Winter 2012: A Draft League Champs: YUUUUUP!

    Yuuuup Caps Undefeated Season With Championship
    YUUUUUP! 58 Free Hat 55

    Several times throughout the season, Yuuuup\'s undefeated streak looked in danger. A missed three here, an offensive rebound there, and a tick would have gone into the right hand column. The championship game was as tightly contested as any they\'ve had this season, but in the end, they managed to come through.

    Both teams came out playing crisp defense and taking care of the ball. Point, however, would be at a premium, with Yuuuup taking just a slim 11-10 lead at the ten minute mark. While Joe Hoerner was getting to the line at will (he would take 10 free throws in the first half alone), he was only able to knock down 4, which allowed Free Hat to stick around.

    Despite his somewhat inconsistent shooting from the line, Hoerner led all Yuuup scorers with 11 points and 7 boards at the half. Free Hat went into the break with a 25-23 lead, largely on the scoring of Jono Edwards, who hit tough shot after tough shot to lead all scorers with 13. The turnaround was in full effect over a hapless Matt Kaplan, who seemed flummoxed and powerless to stop it.

    With 15 minutes left in the game, Free Hat opened up a 31-27 lead on a Cheese lay-up. Yuuuup would come firing back with a 7-0 run, consisting of two Mike Kuzdeva layups sandwiched around a Kaplan three. That 34-31 lead would represent Yuuuup\'s largest since the game was 7-4.

    Free Hat clawed back in the game and took the lead on a Brandon Ozslew turnaround. After being held scoreless in the firrst half, he showed no hesistation in asserting himself offensively in the second half. He would follow this turnaround with back to back threes, scoring 8 points in a row for Free Hat and knotting the game at 43.

    On the other end, Kaplan slipped through for an up and under to give Yuuuup a two point lead. Brett Armstrong followed this up with a swooping reverse layup that electrified the crowd and brought the lead up to 4. With the game hanging in the balance, Brandon grabbed an offense rebound and kicked it out to a wide open Jono, who buried his second three of the game and brought the lead to within one.

    After a single Joe Hoerner free throw, Pete Wilson hit a tough runner to tie the game. Unfortunately for Free Hat, back to back buckets by Yuuuup pushed the lead to 4, punctuated by Joe grabbing a steal and going coast to coast.

    Free Hat went into foul mode, and while Yuuup! wasn\'t perfect, they were good enough to push the lead to 6. A last second three did little to change the final outcome, and Yuuuup cemented its place in CAC history.

    Player of the Game: Joe Hoener, not just for the big steal and layup, but for being the most consistent option all night. 17 points, 14 boards, 2 steals and one championship.

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    YUUUUUP! 58  Free Hat 55

    Yuuuup Caps Undefeated Season With Championship

    Several times throughout the season, Yuuuup's undefeated streak looked in danger. A missed three here, an offensive rebound there, and a tick would have gone into the right hand column. The championship game was as tightly contested as any they've had this season, but in the end, they managed to come through.

    Both teams came out playing crisp defense and taking care of the ball. Point, however, would be at a premium, with Yuuuup taking just a slim 11-10 lead at the ten minute mark. While Joe Hoerner was getting to the line at will (he would take 10 free throws in the first half alone), he was only able to knock down 4, which allowed Free Hat to stick around.

    Despite his somewhat inconsistent shooting from the line, Hoerner led all Yuuup scorers with 11 points and 7 boards at the half. Free Hat went into the break with a 25-23 lead, largely on the scoring of Jono Edwards, who hit tough shot after tough shot to lead all scorers with 13. The turnaround was in full effect over a hapless Matt Kaplan, who seemed flummoxed and powerless to stop it.

    With 15 minutes left in the game, Free Hat opened up a 31-27 lead on a Cheese lay-up. Yuuuup would come firing back with a 7-0 run, consisting of two Mike Kuzdeva layups sandwiched around a Kaplan three. That 34-31 lead would represent Yuuuup's largest since the game was 7-4.

    Free Hat clawed back in the game and took the lead on a Brandon Ozslew turnaround. After being held scoreless in the firrst half, he showed no hesistation in asserting himself offensively in the second half. He would follow this turnaround with back to back threes, scoring 8 points in a row for Free Hat and knotting the game at 43.

