Fall 2015: 5v5 Draft League Champs: Fat Chicks Scizzoring

    Fat chicks Scizzoring wins the Championship
    Fat Chicks Scizzoring 69 Three Comma Club 63

    Matt K and Remy B led the the champs in scoring with 19points & 22 points respectfully. It was good game from start to finish. at one point in the second half it was back to bak to scoring for both teams. However FTS proved to be a little to much for the three Comma club! Congrats FTS!!!!!

    Scores, Box Scores & Write-Ups

    Regular Season: Week 4

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    Fat Chicks Scizzoring 61  The Sparrows 75

    Week 4 Re-cap, TS Rides 3 Ball To Easy Win

    Week 4 Re-cap:

    True Shooting %: Unfortunately (or fortunately for some of you) TS% will be going on hiatus because of JC’s injury. Untill we get a new full time stat keeper set and used to tracking missed shots the data would be incomplete. It’s no easy task keeping track of all those clangers.

    Player of the Week: Tyler Massey – Triple Comma Club. 25/11/5 is a monster stat line but Massey also hit a half court, running, game winner against some good defense as the buzzer sounded. TCC inbounded it to him with .5 seconds left and he got the shot off and made it for the win.

    Power Rankings with Week 4 notes:

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    1. 1.       Hand Banana 2.0 (3-1): They have the H2H win vs. Scarface, but this is a 1a, 1b situation. Guards are an absolute nightmare to guard and they do a respectable job on the glass / defense with the size disadvantage. Barely fell in OT to SS without Accetta. SS defense was actually solid but they just have so many guys that can make tough shots not sure how to stop them. 
    2. 2.       Scarface (3-1): Came back late to take out BB. After SS win last week that is an impressive resume. Yancy is a force on the boards and Brooks has been getting his. However, play of Tariq + X has elevated them to true contender status. Duo combined for 18 timely points last night, they need that production to continue.
    3. 3.       Simon Says: Repeat After Me (3-1): Best offense and worst defense by the per game numbers. Now, I don’t think that is true for the defense in per possession numbers but we don’t quite have that advanced of stats here. Still, allowing 70+ points back to back weeks is a concern. However, offense is clicking, lots of balance too so seems pretty slump proof.
      ---------------------------darkhorse tier------------------------------
    4. 4.       Bully’s Bull-pen (2-2): Both losses are to top 3 teams, including Scarface last night. Offense is there but they are going to struggle when Robbie and Nash can’t get the 3 ball going. #2 defense team in the league by per game averages but struggle to stop teams with multiple scoring guards. Unfortunately, that seems to be the theme for most teams this season.
    5. 5.       Three Comma Club (2-2): Have yet to beat a good team but have been close. Attendance has been an issue, Rogosa was out again last night though they did pull out a win. Looks like Massey is back on track so that is huge. They need to get their big 3 (Massey, Rogosa, Looooooooooubins) together. If they can all produce in the same game this team can move up.
      ---------------------------basement tier------------------------------
    6. 6.       The Sparrows (2-2): Fat people were just what TS needed to get back on track. Absolutely rained in 3 balls all night against some apathetic defense. That will not be available against top teams. They need to get something going inside the paint. Until then they are too jump shot reliant to make a run.
    7. 7.       1st Time for Everything (0-4): They haven’t won yet but they compete. Really rough luck the last couple weeks to not come out with 1 or even 2 wins. Klavins is still money but the rest of the offense is rounding into form. Shockingly, getting stops was their biggest problem last night but the defense is still there.
    8. 8.       Fat People (1-3): Kenney is MIA and this team is an absolute train wreck without him. Lots of hero ball, absolutely no defense. TS was just walking into wiiiiiiiiiiiiide open 3s all night. I doubt anyone ever shoots that well again but I can’t express how open all the looks were for TS last night. Until the defense shows the ability to even try and slow someone down they have to be in the basement. Now, if they can get over 5 players that should be a definite improvement.
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    Couple announcements: TS% is on hold until we get a permanent person to cover my games and record all those misses.

