#5 Jackson Arms (61) v. #4 Saints (53)
Another rematch has Jackson Arms coming in to battle against the Saints! A “revenge” game sine the Saints dismantled Jackson Arms in their previous matchup! Will Jackson Arms extract their revenge or will the Saints move on to the final four?
The Saints, who are led by Michael Lim, came into this game hyped (better than they were last week 🍻). Lol! They were only able to shoot a dismal 23-60 (38%) from the field including just 3-11 (27%) from behind the arc!? Their leading scorer was Jon Gitano. He was the only Saint that put together a game!? Jon shot 11-24 (46%) from the field! Dave was a monster on the boards! He inhaled 19rebs but wasn’t able to crack into the scoring column (0-6 from the field and 0-4 at the line)! The Saints had dug themselves a huge hole at halftime to try to get out of! They were down by 15pts, 37-22!
Jackson Arms are really playing well! Since Week 5 they are undefeated and it’s all because of the pickup of Isiah Martinez! The mid season move opened up the floor for Jackson Arms. Hansen and Andy were able to move freely and set up for outside shots ala Klay Thompson w/ Isiah handling the rock! As was the case this game, Andy scored 27pts on 10-21 (48%) shooting from the field including 7-9 (78%) from beyond the arc! Isiah scored a game high 28pts to go along with 8rebs, 5asts and 4stls!
The Saints tightened up their defense in the second half. Holding Jackson Arms to 8-24 (33%) from the field! Jon (Saints) 19 of his team high 27pts in the second half! They were able to bring the deficit down to 6pts but that was as close as they’d get! Jackson Arms was able to hold off the fierce comeback to win the game, 61-53!
21-52 40% fgs
10-20 50% 3pt
8-9 89% fts
Isiah Martinez 28p 8r 5a 4s 2b
Andy Nguy 27p 6r
23-60 38% fgs
3-11 27% 3pt
4-14 29% fts
Jon Gitano 27p 6r 2s
Michael Lim 11p 4r 3a 2s