Fall 2008: A2 League Champs: Big Nice

Fall 2008: A2 League Champs: Big Nice

    There will be No Repeat in A2 this Season – Big Nice Back in the Finals
    Pau Gasol’s Beard 62 Big Nice 65

    Pre Game: Lighthouse Bermont is filling in for Big Nice in this one, soo this should be interesting with Wolverine behind the whistle.  Over/under on ‘Come on Wolverine’ despite this not being his ‘game’ is 3.5 ®C any takers?  As has been repeated numerous times around here, both these guys feel like this is the defacto championship game.  It’s a rematch of last seasons, and both teams have already beaten Vance, so I can’t say that I blame them for thinking that. 


     


    Game Time:  Freddy gets 4 quick points, Mazz draws a charge (!?!) and B Mul has two quick fouls. None of these things are good omens for PGB.  Where’s the 5th Man of the Year??  Oh yea, on the bench since we’re 2 minutes in.


    So much for the newly minted MVP taking few 3s, 0-4 but his team is up 12 ®C 6 after 6 thanks to some less than inspired play by PGB.  Wheres the heart fellas?


    We’ve already had 2 moments that, had it been Lighthouse’s actual team, were very °∞Come on Wolverine!°± worthy…There’s one!!!


    The CAC is alive, with the sound of Muuuusic….3s draining through the hoop for PGB that is. They decided to wake up and play some ball, taking a 16-14 lead with 9 left to go in the half. 


    Mr. Everything is dominating the boards, having ripped down 7 already, as many as°°PGB combined.  The Utility Man (Glen) answers the call and hits a 3 of his own as everyone is getting involved. 


    There is Mazz ®C 1 for 6 from downtown, but he’s bulled his way to 16 points.  Keep Taking it STRONG young man!


    The FIRST 2 point field goal of the night for PGB comes with 5 minutes to go in the half. You read that right, it was all 3s, on the ‘bad’ rim no less, 6-12  and Roy is leading the way.  But seriously fellas, you’re not gonna win if you can’t get a few easy ones to fall.  You’ll like the second half better, the rim is softer. It just has to be close then or it won’t matter.  Stay in it!


    Layups Fellas!!!


    We’ve got Big Nice up  34-28 at the half.  Despite the fact that PGB only hit 3 of the field goals that only count for 2, annd the fact that no one has double figures, AND the fact that Mazz has gone off for 20, I’d say theyre in a good spot. 


    Wow, stat of the game so far, B Mul just got his first points after a steal/fast break combo.  Even though he”s handed out 5 assists, he’s got to be more aggressive down the stretch, as Big Nice is up 43-36.  Check that, make it 43-42 as Dorey and Duncan hit a pair of 3s in about 5 seconds. 


    why is it always the late games that are going to go down to the wire?  We’ve got a 4 point game with 10 minutes left.  the Ragin’ Bull has really put PGB on his back with 16 second half poitns so far, we’re tied at 51 with 8 left and now it really is anyone’s game.  Give it to the Bull and get the hell out of the China Shop!! Apparently someone isn’t happy that theyy were left off the all CAC team and wanted to make a poitn tonight.


    Mazz ties the game at 60 (oh PGB had just taken the lead for the first time since the first half) and then draws a charge on Top Dog Duncan for his fourth foul…those are the plays an MVP makes!!


    Tied at 62 ®C Big Nice just ran off 40 seconds of the last minute and hold the ball with just :20 to go.  No OT !!! O’Cal hits both free throws after dorey ‘fouls’ him as he’s running out the clock.  12 seconds left, down 2, who gets the ball and who’s on the bench??


    A busted play forces PGB to foul, and Mazz can only convert 1 of 2 from the line.  I thought this guy was the MVP? Isn’t he supposed to put the game out of reach? Apparently not, PGB has the ball with 3 seconds left at half court, down only 3.


    The Ragin’ Bull lines up a Bomb from over the half court line, but it’s just a tad short, and Big Nice survives to play in the A2 finals for the 514th season in a row. 


     


    Post Game:  I’d have expected nothing less from this game, and we might as well just hand the A2 championship award to the Big Nice now, hadn’t we? I mean, it’s a mere formality that they have to play Vance next week in the Finals.  I’m sure Mazz has found that pair of shorts that he left my heart from the last time we met in a Championship Game.

