2017 Chicago Summer THURSDAY Hoops – Week 5 (July 13)

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Updated: July 21, 2017

And we are back with Week 5 of the Thursday Hoops league. There is some incredible talent in this league and I predict a very close playoff race in a few weeks. Team Lerman has won 3 games in a row after an 0-2 start, and probably deserve to be higher than the #6 rank, but that’s just the kind of talent that we have in this league. Keep reading to see who rounded out the top 5 spots…

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Power Rankings

1. Team McNichols (The Bucket List) – 4-1

Team McNichols came ready to play in Week 5, defeating Team Schwartz by the score of 84-59. Romeo Magloire looked unstoppable once again as he scored 30 of the team’s points while Chris McNichols added 17. Up next for them is the winless Team Zhang.

 

2. Team Berkson (StudentCity) – 4-1

Team Berkson dethroned the previously ranked #1 Team Rhum this week in impressive fashion. Andy Stempel had 24 points en route to a 67-63 victory. This game proved that Team Berkson is no joke and will be heavy competitors down the stretch. Next up is the highly anticipated game against the powerful Team Neuhausen.

 

3. Team Neuhausen (Live Clean CHI) – 4-1

Team Neuhausen brought their winning streak to 3 games after this week, beating Team Mones 86-66. They have yet to have a game where they scored lower than 70 points, and Calvin Kang is a huge reason for this. He is averaging 28.2 PPG and scored 34 in this one. They look to jump Team Berkson in the standings and can do so next week.

 

4. Team Dean (Sunset Foods) 3-2

Team Dean finally ended their losing streak of 2 games by beating Team Kaplan by 25 points. The Dan Monckton-less Team Dean still looked quite good, even without one of their best players. Courtney Griffin, Michael Mulroe, and Tredrick Dean are a sick trio. Courtney is unstoppable in the paint, scoring 30 points on 15 2-point baskets. Up next for them is Team Rhum in what should be a close game.

 

5. Team Rhum (Rockin’ Refuel) – 3-2

Team Rhum dropped their 2nd game out of the past 3, losing this one to Team Berkson by only 4 points. Marin Kukoc has been consistent all year, and he scored 16 points in this one but it was unfortunately not enough. They look to turn the tables against Team Dean next week in what I anticipate will be a game that comes down to the wire, potentially on a buzzer beater.

 

6. Team Lerman (SLA Insurance Blue) – 3-2

As I said in the opener, Team Lerman deserves to be a way higher seed than #6. They have won 3 games in a row, their most recent being a blowout of Team Zhang. This team will beat you up the court with quick paced offense and will play stifling defense. Luke Jacobson had 20, Cory Dolins had 18, and Ethan Schmidt proved that he knows how to put the biscuit in the basket. WATCH OUT for this team going forward. Up next for them is Team Kaplan.

 

7. Team Schwartz (Schweitzer Title) – 2-3

Team Schwartz lost a tough game this week against a tough opponent, losing by 25 to Team McNichols. Sam Gage continues to be a bright spot in their offense, scoring 20 this week, which is right around his average of 21.67 PPG. They look to get back into the W column next week against Team Mones.

 

Rest of the Pack (Alphabetical Order)

Team Kaplan (Karyn Collection) – 1-4

Team Kaplan has now lost 3 games in a row, the most recent being a 62-83 defeat against Team Dean. Daniel Turner was their leading scorer with 12 points. Team Kaplan looks to end this losing skid next week against the underrated Team Lerman.

Team Mones (Schweitzer Title) – 1-4

Team Mones’s losing streak has reached 4 games now after not being able to pull out a victory against Team Neuhausen this past week. Michael Hirsch scored 24 points for Team Mones, and Brian Siegel scored 15. They look to break their losing streak next week against Team Schwartz.

Team Zhang (SLA Insurance White) – 0-5

Team Zhang has dropped all 5 games this season, losing their most recent game to Team Lerman by 25. However, George Santizo and DaRon Greason are offensive weapons and can get hot at any point in any game. They combined for 40 in this one. They go for win #1 of the year against Team McNichols next week.

 

That’s all for Week 5. Looking forward to the action that Week 6 brings.

-Holden and Jonah