    Weekly re-cap will still be posted here but will not be on the forums until Tibbs un-bans me. Note: I don’t think I am actually banned but I can log into my account, get some weird error, so I can’t post.

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    First game of the night was over in about 5 minutes. Final score has Archer’s Sparrows defeating Drew’s Fat People 76-61. It was not remotely that close. In fact I believe Drew’s squad may have earned most hated status by the refs status by getting within 15 points with two minutes left and wasting 10 extra minutes of everyone’s time. Scott dropped 27 for TS and Pete scored 18 for Fat.

    We kicked things off 4v5 as Fat People were undermanned. Somehow they managed to play their best defense of the night down a man and only trailed 7-4 4 minutes in when Mike Ryan arrived to make it 5v5. That was the end of the defensive effort for Fat People as they were utterly unable to cover the 3 pt line. TS started 5/8 from distance. Normally that would be a highly unsustainable rate but given how wiiiiiiiiide open the shots were I was not surprised by the accuracy.

    Fat People were doing some damage of their own early on though. Mike Ryan converted back to back post buckets, the second with the harm, and the TS lead was only 3: 21-18. Next possession was a wide open 3 for Scott Green (he started 5/5 from 3 on the night, not sure a Fat person was in his area code for any of those attempts). Possession after that Remy was off arguing with Marlon in the corner and the 4v5 defense resulted in another wide open 3, this time for Archer, bottoms. Drew came back with a three ball of his own and Remy hit a couple mid range Js to make it 29-25 with 5 minutes left in the half.

    Then the defense went from slow to completely apathetic as TS ran off a 18-3 run to close to half. Guess what number 18 is divisible by? You were told there would be no math? Too bad! 47-28 at the half. TS would lead by as many as 30 before Pete went nuts late in garbage time. Hope everyone started him in fantasy.

    Player of the Game: Bowman, Yuen, Green, Fein and Heald. They combined to go 16/28 from 3. And they ended on a 1/7 run so they started 15/21. My feelings on the defense are above but you still have to hit the open shots and that is not a given in a rec league. Lights out shooting by TS in this one.

     

    Fat Chicks Scizzoring
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Drew DeBari1770511000NA 10330%
    Jamaal C Williams062011000NA 400%
    Mike Ryan12540110100% 00NA
    Pete Wilson181142210100% 12433%
    Remy Baudet140210206350% 4125%

    The Sparrows
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Alex Yuen136200007343% 7229%
    Corey Fein11434100200% 4375%
    Gael Frouin2843010200% 00NA
    Jack Bowman206032006350% 7571%
    Jason Heald341101000NA 3133%
    Scott Green2772510000NA 7571%

    Welcome to the Bully's Bull-pen 58  Scarface 61

    Scarface Continues Their Ascendance

    Couple announcements: TS% is on hold until we get a permanent person to cover my games and record all those misses.

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    8PM game was another close one as Yancy’s Scarface continued their impressive run with a 61-58 win over The Bull’s Bully’s Bull-pen. Tariq hit a tough lay-in for the winning margin and then BB could not overcome Brooks from the line. Logan led the way with 23 for BB while Brooks notched 24 for SF.

    Early on The Bully flashed his 3 pt range and Robbie Hanson came out H-O-T to open up a 7-0 lead 2 minutes in. No warm up period required for these guys! Brooks calmly got his squad back in it as SF also stepped up the D. His 3 ball gave SF their first lead: 15-12. SF was doing a good job attacking the rank, opening the game shooting 9/10 from 2 pt range (and 1/6 from 3).

    Logan was keeping BB in it as Robbie cooled off (fast). His 3 off a nice dish from Capasso tied things at 21. Logan kept his claws out and single handedly pushed BB to a 37-32 lead. It was Tariq  who came to the rescue for SF, hitting some tough buckets as the rest of the offense sputtered in the 2nd half. After 2 FTs from The Bull another tough Tariq J knotting things once again: this time at 44. Scoring slowed to a snail’s pace at this point. Neither squad was allowing the other to take control of the game. (Or, everyone was tried and missing shots, but I like the first diagnosis better).

