Spring 2009: A 5v5 League Champs: Kitchen Heat

    FOT UPSET CITY Kitchen Heat Captures the Brick in Some Drama For Your Mama Fashion
    Kitchen Heat 76 Millrats 75

    5 on 5 A League Championship Action and we got ourselves a sell out crowd to see CAC's upper echelon of players and stat keepers.  Some people just love the big stage.  Others only have a big stage in their game of life.  Gladiators of CAC, I salute you...

    The first half began with bombs being dropped left and right.  These werent just the "Yo mama is so dumb it takes her an hour to make minute rice," I'm talking bout the baseline dunk in the early going, as Tramp Stamp found the Zen Master, Phil Jackson cutting baseline for a thunderous two-handed flush, giving the Underdog Kitchen Heat an early lead.

    Then, I got that Need.  The Rats shared my Need and got the Need for Shid in the best possible way.  My man started slinging treys around with EXTREME prejudice for Kitchen Heat as he and JTard helped the Rats reclaim the lead, albeit, briefly.

    The first half lead for the Rats was shortlived because the Ralph Enayo blasted back with his own rendition of the STREAK, whipping out 3 straight treys, while exclaiming, "HE Got TO GUARD Me!!!"  Emotion fellas, get some.

    At this point, I could tell the Championship was on the line because everyone was contributing and going cut-throat for the W.  The Rats Mike Chamberlain and the Heat's Nate P each traded 3's after sensational hustle plays, by their prospective "Hustle Players" (Brown & Delisi - both hustled after offensive rebounds with reckless abandon). 

    As the 1st half concluded, Shid continued to assualt the hoop, until he began setting the table for the Bearded Mamba (Just an FYI - Basil was my choice as Regular Season MVP).  The Mamba closed out the half with 2 treys to give the Rats a 6pt lead.

    The 2nd half and OT were just as exhilirating as the 1st.  Just as the Rats seemed like they were going to break the game open (at one point had a 10pt lead), the Heat turned up the D.  Ralph and Chuck were (Cue the Kanye) "Heartttttttlesss." (With a voice like mine I should be in a vegas lounge and not in CTown keeping stats for a men's rec league.  Wasted talent).  Chuck finished on a couple finishes to tie the game at 45. 

    Again, the Rats would rally behind their big guns of Shid, Mamba and JTard, but nothing the Rats could get Tony Fuego from Kitchen Heat to stop missing in crunch time.  My man Fuego was iceman, drilling big shot after big shot.  With some Chuck B FTs, we had ourselves a tight one coming down to the wire.

    As time ticked down in regulation, both teams had chances to win the game.  The Heat, missed a game winning FT with 5 seconds.  After snagging the rebound and calling a TO, the Rats, in particular, Matty ABbott (The "Dude" - See the Big Lebowski) tossed a ridiculous half court, on the money, outlet, (Grant Hill anyone?) but the Rats missed the 3 as time expired.

    In OT, the Final's MVP, Tony Fuego continued to carry the Heat as he dropped the go ahead buckets.  Again, the Rats had the ball, trailing and needed to draw up a play.  They got the rock to Shid, who drove up the court, heaved up and alley oop to Abbot, who got the shot off as quickly as possible, but time expired.  We did review the tape after the game and the buzzer sounded JUST before the ball left his hands.  Fortunately, or Unfortunately, depending on what side you were on, the Refs got that call right.

    Unreal game fellas.  Just the way a championship should be decided.  Keep your noses clean in the offeseason and we'll see you back in the Fall. (No doggfighting, DUI Homicides, or Dateline NBC encounters!)

    Scores, Box Scores & Write-Ups

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    5 on 5 A S2009 Basketball League

    Commentary by O'CAL & GRIPP...

    Kitchen Heat 76  Millrats 75

    F/OT UPSET CITY; Kitchen Heat Captures the Brick in Some Drama For Your Mama Fashion

    5 on 5 A League Championship Action and we got ourselves a sell out crowd to see CAC's upper echelon of players and stat keepers.  Some people just love the big stage.  Others only have a big stage in their game of life.  Gladiators of CAC, I salute you...

    The first half began with bombs being dropped left and right.  These werent just the "Yo mama is so dumb it takes her an hour to make minute rice," I'm talking bout the baseline dunk in the early going, as Tramp Stamp found the Zen Master, Phil Jackson cutting baseline for a thunderous two-handed flush, giving the Underdog Kitchen Heat an early lead.

    Then, I got that Need.  The Rats shared my Need and got the Need for Shid in the best possible way.  My man started slinging treys around with EXTREME prejudice for Kitchen Heat as he and JTard helped the Rats reclaim the lead, albeit, briefly.

    The first half lead for the Rats was shortlived because the Ralph Enayo blasted back with his own rendition of the STREAK, whipping out 3 straight treys, while exclaiming, "HE Got TO GUARD Me!!!"  Emotion fellas, get some.

    At this point, I could tell the Championship was on the line because everyone was contributing and going cut-throat for the W.  The Rats Mike Chamberlain and the Heat's Nate P each traded 3's after sensational hustle plays, by their prospective "Hustle Players" (Brown & Delisi - both hustled after offensive rebounds with reckless abandon). 

