Winter 2014: A 5v5 League Champs: Middlesex Magic

    HGM heads into playoffs with a victory
    Humphries Got Mosgoved 64 Nickelback Cover Band 59

    20:00 - Halftime 

    • HGM, the same team that had like 14 guys off the bench two weeks ago, is searching for a fifth player just before tip. What gives? Jason O\'Keefe from the Middkesex Magic has offered to play, so we\'ve got a game. 
    • Nice to see Billet draining again. Of course, NCB probably isn\'t excited about this. 
    • Per usual, Greg McCarthy is the biggest guy on the court, but it\'s even more apparent, tonight. There\'s no one even close to matching his size or strength and it\'s showing on the offensive glass and the scoreboard (23-6).
    • Down 29-13 and looking a little bummed, it\'s probably a poor time to mention that NBC is scheduled to play two gamea, tonight. 
    • And just like that, NBC has found a spark. They aren\'t getting stops but they\'re putting up a bunch of points. Threes from Eric W., Nick K. and Matt K. has this one looking more respectable. 
    • NBC is doubling Greg, which is a good idea, but they are getting burnt by leaving Billet open on the three-point line. 
    • We\'re almost to halftime and Tom W. doesn\'t have a three-pointer yet. This is weird. He\'s got eight points, tho. 
    • KVL bangs a three to cut the lead to tne with just twenty seconds to play. HGM\'s last possesion is a mess, but the ball gets tipped back to Tim O\'Keefe a few steps past halfcourt who heaved...and made...a buzzer-beating three. It\'s been that kind of season for NBC. That one probably hurt. 
    Halftime: HGM leads 43-30. 

    Second half:

    • KVL finshed that half with more three point makes (one) than assists (less than one). Bananas. 
    • NBC has a distinct mismatch with whoever is guarding Eric W. He been matched up with some bigger, slower defenders who have given him way too much space on the perimeter and he\'s made them pay. 
    • Tom with the tough lefty finish cuts the lead to nine. Like every other game this season, NBC isn\'t going away. 
    • Annnnnd five straight points from HGM has the lead back to 14. Another double off Billet leads to another three (and another assist for Greg).
    • Matty K. is true from 17-feet out, cuts the lead to eight...the closet they\'ve been since early, early on. Tim O\'Keefe answers back with a long jumper and a three. NBC just can\'t get over the hump. 
    • NBC gets the misses they need at the line, but Greg gets the offensive rebound, anyway. 
    • Jesus Christ, another miss from the line. And another turnover on an inbound pass?! Did HGM takes the points?!
    • NBC is unable to capitalize on these errors, loses their tenth in a row. On to the next one...

    Scores, Box Scores & Write-Ups

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    Middlesex Magic 66  Zards 40

    Middlesex Magic
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Ben Coffin4101102000NA 00NA
    Jason O'Keefe2731111000NA 7571%
    Lew Finnegan1140710022100% 2150%
    Mike Crotty13206100100% 4125%

    Zards
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Alex Krull711100000NA 5120%
    Darian Reid-Sturgis231010000NA 00NA
    Kyle Jackson850130000NA 200%
    Kyle Phillips271101000NA 00NA
    Mark Phillips135110004375% 00NA
    Michael Kearney7212000100% 2150%

    Humphries Got Mosgoved 43  Electric Wind 40

    Humphries Got Mosgoved
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Alexander Bruno011000000NA 00NA
    Greg McCarthy76301103133% 00NA
    Patrick Nee021310000NA 100%
    Phil Barera254211022100% 00NA
    Ryan O'Keefe741210000NA 11100%
    Tim O'Keefe1610011022100% 6467%
    Todd Billett1510410000NA 8563%

    Electric Wind
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brandon Ball611320000NA 5240%
    Preston Raymond244100000NA 00NA
    Royce Henry1342114000NA 3133%
    Tony Awad730101022100% 11100%
    Tunde Agboola723012033100% 300%

Standings A 5v5 W14 Thru Week
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
Middlesex Magic10-01.000W10069.4055.90
Humphries Got Mosgoved6-40.600W3458.5059.90
Electric Wind6-50.545L24.563.0959.55
Zards4-60.400W1658.1062.10
Nickelback Cover Band0-110.000L1110.553.0964.00
Points Per Game
1Jason O'Keefe
Middlesex Magic
16.13
2Tim O'Keefe
Humphries Got Mosgoved
14.63
3Lew Finnegan
Middlesex Magic
14.38
4Greg McCarthy
Humphries Got Mosgoved
13.11
5Royce Henry
Electric Wind
12.60
6Mark Phillips
Zards
11.80
7Tony Awad
Electric Wind
11.10

Player Rater
1Lew Finnegan
Middlesex Magic
38.198
2Greg McCarthy
Humphries Got Mosgoved
34.789
3Royce Henry
Electric Wind
32.8010
4Michael Kearney
Zards
30.008
5Jason O'Keefe
Middlesex Magic
29.138
6Kevin VanLenten
Nickelback Cover Band
28.818
7Tim O'Keefe
Humphries Got Mosgoved
24.818
8Mark Phillips
Zards
24.1010
9Tony Awad
Electric Wind
23.8510
10Kenneth Fass
Electric Wind
20.5510

Rebounds Per Game
1Greg McCarthy
Humphries Got Mosgoved
8.44
2Royce Henry
Electric Wind
7.00
3Tony Awad
Electric Wind
6.70
4Lew Finnegan
Middlesex Magic
5.88
5Mark Phillips
Zards
5.60
6Kyle Phillips
Zards
5.00
7Kevin VanLenten
Nickelback Cover Band
4.63

3s Per Game
1Jason O'Keefe
Middlesex Magic
2.2545%
1Tim O'Keefe
Humphries Got Mosgoved
2.2535%
3Kenneth Fass
Electric Wind
1.8042%
4Michael Kearney
Zards
1.7540%
5Lew Finnegan
Middlesex Magic
1.2548%
6Tunde Agboola
Electric Wind
0.8832%
7Tony Awad
Electric Wind
0.6043%

Assists Per Game
1Michael Kearney
Zards
4.38
2Lew Finnegan
Middlesex Magic
4.25
3Kevin VanLenten
Nickelback Cover Band
3.13
4Jason O'Keefe
Middlesex Magic
1.50
5Royce Henry
Electric Wind
1.30
6Greg McCarthy
Humphries Got Mosgoved
1.22
7Kenneth Fass
Electric Wind
1.10