Fall 2016: B Draft League Champs: Evolution

    Harry and STAT rejoice
    Evolution 60 That's What She Sayed 49

    Thursday night, we kicked off the B Draft championship with anticipation high and the crowd electric (you'll have to trust me on this one) as we waited to see whether Harry could get his 3rd 'ship in a row and Stat's first, or if Rubin would triumph. 

    Whatever atmosphere there was took a bit of a hit because our resident ref KD was quite late. Interestingly, Ahmed El Sayed was also late - perhaps Rubin knew Ahmed was gonna be late and hatched a scheme to delay KD? If so, he was successful in delaying KD because we didn't tip off until nearly 30 minutes after the scheduled start time, with players from both teams just kinda sitting around getting a few shots up for a while. Despite this delay, Ahemd was still not in attendance for That's What She Sayed, which did not bode well for their attendance. Chris Ott got the start in the meantime, and Evolution would hope to take advantage. Brian Quinn was also misisng for Evolution.

    KD was obviously eager to make up for lost time, as he was allowing no time-wasting of any kind. This resulted in the first free throw 10-second violation that I have seen at CAC; Brendan Limone was at the line, and prepared to take his shot for just a little too long, so KD blew the whistle. Ahmed and Quinn each showed up for their teams not long after tip-off, but points were hard to come by at both ends. Both teams were shooting pretty cold, and weren't helped by turnovers (Cavano had multiple travels early on, Stat turned the ball over a couple times as a result of double teams). With 7 minutes to go in the first half, Evolution held an 18-12 lead, with Ahmed shooting 0-5 from 3, which just about typified the first half. Ahmed was actually playing pretty hard, grabbing boards and forcing turnovers on defense, but he really could not get his shot going. Late in the first half, Evolution started to find their offense, primarily through Stat, as he got going to the bucket with some strong takes. 

    TWSS remained ice-cold though, and Evolution pulled away to a 31-17 lead at the half, led by Stat's 11 points. The second half wasn't exactly an offensive showecase, but featured maybe a little more offense, as the two teams went back and forth a bit. TWSS wasn't really making a dent in the lead though, and trailed 42-27 near the midway point of the second half. Suddenly though, they started to look alive. Remy got an offensive rebound and putback, Cavano got a couple buckets inside, and Ahmed hit his first 3 of the game. On offense, Evolution was helpless, missing shots and turning the ball over, leading Harry to call a timeout to stop the run. The run still continued though, and a pair of free throws by Ahmed capped a 15-1 run, and it was just a one-point game, at 43-42. 

    Unfortunately for TWSS and the fans, it seemed that TWSS had spent all their luck and energy closing the gap, because it kind of fell apart from there. Evolution was able to find their way to basket, highlighted by nice buckets from Stat and McQuilkin, and TWSS went cold again. The game was pretty much sealed when Remy picked up a tech and left the game. After free throws and getting the ball back, Evolution were up 10, 54-44 with only a few minutes to go, and that was all she wrote. 

    TWSS tried to foul and chuck some desperation 3's, but it was no use, and Evolution locked up the championship. Harry rejoiced as he clinched his 3rd in a row, while Stat was visibly happy to get his first.

    Player Grades

    Evolution

    Stat: (B) - Not his absolute best, but he did enough to win. Despite some turnovers and losing his rhythm in the second half, his offensive stretch at the end of the first was critical in getting Evolution out to that big lead

    Limone: (B+) - Limone did not have a good shooting night, but he gets a good grade for playing excellent defense all night long. His defense on Ahmed was critical to keeping TWSS from getting going offensively. He also had a few nice assists.

    Quinn: (B) - Solid game from Quinn. Hit a few key 3's, helped out on the boards, and played decent defense.

    McQuilkin: (B) - Got some key buckets, especially to help put the game away late. Also did his part in a good defensive effort.

    Cundall: (B) - Had a couple nice buckets in the first half to help build the lead, and grabbed some boards.

    Harry: (A) - Harry would get an A for being a championship captain as long as they won, but the team effort in this one really was impressive, and he deserves credit for making things work. They had the lapse in the second half, but this was probably the most cohesive showing from Evolution all season long. 

    That's What She Sayed

    Ahmed: (C) - Worst shooting game in his first two seasons, and on the biggest stage. He avoids a really bad grade because he was hustling a ton on the boards and on defense, but that offensive showing just killed his team.

    Remy: (B-) - Played an alright game and got some nice buckets, but took a few too many tough shots, and then got that tech at the end, which may not have decided the loss, but at least clinched it.

    Rubin: (B-) - Had a few good buckets, and hit the boards, but wasn't able to kick start the offense. 

