Spring 2005: A2 League Champs: UCC


    UCC 69 Stackpole 60

    This was the most physical game I have seen UCC play yet this season. They dominated the first half, as their physical style was controlling the tempo of the game. They had Stackpole airballing shots left and right. And holding the Chise to 8 points in a half usually means you got 5 people out there defending. UCCís offense was supplied by Rogelio (21pts) or 508 I would like to call him. My man was lights out not from behind the three point line, but from a different zip code. Along with 508, the D-Mac wasnít sitting well in Stackpoleís stomach as McClaren dropped 19 points. There D and potent offense had UCC up 15 at the half. To Stackpoleís credit, they came out ready to ball. Finally, the Chise got going as he finished with 22. Then Chris Toglia shook off the early airballs (including some from the free throw line) and started hittiní the jay. Stackpole got the lead down to 5, when the controversy started. There was a call that UCCís Rogelio and Stackpolís Chris Toglia did not agree on, they had some words. Then with after a trip down the court, with 2 minutes left to play they went at it. I mean they really went at it, blows were thrown, bows were dropped and I though I saw Hogan throw down a Leg drop off the ropes. Both players were ejected and the game ensued, but the game was already over as UCC would not relinquish the lead. (Both players will be subject to fines and suspensions by the Commish and Hoganís gym membership was suspended one month.)

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    Showtime 54  Cambridge Medical 55

    After watching all of the games last night, I am excited to say that the competition level in this league exceeds all of my expectations.This first game pitted the Cambridge Medical crew, that won it all last league, against the a familiar cast of CRFC all stars from past A1 leagues.The first half was all Showtime as they were able to take advantage of Cambridge Medicalís poor 1st half shooting.Showtime was led by Greg Poulos (27pts 4asst) and Shandor Garrison (17points 9rebs) who did the majority of the scoring.Then the second half began and CM came out playing like a completely different team.Brian Scuffenbil started abusing the Showtime D, scoring 14 of his 25 points in the second half.Behind Brian and Jermaine Baynes (16pts) second half scoring, and some intense physical D, CM was able to take the lead, by 1 with under a minute to play on Kenny Bascombís bomb from just in front of half court.With time running down Poulos had the ball for Showtime, dribbled across the court and as he was about to shoot, he was hounded by Bascomb (whether it was a foul or not is not my callÖcough FoulÖcough) who made Greg alter his shot and he missed, ensuring the victory for CM as they made a terrific 2nd half comeback.

    Showtime
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Greg Poulos2760411000NA 00NA
    Jim Meldrim930110000NA 00NA
    Josh Smith030300000NA 00NA
    Shandor Garrison1790010000NA 00NA

    Cambridge Medical
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brian Scuffenbil23160212000NA 00NA
    Jermaine Baynes1680031000NA 00NA
    Jim Murray650220000NA 00NA
    Ken Bascomb950220000NA 00NA

    Red Rum 70  Evans Elementry 92

    For those that donít know, the Saugus Invasion has begun at the CRFC.Now growing up a Medford boy, we were always taught to dislike those people.Saugus people just think theyíre better than everyone.I mean they got the Square one mall, we (Medford) have the Assembly sq mall.They got Route 1 with all the stores and glamour, we have Route 16 with all the pot holes.But Evans Elementary learned me some manners last night a they destroyed me and Sergeís Redrum team.The first half started just like the calm before the storm.We even had a first half lead at one point.Then the flood gates opened.For Evans, Steve OíConnell began blocking every shot we put up (12blks I believe that is a record &12rebs) and in the second half, the Evans team couldnít miss.Jay Satori lit us up like a Christmas tree for 43.Brian Skerry refused to miss in the second half scoring 14 of his 20 points and Chris OíConnell made it a family affair by dropping 23.For Redrum, we got a solid game from Steve Bruger, who had 23 on a good night shooting, and Kurt Knepsheild had 25, but it wasnít enough to stop the whopping Evans put on us.

