Spring 2006: A1 League Champs: Junior Mafia

    Mafia capture A1 title in most exhilirating waySartori takes home MVP
    The Haters 74 Junior Mafia 78

    Oh my goodness, for those that did not attend this championship game, shame on you, because you missed quite the epic battle.  The brick was on the line and both teams could taste it.  Early on, it was like watching two countries bomb the crap out of each other as both teams were letting the 3 fly.  What more could I ask for as a spectator, both stars lifted their teams to another level.  For the Haters, Alex Delpleche (38pts) was the heart and soul of the Hater early lead.  On the other side of the court, the game's MVP, Jay Sartori, the born gamer, ended up with a game high 39 points on 7 3's.  6 of which looked like he borrowed Cheese's canoe on the Charles to shoot them from.  But seriously, no matter which team won, Al or Jay was going to get the MVP with the spectacular way in which they played.  At the half, the Haters had a 1 point edge.  In the second half, the supporting cast got in the mix.  JM's Ian Tosti put on a shooting clinic (20pts), bombing away himself, just like his team mate.  Not to be out done, Mike Kaup (20pts) hit some even bigger 3's to answer Ian and Jay's.  Seriously, every time a team made a five point run, the other team would answer with six points.  At times, the crowd up on the balcony was going bonkers.  With each momentum swing I was getting so excited that the Commish almost had to put me on time out because I was so amped up at the elevated play.  Soon, the big men started going at it.  All game, Tibbs (16pts) and Gary (13pts) battled with each other, beating one another up.  Eventually, JM ended up with a 3 point lead with a minute left to go.  Twice, JM went to the line to ice the game for 1 and 1, but failed to convert on the front ends.  However, the Haters couldn't counter.  Eventually, Ian Tosti's free throw with 1.5 seconds left to go iced the game and got Tibbs his first brick ever at CRFC.  Tibbs, your cherry has been officially been popped, welcome to manhood.

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    Jim, Jack & OGD 74  Bingo Long 56

    No Preach, No greaser, No Win for Bingo

    Without the Preacher and the Greaser, Bingo was going into a gunfight with a spork.  In the first half, I got a pleasant surprise to see a brother from the old school, Bryan McMakin, who used to be a formitable A league captain several years ago, but last night he helped out Bingo Long.  However, the nostalgia was short lived as the game would be dominated by JJ & OGD.  Ramon and Dirty lit, it, up.  For real.  Their shooting was impecable to say the least.  Mike Turin contiuned to consistantly drop his "cigarette flick" from inside the paint, while managing a double double (14pts 10rebs).  But the play of the game had to come when they were up 10 points and Tim Brady got a deflection at half court, tracked the ball down and laid out, Superman Returns style.  Unfortunaly, the ball was out, but the gesture just spoke volumes of JJ & OGDs playoff swagger.  The bright spot for Bingo was Kurt's 25 points, but it wasn't enough, especially without the Preacher there to make some shots.  Plus, Maverik's rebounding (15 rebounds) was a boost, but there was little Bingo could do with the way JJ & OGD was playing.  JJ & OGD square off against JM next week in the Semis.

    Jim, Jack & OGD
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Kester Sanchez2011130016467% 00NA
    Michael Turin144600204250% 00NA
    Ramon Penrose276241015120% 00NA
    Tim Brady655120000NA 00NA
    Tom Covert74100202150% 00NA

    Bingo Long
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Kurt Knepsheild255651117686% 00NA
    Maverik Howe510511002150% 00NA

    The Window Shoppers 54  Passing Ruffians 55

    Bombs Away! Cheese lights me up, then puts me out like a Marlboro

    In a very chippy battle, the Ruffians managed to squeek by, despite a last ditch effort by the Shoppers.  Early on, the Ruffians had the lead.  Mike Roache (18pts) was finding the hoop early and often.  As the game continued on, Cheese began what would become his game long tear.  Throughout the game, Cheese would be perfect from behind the 3-point line, scorching me for 6 3's in the game, including one from legitimately half court.  In the second half, the Ruffians started out hot again, pushing the lead up to 10.  However, the Shoppers beared down and dug in.  Slobodan (18pts) and Tim Gaspar (15pts) scored with ease on consecutive trips down the floor, capping off a 9 point run that got the Shoppers within 1, which included a Jim Meldrim T to foul him out of the game.  As the game teetered back and forth, the crippling blow came when Matt West fouled out with 5 minutes to play.  Soon, another technical ensued, this one coming from Matt on the bench.  With under 30 seconds to play, the Shoppers finally came up clutch and hit a layup to get a one point lead.  On the ensuing possession, Mike Roach got to the line with 6 seconds.  Mike came up HUGE, iceman, clutch style and hit 2 free throws to get the lead back.  The Shoppers got a look off in the end, but it rimmed out, giving the Ruffians the passage to play the Haters next Monday.  The stat of the game, Shoppers 8 for 21 from the FT line, including an 0 for 6 performance from yours truly.  Not the way I wanted to end the season, but with the dissappearing act I pulled, Chris Angel has called me in for an audition to see how i did it. 

