LBI takes over top spot in MVRBL
REGION -- Laid Back Installers (7-1) took over the sun spot this week by virtue of a tough fought victory over Hotel Rumford (6-2), 82-78.
Meanwhile The Bethel Bobcats (7-1) dropped into second place even though they also won, beating Black Bear Industries (2-6), 65-57 in a physical battle. Archies (2-6) bested The Thudercats (0-8) by 87-56.
In a back and forth contest to the end, LBI converted late game baskets, while Hotel Rumford had their chances but foul trouble plagued them in the end. LBI had five players in double figures, Eric Canwell (16), Brian Canwell (14), Chris Baxter (12), Owen Jones (11) and Jon Benjamin (10). Hotel Rumford was led by Craig Milledge with 22, followed by Chris Willer (19), Dan Thibeault (11) and Aaron St Pierre (10).
Later, Bethel and Black Bear Industries dueled back and forth, with The Bobcats maintaining a lead throughout. BBI came as close as three points in the middle of the second half, but clutch three-point scoring by Ryan Savage and Sean Caddigan sealed the game. Caddigan led all scorers with 21 points, Matt Zetts had 14 and Wade Osgood had 10. BBI was led by Ryan Conrad with 15 points and Corey Provencher with 14.
Archies took control of their game early and never allowed The Thundercats to really challenge throughout. They got 21 points from Issac Roberts. Kenny Armstrong assisted with 16 points, followed by 15 from Mike Holmquist and Brett Archibauld with 10. The Thundercats' newcomer, Tim Turner, had 4 threes and 20 points, while Tom Leclerc and Tyson Hanson contributed 12 each.
Sunday's games feature a 1 p.m. rematch between Bethel and Hotel Rumford. Before that, LBI plays The Thundercats at 11:30 a.m., after Black Bear Industries and Archies going at it at 10 a.m.