Fall 2006: A 5v5 League Champs: Stackpole

    Stackpole comes back and takes championship over FDH 1V with clutch FT shooting.
    FDH 1V 74 Stackpole 77

    Going in to this one I had Stackpole as big favorites to take home ìthe Beltî and the 5v5 championship.  I felt confident with this pick as Stackpole proved too much for FDH 1V to handle less that a month ago (http://www.crfcbasketball.com/ww_new.php?leagueT=7&leagueSET=99&week=11).  But that was with Stackpole squad that had all 7 members while on this night they would only have 5 suited up as co-ROY Ryan Reilly (undisclosed reasons) and Joe Malcolm (pneumonia) would be out of the lineup.  That is 31 points from the previous match up out of the lineup and no rest for the 5 guys in uniform.  With info of Reilly not being there got to FDH 1V there eyes widen and ears perked up as they realized there chances of pulling off the upset just got a lot better.  Early on Jeff ìJazzî Holden (16 pts) was hitting (as usual) from way outside (as usual).  But FDH 1V was hitting as well and we had a tie game 10 minutes in.  Then we had our first big momentum swing.  After an offensive rebound (1 of 9 on the game) and put back attempt by the Wolverine (14 pts, 18 rebs), Matt Schoener (10 pts, 3 3ís) got Tíd up for ìdisagreeingî with the call.  Holden and Wolverine made there FTs and a bucket on the ensuing possession gave Stackpole a 6 point edge and the game looked to possibly be blown wide open.  But that momentum was short lived as FDH 1V immediately went on an 8-0 run (highlighted by 2 threes) to retake the lead.  The teams continued to trade hoops and the lead before FDH took a 47-44 lead at the break.  FDH were lighting it up in the first half to the tune of 9 three pointers.  Complimenting the outside shooting of the whole squad was the inside tenactity of Craig Griifin (29 pts, 12 rebs) who had 18 at the break to pace all scorers.  The 2nd half started out similar to the 1st with FDH running and hitting shots from everywhere and they built a 3 point lead (largest margin for either squad) at 62-54 with just over 10 minutes remaining but that is where they seemed to run out of steam.  With the defense concentrating on Chris McMahon (25 pts, 13 rebs), the Wolverine found gaps in the defense and Chris Hunter (12 assists) hit him a few times down low with nice passes and he either finished them off (occasionally taking 2 attempts at it).  Brian Skerry (17 pts, 3 stls) also drove the lane relentlessly and finished with his patented left-handed floater and the FDH lead had evaporated.  On the whole the 2nd half of this one was pretty ugly with both teams committing a lot of fouls, as neither would allow any easy buckets.  Despite this CRFCís youngest fan, Teddy Chisholm aka The Little Cheese, absolutely loved the action on the floor, clapping loudly with every made shot.  With 2+ minutes remaining it came down to free throw shooting.  Then Chris McMahon and Chris Hunter coolly hit 6 straight and FDH couldnít find the shooting touch that had gotten them this far in the playoffs before hitting one last time form the outside to give us the final margin of 3.  Also putting up a great game in the losing effort was Mike Ellis (20 pts).  A tough end to FDH 1Vís inaugural season, but it had its highlights, namely Craig Griffinís play throughout and their huge 2OT playoff upset of FTR.  We look forward to having them back.  A well deserved championship for Stackpole after last seasonís fluke semifinal elimination.  A great victory to finish a fantastic season game for the boys of Stackpole who got a slight taste of victory only a month ago when they also took top honors at the 3-on-3 tourney but clearly wanted more.  MVP honors in this one go to Chris ìChiseî McMahon, not shockingly, as he found a way to get in done in the end when he the game was on the line.  Chris might need to build a 2nd mantle in his house as his old one is surely filled by CRFC hardware by now.

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    FDH 1V 74  Stackpole 77

    Stackpole comes back and takes championship over FDH 1V with clutch FT shooting.

