Spring 2008: A1 League Champs: Face Down clAss Up

    TNTosti ingnites explodes and decimates while leading FDCU to THE BRICK in one-sided A1 Final.
    Face Down clAss Up 74 Let's Duet 39

    The Zone.  It is that place that some players are able to reach where they are able to do whatever they want.  It is without question where Ian Tosti was last night.

    Ian started early in this one knocking down 5 of his first 7 from international waters as FDCU led early 22-14.  It wasnít just Ian as a team FDCU shot 8-15 from 3-land in the first half.  But 3-point shooting was only half the story, the other was team defense.  FDCU refused to let anything come easily for Letís Duet.  On the rare occasion that a LD player beat his man off the dribble it seemed as though the entire FDCU team was there waiting for them in the paint and LD could not take advantage (0-8 3ís in the 1st) of the collapsing help defense and finish with only 22 first half points and looking at a 16 point deficit.  Tibbs (15 pts, 12 rebs) paced the LD ìattackî while Tosti nearly outscored LD all by himself with 20 in the opening frame.

    To open the 2nd half Letís Duet showed their first signs of life.  After giving up a hoop, Mike Dinh came alive (14 pts, 10 rebs) and went on a personal 5-0 run consisting of a tough drives and a FT cutting the FDCU lead to 13.  But then the flood gates were busted wide open with 14 minutes remaining.  But then again FDCU reigned supreme from 3-land with Tosti followed by Jeremy Gall (13 pts, 7rebs) and then again Tosti and the lead ballooned to 22 and it was pretty much over, the only thing left undetermined was the margin of victory.

    Not much else good happened for Letís Duet, but Sam Quinn (7 reb, 4 blks) added a few highlight reel-worthy blocks on jump shots putting a nice finish on what was a solid rookie campaign.

    With the lead already at 32 points Tosti put an MVP finish on this game.  He knocked down a LONG 3-ball stole a pass at mid-court and nailed yet another LONG 3.  At this point his Ma Tosti turned to said, ìThat is #10î.  She was right, as moments later Ian was mercifully sent to the bench with 37 points and an A1 10-15 shooting performance behind the arc.  Just as incredible he had 3 assists which quite possibly could be a career high.

    Letsí Duet scored a couple of late hoops making the final score 74-39 so they avoid the indignity of almost being outscored single-handedly by TNTosti.  The 35 point margin of victory is another A1 final record (unofficially).

    But Tostiís shoting was only half the story as FDCU played incredible team defense throughout.  Every LD played faced 2-3 defenders when they dared ventured to enter the paint while at the same time effectively closing out on the perimeter causing them to shoot a horrific 0-16 from downtown (0-10 for one player in particular).  Conversely FDCU shot 16-31 from international waters.

    Ocal leads yet another squad to a summer brick, while Tosti becomes a 3-time winner.  Jeremy takes home his 1st brick is his long (and sparse) carrer while Jimmy K (4 pts, 6 reb, one of the best/smartest fouls Iíve seen) gets his name on a banner after only 2 season and Officer Paul (5 pts, 5 rebs, 1st 3-pointer of the season) get his in his first.  And Iíd be remiss to not mention Mr. Tim Spinney (7 pts, 5 reb, tons on intangibles) proves something to everyone that has ever played A1.  It doesnít matter how bad a player you are, if TSpinís bald done and lack of game can win a championship there is hope for us all.

     

    (also I enjoyed myself 1 beer at Tibbs place after ward to try and console him but got tired of his crying and questioning ìwhyî before meeting up OCal, Jeremy and Paul at the Joshua Tree for a much better time).

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    Face Down clAss Up 74  Let's Duet 39

    TNTosti ingnites, explodes and decimates while leading FDCU to THE BRICK in one-sided A1 Final.

    The Zone.  It is that place that some players are able to reach where they are able to do whatever they want.  It is without question where Ian Tosti was last night.

    Ian started early in this one knocking down 5 of his first 7 from international waters as FDCU led early 22-14.  It wasnít just Ian as a team FDCU shot 8-15 from 3-land in the first half.  But 3-point shooting was only half the story, the other was team defense.  FDCU refused to let anything come easily for Letís Duet.  On the rare occasion that a LD player beat his man off the dribble it seemed as though the entire FDCU team was there waiting for them in the paint and LD could not take advantage (0-8 3ís in the 1st) of the collapsing help defense and finish with only 22 first half points and looking at a 16 point deficit.  Tibbs (15 pts, 12 rebs) paced the LD ìattackî while Tosti nearly outscored LD all by himself with 20 in the opening frame.

    To open the 2nd half Letís Duet showed their first signs of life.  After giving up a hoop, Mike Dinh came alive (14 pts, 10 rebs) and went on a personal 5-0 run consisting of a tough drives and a FT cutting the FDCU lead to 13.  But then the flood gates were busted wide open with 14 minutes remaining.  But then again FDCU reigned supreme from 3-land with Tosti followed by Jeremy Gall (13 pts, 7rebs) and then again Tosti and the lead ballooned to 22 and it was pretty much over, the only thing left undetermined was the margin of victory.

    Not much else good happened for Letís Duet, but Sam Quinn (7 reb, 4 blks) added a few highlight reel-worthy blocks on jump shots putting a nice finish on what was a solid rookie campaign.

    With the lead already at 32 points Tosti put an MVP finish on this game.  He knocked down a LONG 3-ball stole a pass at mid-court and nailed yet another LONG 3.  At this point his Ma Tosti turned to said, ìThat is #10î.  She was right, as moments later Ian was mercifully sent to the bench with 37 points and an A1 10-15 shooting performance behind the arc.  Just as incredible he had 3 assists which quite possibly could be a career high.

