the field. The team had 5 players score in
double figures as Mike Trout (11 points) and Damian
Reyes (14 points) all scored in double digits.
Elements were down 18-5 at the end of 1st and were out-scored
30-6 in the 2nd quarter to trail by halftime, 48-11. Elements
found their shot in the 2nd half, only being outscored in the
2nd half, 30-29. Newcomer Anthony Meltcher finished with
11 points, 16 rebounds while Adrian Cueto led all scorers
with 17 points, 5 rebounds.
The team had friends who were willing to play in the beginning
of the season but come Sunday, doesn't show up. Elements are
still recruiting and this week, they got Anthony as their prized
recruit. Will their recruiting pay off on Week 5? Will their
friends finally show up this weekend? Dun-dun-dun...
n W o
After losing a heart-break win against Ball Broz on Week 3, nWo
bounced back with a huge win against Reckless, 99-54.
"We want tacos!!"
"We want tacos!!"
The cheer was coming from Reckless fans who were light-hearted
in their loss against a team who just wanted it more.
Luis Montes led Reckless with 20 points, 10 rebounds
while GM Noel Serpas finished with 12 points, 6 rebounds,
2 assists. Steven Castanieto added 12 points, 5 rebounds
and 2 steals but struggled from the field hitting just 22% of
his shot attempts. The former Champions was overwhelmed in the
rebound category, being out-rebounded by nWo, 58-35. Reckless
played without several bigs in David Guerrero and
"Maui" two players who would have helped the team immensely
in the rebound category.
Scoring the last 3 buckets against Ball Broz last weekend,
Mark Mercado built on momentum scoring a game-high 23 points
on 66% shooting. Mercado was named Player of the Week after
knocking down 6 three-pointers and adding 4 assists, and 2
steals. The 37 year old continues to put up numbers and is
proving he can still score from any spot on the floor.
"Baseline has always been his bread and butter, so is the top of
the key, the mid-range and pretty much everywhere on the floor,"
said a league official.
Jerry Tennison finished with 12 points, 8 rebounds while
Beau Reyes added 11 points. Jose Anguisada scored
a dozen while PG Jonathan Wynn led the team with 5
assists. The team combined for 25 assists while shooting 48%
from the floor.
vs. Ball Broz
Game of the Week.
Killmonger knew the significance of the game and they knew Ball
Broz. was coming for them. They knew Mike Peters (17
points, 3 three-pointers) was capable of big games and based on
the previews, the strategy was to stop the MVP front-runner.
They limited Mike to under 20 points for the first time this
season, but the problem is...
...they're called Ball Broz, for a reason.
This isn't the Mike Peters team, this is the Ball Broz and the
brothers stepped up with a huge win over Killmonger, 82-72.
It was a combined team effort as Chico led the team with
5 assists, en tune to 11 points and 3 three-pointers. GM Gabe
Rodriguez made his return after sitting out last week, and
he finished with 5 points... without missing a shot. Robert
Morgan was solid with 13 points while Steve Carpenter
led the team with 18 points, 8 rebounds while shooting 55% from
the field. A Runner-up for Player of the Week, Steve has been
solid in the post and many believe he's ready to take the team
to their next win...against East LA Dream Team (Week 6).
Ball Broz may be ready for East LA Dream Team (Reigning Champs)
but Killmonger is seeing their depth deteriorate. Jordan
Salley (7 points, 11 rebounds) was overpowering in the post
but play time was limited after straining his leg late in the
2nd half. Dion Hudson (19 points) was starting to heat up
but an Achilles injury might have Dion sitting out for a few
"It felt like somebody came up from behind and stepped on my
leg," said Hudson.
"He was gathering and starting his dribble then it looked like
somebody shot him on the foot," said a stats-keeper. "We pray
for a speedy recovery..."
Uzoma Kalu finished with 25 points, 3 assists while
Frankie Eturti scored 10 points. Brandon Chavers made
his season debut with 4 assists and 5 points. Killmonger has
asked for a bye, but playing double-headers down the stretch
might not be their best interest.
"They faced the top 3 teams already, they have yet to face the
lower tier teams, maybe they should play against the last placed
team this weekend just to avoid a double-header," suggest a