    Finally SF took the lead on a Yancy 3? Sure, why not. Kid has been money with the long jumper the last couple weeks. If defenders have to start respecting that he is going to be a nightmare to keep out of the paint. After BB got a bucket from The Bully, Tariq answered back with an acrobatic finish to make it 54-50 with 2 minutes remaining. Brooks then came up with a key block on the defensive end, and hit some FTs to keep SF in front. BB fought until the end but were never able to put an actual scare into the lead.

    Player of the Game: Brooks Dyer – 24 points, 2 boards, 2 assists, 2 steals and a block. Unfortunately for Brooks TS% is on ice with JC’s injury but this was a crazy efficient performance. Plus he had the game sealing block and FTs.

    Welcome to the Bully's Bull-pen
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Harry Demakes643000022100% 00NA
    Jesse Roper002110000NA 00NA
    Joe Nash52020004375% 00NA
    Logan Bernard23222110100% 5360%
    Mike Capasso030300000NA 00NA
    Rob Hanson1322020022100% 1119%
    Robert Haas1164011022100% 4125%

    Scarface
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brooks Dyer2420221010880% 5240%
    Matt Hayes241201000NA 200%
    Sam Kallmerten203000000NA 00NA
    Tariq Nicholson1030310000NA 100%
    Xavier Ramdial820210000NA 200%
    Yancy Brown15122233022100% 11100%

    Three Comma Club 61  1st Time for Everything 58

    Masseys Heroics Send Tough Luck 1st to 0-4

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    Game of the night! A much needed competitive affair after the 6PM game threatened to completely put the stat keeper and refs to sleep. Tyler Massey drilled a half court shot as the buzzer sounded to give Triple Comma Club a thrilling victory over 1st Time For Everything. ALee’s squad was paced by 25 from Massey while Big Ro got another 25 from Klavins.

    Early on it was Sweet Lou doing his thing for TCC. 7 early points staked them to a 9-5 lead. Lou has been coming out hot almost every game this season. Their game plan seems to be establish him and then build off that. With Rogosa out he was the primary creator so the plan was solid.

    Massey started out 0/3 but then started to get things going: hitting his next 2 shots to extend the lead to 12-5. It was starting to look like another blow out with the offensively challenged 1st squad seeing their normally stout defense desert them as well. Luckily they managed to bust out of their offensive slump. Klavins scored 8 points in a hurry (keyed by 3 steals by him) and the supporting cast chipped in as well. Massey was matching them shot for shot though as TCC still led: 26-24 with 8 minutes left in the half.

    With Sweet Lou going a bit cold TCC started running their offense through Wiseman at the high post. Big man is a great passer and 1st either didn’t know this, or failed to stop it because he was finding guys left and right for open lay ups. That allowed TCC to extend the lead to 35-28 at the half. I think this was 1st’s best offensive half and definitely their worst defensive half.

    TCC kept rolling in the 2nd half, this time via the 3 ball, as the lead ballooned to 46-33. Dan Lopez, Lou and Massey all ran up the phone bill during the run. Big Ro finally got his squad playing their normal defense and they put the clamps on TCC after the 3 point barrage subsided. They slowly cut the lead down to 6 with 6 minutes left after a 6 point Klavins run. A satanic sentence if I have seen one.

    1st was in a zone most of the night and while they did give up offensive rebounds and some easy baskets it was generating a lot of steals. Carpin nabbed one on the next possession and then drained a trifecta to cut the lead to 3. 1st continued to lock down on D but really struggled to take the lead. They finally got it on a Carpin putback (56-55) only to see Massey drain a 3 in response. Mighty Mouse followed that up with a slick reverse lay in to tie things at 58 with 33s left. Both teams failed to score leaving .5 seconds on the clock. TCC inbounded to Massey near mid court, he turned and lofted one over Julian (who was right in his face), buckets. Ballgame.