    Cavano: (B) - Played pretty good D on Stat, and got some buckets in the second half. Didn't have a good shooting night from deep though, and was cold in the first half as his team fell behind.

    Ott: (C) - Got a little more playing time than I expected because of Ahmed being late and then Remy coming off early, but couldn't really take advantage. Didn't play poorly, but he had a few open looks that just didn't go down. 

    Amir: (C) - Missed a couple 3's and that was about it. Didn't play much (at all?) in the second half. 

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    Evolution 60  That's What She Sayed 49

    Harry and STAT rejoice

    Thursday night, we kicked off the B Draft championship with anticipation high and the crowd electric (you'll have to trust me on this one) as we waited to see whether Harry could get his 3rd 'ship in a row and Stat's first, or if Rubin would triumph. 

    Whatever atmosphere there was took a bit of a hit because our resident ref KD was quite late. Interestingly, Ahmed El Sayed was also late - perhaps Rubin knew Ahmed was gonna be late and hatched a scheme to delay KD? If so, he was successful in delaying KD because we didn't tip off until nearly 30 minutes after the scheduled start time, with players from both teams just kinda sitting around getting a few shots up for a while. Despite this delay, Ahemd was still not in attendance for That's What She Sayed, which did not bode well for their attendance. Chris Ott got the start in the meantime, and Evolution would hope to take advantage. Brian Quinn was also misisng for Evolution.

    KD was obviously eager to make up for lost time, as he was allowing no time-wasting of any kind. This resulted in the first free throw 10-second violation that I have seen at CAC; Brendan Limone was at the line, and prepared to take his shot for just a little too long, so KD blew the whistle. Ahmed and Quinn each showed up for their teams not long after tip-off, but points were hard to come by at both ends. Both teams were shooting pretty cold, and weren't helped by turnovers (Cavano had multiple travels early on, Stat turned the ball over a couple times as a result of double teams). With 7 minutes to go in the first half, Evolution held an 18-12 lead, with Ahmed shooting 0-5 from 3, which just about typified the first half. Ahmed was actually playing pretty hard, grabbing boards and forcing turnovers on defense, but he really could not get his shot going. Late in the first half, Evolution started to find their offense, primarily through Stat, as he got going to the bucket with some strong takes. 

    TWSS remained ice-cold though, and Evolution pulled away to a 31-17 lead at the half, led by Stat's 11 points. The second half wasn't exactly an offensive showecase, but featured maybe a little more offense, as the two teams went back and forth a bit. TWSS wasn't really making a dent in the lead though, and trailed 42-27 near the midway point of the second half. Suddenly though, they started to look alive. Remy got an offensive rebound and putback, Cavano got a couple buckets inside, and Ahmed hit his first 3 of the game. On offense, Evolution was helpless, missing shots and turning the ball over, leading Harry to call a timeout to stop the run. The run still continued though, and a pair of free throws by Ahmed capped a 15-1 run, and it was just a one-point game, at 43-42. 

    Unfortunately for TWSS and the fans, it seemed that TWSS had spent all their luck and energy closing the gap, because it kind of fell apart from there. Evolution was able to find their way to basket, highlighted by nice buckets from Stat and McQuilkin, and TWSS went cold again. The game was pretty much sealed when Remy picked up a tech and left the game. After free throws and getting the ball back, Evolution were up 10, 54-44 with only a few minutes to go, and that was all she wrote. 

    TWSS tried to foul and chuck some desperation 3's, but it was no use, and Evolution locked up the championship. Harry rejoiced as he clinched his 3rd in a row, while Stat was visibly happy to get his first.

    Player Grades

    Evolution

    Stat: (B) - Not his absolute best, but he did enough to win. Despite some turnovers and losing his rhythm in the second half, his offensive stretch at the end of the first was critical in getting Evolution out to that big lead

    Limone: (B+) - Limone did not have a good shooting night, but he gets a good grade for playing excellent defense all night long. His defense on Ahmed was critical to keeping TWSS from getting going offensively. He also had a few nice assists.

    Quinn: (B) - Solid game from Quinn. Hit a few key 3's, helped out on the boards, and played decent defense.

    McQuilkin: (B) - Got some key buckets, especially to help put the game away late. Also did his part in a good defensive effort.

    Cundall: (B) - Had a couple nice buckets in the first half to help build the lead, and grabbed some boards.

    Harry: (A) - Harry would get an A for being a championship captain as long as they won, but the team effort in this one really was impressive, and he deserves credit for making things work. They had the lapse in the second half, but this was probably the most cohesive showing from Evolution all season long. 

    That's What She Sayed

    Ahmed: (C) - Worst shooting game in his first two seasons, and on the biggest stage. He avoids a really bad grade because he was hustling a ton on the boards and on defense, but that offensive showing just killed his team.

