Things are starting to heat up in each of the divisions as we begin to reach the middle of the schedule. There are still a couple of undefeated teams; however, most teams in all divisions are certainly still in the running for the division title.
Boys 5th/6th Division:
After another impressive 39-24 win over the Pistons on Sunday, the Bulls continue to be undefeated and currently the team to beat in the division. Both the Celtics and the Magic suffered their first loss this past week, putting them a game behind the Bulls in the loss column. The Cavs are beginning to gel after the first few weeks of the season, coming up with two big wins this past week, including a tough 33-30 battle against the Raptors. There are a full set of games this weekend, beginning this Thursday with the much anticipated match-up between the Bulls and Celtics.
Girls 5th/6th Division:
The Sky has remained undefeated in the Girls 5th/6th division at 5-0. They had two wins this past week, with the league’s most exciting game, a 26-25 one point barn burner over the Fever. This pushed the Fever’s record to 1-3; however, they made a statement that the season is far from over. The Mystics won their only game of the week, while the Liberty split their two including a defensive battle against the Dream, 23-17.
Girls & Boys 1st/2nd Divisions:
In both of these divisions, the basketball is like night and day from this past weeks performances versus just a little under a month ago when both divisions tipped off their seasons. The focus has been on fundamentals these past few weeks and it is amazing how much the kids are taking in. Kudos to the time and effort being put in by a whole host of volunteer coaches…definitely time well spent!
Girls 3rd/4th Division:
In this past Wednesday's night action, the Bulldogs remained undefeated at 3-0. The 'dogs convincingly took down the Tigers 30-16. In the second game of the night the Gators barely got by the Razorbacks 20-18 in a tightly fought battle. With the win the Gators kept pace and remain one game behind the Bulldogs in the standings.
Boys 3rd/4th Division:
The Wolverines have taken early control of the division and remain undefeated after notching two wins this past week. Both were highly contested games, a 4 point win over the Terps on Wednesday and a down-to-the-wire one point win over the Hoosiers two nights later. Both the Hoosiers and the Terps remain one game back in the loser column, both suffering their first setbacks. Earlier in the week, the Hoosiers took down the Lions with a 35-24 win
Boys 7th/8th Division:
With the majority of the division very evenly matched, at the mid-point of the season, the Warriors appear to be the early favorite. Carrying a 5-0 record to lead the division the Warriors went 2-0 this past week, but got a scare when Kings nearly pulled off an upset losing in the end 53-51. This moved them into a tie for 3rd place with the Rockets, both at 3-2. The Blazers are one game back in the loss column after also picking up two very contested wins this past week. 55-50 over the Clippers, and just slipping by the Thunder 53-51 later in the week.
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