Week 3 AABL action consisted of quite a few blowouts as the more prepared teams are looking better each week while the teams that are attempting to stay out of the Playoff cellar need to start getting their stuff together.

With 3 weeks of games now in the books, the AABL will be taking another break for the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.  We will be returning to action on December 8th and 15th then we will be taking an extended Christmas/New Years Break before we close out the Season with 6 straight weeks of basketball which will include the Playoff Race and the AABL Cup Playoffs and Championship.  So please bear with us as we deal with the schedule that was given to us by Blair Middle School.  Hopefully teams use the off-time to get their team more organized and ready for the AABL stretch run.

Please stay tuned as we update all the information as of Week 3 play.  FD

Game 1
Soldiers 60 (2-1) W1
Monlu Forwarders 44 (1-2) L1

Soldiers have won two of their last three – the second one at the expense of Monlu. Soldiers used a 56-30 rebound advantage to pick up the big win. James Frazier led all scorers with a nice double-double (24 pts, 13 reb, 4 ast, 5 stl, 1 blk), and Matt McDonald produced a double-double of his own (10 pts, 14 reb, 4 stl, 1 blk). For Monlu, Kevin Alig continues to lead the way, finishing with 11 pts, 6 reb, 1 ast, 2 stl, 2 blk, while Dave Matro added 10 pts, 4 reb. JV

Game 2
Rebels 51 (0-3) L3
Quiet Storm 77 (3-0) W3

Quiet Storm continues to win in workman-like fashion, dispatching of the winless Rebels en route to their third consecutive victory. A 23-7 run to start the second half was all Quiet needed to pull away. Steve Bollman led Quiet with a game-high 20 pts, 9 reb, and Mikey Sinchongco paced the squad with 12 pts, 5 reb, 4 ast. Rebels saw strong efforts from Earle Smaltz (game-high 20 pts, 8 reb) and Tonee Leary (13 pts, 6 reb, 3 ast, 2 blk), but as a team they have struggled to produce offensively for an entire 40 minutes. JV

Game 3
Spartans 71 (2-1) L1
Havoc 78 (3-0) W3

Roland Tilar came up big, scoring 17 of his game-high 28 points in the second half to lift Havoc to their third straight win. Tilar drained 5 threes while Chris Wooldridge worked the paint with 13 pts, 8 reb, 2 blk, and they handed Spartans their first loss of the season. Jason Clark continues to dominate, contributing 19 pts, 16 reb, as he terrorized the interior along with AABL veteran, Tony Miller (17 pts). Spartans got a hot shooting performance from Andy Sanderson, who hit 6 threes en route to a team-high 20 points. But a couple of late turnovers cost them, and Havoc was able to triumph. JV

Game 4
TBA 41 (1-2) L2
Hoop Dreams 66 (1-2) W1

Hoop Dreams have played some good basketball but haven’t been able to pick up a win… until today. Their first AABL victory came at the expense of fellow newcomers, TBA, who have slumped a bit since their strong Week 1 debut. Hoop Dreams, led by Travis Wilson’s 18 point, 9 rebound effort, capitalized on a 22-3 run early in the second half. Jojo Arca had a strong game, finishing with a team-high 20 points, and Patrik Mejia chipped in 15. TBA’s Tyrone Tucker had a 24 point, 10 rebound double-double effort, but none of his teammates were able to score in double-digits. JV

Game 5
Pinoy Thunder 56 (1-2) W1
Wildcats 38 (1-2) L1

Pinoy Thunder bounced back from last week’s “Tardy-gate” scandal to pick up their first AABL win. Thanks to Chris Northfleet’s near triple-double, Thunder held Wildcats to just 15 second half points en route to victory. Norfleet led all scorers with 17 pts, 18 reb, 9 blk, while Emory Wheeler chipped in 10 pts, 9 reb, 2 stl, 2 blk. Wildcats, who led by 3 at the half, were the recipients of a huge block party (Thunder had 12 blocks as a team), but saw production from DJ Hinson (11 pts, 7 reb, 2 ast, 3 stl, 2 blk) and Antwann Dickerson (8 pts, 15 reb, 2 stl). JV