Winter 2008: A 5v5 League Champs: Red Double

    Red Double steamrolls FDH on way to finals
    FDH 65 Red Double 87

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    Ctown Fire 96  Big Nice 86

    Fire Survives Opening Night Test

    What a game to kick off the Winter 08 season as the defending champs (video coming soon) CTown Fire (1-0) got all they could handle from the revamped Big Nice (0-1) squad.  It wasn't easy, as Tara (3 points) was yelling at them all night long to get motivated and clamp down on defense.  In all honestly, she probably should have left herself out there to get her point across.  But the guys got the message eventually.  After Jon Mazzone (22 points, 6 assists) tied the game on back to back threes with 8 minutes left, the game changed completely.  The defending champs took some pride in their game, and it began to show.  Jamal Camah (23 points, 5 boards) took over on the offensive end, and Basil Wajd (21 points) shut Mazz down for the rest of the night.  Hughie (26 points, 8 assists) was steady throughout, and his threes forced the Big Nice defense to stretch out and defend the perimeter.  Big Jim added a monstrous 15 points and 10 boards while drawing tough defensive assignments like PStone (6 points, 10 boards) and CPW (12 points).  Over those final 8 minutes, Mazz wouldn't find the bottom of the basket again, and the Big Nice were outscored 26-15.  But that's the kind of high scoring affair it was all night long.  The final margin was so large only because CTown Fire was able to hit their freethrows.  Even the much maligned Camah was able to convert his fts down the stretch (6-7 after starting the game 3-8). 

    Of course, Mazz wasn't the only one pouring in the points for Big Nice.  This revamped squad will be able to trade buckets with any team in the massive 12 team Charlestown 5v5 League.  EFizzle dropped in 16 points and 6 dimes as he's clearly motivated to prove that he can hang with any backcourt in this league.  The rest of the scoring was very balanced, with the rookies (Nic Souffrant, Majic, and Jon Press) all added in 10 points.  Shots definitely may be an issue later in the season, but they were very balanced on this night.  But Mazz can't be the only guy banging down 3s, when he got quiet, so did the rest of the offense, I'm sure it's something they'll work out, and they'll definitely challenge for a top seed in the playoffs (only 8 of the 12 get in!)  But defensive questions were definitely raised; do they have enough perimeter quickness, can they stop guys getting to the rack? 

    Ctown Fire
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Basil Wajd2142320022100% 00NA
    Hugh Coleman2630520044100% 00NA
    Jamal Camah2341421015960% 00NA
    James Levesque1564200000NA 00NA
    Tara Young300100000NA 00NA
    Will Jones860430000NA 00NA

    Big Nice
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Billy Fratelli010130000NA 00NA
    Chris Maciejczak1023100000NA 00NA
    Chris Williams1211210000NA 00NA
    Ed Finn1611400000NA 00NA
    Jon Mazzone2243411000NA 00NA
    Jon Press1031300000NA 00NA
    Nic Souffrant1052202000NA 00NA
    Preston Raymond6731010200% 00NA

    FDH 55  Eat It To Beat It 66

    FDH (0-1) started off this season the same way the did the last time around, slowly.  But an awful regular season record ended up leading to a trip to the Finals, as they put it together just in time for the postseason.  But this season, with only 8 of the 12 teams make the postseason tournament, FDH isn't going to be able to coast through the season, they'll need guys like Tony Awad in attendance every week.  Oh yea, he wasn't there last night, and FDH dropped their opener.  Sugah Shayne (14 points) had his boys playing hard, and despite facing some mismatches, were tied at 51 with 8 minutes to play.  As the final score would indicate, they didn't get much more the rest of the way.  Craig Griffen (22 points, 8 boards) had been a beast all night long, and got their final 4 points, but it wasn't nearly enough.  The D for Eat It to Beat It (1-0) stepped up in a big way.  Jeff Kane, aka Magneto, for the way boards are just drawn to those pallets that he claims are hands, had a monster night.  When he wasn't cleaning the glass, 16 boards, he was swatting shots and doubling down in the post.  Plus he added in 16 points with a limited number of touches on the offensive end.  Without the Nark, offense had to come from somewhere and Eat It stepped up.  Driscoll (19 points) and John Haynes (18 points, 12 boards) had moster nights as well, and it's nice to be able to pad your stats when you don't have any subs.  New comer Chris Potts dropped in 9 points with some nice outside shooting and pulled down 7 boards to boot.  Despite being short handed, it looked like Eat It had the fresh legs at the end of the game and were able to come up with big stops.  It's teammwork like that, plus a Nark, that will have Eat It to Beat It in contention for the Belt again this season.