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    Commentary by Gripp…

    Vance Refrigeration 55  Big Nice 67








    Vance Refrigeration
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Adam Kneeland202110000NA 00NA
    Collin Vataha1352230000NA 00NA
    Collin Vataha1352230000NA 00NA
    Jason Tibbetts18330110400% 00NA
    Paul Krezanoski65021002150% 00NA
    Tim Deihl1490010011100% 00NA
    Tom Biggins010000000NA 00NA






    Big Nice
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Derek Gallagher162320206467% 00NA
    Ed Finn1302100044100% 00NA
    Jeff Hrkach27002103267% 00NA
    Jon Mazzone268103006467% 00NA
    Sean O’Callaghan64134006117% 00NA

Standings A2 Fall 2008 Thru Week 13
P Team Record % Streak GB PF PA
1 Pau Gasol’s Beard 7-3 0.700 W4 0 73.92 69.83
2 Vance Refrigeration 7-3 0.700 L3 0 74.75 68.42
3 Big Nice 6-3 0.667 L1 1 64.67 58.33
4 Genzyme 5-5 0.500 L1 2 73.73 68.82
5 Generation Kill 4-6 0.400 L4 3 57.45 62.73
6 Sullivan’s Tap 4-6 0.400 L3 3 62.67 67.67
7 Big Paul’s Baby Arm 3-6 0.333 W1 4 78.20 88.70
8 Count It 2-6 0.250 L3 5 26.75 30.75
Points Per Game
1 Jon Mazzone
Big Nice
29.80
2 Terry Henderson
Genzyme
27.50
3 Trevor McAndrew
Big Paul’s Baby Arm
25.00
4 Tom Duncan
Pau Gasol’s Beard
22.80
5 Michael Sweeney
Sullivan’s Tap
22.18
6 Bryan Sweeney
Sullivan’s Tap
21.90
7 Brandon Dorey
Pau Gasol’s Beard
21.18
Player Rater
1 Trevor McAndrew
Big Paul’s Baby Arm
69.35 10
2 Terry Henderson
Genzyme
62.05 10
3 Jon Mazzone
Big Nice
58.20 10
4 Ryan Cokely
Generation Kill
56.30 10
5 Tom Duncan
Pau Gasol’s Beard
49.10 10
6 Brandon Dorey
Pau Gasol’s Beard
47.82 11
7 Bryan Sweeney
Sullivan’s Tap
45.35 10
8 Paul Krezanoski
Vance Refrigeration
44.96 12
9 Brian Mulcahy
Pau Gasol’s Beard
44.56 9
10 Jason Tibbetts
Vance Refrigeration
44.36 11
Rebounds Per Game
1 Terry Henderson
Genzyme
14.90
2 Trevor McAndrew
Big Paul’s Baby Arm
14.30
3 Erik Brown
Big Paul’s Baby Arm
12.75
4 Jon Mazzone
Big Nice
11.80
5 Chris Collins
Generation Kill
11.78
6 Brian Mulcahy
Pau Gasol’s Beard
10.89
7 Chris Sweeney
Sullivan’s Tap
10.60
3s Per Game
1 Zarmon McCray
Generation Kill
0.00 nan%
1 Collin Vataha
Vance Refrigeration
0.00 nan%
1 Jeff Hrkach
Big Nice
0.00 nan%
1 Mike Sorrentino
Sullivan’s Tap
0.00 nan%
1 Matt Claise
Generation Kill
0.00 nan%
1 Tom Duncan
Pau Gasol’s Beard
0.00 nan%
1 Erik Brown
Big Paul’s Baby Arm
0.00 nan%
1 Chris Sweeney
Sullivan’s Tap
0.00 nan%
1 Aaron Charles
Generation Kill
0.00 nan%
1 Brian Mulcahy
Pau Gasol’s Beard
0.00 nan%
1 Jason Tibbetts
Vance Refrigeration
0.00 nan%
1 Tom Biggins
Vance Refrigeration
0.00 nan%
1 Sean O’Callaghan
Big Nice
0.00 nan%
1 Pat Lawson
Genzyme
0.00 nan%
1 Chris Collins
Generation Kill
0.00 nan%
Assists Per Game
1 Ryan Cokely
Generation Kill
7.00
2 Trevor McAndrew
Big Paul’s Baby Arm
4.70
3 Sean O’Callaghan
Big Nice
4.40
4 Brandon Dorey
Pau Gasol’s Beard
3.82
5 Paul Krezanoski
Vance Refrigeration
3.25
6 Tom Kahana
Pau Gasol’s Beard
3.20
7 Glenn Moody
Pau Gasol’s Beard
3.18