Sunday, July 28, 2013
Max's All Stars finally got over the hump and finished off an important win at Watson Classic today against Man Up Inc by a final score of 88-84. Playing indoors at the rain site, it seems as though the change of venue helped reinvigorate the team. It was a back and forth battle all game long, but Max's All Stars stayed the course and kept fighting. Anthony Nieves, BJ Warrington, Branden Gibson, Corey Orgias, Doug Herring, Marvin Billups Jr, Rob Thomas and Stefan Bonneau all worked hard and contributed to the important victory.
Max's All Stars suffered another heartbreaking loss at Watson Classic, this time against G.T.M. by a final score of 85-84. The team got off to a good start, but struggled in the second quarter. With about 5:00 remaining in the fourth, it looked like Max's All Stars had control of the game after taking a five-point lead, but it was not meant to be. Anthony Nieves, BJ Warrington, Branden Gibson, Corey Orgias, Dave Seagers, Patrick James, Rob Thomas, Stefan Bonneau and Winston Graham all played hard, but fell short in the end. The loss drops Max's All Stars to 1-4 with one regular season game remaining.
Max's All Stars finally played the 3-minute overtime against Sean Bell at West 4th Street almost a month after regulation ended tied 94-94. Sean Bell won the OT 10-8 with seven of their points coming on FTs. The loss drops Max's All Stars to 6-2 with one regular season game remaining.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Max's All Stars suffered a devastating overtime loss against Team Scumbag Life at Watson Classic by a final score of 72-71. Branden Gibson, Corey Orgias, Darryl "Truck" Bryant, Doug Herring, Kevin Pegram, Marvin Billups Jr and Rob Thomas all played hard throughout the game, but Team Scumbag Life outworked and outplayed Max's All Stars. Sloppy defense, turnovers and lack of rebounding killed Max's All Stars, but despite that it was still a very close game. Down 67-64, Marvin Billups hit a clutch game-tying 3-pointer with 1.0 remaining in regulation to force overtime. It seemed as though the momentum was with Max's All Stars going into overtime, but it was not meant to be. The loss drops Max's All Stars to 1-3 at Watson with only two games remaining.
Max's All Stars improved to 6-1 at West 4th Street after completing their game against Pick & Roll. Picking up where they left off last Saturday in the first quarter with 2:15 remaining and up 19-16, Max's All Stars proceeded to build a big third quarter lead of 18 points. However, Max's All Stars would not make it easy for themselves - allowing Pick & Roll to come back, tie the game and eventually take the lead late in the fourth. It wasn't pretty, but Branden Gibson, Darryl "Truck" Bryant, Dave Seagers, Kiwan Smith, Patrick James, Rob Thomas, Sebastian Pessoa and Winston Graham all kept fighting and won the game by a final score of 99-95.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Max's Lady All Stars are competing in the Summer 2013 Lightning in the Bronx Women's Basketball League. Led by captain, Shayla Diaz and head coach, Rich Fields - the team is off to a 2-1 start. After a rough first game, Max's Lady All Stars won two games last week with an average margin of victory of 25 points! Here is a team photo after one of their victories last week. Stay tuned for more updates throughout the summer!
Friday, July 19, 2013
Max's All Stars improved to 5-1 at West 4th Street with a sloppy 96-92 win over Money, Inc. It was a back and forth affair with neither team taking a lead of more than nine points. Despite struggling at times and poor officiating, Max's All Stars managed to perform well in the 3rd quarter before Money, Inc. tied it in the 4th. Up 93-92 inside the final minute, Rob Thomas put the game away with three clutch FTs. Corey Orgias, Darryl "Truck" Bryant, Dave Seagers, Doug Herring, Kiwan Smith, Patrick James, Rob Thomas, Troy Whittington and Winston Graham all played hard and contributed to the big win.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
This past Sunday, Max's All Stars lost in the Watson Classic against M.O.E. by a final score of 73-70. Corey Orgias, Darryl "Truck" Bryant, Dave Seagers, Marvin Billups Jr, Patrick James, Rob Thomas and Winston Graham all played hard, but midway through the 3rd quarter things started to fall apart. The team struggled to score and rebound late in the game as M.O.E. rallied for the win. The loss drops Max's All Stars record to 1-2.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Max's All Stars got off to a good start against Pick & Roll at West 4th Street today, going up 13-5 before the first rain delay midway through the first quarter. After a brief delay, the game started up again, but the rain started coming down and the game was called with 2:15 remaining in the first quarter and Max's All Stars leading, 19-16. Corey Orgias, Darryl "Truck" Bryant, Dave Seagers, Kiwan Smith, Rob Thomas started the game and played well. Patrick James and Winston Graham did not have an opportunity to get into the game. The remainder of the game will be rescheduled, but it is still to be determined when.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Max's All Stars dropped a tough one yesterday at Watson Classic, losing to Sean Bell All Stars by a final score of 69-62. Max's All Stars got off to a sluggish start in the oppressive heat, going down by 16 at halftime. It was a sloppy game marred by turnovers, lack of rebounding and poor defensive effort at times. However, Branden Gibson, Corey Orgias, Darryl "Truck" Bryant, Dave Seagers, Doug Herring, Patrick James, Rob Thomas and Stefan Bonneau kept fighting and battled back to narrow the deficit to just three points late in the fourth quarter - but it wasn't enough. Max's All Stars record now stands at 1-1.