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The ICL 2018 season began for both teams with a 1-point thriller to the advantage of iFLY SF Bay (102 - 101) in January. The recent and ongoing battle heated up again in April when iFLY Sacramento won by two points (111 - 109) and the NSL News picked up the topic on May 4th.
The May competition turned out to be even tighter, as both teams finished with the same total (110 - 110) for the month, and the most recent scores for June simply continue the same battle, this time with the next 1-point advantage for iFLY SF Bay.
The two NCSL indoor teams have now been separated by one single point for the total of the past three months (324 - 323) while iFLY Sacramento is hanging on to the lead for the current total (652 - 613) at half-time of the 2018 season.
|Indoor Cloud League 2018||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec||Total|
|Flying Chamber: 12+ Feet|
|2||iFLY SF Bay||US||102||101||87||109||110||104||-||-||-||-||-||-||613|
iFLY Orlando actually won the Open Class combination (AAA/AA) on the 12+ leaderboard for the month of June with two different lineups.
iFLY Sacramento's Rookie Class lineup (RR - R) compensated for the loss in the AAA Class and maxed out the scoring options with 25-pointers in both categories. Michael Beaudreau, Mika Miettinen, Anthony Biasotti and player-coach Julius Frank lost only one point for iFLY SF Bay in the RR Class (24 - 25) while there was a larger difference for the R Class sequence.
NCSL Director Lori Connor said that 4-way Rookie McKenzie Brown, who posted the two 30-pointers with the two player-coaches, is iFLY Sacramento's first exclusive indoor 4-way competitor. Her sister Lauren Brown has also attended Indoor Cloud League events in Texas. McKenzie Brown and Reed Lawson are both not eligible any longer for two of the three Rookie Class sequences (R - RR).
|iFLY Sacramento - June||AAA||AA||A||RRR||RR||R||Total|
|Matt Stephens, Lori Connor, James Cain, Abbie Crews||10(-1)||-||-||-||-||-||10|
|John Verley, Lisa Larkin, Ron Ashcraft, Calli Waltrip||-||10||20||-||-||-||30|
|Monty Stephens, Nick Armstrong, Russ Hebert, James Cain||-||-||-||13||-||-||13|
|Karel Davis, Antar Carlos Gutierrez, Keith Clayton, Abbie Crews||-||-||-||7(-1)||15||-||-|
|McKenzie Brown, Reed Lawson, Lori Connor, Matt Stephens||-||-||-||-||30||30||50|
|iFLY Sacramento's Best of June||10||10||20||13||25||25||103|
Eric Gin was a member of the second Team Fastrax generation. He was recruited for the 2004 lineup when coach Niklas Hemlin took the player-coach position after working with the team at the very beginnings in the AA Class. Fastrax moved up into the AAA Class in 2004, with Billy Andrews, Eric Gin, John Hart and Niklas Hemlin in the lineup.
He continued for a few years in different lineups before his name disappeared from 4-way competition. The May leaderboard of the Indoor Cloud League brought his name back in a Rookie Class lineup, as he started easy with his comeback.
Now he was back in two different June lineups, and one of them took on the AAA Class sequence for iFLY SF Bay. Welcome back, Eric...
|iFLY SF Bay - June||AAA||AA||A||RRR||RR||R||Total|
|Julius Frank, Deanna Frank, Ethan DeLano, Jessica Lee (Cali4nia Raptors)||17||-||-||-||-||-||17|
|Julius Frank, Deanna Frank, Lori Connor, Eric Gin||13||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Sylvain Florand, Lukasz Weber, Vignesh Elamvazhuthi, Mahlon Chute||-||12||21||-||-||-||33|
|Ray Hebert, Kiran Shivaram, Ron Put, Julius Frank||-||-||-||17||-||-||17|
|Michael Beaudreau, Mika Miettinen, Anthony Biasotti, Julius Frank||-||-||-||12||24||-||24|
|Whitney Russell Combs, Andrei Lopatenko, Julius Frank, Eric Gin||-||-||-||-||12||13||13|
|iFLY SF Bay's Best of June||17||12||21||17||24||13||104|