Saturday, February 4
Game 1 – Bullets 2, Sixers 0
As we coasted into week five, the defending champion crimson opened the second weekend in a row with another Forfeit, as they weren’t able to get enough players at the game in time. Which in turn keeps the boys in Blue perfect for the season. Can they run the table?
Game 2 – Celtics 46, Lakers 28
The Emeralds T. Melton (15) and J. Pomare (10) powered the green squad, especially in the middle quarters with a 27-8 advantage by the time the last quarter began. And the Lakers had a great fourth quarter, but time was running out with an 18-11 difference in the fourth. They were led by R. Correale with 15, but without another offensive attacker, it was a tough hill to climb.
Sunday, February 5
Game 1 – Celtics 53, Kings 24
The Kings’ struggles continued without their top pick in the house. They did a good job with only a four-point difference in the second half totals – being led by Z. Pierre (12), who was pretty consistent each quarter in his scoring. But the Celts’ T. Melton dropped 20 for the weekend high score, followed by J. Pomare (11) & S. Antoine (10) – they did all the damage needed in the first half with a 35-10 output, & that alone carried them to the Victory, trying to keep pace with the Idle Bullets.
Game 2 – Lakers 33, Sixers 31
The Purple n Gold squeezed out a nice Win on our final game of the weekend – seven of their eight players got on the scoreboard – led by A. Mallah boasting 12, the Sixers played hard with only four players on the court from Tap with N. Melvin leading the way with 17 for his squad.
2023 Malden Neighborhood Basketball League
Team W L Behind Streak
Bullets 8 0 0 W – 8
Celtics 6 2 2 W – 3
Kings 3 5 5 L – 2
Lakers 3 5 5 W – 1
Sixers 0 8 8 L – 8
This Week’s Games
Sat., Feb. 11 *Sun., Feb.-12
Bullets vs. Celtics at 2:30 Bullets vs. Lakers at 1:15
Kings vs. Lakers at 3:45 Kings vs. Sixers at 2:30
At the Ferryway School – corner of Ferry, Cross & Walnut Streets