    Player of the game: Tyler Massey, duh – 25 points, 11 boards, 5 assists. Kid did it all AND nailed a game winner. Easiest PotG award ever.

    Three Comma Club
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Andrew Lee533210000NA 2150%
    Dan Lopez660310000NA 3267%
    Daniel Wiseman994403011100% 00NA
    Loubins Francois1660410000NA 10220%
    Tyler Massey2592500000NA 10550%

    1st Time for Everything
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Dennis Klavins2342251010550% 400%
    John Carpin10621220200% 3267%
    Julian Arthur810323304250% 100%
    Matt Manganelli112241004375% 100%
    RoShawn Green6112200200% 8225%
    Scott DeMato002000000NA 100%

    Hand Banana 2.0 75  Simon Says: Repeat After Me 81

    Big Buck Hunter

    The final game of the night featured an OT thriller between Simon Says and Hand Banana 2.0 with Hand Banana roaring back in the final seconds to tie it, before ultimately falling 81-75.
    A four-point lead with 49.7 seconds left is usually safe, right? 
    Well, not on this night thanks to some heroics courtesy of Brett Baghdoyan and Larry Thurber, who will now be known as ‘LT 2.0.’ 
    Baghdoyan buried a triple to cut the Simon Says lead to 70-69 with 40 ticks left, and after Ian Rubiano knocked down 2-2 from the line to push the lead 72-69, the stage was set for LT after he was fouled from behind the arc with just six seconds left.
    Pressure? What pressure. 
    LT stepped to the line and calmly drained all three attempts from the stipe to tie the game.  
    In OT, however, it was Simon Says who took control though. 
    After Mike Ganley and LT traded buckets to start the overtime session, Simon Says southpaw PG Carlos Carmona found a trailing Caleb Buck for the drive, which resulted in an And-1 and ultimately a 3-point Simon Says lead with just 1:20 to play. Ganley then found Dan Towne for the lay-in to push the lead to 79-74 and Simon Says held on in a game which they trailed 36-29 at the break.
    Hand Banana ran with just four and needed a fill-in –my teammate Joe Nash filled in for them- but they were the more aggressive team early on. 
    Tim McDonald led the first-half attack for Hand Banana 2.0 with a team-high 12 at the break, which included two 3-balls, the second of which came off an Andy McQuilkin kick to put HB up 19-13.
    The ‘Donald (Tim) wasn’t the only one raining 3s from deep though. Brendon Leary, who hit 4-5 from deep on the night, added instant offense off the bench for Simon Says, drilling back-to-back triples to pull his team within a basket, 19-17, by the midway point of the first. 
    After Gared Schneberger found Ganley for the tough score, Simon Says were up 23-22 with 5:20 to go in the first. Hand Banana responded with a 12-5 run to reclaim their lead at 34-27. McDonald was feeling it during that run as he did a bit of everything: He added a lefty finish at the hoop, found McQuilkin for the hoop, then came up with a swipe and dish to a streaking McQuilkin, and he also showcased a killer-crossover and score with just 1.5 left in the opening frame. 
    LT kicked off the second half with a 3-ball and that pushed the HB lead to 10 –their biggest lead yet – at 39-29. Then down the other end, LT sacrificed his body and took a charge on a driving Towne. 
    Thurber and Baghdoyan worked really well together in this one. They’re both active players, and they had a couple of nice give-and-gos and other hookups in the second half, including one pretty give-and-go that saw Thurber finish at the rim to put Hand Banana up 45-42. 
    With his team struggling on offense a bit, Buck decided to take matters into his own hands. He knocked down a 3-ball, showcased a nice spin on the block and then converted a nice over-the-top feed from Ganley into an old-fashioned 3-point play, which cut the HB lead to 53-52. 
    Leary was at it again midway through the half as he nailed another hit from deep to put Simon Says on top 55-53. McDonald came right back to tie it on a slash, but Ganley decied to try his luck from deep: Bang! 
    Simon Says went up 65-61 after a Ganley score after two-straight offensive boards, a Gared –It can only be Gared!- 3-ball and a Towne steal and score with 4:30 to go. 
    Baghdoyan and Thurber added scores (floater and hustle chase-down rebound and score to actually give Hand Banana a brief lead late at 66-65, but it was Big Buck Hunter time as Buck dialed long distance and hit a trey to give Simon Says a 68-66 advantage with 2:10 to play. 