    The Window Shoppers
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    John Edwards91320005120% 00NA
    Matthew West222300100NA 00NA
    Sean O'Callaghan10513102600% 00NA
    Slobodan Jokic1810200205480% 00NA

    Passing Ruffians
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Cheese1860411100NA 00NA
    Dart Danier73100002150% 00NA
    Jim Meldrim872203122100% 00NA
    Jonathan Lewis4832101400% 00NA
    Mike Roache202110117686% 00NA

Standings A1 Spring 2006 Thru Week 13
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Junior Mafia7-30.700W5067.9262.83
2The Haters7-30.700W2068.5565.18
3Jim, Jack & OGD5-40.556L1268.8265.36
4The Window Shoppers5-50.500W1261.9162.00
5Bingo Long3-70.300L3462.6466.27
6Passing Ruffians3-70.300W1462.6770.58
Points Per Game
1Alex Delpleche
The Haters
32.30
2Kester Sanchez
Jim, Jack & OGD
25.11
3Jay Sartori
Junior Mafia
24.30
4Ramon Penrose
Jim, Jack & OGD
22.80
5Keith Thompson
Bingo Long
22.11
6Sean O'Callaghan
The Window Shoppers
20.20
7Gary Fisher
The Haters
19.27

Player Rater
1Alex Delpleche
The Haters
64.8010
2Jason Tibbetts
Junior Mafia
56.9612
3Keith Thompson
Bingo Long
55.949
4Ramon Penrose
Jim, Jack & OGD
52.8010
5Cheese
Passing Ruffians
49.789
6Gary Fisher
The Haters
49.2711
7Matthew West
The Window Shoppers
47.449
8Kester Sanchez
Jim, Jack & OGD
45.179
9Neild Montgomery
Passing Ruffians
44.758
10Jay Sartori
Junior Mafia
44.5010

Rebounds Per Game
1Keith Thompson
Bingo Long
13.89
2Alex Delpleche
The Haters
13.60
3Jason Tibbetts
Junior Mafia
13.25
4Matthew West
The Window Shoppers
12.67
5Michael Turin
Jim, Jack & OGD
12.57
6Gary Fisher
The Haters
11.45
7Neild Montgomery
Passing Ruffians
10.25

3s Per Game
1Gary Fisher
The Haters
0.00nan%
1Mike Roache
Passing Ruffians
0.00nan%
1John Edwards
The Window Shoppers
0.00nan%
1Ramon Penrose
Jim, Jack & OGD
0.00nan%
1Maverik Howe
Bingo Long
0.00nan%
1Brett Leary
The Haters
0.00nan%
1Dave Kichen
Bingo Long
0.00nan%
1Jonathan Lewis
Passing Ruffians
0.00nan%
1Jason Tibbetts
Junior Mafia
0.00nan%
1Alex Delpleche
The Haters
0.00nan%
1Kester Sanchez
Jim, Jack & OGD
0.00nan%
1Jim Meldrim
Passing Ruffians
0.00nan%
1Matthew West
The Window Shoppers
0.00nan%
1Tim Brady
Jim, Jack & OGD
0.00nan%
1Keith Thompson
Bingo Long
0.00nan%

Assists Per Game
1Cheese
Passing Ruffians
5.78
2Ramon Penrose
Jim, Jack & OGD
4.70
3Sean O'Callaghan
The Window Shoppers
4.30
4Matthew West
The Window Shoppers
4.11
5Ian Tosti
Junior Mafia
2.92
6Mike Kaup
The Haters
2.90
7Keith Thompson
Bingo Long
2.89
7Kurt Knepsheild
Bingo Long
2.89