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Playoff: week 15

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Commentary by WEITZER...

Gronk's Kittens 52  Hoop Heights 27

Playoff Preview and Picks

Sorry fellas for my delay in write ups. I was away drinking away my troubles on a far off beach and have since been swamped with regular work nonsense. But in exchange for my late wrap-ups, here is a little preview for tonight’s playoff action.

 

After scoring a few games over the last couple weeks I feel that I have enough of a sample size to riddle you all with my basketball judgement, with most likely limited accuracy I might add. 

 

Game 1: Gronk's Kittens  vs. Hoop Heights  

 

The furry Gronk’s are littered with long,active forwards. Leading them to the best statical defense in the leaque, giving up just 40 points a game. Nathan Vadnergrift, Mike Keohan, and Luke Hehsenfeld laggressive are all aggressive defending the painted area and the boards. Max Warren also gives them some size down low, but adds that much needed scoring touch. He has helped lead the way in capturing a bit of surprising a second seed. 

 

The inside/outside threats of Tim Flynn and Brandon jackson will certainly test Gronk’s ability to defend bigs that can stretch it out to the perimeter. The supporting case of Hoop Heights has certainly been improving as Jimmy Huang exploded for 15 points last week. But I think the Kittens control the boards and challenge enough shots inside to try and limit Flynn and Jackson to outside looks. Both can create and force their way inside off the dribble. Will be a good matchup. Gronks Kittens took the fist match up 43-36 and I see a spirited but similar outcome.

 

 

Game 1:  Meketa Investment Group  vs. Beef Wellington  

 

Meketa only has one player averaging double figures in Yianni Grupen. But the sharp shooter is accompanied by 4 other guys all in the 8.5-9.9 range that speaks to a level of balance on offense that can keep pace with Bee’fs uber athletic swing guard Sebastion Arrate. I saw Arrarte almost put up 40 this season, in one of the more complete offenseive performances I’ve witnessed in CAC. That feat alone makes me almost side with Wellington, and I liked what I saw from playmaker Aaron Singh. But Brandon Colon’s ability to snag loose balls and assert himself on defense and on offensive in middle part of the floor will slow down the Wellington attack.

 

Beef Wellington took the first one by nearly twenty.  Who ever win’s I don’t think it will be my more than ten. I think Maketa just dictates the style and pace too much. They win by 5.

 

 

 

 

 

8:30 PM Hot Sauce Committee  vs. Boston Park Plaza  

 

Hot Sauce has been on absolute tear as of late. Their chemistry the last few weeks and the resulting ball movement has made me toggle more assists in one game for one team than I do all night. The Shooting of Nate Weitzer and  Kahlid Lakanwal has been consistent. The rebounding of JR Manneta and Derek Erion has been basically unstoppable. The mid range playmaking of Will Otto has been superb and Jamie Spinner just putting up 35. But its the attacking and passing of Alex Said in semi transition that has this squad hummin’. 

 

Love the energy and passion that Boston Park Plaza play with. But this one won’t be much of a contest late but definitely a competitive, hard fought game. 

 

9:30 PM The Kekumbahs  vs. Leo's Legends

 

For Leo’s Legends to have a sub .500 record is completely ridiculous. I understand that they’ve been struggling to get five and numbers have been tight. Zan Smith is a monster and always a threat. Josh Ramos is about as good of a knock down shooter that we have and Alex Beaton averages 17, 7 boards and nearly 5 helpers a game. Those three alone are about as prolific a scoring bunch as shown up and down the Hot Sauce Roster. Also Brian Albere and Matt Thompson are two of my favorite ‘do the little things’ types of guys. Not sure of how the playoff picture will work out. But I think Legends can go on a roll and challenge the Hottest of all Sauces.

 

Kekumbah’s Thomas Leatherman might have a big night and give the Legends some trouble inside. But even with a commanding double double performance, I don’t think it will be enough to outpace Leo’s gang. 

Gronk's Kittens
Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
Birk Mitau1120111000NA 4375%
Karl Balan32001102150% 100%
Luke Fehsenfeld052121000NA 00NA
Max Warren74050104125% 100%
Mike Keohan351101000NA 11100%
Mike Nelson211120022100% 00NA
Nathan Vandergrift841310022100% 00NA
Nick Spiro611000000NA 100%
Patrick Corcoran651100000NA 00NA

Hoop Heights
Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
Brendan Jackson8601220200% 7229%
Gabriel Arato520010000NA 3133%

Meketa Investment Group 35  Beef Wellington 47

test

Meketa Investment Group
Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
Connor Stuewe462000000NA 200%
Danny Chan562200000NA 3133%
Jed Constantino650320000NA 5240%
Nikolas Goldberg041001000NA 00NA
Paul Scleparis240000022100% 100%
Yianni Grupen143011005480% 6350%

Beef Wellington
Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
Andrew Devizio530210000NA 2150%
Daniel Hartford3203100100% 5120%
David DiSilva52240002150% 00NA
Jason Barefoot472210000NA 100%
Sebastian Arrarte2378041066100% 11100%

Hot Sauce Committee 114  Boston Park Plaza 50

test

Hot Sauce Committee
Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
Alex Said1043840000NA 300%
Derek Erion168420107114% 11100%
Jamie Spinner2320410000NA 11764%
JR Mannetta462102000NA 00NA
Khalid Lakanwal1920720000NA 10550%
Nate Weitzer2511420000NA 12758%
Will Otto1211352104250% 100%

Boston Park Plaza
Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
Carlos Oliva020000000NA 00NA
Omar Yasien1551131000NA 2150%
Theo Young2461020000NA 6467%

The Kekumbahs 46  Leo's Legends 74

The Kekumbahs
Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
Brandon Perotto231210000NA 00NA
Kyle Habecker750210000NA 3133%
Matthew Francis020100000NA 200%

Leo's Legends
Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
Alex Beaton246232002150% 7343%
Ben Stephenson641320000NA 00NA
Brian Albere851210022100% 00NA
Josh Ramos1550310022100% 6350%
Zan Smith258141302150% 4250%