    Letsí Duet scored a couple of late hoops making the final score 74-39 so they avoid the indignity of almost being outscored single-handedly by TNTosti.  The 35 point margin of victory is another A1 final record (unofficially).

    But Tostiís shoting was only half the story as FDCU played incredible team defense throughout.  Every LD played faced 2-3 defenders when they dared ventured to enter the paint while at the same time effectively closing out on the perimeter causing them to shoot a horrific 0-16 from downtown (0-10 for one player in particular).  Conversely FDCU shot 16-31 from international waters.

    Ocal leads yet another squad to a summer brick, while Tosti becomes a 3-time winner.  Jeremy takes home his 1st brick is his long (and sparse) carrer while Jimmy K (4 pts, 6 reb, one of the best/smartest fouls Iíve seen) gets his name on a banner after only 2 season and Officer Paul (5 pts, 5 rebs, 1st 3-pointer of the season) get his in his first.  And Iíd be remiss to not mention Mr. Tim Spinney (7 pts, 5 reb, tons on intangibles) proves something to everyone that has ever played A1.  It doesnít matter how bad a player you are, if TSpinís bald done and lack of game can win a championship there is hope for us all.

     

    (also I enjoyed myself 1 beer at Tibbs place after ward to try and console him but got tired of his crying and questioning ìwhyî before meeting up OCal, Jeremy and Paul at the Joshua Tree for a much better time).

    Face Down clAss Up
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Ian Tosti3741221033100% 00NA
    Jeremy Gall136110005360% 00NA
    Jim Kopriva441110000NA 00NA
    Paul Giardina532010000NA 00NA
    Sean O'Callaghan872210000NA 00NA
    Tim Spinney74121004250% 00NA

    Let's Duet
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Jason Tibbetts1766013000NA 00NA
    Mike Dinh149113006233% 00NA
    Sam Quinn270014000NA 00NA
    Tim HINKEL222012000NA 00NA
    Yavor Nechev430010000NA 00NA

Standings A1 Spring 2008 Thru Week 14
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Let's Duet8-20.800W3071.3166.85
2Face Down clAss Up7-30.700W3171.6963.54
3Cat Fight5-30.625L1370.5073.40
4Little Nasty6-40.600L1268.1868.64
5Passing Ruffians5-40.556W2371.6468.18
6JUGGernaut5-50.500W3366.4564.64
76 For the 9s4-60.400L2465.6467.82
8Fogell3-60.333L2573.9078.40
9Spiritual Sausage3-70.300L7565.9071.60
10Blood Sweat & Tears2-80.200L3664.5070.70
Points Per Game
1Greg Poulos
Cat Fight
33.22
2Tom Kahana
Fogell
27.44
3Brandon Dorey
JUGGernaut
27.18
4Tom Duncan
Little Nasty
26.60
4Billy Fratelli
Cat Fight
26.60
6Kevin Ostrander
6 For the 9s
25.70
7Jared Perrine
Spiritual Sausage
23.75

Player Rater
1Greg Poulos
Cat Fight
70.399
2Kevin Ostrander
6 For the 9s
60.8510
3Billy Durbrow
Passing Ruffians
58.948
4Billy Fratelli
Cat Fight
56.4010
5Brandon Dorey
JUGGernaut
54.6411
6Mike Dinh
Let's Duet
54.5013
7Tom Kahana
Fogell
53.289
8Tom Duncan
Little Nasty
51.3010
9Jason Tibbetts
Let's Duet
50.9613
10Jared Perrine
Spiritual Sausage
48.318

Rebounds Per Game
1Greg Poulos
Cat Fight
16.78
2Billy Durbrow
Passing Ruffians
15.88
3Kevin Ostrander
6 For the 9s
15.70
4Zack Toth
Passing Ruffians
13.33
5Raj Singh
Little Nasty
12.80
6Matt Wrobel
Spiritual Sausage
11.67
7Kurt Knepsheild
Fogell
11.25

3s Per Game
1Josh Fincke
JUGGernaut
0.00nan%
1Matt Wrobel
Spiritual Sausage
0.00nan%
1Raj Singh
Little Nasty
0.00nan%
1Tim HINKEL
Let's Duet
0.00nan%
1Mike Diranian
6 For the 9s
0.00nan%
1Dan Macgregor
Passing Ruffians
0.00nan%
1Vladi Nechev
Blood Sweat & Tears
0.00nan%
1Paul Giardina
Face Down clAss Up
0.00nan%
1Ryan Carrigg
Let's Duet
0.00nan%
1John Thompson
Cat Fight
0.00nan%
1Christopher Harvey
6 For the 9s
0.00nan%
1Floni Bajraktari
Spiritual Sausage
0.00nan%
1Nim Cohen
Blood Sweat & Tears
0.00nan%
1Jeremy Gall
Face Down clAss Up
0.00nan%
1Jason Tibbetts
Let's Duet
0.00nan%

Assists Per Game
1Mike Laptewicz
Little Nasty
5.11
2Mike Dinh
Let's Duet
4.54
3Sean O'Callaghan
Face Down clAss Up
4.36
4Brian Wadman
6 For the 9s
4.09
5Vladi Nechev
Blood Sweat & Tears
3.67
6Cheese
Passing Ruffians
3.64
7Tom Kahana
Fogell
3.56