2019-20 THE Chicago Hoops Week 16 – (Mar. 01)

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Updated: March 5, 2020

One week of regular season games remain on the 2019-20 THE CHI Hoops League regular season schedule!

Our Week 16 Game of the Week between #1 Team Wolverines and #2 Team Lakeshore show lived up to the hype as we witnessed a dramatic victory by Team Wolverines. With this crucial Week 16 victory, Team Wolverines moves back up into the #1 spot in our final set of THE CHI Hoops Weekly Power Rankings!

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Power Rankings

1. Wolverines – 14-3

What is there left to say about Bryant Orange at this point? The soon-to-be back-to-back-to-back All-Star (and maybe MVP?) erupted for 36 points (15-21 FG), 4 rebounds and 4 assists in Sunday’s 78-68 win over #2 Team Lakeshore show in our Week 16 Game of the Week! Orange has once again had a fantastic regular season as he’s currently averaging 20.6 PPG, 6 RPG and 3.9 APG. The win brings Team Wolverines overall regular season record up to 14-3 on the season and moves them up into the #1 spot in the Week 16 Power Rankings. Team Wolverines now control their own destiny as they hold the H2H tiebreaker (2-0) over Team Lakeshore show. A win on Sunday afternoon against unranked Team New Birth (3-13) will lock up the overall #1 seed for Team Wolverines for the first time in their team history and vastly improve their chances for the 3-peat. A loss on the other hand to Team New Birth could see Team Wolverines fall all the way down into the #4 spot, depending on the outcomes of other games around the league on Sunday. Huge week coming up for #1 Team Wolverines!

 

2. Lakeshore show – 14-3

Team Lakeshore show came into Sunday’s Week 16 Game of the Week against #1 Team Wolverines with an opportunity to lock up the overall #1 seed for the 2019-20 postseason but came up just shy as they dropped a tough battle by a final score of 78-68. Two of Team Lakeshore show’s three losses this year have come against #1 Team Wolverines. Team Wolverines now jumps Team Lakeshore show in the overall league standings based on their H2H record (2-0). As a result, Team Lakeshore show have also lost control of their own destiny and now must win their crucial Week 17 Game of the Week match-up against #4 Team Onions (13-4) and hope new #1 Team Wolverines slips up against unranked Team New Birth (3-13) on Sunday in order to secure the overall #1 seed heading into the postseason. Odds now are certainly against them, but we’ve seen crazier things happen before. A loss to #4 Team Onions coming up on Sunday afternoon could see Team Lakeshore show fall as low as the overall #4 seed, depending on the outcomes of other games around the league on Sunday. Another huge week coming up for #2 Team Lakeshore show!

 

3. Team Swish House – 13-4

After a gut-wrenching loss to #1 Team Wolverines in Week 15, #3 Team Swish House bounced back with a 90-78 victory over #8 The Dribbling Seamen on Sunday evening. All-Star and MVP candidate Cory Starkey led the way, as he notched his third 30+ point scoring performance of the season, finishing with 36 points (17-24 FG), 9 rebounds and an assist. The win brings Team Swish House’s overall regular season record up to 13-4 on the year and still gives them an a very slim outside chance of securing the overall #1 seed. They must win their Week 17 match-up against unranked Team New Birth (3-13) and hope that a lot of outcomes of other games around the league on Sunday go their way. Worst case scenario is that they finish with the #4 overall seed if they slip up against Team New Birth on Sunday afternoon OR if they get the W over Team New Birth and Team Onions wins their game against #2 Team Lakeshore show. #4 Team Onions currently holds the H2H tiebreaker (1-0) with #3 Team Swish House. Huge week coming up for #3 Team Swish House!

 

4. Onions – 13-4

#4 Team Onions secured their 5th straight victory on Sunday evening, squeezing past #6 Team Maione by a final score of 80-74. All-Star and MVP candidate Ryan Coyle led the way for Team Onions in this contest, finishing with a team-high 23 points (10-13 FG), 8 rebounds and a couple of assists. Coyle has been spectacular this season for Team Onions, averaging 14.9 PPG, 8.1 RPG and 2.5 APG. Coyle, along with All-Star and MVP candidates Andy Stemple, Brian N, Joel Pennington and Captain Michael Schultz have been the most consistent starting 5 of any team in the league this season. This lineup consistency is certainly helping and showing as they now have an opportunity to match their overall regular season record (14-4) from a year ago with a crucial match-up coming up on Sunday against #2 Team Lakeshore show (14-3) in our Week 17 Game of the Week! A win on Sunday afternoon against #2 Team Lakeshore show, coupled with a loss by #1 Team Wolverines, could move Team Onions all the way up and into the overall #1 seed. A loss on the other hand to Team Lakeshore show could see Team Onions fall all the way down into the #4 spot, depending on the outcomes of other games around the league on Sunday. Huge week coming up for #4 Team Onions!

