Week 7 Preview with Exciting Games Ahead
Game #3: Team Simms vs. ISS JUS USS
Wednesday night’s headliner comes at a precarious time for IJU, as they are
straddling the edge of the playoff bracket. They currently sit in seventh place, and only the
top eight teams make it to postseason play. Their play over the past few weeks has been
sloppy, and they’ve repeatedly failed to beat the teams ahead of them in the standings. That
being said, they get the chance to improve their record to 6-6 with a win against Team
Simms on Wednesday, assuming they beat TF Ford this Sunday. Shannon Shorter will have
to keep up his impressive play, and John Gillon needs to get on a hot streak if they want to
safely make the field.
Game #2: Competitive Choice vs. Buff All-Stars
Within a mostly lousy group of matchups Sunday, CCI will get their chance at former
team member Kalil Potts and the Buff All-Stars. Buff is now on a three-game win streak,
jumping up to fifth place in the standings. Their best win over that span is last week against
IJU, but they also haven’t upset anyone yet this year. They are likely to be in the playoffs,
but they need to prove they can hang with the best teams.
Game #1: Competitive Choice vs. “STB” Nuff Said
After a lousy Sunday, this is the kind of Monday we deserve. Danuel House and Nuff
Said will get a rematch of the opening game of the year, where CCI and Coach Casey
outclassed the more talented team. House and crew are more acclimated to each other
now, and I’d be surprised if they don’t come out guns blazing and attempt to break CCI’s
defense early. However, Competitive Choice is fully capable of keeping up in a shootout, but
it’s a matter of whether they are comfortable with that style.
Player Matchup to Watch
Dee Harrison vs. John Gillon
Jonathon Simmons and Shannon Shorter will get theirs. We’ve seen that all season.
So, that means the deciding factor in Wednesday’s game will be their star guards. Both are
prolific scorers, capable of torching multiple defenders possession after possession. They
both enjoy jumpers off the dribble, and both get antsy when they don’t have the ball in their
hands. Neither is a plus defender, so that makes this matchup even more enticing to watch.
I’d bet whoever has the better game will propel their team to a victory.