Ironman Wins Clutch Game In OT
GREEN VALLEY DRAFT: Week 5 Power Rankings
By Michael Palmer | Green Valley Media Associate
1. Ironman (4-0)
I'm sure a lot of people knew that Ironman and Spiderman, the battle of undefeated teams, would make it a close game and that's what we saw. Ironman was fortunate to pull this one off as they won by two points in overtime, as point guard Bernard Preston scored a team-high 20 points on 14 rebounds and man did he have a great game.
Sean Watkins and Angel Castro scored 14 points apiece as the duo made a combined seven treys. Roberto West came back after a week off last time around and scored 11 points, shooting 71 percent from the field. The key for Ironman was getting to the charity stripe and drawing fouls. Let's see how they fare against Thor.
2. Spiderman (3-1)
Spiderman made a second-half comeback against Ironman and forced overtime, but it was too little too late as they couldn't hold on to the lead and lost by two points. Charlie Farber had a great game scoring a game-high 28 points, while Josh Rollans (11 points) and Rj Wojtowicz (10 points) were the other two guys to score in double figures.
They out-rebounded Ironman 54-41, but only shot 32 percent from the field. Vance Randall, who's normally a clutch three-point shooter, only scored two points and missed all six of his threes. They'll have another tough game against Hulk and how will their sharp shooters respond after this recent loss?
3. Hulk (2-1)
Hulk received a bye week and will face Spiderman.
4. Captain America (1-3)
I had a feeling going into this week that Captain America would win their first game against Thor. They were due for a win and man did they have a great game. They were without big-man Mike Smiljanic, but that was alright as plenty of other guys stepped up and delivered in the clutch. Kerry Knoll was feeling it from downtown as he went 10-18, good enough for a triple-double of 36 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Where did this come from as you don't normally see a triple-double out of the veteran.
Anthony Khotsikian filled in for Smiljanic and had quite the performance as he earned his first double-double of the season with 22 points and 12 boards. Kenny McNeil earned his 20 points as he made six treys and sparked Captain America. Brian Stanton also had a fine game scoring 11 points on 14 rebounds, while Michael Tyler scored in double figures for the first time in a while getting himself 10 points. Let's see if they can make it two straight wins as they'll face Black Panther next.
5. Thor (1-3)
Tough one for Thor as they fell by 31 points to a winless Captain America. They were without Kodiak Yazzie and and struggled from the get-go. They shot 35 percent from the field and 22 percent from downtown. Dominic Pedotto scored a team-high 19 points on 10 rebounds, while Juan Carter got himself 18 points on six made 3s.
Evan Hunt earned a double-double of 16 points on 12 rebounds while Dan Orozco secured 13 rebounds on six points. Let's see if Thor bounces back against a strong Ironman team.
6. Black Panther (0-3)
Black Panther received a bye week and will face Captain America.