Week 3 of the 2018 MPC Spring Crafty 3x3 Boys League concluded this past week, with major shakeups in both the boys 4-5th and 6th-7th divisions. With week 3 complete, the league now turns into the final two weeks to determine it’s spring champions.
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 couple of week 2 top 5 players were absent, leaving the door wide open for those eying the top spot. Defending New England 4-5th champion Hayden Crowley made his move with 7 wins in 8 games, taking the lead at the top of the leaderboard with 207 total points in 19 games. North Attleboro’s Paul Obuchowski (194 points in 20 games) maintained his number 2 spot from the prior week, and fellow North-Attleboro Red-Rocketeer Chase Frisoli moved up to 3rd with 188 points in 19 games. Rounding out the top six include Jay Balagopolan (172 points, 20 games), while new entrants include Sharon’s Danny Weng, who moved up 2 spots, and Fanklin’s Connor Mason who moved up 9 spots. Other notable moves in the week 3 leaderboard include North Attleboro’s Zach Robichaud (+ 9 spots), Plainville’s Quinn Dumas (+ 16 spots), Seekonk’s Saul Simmons (+16) and Attleboro’s Noble Avila (+12) all made big moves up the board.
For the 6th-7th division, Mansfield’s Wyatt Bolduc extended his week 2 lead into a vice grip after week 3 with another impressive showing. His 235 points in just 18 games highlights that he clearly has a crafty game. Week 3 also saw changes in this division in the top 6, as Norton’s Andrew Freeman, a perennial Crafty All-Star, made his move up 10 spots into 2nd with 199 points. Sharon’s Jaden Segal moved up 3 spots into 3rd with 190 points in 19 games, while Mansfield’s Connor Curtis dropped one spot to 4th. Norton’s Thomas Dimino moved up 3 spots into the top 5 with a stron showing (189 points, 18 games), while Franklin’s Ryan Grasso remained in the top 6 with 186 points in 19 games. The major move of the week came from KP’s JD Anderson, who moved up 8 spots into the top 10.
The league continues this coming Monday, April 30th at Mass Premier Courts for the critical week 4. After week 4, players will be seeded to determine championship day matchups.
Full Standings can be found here: Full League Standings