Fall 2011: A 5v5 League Champs: Boneyard

    Boneyard completes season with huge win over Invasion
    Invasion 54 Boneyard 64

    Boneyard had to pull out all the stops against a tough Invasion squad, but were able to win the A 5v5 Championship with their 64-54 win. The biggest factor that decided this game was the three ball. Boneyard hit 11-25 from distance while Invasion only made 5-23.

    The first half started off great for Boneyard as they had an early 8-2 lead thanks to back-to-back threes from Jeff Dickson and Chris Vetrano to start the game and then a nice move from Ryan Cain to duke a couple defenders.  Cain also hit a huge three with a defender in his face that gave Boneyard the 16-5 lead. Invasion went on an 11-0 run at this point that was capped off by a Luke Owings putback.

    Invasion got their first lead of the evening, 19-18, on a deep triple from Joe Pagliuca. The lead was 22-18 after a tough drive from Luke where he got fouled hard. Luke hit the free throw for the old-fashioned three-point play. Boneyard was not down and tied the game at 26-26 when Steven Furber hit a wide open three-pointer.

    Boneyard retook the lead when Ryan split a couple defenders and hit a tough layup that made it 28-26. Invasion answered this layup with a drive to the basket by Dillan Shaffer-Hines. Dillan was fouled and nailed the free throw to give Invasion the 29-28 lead with one minute left in the first half. In the final seconds of the half, David Mok stole the ball and passes it off to Joe who nails a three with 1.1 seconds left on the clock. Boneyard could not get the shot off in time and the halftime score was 32-28 with Invasion in front.

    Boneyard started to chip away at this small lead of Invasion to begin the second half. Jeff hit both of his free throws to cut the lead to 40-38 with 16:15 remaining in the game. Doug Miller gave Invasion their biggest lead at 44-39 thanks to a strong move at the rim. Boneyard took over from this point and went on 9-0 run that concluded with a fast break opportunity by Brett Dickson thanks to a steal by MVP Jimmy Marois. The lead was now 48-44

    The next possession was horrible for Invasion as Mick Manzo threw a pass too hard for Tomas Balcetis to handle and the ball went out of bounds for the turnover. Jimmy capitalized on this turnover by hitting a deep three to make it 51-46.

    The lead was 57-46 with 6:45 remaining after Jimmy hit a three-pointer from the corner. With 4:45 left, Steven hit a deep three as Luke was running at him to give Boneyard the 57-49 edge.

    In the final minutes, Steven had a huge offensive rebound off a missed one-and-one opportunity for Boneyard that ended with Ryan hitting both ends of their next one-and-one that brought the lead to 59-49 with 205 left in the game. Ryan had a huge steal with 1:15 remaining. Boneyard hit 7-11 of their free throws down the stretch and Invasion could not hit many shots in the final minutes to make this a closer game.

    MVP, Jimmy Marois, had a game-high 17 points and was able to grab five rebounds. He also was 3-7 from distance. Chris went 2-6 from three-point land with 14 points. He was also 4-7 from the free throw line. Jeff added 13 points and was 3-4 from deep.

    Luke had a team-high 15 points as he hit 4-5 from the free throw stripe, but was only 1-8 on his three-point attempts. He also collected 17 rebounds for the double-double. Doug added 13 points and Joe finished with 10 points.

    This was a great season guys and can’t wait to see who can win it all next session! Have a great holiday break!

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    Who's Next 57  Invasion 69

    Championship caliber perfomance from Invasion

    In a meeting of two streaking teams Invasion came out with more urgency and were the clear aggressors in this battle against Who's Next. WN was coming off a big win and at the beginning this may have seemed like a let-down game as they failed to close out on shooters and fell behind early. After taking a timeout and regrouping, Reece Freeman got Who's Next going with a couple big fastbreak buckets to cut the deficit to only 2 (20-22). Lew Finnegan contributed with some tough baskets in the lane and MacDonald is always productive in the paint, but Invasion was able to take a 5 point lead into the half.