    FDH
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Bob Williams032120000NA 00NA
    Bryan Calder210000000NA 00NA
    Craig Griffin225113304375% 00NA
    Matt Schoener9100100100% 00NA
    Shayne Cranmore143122003267% 00NA
    Steve Grace832320000NA 00NA

    Eat It To Beat It
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Chris Potts97032002150% 00NA
    Eric Johnson410100000NA 00NA
    Jeff Kane1679222011100% 00NA
    John Hynes188320005240% 00NA
    Shawn Driscoll1920420022100% 00NA

    3E 56  Quincy 45

    3E Welcomes Quincy to CTown with a BeatDown

    This game was a lot worse than the final score indicates, as 3E (1-0) led by as many as 20 points early in the second half and coasted their way to a victory over newcomers Quincy (0-1).  Sean Shugrue (15 points) dropped the first 9 points of the game by himself and that really set the tone for the night.  With Zack Ellis (13 points, 7 boards) also dropping bombs, the spread was 32-15 at the break.  Also contributing to the effort was Brick House Sully (9 points) who was strong in the post and layed out a couple of vicious blind side screens.  With an House like that on their squad, the Ellis brothers are going to be getting even more wide open to drop bombs.  Curt Anjus, last seen shutting down Dolla Dolla Billet in shocking the #1 seed in last season's playoffs, dropped 6 points and as usual put in all the hustle work on the defensive end.

    Quincy found the range in the second half and scored 31 points, but it's going to take even better execution for them to be able to hang in the Charlestown league this season.  Captain Dan Duggan led all scorers with 16 points, coming alive after the break, like most of the rest of the team.  It wasn't all about him, as he set up his teammates 6 times for easy scores.  Matt Donavan acquainted himself with the 3 ball as well, dropping in 10 points, while the Joes dropped in 6 each on their own.  These fellas are going to be undersized all season long, but with some hustle, sweat, and probably a whole lot of blood, they could compete (some hot 3 point shooting would help as well).  Basically I see them as a younger 3E...

    3E
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Curt Andjus67123002150% 00NA
    Mike Ellis552310000NA 00NA
    Mike Sullivan94110002150% 00NA
    Phil Van Voorhhies842200022100% 00NA
    Sean Shugrue1521100000NA 00NA
    Zack Ellis1370300000NA 00NA

    Quincy
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Dan Duggan1672400000NA 00NA
    Jim Finn040000000NA 00NA
    Joe Priscella62020002150% 00NA
    Joe Sudak610102000NA 00NA
    John Hyacinthe060100000NA 00NA
    Matt Donovan1020010000NA 00NA
    Mike Lorenzano420100000NA 00NA
    Pat Bregoli310100000NA 00NA

    Big CAC 73  Charlestown 67

    CAC INCHES past C-Town

    It felt great to be back where I belong, on the sidelines watchin the real players play.  There was plenty to ponder over.  How was each team going to respond with the additions and subtractions to the squads? 

    On the CAC side, it was great to see a healthy Spidle back tossin in some treys and rack jobs, while Jay Sar and JRod each added some key elements to CAC.  JRod did it in transition while Jay Sar rocked the old school Larry Bird headfake, absorb the contact, make the AND1 and wink at the girl.  (Without the Bird stache or nuthuggers tho!)  The Dolla Dolla Billet started slow but like all big timers he didnt let the game play him, he played the game to drop 26.  And im sure he will get to that interview by the time i retire. 

    For C-Town, It was great to see big Phil gettin on a squad that couold field a full team bc my man still gets to the rack like yours truly to the mail when I know my mom's Vic Secret mag is on the way.  Bryan is a self proclaimed "duesh" who is about 10 feet tall.  He played great inside and out but was deducted a full point from player rater for not flushing a put back.  If you that tall and no ones around you should, no MUST yoke it!  Thats like using a wheel chair just bc u feel like it.  You were blessed with legs, I demand yokage for my time!

