Spring 2010: B1 5v5 League Champs: Lotion in the Basket

    Lotion Plays Their Way Into B1 Uni Game
    Polish Hammers 45 Lotion in the Basket 57

    Promo: Tommy Doyle's. Two locations nearby in Kendall Square and Harvard Square. Harvard's got three floors of glory, including the Crimson Lounge down in the basement while Kendall's got the patio outside. Yet both are right nearby waiting for you and the team to come on down (R.I.P. Rod Roddy) to Tommy Doyle's!

    Thank goodness we play the actual games in this league!!!

    Lotion In The Basket is your B1 5v5 West Champion as they defeated the mighty top-seeded Polish Hammers with an impressively grinding 57-45 win.

    It may have been ugly in terms of offense, but Lotion will take it. Sean Osgood scored 11 points in each half to end up with a game-high 22 points, but the player of the game was Billy Fratelli. Most impressively, the missed FT streak kept up, but not before BFrat had 11 big 1st-half points including a huge 3 that put his team up 11 right before the break.

    It's hard to believe that this game was 41-41 with 9:00 as Royce's short jumper made this a deadlock. Before that point, Durbrow and Polansky were the only ones doing the heavy lifting out there for the Hammers. Durbrow was fantastic as he got 18 big ones, while Polansky caught fire to score 10 of his 12 after the break. Yet, the slow-plodding nature of this one seemed to cater more towards LITB.

    And then Osgood added a huge AND 1 at this point. Spidle followed up with a 15-footer and then the lead stayed at five down the stretch. We got down to 3:00 left and then 2:00...and it was still there for the taking. It looks LITB might have gone Four Corners, but then Osgood pulls up for 3 and BANG! 51-43 lead for LITB!

    Aggression gets rewarded, after all. Osgood's 3 did the damage and that was all he wrote. Cruel ending for the Hammers as they had a terrible game, by their own admission. I thought if BDubs and Polansky had any help on offense, they probably win this game as they only gave up 57. Yet, it was a resilient LITB squad led by BFrat, Osgood, Spidle (11, 9 in the 2nd half), and their captain Cheese (two steals including a floorburner) that did the job.

    Congrats to Lotion In the Basket...they draw Big Nice in the B1 5v5 Uni final on August 4th, 2010. The game will be played at 7:00 at Charlestown B&G Club.

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    Polish Hammers 45  Lotion in the Basket 57

    Lotion Plays Their Way Into B1 Uni Game

    Promo: Tommy Doyle's. Two locations nearby in Kendall Square and Harvard Square. Harvard's got three floors of glory, including the Crimson Lounge down in the basement while Kendall's got the patio outside. Yet both are right nearby waiting for you and the team to come on down (R.I.P. Rod Roddy) to Tommy Doyle's!

    Thank goodness we play the actual games in this league!!!

    Lotion In The Basket is your B1 5v5 West Champion as they defeated the mighty top-seeded Polish Hammers with an impressively grinding 57-45 win.

    It may have been ugly in terms of offense, but Lotion will take it. Sean Osgood scored 11 points in each half to end up with a game-high 22 points, but the player of the game was Billy Fratelli. Most impressively, the missed FT streak kept up, but not before BFrat had 11 big 1st-half points including a huge 3 that put his team up 11 right before the break.

    It's hard to believe that this game was 41-41 with 9:00 as Royce's short jumper made this a deadlock. Before that point, Durbrow and Polansky were the only ones doing the heavy lifting out there for the Hammers. Durbrow was fantastic as he got 18 big ones, while Polansky caught fire to score 10 of his 12 after the break. Yet, the slow-plodding nature of this one seemed to cater more towards LITB.

    And then Osgood added a huge AND 1 at this point. Spidle followed up with a 15-footer and then the lead stayed at five down the stretch. We got down to 3:00 left and then 2:00...and it was still there for the taking. It looks LITB might have gone Four Corners, but then Osgood pulls up for 3 and BANG! 51-43 lead for LITB!

