Winter 2011: B Draft League Champs: Jesse & The Rippers

    Rippers Take B Draft Title
    Jesse & The Rippers 84 Boats And Hoes 70

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    Noah couldn\'t make the championship game, and I was wondering how long it would take for the Rippers to just pound the post and establish themselves inside.  It took about 3 minutes.  Jay Tufte went to work, killing it in the paint, and the Ghost had his midrange J in its normal championship game form, which is WET!  Seriously, Fraher has two championships under his belt now, and he always steps up in the playoffs. Those two staked the Rippers out to an early 14-7 lead and by then, the crowd was fully behind them. It took a couple minutes to warm up the vocal chords, but soon the boos and \'you sucks\' were raining down all over Boats & Hoes.

    But that wasn\'t necessarily true!  Tomas banked home a 3 after Heald hit a couple of his own, and B&H clawed back to tie the game at 24.  Cleary was playing out of his mind to help keep it so close, and Jeb stepped up his game in a big way. His aggression going to the hoop is what helped open up his guys on the perimeter for wide open 3 balls.  He and Ken didn\'t care that a couple of giants were waiting for them in the paint, they were relentless going to the hole! If only Terry could have pulled that whistle out of his @$$.

    Oh wait, we\'re not supposed to complain about the refs from the balcony!

    Anyway, this game was tied at the break!  I know I was suprised too.  Cleary really took his offensive game to another level in the second half, leading the way to a 58-53 lead with 10 minutes left.  I expected this little defense to be played in the all-star game, not the championship! You all just set a bad example for the all-stars on the balcony watching and thinking they could play even less D in the next game. 

    But then Pauly P took this game into his own hands. After a very quiet first half, he really busted out in the second, much to the delight of the crowd.  He sparked the comeback and a quick 8-0 run in just 2 minutes by scoring 2 buckets and assisting on the other too.  Talk about a takeover.

    The Rippers expanded the run to 14-0 before they were done and soon pushed the lead to double figures.  I thought that was the knockout blow. 

    But no, Ken still wouldn\'t let his team give in.  He fed Heald for a couple wide open 3s and took the ball coast to coast for a couple tough lay-ups.  I know from experience at pick-up, when that freight train gets moving, you don\'t want to step in front of it!  At the 3 minute mark they were down just 3, with the ball and a chance to make things reaaaaallly interesting. 

    Alas, it wasn\'t meant to be, one turnover and a couple drives by Pauly P wrapped this thing up for the Rippers.   The crowd was chanting with a minute left when they knew this thing was over.  Paul wrapped up the playoff MVP award with a dominant 21 points and 7 assists in the second half alone. In the 2 playoff games he averaged 18.5 points and 10 assists, talk about stepping your game up !

    Before you stop reading for the season, check out the All-Star Game breakdown! Oh and if you\'re not on the boards, you haven\'t seen the B Draft Awards - check those out too!

    In true championship fashion, let\'s get a family/friends championship photo opp, congrats to the Rippers!

    \"Rippers\"

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    Jesse & The Rippers 84  Boats And Hoes 70

    Rippers Take B Draft Title

    I know it's the last time you're going to see this, so pay attention: Sign Up for the Spring 2011 Season!  Seriously, do it.

    Noah couldn't make the championship game, and I was wondering how long it would take for the Rippers to just pound the post and establish themselves inside.  It took about 3 minutes.  Jay Tufte went to work, killing it in the paint, and the Ghost had his midrange J in its normal championship game form, which is WET!  Seriously, Fraher has two championships under his belt now, and he always steps up in the playoffs. Those two staked the Rippers out to an early 14-7 lead and by then, the crowd was fully behind them. It took a couple minutes to warm up the vocal chords, but soon the boos and 'you sucks' were raining down all over Boats & Hoes.

    But that wasn't necessarily true!  Tomas banked home a 3 after Heald hit a couple of his own, and B&H clawed back to tie the game at 24.  Cleary was playing out of his mind to help keep it so close, and Jeb stepped up his game in a big way. His aggression going to the hoop is what helped open up his guys on the perimeter for wide open 3 balls.  He and Ken didn't care that a couple of giants were waiting for them in the paint, they were relentless going to the hole! If only Terry could have pulled that whistle out of his @$$.

    Oh wait, we're not supposed to complain about the refs from the balcony!

    Anyway, this game was tied at the break!  I know I was suprised too.  Cleary really took his offensive game to another level in the second half, leading the way to a 58-53 lead with 10 minutes left.  I expected this little defense to be played in the all-star game, not the championship! You all just set a bad example for the all-stars on the balcony watching and thinking they could play even less D in the next game. 

