Gamers Come Close to Crawling Out of the Bottom Spot

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WEST BLOOMFIELD OPEN: Week 5 Power Rankings

By Joe Kassis | West Bloomfield League Coordinator

1. C4 (4-0)

C4 won by 60 points, yes 60 points, 107-47 over FireStorm. Roger Hood (39 points, 6 rebounds) and TJ Warren (39 points, 4 assists) combined for 78 in the glorified scrimmage victory for C4 as they tuned up with their big matchup against undefeated Hit Squad in Week 5. This will be a rematch of last session's championship game where C4 rolled by 20.

2. Hit Squad (4-0)

Hit Squad got a good challenge from 808's and Fastbreaks this past week, grinding out a 84-74 victory against feisty squad. Temofe Anyameluna (20 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists) did a little bit of everything in the win for Hit Squad while Anthony Douglas (18 points, 10 rebounds) and Devon Keating (12 points, 6 rebounds) also had solid games. A chance to take over the No. 1 spot in the power rankings lies ahead for Hit Squad as they take on No. 1 C4 this week.

3. Monstars (2-2)

Monstars grinded out a 71-70 victory over the revamped squad "Gamers." Corey Griffin was huge, scoring 25 points on 71 percent shooting from the field while Justin McKinney (16 points, 7 rebounds), Lorenzo Taylor (14 points), and Shawn Griffin (13 points) all chipped in on the hard fought victory. Monstars have shown to be the "best of the rest" at this point outside of the obvious No. 1 and No. 2 teams in C4 and Hit Squad.

4. 808's and Fastbreaks (1-3)

808's and Fastbreaks was tied at the half with Hit Squad last week 47-47 before tiring out in the second half and ultimately losing by 10. As a team, they went a ridiculous 15-22 from distance (68 percent) yet still could not pull off the victory. 808's is trying to hold onto the fourth and final playoff spot in the second half of the season. They hold a big tiebreaker over FireStorm, yet the two teams will meet again in the regular season.

5. FireStorm (1-3)

FireStorm got their welcome to the league moment last week as C4 blasted them by 60 points, 107-47. They were competitive for much of the first half before crumbling in the second half 71-26. Kevin Bryant was a lone bright spot, going for 20 points and 6 rebounds in the loss.

6. Gamers (0-4)

A 71-70 loss last week to Monstars was the closest Gamers have come to a victory this session. They simply couldn't get enough stops, allowing Monstars to shoot at a 62 percent clip as a team. They also struggled behind the arc as a squad, making only 32 percent of their 25 attempts. If just one more of those had gone in...