High Scoring and Electrifying Week 2 Battles Unfold


Week 2 at the Battle brought forth a display of high-scoring and high-flying basketball action. Saturday's matchups witnessed Legacy overpowering Takeover with a resounding 106-83 victory. The standout performance of Brett Jakubec, who narrowly missed out on a triple-double with 23 points, 10 assists, and 9 rebounds, left fans wondering who will be the first to achieve this feat in the season.

Game Highlights

In the second game on the schedule, Team B.D.B clashed with Team Eagles, delivering a thrilling contest with lead changes from start to finish. Abdullah Shittu of Team B.D.B started slow but exploded in the second half, recording an impressive stat line of 25 points, 13 rebounds, and 6 assists. Josh Hamilton of Team Eagles put up a fierce battle, leading all scorers with an impressive 33-point outing. Notable addition Josiah Thomas, an up-and-coming scorer and Edmonton artist, made his debut for Team Eagles, contributing 19 points. Ultimately, it was Team B.D.B's clutch play and Abdullah's pivotal block that secured them a close win.

On the other side, Team Jeune faced a shorthanded Team Griffs, resulting in a tale of dominance as Team Jeune cruised to a commanding 109-82 victory. Madit Leeuth's four consecutive three-pointers electrified the crowd, showcasing his incredible shooting prowess. Meanwhile, the high-flying Awer Awer of Team Jeune asserted his dominance above the rim, finishing with 27 points.

Team Compound Drive-In put up a valiant effort in a close matchup against the reigning champs, Team SPKG. However, despite their comeback attempt, Team SPKG emerged victorious with a tight 79-77 scoreline. Notably, Keyano Basketball Legend Sean-Michael Clancey made a memorable appearance for Team SPKG, alongside Al-Tammimi, leading their team to victory with 23 and 24 points, respectively.

Looking Ahead:The upcoming game on Saturday, June 17, 2023, at Legacy Athletics Basketball Gym promises to bring another captivating chapter to the Battle's ongoing story. As anticipation builds, fans eagerly await the narratives that will unfold on the court. Who will deliver standout performances, and which teams will emerge triumphant? Join us to witness the next thrilling installment of Battle basketball.