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SPRING 2022: A 5v5 League Champs: GOATS

GOATs Dominate in A League Finals
Goats 71 West Coast Elite 48

 

The GOATs, as usual, came out strong, and didn’t look back to seal the A League Championship. Their strong team play led to open shots and easy buckets all night, with the main beneficiary being Mike Maher. Maher finished with 19 points on a blistering five for six from three, while adding 4 assists, 2 boards, and 1 steal. His smooth shot was falling, which opened up opportunities for teammates, and as the game progressed he showcased his ability to put the ball on the floor and make plays for others. The big man trio of Garrett Stephenson, Kyle Doucette, and Jake “Draymond Green” Wisniewski played their usual game. Stephenson came up with 14 points, 8 rebounds, 1, steal, and 1 block, but his ability to kick out from down low opened up the entire offense. He finished with 3 assists. Doucette dominated down low from the jump, finishing with 15 points and 8 rebounds, plus a thunderous block. Wisniewski only had 7 points, but his 11 boards, 4 assists, 2 steals, and high level trash talking edge played a huge role in the GOATs victory. His ability to grab a rebound, push the ball up court, and make a play is a huge asset to any team, as is his ability to tell opponents they suck. Kyle Gavin came off the bench to start, but made an immediate impact, finishing with 13 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 assist. His offensive variety makes him difficult to guard, as he can spot up from three, hit mid range pull-ups, and maneuver finishes inside. Sharpshooter Lou Doherty only finished with 6 points, but he added 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 steals, and 1 huge block. His willingness to make the extra pass all season, despite being one of the best shooters in the whole league, ultimately reflects the GOATs unselfish play and put them over the top.

West Coast Elite was an excellent team all season, well deserving of their spot in the championship, but they simply couldn’t get things going this game. Leading scorer Jordan Rote played a solid game, finishing with 14 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. At one point early in the second half, he made an excellent steal in transition, beat the defense to the cup, but the ball slipped out of his hands as he was going up, which about sums up the game for West Coast Elite. Andrew Mayleben added 10 points and 3 rebounds, plus some strong interior defense. Carlin Haymon had 7 points and 4 boards, but also added a ridiculous 7 steals. His defense presence has been among the best in the league all season, using his strength and agility to get under almost anyone. Jack Fay played very well, but unfortunately couldn’t get his shot going. He finished with 5 points, but added 6 rebounds , 4 assists, and 1 steal, plus some solid defense. Tim Reale added 5 points, 5 boards, 1 assist, and 1 steal.

Congratulations to both teams on a great season, and congratulations to the GOATs on a well earned championship.

