Summer 2021: B 5v5 North League Champs: Bada Bing

    Bada Bing Ends the Perfect Season - Wins North Title
    Intramural Heroes 58 Bada Bing 61

    GAME THREAD: https://twitter.com/CACBasketball/status/1430669164927139844?s=20

    The last year has proven that things can change on a dime. What hasn't changed is that if you're in a league that has a team captains by Frongi and you scan the roster and see Ryan O, Cawley, Koller, Mazz and Zak?  they will threaten to put their names up on those championship banners

    To close out the Summer season they ended the Intramural Heroes undefeated run, avenged their only loss of the season and most importantly, converted Kap to a wanton cheerleader 

    Intramural Heroes had the perfect start to this game. They were out to a 12-0 lead and had Bada Bing back on their heels. Regular season MVP Reggie Colas (18 points, 3 assists) was attacking the bucket and Nick Weber (16 points) was finishing everything he got his hands on under the hoop. Were some entry passes a little sloppy? MAYBE but Nick don't care. If he's getting his hands on the ball under the hoop a shot is going up and in! 

    It tooks some time for Bada Bing to work their way back into the game. They finally got a couple stops. Zak (12 points, 6 boards, 3 assists) is always a menace in transition. What are those long gangly limbs going to do? Are they going to unnecessary wraparound pass by a defender to a slightly more open teammate? Is he going to stop and pull up for 3 on a 3-1? Is he going to do his best Giannis impersonation and use no dribbles and just 2 steps from inside half court (this is the Watertown Boys & Girls Club court after all) and finish in the lane?? Zak continually made the right read for Bada Bing.

    I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the Finals MVP here. Mike Cawley (15 points, 4 assists) was instrumental in getting Bada Bing all the way back into this game. With Reggie on his back hip, Cawley's BB teammates made sure to feed him when he was in the paint. Mike got buckets, got to the line, and kicked the ball out for wide open looks from downtown. When Ryan Ouellette (9 points, 3-4 3s) found himself on the receiving end of those kick outs, he make sure to let it fly. Ryan was 3-3 from downtown in the opening frame and we were tied at 34 at the break. 

    In the seocnd half, the IH offense stalled. While Cedric White (12 points, 5 boards) was battling foul trouble, everyone else was standing around and jacking 3s. I know it was hot in the B&G last night but when the team shoots 2-9 from deep in the first half, the answer isn't to hoist and launch 1-8 in the second! I know teams don't really want to challenge Tim Swenson in the middle of the paint, but there are CERTAIN defenders (*MAZZ*) who move like their 40 out there. Attack them!! James Levine (5 points, 4 steals, 7 offensive boards) was doing a little bit of everything to keep IH afloat and was in the running for Finals MVP, if the game had gone the other way. Anytime IH needed something to keep the game close, James made a play.

    But they didn't make enough of them. Bada Bing was boosted by not one, but TWO clutch shots from 3rd Team All-Star Ben Koller (4 points, 4 boards), a timely blow-by from Mazz (6 points, 3 assists) that probably took 2 years off his life and some savy clock management down the stretch. Oh and clutch free throw shooting ! 12-16 vs 3-10 on the night doesn't QUITE tell the whole story of this game, but really it does. 

    Congrats to the Summer 21 Champs, Bada Bing! 

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    Intramural Heroes 58  Bada Bing 61

    Bada Bing Ends the Perfect Season - Wins North Title

    GAME THREAD: https://twitter.com/CACBasketball/status/1430669164927139844?s=20

    The last year has proven that things can change on a dime. What hasn't changed is that if you're in a league that has a team captains by Frongi and you scan the roster and see Ryan O, Cawley, Koller, Mazz and Zak?  they will threaten to put their names up on those championship banners

    To close out the Summer season they ended the Intramural Heroes undefeated run, avenged their only loss of the season and most importantly, converted Kap to a wanton cheerleader 

    Intramural Heroes had the perfect start to this game. They were out to a 12-0 lead and had Bada Bing back on their heels. Regular season MVP Reggie Colas (18 points, 3 assists) was attacking the bucket and Nick Weber (16 points) was finishing everything he got his hands on under the hoop. Were some entry passes a little sloppy? MAYBE but Nick don't care. If he's getting his hands on the ball under the hoop a shot is going up and in! 

    It tooks some time for Bada Bing to work their way back into the game. They finally got a couple stops. Zak (12 points, 6 boards, 3 assists) is always a menace in transition. What are those long gangly limbs going to do? Are they going to unnecessary wraparound pass by a defender to a slightly more open teammate? Is he going to stop and pull up for 3 on a 3-1? Is he going to do his best Giannis impersonation and use no dribbles and just 2 steps from inside half court (this is the Watertown Boys & Girls Club court after all) and finish in the lane?? Zak continually made the right read for Bada Bing.