 

5. Hoop Dreams – 10-7

#5 Team Hoop Dreams showed why they are still one of the top dogs in the league as they knocked off Team Schwartz on Sunday afternoon by a final score of 92-71. It was the fourth win in a row for #5 Team Hoop Dreams and as a result, they move up into the #5 spot in the Week 16 Power Rankings. This was a close game in the first half, but the leagues overall leading scorer (minimum 6 games played) and MVP candidate Max Bielfeld, proved to be too much to handle and dropped 36 massive points (16-25 FG) to go along with 12 rebounds and a couple of assists to help his squad earn their 10th victory on the season. The win locks in Team Hoop Dreams with no worse than the #6 seed for the 2019-20 Playoffs, with still the potential of finishing as high as the #5 seed if they take care of business on Sunday. Coming up in Week 17, Team Hoop Dreams gets a much-anticipated re-match with #6 Team Maione (10-7) and will look to use this game as a Playoff test before heading into the tournament in less than 10 days. Back in their Week 6 match-up, Team Hoop Dreams dropped a tough high scoring affair to Team Maione by a final score of 95-84. They’ll look to get some payback from that cold November evening loss and lock up the overall #5 seed heading into the 2019-20 Playoff tournament. Huge week coming up for #5 Team Hoop Dreams!

 

6. Team Maione – 10-7

#6 Team Maione suffered a slight setback to their title hopes on Sunday night as they took a disappointing 80-74 defeat to #4 Team Onions. All-Star and MVP candidate Matthew Vogrich returned to the court for the first time since Week 11 and tallied a game-high 28 points (10-17 FG), 4 rebounds and 5 assists during Sunday night’s six-point defeat to Team Onions. Vogrich put on a show Sunday evening, leading the way for his team in what could be a preview of their first or second round match-up. All-Star candidates Andy Timson and Nicholas Livas each pitched in with 13 points apiece on a combined 11-22 shooting from the field, unfortunately it just was not enough to get past a determined #4 Team Onions crew. The supporting numbers were certainly fewer than what we are used to from these guys, but there is no doubt they’ll get back on track here quickly. Captain Brad Deutsch also had a very strong game on Sunday evening, finishing with 6 points (3-6 FG), 8 rebounds and 10 assists. Deutsch’s stat line on Sunday night is on par with his season averages in points (9.3), rebounds (5.3) and assists (7.7). A win in Week 17 versus Team Hoop Dreams (10-7) will see Team Maione head into the 2019-20 postseason with the overall #5 seed. Back in their previous match-up back in Week 6, Team Maione cruised past Team Hoop Dreams by the final score of 95-84. They’ll look for the season sweep against Team Hoop Dreams on Sunday evening and build some momentum heading into the 2019-20 postseason. Huge week coming up for #6 Team Maione!

 

7. Team Reisner – 6-12

Moving up into the #7 spot in the Week 16 Power Rankings without even stepping foot on the court on Sunday evening is Team Reisner. They received a forfeit W as their opponents Team Bucket SZN were unable to gather enough starters to field a team on Sunday. The win makes it a season-high three in-a-row for #7 Team Reisner. Team Reisner will have to hope that the extra week of rest will prove to be beneficial as they have a crucial match-up coming up in Week 17 against #8 The Dribbling Seamen (5-12). This will be the last and final regular season meeting between these two squads with The Team Reisner suffering a tough 75-64 defeat back in Week 6. A win for Team Reisner on Sunday would lock them into the #7 seed heading into the 2019-20 postseason. A loss on the other hand on Sunday to The Dribbling Seamen will see Team Reisner start the 2019-20 postseason as the overall #8 seed. Huge week coming up for #7 Team Reisner!

