Fall 2012: 5v5 Draft League Champs: Hand Banana

    Hand Banana champions MWW core goes Back to Back
    SYNT 60 Hand Banana 62

    Finals video located here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L6VGj9xguw&feature=plcp

    ASG stats / write up located here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AszpZvIPnvw6dDdFc2pZdlB3Tzk1aDNzMWVwamhpUUE#gid=0

    Season awards located here: http://www.cacbasketball.com/forum/cac-league-discussion/5v5-draft-awards-and-lines-for-something/

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    Capt Cousins made it 2 straight 5v5 draft championships with a 62-60 victory over SYNT and MVP Sean Walsh. Cousins added Al Said to mostly the same supporting class from last year’s title team and it paid off. Said took home the Finals MVP award with 19 points, 7 assists, 5 boards and 4 swipes. Sean Walsh led SYNT with 34 points, 20 boards and 2 blocks but it was not quite enough.

    Hand Banana definitely had the intensity edge early. They looked like they had be ready to play for the past week while SYNT seemed to be going through the motions. HB started the game with a full court press which seemed to disrupt SYNT’s flow offensively. Capt Cousins cashed in an O board then caught a press induced errant passed and kicked it to Luigi for an open 3 – HB led 19-12 at the end of the first quarter.

    Loubins showed up late for SYNT, without a jersey. Al apparently had an extra that he loaned him, thereby depriving his team of 2 technical FTs. Great show of sportsmanship! Most likely would not have happened if the Rash had made it to the finals. In the 2nd quarter scoring picked up even more. Notice the extremely low rebounding numbers? That is because every SYNT possession ended in a made basket or turnover. Sean Walsh was simply unstoppable down low, converting countless and-1s and picking up 2 fouls on HB’s big 3 (Al, CC and Luigi). Walsh accumulated 25 points in the first half and his efforts tied things up at 26. After Al and Loubins exchanged banked 3 pters (neither of them called it) HB went on a mini run of there own to close out the half. Matt A was left wide open for a buzzer beating 3 and HB led 41-36 at the break.

    Given that the final score was 62-60 I think you can figure out what happened in the 2nd frame. HB steamrolled their way to a 52-42 lead behind an 8-0 run featuring a couple tough lay-ins by Luigi and Walsh not touching the ball for SYNT. I say steamrolled because this 8-0 run moved extremely slowly. HB continued to inch ahead as SYNT developed a chronic turnover addiction and it was 58-45 at the end of the 3rd quarter.

    SYNT couldn’t even get shots up on offense and on defense they could not stop Said. He was getting into the paint, drawing Walsh to him and dishing to his teammates for easy buckets. Really took over the game for a good 10 minute stretch and it looked like HB would coast to the title. However, things got interesting. HB started to turn the ball over themselves and SYNT closed to within 4 at 2 minutes on a Turin layup. Then Monty came up with a huge steal which led to another lay in and it was a 2 point game with 30s left. HB turned the ball over AGAIN and SYNT had a chance to tie. Shocker coming up here: SYNT turned the ball over! Said swiped the ball away, got it to Matt A who got fouled. 62-60, 6s left. Matt misses the front end of the 1 and 1 and Sean Walsh grabbed the board. He takes off down the sideline, runs into 2 HB defenders and bodies go flying. Whistle Blows. Traveling violation on Walsh! I honestly had no idea what the ref was going to call (offensive foul, block, travel) but that call essentially iced the game. SYNT had 1 more hail-mary opportunity fittingly stolen away by Said and Hand Banana were champions.

    Great season everyone! Make sure you sign up for next year ASAP (link at the top of the write up).

    League scribe,

    Ian Rubiano

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    SYNT 60  Hand Banana 62

    Hand Banana champions, MWW core goes Back to Back

    Finals video located here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L6VGj9xguw&feature=plcp

    ASG stats / write up located here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AszpZvIPnvw6dDdFc2pZdlB3Tzk1aDNzMWVwamhpUUE#gid=0

    Season awards located here: http://www.cacbasketball.com/forum/cac-league-discussion/5v5-draft-awards-and-lines-for-something/

    Sign up for next season you bums! http://www.cacbasketball.com/signup/

     

     

    Capt Cousins made it 2 straight 5v5 draft championships with a 62-60 victory over SYNT and MVP Sean Walsh. Cousins added Al Said to mostly the same supporting class from last year’s title team and it paid off. Said took home the Finals MVP award with 19 points, 7 assists, 5 boards and 4 swipes. Sean Walsh led SYNT with 34 points, 20 boards and 2 blocks but it was not quite enough.

    Hand Banana definitely had the intensity edge early. They looked like they had be ready to play for the past week while SYNT seemed to be going through the motions. HB started the game with a full court press which seemed to disrupt SYNT’s flow offensively. Capt Cousins cashed in an O board then caught a press induced errant passed and kicked it to Luigi for an open 3 – HB led 19-12 at the end of the first quarter.

    Loubins showed up late for SYNT, without a jersey. Al apparently had an extra that he loaned him, thereby depriving his team of 2 technical FTs. Great show of sportsmanship! Most likely would not have happened if the Rash had made it to the finals. In the 2nd quarter scoring picked up even more. Notice the extremely low rebounding numbers? That is because every SYNT possession ended in a made basket or turnover. Sean Walsh was simply unstoppable down low, converting countless and-1s and picking up 2 fouls on HB’s big 3 (Al, CC and Luigi). Walsh accumulated 25 points in the first half and his efforts tied things up at 26. After Al and Loubins exchanged banked 3 pters (neither of them called it) HB went on a mini run of there own to close out the half. Matt A was left wide open for a buzzer beating 3 and HB led 41-36 at the break.