    Invasion got production from Owings as usual, and Miller was a huge defensive presence early on. However they also got important production from Nick Manzo off the bench, who immediately contributed with a steal, assist, and a couple three balls. This was especially important because Balcetis continued to struggle from deep and Pagliuca couldn't connect either at the start, but Invasion finds a way to get it done on offense.

    The second half saw a very balanced attack from Invasion's scores as they moved the ball and racked up 10 assists as a team. Balcetis was not phased by the low percentage he was shooting, he just continued to put them up and hit a big shot to push the lead to 13 points. Even when Who's Next fought back Invasion had an answer as Pagliuca drained a contested 3 to push their lead to double digits once again. Owings and Miller had a good high-lo connection going and David Mok played with excellent poise to help control the tempo and never allow Who's Next to grab the momentum.

    This led to frustration from WN, and Yusuf Screen got pissed enough at a no-call to get a Tech. Mac disappeared from the second half offense and Finnegan had a couple rough bounces on three-point attempts, it seemed like it just wasn't their night. Now they're back in the middle of the pack and .500 and have to win a big game next week against Hand Down Man Down.

    Who's Next
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Aaron Berger000010000NA 100%
    Andrew Meilleur000000000NA 00NA
    Lew Finnegan204152006583% 5120%
    Mark Macdonald1543000044100% 3133%
    Noah Coughlin201120000NA 200%
    Reece Freeman94123006350% 100%
    Tom Finnegan020000000NA 100%
    Yusef Screen96210007571% 100%

    Invasion
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brandon Parrish000100000NA 00NA
    David Mok1010520000NA 200%
    Dillan Shaffer-Hines211100000NA 00NA
    Doug Miller1001303000NA 00NA
    Joe Pagliuca1221100044100% 5240%
    Luke Owings1715452205360% 4250%
    Nick Manzo800110000NA 3267%
    Tomas Balcetis1010400022100% 8225%

    Middlesex Magic 74  Zards 61

    Griffin steals the assist show as Middlesex run the Zards

    The Zards had a tough matchup tonight and missing their sharpshooter Schultz did not help matters as they came out with very cold shooting. That is everyone except Mark Phillips who was just wet from mid-range and deep, finishing with 19 points and 3-4 from 3pt range. They also got a lift from the versatile Kyle Jackson who created a few second chance opportunities to manufacture some offense.

    So you'd think Middlesex would be running away with this game, however both teams struggled to score in the first half. Chuck couldn't bottom a three and MM also struggled from the FT line, but Crotty took the initiative on offense and hit a couple big transition threes to push their lead to double digits. Still, nobody scored for the final three minutes of the half and Middlesex held their lead 38-27.

    In the second the Zards made their push- led by Mike Kearney's timely three and foul shots they cut the deficit to 45-53. The offense began to sputter for Middlesex and it became a one-possession game at one point but then Craig Griffin the assist mistro checked back in. This guy was looking for the first triple-double at BSC-Wellington and he got it by dishing inside and out. Everytime he got the ball he made something positive happen on offense and when Chuck finally connected on a three you knew MM was gonna coast in this one.

    Next week the Zards will try and finish with a win against SHU and Middlesex travels to Charlestown to take on the home team.

    Middlesex Magic
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Chuck Abba132103004375% 5120%
    Craig Griffin12101101207571% 4125%
    Jason O'Keefe115200002150% 300%
    Mahlon Williams731101011100% 00NA
    Mike Crotty224131003133% 7343%

    Zards
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Alex Krull602000000NA 300%
    Darian Reid-Sturgis36402202150% 100%
    Ibrahim Toukan231101022100% 00NA
    Kyle Jackson175321003133% 400%
    Kyle Jackson175321003133% 400%
    Kyle Phillips432210000NA 00NA
    Mark Phillips1920330000NA 4375%
    Michael Kearney100040005360% 5120%

    Grown Man Move 67  Charlestown 54

    Charlestown runs out of steam against Grown Man Move

    Charlestown and Grown Man Move met for the first and only time in Fall 2011 and Grown Man Move still showed they could handle Charlestown with a 67-54 win. Charlestown is now eliminated from playoff contention with the loss and one week left.

