The 2014 P.I.T.S League Season started on Tuesday night, everything felt right as the venue is now again the main gym at Largo High School. This year, you can expect recaps, interviews, and even full copies of the game to be available on this site, the MMOS YouTube page and the P.I.T.S League YouTube page.
10 pm Game
The first matchup of the night featured the reigning champs in Jamar & Rob’s Mob facing one of the newer teams in the league, Green Light. The newbies got off to a great start. Led by GL, they led for several stretches during the first half. Like the veteran team they are, J&R’s Mob got back into the game by getting stops. Knocking down several three pointers didn’t hurt either as they cut the lead to single digits by the half. Despite GL’s efforts, 16 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Green Light got left behind in the second half, the champs got into a rhythm offensively and got enough stops to create separation. They seemed to hit the proverbial “switch” to take this game over, Demarr Johnson led the way for the champs with 25 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 blocks.
11 pm Game
The nightcap featured the team that won the Winter Classic, Drew’s All-Stars. They also faced one of the new teams in Star Power, this game went back and forth for the entire first half. One of the newer additions to Drew’s All-Stars was Corey Allmond, prior to adding him they already had last season’s league leading scorer in Christian “Boo” Jackson. The duo of Corey and Boo proved they could singlehandedly take over games for long stretches last season when they were on different teams. Both known as flat out scorers, the pair did a good job of moving the ball in the second half which lead to a shellacking of Star Power. Boo got going early, routinely getting to the basket and scoring inside, picking up a couple of old fashioned three point plays. Due to his ability to get to the basket, that led to Corey being left alone behind the arc. That didn’t work out well as Star Power found out quite quickly that you can’t leave one of the league’s best shooters open. Allmond finished with a game high 32 points as Drew’s All-Stars started the season with a win.