Fall 2012: B Draft League Champs: East Invasion

    How the West was Won
    East Invasion 80 VIP on Swole 60

    The B Draft West Championship Game between VIP on Swole, and East Invasion turned out to be far less climactic than anyone could have predicted. (Well...unless you are Noah, who accurately predicted the 20 point blowout on Facebook earlier in the week.)  

    Coming into the game, there were high expectations for VIP. Ian led his team to the B Draft East ‘Chip the night before, and was hoping to be the first player to have both their East and West team make it to the Unification game. STAT was excited to get a shot at the title, after not winning a B Draft playoff game prior to this season. Drew was happy to get any form of exercise in. VIP had hope!

    East Invasion had all the pressure on them going into the game, yet they didn’t seem phased. It was almost as if they knew they were going to win, which is strange for a title game. The score at halftime? 42-20. Everything East Invasion wanted to, they did. MC3 spent the whole half dishing out dimes (now the clear-cut best PG in B Draft), while Joachin and Rubin led the way scoring for East Invasion. Getting 14 points combined from Genduso and Noah was just gravy at that point.

    Throughout the season, East Invasion was considered a “good-but-not-great” team by a lot of people, even myself. Sure they were undefeated, but they caught a lot of breaks. Fouls calls that went there way, ejections, attendance issues, etc that swing games, they were the beneficiaries. However, after playing them (lost by 30) in the playoffs, and watching their last few playoff games, it’s time for me to give them credit. Their defense was phenomenal all season, and the first half displayed that. Drew had 12 halftime points, but was also 1 for 8 from three, and there were a handful of missed layups as well. Ian had 3 points, and Stat had 5 points. Why? East Invasion’s defense.

    Look, it pains me to know Rubin is reading this fist pumping until his shoulder comes out of its socket. It pains me to hear Noah’s nasally voice as he brags about how great of a captain he is. I just think it’s time to give credit where credit is due.

    The second half turned into a glorified game of pickup, as East Invasion’s lead extended to 30. They all continued to defend, score, rebound, etc, and VIP was left in the dust. The final score was 80-60, with Joachin being crowned the Finals MVP, with a 20/11/5.

    Scores, Box Scores & Write-Ups

Standings B Draft West F12 Thru Week 13
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1East Invasion9-01.000W9066.3355.00
2Get, Get, Got, Got6-30.667W1365.6060.80
3HOOPS MCCANN6-30.667W1372.7063.80
4Whatcha CACin' Bout Willis?6-30.667W2362.9058.30
5Buffalo Soldiers4-50.444L1563.6469.00
6He's Heating Up!3-60.333L2658.2263.44
7Screwed By the Bells3-60.333W1650.7054.10
8The Arsenio Billinghams3-60.333L1657.6462.18
9VIP on Swole3-60.333L1665.6770.17
10Hummarockers2-70.222L4753.8962.22
Points Per Game
1Mike Strange
Get, Get, Got, Got
28.20
2Marc LeBlanc
Whatcha CACin' Bout Willis?
27.22
3Mike Joachin
East Invasion
23.00
4Brian Barrett
Whatcha CACin' Bout Willis?
22.50
5Xavier Holland
VIP on Swole
21.75
6Jason Tibbetts
Buffalo Soldiers
21.22
7Ian Rubiano
VIP on Swole
20.42

Player Rater
1Brett Armstrong
HOOPS MCCANN
64.119
2Xavier Holland
VIP on Swole
64.0412
3Mike Strange
Get, Get, Got, Got
61.5510
4Jason Tibbetts
Buffalo Soldiers
52.839
5Marc LeBlanc
Whatcha CACin' Bout Willis?
51.789
6Mike Joachin
East Invasion
51.2512
7Robert Haas
The Arsenio Billinghams
50.8211
8Brian McCauley
East Invasion
50.5012
9Brian Barrett
Whatcha CACin' Bout Willis?
48.6510
10Craig Belhumeur
Buffalo Soldiers
45.9010

Rebounds Per Game
1Xavier Holland
VIP on Swole
16.75
2Robert Haas
The Arsenio Billinghams
14.00
3Mike Strange
Get, Get, Got, Got
12.30
4Jason Burridge
Hummarockers
12.00
5Adam Nestler
Screwed By the Bells
11.88
6Brett Armstrong
HOOPS MCCANN
11.56
7Mike Joachin
East Invasion
11.33

3s Per Game
1Tyler Smith
HOOPS MCCANN
3.2052%
2Kevin Tang
HOOPS MCCANN
2.6738%
3Drew DeBari
VIP on Swole
2.5033%
4Marc LeBlanc
Whatcha CACin' Bout Willis?
2.4441%
5Francisco Rivadeneira
Buffalo Soldiers
2.3837%
6Nate Mendes
Hummarockers
2.2231%
7Jeff Rubin
East Invasion
2.0836%

Assists Per Game
1Brett Armstrong
HOOPS MCCANN
6.56
2Brian McCauley
East Invasion
5.50
3Nate Mendes
Hummarockers
4.00
4Kevin Tang
HOOPS MCCANN
3.56
5Mike Strange
Get, Get, Got, Got
3.50
5Xavier Holland
VIP on Swole
3.50
7Marc LeBlanc
Whatcha CACin' Bout Willis?
3.44