Winter 2008: A1 League Champs: The Black Donnellys

    Donnellys Welcome Hurtin to Hells Kitchen - Take Home the Brick
    Hurtin' for a Squirtin' 61 The Black Donnellys 67

    Mixtape (6 points) has finally, finally proven all the doubters wrong and taken home his first A1 Brick!  Actually, for everyone on the Donnellys it was their first 'chip, everyone that is, except Machoooo (4 points) that is.  He really is the championship caliber glue that every team needs.  Paired with JMI, they came off the bench and didn't miss a beat all season long.

    This game got off to a quick start, as Mike Davis (12 points, 3 steals) poured on 10 points in the first 7 minutes to help lead his squad to a 31-19 advantage.  ICU was on fire, dropping 15 in the opening frame and getting to the rack at will.  Sure, no one may have expected them to race out to a lead like that, but funny things can happen in the playoffs.  Hurtin' finally settled down, and O'Cal (12 points, 8 assists) nearly single-handedly got his boy back in it.  He was finding Boozer (13 points) and the Hitman (15 points, 6 assists) on the break and hitting a couple big shots.  The diminutive (and I mean that in every way possible) point guard had his team re-focused and down only 4 at the break, as they grinded the game to a near standstill.

    With the defense picked up, it was anyone's game.  DGall (20 points, 11 boards) was steady throughout and made sure his team held a lead most of the way.  Macho nailed a huge 3 to give his team a 5 point lead.  Back and forth it went.  Wrobz (19 points) started to turn it on, and everytime his team needed a bucket, he got them one.  With 5 minutes to go, the game was tied at 50.  But uncharacteristic turnovers and missed layups by Hurtin left them scoreless for the next 3.  The parade to the free throw line was inevitable, and Davis (2-7 fts) left the door cracked open.  Unfortunately, Hurtin' couldn't convert on their opportunities.  Finally, ICU (25 points, 9-12 fts) put the game away for his squad and earned the MVP honors for his solid shooting night.  Congrats to the Donnellys on finishing off a great season and proving that it doesn't matter how you finish the regular season, it's how you finish in the playoffs! 

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    Hurtin' for a Squirtin' 61  The Black Donnellys 67

    Donnellys Welcome Hurtin' to Hells Kitchen - Take Home the Brick!

    Mixtape (6 points) has finally, finally proven all the doubters wrong and taken home his first A1 Brick!  Actually, for everyone on the Donnellys it was their first 'chip, everyone that is, except Machoooo (4 points) that is.  He really is the championship caliber glue that every team needs.  Paired with JMI, they came off the bench and didn't miss a beat all season long.

    This game got off to a quick start, as Mike Davis (12 points, 3 steals) poured on 10 points in the first 7 minutes to help lead his squad to a 31-19 advantage.  ICU was on fire, dropping 15 in the opening frame and getting to the rack at will.  Sure, no one may have expected them to race out to a lead like that, but funny things can happen in the playoffs.  Hurtin' finally settled down, and O'Cal (12 points, 8 assists) nearly single-handedly got his boy back in it.  He was finding Boozer (13 points) and the Hitman (15 points, 6 assists) on the break and hitting a couple big shots.  The diminutive (and I mean that in every way possible) point guard had his team re-focused and down only 4 at the break, as they grinded the game to a near standstill.

    With the defense picked up, it was anyone's game.  DGall (20 points, 11 boards) was steady throughout and made sure his team held a lead most of the way.  Macho nailed a huge 3 to give his team a 5 point lead.  Back and forth it went.  Wrobz (19 points) started to turn it on, and everytime his team needed a bucket, he got them one.  With 5 minutes to go, the game was tied at 50.  But uncharacteristic turnovers and missed layups by Hurtin left them scoreless for the next 3.  The parade to the free throw line was inevitable, and Davis (2-7 fts) left the door cracked open.  Unfortunately, Hurtin' couldn't convert on their opportunities.  Finally, ICU (25 points, 9-12 fts) put the game away for his squad and earned the MVP honors for his solid shooting night.  Congrats to the Donnellys on finishing off a great season and proving that it doesn't matter how you finish the regular season, it's how you finish in the playoffs! 

