The Big 3’s season has reached it’s midway point this week and the teams are scrambling for playoff positioning. So with this week in Kansas City, the three match-ups included:
- The league’s only undefeated team taking on the defending champions.
- Two teams trying to get back closer to .500
- Two teams trying to get closer to the top of the standings
3’s Company 50 (2-3) Bivouac 34 (2-3)
Andre Emmitt’s biggest scoring game of the season couldn’t have come at a better time for his team on Saturday. His 23 points and 9 rebounds led his 3’s Company team to a 16 point victory over Bivouac. He hit three shots from downtown after only hitting three of them in the previous 3 games this season.
Even though Anthony Morrow had 15 points, Bivouac couldn’t get enough offense together to pull out the victory.
Power 50 (4-1) Triplets (4-1) 47
In a match-up of the two best teams in the entire league, the reining MVP showed why his team could be the favorite to repeat. Corey Maggette scored 20 points, including the key game sealing jump-shot to knock the league’s only undefeated team. He’s scored his teams opening 10 points as team took a 25-19 lead going into halftime.
Joe Johnson, the league’s leading scorer, had 19 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists in the game. He used his court vision to find Alan Anderson to cut the lead to 1 late in the game before Maggette finished off the Triplets. Power has won two games in a row to put them into a first place tie with the Triplets in the standings.
Tri State 50 (2-3) 3 Headed Monsters 47 (2-3)
In the days final game, Amare’ Stoudemire continued his outstanding play as his 19 points and 9 rebounds, allowed his team to win their second game of the season. In a matchup of the league’s best two big men, Amare’ got the better of Reggie Evans.
This game might have been the most physical game of the season, with 3-Headed Head Coach Gary Payton coaching an extra bit of passion that could have felt all throughout the game. Evans (14 points and 16 rebounds), used his size and strength to keep his team in it.
But Tri-State’s newest player Robert Hite (12 points) knocked down a huge three pointer at the end of the game to give his team the victory.