    The final game of the night featured an OT thriller between Simon Says and Hand Banana 2.0 with Hand Banana roaring back in the final seconds to tie it, before ultimately falling 81-75.

    A four-point lead with 49.7 seconds left is usually safe, right? 

    Well, not on this night thanks to some heroics courtesy of Brett Baghdoyan and Larry Thurber, who will now be known as ‘LT 2.0.’ 

    Baghdoyan buried a triple to cut the Simon Says lead to 70-69 with 40 ticks left, and after Ian Rubiano knocked down 2-2 from the line to push the lead 72-69, the stage was set for LT after he was fouled from behind the arc with just six seconds left.

    Pressure?

    What pressure. 

    LT stepped to the line and calmly drained all three attempts from the stipe to tie the game.  

    In OT, however, it was Simon Says who took control though. After Mike Ganley and LT traded buckets to start the overtime session, Simon Says southpaw PG Carlos Carmona found a trailing Caleb Buck for the drive, which resulted in an And-1 and ultimately a 3-point Simon Says lead with just 1:20 to play. Ganley then found Dan Towne for the lay-in to push the lead to 79-74 and Simon Says held on in a game which they trailed 36-29 at the break.

    Hand Banana ran with just four and needed a fill-in –my teammate Joe Nash filled in for them- but they were the more aggressive team early on. 

    Tim McDonald led the first-half attack for Hand Banana 2.0 with a team-high 12 at the break, which included two 3-balls, the second of which came off an Andy McQuilkin kick to put HB up 19-13.

    The ‘Donald (Tim) wasn’t the only one raining 3s from deep though. Brendon Leary, who hit 4-5 from deep on the night, added instant offense off the bench for Simon Says, drilling back-to-back triples to pull his team within a basket, 19-17, by the midway point of the first. 

    After Gared Schneberger - Is that the best name in the league? - found Ganley for the tough score, Simon Says were up 23-22 with 5:20 to go in the first.

    Hand Banana responded with a 12-5 run to reclaim their lead at 34-27.McDonald was feeling it during that run as he did a bit of everything: He added a lefty finish at the hoop, found McQuilkin for the hoop, then came up with a swipe and dish to a streaking McQuilkin, and he also showcased a killer-crossover and score with just 1.5 left in the opening frame. 

    LT kicked off the second half with a 3-ball and that pushed the HB lead to 10 –their biggest lead yet – at 39-29. Then down the other end, LT sacrificed his body and took a charge on a driving Towne. 

    Thurber and Baghdoyan worked really well together in this one. They’re both active players, and they had a couple of nice give-and-gos and other hookups in the second half, including one pretty give-and-go that saw Thurber finish at the rim to put Hand Banana up 45-42. 

    With his team struggling on offense a bit, Buck decided to take matters into his own hands. He knocked down a 3-ball, showcased a nice spin on the block and then converted a nice over-the-top feed from Ganley into an old-fashioned 3-point play, which cut the HB lead to 53-52. 

    Leary was at it again midway through the half as he nailed another hit from deep to put Simon Says on top 55-53. McDonald came right back to tie it on a slash, but Ganley decied to try his luck from deep: Bang! 

