Hamilton Wellness would look to take advantage of the undermanned All-In team who were missing Big man Paul Williams and Guard Andrew Dawkins. Hamilton was also missing key guard Pat Iavorone in this one. After being down by 4 to end the first quarter they would bounce back and build a lead in the 2nd and 3rd quarters before surviving a furious late All-In run in the 4th which ended in a Kenny Ejim missed FT at the line that would have tied the game. Instead, Hamilton picks up its first win of the season 58-57.
Mike Cassels-Hamilton had a near triple double with 20 points 11 rebounds and 8 assists. He is the catalyst for this Hamilton team. Newcomer Moussa Tagiuna added 17 points and will be a big boost to this team.
Kenny Ejim made his Infinity debut scoring 26 points in the loss. He is going to be a player to watch this season.
Player of the Game: Mike Cassels- Hamilton – 20 points 11 rebounds 8 assists
Last time these two squared off was 2 seasons ago in which All-In prevailed. With some familiar faces, this should have Hamilton looking for revenge. They have revamped their roster since then adding some key guards in Michael Cassels- Hamilton and Pat Iavorone. They also added Big man Terri Licorish but he was unable to play in their week 1 loss to Hardwood Dons. With Licorish, Hamilton will be very tough to beat. All-In won their week 1 matchup against Power with a balanced attack having 4 players in double figures. They take pride in sharing the ball and having contributions all throughout. Big man Paul Williams is also expected to make his season debut coming off an ankle injury.
Key Matchup: Michael Cassels – Hamilton vs Gibson Eduful – Two very quick PGs who are the main creators for their respective team.