Spring 2011: B1 5v5 League Champs: GTL

    GTL Win Championship With Taub Excellent Defense
    Boneyard 48 GTL 65

    “This should be a good one,” said one of the refs to me, noting that both teams had cruised to 10-1 records.  Unfortunately, instead it was a rather lopsided affair.  GTL dominated the boards and controlled in the paint, while Boneyard were frustrated all night that they could not establish any rhythm or inside game.  While there was certainly playoff intensity, GTL was pretty much in control from the opening tipoff.  There was no repeat of the drama of Week 1’s two point Boneyard 50-48 win at the B&G.  Finals MVP Sam Taub was an easy choice, as Sam just about singlehandedly defeated Boneyard, scoring 25 points, with 13 rebounds, and 5 assists.

    Boneyard led early, very early, as they took a 5-2 lead off a Brett Dickson 3.  GTL then quickly established their offensive game, responding with a 13-0 run helped by the shooting of McAndrew and Taub.  McAndrew and Taub combined for five of the six team’s 3s (Ryan’s stat line was16 points on 5 rebounds and 4 assists).  It was the team’s defense, however that really made the difference at the end of the day.  Scott Prince and James Oberg were a great supporting cast, with Oberg picking up three steals and Scott grabbing 5 rebounds. 

    GTL opened up a 22-9 lead, only to see a brief comeback run by Boneyard.  Since the team has such great shooters, they were able to peck away a little bit.  Steve Furber made it 25-16 GTL after nailing a long range 3.  After taking their first time out of the half at the 13:04 mark, Boneyard made it even closer, cutting the lead to five at 25-20, courtesy of a shot downtown from Joe White.  GTL immediately responded however, with a 16-9 run to closeout the first half up 41-29.

    In the second half, GTL continued to shutdown Boneyard’s inside game.  Both Jeff and Brett were able to get to the line, but along with White, the team only sank 3 of 8 foul shot opportunities.  By contrast, Taub alone hit 7 of 11 free-throws.  In the Second, it was more of the same, as GTL was able to move the ball around and push it inside.  They lit up the scoreboard with leads of 48-34 and 58-43.  The scoring runs were a product of Taub seemingly scoring at will, good defensive play, and Boneyard missing shots.  They ran into foul trouble with 3:00 remaining, going over the team limit and setting up one and ones.  Boneyard’s Travis Weber, who grabbed a couple of offensive rebounds and a steal in the closing minutes, fouled out with 1:00 left in the game.  By then, with Boneyard long out of time outs, GTL were able to wrap it up rather easily.

    That about says it all. Congratulations to GTL on the win.  Boneyard had a heck of a season as well.   Don’t forget to sign up early for the Fall (if you haven’t already) Further information is up at http://cacbasketball.com/signup-leagues.php Once again, teams that sign up and pay early (before September 5th) will receive $100 off their team league fee.  

    Enjoy the rest of the Summer!

    Eric

    Scores, Box Scores & Write-Ups

    Playoff: week 12

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    Boneyard 48  GTL 65

    GTL Win Championship With Taub, Excellent Defense

    “This should be a good one,” said one of the refs to me, noting that both teams had cruised to 10-1 records.  Unfortunately, instead it was a rather lopsided affair.  GTL dominated the boards and controlled in the paint, while Boneyard were frustrated all night that they could not establish any rhythm or inside game.  While there was certainly playoff intensity, GTL was pretty much in control from the opening tipoff.  There was no repeat of the drama of Week 1’s two point Boneyard 50-48 win at the B&G.  Finals MVP Sam Taub was an easy choice, as Sam just about singlehandedly defeated Boneyard, scoring 25 points, with 13 rebounds, and 5 assists.

    Boneyard led early, very early, as they took a 5-2 lead off a Brett Dickson 3.  GTL then quickly established their offensive game, responding with a 13-0 run helped by the shooting of McAndrew and Taub.  McAndrew and Taub combined for five of the six team’s 3s (Ryan’s stat line was16 points on 5 rebounds and 4 assists).  It was the team’s defense, however that really made the difference at the end of the day.  Scott Prince and James Oberg were a great supporting cast, with Oberg picking up three steals and Scott grabbing 5 rebounds. 

    GTL opened up a 22-9 lead, only to see a brief comeback run by Boneyard.  Since the team has such great shooters, they were able to peck away a little bit.  Steve Furber made it 25-16 GTL after nailing a long range 3.  After taking their first time out of the half at the 13:04 mark, Boneyard made it even closer, cutting the lead to five at 25-20, courtesy of a shot downtown from Joe White.  GTL immediately responded however, with a 16-9 run to closeout the first half up 41-29.

