Starting off with an update on the 2023-24 BMBL MVP race as we near the mid point of the season.
Brian Kloosterman (16/12)
Joe Lockhart (16/6.5)
Rob Fullarton (14/8.4)
Devin Burns (15/4.9)
Joe Nichols (13/5.9)/Jacob White (16/4.8)
Weekly Power Rankings:
With the most movement all year in our power rankings things start to get interesting...
The 6:15pm game at BCI was our game of the week but with a hint of Joel Embiid
syndrome. Both teams suited up without their respective MVP candidates. We will have to wait until March 27th to see these teams at full strength.
Angelo's Restaurant secured their fifth straight win and their 2nd in a row without Brian Kloosterman in the line up. If this team wasn't tough enough they're now also building confidence and chemistry while resting their prized big man. Angelo's stays on top this week at 1 with a win over Super Simple Sheets 48-38. Without Rob Fullarton and JV in the lineup SSS had trouble sourcing offence while Angelo's continues their dominance. Super Simple Sheets sits tight at 2 in this weeks power rankings and are 3-2 in the last 5 games with losses to Angelo's and Rideau.
Game 2 at BCI saw Eldridge Electric play Rideau Realty. Rideau gets a big W behind Blain Wells 24/18 as he has absolutely stuffed the stat sheet all season. Blain Wells is currently the leagues rebounding leader as we approach the halfway mark. Rideau pulled out the 59-54 W and sit 5th place in the league standings at 4-4. Rideau gets a bump in this week power rankings going from 6th to 5th and are 2-3 in there last 5 games.
Game 1 at TISS between Ewyn Weight Loss and Mighty Valley Coffee came down to the wire and was the closest game of the evening. MVC won by 4 with a final score of 56-52 as Turner Onion was a high usage volume shooter tonight tallying a team high 14. MVC also had offensive contribution from their entire team, where Ewyn relied on Burns and Fawcett to create offence. Mighty Valley Coffee jumps from 5 to 4 in this weeks power rankings.
The final game of the evening between 4Life Fitness and Make Your Move Kingston ended in a 52-46 W for MYMK. MVP candidate Joe Lockhart again lead his team in scoring and rebounding with 18/12 as he records his first double double on the year. Huttinga chipped in 17 as MYMK keeps the 3 spot in this weeks power rankings. MYMK is 3-2 in their last 5 games with losses to Super Simple Sheets and Rideau. 4Life falls from 4 to 7 as their losing streak reaches 4.
Next weeks game of the week is 4Life Fitness vs. Rideau Realty as 4Life looks to snap their losing streak and Rideau looks to continue climbing the standings.