    Hurtin' for a Squirtin'
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Corey Draffen1331031000NA 00NA
    Floni Bajraktari011010000NA 00NA
    Jared Perrine153042103133% 00NA
    Matt Wrobel194000201010100% 00NA
    Sean O'Callaghan124151109222% 00NA
    Tim HINKEL211100000NA 00NA

    The Black Donnellys
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Chris Machado41010002150% 00NA
    Derek Gallagher20110101011764% 00NA
    Ian Urquhart2542110012975% 00NA
    John-Mark Ikeda001100000NA 00NA
    Michael Davis125033007229% 00NA
    Michael Turin621100000NA 00NA

Standings A1 Winter 2008 Thru Week 17
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Hurtin' for a Squirtin'8-20.800W1079.1568.92
2The Black Donnellys7-30.700L1178.6973.46
3Together We Can7-30.700W3189.2784.82
4Bump & Grind6-40.600L2277.2777.64
5Gang Green5-50.500L3375.3374.83
6Wide Open5-50.500L2372.0071.58
7Real & Spectacular4-60.400W2475.1877.73
8Shock the Monkey4-60.400L2470.3670.64
96 For the Wall3-70.300W1571.8079.40
10The Truth3-70.300L4573.3079.40
11Wrecking Crew3-70.300W2576.5085.40
Points Per Game
1Alex Delpleche
Gang Green
31.22
2Trevor McAndrew
Wide Open
29.82
3Chris Maciejczak
Real & Spectacular
28.27
4Jay Sartori
Bump & Grind
26.90
5Jon Mazzone
Together We Can
26.11
6Jason Gallagher
Bump & Grind
25.90
7Ian Urquhart
The Black Donnellys
25.23

Player Rater
1Trevor McAndrew
Wide Open
58.0511
2Chris Maciejczak
Real & Spectacular
57.5511
3Alex Delpleche
Gang Green
57.009
4Kevin Ostrander
6 For the Wall
56.009
5Shane O'Donnell
Shock the Monkey
55.8611
6Jon Mazzone
Together We Can
54.949
7Michael Arsenault
Together We Can
53.619
8Tom Kahana
Together We Can
52.5911
9Jason Gallagher
Bump & Grind
51.8510
10Derek Gallagher
The Black Donnellys
49.9613

Rebounds Per Game
1Shane O'Donnell
Shock the Monkey
16.64
2Jason Gallagher
Bump & Grind
12.90
3Chris Maciejczak
Real & Spectacular
12.55
4Michael Arsenault
Together We Can
12.33
5Derek Gallagher
The Black Donnellys
11.92
6Kevin Ostrander
6 For the Wall
11.78
7Trevor McAndrew
Wide Open
10.64

3s Per Game
1Kevin Ostrander
6 For the Wall
0.00nan%
1Michael Davis
The Black Donnellys
0.00nan%
1Michael Sweeney
The Truth
0.00nan%
1Jon Mazzone
Together We Can
0.00nan%
1Jason Tibbetts
Shock the Monkey
0.00nan%
1Chris Adams
Wide Open
0.00nan%
1Jason Gallagher
Bump & Grind
0.00nan%
1Mike Roache
Wrecking Crew
0.00nan%
1Jim Kopriva
Real & Spectacular
0.00nan%
1Derek Gallagher
The Black Donnellys
0.00nan%
1Raj Singh
Gang Green
0.00nan%
1Floni Bajraktari
Hurtin' for a Squirtin'
0.00nan%
1Matt Wolfe
Bump & Grind
0.00nan%
1Chris Maciejczak
Real & Spectacular
0.00nan%
1Cheese
Gang Green
0.00nan%

Assists Per Game
1Sean O'Callaghan
Hurtin' for a Squirtin'
4.92
2Tom Kahana
Together We Can
4.18
3Kevin Ostrander
6 For the Wall
3.78
4Billy Fratelli
Wide Open
3.67
5Shane O'Donnell
Shock the Monkey
3.64
6Eric Hinton
The Truth
3.60
7Mark Allyn
Gang Green
3.45