Winter 2012: 5v5 Draft League Champs: Will Smith’s Breffmints

    Breffmints win inaugural 5v5 Draft League Title
    Will Smith's Breffmints 61 Get Lubed Up 55

    And just like that, it\'s over.

    The 5v5 Draft league has been a lot of fun, at least for me, and I know that Will Smith\'s Breffmints ended the season the way they wanted to last night. There\'s so much I want to cover that this thing is going to be long and rambling, so let\'s get to it! 

    We don\'t always get the best two teams in the league into the Finals, but we did this season as Lubed Up was the clear #2 by the end. It helps to have both good teamwork and the league MVP on your side.

    The team came out pretty fired up. You\'d expect that in the Finals I guess. Talanian had a couple early buckets and Colon was getting to the basket at will. They were down 14-13 early though, and that\'d because Debari stepped his game up. In his first Finals appearance since he joined CAC Basketball 4 seasons ago, Drew wasn\'t going to let this chance at a title slip away without making an impact. He nailed 2 attempts from deep early and the way he was shooting, I expected him to keep hoisting shots. 

    A quick 9-0 run thanks to work on the O glass by Fine and Ian gave the Mints a 23-13 lead with 9 minutes to go in the first half. I knew the game wasn\'t over, but Lubed Up would have to do some hard work to claw back into it.

    Thankfully they had Colin and Dias coming off the bench to nail a couple 3s before halftime. As the game started to get called a little tighter, the scoring slowed and points were harder to come by. That\'s why getting 3 on 1 possesion was key! Lubed Up trailed 26-28 at the break, using a 13-5 \'run\' to end the first half that spanned 9 minutes. Yea, the scoring slowed considerably. 

    Colon was unstoppable in the second half when he drove to the hoop or used that step-back-off-the-glass-for-2 move of his. His points started adding up quickly. Despite all of them, and there were a lot, Drew\'s 4th three of the game at the 14 minute mark re-established the Mints double digit lead. So many extra possessions. Nick flashed some nice post moves, which you should see in the video, that we haven\'t seen all season long. See, reasons like that are why you win the Tibbs\' Award! With Dave Fine continuing his outstanding playoff play (9 points, 13 boards a game!) the Mints were able to take advantage of their 14 O boards. Everyone chipped in, even Ian, who probably wants to forget everything about this game except the fact that they won.

    Still, Colon kept it close. When Powell was hurt with 5 minutes left and his team clinging to a 6 point lead, I thought things would get dicey. They did.

    The last 3 minutes of the game were a parade to the free throw line. Matty, the janitor and I all thought that maybe it was a little early to be fouling and sending guys to the line in a 4 point game. Apparently Lubed Up\'s scouting reports are even better than mine though. After starting the game 4 for 6 from the charity stripe (really good for them!) the Mints started to feel the pressure and froze up. 

    Each possession started to blur together. Lubed Up would miss a 3 (why weren\'t they going for 2s at that point?!?) and the Mints would miss at least one of their free throw attempts. Not a single time did they hit 2 in one trip to the line. The misses started piling up and I thought at some point Lubed Up would steal this game. They were down 55-52 with a 1:30 left. The Mints would go on to shoot 16 more free throws (making just 5) but Lubed UP was never able to hit that big shot to tie the game up.

    Lubed Up couldn\'t take advantage of the Mints shooting just 14-35 from the charity stripe in this one, and definitely let the game slip away

    The Mints finish the season with an unofficial record for the worst free throw shooting champ of all time. After this abysmal, let me say it again FOURTEEN for THIRTY-FIVE \'performance\', they finish the season shooing 84 of 183. That\'s 45.9% for the season! Yea that\'s bad, but I\'m pretty sure they don\'t care at this point. 

    There was no bubbly to pop, but there should have been.

    Congrats to all the teams on a great first season, there are still a couple spots open for the next season in the Draft Leagues if you want to get involved again. Just shoot me an email to CACBasketball@gmail.com

     

     

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    Will Smith's Breffmints 61  Get Lubed Up 55

    Breffmints win inaugural 5v5 Draft League Title!

    And just like that, it's over.

    The 5v5 Draft league has been a lot of fun, at least for me, and I know that Will Smith's Breffmints ended the season the way they wanted to last night. There's so much I want to cover that this thing is going to be long and rambling, so let's get to it! 

    We don't always get the best two teams in the league into the Finals, but we did this season as Lubed Up was the clear #2 by the end. It helps to have both good teamwork and the league MVP on your side.

    The team came out pretty fired up. You'd expect that in the Finals I guess. Talanian had a couple early buckets and Colon was getting to the basket at will. They were down 14-13 early though, and that'd because Debari stepped his game up. In his first Finals appearance since he joined CAC Basketball 4 seasons ago, Drew wasn't going to let this chance at a title slip away without making an impact. He nailed 2 attempts from deep early and the way he was shooting, I expected him to keep hoisting shots. 

    A quick 9-0 run thanks to work on the O glass by Fine and Ian gave the Mints a 23-13 lead with 9 minutes to go in the first half. I knew the game wasn't over, but Lubed Up would have to do some hard work to claw back into it.

    Thankfully they had Colin and Dias coming off the bench to nail a couple 3s before halftime. As the game started to get called a little tighter, the scoring slowed and points were harder to come by. That's why getting 3 on 1 possesion was key! Lubed Up trailed 26-28 at the break, using a 13-5 'run' to end the first half that spanned 9 minutes. Yea, the scoring slowed considerably. 

