Upper Darby, PA – That’s two in a row for the Empire, who beat the Rockets last night in week five of the PGBL. Last year’s runner-ups looked a lot more in control yesterday, especially on offense where they spread their attack out across the floor and made the fast break work.
Athan Tsingiropoulos of the Boardwalk Empire made sure they got the win with the help of Nick Kafkalas. They scored 35 of their team’s total points. Tsingiropoulos had eighteen points and was perfect from the foul line (4-4), while Kafkalas dropped a series of three-pointers to boost their effort. They showed a lot of promise after struggling early in the season. The Rockets, on the other hand, are a team who needs to find ways to score. They dropped to 0-5 with this loss. They got off to a slow start and only mustered up fourteen points by halftime. Their man to man press to start the second half didn’t slow down the Empire either. Although they played a solid game, they just couldn’t get the rock to drop. And at the foul line, they were 1 of 8. This team needs to regroup. Maybe the holiday break will give them some time.
Final Score: Boardwalk Empire 52, Rockets 39.
In the evening’s opener, the Outlaws continued on their undefeated path as they dismantled The Process. It was a total team effort for these men in black that look like early contenders. They have a total team package and look unstoppable. The trounced The Process early in the first half with a twenty-two point lead. George Vlahos went on a tear scoring 26 points while three other players went into double digits as well. Talk about a powerhouse offense; these guys will be tough to stop. Their 22 point lead only grew, as The Process had no answers to stop the Outlaws who cruised to an easy victory.
Final Score: Outlaws 83, The Process 56
Bill Zonios of the Kings was on fire early on as he dropped 12 of his teams first 16 points against the Revolution. But the Rev’s had their own hot hand, Vasili Nasis. Nasis worked the boards and baseline exhausting the Kings who had no answer for the big man who led all scores with 27 points. The Rev’s fell behind at halftime 25-19 but managed to put on a run in the second half. They also managed to shut down Zonios, and tightened up on the boards. The win keeps the Kings in the last place in their division, while the Rev’s survive to fight another day.
Final Score: Revolution 59, Kings 58.