Men's basketball: Four teams remain unbeaten

The 2015-2016 Men’s Competitive League is underway and each and every team is vying to get their team name on the banner. Week No. 2 was full of excitement with a handful of players finishing above the rim and four teams staying undefeated.

Kings Court (1-1) vs. Lynch Law Firm (2-0)

The week opened with the high-flying Lynch Law Firm battling the revamped King’s Court squad. Lynch jumped out to a commanding 44-24 halftime lead behind 10 three-pointers and never looked back. The winners had four players finish with double digits in scoring. Andre Bagot had a team-high 18, Gene Pettway (16), Jamie Anderson (15) and Oliver Macklin (14). Kings Court made a push in the second half behind 21 points from Taurean McCord, who finished with a game-high 27. Matt Salvato also found his comfort zone behind the arch with six 3-pointers in the game for 18 points. Final score: Lynch Law Firm 82, Kings Court 61

Carp Energy (0-2) vs. Eli’s Tavern (2-0)

The next game featured Carp Energy and Eli’s Tavern and the teams played a solid first half with Eli’s earning a 32-20 lead. Things seemed to unravel in the second for Carp, as they ran into an Eli’s team that could not miss. Behind 13 second half three-pointers, Eli’s scored 57 points en route to victory. Tim Macinanti led all players in scoring with 22 points, followed by Kumail Zar, who had 19 points. and Matt Mezick with 17. Matt Woods was the fourth player on Eli’s with double digits, as he finished with 15 points. Carp Energy was led by Mike Sweeney with 14 points and Dave Burrows, who chipped in 11. Final score: Eli’s Tavern 89, Carp Energy 36

Team ROC (1-1) vs. Frito Lay/Morton’s (1-1)

The third game of the week was the Game of the Night as both teams laid it out for 40 minutes. Frito Lay built an impressive 33-18 lead in the first half behind the stellar play of Eric Montgomery, who had 14 points, and solid team free throw shooting (9 for 12). In the second half, ROC mounted a few comeback attempts as Adolphus Berry and Adolphus Ellis, Jr. sparked their team with strong individual play. Frito held on for the victory, as each ROC attempt was thwarted by key baskets from Romello Valentine and Donte Jones. For the game, Montgomery finished with 22 points and Jones had 14. Ryan Butler — who we wish well as he has to leave the league due to a work commitment — had 14 for ROC. Final score: Frito Lay/Morton’s 58, Team ROC 40

Subway (1-1) vs. The Law Men (0-2)

The last game of the night featured Subway and The Law Men. Subway used its experience to mount a solid lead early in the game and never looked back as they cruised to a 61-37 victory. All nine Subway players recorded points in the game, with head coach John Sinnott, looking on. The Law Men had a hard time finding the basket, but did spread out its offense as seven players collected points. The winners had three players in double digits. Dashawn Hall led the way with 11 while Marc DeMattie and Keon Dangerfield each had 10. The Law Men were led by David Bodnar, who had nine points, and Colin Lacey with seven. Final score: Subway 61, The Law Men 37

Ricoh Red Devils (0-2) vs. Parklane Deli (2-0)

The Red Devils hosted Parklane Deli in the first game of the night. Parklane was right back where they left off in the first week, scoring early and often. The head chef, Ron Christy, served a three-course meal in the manor of a triple-double with 34 points and double digit assists and rebounds. Christy’s wingman Rob Bier finished with 25 points in the winning effort. Ricoh’s Matt Hibert and Christian Keator scored 16 points apiece, but it just wasn’t enough to help push Ricoh over the top. Final score: Parklane Deli 89, Ricoh Red Devis 68

Rap’s Plumbing (1-1) vs. Phillips Insurance (1-1)

In the second game, Rap’s was looking to start the season 2-0 and on the other side, Phillips was looking to get its first win of the season. Raps played the game short staffed with only five players. Phillips jumped out to a big double-digit lead, but Rap’s battled back and cut the lead to one point at the end of the first half. The second stanza began and Phillips’ top free agent signing, Joe Bacciello’s 36 points helped his squad pull away for their first victory of the season. Pat Stirk chipped in 17 points and eight blocks while Kevin Phillips had 16 points. Rap’s Plumbing was paced by Brian Jackson’s 21 points and Nick Toto, who finished with 20. Final score: Phillips Insurance 92, Rap’s Plumbing 75

Total Mortgage (0-2) vs. Crush Sports Café  (2-0)

In the last games of the week, Total Mortgage hosted Crush Sports Café, a team that is looking to make a Golden State-type run at consecutive wins coming off a championship. Crush Sports Café played an up-tempo style that seemed to be too much for Total Mortgage. On the winning side Crush had nine players dressed and all nine players scored. Zach Davidson led the charge with 18 points and Mike Bindner chipped in 12 points. Total Mortgage was led by Andy Burke, who netted 15 points. Final score: Crush Sports Café 72, Total Mortgage 30

Week No. 2 scoring leaders

Player Team Points

Joe Bacciello Phillips Insurance 36 points

Ron Christy Parklane Deli 34 points

Taurean McCord Kings Court 27 points

Tim Macinanti Eli’s Tavern 22 points

Eric Montgomery Frito Lay 22 points

Brian Jackson Rap’s Plumbing 21 points

Andre Bagot Lynch Law Firm 18 points

Zach Davidson Crush Sports Café 18 points

Christian Keator Ricoh Red Devils 16 points

Matt Hibert Richoh Red Devils 16 points

Andy Burke Total Mortgage 15 points

Mike Sweeney Carp Energy 14 points

Ryan Butler Team ROC 14 points

Dashawn Hall Subway 11 points

David Bodnar The Law Men 9 points