    Going in to this one I had Stackpole as big favorites to take home ìthe Beltî and the 5v5 championship.  I felt confident with this pick as Stackpole proved too much for FDH 1V to handle less that a month ago (http://www.crfcbasketball.com/ww_new.php?leagueT=7&leagueSET=99&week=11).  But that was with Stackpole squad that had all 7 members while on this night they would only have 5 suited up as co-ROY Ryan Reilly (undisclosed reasons) and Joe Malcolm (pneumonia) would be out of the lineup.  That is 31 points from the previous match up out of the lineup and no rest for the 5 guys in uniform.  With info of Reilly not being there got to FDH 1V there eyes widen and ears perked up as they realized there chances of pulling off the upset just got a lot better.  Early on Jeff ìJazzî Holden (16 pts) was hitting (as usual) from way outside (as usual).  But FDH 1V was hitting as well and we had a tie game 10 minutes in.  Then we had our first big momentum swing.  After an offensive rebound (1 of 9 on the game) and put back attempt by the Wolverine (14 pts, 18 rebs), Matt Schoener (10 pts, 3 3ís) got Tíd up for ìdisagreeingî with the call.  Holden and Wolverine made there FTs and a bucket on the ensuing possession gave Stackpole a 6 point edge and the game looked to possibly be blown wide open.  But that momentum was short lived as FDH 1V immediately went on an 8-0 run (highlighted by 2 threes) to retake the lead.  The teams continued to trade hoops and the lead before FDH took a 47-44 lead at the break.  FDH were lighting it up in the first half to the tune of 9 three pointers.  Complimenting the outside shooting of the whole squad was the inside tenactity of Craig Griifin (29 pts, 12 rebs) who had 18 at the break to pace all scorers.  The 2nd half started out similar to the 1st with FDH running and hitting shots from everywhere and they built a 3 point lead (largest margin for either squad) at 62-54 with just over 10 minutes remaining but that is where they seemed to run out of steam.  With the defense concentrating on Chris McMahon (25 pts, 13 rebs), the Wolverine found gaps in the defense and Chris Hunter (12 assists) hit him a few times down low with nice passes and he either finished them off (occasionally taking 2 attempts at it).  Brian Skerry (17 pts, 3 stls) also drove the lane relentlessly and finished with his patented left-handed floater and the FDH lead had evaporated.  On the whole the 2nd half of this one was pretty ugly with both teams committing a lot of fouls, as neither would allow any easy buckets.  Despite this CRFCís youngest fan, Teddy Chisholm aka The Little Cheese, absolutely loved the action on the floor, clapping loudly with every made shot.  With 2+ minutes remaining it came down to free throw shooting.  Then Chris McMahon and Chris Hunter coolly hit 6 straight and FDH couldnít find the shooting touch that had gotten them this far in the playoffs before hitting one last time form the outside to give us the final margin of 3.  Also putting up a great game in the losing effort was Mike Ellis (20 pts).  A tough end to FDH 1Vís inaugural season, but it had its highlights, namely Craig Griffinís play throughout and their huge 2OT playoff upset of FTR.  We look forward to having them back.  A well deserved championship for Stackpole after last seasonís fluke semifinal elimination.  A great victory to finish a fantastic season game for the boys of Stackpole who got a slight taste of victory only a month ago when they also took top honors at the 3-on-3 tourney but clearly wanted more.  MVP honors in this one go to Chris ìChiseî McMahon, not shockingly, as he found a way to get in done in the end when he the game was on the line.  Chris might need to build a 2nd mantle in his house as his old one is surely filled by CRFC hardware by now.

    FDH 1V
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Bob Williams3000100100% 00NA
    Bryan Calder42000002150% 00NA
    Craig Griffin2993410010880% 00NA
    Dan Heslin000000000NA 00NA
    Jeff Magnuson320110000NA 00NA
    Matt Schoener105010003133% 00NA
    Mike Ellis2053301044100% 00NA
    Zack Ellis520400000NA 00NA

    Stackpole
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brian Skerry174013004250% 00NA
    Chris Hunter430800022100% 00NA
    Chris McMahon2585103010880% 00NA
    Jeff Holden162120004375% 00NA
    Matt Filosa149910006467% 00NA

Standings 5 on 5 F2006 Thru Week 15
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1FTR8-20.800W2081.2570.25
2Stackpole7-20.778W4178.8367.83
3Charlestown7-30.700W1176.0973.82
4Usual Suspects6-40.600W3269.6469.36
5FDH 1V4-50.444L2477.2580.75
6Five Knuckle Shuffle4-50.444L1475.7070.70
7Justice League4-50.444W1471.3072.50
8BMF's3-60.333L1573.4569.36
9The Has Beens1-60.143L6756.0072.29
10Vitale1-70.125L7753.2580.63
Points Per Game
1Craig Griffin
FDH 1V
24.75
2CJ Enere
BMF's
23.78
3Sean Walsh
Usual Suspects
23.56
4Dave McLaren
Justice League
20.44
5Nick Smith
Charlestown
20.00
6Ryan Reilly
Stackpole
18.44
7Matt Schoener
FDH 1V
17.67

Player Rater
1Craig Griffin
FDH 1V
59.948
2Sean Walsh
Usual Suspects
49.009
3CJ Enere
BMF's
46.229
4Nick Smith
Charlestown
45.758
5Ryan Reilly
Stackpole
45.569
6Troy Seymour
FTR
42.4010
7Shane O'Donnell
Five Knuckle Shuffle
40.509
8Derek Gallagher
Charlestown
38.2510
9Mike Ellis
FDH 1V
36.948
10Phil Davis
FTR
34.6510

Rebounds Per Game
1Craig Griffin
FDH 1V
14.88
2Ryan Reilly
Stackpole
12.44
3Sean Walsh
Usual Suspects
11.78
4Shane O'Donnell
Five Knuckle Shuffle
11.67
5Derek Gallagher
Charlestown
9.90
6Troy Seymour
FTR
8.60
7Jason Gallagher
Charlestown
8.10

3s Per Game
1Troy Seymour
FTR
0.00nan%
1Bryan Calder
FDH 1V
0.00nan%
1Joe Malcolm
Stackpole
0.00nan%
1Sean Walsh
Usual Suspects
0.00nan%
1Zarmon McCray
BMF's
0.00nan%
1Sean O'Callaghan
Justice League
0.00nan%
1Jay Sartori
Five Knuckle Shuffle
0.00nan%
1Derek Gallagher
Charlestown
0.00nan%
1Matt Schoener
FDH 1V
0.00nan%
1Donavan Brown
BMF's
0.00nan%
1Nick Smith
Charlestown
0.00nan%
1Brian Gomes
FTR
0.00nan%
1Bob Williams
FDH 1V
0.00nan%
1Aaron Charles
BMF's
0.00nan%
1Phil Davis
FTR
0.00nan%

Assists Per Game
1Mike Ellis
FDH 1V
4.13
2Shane O'Donnell
Five Knuckle Shuffle
4.00
3Troy Seymour
FTR
3.70
4Sean O'Callaghan
Justice League
3.67
5Donavan Brown
BMF's
3.56
6Bryan Calder
FDH 1V
3.50
7Nick Smith
Charlestown
3.38