    Given that the final score was 62-60 I think you can figure out what happened in the 2nd frame. HB steamrolled their way to a 52-42 lead behind an 8-0 run featuring a couple tough lay-ins by Luigi and Walsh not touching the ball for SYNT. I say steamrolled because this 8-0 run moved extremely slowly. HB continued to inch ahead as SYNT developed a chronic turnover addiction and it was 58-45 at the end of the 3rd quarter.

    SYNT couldn’t even get shots up on offense and on defense they could not stop Said. He was getting into the paint, drawing Walsh to him and dishing to his teammates for easy buckets. Really took over the game for a good 10 minute stretch and it looked like HB would coast to the title. However, things got interesting. HB started to turn the ball over themselves and SYNT closed to within 4 at 2 minutes on a Turin layup. Then Monty came up with a huge steal which led to another lay in and it was a 2 point game with 30s left. HB turned the ball over AGAIN and SYNT had a chance to tie. Shocker coming up here: SYNT turned the ball over! Said swiped the ball away, got it to Matt A who got fouled. 62-60, 6s left. Matt misses the front end of the 1 and 1 and Sean Walsh grabbed the board. He takes off down the sideline, runs into 2 HB defenders and bodies go flying. Whistle Blows. Traveling violation on Walsh! I honestly had no idea what the ref was going to call (offensive foul, block, travel) but that call essentially iced the game. SYNT had 1 more hail-mary opportunity fittingly stolen away by Said and Hand Banana were champions.

    Great season everyone! Make sure you sign up for next year ASAP (link at the top of the write up).

    League scribe,

    Ian Rubiano

    SYNT
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Damian Ruff62121002150% 11100%
    Jason Heald230210000NA 100%
    Loubins Francois320200000NA 11100%
    Michael Turin413310000NA 00NA
    Monty Thomas410010000NA 100%
    Patrick Stevens320100000NA 11100%
    Peter MacIntyre432000000NA 00NA
    Sean Walsh341192020151067% 200%

    Hand Banana
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Alex Said194274008338% 3267%
    Charles Maxson000000000NA 00NA
    Chris Cousins1431351022100% 00NA
    Chris Mason000100000NA 00NA
    Jason Correia51211004375% 00NA
    Luigi Sanon1521013000NA 2150%
    Matt Accetta930230022100% 2150%
    Nick Barry001010000NA 00NA

Standings 5v5 Draft F12 Thru Week 11
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1SYNT7-20.778W2060.9161.36
2Hand Banana5-40.556W1260.0056.91
3Muggsy Bogues Diaper Rash5-40.556L2260.5061.30
4My Stupid Ocelot5-40.556L1266.4064.70
5Not Quite Dead Yet3-60.333L1461.7861.89
6The Passing Ruffians2-70.222W1560.2264.33
Points Per Game
1Sean Walsh
SYNT
28.22
2Brian Phillips
Muggsy Bogues Diaper Rash
23.63
3Alex Said
Hand Banana
21.11
4Chris Cousins
Hand Banana
19.36
5Scott Green
My Stupid Ocelot
18.30
5Brooks Dyer
My Stupid Ocelot
18.30
7Keith Baranowski
Not Quite Dead Yet
16.78

Player Rater
1Sean Walsh
SYNT
74.569
2Alex Said
Hand Banana
61.289
3Keith Baranowski
Not Quite Dead Yet
52.729
4Chris Cousins
Hand Banana
43.9111
5Brooks Dyer
My Stupid Ocelot
42.8010
6Thomas Bruno
The Passing Ruffians
40.289
7Brian Phillips
Muggsy Bogues Diaper Rash
39.888
8Jay Tufte
The Passing Ruffians
38.3816
9Drew DeBari
Muggsy Bogues Diaper Rash
38.198
10Luigi Sanon
Hand Banana
36.9111

Rebounds Per Game
1Sean Walsh
SYNT
19.33
2Jay Tufte
The Passing Ruffians
11.75
3Keith Baranowski
Not Quite Dead Yet
11.67
4Chris Cousins
Hand Banana
10.91
5Tyler Tremblay
Not Quite Dead Yet
10.83
6Luigi Sanon
Hand Banana
9.27
7Benjamin Jackson
Muggsy Bogues Diaper Rash
8.78

3s Per Game
1Brian Phillips
Muggsy Bogues Diaper Rash
3.1342%
2Thomas Bruno
The Passing Ruffians
2.4432%
3Drew DeBari
Muggsy Bogues Diaper Rash
2.1339%
4Brooks Dyer
My Stupid Ocelot
1.9048%
5Nate Weitzer
Not Quite Dead Yet
1.5045%
6William Hudson
My Stupid Ocelot
1.4039%
7Chris Cousins
Hand Banana
1.3638%

Assists Per Game
1Alex Said
Hand Banana
6.67
2Jeff Rubin
Not Quite Dead Yet
5.00
3Cheese
The Passing Ruffians
4.38
4Brooks Dyer
My Stupid Ocelot
3.90
5Brett Baghdoyan
My Stupid Ocelot
3.60
6Drew DeBari
Muggsy Bogues Diaper Rash
3.38
7Thomas Bruno
The Passing Ruffians
3.22