Fall 2010: B Draft League Champs: Hard Knocks

    Greg scores 52 leads Brick Squad to finals
    DTF in CAC 64 Brick Squad 71

    Hey guys, a few quick notes:

    Finals Game will take place on Wednesday, 8:00. The AllStar game will be held directly after that game. Might as well get there early to stretch/heckle the guys playing in the finals.

    Also, SIGN UP FOR NEXT SEASON (Now held on Thursday nights)! Email me (mattbbelliveau@gmail.com) or the league commissioner (cacbasketball@gmail.com) or just click that link I posted last week. We’ll have an eight-team league next season, six players to each team. Slots are filling up quick, so get on that. Also, who wants to be a captain? We need a couple more.

    To the game:

    Brick Squad are a weird team; Super-talented, but unable to put it all together through nine games. Were they saving it for the playoffs? That just doesn’t seem fair, does it?

    Ah, apparently they were.

    Brick Squad ran through a fully-loaded DTF squad, advancing to the league finals with what was easily their best performance of the season.

    A sad ending for DTF, they had been the most balanced, consistent team in our league…but, despite Mike McCauley’s best efforts (28 points), they simply didn’t have enough ammunition to keep up with Greg Cabral.

    Greg took the MVP-snub, personally. At least, it seems like he did. Greg (the sophomore from Revere High) was on fire at the start, scoring 16 of Brick Squad’s first 23 points, helping them open an early 10-point lead.

    Greg was dominant (28 points in the first half) but he wasn’t alone. Brick Squad shot 5-10 from deep, including hits from Joe Z. and Shin.

    How did this game remain close? Well, while Mike McCauley (one of the few guys to play solid defense against Greg this season) struggle to slow down Cabral, he made up for it by relentlessly going to the basket and finishing over and over again. Mike even flashed some 3-point range (which he hasn’t done all season), hitting 4-9.

    Things would have been even closer if Corwin would learn to take a step back on those long jumpers. Three times Corwin knocked down long jumpers…each one with a foot on the line.

    It was 43-36 at the half, the game still within reach for DTF…but out of the break; Brick Squad unleashed a long run capped off by Joe Z.’s fourth three pointer, pushing their lead to 15.

    DTF, a team that had proved to be scrappy all season, clawed their way back into the game. Mike’s layin cut the lead to 10 with seven minutes left. But every time the game would “get close” Brick Squad answer with a couple buckets of their own; whether it was John finding Greg on the outlets, or Greg just getting to the line (11-14 FT), DTF couldn’t get over the hump and watched their title hopes disappear as the buzzer rang.

     

     

    Scores, Box Scores & Write-Ups

    Playoff: week 13

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    Hard Knocks 60  Brick Squad 53

    Hard Knocks
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Daniel Watson2890100013969% 17318%
    Dodd Gray811211105240% 00NA
    Ken Cleary1710231003133% 5240%
    Matty Bells94031003267% 11100%

    Brick Squad
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Greg Cabral345312006583% 15533%
    Henry Dineen30000002150% 00NA
    Joe Zelinskas55220002150% 400%
    John Thompson1015021002150% 7114%
    Shin Daimyo630000000NA 00NA

Standings B Draft F10 Thru Week 13
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Hard Knocks6-20.750W5063.9054.90
2DTF in CAC6-30.667W2057.4059.00
3Brick Squad5-40.556W1170.7367.36
4Get Your Krstic On4-50.444L1259.2061.50
5Ballz Deep1-80.111L8550.5660.33
Points Per Game
1Greg Cabral
Brick Squad
35.10
2Daniel Watson
Hard Knocks
33.63
3Lewis Jackson
Get Your Krstic On
22.10
4Ken Cleary
Hard Knocks
17.57
4Mike Fraher
Ballz Deep
17.57
6Pauly Sullivan
DTF in CAC
17.22
7Bryan Gamroth
DTF in CAC
16.86

Player Rater
1Greg Cabral
Brick Squad
66.1510
2Daniel Watson
Hard Knocks
57.698
3Lewis Jackson
Get Your Krstic On
51.3010
4Bryan Gamroth
DTF in CAC
46.367
5John Thompson
Brick Squad
45.6811
6Ryan Evans
Get Your Krstic On
42.4010
7Ken Cleary
Hard Knocks
40.647
8Tomas Avilez
Ballz Deep
40.569
9Pauly Sullivan
DTF in CAC
39.569
10Mike Fraher
Ballz Deep
38.367

Rebounds Per Game
1John Thompson
Brick Squad
12.45
2Lewis Jackson
Get Your Krstic On
12.40
3Mike Fraher
Ballz Deep
10.14
4Bryan Gamroth
DTF in CAC
9.86
5Tomas Avilez
Ballz Deep
9.78
6Daniel Watson
Hard Knocks
9.38
7Dodd Gray
Hard Knocks
9.20

3s Per Game
1Greg Cabral
Brick Squad
4.0034%
2Daniel Watson
Hard Knocks
3.5029%
3Joe Zelinskas
Brick Squad
3.2239%
4Lewis Jackson
Get Your Krstic On
2.4033%
5John Thompson
Brick Squad
1.6426%
6Ryan Evans
Get Your Krstic On
1.6033%
7Kyle Eriks
Get Your Krstic On
1.5628%

Assists Per Game
1Reginald Champagne
Get Your Krstic On
4.30
2Greg Cabral
Brick Squad
4.10
2Matty Bells
Hard Knocks
4.10
4Ken Cleary
Hard Knocks
2.86
5Mike McCauley
DTF in CAC
2.78
6Bryan Gamroth
DTF in CAC
2.43
7Pauly Sullivan
DTF in CAC
2.33