February 2 2018,  Malden,  Malden Sports,  Sports

Malden Neighborhood Basketball League:  Results for week 4

Malden Neighborhood Basketball League:  Results for week 4

 

Saturday, Jan. 27

Game 1 – Celtics 57, Pistons 47

  1. Volmar (14), J. Pomare (13) and N. Daniel (18) were the key factors in this opening contest victory for the Green: They jumped up early and maintained a 10-point-plus lead throughout. The Pistons plugged along but just couldn’t find a way to stop their opponent’s offense. Leading the way for them was M. Tafese (19) and M. Niboh (11)

Game 2 – Hawks 52, Sixers 48

The Hawks squeezed out a close game with only six players for the day. Powering the win were W. Richard, who had a big game with (19); L. Walker with a solid (15) and R. Cole with (14). Despite a game-high (27) from J. Regis, the Sixers struggled at the end for answers on offense.

Game 3 – Sonics 51, Kings 41

A battle of the cousins, or you could even say the battle of the past two champs goes once again to the elder, as the Sonics keep the Kings from that sweet taste of victory. M. Cherif stepped up with (15); T. Germaine added (12) and even big Walter had a nice game with (9), but that was it for the Kings’ offense. It was a game-high 18 from J. Montiero that fueled the Sonics, followed by J. Serrano (13) and J. Costa (10) giving them their 2nd win on the year.

 

Sunday, Jan. 28

Game 1 – Pistons 61, Sixers 58 (OT)

Back on their winning way and into third after a well fought win in overtime. Nearing the midpoint of the season, N. Cornay had a big day behind the three-point line, ending with a team high (19) as M. Tafese went 5-5 from the line in OT and had 18 and M. Niboh, 17. On the other side, Sixers point guard J. Regis had a game high 25, and U. Lebron added 18 as they fought gallantly but, sadly, got swept over the weekend.

Game 2 – Bullets 50, Lakers 49

Day 1 vs Day 2 started out well for the boys in blue as they outscored the Lakers in each of the first three quarters by a small margin (7-7 in the 4th). Keeping it close was the plan for a full Lakers squad as most of the team scored. But it was what the Bullets scored in this one that probably made up the one-point difference. The Lakers’ R. Moore led all scoring with a game high 20 as Bullets frontman A. Mutebi had a very respectable 17 in this friendly rivalry victory!

Game 3 – Hawks 51, Celtics 46

Back into first place go the birds of the MNBL behind W. Richard (20) and L. Walker (13), thanks to a nice strong comeback in the fourth quarter. Outscoring the green, 17-5, in the final frame, the Celtics struggled with offensive help in the second half but were led by N. Daniel with 18 and S. Cherefant with 15 in this tough loss, giving them their first blemish on the season.

 

2018
Malden Neighborhood Basketball League

 

TEAM W L  Games behind Streak
Hawks 5 1 0 W-2
Celtics 4 1 0.5 L-1
Pistons 4 2 1 W-1
Bullets 3 2 1.5 W-1
Sixers 2 3 2.5 L-2
Sonics 2 3 2.5 W-2
Lakers 1 4 3.5 L-4
Kings 0 5 4.5 L-5

 

This weekend’s Games
Sat., 2-3   *Sun. 2-4
Celtics Hawks   Sonics Sixers
Kings Bullets   Hawks Lakers
Sixers Lakers   Kings Pistons

 

*Sunday begins one hour earlier at 12:15, due to Super Bowl.

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