    In the second half, CAC was getting great production from the .20 BAC dancin machine known as AO in the paint.  Trailing, Big Phil found ICU and JGall on consecutive possessions for treys, which cut the lead to 6.  After a DGall put back, C-Town had to foul and pray for some misses, but CAC was Cool Hand Luke from the charity stripe going 7 for 8 in crunch time.

    I expect big things from both teams this season

    Big CAC
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Adam O'Connor864211000NA 00NA
    Cheese420100022100% 00NA
    James Spidle1242110000NA 00NA
    Jared Perrine733210033100% 00NA
    Jay Sartori1022100011100% 00NA
    Kevin Ostrander432302022100% 00NA
    Shane O'Donnell232010022100% 00NA
    Todd Billett2643210044100% 00NA

    Charlestown
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Andrew Conelly733110011100% 00NA
    Bryan Lambert1044001022100% 00NA
    Derek Gallagher982300011100% 00NA
    Ian Urquhart1010220000NA 00NA
    Jason Gallagher1251230000NA 00NA
    Phil Davis1621410022100% 00NA
    Tim Deihl422210000NA 00NA

    Red Double 53  Bombers 43

    There is no Recession in the House of Demuth; Red Double Pops Cherry; no tears shed

    Its great to see a new influx of talent and personality to grace the CAC fam so for the new dudes welcome to the house Tical built...or use to fold towels in.  Neither here nor there because we had us an old school 5 on 5 iron man match up.

    In the first half I was blown away by the absolute dominance of The House Drew Demuth.  With all the foreclosures happening in the big MA, its a sight for sore eyes to see a House that cant be fazed by the recession.  My man was bamboozeling cats in the paint.  If you want my advice, if the House is a rockin dont go a knockin for the ball because he will flush it over you like he did midway in the first half to put RD up double digits.

    The Bombers were far from intimidated as the sackless wonder I would have been if I laced em up.  Mike "Boo You" Hoar matched the House in Swats, and was absolutely cash from outside as well as smooth inside the paint.  Captain Finnegan proved to be Mr. 5 Finger Discount with his constant theivery all the while managing the tempo as best he could with a short squad.

    Just as it seemed the Bombers were making their comeback, TJ Google started rackin and rollin to a 15 spot.  RD started playin great team ball, sharing the rock to put the game away and get that all important first win.  Look for surprises next week when both squads get players back who couldnt make it tonight.

    Big Shout out to JROd for sticking around to play 40 more iron man minutes after playin the earlier game.  Thats built ford tough fellas

    Red Double
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Drew Demuth2678113044100% 00NA
    Jeremy Gall460220000NA 00NA
    Steve McAveeney621300000NA 00NA
    TJ Mahony1540039055100% 00NA

    Bombers
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Mike Hoar1544113022100% 00NA
    Ross Haeberle531021011100% 00NA
    Tom Finnegan761240000NA 00NA
    Wesley Stonely520220000NA 00NA

    Tuesday Night Lights 46  Lock Down City 60

    Limp Noodle? Tues Night Lights Cant Break 50, Off. On Lock Down

    With the Super Bowl upon us I couldnt help but scratch my gambling itch by taking the under in the "How long will it take the refs to call a ticky tack foul on the Reigning MVP."  The Over/Under was 30 seconds.  I missed out by 3 seconds.  Cant an MVP get some lovin?  The Commish must not allow the refs to read the write ups.

    I can already tell Lock Down City will fit right in here at CAC as they seem to be a great group of guys who can flat out ball.  Led by his Airness Jordan Schur, these guys play D.    His Airness led the boys with 4 yoinks, which all seemed to come at turning points in the game's momentum.  On the offensive end, "The Ghost" Joe Pavlik (See Boxing Champ Kelly Pavlik your namesake Joe) was on some "now you see me now you dont ish" as my man had TNL lookin like they needed Igon and Dr. PeterVakeman on the floor to find a way to get The Ghost from terrorizing them.

    As the half dwindled down though, LDC's D got a little soft as they allowed McWhaandrew,Walsh, and the MixTape to get put backs to tie the game at 27.  Walsh started out hot, but as the game went on Andy Sky Larkin did a great job fronting him, while the rest of LDC helped him in the post. 

