Winter 2013: B1 5v5 League Champs: Rookies of the Year

    Rookies Run Away with the West
    Basketballs Deep 2.0 51 Rookies of the Year 75

    The Finals for the B1 West featured the most exciting possible match-up with D2 facing off against Rookies of the Year.  I’m gonna be honest I thought this was gonna be GTL and Boneyard all the way but I was glad to see that was not the case as these are clearly the more exciting teams to watch.  Quis and Hex put on a show in the second half against Boneyard to make it to the finals and they would have to continue that dominant play if they wanted to make this a good game against Rookies of the Year.  The Rooks looked like they might be biting off more than they could chew at the beginning of the season but they proved that good team basketball along with some dominating/embarrassing your opponent basketball are a good recipe for success.

    The game got off to a slow start as D2 held an early 4-2 advantage.  Rookies played scrappy from the start and really got after the ball nev er giving up on missed shots.  After one of Mazz’s many first half missed 3’s Nick Edison tipped the offensive board to Hoh for a bunny to put the Rooks up 7-4.  The Rookies continued this good play with Ryo running the point and doing his best And-1/Pistol Pete impersonation with some nice ball handling while knocking down 2 treys in the first 6 minutes of the game.  Although they led early, D2 quickly found themselves down 15-6.  The Rooks just seemed to be in the game a lot more emotionally as D2 let their early struggles get to them, either just not talking or kinda yelling at themselves and each other.  Rooks had nice defense on Max down low, forcing him to take tough hooks in the lane that he can make but just weren’t falling for him in this one.  Hoh also played well on the offensive side in the paint prompting Mazz to scream from the bench ‘you’re so big, yeah baby’.  A real win for team spirit.  Hex was also having troubles finding his game not getting the lay-ins he’s usually accustomed to, as he always looks for the contact so he can adjust the shot on the drive, but time after time his attempt fell short.  Quis wasn’t knocking shit down from deep and Glor was kinda non-existent.  The Rooks took full advantage of this, moving the ball around and getting points on the board from nearly everybody.  Edison showed some solid skills in the first half getting past his defender with ease for some easy buckets.  Right before the end of the half Mazz finally hit his first trey extending the Rooks lead to 31-19.  Rookies went into the break leading 31-21.

    The second half quickly turned into the coronation of the victors as D2 was just never able to make it a game.  The Rooks went on a 20-10 run to start the half and just never looked back.  Quis had started the half with a quick steal and a bucket along with the foul and for a second it looked like he might be making that same second half push he had made the week before.  This was not the case as he missed the freebie from the stripe and instead of his team rallying behind the play they really just looked dejected not being surprised about the miss.  Mazz on the other hand shrugged off his poor shooting first half by knocking down 3 from beyond the arc in the first few minutes of the half, each one followed with a huge eruption by his teammates on the court and on the bench.  Everybody got into it for the Rooks.  Edison was dominant in the paint to compliment Hoh who has been killin it all year, Jeff had a great game taking advantage of his length and knocking down a couple of his own from deep.  Finn was scrappy and always made the right pass and Ryo played smart and although turned the ball over from time to time trying to showboat a bit, it was worth it as it was such a mental killer everytime he got something to work.  Hoh played like an MVP, continuing to hustle like a maniac and even showing his smooth stroke with some long jumpers.  The second half was just rough for D2.  They just didn’t have it this week.  Eight times out of ten this would’ve been a good game (with the two misc. games being a blowout for either side) and this was just the time when D2 had nothing and Rookies wiped the floor with them.  Hex and Quis were hugely frustrated taking themselves out of the game in the second half for long periods of time, and Glor and Max just didn’t play like the fringe stars they have been before.  A tough blowout loss for D2 in this one, but it was a great game by the Rooks who deserved to win and won in style.  Rooks still have another game if they want to win the B1 title, but they took this won easily winning the West, 75-51.

    Badass MotherF**ker: Hoh; 14 points 11 boards 2 dimes 2 blocks 

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    Basketballs Deep 2.0 51  Rookies of the Year 75

    Rookies Run Away with the West

    The Finals for the B1 West featured the most exciting possible match-up with D2 facing off against Rookies of the Year.  I’m gonna be honest I thought this was gonna be GTL and Boneyard all the way but I was glad to see that was not the case as these are clearly the more exciting teams to watch.  Quis and Hex put on a show in the second half against Boneyard to make it to the finals and they would have to continue that dominant play if they wanted to make this a good game against Rookies of the Year.  The Rooks looked like they might be biting off more than they could chew at the beginning of the season but they proved that good team basketball along with some dominating/embarrassing your opponent basketball are a good recipe for success.

    The game got off to a slow start as D2 held an early 4-2 advantage.  Rookies played scrappy from the start and really got after the ball nev er giving up on missed shots.  After one of Mazz’s many first half missed 3’s Nick Edison tipped the offensive board to Hoh for a bunny to put the Rooks up 7-4.  The Rookies continued this good play with Ryo running the point and doing his best And-1/Pistol Pete impersonation with some nice ball handling while knocking down 2 treys in the first 6 minutes of the game.  Although they led early, D2 quickly found themselves down 15-6.  The Rooks just seemed to be in the game a lot more emotionally as D2 let their early struggles get to them, either just not talking or kinda yelling at themselves and each other.  Rooks had nice defense on Max down low, forcing him to take tough hooks in the lane that he can make but just weren’t falling for him in this one.  Hoh also played well on the offensive side in the paint prompting Mazz to scream from the bench ‘you’re so big, yeah baby’.  A real win for team spirit.  Hex was also having troubles finding his game not getting the lay-ins he’s usually accustomed to, as he always looks for the contact so he can adjust the shot on the drive, but time after time his attempt fell short.  Quis wasn’t knocking shit down from deep and Glor was kinda non-existent.  The Rooks took full advantage of this, moving the ball around and getting points on the board from nearly everybody.  Edison showed some solid skills in the first half getting past his defender with ease for some easy buckets.  Right before the end of the half Mazz finally hit his first trey extending the Rooks lead to 31-19.  Rookies went into the break leading 31-21.

