It is officially basketball season in Lee Hall, as intramural basketball has opened in three different divisions.
Twenty-three teams are competing in the men’s competitive division, while the men’s recreational league fields 11. The co-rec competitive division is compiled of six squads.
In the men’s competitive division, the favorites for the season look to be Jellyfish, who is set to return the majority of last season’s intramural championship. Jellyfish won the intramural league last fall, as well as the spring tournament.
However, the squad will be challenged by a number of teams looking to make an impact this season. Lee Hall Legends reached the semifinals last year, and has come out of the gates strong this season after winning its opening contest against the Abusement Park 91-35.
Monstars, HOOLIGANS, Hoosiers, Team Figure it Out, The Oswego Unathletics, Channel 5 News, Storm in a Teacup, Donkey Hammers and The Dirty Flamingos also won their season-opening contests to start the 2013 season in the men’s competitive league.
Meanwhile, in broomball, teams are sliding their way toward the postseason in the Campus Center Ice Arena.
Eskimo Family, The Crimson Panthers, and The Broom Brawlers have stood out thus far in the co-rec competitive division, going a combined 8-0 on the season.
Sitting at 2-0, Broom Brawlers has two games remaining in the regular season against Waterbury Bears and Spank that Donkey Kong. The Crimson Panthers and Eskimo Family will face off in their final game of the season.
The two undefeated squads will face off in a potential playoff preview on Nov. 3, where the winner will finish the regular season unbeaten.
In the co-rec league, it has been tough to separate the teams at the top of the standings thus far.
Thirsty Turtles and Ice Holes are sitting at 2-0 and are tied for first place, but are only slightly ahead of The Peter Northstarz, who sit at 2-0-1, and Fireballz, who has gone 1-0-1.
Ice Holes had an impressive 3-2 win over The Horde last week, while Thirsty Turtles defeated the same team 4-1.
In the men’s competitive division, there is a level playing field, as no team has managed to stay undefeated, showing that the title is up for grabs come playoff time.
Snipe Chirp Cele has come close, going 3-0-1 in the regular season after outscoring its opponents 20-4.
Spank that Donkey Kong kept Snipe Chirp Cele’s explosive offense grounded in their regular season matchup, playing the league leaders to a scoreless tie.
Spank that Donkey Kong will try to ride that momentum and its 2-1-1 record into the playoffs.
Also in the hunt are Charnugs who have proven to be a top-notch team, finishing its regular season schedule with a 2-0-1 record. That record included an impressive 4-3 win over the defending champions, Derp Dynasty, who is also a team to watch going into the playoffs after concluding the regular season with a 3-1 record.
Play is set to resume this week.