After a one-week hiatus due to the annual Sing Song extravaganza (nice job on the predictions, Optimist), intramurals returned with a vengeance to the gyms of the Rec.
The glitter littering the floor was replaced with sweat, and ‘bows were once again thrown rather than worn. Costumes were traded for headbands, wristbands and the occasional shooting sleeve, except for the men of Galaxy, who just kept their costumes from Sing Song week and used them for intramurals.
Women’s Champ League
The clock is winding down on the regular season, but it looks like we may be heading for overtime.
LEGIT and The Has-Beens have put the social clubs in their places so far this season, as both teams defeated each club squad and now boast equivalent 4-0 records. The two leaders played each other Tuesday night for the No. 1 seed heading into the playoffs.
LEGIT ran away with most of their victories this season, and even ACUPD couldn’t catch these basketball players. Only the Siggies managed to keep its game against LEGIT within arms’ reach, losing by six points.
The Has-Beens have matched LEGIT on the offensive side of the court and boast the No. 1 scoring offense through four games. The defense though has been suspect at times. Three of its four victories were within single-digit margins, with Sigma Theta Chi again coming the closest in a two-point loss.
Despite the Siggies’ ability to compete with the powerhouses of the league, they somehow put up their worst effort of the season in Thursday’s game against GATA, losing their third straight, 33-21. If you didn’t catch that, allow me to repeat it. GATA. Beat. Siggies.
The final two games of the regular season will take place Thursday night, both at 8 p.m.
GATA and Alpha Kai Omega will duke it out for playoff positioning in Gym B, while the always-exciting Siggie-Kojie rivalry game will take place at Starbu-I mean, in Gym C.
All four positions from third to sixth remain up for grabs heading into tomorrow’s matches.
Men’s Champs League
As the temperature outside dropped last week, the intensity in the gyms heated up. Unfortunately, a few teams’ shooting remained just as cold.
As many as four players received ejections from intramural games last week and the contests will only get feistier from here on out as the regular season wraps up.
The gym was full for the Sub T-16 versus Gamma Sigma Phi matchup on Thursday. Sub T, as defending champions, seemed to be the favorite and got off to a quick start. By halftime, GSP edged ahead with a slim lead. The second half was unkind to the men of Sub T, as their shooting went colder than the look you get from a Siggie if you talk to her boyfriend.
The Kinsmen escaped with a convincing 12-point win, 57-45, but not before one of GSP’s players was ejected for throwing a punch. I could give him the benefit of the doubt, that he was trying to punch the ball out of the opposing player’s hands in frustration, but then I’d have to make a joke about his poor aim.
Either way, GSP jumped ahead of Sub T in the standings ahead of its Thursday showdown with second-place Galaxy.
Skillz that Killz have been arguably the most impressive team so far this season, as the team made up primarily of freshmen remains undefeated. Thursday the Skillz will play Drain’n 3s & Drink’n DP’s, another non-club team with first-place aspirations.
Skillz that Killz have the top offense in the league. The team makes more baskets than the women at a Church of Christ ladies’ night. On Thursday, Skillz will have to deal with the league’s No. 1 defense in Drain’n 3s. Defense might win championships, but scoring baskets usually wins the ladies.
All told, five teams have one loss or fewer on the season. Heading into the playoffs, the standings are as open as Whataburger on a late night.
Don’t miss the entertainment Thursday evening.