    I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the Finals MVP here. Mike Cawley (15 points, 4 assists) was instrumental in getting Bada Bing all the way back into this game. With Reggie on his back hip, Cawley's BB teammates made sure to feed him when he was in the paint. Mike got buckets, got to the line, and kicked the ball out for wide open looks from downtown. When Ryan Ouellette (9 points, 3-4 3s) found himself on the receiving end of those kick outs, he make sure to let it fly. Ryan was 3-3 from downtown in the opening frame and we were tied at 34 at the break. 

    In the seocnd half, the IH offense stalled. While Cedric White (12 points, 5 boards) was battling foul trouble, everyone else was standing around and jacking 3s. I know it was hot in the B&G last night but when the team shoots 2-9 from deep in the first half, the answer isn't to hoist and launch 1-8 in the second! I know teams don't really want to challenge Tim Swenson in the middle of the paint, but there are CERTAIN defenders (*MAZZ*) who move like their 40 out there. Attack them!! James Levine (5 points, 4 steals, 7 offensive boards) was doing a little bit of everything to keep IH afloat and was in the running for Finals MVP, if the game had gone the other way. Anytime IH needed something to keep the game close, James made a play.

    But they didn't make enough of them. Bada Bing was boosted by not one, but TWO clutch shots from 3rd Team All-Star Ben Koller (4 points, 4 boards), a timely blow-by from Mazz (6 points, 3 assists) that probably took 2 years off his life and some savy clock management down the stretch. Oh and clutch free throw shooting ! 12-16 vs 3-10 on the night doesn't QUITE tell the whole story of this game, but really it does. 

    Congrats to the Summer 21 Champs, Bada Bing! 

    Intramural Heroes
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Cedric White1241210000NA 200%
    Chris Gallivan350410000NA 3133%
    Ian MacLean210100000NA 00NA
    James Levine527140000NA 3133%
    Mike Gallivan210010000NA 300%
    Nick Weber161111008225% 00NA
    Reggie Colas182230002150% 6117%

    Bada Bing
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Ben Koller431100000NA 00NA
    Eric Rosiello63020004375% 2150%
    Mike Cawley162240006583% 00NA
    Nick Frongillo010000000NA 00NA
    Nick Mazzeo62031002150% 4125%
    Ryan Ouellette941011000NA 4375%
    Tim Swenson97132004375% 00NA
    Zak Tseytlin1260312000NA 3267%

Standings B 5v5 North Sum21 Thru Week
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
Intramural Heroes9-01.000W9066.5644.00
Bada Bing8-10.889W4168.2259.78
Hot Dad Summer5-40.556W1458.0052.11
Gravy Train3-60.333L1656.1159.22
Thank You University1-80.111L2848.5666.00
Now Yous Can't Leave1-80.111L4856.1172.44
Points Per Game
1Reggie Colas
Intramural Heroes
22.88
2Tim Swenson
Bada Bing
18.29
3Zac Brown
Gravy Train
17.29
4Nick Weber
Intramural Heroes
16.50
5Vladi Nechev
Now Yous Can't Leave
16.43
6Eric Prue
Gravy Train
15.00
7Eli Yuan-Vogel
Thank You University
14.38

Player Rater
1Reggie Colas
Intramural Heroes
38.508
2Tim Swenson
Bada Bing
36.077
3Kevin Swecker
Hot Dad Summer
33.258
4Nick Weber
Intramural Heroes
30.6010
5Eli Yuan-Vogel
Thank You University
29.388
6Zac Brown
Gravy Train
29.007
7Cedric White
Intramural Heroes
26.009
8Eric Prue
Gravy Train
25.077
9Kevin Toomey
Thank You University
24.367
10Vladi Nechev
Now Yous Can't Leave
24.217

Rebounds Per Game
1Tim Swenson
Bada Bing
7.29
2Kevin Swecker
Hot Dad Summer
7.25
3Kevin Toomey
Thank You University
6.71
4Eli Yuan-Vogel
Thank You University
6.25
5Alex Kaiser
Gravy Train
6.17
6Ben Koller
Bada Bing
5.80
7Zac Brown
Gravy Train
5.43

3s Per Game
1Eric Prue
Gravy Train
4.0051%
2Chris Gallivan
Intramural Heroes
2.8859%
3Vladi Nechev
Now Yous Can't Leave
2.8651%
3Ryan Ouellette
Bada Bing
2.8667%
5Nick Mazzeo
Bada Bing
2.8244%
6Reggie Colas
Intramural Heroes
2.0052%
7Matt Kaplan
Hot Dad Summer
1.8947%

Assists Per Game
1Reggie Colas
Intramural Heroes
2.38
2Kevin Swecker
Hot Dad Summer
2.25
3Billy Jackson
Hot Dad Summer
2.00
4Tim Swenson
Bada Bing
1.71
5Zak Tseytlin
Bada Bing
1.57
6Nick Mazzeo
Bada Bing
1.36
7Ian MacLean
Intramural Heroes
1.25