    The first half was where Charlestown made their mark on Grown Man Move. Charlestown came back with multiple runs to take leads early on, but lost momentum as the half progressed. Derrick Coleman hit a huge three to make the Charlestown lead 16-13 to cap off an 8-2 run. Grown Man Move took over from there and went on a 22-8 run to take the 35-24 lead. The halftime lead was 37-28.

    The second half was all Grown Man Move. The lead was pushed to 54-34 after Sean Walsh hit a jumper. With 4:25 left to play, Derrick hit a deep three that cut the lead to 63-51, but that is as close as Charlestown could get.

    Grown Man Move was led by Tony Awad with 16 points and eight rebounds. Dan Duggan finished 3-8 from downtown with 11 points. Royce Henry added 12 points and 12 rebounds. Ben Max may have only had three points, but he also dished out seven assists.

    Charlestown was led by Derrick with 19 points, but was only 3-13 from distance. Jason Gallagher wax 3-3 from deep with 11 points and seven rebounds.

    Charlestown will face a tough Middlesex Magic team at 8:05 p.m. next week. Grown Man Move will face Invasion at 9:05 p.m. also at the Boys and Girls Club.

    3v3 Tournament - Coming up in December, but the dates have changed to December 17th and 18th. Link is here: http://cacbasketball.com/3on3_basketball_tournament.php

    Grown Man Move
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Ben Max320710000NA 11100%
    Dan Duggan1310410000NA 8338%
    Ian Kilpatrick830000000NA 00NA
    Kreg Peerless11301020100% 7343%
    Mike Braun001000000NA 200%
    Royce Henry12102421022100% 00NA
    Sean Walsh463101022100% 00NA
    Tony Awad1672300000NA 00NA

    Charlestown
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Andrew Conelly5202100200% 4125%
    Bryan Lambert108330104250% 4250%
    Carlos Riberio3410000100% 2150%
    Derek Gallagher640300000NA 6233%
    Derrick Coleman19303100100% 13323%
    Jason Gallagher1152100000NA 33100%

    Hand Down Man Down 57  Boneyard 69

    Boneyard gets on track after late start to get a big win

    Hand Down Man Down made this a shortened game so I will keep it to the point. This was a must win for Boneyard but they allowed HDMD to jump all over them with their outside shooting and the inside presence of Matt Christensen. Ryan Cane was the offense early for Boneyard because he can create buckets out of nowhere. When Marois checked back in and hit a few key buckets they were able to end the half with a push and cut the deficit to five.

    The second half was mostly Boneyard doing what they do- drive, kick, three ball. Vetrano and Brett Dickson ended with 7 assists each and they did well to pick the right pass. This was a loose game with a lot of contact and HDMD is a scrappy team, especially Matt Flynn who likes to throw it off the glass and crash his own misses. However it seemed like playing two games in a row was too much for 3 of HDMD's players and they didnt have the energy to run with the quicker Boneyard. In the end made free throws and clutch threes iced the game for Boneyard and they took it home 69-57, setting up a tough test next week against Market Boston. Sure to be a lot of threes in that contest.

    Hand Down Man Down
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Matt Christensen162521005480% 00NA
    Matt Johnson74221102150% 200%
    Matt O'Malley1221430000NA 12217%
    Patrick Nee1321120000NA 8338%
    Tim Flynn915100011100% 00NA

    Boneyard
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brett Dickson800700000NA 22100%
    Chris Vetrano1050720000NA 6233%
    Connor Benedict010000000NA 00NA
    James Marois1140110000NA 22100%
    Ryan Cain2311301066100% 5360%
    Steven Furber1020100044100% 5240%
    Travis Weber221010000NA 00NA

    SHU Program 63  Market Boston 71

    Market Boston survives late push from SHU Program

    SHU Program and Market Boston were in a fight for playoff seeding, but Market Boston pulled off the win, 71-63.

    The first half brought out the best in both clubs as neither team could pull ahead as the game was tied 24-24. Market Boston ended the half on a 7-3 run to take the 31-27 lead at the half.

