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 58  Junior Mafia 73

    Bottoms up Tibbs, even tho I wasnt offered/JM wins the game and Tibbs gets his booze from Turin and Mone

    JM is moving on to the finals after their thrilling win over JJ & OGD.  In the first half, JM clung to a 2 point lead with Jay Sartori's accurate shooting (26pts 5 3's).  Everyone expected that from Sartori, but the biggest boost and surprise for JM was their big man, no not Tibbs, Michael Eisenstein put in some relentless work on the glass (17boards) to go along with his 11 points.  In the second half, JJ & OGD scraped together a run, led by Ramon (26pts) and Dirty (18pts 4 3's), that gave them a brief lead.  Before I blinked Tibbs put together his own run to recapture the lead.  Along with Tosti's shooting (14pts), Tibbs was a monster for JJ & OGD to handle inside the paint with his 22 points, 13 rebounds, and intelligent passing out of double teams.  As the half carried on, so did the JM lead.  Soon, JJ & OGD threw in the towel as Tibbs toasted up on the balcony with his MGD's, but conviently forgot to hook his man up. 

    Jim, Jack & OGD
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Kester Sanchez18340100200% 00NA
    Michael Turin254113000NA 00NA
    Ramon Penrose264133019778% 00NA
    Tim Brady78300107343% 00NA
    Tom Covert533100033100% 00NA

    Junior Mafia
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Ian Tosti143121002150% 00NA
    Jason Tibbetts2285512013431% 00NA
    Jay Sartori266210012150% 00NA
    Michael Eisenstein1112510005360% 00NA

    Passing Ruffians 61  The Haters 70

    With all the talk about 12 packs on the boards, Al is the only one to have a 40

    Unfortunately, the Ruffians led for the first 36 minutes of the game and not the last.  Early on, the Ruffians jacked up a lead with Mike Roache (25pts) airing it out all game.  Fresh off his stitches game, Neild Montgomery came off the bench to drop 14, most of which in the first half to give the RUffians an 8 point lead going into half time.  With Gary hobbling in the first half, it was up to the regular season MVP, Al Smooth (40pts) to throw the Hater offense on his shoulders.  Luckily, he kept the Haters within striking distance.  In the second half, the Ruffians continued to keep the Haters at arms distance, that was until Gary Fisher took over the game.  With about 5 minutes left to play, Gary continued to call for the ball in the post.  Surprisingly, Al gave up the rock and allowed Gary to do his thing.  It was a great call by Al because Gary rattled off 8 straight points, including a bucket with 4 minutes left to go that gave the Haters their first lead of the game.  After that, the Ruffians fell apart on both ends, giving the Haters the right to play JM in the Finals.

    Passing Ruffians
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Cheese810320000NA 00NA
    Dart Danier211100022100% 00NA
    Jim Meldrim872011000NA 00NA
    Jonathan Lewis620100000NA 00NA
    Mike Roache2532221022100% 00NA
    Neild Montgomery14550500200% 00NA

    The Haters
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Alex Delpleche4010222208788% 00NA
    Gary Fisher186100106467% 00NA
    Mike Kaup104121103267% 00NA
    Serge Gottschalk250101000NA 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
1Serge Gottschalk
The Haters
0.00nan%
1Michael Turin
Jim, Jack & OGD
0.00nan%
1Cheese
Passing Ruffians
0.00nan%
1Chris Machado
Junior Mafia
0.00nan%
1Kurt Knepsheild
Bingo Long
0.00nan%
1Dart Danier
Passing Ruffians
0.00nan%
1Jay Sartori
Junior Mafia
0.00nan%
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%

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
7Kurt Knepsheild
Bingo Long
2.89
7Keith Thompson
Bingo Long
2.89