    In the second half, GTL continued to shutdown Boneyard’s inside game.  Both Jeff and Brett were able to get to the line, but along with White, the team only sank 3 of 8 foul shot opportunities.  By contrast, Taub alone hit 7 of 11 free-throws.  In the Second, it was more of the same, as GTL was able to move the ball around and push it inside.  They lit up the scoreboard with leads of 48-34 and 58-43.  The scoring runs were a product of Taub seemingly scoring at will, good defensive play, and Boneyard missing shots.  They ran into foul trouble with 3:00 remaining, going over the team limit and setting up one and ones.  Boneyard’s Travis Weber, who grabbed a couple of offensive rebounds and a steal in the closing minutes, fouled out with 1:00 left in the game.  By then, with Boneyard long out of time outs, GTL were able to wrap it up rather easily.

    That about says it all. Congratulations to GTL on the win.  Boneyard had a heck of a season as well.   Don’t forget to sign up early for the Fall (if you haven’t already) Further information is up at http://cacbasketball.com/signup-leagues.php Once again, teams that sign up and pay early (before September 5th) will receive $100 off their team league fee.  

    Enjoy the rest of the Summer!

    Eric

    Boneyard
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brett Dickson112031004250% 3133%
    Jeff Dickson12212100200% 5240%
    Joe White92030002150% 3133%
    Mike Prestileo430410000NA 200%
    Steven Furber1041201000NA 7229%
    Travis Weber222421000NA 100%

    GTL
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Elliott Curtis420200000NA 100%
    James Oberg410130000NA 00NA
    Jeff Clem421101000NA 100%
    John Ross400100022100% 100%
    Ryan McAndrew164140104125% 4125%
    Sam Taub2594503011764% 4250%
    Scott Prince850300011100% 2150%

Standings B1 5v5 S11 Thru Week 12
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Boneyard8-10.889L1061.1749.00
2GTL8-10.889W8057.5045.91
3Colonels6-30.667W1250.4555.30
4Lotion in the Basket6-30.667W3254.6049.60
5BSC-Wellington5-40.556W4352.9156.36
6The Big Tickets5-40.556L2358.7056.00
7Majerle and Me4-50.444W1457.3057.10
8The Old Goats4-50.444W1463.7554.67
9Where is the Bacon?4-50.444L1458.9062.20
10Iron Pushers2-70.222L1662.0062.22
11The Expendables2-70.222L7656.1165.11
12After Hours Athletes0-90.000L9845.1168.89
Points Per Game
1Chris McMahon
The Old Goats
24.25
2Brendan Lang
Where is the Bacon?
22.00
3Abel Ribeiro
Colonels
20.00
4Kyle Johnson
Iron Pushers
19.50
5Peter Arcoma
The Big Tickets
19.25
6Jeff Dickson
Boneyard
18.58
7Ted Sullivan
The Expendables
18.50

Player Rater
1Chris McMahon
The Old Goats
52.198
2Ted Sullivan
The Expendables
47.698
3Royce Henry
Lotion in the Basket
47.5010
4Ben Max
The Big Tickets
46.289
5Shane Brunette
BSC-Wellington
44.6510
6Abel Ribeiro
Colonels
42.8510
7Sam Taub
GTL
42.3211
8Kyle Johnson
Iron Pushers
42.006
9Brian Beloin
Majerle and Me
41.6510
10Chris Hunter
The Old Goats
41.568

Rebounds Per Game
1Shane Brunette
BSC-Wellington
13.50
2Ted Sullivan
The Expendables
11.88
3Royce Henry
Lotion in the Basket
10.00
3Anthony Hightower
After Hours Athletes
10.00
5Chris McMahon
The Old Goats
9.63
6brett laflemme
Iron Pushers
9.50
7Ben Max
The Big Tickets
9.22

3s Per Game
1Abel Ribeiro
Colonels
3.6049%
2Kyle Johnson
Iron Pushers
3.5055%
3Ben Max
The Big Tickets
3.1145%
4Paul Zermani
The Old Goats
2.8340%
5Brendan Lang
Where is the Bacon?
2.6735%
6Brett Jula
After Hours Athletes
2.5737%
7Jeff Dickson
Boneyard
2.4244%

Assists Per Game
1Chris Hunter
The Old Goats
5.63
2Ben Max
The Big Tickets
4.33
3Joey Brooks
Iron Pushers
3.33
4Brett Dickson
Boneyard
3.09
5Chris McMahon
The Old Goats
3.00
6Jeff Dickson
Boneyard
2.92
7Abel Ribeiro
Colonels
2.90