Standings A 5v5 S22 Thru Week
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
 Goats7-20.778L1061.7855.67
 Shooters Shoot7-20.778W1053.5653.13
 West Coast Elite6-30.667W2160.5657.11
 Treys For Days5-40.556L1256.8956.44
 GG4-50.444L1361.0060.33
 Cobras4-50.444W1363.5665.89
 Spida Men3-60.333W1449.1348.44
 Team Takeover0-90.000L9753.4463.33
Points Per Game
1Trevor Parker
Team Takeover
23.17
2Jordan Rote
West Coast Elite
21.86
3Jamal Brown
Spida Men
16.67
4Warfa Abdillahi
Cobras
15.71
5Kyle Doucette
Goats
15.00
6Vinny Cortina
Shooters Shoot
12.86
6Will Rowe
Cobras
12.86
Player Rater
1Jamal Brown
Spida Men
43.506
2Trevor Parker
Team Takeover
43.086
3Jordan Rote
West Coast Elite
40.937
4Jake Wisniewski
Goats
37.508
5Kyle Doucette
Goats
36.229
6Will Rowe
Cobras
35.647
7Michel Toney
Team Takeover
35.638
8Stephen Tam
Shooters Shoot
35.5714
9Adam Lindhorst
Shooters Shoot
34.367
10Carlin Haymon
West Coast Elite
32.437
Rebounds Per Game
1Will Rowe
Cobras
9.86
2Kyle Doucette
Goats
9.56
3Jamal Brown
Spida Men
8.33
4Jake Wisniewski
Goats
8.25
5Trevor Parker
Team Takeover
7.83
6Dakota Wheeler
Goats
6.43
7Carter Burruss
Cobras
5.67
3s Per Game
1Trevor Parker
Team Takeover
4.0042%
2Vinny Cortina
Shooters Shoot
3.2938%
2Jordan Rote
West Coast Elite
3.2942%
4Lou Doherty
Goats
3.0049%
4Jake Needleman
Goats
3.0044%
6Warfa Abdillahi
Cobras
2.4328%
7Jamal Fiin
Cobras
2.3344%
7Mike Maher
Goats
2.3344%
Assists Per Game
1Stephen Tam
Shooters Shoot
4.29
2Carlin Haymon
West Coast Elite
4.00
2Jamal Brown
Spida Men
4.00
4Jake Wisniewski
Goats
3.75
5Michel Toney
Team Takeover
3.63
6Adam Lindhorst
Shooters Shoot
3.57
7Jake Needleman
Goats
3.25
Goats
PlayerPTSDRBORBASTSTLBlkTURNFTAFTMFTP3P3PM3PP
Garrett Stephenson1471311022100%200%
Jake Wisniewski792420011100%100%
Kyle Doucette158000106467%11100%
Kyle Gavin1340100022100%11100%
Lou Doherty661741000NA5240%
Mike Maher1920410000NA6583%
West Coast Elite
PlayerPTSDRBORBASTSTLBlkTURNFTAFTMFTP3P3PM3PP
Andrew Mayleben1030000000NA4250%
Carlin Haymon740070000NA4125%
Derek Retos320100000NA8113%
Jack Fay551410000NA3133%
Jordan Rote1450221044100%6233%
Sam Dowden440110000NA200%
Tim Reale541110000NA2150%

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Goats 71  West Coast Elite 48

GOATs Dominate in A League Finals

The GOATs, as usual, came out strong, and didn’t look back to seal the A League Championship. Their strong team play led to open shots and easy buckets all night, with the main beneficiary being Mike Maher. Maher finished with 19 points on a blistering five for six from three, while adding 4 assists, 2 boards, and 1 steal. His smooth shot was falling, which opened up opportunities for teammates, and as the game progressed he showcased his ability to put the ball on the floor and make plays for others. The big man trio of Garrett Stephenson, Kyle Doucette, and Jake “Draymond Green” Wisniewski played their usual game. Stephenson came up with 14 points, 8 rebounds, 1, steal, and 1 block, but his ability to kick out from down low opened up the entire offense. He finished with 3 assists. Doucette dominated down low from the jump, finishing with 15 points and 8 rebounds, plus a thunderous block. Wisniewski only had 7 points, but his 11 boards, 4 assists, 2 steals, and high level trash talking edge played a huge role in the GOATs victory. His ability to grab a rebound, push the ball up court, and make a play is a huge asset to any team, as is his ability to tell opponents they suck. Kyle Gavin came off the bench to start, but made an immediate impact, finishing with 13 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 assist. His offensive variety makes him difficult to guard, as he can spot up from three, hit mid range pull-ups, and maneuver finishes inside. Sharpshooter Lou Doherty only finished with 6 points, but he added 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 steals, and 1 huge block. His willingness to make the extra pass all season, despite being one of the best shooters in the whole league, ultimately reflects the GOATs unselfish play and put them over the top.

West Coast Elite was an excellent team all season, well deserving of their spot in the championship, but they simply couldn’t get things going this game. Leading scorer Jordan Rote played a solid game, finishing with 14 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. At one point early in the second half, he made an excellent steal in transition, beat the defense to the cup, but the ball slipped out of his hands as he was going up, which about sums up the game for West Coast Elite. Andrew Mayleben added 10 points and 3 rebounds, plus some strong interior defense. Carlin Haymon had 7 points and 4 boards, but also added a ridiculous 7 steals. His defense presence has been among the best in the league all season, using his strength and agility to get under almost anyone. Jack Fay played very well, but unfortunately couldn’t get his shot going. He finished with 5 points, but added 6 rebounds , 4 assists, and 1 steal, plus some solid defense. Tim Reale added 5 points, 5 boards, 1 assist, and 1 steal.

Congratulations to both teams on a great season, and congratulations to the GOATs on a well earned championship.