    On the other end, Kaplan slipped through for an up and under to give Yuuuup a two point lead. Brett Armstrong followed this up with a swooping reverse layup that electrified the crowd and brought the lead up to 4. With the game hanging in the balance, Brandon grabbed an offense rebound and kicked it out to a wide open Jono, who buried his second three of the game and brought the lead to within one.

    After a single Joe Hoerner free throw, Pete Wilson hit a tough runner to tie the game. Unfortunately for Free Hat, back to back buckets by Yuuuup pushed the lead to 4, punctuated by Joe grabbing a steal and going coast to coast.

    Free Hat went into foul mode, and while Yuuup! wasn't perfect, they were good enough to push the lead to 6. A last second three did little to change the final outcome, and Yuuuup cemented its place in CAC history.

    Player of the Game: Joe Hoener, not just for the big steal and layup, but for being the most consistent option all night. 17 points, 14 boards, 2 steals and one championship.

    YUUUUUP!
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brett Armstrong86151102150% 5120%
    Brian Robinson463000000NA 300%
    Joe Hoerner1886120014643% 2150%
    Matt Kaplan1250420022100% 9333%
    Mike Kuzdeba50210002150% 00NA
    Will Silton94211105240% 4125%

    Free Hat
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Adam Nestler6130203000NA 100%
    Brandon Olszew1002200000NA 5240%
    Cheese711010011100% 00NA
    Jono Edwards2080101000NA 4250%
    Pete Wilson127141004250% 8225%

Standings A Draft W12 Thru Week 12
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1YUUUUUP!10-01.000W10073.4257.33
2Yo Soy Fiesta7-30.700W2378.9172.82
3FabulousO5-50.500L2565.3668.27
4Free Hat5-50.500W3568.0065.50
5Let It Fly2-80.200L6866.0074.90
6Not Another JShore Reference1-90.100L3963.8080.70
Points Per Game
1Terry Henderson
Yo Soy Fiesta
35.80
2Billy Durbrow
FabulousO
24.82
3Damian Ruff
Let It Fly
20.50
4Brett Armstrong
YUUUUUP!
19.42
5Dan Ollquist
Let It Fly
19.22
6Pete Wilson
Free Hat
19.18
7Xavier Holland
Not Another JShore Reference
18.80

Player Rater
1Terry Henderson
Yo Soy Fiesta
76.3010
2Billy Durbrow
FabulousO
70.4511
3Dennis Sargisoff
Yo Soy Fiesta
68.339
4Xavier Holland
Not Another JShore Reference
61.6510
5Brett Armstrong
YUUUUUP!
52.0012
6Pete Wilson
Free Hat
51.3211
7Adam Nestler
Free Hat
48.7510
8Dan Ollquist
Let It Fly
46.839
9Damian Ruff
Let It Fly
46.1510
10Matt Kaplan
YUUUUUP!
44.318

Rebounds Per Game
1Xavier Holland
Not Another JShore Reference
16.10
2Billy Durbrow
FabulousO
15.64
3Terry Henderson
Yo Soy Fiesta
14.60
4Adam Nestler
Free Hat
14.50
5Pete Wilson
Free Hat
11.36
6Dennis Sargisoff
Yo Soy Fiesta
11.33
7Nelson de Pina
Not Another JShore Reference
10.71

3s Per Game
1Damian Ruff
Let It Fly
4.9042%
2Vladi Nechev
Not Another JShore Reference
4.0040%
3Matt Kaplan
YUUUUUP!
3.8841%
4Pete Wilson
Free Hat
3.1840%
5Brandon Olszew
Free Hat
3.1038%
6Brian Sharkey
FabulousO
3.0044%
6Chanel Wright
Yo Soy Fiesta
3.0036%

Assists Per Game
1Dennis Sargisoff
Yo Soy Fiesta
9.33
2Vladi Nechev
Not Another JShore Reference
6.11
3Billy Durbrow
FabulousO
5.64
4Mike Kuzdeba
YUUUUUP!
4.22
5Pete Wilson
Free Hat
4.00
5Terry Henderson
Yo Soy Fiesta
4.00
5Brett Armstrong
YUUUUUP!
4.00