    Colon was unstoppable in the second half when he drove to the hoop or used that step-back-off-the-glass-for-2 move of his. His points started adding up quickly. Despite all of them, and there were a lot, Drew's 4th three of the game at the 14 minute mark re-established the Mints double digit lead. So many extra possessions. Nick flashed some nice post moves, which you should see in the video, that we haven't seen all season long. See, reasons like that are why you win the Tibbs' Award! With Dave Fine continuing his outstanding playoff play (9 points, 13 boards a game!) the Mints were able to take advantage of their 14 O boards. Everyone chipped in, even Ian, who probably wants to forget everything about this game except the fact that they won.

    Still, Colon kept it close. When Powell was hurt with 5 minutes left and his team clinging to a 6 point lead, I thought things would get dicey. They did.

    The last 3 minutes of the game were a parade to the free throw line. Matty, the janitor and I all thought that maybe it was a little early to be fouling and sending guys to the line in a 4 point game. Apparently Lubed Up's scouting reports are even better than mine though. After starting the game 4 for 6 from the charity stripe (really good for them!) the Mints started to feel the pressure and froze up. 

    Each possession started to blur together. Lubed Up would miss a 3 (why weren't they going for 2s at that point?!?) and the Mints would miss at least one of their free throw attempts. Not a single time did they hit 2 in one trip to the line. The misses started piling up and I thought at some point Lubed Up would steal this game. They were down 55-52 with a 1:30 left. The Mints would go on to shoot 16 more free throws (making just 5) but Lubed UP was never able to hit that big shot to tie the game up.

    Lubed Up couldn't take advantage of the Mints shooting just 14-35 from the charity stripe in this one, and definitely let the game slip away

    The Mints finish the season with an unofficial record for the worst free throw shooting champ of all time. After this abysmal, let me say it again FOURTEEN for THIRTY-FIVE 'performance', they finish the season shooing 84 of 183. That's 45.9% for the season! Yea that's bad, but I'm pretty sure they don't care at this point. 

    There was no bubbly to pop, but there should have been.

    Congrats to all the teams on a great first season, there are still a couple spots open for the next season in the Draft Leagues if you want to get involved again. Just shoot me an email to CACBasketball@gmail.com

     

     

    Will Smith's Breffmints
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    David Fine105600106117% 11100%
    Drew DeBari174022106350% 6467%
    Ian Rubiano72301006350% 00NA
    Matt Emond010101000NA 00NA
    Nick Yeaton103110007229% 200%
    Robert Powell1794311010550% 7229%

    Get Lubed Up
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Charles Maxson010100000NA 00NA
    Colin mcalpine941401000NA 9333%
    Derek Friesen31212002150% 100%
    Eric Allen030100000NA 100%
    Greg Ney071001000NA 00NA
    Jason Talanian83410000100% 00NA
    Jeremy Colon3010231108563% 8113%
    Mike Dias520111000NA 11100%

Standings 5v5 Draft W12 Thru Week 11
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Will Smith's Breffmints8-10.889W5060.5545.00
2Get Lubed Up7-20.778W3155.9145.73
3A Big Disaster6-30.667L1256.2051.70
4Lobster City4-50.444W1445.8050.40
5Cookies and Apple Juice 2-70.222L3643.5656.78
6Tom Selleck's Mustache Ride 0-90.000L9840.6758.78
Points Per Game
1Jeremy Colon
Get Lubed Up
21.80
2Dennis Klavins
Cookies and Apple Juice
19.78
3Brandon Olszew
Tom Selleck's Mustache Ride
18.00
4Steven Punzell
A Big Disaster
13.70
5Robert Powell
Will Smith's Breffmints
13.10
6Ian Rubiano
Will Smith's Breffmints
12.91
7Mike Malley
A Big Disaster
12.89

Player Rater
1Robert Powell
Will Smith's Breffmints
52.5510
2Jeremy Colon
Get Lubed Up
52.4010
3Steven Punzell
A Big Disaster
42.8510
4Dennis Klavins
Cookies and Apple Juice
38.949
5Jason Weisberg
A Big Disaster
38.3010
6Mike Malley
A Big Disaster
37.449
7Eric Allen
Get Lubed Up
35.569
8Drew DeBari
Will Smith's Breffmints
34.3611
9Ian Rubiano
Will Smith's Breffmints
34.1411
10Kellen Kingery
Lobster City
34.119

Rebounds Per Game
1Robert Powell
Will Smith's Breffmints
13.10
2Matt Murphy
Lobster City
12.22
3Steven Punzell
A Big Disaster
11.70
4Jeremy Colon
Get Lubed Up
11.40
5Greg Ney
Get Lubed Up
9.89
6Ian Rubiano
Will Smith's Breffmints
8.64
7Stephen Bowker
Tom Selleck's Mustache Ride
8.00
7Mike Malley
A Big Disaster
8.00

3s Per Game
1Brandon Olszew
Tom Selleck's Mustache Ride
4.0036%
2Colin mcalpine
Get Lubed Up
2.3332%
3Mike Malley
A Big Disaster
2.1129%
4Stephen Bowker
Tom Selleck's Mustache Ride
1.8630%
5Drew DeBari
Will Smith's Breffmints
1.8233%
6Dennis Klavins
Cookies and Apple Juice
1.7829%
7Jamil Ball
Cookies and Apple Juice
1.7120%

Assists Per Game
1Jason Weisberg
A Big Disaster
4.50
2Eric Allen
Get Lubed Up
4.33
3Robert Powell
Will Smith's Breffmints
3.60
4Cory Prescott
Tom Selleck's Mustache Ride
3.38
5Kellen Kingery
Lobster City
3.33
6Drew DeBari
Will Smith's Breffmints
3.18
7Colin mcalpine
Get Lubed Up
3.00