    Red Rum
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Chris Dionne870410000NA 00NA
    Dan O'Donnell850310000NA 00NA
    Kurt Knepsheild2540210000NA 00NA
    Sean O'Callaghan860712000NA 00NA
    Serge Gottschalk010000000NA 00NA
    Steve Brueger2370310000NA 00NA

    Evans Elementry
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brian Skerry2070460000NA 00NA
    Chris O'Donnell2360400000NA 00NA
    Jay Sartori4350211000NA 00NA
    Steve O'Connell81003112000NA 00NA

    UCC 48  Stackpole 63

    Part duex of the Saugus saga ended with the same result, a victory.This matchup was the most physical of all the games played last night.It featured two of Massachusettsí best former high school ballers in Stackpoleís Chris McMahon and UCCís James Brown.First half points were tough to come by for both teams as both squads were playing tremendous, physical D.Stackpoleís Matt Filosa (15pts) and Chris McMahon handled much of the scoring early on, which had them up 2 at the half.The second half began as the same as the first, with both teams neck and neck.UCC was led by Dave McClaren, James Brown and Eric Rollins who all had 12 points.However, midway through the second half, Stackpole started to make their run.They stepped up their D, which began to frustrate UCC.The lead got bigger and bigger with Joe Malcom and Chris Hunter (combined 15 second half points) helping out McMahon and Filosa.With two minutes to go the lead got up to 14 and Stackpole never looked back as they won a tough game against a very tough team.

    UCC
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Eric Rollins1270120000NA 00NA
    James Brown1290221000NA 00NA
    Kevin Scott220210000NA 00NA
    Matthew West580010000NA 00NA
    Ramon Penrose540010000NA 00NA

    Stackpole
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Chris Hunter1040310000NA 00NA
    Chris McMahon21140224000NA 00NA
    Chris Toglia840620000NA 00NA
    Joe Malcolm730000000NA 00NA
    Mark Nazzaro040300000NA 00NA
    Matt Filosa1560301000NA 00NA

Standings A2 Spring Thru Week 9
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Stackpole6-20.750W1066.7158.57
2Showtime5-20.714W5164.2958.29
3Evans Elementry5-30.625W1169.5768.43
4UCC4-40.500L2268.2564.88
5Cambridge Medical3-40.429W2364.2972.71
6Red Rum3-50.375W2373.2576.25
7Old Dirty Bastards0-60.000L6659.8368.33
Points Per Game
1Greg Poulos
Showtime
29.40
2Chris McMahon
Stackpole
24.60
3Steve Brueger
Red Rum
22.63
4Jay Sartori
Evans Elementry
22.17
5Brian Scuffenbil
Cambridge Medical
21.86
6Kurt Knepsheild
Red Rum
21.00
7Rogelio Stevens
UCC
20.20

Player Rater
1Chris McMahon
Stackpole
61.205
2Greg Poulos
Showtime
53.305
3Brian Scuffenbil
Cambridge Medical
48.437
4Sean O'Callaghan
Red Rum
47.068
5Steve O'Connell
Evans Elementry
46.937
6Rogelio Stevens
UCC
43.605
7Jermaine Baynes
Cambridge Medical
43.205
8Shane O'Donnell
Evans Elementry
43.005
9Mike Foley
Old Dirty Bastards
42.305
10Chris Toglia
Stackpole
41.006

Rebounds Per Game
1Chris McMahon
Stackpole
14.40
2Shane O'Donnell
Evans Elementry
12.80
3Brian Scuffenbil
Cambridge Medical
11.14
4Mike Foley
Old Dirty Bastards
10.20
5Rogelio Stevens
UCC
8.80
6Matt Filosa
Stackpole
8.33
7James Brown
UCC
8.00

3s Per Game
1Chris Toglia
Stackpole
0.00nan%
1Dan O'Donnell
Red Rum
0.00nan%
1Jermaine Baynes
Cambridge Medical
0.00nan%
1Steve Brueger
Red Rum
0.00nan%
1Matthew West
UCC
0.00nan%
1Jay Sartori
Evans Elementry
0.00nan%
1Dan Herman
Old Dirty Bastards
0.00nan%
1Jim McCarthy
Cambridge Medical
0.00nan%
1Mark Nazzaro
Stackpole
0.00nan%
1Kevin Scott
UCC
0.00nan%
1Steve O'Connell
Evans Elementry
0.00nan%
1Tim HINKEL
Showtime
0.00nan%
1Chris Hunter
Stackpole
0.00nan%
1Serge Gottschalk
Red Rum
0.00nan%
1Rogelio Stevens
UCC
0.00nan%

Assists Per Game
1Sean O'Callaghan
Red Rum
6.75
2Josh Smith
Showtime
6.29
3Mike Foley
Old Dirty Bastards
4.20
4Chris Hunter
Stackpole
4.17
5Dan O'Donnell
Red Rum
4.00
6Chris Toglia
Stackpole
3.67
7Ken Bascomb
Cambridge Medical
3.60