Week 2 of the 2018 MPC Spring Crafty 3x3 Boys League concluded this past week, with the leaderboard taking shape in both the boys 4th-5th and 6th-7th divisions. With week 2 complete, the league now starts to shape up for extremely competitive play over the final three weeks.
A single player will ultimately win the 3x3 league with additional all-stars crowned on championship day. For every game played, all players are awarded the total points scored by their team, plus players earn 4 bonus points towards their standings when they play on any winning team and two points for a tie. To win the league, players are encouraged to win games and to have their teams score as many points as possible during each game, win or lose. Every point scored by a team ultimately gets rewarded to the players, and every win or tie adds to that total score. The games are short, lasting only 6 minutes, and players are randomly rotated to new teams after each game. The 3x3 games are scored using the Crafty Bonus Point system, rewarding scoring plays from backdoor cuts, assisted passes, and other screens that lead to a made basket.
For the 4th-5th boys, a number of players are in an early but tight race for the lead. Mansfield’s Cam Peterson leads the pack with 128 total points in 13 games, followed closely by North Attleboro’s Paul Obuchowski (124 points in 12 games) and North Easton’s Harold Smith with 121 points in 11 games. Rounding out the top six include Jay Balagopolan (121 points, 12 games), North Attleboro’s Chase Frisoli (114, 12 games) and defending New England Champion Hayden Crowley with 112 points in 11 games. Many other players in this division are clearly in position to make moves up the board in the coming weeks. The league monitors total games played and those players with the fewest games played will have opportunities to move up as each week progresses.
In the 6th-7th division, Mansfield’s Wyatt Bolduc has emerged as the clear leader with an impressive 148 points in just 12 games. He has amassed an 11-1 record on his way to picking up the most bonus points in the league. Lurking in the shadows is last year’s Spring 4th-5th champion Ryan Grasso from Franklin (122 points in 13 games), Mansfield’s Connor Curtis (121 points, 13 games). Attleboro’s Henry Geyson, the reigning 2017 MPC spring champion, also looms with 120 points in 13 games, while Holiston’s TJ Kiley and Sharon’s Jaden Segal round out the top six.
The league is off this coming week for Spring Break, but will resume for week 3 action on Monday, April 23rd at Mass Premier Courts.
Full Standings can be found here: Full League Standings