7:00: Tropics 108 (4-3), MMG 97 (3-4)
A week after their signature win (or so I thought) against Too Much Sauce, MMG came out completely flat, calling the earliest time out of the season, just 1:38 into the game. Player to watch Brandon Stephens had 25 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Player of the Game: Brett Williams/Lorenzo Prats
The Tropics received lights out shooting from Williams (15-of-25 FG, 6-of-10 from three) and Prats (11-of-15 FG, 9-of-12 from three!). Early and often came the dominant shooting from the two Tropic players.

8:00: The Soldiers 62 (6-1), Contract Killers 61 (2-5)
Last week saw The Soldiers’ bid for a perfect season come to an end and this week got off to a rocky start as well. Down 13 at the half, the Contract Killers were outscored 40-26 in the second half, surrendering the double-digit lead and fell by one. Alec Harris scored 30 for the Killers but was just 3-of-10 from downtown.
Player of the Game: Jesse Wilson
Paul Starr led the way with 19 and Wilson scored 10 points with eight rebounds. All five starters scored double figures. 

8:00: Easy Money 99 (7-0), Black Beatles 76 (1-6)
The Black Beatles looked to one-up their first victory of the season but faced quite the task in the league’s best team of Easy Money. This one was never close. The Beatles were led by Byron Weaver who scored 24 points on 12-of-19 shooting. He also had nine rebounds.
Player of the Game: B.J. Valentine/Brandon Barkley/Kevin Emasiani
A three-way tie. Valentine had 35 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds. Barkley had 36 points and 12 rebounds while Emasiani posted 20 points, 16 boards and the league’s best shot blocker swatted five.

9:00: Giv3 N’ Go 74 (5-2), Too Much Sauce 73 (4-3)
An epic finish to a game as great as advertised. Meeting for the second time this season (TMS won 102-98 in week three), this game felt a lot more like a playoff game than an early season matchup. A see-saw affair ended on a half-court game winner from Prince Benitez. Not just an improbable shot but a desperate heave taken facing the sideline. Not to mention his teammate Martin Salinas was calling for a timeout that I’m sure he’s glad the refs didn’t grant him. The Sauce were led by Matt Thompson with 20 points. Unfortunately he also had a crucial turnover in crunch time.
Player of the Game: Martin Salinas
All five starters scored 10 or more and all six players contributed in a big way. G&G are stout defensively and (11 steals, four blocks) but found key offense when they need it. Adam Bush double-doubled with 11 points and 10 rebounds with Brad McCallan chipping in 16 points.

9:00: Torch 105 (3-4), Golden Gophers 80 (0-7)
With Giv3 N’ Go looming in the final week of the regular season, this was the Gophers only chance to get a win this winter. It didn’t happen. All five Gophers had good games; Antonio Harris led the team with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Grant Goodwin put together a line of 16 points, eight rebounds and the rangy point guard blocked two shots. Deron Posey had 19 points but hasn’t been able to lead the way to any victories for the rebranded Bucket Squad roster.
Player of the Game: Kreston Martin
Martin went absolutely berserk with a ridiculous 53 points. Not to mention 18 rebounds, nine on both sides of the glass, the streaky Martin is incredibly hot when he’s on. Youngster Ofek Reef had 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting and made half of his eight three-point attempts.

Week 7 Power Rankings
1. Easy Money
2. The Soldiers
3. Giv3 N Go
4. Too much Sauce
5. Tropics
6. MMG
7. Torch
8. Contract Killers
9. Black Beatles
10. Golden Gophers

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