    In the second half, LDC kept increasing their lead.  Seth has a silky touch from the post that commands about as much serious attention as a Catholic Church Boy Scout Retreat to P-Town.  However, OB Won and McWhaandrew kept the game respectable with some deep treys, while Al Smooth threw 4 block parties flashing some D we have rarely seen from my man.  Could this be a new Al Smooth?  No more 3's just all D?  Naaaaaaaaaaww. 

    TNL ran cold, but dont sleep on them when they are at full strength and expect some gritty competition from the Boys from Lock Down City.

    Tuesday Night Lights
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Alex Delpleche321004000NA 00NA
    Andrew Ray401210022100% 00NA
    Kevin O'Brien820310000NA 00NA
    Michael Turin414001000NA 00NA
    Sean Walsh1494003000NA 00NA
    Shane Kennedy031010000NA 00NA
    Trevor McAndrew1350221033100% 00NA

    Lock Down City
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Alex Plaisted250110000NA 00NA
    Andy Larkin1153111055100% 00NA
    Jon Berman510100000NA 00NA
    Jordan Schur *C232040000NA 00NA
    Joseph Pavlick2351221055100% 00NA
    Mark Manoogian012230000NA 00NA
    Seth Hauben1732221011100% 00NA

Standings 5 on 5 W2008 Thru Week 15
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Lock Down City11-01.000W11069.7563.73
2Ctown Fire8-20.800W1395.2388.31
3Big CAC7-40.636W1472.0070.23
4Red Double7-40.636L2479.6265.00
5Charlestown6-50.545W1575.2575.08
63E5-60.455L2670.4062.91
7Bombers5-60.455W1668.0069.92
8Eat It To Beat It5-60.455W1675.4274.50
9FDH5-60.455L1674.1575.77
10Big Nice3-80.273L3864.2776.70
11Tuesday Night Lights2-90.182L3964.0978.91
12Quincy1-90.100L61058.3071.50
Points Per Game
1Todd Billett
Big CAC
28.80
2Basil Wajd
Ctown Fire
28.22
3Sean Walsh
Tuesday Night Lights
25.70
4Jamal Camah
Ctown Fire
22.11
5Hugh Coleman
Ctown Fire
21.20
6Mike Zieja
Red Double
21.11
7Craig Griffin
FDH
20.50

Player Rater
1Basil Wajd
Ctown Fire
65.839
2Sean Walsh
Tuesday Night Lights
53.1510
3Craig Griffin
FDH
49.8312
4Seth Hauben
Lock Down City
49.008
5Todd Billett
Big CAC
48.9010
6Jamal Camah
Ctown Fire
48.899
7Mike Hoar
Bombers
46.1712
8Hugh Coleman
Ctown Fire
43.1010
9Andy Larkin
Lock Down City
42.619
10Shawn Driscoll
Eat It To Beat It
42.3611

Rebounds Per Game
1Jeff Kane
Eat It To Beat It
12.36
2Basil Wajd
Ctown Fire
12.33
3Seth Hauben
Lock Down City
12.00
3Craig Griffin
FDH
12.00
5Sean Walsh
Tuesday Night Lights
11.50
6Preston Raymond
Big Nice
10.11
7Tony Awad
FDH
9.75

3s Per Game
1Tom Finnegan
Bombers
0.00nan%
1Chris Williams
Big Nice
0.00nan%
1Jamal Camah
Ctown Fire
0.00nan%
1Shayne Cranmore
FDH
0.00nan%
1James Spidle
Big CAC
0.00nan%
1Phil Davis
Charlestown
0.00nan%
1Andy Larkin
Lock Down City
0.00nan%
1Joe Sudak
Quincy
0.00nan%
1Ed Finn
Big Nice
0.00nan%
1Tony Awad
FDH
0.00nan%
1Adam O'Connor
Big CAC
0.00nan%
1Tim Deihl
Charlestown
0.00nan%
1Seth Hauben
Lock Down City
0.00nan%
1Steve Grace
FDH
0.00nan%
1Jesse Turcotte
Bombers
0.00nan%

Assists Per Game
1Dave Samman
Eat It To Beat It
4.36
2Phil Davis
Charlestown
4.33
3Trevor McAndrew
Tuesday Night Lights
4.30
3Hugh Coleman
Ctown Fire
4.30
3Jordan Schur *C
Lock Down City
4.30
6Shawn Driscoll
Eat It To Beat It
4.09
7Shayne Cranmore
FDH
4.00