Due to consistent, torrential downpours, the MPFL was cancelled again in week 11. However, the MPBL saw it’s own version of March Madness between the Phillies and the Ballers as the game ended in an 11-11 tie with Ryan Smith hitting the biggest free throw of his young career with all zeros on the clock. Matthew Lee was the captain of the Ballers and Jack Krzywicki was the captain of the Ballers. Both teams played the game the right way sharing the ball and defending without fouling. Philly's Finn Canally and Ryan Smith were looking like Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid the way they were sharing the ball with each other and getting into the paint at will as they combined for 7 of their team’s 11 points. The Ballers saw big performances from Nico Pizzichini, who hit a big jumper as he was fouled for the and1 and Ethan Nienhuis, who was not only looking to score but to get his teammates involved. Ethan continues to show improvement throughout the season. Players from both teams showed great effort ands sportsmanship:(Liam Ambrose, Jack Krzywicki, Sam Smith, Matthew Lee, James Lee, Tristan Loder, Max Endriss, Sean Thorell, Jacob Scoble and Jackson Stanley).
Game Ball: Finn Canally/Ryan Smith
-Matt Paul Coach/Staff Writer Andrew Kind