    Aggression gets rewarded, after all. Osgood's 3 did the damage and that was all he wrote. Cruel ending for the Hammers as they had a terrible game, by their own admission. I thought if BDubs and Polansky had any help on offense, they probably win this game as they only gave up 57. Yet, it was a resilient LITB squad led by BFrat, Osgood, Spidle (11, 9 in the 2nd half), and their captain Cheese (two steals including a floorburner) that did the job.

    Congrats to Lotion In the Basket...they draw Big Nice in the B1 5v5 Uni final on August 4th, 2010. The game will be played at 7:00 at Charlestown B&G Club.

    Polish Hammers
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Adam Polansky124300004125% 3133%
    Alexander Bruno010010000NA 00NA
    Billy Durbrow184112005240% 00NA
    Kwesi Jones77121104375% 00NA
    Mike Koziol2102100100% 200%
    Pete Stratigakis010010000NA 00NA
    Royce Henry662021000NA 700%
    Ryan Patriquin000200000NA 00NA

    Lotion in the Basket
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Billy Fratelli13222300200% 2150%
    Cheese020020000NA 00NA
    Chris Kerr31122002150% 400%
    Greg Poulos63121107457% 400%
    James Spidle1120110033100% 5120%
    James Spidle1120110033100% 5120%
    Sean Osgood223122006350% 33100%
    Zack Toth241100000NA 00NA

Standings B1 5v5 West S10 Thru Week 13
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Polish Hammers7-20.778W4059.2751.45
2Big Tickets6-30.667L1154.9048.80
3Lotion in the Basket5-40.556W3263.3660.73
4Rah and the Heartbreakers5-40.556W1257.1059.40
5Magnum4-50.444L1358.5659.22
6Quick Release3-70.300W1454.2056.10
7John Bagley's Body2-70.222L5546.0060.22
Points Per Game
1Neil Krause
Quick Release
21.78
2Rob Scarpato
Magnum
20.88
3Mike Ambra
Rah and the Heartbreakers
20.00
4Sean Osgood
Lotion in the Basket
19.67
5Ben Max
Big Tickets
16.22
6Adam Polansky
Polish Hammers
14.78
7Billy Durbrow
Polish Hammers
14.14

Player Rater
1Neil Krause
Quick Release
48.839
2Sean Osgood
Lotion in the Basket
47.899
3Ben Max
Big Tickets
45.679
4Rob Scarpato
Magnum
41.388
5Mike Keohan
Rah and the Heartbreakers
38.0010
6Royce Henry
Polish Hammers
37.647
7Mike Ambra
Rah and the Heartbreakers
34.179
8Adam Polansky
Polish Hammers
31.899
9Billy Durbrow
Polish Hammers
31.577
10Billy Fratelli
Lotion in the Basket
30.8211

Rebounds Per Game
1Rob Scarpato
Magnum
11.00
2Lawrence Fabian
John Bagley's Body
10.75
3Brian Kimball
Magnum
9.44
4Neil Krause
Quick Release
8.78
5Royce Henry
Polish Hammers
8.71
6Lee Dearborn
John Bagley's Body
8.43
7Sean Osgood
Lotion in the Basket
8.22

3s Per Game
1Ben Max
Big Tickets
4.0050%
2Neil Krause
Quick Release
2.3345%
3Mike Koziol
Polish Hammers
2.3038%
4Adam Polansky
Polish Hammers
2.2253%
5Dave Dutton
John Bagley's Body
2.1338%
6Jeremy Margaitis
Big Tickets
1.5642%
7Mike Keohan
Rah and the Heartbreakers
1.5043%
7Mike Canova
Rah and the Heartbreakers
1.5057%

Assists Per Game
1Ben Max
Big Tickets
4.22
2Billy Fratelli
Lotion in the Basket
3.64
3Sean Osgood
Lotion in the Basket
3.44
4Mike Koziol
Polish Hammers
2.70
5David Hunt
Rah and the Heartbreakers
2.43
6David Corey
Magnum
2.13
6Jeff Corey
Magnum
2.13