The Mob toyed with their opposition on Sunday, winning games against the Wrath (68-27) and Rumble (63-27) by a combined 77 points. With leading scorer Darius Clark sidelined, it was a dual-Cam attack for the Mob. Cam Hollins (Avon, Ind.), churned out 47 points and sent home 14 dunks in the two victories, while Cameron Horton (Jacksonville, Ala.), dished out 14 assists.
Game 1 – Mob 68, Wrath 27
Once again in Sunday’s opener, the undefeated Mob made SlamBall look easy, steamrolling the Wrath, 68-27, for their seventh straight win. This one was never in doubt. Cam Hollins, who had a season-high 26 points, nearly outscored the Wrath by himself. Hollins was an efficient nine-for-10 on rim attacks. Gage Smith (Elizabeth, Colo.) filled the stat sheet again, scoring 14 points with seven loose ball recoveries and five stops. The 41-point victory margin was the largest by any team this season. Already playing without three starters, including Ty McGee, SlamBall’s leading scorer, the Wrath watched stopper Shawn Stith (East Oakland, Calif.) exit the game with an ankle injury in the third quarter. The Mob didn’t need to use leading scorer Darius Clark (Blue Springs, Mo.), who is nursing a sternum injury.
Game 2 – Rumble 66, Ozone 65
Despite having one combined victory entering Sunday, the Ozone and Rumble played one of the most entertaining games of the season. The lead changed five times in the final minute, culminating in stopper Tamyrik Field’s resounding slam dunk with three seconds, lifting the Rumble to a 66-65 win, their first of the year. Fields (Augusta, Ga.) contributed 15 points and seven denials, while Kaylon Tippins-Hill (Fort Worth, Tex.) dropped in a team-most 26 points. Keith McGee (Rochester, N.Y.) was a force for the Ozone, piling up 38 points, the second-most by a player this season. The 131 total points scored were the most in a SlamBall game this year.
Main Event – Mob 63, Rumble 27
The Mob throttled the Rumble, 71-36, in the opening game of the SlamBall season. It was more of the same in the Main Event on Sunday. While Cam Hollins nearly outscored the Wrath by himself in the first game of the session, he did have more points (29) than the Rumble in the Mob’s 63-27 rout. The Mob led by just four points (15-11) in the first quarter but pulled away in the second frame, outscoring the Rumble 18-2. Hollins put an exclamation point on the win with a between-the-legs, 360-degree slam dunk on a Face Off in the fourth quarter. Hollins was fed frequently by Cameron Horton, who was credited with nine assists. Gage Smith was his usual scintillating self, racking up 11 points, nine stops and seven LBRs. The Mob have won half of their games by at least 35 points.
SlamBall is back Thursday, Aug. 3 at 8:00 p.m. PT/11:00 p.m. PT on ESPN2.