Spring 2007: A 5v5 League Champs: Eat It To Beat It

    Eat It out muscles out plays Clutch to win the Belt
    Clutch 57 Eat It To Beat It 71

    The score does not indicate how close this game actually was - it was a very close and intense final.  This season has been by far the most competitive Charlestown "A" league we've had.  Clutch scratched and clawed their way to the final with a stunning come-from-behind win over the Big Nice in the quarters, and then convincingly beat the playoff favorite FDH team in the semi's.  Eat It made the finals by beating the always tough FTR team in round 1, then beat cinderalla Telemundo in the semi's.  The atmosphere in the 110 degree boys and girls club was electric.  There were just as many fans (5) and there we're staff on hand (5).  Everyone was there: we had Manning taking pics, the Sergen on the video and even the commish making an appearance.

    The game started out tight, like fighters trying to feel each other out in the ring (the only difference is this game actually had some action - not like that damn Delahoya/Mayweather "dance off" they had a few months ago).  The score was only 12-11 ten minutes into the game.  Then, Eat It started to show their muscle and size advantage on the glass.  It started with Jeff Kane grabbing boards like an animal.  With shooting off for both teams Eat It pounded the boards (doubled up Clutch on the boards - 33-16).  Kane (14 points & 10 rebs) grabbed some huge offensive rebs (5 total) which gave the Pistol Sean Driscoll and the Mike "the Nark" Narkiewicz some second chances - not a good thing for Clutch.  Driscoll took a ton of shots (21 points), but also led the team in assists (6).  It took until the last 30 seconds of the either team to get any momentum.  Eat it was up 3 and the Nark and Pistol Driscoll hit back to back 3's to close the half.  We had a 33-24 game at the half.

    The second half is when both teams started to heat up and came alive.  Clutch game out hot as they have been a great second half all season.  Cash Money Daryl Green started to use that sweet lefty stroke (18 points) and the defensive pressure applied by Manny Mendez, Jarett Calhoun and Green (2 steals apiece) pulled Clutch back into it.  The momenteum seemed to be moving over to Clutch.  Calhoun was doing a bit of everything (12 points, 6 rebs, 2 steals) and Derrick Foster hit three second-half 3's (13 points total) to help tie this game at 48 w/ 5:00 to go.  We had 5 minutes left to decide who was going to win the championship belt - who wanted it more?

    Well, it looked like Eat it wanted it more.  An 11-0 run by Eat It was propelled by Kane and Sean McCarthy hitting the glass.  Eat It did double up Clutch in the rebound dept, but it was the 13 HUGE offensive boards that won them this title.  Kane and McCarthy would grab a board, then get it to either Pistol, Mark or Dave Samman (10 points) and they would get it done.  Neither team shot that great, but Eat It WORKED their way to the title.  Congrats to Eat It to Beat It on winning the Charlestown League Championship belt!  They'll be out to defend their title in the fall league (which starts Sept 25th) 

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    Clutch 57  Eat It To Beat It 71

    Eat It out muscles/ out plays Clutch to win the Belt!

    The score does not indicate how close this game actually was - it was a very close and intense final.  This season has been by far the most competitive Charlestown "A" league we've had.  Clutch scratched and clawed their way to the final with a stunning come-from-behind win over the Big Nice in the quarters, and then convincingly beat the playoff favorite FDH team in the semi's.  Eat It made the finals by beating the always tough FTR team in round 1, then beat cinderalla Telemundo in the semi's.  The atmosphere in the 110 degree boys and girls club was electric.  There were just as many fans (5) and there we're staff on hand (5).  Everyone was there: we had Manning taking pics, the Sergen on the video and even the commish making an appearance.

    The game started out tight, like fighters trying to feel each other out in the ring (the only difference is this game actually had some action - not like that damn Delahoya/Mayweather "dance off" they had a few months ago).  The score was only 12-11 ten minutes into the game.  Then, Eat It started to show their muscle and size advantage on the glass.  It started with Jeff Kane grabbing boards like an animal.  With shooting off for both teams Eat It pounded the boards (doubled up Clutch on the boards - 33-16).  Kane (14 points & 10 rebs) grabbed some huge offensive rebs (5 total) which gave the Pistol Sean Driscoll and the Mike "the Nark" Narkiewicz some second chances - not a good thing for Clutch.  Driscoll took a ton of shots (21 points), but also led the team in assists (6).  It took until the last 30 seconds of the either team to get any momentum.  Eat it was up 3 and the Nark and Pistol Driscoll hit back to back 3's to close the half.  We had a 33-24 game at the half.

