No Surprises In IM Hoops This Week

Troy Somero

The last three nights of intramural basketball action have seen few surprises, as the teams that controlled their own destinies before winter break have continued to do so as the season nears its end.

Delta Upsilon (DU) A extended its League A-leading record to 4-0 last week after a 46-39 victory over Beta Theta Pi. The Brothers A squad had kept pace with DU A since an early season loss to the DU brothers; however, Just For Fit trounced Brothers A, 58-42, on Tuesday night to move into second place in League A.

Brothers A is currently in the midst of a three-game losing streak, after falling 38-35 to Phi Kappa Tau before their loss to Just For Fit.

The game of the week was supposed to be between the LNA Pound R’s and the Great Colgate Ballers in League B, but scheduling conflicts in Huntington Gymnasium forced the game to be moved to next week. With Phi Delta Theta (Phi Delt) reeling after back-to-back losses to DU B and the LNA Pound R’s, the winner of the aforementioned game will secure at least a second-place finish in the league.

DU B is the team that both the LNA Pound R’s and the Great Colgate Ballers are chasing in League B. The fraternity brothers sit in first place at 3-0 after running over Phi Delt, 72-47, on Tuesday. Senior Phi Delt forward Pat O’Brien provided all the analysis needed of DU B after his team’s defeat: “They are really good.”

Another team that can easily be classified as really good is the League C leader, $11.49. Last week, the Curtis-based franchise destroyed the University-wide intramural points leader, the Diabeatings, and pulled off a narrow 41-37 victory over the Blazers this week to move to 5-0 on the season. With one regular season game left to play, $11.49 has locked up the top seed in the Division II Playoffs.

The rest of League C standings can at best be described as a jumbled mess. Three teams, the Blazers, Jewce is Loose and Old School, all stand at 3-2 entering the final week of regular season competition next week. After a 53-52 victory last Tuesday over Old School, the Blazers control their own destiny as they look to secure the second seed in the Division II Playoffs. Meanwhile, the 2-2 Dave Reiners look to create a four-way tie for second place in League C when they play the winless Diabeatings next week.

The biggest disappointment last week in intramural basketball was the anticipated League D game between the undefeated Cobra Chi B and Jason squads. Jason forfeited both the game and its season, allowing Cobra Chi B to finish its regular season undefeated.

The Yo Mets, an intramural sports mainstay, picked up its first victory of the season in the best game of last week, defeating the Spartans, 50-47, in a back-and-forth contest last Thursday. The Yo Mets will finish the season with a 1-1 record, while the Spartans will receive the last seed in the Division II Playoffs with an 0-2 mark.

There has been no action in the Women’s League since this semester began, due to the cancellation of Thursday’s game between Women’s Soccer and Women’s Lacrosse. The game will be made up with other cancelled basketball games next week.