CAC Basketball

FALL 2022: A 5v5 League Champs: SPIDA MEN

Spida Men Upset in Back to Back Weeks to Advance
Spida Men 68 Shooters Shoot 52

 

The Spida Men have always had the talent, but inconsistent attendace has plagued them this season. Still, they made the playoffs as the 6th seed, and I really had no expectations for them to beat ZARDS in the first round, nor Shooters Shoot in the next round. Spida Men clearly do not care what I or anyone else thinks, as they pull off both upsets to advance to the championship against #1 seed DRBL next week. Holding on to a 29-26 lead at the half, Spida Men came out firing in the second half, pulling away to win in a convincing fashion 68-52.

It was well-rounded effort from the entire roster, but Jamal Brown stood out. He finished with 25 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal, even making the first three-pointer of his illustrious CAC career. He’s truly an incredible finisher inside for someone his size, using his strength, quick floater, and solid footwork to make layup after layup, basically whenever he wants. Danny Martin Jr. played a solid game with 12 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, and 1 block, using his length to lead the game in rebounding and finish well inside. Cedric White came alive this game, adding 10 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 assist. He’s usually more of a facilitator, but he’s finished well all season and made the most of his open looks this game. No one else on Spida Men scored in double digits, but all found ways to contribute regardless. Eric Flemming hit two threes and threw a crazy no look pass to White to finish with 6 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, and 1 steal, while Billy Battagalia added 5 points, 5 boards, 1 assist, and 2 steals. Tim Gallivan finished with only 2 points, but his 8 rebounds and team-high 4 assists were impactful in the win. Nick Mazzeo hit one three to finish with 3 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 assist, but he still holds the #1 spot for most random beef in the league with SYTMTAC’s Keith Baranowski. Hallvard Lundevall might have been the most important player for Spida Men this game. He finished with 5 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals, and 1 block, and his defensive effort on Andrew Jaworski was stellar. His effort set the tone for his team, and they fed off of his energy to pull out an impressive win against a Shooters Shoot team that I had winning the A League this season.

Shooters Shoot didn’t play their best game, finishing seven of twenty-one from deep. Still, they’re always a fun team to watch because of their ball movement, unselfish play, and skill on both ends. Andrew Jaworski finished with 15 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assist, 1 steal, and 2 blocks. He’s been unreal all season, finishing second in the MVP race and giving defenders fits. Shoutout to Hallvard for slowing him down, but Jaworski still got his and showed off an array of moves that make him the offensive juggernaut he is. Stephen Tam added 13 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals, and 1 block. He’s such a smart player, always getting in passing lanes and stripping guys on the way up while also moving the ball on offense and scoring when he’s called on. Great season from him as well. Adam Lindhorst came out firing, making an impact in all aspects of the game. He finished with 8 points, 7 boards, 3 steals, and a game-high 6 assists. He did it all as usual, but it wasn’t enough to hang on. Hugh O’Neil finished with 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals, and 1 block, while Vinny Cortina added 6 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, and 2 blocks. Fill-in Andrew LastName added 6 boards and 1 steal. Ben Check’s sharpshooting and David Reynolds’ versatility would have been huge for Shooters Shoot this game, but ultimately, credit goes to Spida Men for a huge win to advance.

Spida Men
PlayerPTSDRBORBASTSTLBlkTURNFTAFTMFTP3P3PM3PP
Billy Battagalia1000200022100%7229%
Cedric White430300000NA00NA
Danny Martin Jr147142306467%00NA
Eric Fleming721200000NA3133%
Jamal Brown284253005120%2150%
Nick Mazzeo1241200000NA8450%
Tim Gallivan962102022100%3133%
DRBL
PlayerPTSDRBORBASTSTLBlkTURNFTAFTMFTP3P3PM3PP
Anthony Colozzo152030003133%6233%
Avery Davis110341004375%100%
Hassan Paige640011000NA00NA
Jonah St Clair153501004125%00NA
Lasse Gummerus651211000NA4250%
Michael Thompson100042104125%9333%
Sean Donovan610100000NA5240%
Will Brodnitzki59100104375%200%
Standings A 5v5 F22 Thru Week
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
 DRBL8-10.889W1079.5671.67
 Shooters Shoot6-30.667W4280.0068.56
 Deuce's6-30.667W2266.4464.22
 MAMBAS6-30.667W2249.2251.11
 ZARDS6-30.667L1272.4463.56
 Spida Men4-50.444L2476.8970.44
 Team Takeover3-60.333L1551.1159.56
 So You're Telling Me There's A Chance3-60.333W1549.2264.11
 West Coast Elite2-70.222L2639.7842.89
 Treys For Days1-80.111L5749.3357.89
Points Per Game
1Sam Longwell
ZARDS
24.33
2Dan Wohl
ZARDS
22.57
3George Grillakis
Deuce's
22.22
4Jamal Brown
Spida Men
20.90
5Andrew Jaworskj
Shooters Shoot
20.20
6Wes Schroll
Treys For Days
18.57
7Trevor Parker
Team Takeover
17.88
Player Rater
1Sam Longwell
ZARDS
59.006
2Jamal Brown
Spida Men
54.7010
3Dan Aronowitz
ZARDS
49.676
4Bolden Brace
Deuce's
44.937
5Dan Wohl
ZARDS
44.797
6Andrew Jaworskj
Shooters Shoot
44.3010
7Danny Martin Jr
Spida Men
42.619
8George Grillakis
Deuce's
42.569
9Avery Davis
DRBL
41.4612
10Stephen Tam
Shooters Shoot
41.4010
Rebounds Per Game
1Dan Aronowitz
ZARDS
13.33
2Hugh O'Neil
Shooters Shoot
10.80
3Jamal Brown
Spida Men
10.00
4Sam Longwell
ZARDS
9.67
5Danny Martin Jr
Spida Men
8.78
6Joel Nkounkou
Team Takeover
8.75
7Will Brodnitzki
DRBL
8.73
3s Per Game
1Ben Check
Shooters Shoot
4.2943%
2Dan Wohl
ZARDS
4.1440%
3Michael Thompson
DRBL
3.7339%
4Andrew Jaworskj
Shooters Shoot
3.7044%
5Nick Mazzeo
Spida Men
3.3344%
6Billy Battagalia
Spida Men
3.2040%
7Sam Longwell
ZARDS
3.1740%
Assists Per Game
1Michael Kearney
ZARDS
5.33
2Jamal Brown
Spida Men
5.20
2Stephen Tam
Shooters Shoot
5.20
4Sam Longwell
ZARDS
4.83
4Avery Davis
DRBL
4.83
6Anthony Colozzo
DRBL
4.09
7Chris Green
MAMBAS
3.86