    As the 1st half concluded, Shid continued to assualt the hoop, until he began setting the table for the Bearded Mamba (Just an FYI - Basil was my choice as Regular Season MVP).  The Mamba closed out the half with 2 treys to give the Rats a 6pt lead.

    The 2nd half and OT were just as exhilirating as the 1st.  Just as the Rats seemed like they were going to break the game open (at one point had a 10pt lead), the Heat turned up the D.  Ralph and Chuck were (Cue the Kanye) "Heartttttttlesss." (With a voice like mine I should be in a vegas lounge and not in CTown keeping stats for a men's rec league.  Wasted talent).  Chuck finished on a couple finishes to tie the game at 45. 

    Again, the Rats would rally behind their big guns of Shid, Mamba and JTard, but nothing the Rats could get Tony Fuego from Kitchen Heat to stop missing in crunch time.  My man Fuego was iceman, drilling big shot after big shot.  With some Chuck B FTs, we had ourselves a tight one coming down to the wire.

    As time ticked down in regulation, both teams had chances to win the game.  The Heat, missed a game winning FT with 5 seconds.  After snagging the rebound and calling a TO, the Rats, in particular, Matty ABbott (The "Dude" - See the Big Lebowski) tossed a ridiculous half court, on the money, outlet, (Grant Hill anyone?) but the Rats missed the 3 as time expired.

    In OT, the Final's MVP, Tony Fuego continued to carry the Heat as he dropped the go ahead buckets.  Again, the Rats had the ball, trailing and needed to draw up a play.  They got the rock to Shid, who drove up the court, heaved up and alley oop to Abbot, who got the shot off as quickly as possible, but time expired.  We did review the tape after the game and the buzzer sounded JUST before the ball left his hands.  Fortunately, or Unfortunately, depending on what side you were on, the Refs got that call right.

    Unreal game fellas.  Just the way a championship should be decided.  Keep your noses clean in the offeseason and we'll see you back in the Fall. (No doggfighting, DUI Homicides, or Dateline NBC encounters!)

    Kitchen Heat
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Chuck Beynon1534130055100% 00NA
    Jon Stott032111000NA 00NA
    Nathan Proulx510000022100% 00NA
    Phil Jackson1171401000NA 33100%
    Ralph Enayo1220240011100% 33100%
    Ryan Brown023210000NA 00NA
    Tony Barros3353221066100% 55100%
    Trampas Tenbroek015110000NA 00NA

    Millrats
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Basil Wajd1633410011100% 55100%
    Benn Cluff222220000NA 00NA
    Jason Tardio1122210033100% 00NA
    Joe Delisi433110044100% 00NA
    Matt Abbott235212022100% 00NA
    Michael Chamberlain620310000NA 22100%
    Rashid Al-Kaleem3122510055100% 66100%

Standings 5 on 5 A S2009 Thru Week 13
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Van Burren Boys8-20.800L1079.0869.92
2Entourage7-30.700W3168.2559.83
3Do Work Son6-40.600L1267.0965.00
4Charlestown5-50.500W1380.3680.18
5Kitchen Heat5-50.500W2366.0059.92
6Millrats5-50.500W1378.6276.00
7Basketball Bailouts3-70.300W1563.1874.45
8Pulverenti's Pulverizers1-90.100L8765.8286.27
Points Per Game
1Jonathan Beerbohm
Do Work Son
26.00
2Basil Wajd
Millrats
21.92
3Bryan Lambert
Charlestown
20.22
4Hugh Coleman
Charlestown
19.09
5Royce Henry
Entourage
18.42
6Tony Awad
Van Burren Boys
18.20
7Phil Jackson
Kitchen Heat
17.25

Player Rater
1Basil Wajd
Millrats
57.6712
2Jonathan Beerbohm
Do Work Son
52.119
3Bryan Lambert
Charlestown
51.899
4Royce Henry
Entourage
46.5812
5Hugh Coleman
Charlestown
43.8611
6Tony Awad
Van Burren Boys
43.8510
7Shayne Cranmore
Van Burren Boys
41.2010
8Phil Jackson
Kitchen Heat
39.698
9Derek Gallagher
Charlestown
38.7711
10Josh Farnsworth
Basketball Bailouts
37.198

Rebounds Per Game
1Basil Wajd
Millrats
12.50
2Bryan Lambert
Charlestown
11.78
3Royce Henry
Entourage
11.50
4Tony Awad
Van Burren Boys
10.90
5Jonathan Beerbohm
Do Work Son
10.44
6Derek Gallagher
Charlestown
9.55
7Jeff Kane
Van Burren Boys
9.00

3s Per Game
1Hugh Coleman
Charlestown
4.9190%
2Josh Farnsworth
Basketball Bailouts
3.8853%
3Basil Wajd
Millrats
2.8369%
4Oral Francis
Millrats
2.7054%
5Dan Duggan
Entourage
2.5849%
6Dave Samman
Van Burren Boys
2.4252%
7Phil Jackson
Kitchen Heat
2.3858%

Assists Per Game
1Shayne Cranmore
Van Burren Boys
5.50
2Hugh Coleman
Charlestown
4.64
3Michael Chamberlain
Millrats
4.46
4Shawn Driscoll
Van Burren Boys
4.33
5Basil Wajd
Millrats
4.17
6Dave Samman
Van Burren Boys
4.00
7Josh Farnsworth
Basketball Bailouts
3.63