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Crafty 3x3 at MPC Zeroes In On Championship Day

By League Staff, 05/03/18, 1:15PM EDT

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Many players still in the running for league champion, all-star spots.

Week 4 of the 2018 MPC Spring Crafty 3x3 Boys League is in the books, and a number of players have put themselves into position to make a run to the top.  The final stop is championship day this coming Monday.

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, there was movement again near the top. Hayden Crowley continues his hold on the top spot 266 total points in 25 games, but North Attleboro’s Chase Frisoli (249 points, 26 games) continued his steady climb towards the top, moving from 3rd to 2nd with another strong week.  Jay Balagopolan (237 points, 27 games), moved into third, but will have to sit two games to start the championship day as he has played more games than any other player in this division, leaving an opening for others to make a run. Mansfield’s Justin Curtis made another move up 5 spots with a strong night, finishing with 231 points on just 24 games.  He has a strong chance to make a move on Championship day while those in front of him will be sitting to start the night. Finishing the top 6 includes last week’s number 2 Paul Obuchowski, Sharon’s Danny Weng, and Franklin’s Connor Mason. Easton’s Harold Smith, who missed last week, moved back into contention with a very strong 7 wins on the night to move into the top 10.

Mansfield’s Wyatt Bolduc continued to lead the boys 6th-7th division, but for the first time since week 1 he did not extend his lead.  His 292 points in just 24 games gives him a comfortable 29 points lead over the next closest competitor. Meanwhile, Norton’s Thomas Dimino (263 points, 24 games) made another move, replicating his week 3 jump by moving up 3 spots from 5th to 2nd. Mansfield’s Connor Curtis also moved up 1 spot to third, as Norton’s Andrew Freeman slipped to fourth. Attleboro’s Henry Geysen, a two-time Crafty All-Star, continues to make his move to the top as he claimed the fifth spot,  while Franklin’s Ryan Grasso remained in the top 6 with 233 points in 25 games.

The league finishes this coming Monday, May 7th at Mass Premier Courts for Championship Day.

Full Standings can be found here:   Full League Standings