Monday, July 30, 2012
Max's All Stars dropped to 5-2 in the Gun Hill Classic Open Division with a loss to Tilden by a final score of 101-74. Missing a number of key players, the team struggled in all phases of the game from start to finish. Branden Gibson, Carlos Valdez, Corey Orgias, Kevin Major, Kevin Young, Patrick James & Tim Morris all worked hard, but it wasn't enough. Despite the loss, Max's All Stars will have a first round bye in the playoffs next week.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Max's All Stars avenged their loss to Team #3 Jesse Shapiro in the 92Y Adult Basketball League A-Division, beating them by a final score of 77-61. After spotting Team #3 a 10-0 advantage to open the game, Max's All Stars did not panic and went to work - moving the ball well, attacking the basket, hitting timely shots from beyond the arc and playing shutdown defense. Angel Gonzalez, Corey Orgias (22 points), Darryl Crawford, Marvin Billups Jr, Patrick James and Ronnie Worthen Jr all made valuable contributions to help Max's All Stars improve to 4-1 at the 92nd Street Y.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Max's All Stars came from behind for the third straight week in the Gun Hill Classic Open Division, stealing a victory against UNLV by a final score of 84-77. Down 13 in the second half, Max's All Stars chipped away and got back in the game led by Stefan Bonneau, who overcame a slow start and a shoulder injury to drop 36 points. Branden Gibson, Corey Orgias, Derrick Stanton, Marvin Billups Jr, Patrick James and Tim Morris also made major contributions to the win - attacking the basket, moving the ball and playing tough defense down the stretch after struggling through the first three quarters. Tony Surin made a guest appearance and played well in limited minutes. It was a total team effort that allowed Max's All Stars to improve to 5-1 at Gun Hill.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Max's All Stars improved to 3-1 in the 92Y Adult Basketball League A-Division with a 89-66 win over Team #4 Scott Green. Corey Orgias went OFF, putting in a monster effort (24 points) and saying afterwards "I just felt like playing basketball today." Ronnie Worthen Jr (15 points) made his season debut and played well also. Everyone did - Darryl Crawford (19 points), David Seagers, Marvin Billups Jr and Patrick James all contributed to the victory. Max's All Stars dominated all facets of the game, playing unselfish offensively and relentless defensively. It was a total team effort.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Max's All Stars overcame another second half deficit to win against Minus All Stars and improved to 4-1 in the Gun Hill Classic Open Division. Down seven to start the 4th quarter, Max's All Stars roared back and won by a final score of 70-56. Kirk Williams made his debut and had a solid performance. Starting the fourth quarter Williams, Corey Orgias, Marvin Billups Jr, Patrick James and Derrick Stanton did a lot of the legwork on the comeback trail, chipping away at Minus All Stars lead to go up by one and eventually, a lot more. Midway through the 4th quarter, Branden Gibson and David Seagers were reinserted into the game to finish things off and put the game away. Despite a sloppy first half performance, Max's All Stars won the game with a total team effort.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Max's All Stars won a seesaw battle against Team #2 - Eric Faltraco by a final score of 78-71, improving their record to 2-1 in the 92Y Adult Basketball League A-Division. Both teams only had five players until David Seagers (12 points) came through for Max's All Stars in the second half and provided just enough to secure the win. Patrick James played outstanding defense all night. His high level of energy spread amongst the whole team as BJ Warrington, Corey Orgias, Darryl Crawford (18 points), John Simmons (serving as an assistant coach) and Marvin Billups Jr (19 points) also made important contributions to the victory.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Max's All Stars improve to 3-1 in the Gun Hill Classic Open Division with a sloppy hard fought win against Moc 1 by a final score of 70-64. The team battled back from a 9-point fourth quarter deficit with a huge effort from Derrick Stanton who hit a number of clutch three pointers and free throws down the stretch. He helped Max's All Stars climb back into the game, take the lead and hold on for the win. David Seagers also played an important role, pulling down nearly every rebound in the fourth quarter. Branden Gibson, Brandon Walters, Carlos Valdez, Corey Orgias, Marvin Billups Jr, Patrick James and Tim Morris also contributed to the win.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Max's All Stars improve to 2-1 in the Gun Hill Classic Open Division with an 88-70 win versus Willie Howie Surrob All Stars. Darryl "Truck" Bryant made a memorable season debut, scoring 37 points, and Stefan Bonneau dropped 30 of his own, including two very impressive alley-oop dunks. Branden Gibson and Corey Orgias chipped in 12 and 8 points respectively. Patrick James played terrific defense and rebounded the ball very well while Derrick Stanton protected and distributed the ball. It was an all around team effort that led to a big victory.