    The second half quickly turned into the coronation of the victors as D2 was just never able to make it a game.  The Rooks went on a 20-10 run to start the half and just never looked back.  Quis had started the half with a quick steal and a bucket along with the foul and for a second it looked like he might be making that same second half push he had made the week before.  This was not the case as he missed the freebie from the stripe and instead of his team rallying behind the play they really just looked dejected not being surprised about the miss.  Mazz on the other hand shrugged off his poor shooting first half by knocking down 3 from beyond the arc in the first few minutes of the half, each one followed with a huge eruption by his teammates on the court and on the bench.  Everybody got into it for the Rooks.  Edison was dominant in the paint to compliment Hoh who has been killin it all year, Jeff had a great game taking advantage of his length and knocking down a couple of his own from deep.  Finn was scrappy and always made the right pass and Ryo played smart and although turned the ball over from time to time trying to showboat a bit, it was worth it as it was such a mental killer everytime he got something to work.  Hoh played like an MVP, continuing to hustle like a maniac and even showing his smooth stroke with some long jumpers.  The second half was just rough for D2.  They just didn’t have it this week.  Eight times out of ten this would’ve been a good game (with the two misc. games being a blowout for either side) and this was just the time when D2 had nothing and Rookies wiped the floor with them.  Hex and Quis were hugely frustrated taking themselves out of the game in the second half for long periods of time, and Glor and Max just didn’t play like the fringe stars they have been before.  A tough blowout loss for D2 in this one, but it was a great game by the Rooks who deserved to win and won in style.  Rooks still have another game if they want to win the B1 title, but they took this won easily winning the West, 75-51.

    Badass MotherF**ker: Hoh; 14 points 11 boards 2 dimes 2 blocks 

    Basketballs Deep 2.0
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Elijah Heckstall112311003133% 00NA
    Marquis Victor264121105360% 10330%
    Matthew Wrubel600201000NA 00NA
    Max Cassidy483100000NA 00NA
    Rob Glor241210000NA 00NA
    William Cox261201000NA 00NA

    Rookies of the Year
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Jeff Woishnis1340402033100% 3267%
    Kevin Finn431410000NA 00NA
    Matt Hohrath148320202150% 3133%
    Nick Edson1373311011100% 100%
    Nick Mazzeo1600100000NA 9444%
    Ryo Gokita153072003267% 4375%

Standings B1 5v5 West W13 Thru Week 12
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Boneyard7-20.778W6059.5551.36
2Basketballs Deep 2.06-30.667L2154.1752.08
3GTL6-30.667W3157.0949.91
4Lotion in the Basket6-30.667L1157.4056.00
5Rookies of the Year6-30.667W2164.3353.33
6All About Buckets4-50.444W1357.9056.70
7The Big Tickets4-50.444L1351.5055.10
8Smooth Like Frank3-60.333L3451.1154.00
9XL Hybrids3-60.333W1457.7062.20
10Semi-Hard in the Paint0-90.000L9737.3364.56
Points Per Game
1Marquis Victor
Basketballs Deep 2.0
19.30
2Matt Hohrath
Rookies of the Year
19.00
3Sherard Robbins
Smooth Like Frank
18.88
4James Marois
Boneyard
18.73
5Reed Juckett
XL Hybrids
18.56
6Wolfman
Smooth Like Frank
16.29
7Chris Bruff
The Big Tickets
16.13

Player Rater
1Sherard Robbins
Smooth Like Frank
53.698
2Reed Juckett
XL Hybrids
46.399
3Matt Hohrath
Rookies of the Year
44.2311
4James Marois
Boneyard
41.9111
5Chris Bruff
The Big Tickets
41.888
6Elijah Heckstall
Basketballs Deep 2.0
40.7311
7Neil Krause
Lotion in the Basket
38.638
8Marquis Victor
Basketballs Deep 2.0
37.5510
9Jeff Dickson
Boneyard
36.426
10Wolfman
Smooth Like Frank
35.647

Rebounds Per Game
1Sherard Robbins
Smooth Like Frank
10.38
2Matt Hohrath
Rookies of the Year
10.09
3Lee Eudy
XL Hybrids
9.56
4Max Cassidy
Basketballs Deep 2.0
8.89
5Ricky Philatre
Rookies of the Year
8.33
6Chris Bruff
The Big Tickets
8.25
7Eric Ollila
Lotion in the Basket
8.22

3s Per Game
1Nick Mazzeo
Rookies of the Year
3.5849%
2Steven Furber
Boneyard
3.4347%
3Marquis Victor
Basketballs Deep 2.0
2.9041%
3Jake Eddy
All About Buckets
2.9040%
5Reed Juckett
XL Hybrids
2.7844%
6James Marois
Boneyard
2.5545%
7Neil Krause
Lotion in the Basket
2.5043%

Assists Per Game
1Reed Juckett
XL Hybrids
5.44
2Ryo Gokita
Rookies of the Year
4.67
3Jeff Dickson
Boneyard
4.50
3Sherard Robbins
Smooth Like Frank
4.50
5Waseem Givens
GTL
3.86
6Graham Whitelaw
Lotion in the Basket
3.75
7Mike Lamb
All About Buckets
3.25