    This run continued in the second half as the lead was 48-27 after Market Boston held SHU Program scoreless for the first five minutes. The run to start this first half was a 17-0 run. SHU Program began to get their selves together and cut the lead to 51-40 and just kept cutting away Market Boston’s lead. The lead was only 67-61 after Ant Thomas hit a layup. Market Boston had trouble making free throws, but was 4-5 in the last 30 seconds of the game.

    Market Boston was led by James Lambert with 17 points and eight rebounds. Adio Asafa added 16 points.

    Cecil Gresham had a game-high 21 points and was 4-5 from the free throw line for SHU Program.  Ant Thomas scored 17 points.

    Market Boston will head back to BSC-Wellington for their final game of the regular season against Boneyard at 8:00 p.m. next week. SHU Program will take on the top-seeded Zards team at 9:00 p.m. also at BSC-Wellington.

    3v3 Tournament - Coming up in December, but the dates have changed to December 17th and 18th. Link is here: http://cacbasketball.com/3on3_basketball_tournament.php

    SHU Program
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Ant Thomas175213002150% 4250%
    Cecil Gresham216002105480% 5120%
    Greg McCarthy12010002150% 00NA
    John Fogarty2140000200% 00NA
    Pete Fogarty520000000NA 11100%
    Pete Lambert611000000NA 5240%
    Ray Witkos330100000NA 3133%
    Ted Cottrell849300000NA 300%

    Market Boston
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Adio Ashafa1621110000NA 6233%
    Chris Smith1211100044100% 4250%
    David Connoly222310000NA 00NA
    James Lambert178051003133% 4250%
    John Murphy1051310044100% 7229%
    Tony Barros130121107343% 10220%

Standings A 5v5 F11 Thru Week 12
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Grown Man Move6-30.667W2062.6060.60
2SHU Program6-30.667W1062.2060.20
3Zards6-30.667L2067.7364.55
4Boneyard5-40.556W2164.2560.75
5Invasion5-40.556L1166.4266.92
6Market Boston5-40.556L1172.0072.20
7Middlesex Magic5-40.556W2173.0969.00
8Who's Next5-40.556W1164.5062.70
9Charlestown1-80.111L7562.4474.11
10Hand Down Man Down1-80.111L5560.6768.11
Points Per Game
1Blake Schultz
Zards
18.50
2Lew Finnegan
Who's Next
18.22
3Ryan Cain
Boneyard
18.00
4Cecil Gresham
SHU Program
17.89
4Tony Barros
Market Boston
17.89
6Mark Macdonald
Who's Next
17.67
7Bryan Lambert
Charlestown
17.63

Player Rater
1Luke Owings
Invasion
60.509
2Bryan Lambert
Charlestown
50.448
3Lew Finnegan
Who's Next
45.569
4Mike Crotty
Middlesex Magic
45.4212
5Royce Henry
Grown Man Move
43.9510
6Craig Griffin
Middlesex Magic
39.949
7Kyle Jackson
Zards
39.0010
8Blake Schultz
Zards
38.818
9Tony Barros
Market Boston
37.229
10Darian Reid-Sturgis
Zards
37.217

Rebounds Per Game
1Luke Owings
Invasion
17.22
2Bryan Lambert
Charlestown
11.38
3Pierry Valmera
Hand Down Man Down
10.67
4Darian Reid-Sturgis
Zards
10.43
5Craig Griffin
Middlesex Magic
10.33
6Royce Henry
Grown Man Move
9.70
7Tony Awad
Grown Man Move
8.80

3s Per Game
1Patrick Nee
Hand Down Man Down
4.5740%
2Tony Barros
Market Boston
3.4434%
3Bryan Lambert
Charlestown
3.2538%
4Joe Pagliuca
Invasion
3.1842%
5Tomas Balcetis
Invasion
3.0941%
6John Murphy
Market Boston
2.8939%
7Blake Schultz
Zards
2.5042%

Assists Per Game
1Mike Crotty
Middlesex Magic
6.00
2Ben Max
Grown Man Move
4.80
3David Mok
Invasion
4.64
4Luke Owings
Invasion
4.00
4Bryan Lambert
Charlestown
4.00
6Lew Finnegan
Who's Next
3.78
7Michael Kearney
Zards
3.70