    The second half is when both teams started to heat up and came alive.  Clutch game out hot as they have been a great second half all season.  Cash Money Daryl Green started to use that sweet lefty stroke (18 points) and the defensive pressure applied by Manny Mendez, Jarett Calhoun and Green (2 steals apiece) pulled Clutch back into it.  The momenteum seemed to be moving over to Clutch.  Calhoun was doing a bit of everything (12 points, 6 rebs, 2 steals) and Derrick Foster hit three second-half 3's (13 points total) to help tie this game at 48 w/ 5:00 to go.  We had 5 minutes left to decide who was going to win the championship belt - who wanted it more?

    Well, it looked like Eat it wanted it more.  An 11-0 run by Eat It was propelled by Kane and Sean McCarthy hitting the glass.  Eat It did double up Clutch in the rebound dept, but it was the 13 HUGE offensive boards that won them this title.  Kane and McCarthy would grab a board, then get it to either Pistol, Mark or Dave Samman (10 points) and they would get it done.  Neither team shot that great, but Eat It WORKED their way to the title.  Congrats to Eat It to Beat It on winning the Charlestown League Championship belt!  They'll be out to defend their title in the fall league (which starts Sept 25th) 

    Clutch
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Darryl Green183022002150% 00NA
    Jarrett Calhoun1263011022100% 00NA
    Manny Mendez52032002150% 00NA
    Mike Lewis010000000NA 00NA
    Rashad Richardson83000002150% 00NA

    Eat It To Beat It
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Dave Samman1041100044100% 00NA
    Eric Johnson23100004375% 00NA
    Jeff Kane1410520004250% 00NA
    Mike Narkiewicz1432211022100% 00NA
    Sean McCarthy117402004375% 00NA
    Shawn Driscoll2150410012975% 00NA
    Sherif Farag010200000NA 00NA

Standings 5 on 5A S2007 Thru Week 16
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
13E8-20.800W2074.2769.73
2Clutch7-30.700W3169.6965.62
3Charlestown6-40.600W3272.5578.80
4FTR6-40.600W1271.1871.18
5Eat It To Beat It5-50.500W1376.2371.23
6FDH5-50.500W1361.4055.09
7The Big Nice5-50.500W1369.2773.45
8Telemundo4-60.400W2458.6767.09
9Evans3-70.300L5565.2069.70
10Stackpole3-70.300L1567.2260.50
11Two Halves of Coconut3-70.300L4567.1073.20
Points Per Game
1Mike Narkiewicz
Eat It To Beat It
23.15
2Dave McLaren
The Big Nice
23.11
3Matt George
3E
20.70
4Shawn Driscoll
Eat It To Beat It
19.25
5Isaiah Moldenhauek
3E
19.22
6Jason Gallagher
Charlestown
18.30
7Derek Gallagher
Charlestown
17.50

Player Rater
1Shawn Driscoll
Eat It To Beat It
47.4212
2Derek Gallagher
Charlestown
47.1510
3Matt George
3E
43.5010
4Mike Narkiewicz
Eat It To Beat It
41.8113
5Darryl Green
Clutch
41.6712
6Shane Cranmore
FDH
38.899
7Salih Rowe
FTR
37.948
8Jason Gallagher
Charlestown
37.5510
9Isaiah Moldenhauek
3E
37.119
10Mike Ellis
3E
36.7010

Rebounds Per Game
1Derek Gallagher
Charlestown
9.70
2Kereem Benjamin
Telemundo
9.67
3Jeff Kane
Eat It To Beat It
9.33
4Curt Andjus
3E
9.13
5Shane O'Donnell
Evans
9.10
6Jason Gallagher
Charlestown
8.70
7Darryl Green
Clutch
8.33

3s Per Game
1Chris Williams
The Big Nice
0.00nan%
1Fred Barone
Evans
0.00nan%
1Jon Mazzone
The Big Nice
0.00nan%
1Manny Mendez
Clutch
0.00nan%
1Bob Mickel
FTR
0.00nan%
1Chris Hunter
Stackpole
0.00nan%
1Dave Samman
Eat It To Beat It
0.00nan%
1Kareem Mimms
Telemundo
0.00nan%
1Darryl Green
Clutch
0.00nan%
1Mike Lewis
Clutch
0.00nan%
1Eric Rollins
FTR
0.00nan%
1Brian Shaufenbil
Two Halves of Coconut
0.00nan%
1Dan Goodman
Telemundo
0.00nan%
1Jeff Kane
Eat It To Beat It
0.00nan%
1Salih Rowe
FTR
0.00nan%

Assists Per Game
1Shane Cranmore
FDH
4.56
2Chris Hunter
Stackpole
4.50
3Zack Ellis
3E
4.10
4Shawn Driscoll
Eat It To Beat It
3.83
5Phil Davis
FTR
3.80
5Mike Ellis
3E
3.80
7Shane O'Donnell
Evans
3.70