 

8. The Dribbling Seamen – 5-12

Team Dribbling Seamen dropped their second consecutive game on Sunday evening, losing to #3 Team Swish House by the final score of 90-78. The loss drops The Dribbling Seamen’s overall regular season record to 5-12 and sees them move down into the #8 spot in the Week 16 Power Rankings. The Dribbling Seamen were led by all-around play-maker and potential All-Star Matt Clark. Clark poured in a team-high 32 points (13-26 FG), 1 rebound and 2 assists in Sunday’s 12-point loss to #3 Team Swish House. Clark was able to keep his guys in this game, but Team Swish House proved to be too big and too strong. Team Captain and potential All-Star/MVP candidate Robert Mischler also had a nice night on the court, finishing with 14 points (5-18 FG), 6 rebounds and 3 assists. The loss drops The Dribbling Seamen into the #8 overall seed but a victory on Sunday evening against #7 Team Reisner (6-12) would see them start the 2019-20 postseason as the #7 overall seed. A loss on the other hand coming up on Sunday would potentially see them enter the postseason as low as the #9 seed (depending on other results around the league on Sunday), not to mention on a three-game losing streak and reeling. Huge week coming up for #8 The Dribbling Seamen!

 

Rest of the Pack (Alphabetical Order)
 
Bucket SZN – 4-13

Team Bucket SZN did not have enough available bodies to field a legal team in Week 16 and had to take a forfeit loss to #7 Team Reisner. The loss makes it nine in a row for Team Bucket SZN and sees their record fall to 4-13 on the year. Team Bucket SZN will look to snap their nine-game losing streak when they take the court in Week 17 against Team Schwartz (2-16). These two squads paired up back in Week 6 when Team Bucket SZN suffered a disappointing 82-77 defeat.

 

New Birth – 3-13

Team New Birth battled and gave it everything they had for the first 30+ minutes in this contest but just couldn’t get over the hump late against a determined Team Schwartz crew. They had a very nice overall game but just missed some big shots down the stretch. Team Captain and All-Star candidate Cannan Blair once again led the charge for Team New Birth in this contest. Blair finished with a team-high 14 points (7-13 FG), 7 rebounds and an assist in his squads disappointing 73-48 defeat on Sunday afternoon. Newcomer Bryce also had a nice afternoon for Team New Birth as he finished with 10 points (4-7 FG), 6 rebounds and an assist. The loss makes it four defeats in a row for Team New Birth, but they will look to get back on track in Week 17 with an extremely tough double-header on their slate to close out the 2019-20 regular season. They’ll first take the court against #3 Team Swish House (13-4) before running it right back against #1 Team Wolverines (14-3). In their previous match-up with #3 Team Swish House back in Week 6, Team New Birth suffered a lopsided 91-63 defeat. They’ll be meeting #1 Team Wolverines for the first time this season on Sunday. Two upset victories on Sunday could see Team New Birth jump all the way up and into the #8 seed for the 2019-20 postseason. Huge week coming up for Team New Birth!

 

Team Schwartz – 2-16

Team Schwartz came into Week 16 with two games on their slate and left the DePaul Ray Meyer Center with a solid split. They recorded their first victory (2nd overall) since Week 6, taking down Team New Birth by the final score of 73-48. Kyle Clark and All-Star/MVP candidate Jermaine Johnson led the way in this contest for Team Schwartz, finishing with a combined 43 points (20-39 FG) to help their squad record their second victory of the 2019-20 campaign. Team Schwartz would then look to build on this huge victory as they needed to step right back onto the court and tip-off against #5 Team Hoop Dreams. Unfortunately for Team Schwartz, they were unable to carry over the winning momentum from their previous game as they dropped a tough one, losing by the final score of 92-71. Kyle Clark once again led the way for Team Schwartz in this contest, finishing with a team-high 28 points (13-17 FG) to go along with 4 rebounds and an assist. The loss drops Team Schwartz’s overall regular season record to 2-16 on the year with one game remaining on their regular season schedule coming up on Sunday evening. They’ll close out their regular season campaign on Sunday evening against Team Bucket SZN (4-13). These two squads previously paired up back in Week 6 with Team Schwartz walking away with a solid 82-77 victory. Another win against Team Bucket SZN on Sunday evening could see Team Schwartz move up and out of the cellar (depending on other results around the league on Sunday) prior to the postseason beginning. A loss on the other hand will see Team Schwartz start the 2019-20 postseason as the lowest seeded team. Huge week coming up for Team Schwartz!

 

That’s it for Week 16. Good Luck to everyone in the Regular Season Finale! Please don’t forget to get in your All-Star VOTES!

-Marko