    Simon Says went up 65-61 after a Ganley score after two-straight offensive boards, a Gared –It can only be Gared!- 3-ball and a Towne steal and score with 4:30 to go. Baghdoyan and Thurber added scores (floater and hustle chase-down rebound and score, respectively) to actually give Hand Banana a brief lead late at 66-65, but it was Big Buck Hunter time as Buck dialed long distance and hit a trey to give Simon Says a 68-66 advantage with 2:10 to play. 

    Hand Banana 2.0
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Andy Mcquilkin118330103133% 100%
    Brett Baghdoyan156240108675% 6117%
    Lawrence Thurber2562020044100% 7114%
    Tim McDonald203051103267% 7229%

    Simon Says: Repeat After Me
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brendon Leary134111002150% 5480%
    Caleb Buck197132104375% 22100%
    Carlos Carmona601410022100% 100%
    Dan Towne1081220000NA 100%
    Gared Schneberger540111000NA 11100%
    Ian Rubiano112050009778% 00NA
    Jacob Simon010100000NA 00NA
    Mike Ganley17623000100% 5120%

Standings 5v5 Draft F15 Thru Week
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
The Sparrows6-30.667W3063.4461.56
Hand Banana 2.06-30.667L1069.1163.33
Fat Chicks Scizzoring6-30.667W5057.5651.78
Welcome to the Bully's Bull-pen5-40.556W1163.6760.67
Three Comma Club5-40.556W2166.4462.56
Simon Says: Repeat After Me4-50.444L4268.7869.89
Scarface3-60.333L5356.0065.00
1st Time for Everything1-80.111L3552.0062.22
Points Per Game
1Matt Accetta
Hand Banana 2.0
21.33
2Dennis Klavins
1st Time for Everything
20.50
3Scott Green
The Sparrows
18.56
4Brooks Dyer
Scarface
18.00
5Tim McDonald
Hand Banana 2.0
17.00
6Logan Bernard
Welcome to the Bully's Bull-pen
16.89
7Tyler Massey
Three Comma Club
15.89

Player Rater
1Yancy Brown
Scarface
46.2010
2Robert Haas
Welcome to the Bully's Bull-pen
45.4510
3Mike Rogosa
Three Comma Club
45.367
4Tim McDonald
Hand Banana 2.0
44.729
5Logan Bernard
Welcome to the Bully's Bull-pen
42.619
6Caleb Buck
Simon Says: Repeat After Me
42.2510
7Drew DeBari
Fat Chicks Scizzoring
42.147
8Scott Green
The Sparrows
41.899
9Dennis Klavins
1st Time for Everything
41.4010
10Ian Rubiano
Simon Says: Repeat After Me
39.9010

Rebounds Per Game
1Yancy Brown
Scarface
15.20
2Robert Haas
Welcome to the Bully's Bull-pen
13.50
3Julian Arthur
1st Time for Everything
10.60
4Caleb Buck
Simon Says: Repeat After Me
10.50
5Gael Frouin
The Sparrows
9.88
6Daniel Wiseman
Three Comma Club
9.00
6Dan Towne
Simon Says: Repeat After Me
9.00

3s Per Game
1Rob Hanson
Welcome to the Bully's Bull-pen
3.5629%
2Joe Nash
Welcome to the Bully's Bull-pen
2.6742%
3Loubins Francois
Three Comma Club
2.6039%
4Matt Accetta
Hand Banana 2.0
2.5642%
5Dennis Klavins
1st Time for Everything
2.3039%
6Tyler Massey
Three Comma Club
2.1133%
7RoShawn Green
1st Time for Everything
2.1026%

Assists Per Game
1Ian Rubiano
Simon Says: Repeat After Me
4.10
2Carlos Carmona
Simon Says: Repeat After Me
4.00
3Tim McDonald
Hand Banana 2.0
3.89
4Logan Bernard
Welcome to the Bully's Bull-pen
3.67
5Mike Rogosa
Three Comma Club
3.57
6Brett Baghdoyan
Hand Banana 2.0
3.56
7Drew DeBari
Fat Chicks Scizzoring
3.43