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ESPN Highlight 73 Pippen Ain't Easy 41
All ESPN Highlight in this one
Pippen Ain't Easy did not have a chance in this one as ESPN Highlight dominated, 73-41, on Thursday night.
JoshuaLebron scored seven of his team's first 15 points as ESPN Highlight was up 15-4 early. The lead was 32-12 after a fastbreak layup from Ralph Juste. The halftime lead was 36-12.
In the second half. ESPN Highlight continued to pull away as the lead was 63-23 after a triple from Lebron. The 33 points from Lebron really helped this game become a laugher.
Juan Feliz chipped in with 14 poins along with five assists and five boards.
Charie Jian had 12 points for Pippen Ain't Easy.
JANELLE 37 Bropocolypse 49
Bropocolypse uses everything to put away JANELLE
JANELLE played great for the first 22 minutes, but failed to get much of anything going in the second half as Bropocolypse won 49-37.
Jeff Corey had Bropocolypse up 5-0 with a putback in the early going. Austin Burke knocked down a three to make it an 11-8 deficit. Bropocolypse would close out the half on a 13-5 run to lead 24-13 at the half.
Bropocolypse turned up the pressure in the second half and led as much as31-16 after a three-point jumper from Dave Corey. JANELLE would start to chip away and would cut the lead down to 45-35 after a three from Pete Cooke. A Connor Murr steal and layup made it 45-37, but that was as close as JANELLE could get in this one.
Jeff Koetteritz had a game-high 12 points. Brian Kimball finished with 10 points and eight rebounds.
Tait Stephens led JANELLE with eight points.
Minus 1 Cuban 37 Garbage Bins 31
Minus 1 Cuban put away Garbage Bins late
Both teams had a game plan going in, but Minus 1 Cuban was able to squeak past Garbage Bins, 37-31.
Garbage Bins had an early 4-0 lead after a steal and layup from Eli Yuan-Vogel. Derek Hand would cap a 6-0 run for Minus 1 Cuban to put his team up 6-4. The teams would trade leads until Minus 1 Cuban led 13-12 on a putback from Tommy Neufeld. The score was tied 17-17 at the break.
Minus 1 Cuban would slowly build a lead in the second half and led 25-19 after a free throw from Neufeld. Garbage Bins would get as close as 28-27 after a pair of free throws from Yuan-Vogel. A 7-1 run for Minus 1 Cuban made it 35-28 after Ryan Terp hit two free throws to end this contest.
Hand had 12 points and 20 rebounds in the win. Terp put in nine points.
Yuan-Vogel had just 10 points to lead Garbage Bins.
Leo's Legends 47 Hot Rim Action 28
Hawthorne leads Leos Legends to semi-finals
MVP Jordan Hawthorne put in 13 points to help Leo's Legends to a 47-28 win over Hot Rim Action.
With the teams knotted 4-4, Leo's Legends took control with a 5-0 run capped by an Alex Beaton triple to make it 9-4. A Hawthorne three made it 20-11. The halftime lead was 20-13.
A three-pointer from Mike Malley cut the lead to 20-16, but Leo's Legends put on the gas and led 28-16 after a three-point play from Bradley Maxfield. A putback from Matt Jakobsons sealed the game at 41-21.
Beaton led Leo's Legends with 15 points while stealing the ball three times.
The lone double-digit scorer for Hot Rim Action was Chris Gudas with 12 points and a couple steals.