Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Max's All Stars found a way to win last night, defeating Team #3 - Scott Green by a final score of 61-52 at the 92nd Street Y. Shorthanded for the third consecutive week, Jason Lewis and Mahamoud Jabbi made their debuts and played well along with mainstays Marvin Billups Jr, Patrick James and Ronnie Worthen Jr. Max's All Stars got off to a good start, going up 11-1, but Team #3 roared back and competed hard all night. Tied at 45 midway through the second half, Max's All Stars went on a 16-7 run to close things out. Despite only having five players and no subs available, Max's All Stars put together a solid offensive effort and a very impressive defensive performance en route to victory.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Shorthanded again, Max's All Stars lost to Team #2 - Eric Faltraco by a final score of 65-61 in overtime. A slow start hurt Max's All Stars in the first half, but the boys battled back from a 12-point deficit to force OT. Horrendous officiating definitely contributed to the loss as the referees missed a number of fouls underneath the basket while making a couple of questionable calls on the other end. They also overlooked at least two 3-pointers (counting them as twos) among other miscues. However, the refs were only part of the problem as the range and quickness of Team #2's all guard lineup caused headaches for the bigger Max's All Stars squad. Branden Gibson, Corey Orgias, Marvin Billups Jr, Noah Levine, Patrick James and Ronnie Worthen Jr fought hard in the losing effort. It was an exciting game and hopefully, it will serve as a valuable learning experience for Max's All Stars going forward.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Max's All Stars won their Fall 2012 92Y Adult Basketball League A-Division season opener last night against Team #1 - Ray Shields by a final score of 79-74. Darryl "Truck" Bryant and Greedy Peterson made guest appearances, but didn't show up until the second half. This forced head coach, Max Margulis into the lineup and he played 25 minutes, holding his own defensively and chipping in 2 points. Branden Gibson, Corey Orgias, Marvin Billups Jr and Patrick James carried the load and played extremely well. Greedy and Truck helped close things out. It was an all-around team effort and a great way to start the season.