    Remy: (B-) - Played an alright game and got some nice buckets, but took a few too many tough shots, and then got that tech at the end, which may not have decided the loss, but at least clinched it.

    Rubin: (B-) - Had a few good buckets, and hit the boards, but wasn't able to kick start the offense. 

    Cavano: (B) - Played pretty good D on Stat, and got some buckets in the second half. Didn't have a good shooting night from deep though, and was cold in the first half as his team fell behind.

    Ott: (C) - Got a little more playing time than I expected because of Ahmed being late and then Remy coming off early, but couldn't really take advantage. Didn't play poorly, but he had a few open looks that just didn't go down. 

    Amir: (C) - Missed a couple 3's and that was about it. Didn't play much (at all?) in the second half. 

    Evolution
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Andy Mcquilkin135102104375% 200%
    Brendan Limone73142008563% 500%
    Brian Quinn96111005360% 4250%
    Harry Demakes631000000NA 00NA
    Ian Cundall75010006350% 00NA
    Xavier Holland177322004375% 100%

    That's What She Sayed
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Ahmed El Sayed810121309778% 1218%
    Amir Learner000000000NA 200%
    Chris Cavano13731110100% 5120%
    Chris Ott211010022100% 00NA
    Jeff Rubin97132004375% 200%
    Remy Baudet1543121011100% 200%

Standings B Draft F16 Thru Week
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
Shane Battier All-Stars7-20.778W3057.6751.89
Hagrid's Nutsack5-40.556W3257.1155.00
The Gang Retires Ouellette5-40.556W4268.7868.33
Ain't No Koller Back Girl5-40.556L1266.4464.44
That's What She Sayed5-40.556W1272.6767.00
Evolution5-40.556L2262.5662.89
Tsuicide Squad4-50.444L3366.1167.78
Nasty Nate's Bang Out Showcase4-50.444W1363.2266.22
Van Buren Boys3-60.333L3459.4466.22
Dolla Dolla Dilworth2-70.222L1558.2262.44
Points Per Game
1Ryan Ouellette
The Gang Retires Ouellette
25.70
2Andrew Ray
Nasty Nate's Bang Out Showcase
24.56
3Ben Koller
Ain't No Koller Back Girl
22.55
4Remy Baudet
That's What She Sayed
22.40
5Sam Boyer
Ain't No Koller Back Girl
21.60
6Ahmed El Sayed
That's What She Sayed
21.36
7Dan Eisenberg
Shane Battier All-Stars
21.25

Player Rater
1Ryan Ouellette
The Gang Retires Ouellette
57.2510
2Ben Koller
Ain't No Koller Back Girl
57.0911
3Xavier Holland
Evolution
56.2711
4Ryan McAuliffe
Hagrid's Nutsack
51.147
5Eric Nordstrom
Tsuicide Squad
51.0511
6Andrew Ray
Nasty Nate's Bang Out Showcase
47.569
7Sam Pollock
Hagrid's Nutsack
46.949
8Vladi Nechev
Tsuicide Squad
46.119
9Chris Cavano
That's What She Sayed
45.8312
10Ahmed El Sayed
That's What She Sayed
45.4111

Rebounds Per Game
1Eric Nordstrom
Tsuicide Squad
15.36
2Ben Koller
Ain't No Koller Back Girl
15.09
3Chris Cavano
That's What She Sayed
14.50
4Xavier Holland
Evolution
13.09
5Chris Rullan
Nasty Nate's Bang Out Showcase
11.40
6Ryan Ouellette
The Gang Retires Ouellette
11.30
7Ryan McAuliffe
Hagrid's Nutsack
10.86

3s Per Game
1Ahmed El Sayed
That's What She Sayed
4.6434%
2Cory Gans
Shane Battier All-Stars
3.7539%
3Sam Boyer
Ain't No Koller Back Girl
3.3033%
3Ryan Ouellette
The Gang Retires Ouellette
3.3039%
5Vladi Nechev
Tsuicide Squad
2.7830%
5Noah Spaulding
Tsuicide Squad
2.7837%
5Andrew Ray
Nasty Nate's Bang Out Showcase
2.7854%

Assists Per Game
1Vladi Nechev
Tsuicide Squad
6.00
2Jeff Rubin
That's What She Sayed
5.00
3Sam Boyer
Ain't No Koller Back Girl
4.50
4Ryan Ouellette
The Gang Retires Ouellette
3.60
5Brian McCauley
Dolla Dolla Dilworth
3.44
6Chris McCauley
Van Buren Boys
3.38
7Xavier Holland
Evolution
3.36