    But then Pauly P took this game into his own hands. After a very quiet first half, he really busted out in the second, much to the delight of the crowd.  He sparked the comeback and a quick 8-0 run in just 2 minutes by scoring 2 buckets and assisting on the other too.  Talk about a takeover.

    The Rippers expanded the run to 14-0 before they were done and soon pushed the lead to double figures.  I thought that was the knockout blow. 

    But no, Ken still wouldn't let his team give in.  He fed Heald for a couple wide open 3s and took the ball coast to coast for a couple tough lay-ups.  I know from experience at pick-up, when that freight train gets moving, you don't want to step in front of it!  At the 3 minute mark they were down just 3, with the ball and a chance to make things reaaaaallly interesting. 

    Alas, it wasn't meant to be, one turnover and a couple drives by Pauly P wrapped this thing up for the Rippers.   The crowd was chanting with a minute left when they knew this thing was over.  Paul wrapped up the playoff MVP award with a dominant 21 points and 7 assists in the second half alone. In the 2 playoff games he averaged 18.5 points and 10 assists, talk about stepping your game up !

    Before you stop reading for the season, check out the All-Star Game breakdown! Oh and if you're not on the boards, you haven't seen the B Draft Awards - check those out too!

    In true championship fashion, let's get a family/friends championship photo opp, congrats to the Rippers!

    Rippers

    Jesse & The Rippers
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Jay Tufte249720004375% 2150%
    Jesse Corwin123120005480% 00NA
    Mike Fraher23116200033100% 00NA
    Paul Podymaitis2530112104375% 100%

    Boats And Hoes
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Jason Heald1930011000NA 13538%
    Jeb Fisher1443313000NA 100%
    Ken Cleary27113122004375% 11436%
    Tomas Avilez108621406117% 3133%

Standings B Draft W11 Thru Week 13
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Brick Squad7-20.778W4072.9066.90
2Blast In a Cup6-30.667W2164.0062.50
3Jesse & The Rippers6-30.667W3167.8257.00
4Boats And Hoes5-40.556W1268.9167.55
5Snatchin Yo People Up5-50.500L2260.7063.90
6Kitchen Ditchin3-70.300L1462.8068.80
7Hard Knocks1-90.100L9653.9065.60
Points Per Game
1Joe Zelinskas
Brick Squad
28.88
2Ken Cleary
Boats And Hoes
23.78
3Lewis Jackson
Blast In a Cup
23.60
4Peter Song
Snatchin Yo People Up
21.00
5Paul Podymaitis
Jesse & The Rippers
19.64
6Robert Haas
Blast In a Cup
19.22
7Brandon Reaves
Brick Squad
18.13

Player Rater
1Joe Zelinskas
Brick Squad
68.888
2Peter Song
Snatchin Yo People Up
60.509
3Ken Cleary
Boats And Hoes
60.119
4Lewis Jackson
Blast In a Cup
57.2010
5Robert Haas
Blast In a Cup
55.729
6Paul Podymaitis
Jesse & The Rippers
50.5911
7Ronaldo Vega
Brick Squad
49.568
8Brandon Reaves
Brick Squad
47.008
9Tomas Avilez
Boats And Hoes
44.789
10Matty Bells
Hard Knocks
43.9010

Rebounds Per Game
1Joe Zelinskas
Brick Squad
15.50
2Robert Haas
Blast In a Cup
14.33
3Lewis Jackson
Blast In a Cup
13.80
4Mike Fraher
Jesse & The Rippers
11.50
5Matt Williams
Jesse & The Rippers
11.22
6Noah Spaulding
Boats And Hoes
10.78
7Jay Tufte
Jesse & The Rippers
10.73

3s Per Game
1Joe Zelinskas
Brick Squad
3.5038%
2Scott Bailey
Snatchin Yo People Up
3.4442%
3Jason Heald
Boats And Hoes
3.2738%
4Lewis Jackson
Blast In a Cup
2.1030%
5Chris Machado
Blast In a Cup
2.0030%
6Paul Podymaitis
Jesse & The Rippers
1.7330%
7Ken Cleary
Boats And Hoes
1.6737%

Assists Per Game
1Ken Cleary
Boats And Hoes
6.22
1Peter Song
Snatchin Yo People Up
6.22
3Matty Bells
Hard Knocks
5.40
4Paul Podymaitis
Jesse & The Rippers
5.00
4Ronaldo Vega
Brick Squad
5.00
6Joe Zelinskas
Brick Squad
3.75
7Brandon Reaves
Brick Squad
3.63