Fall 2010: B1 League Champs: Genzyme

    Who Says Defense Wins Championships Part II
    The Situation 104 Grenade Free America 108

    The Situation came out so red hot that they would beat any team in the league. Heck, they beat almost EVERY team in the regular season too, so why would this be any different. No RESPECT.

    I wish I was kidding when I type that GFA had just 2 defensive rebounds the first 10 minutes of the game.  GFA had a Situation on their hands that they couldn't handle. Ryan Kelly and Money Train Tangg were KILLING it.  Even Drew stepped back to nail a 3.  GFA couldn't get a single defensive stop.  When Bobby C plays an all around great offensive game and is the fourth option, you know your team is clicking on all cylinders. 

    Without Cadman in this one I thought the offense would struggle a bit, but no, The Situation led 58 - 47 at the break.  The game was just frustrating for GFA who couldn't figure it out for the first 20. 

    We know that the Apocalypse that the Bible foretold (what do you want from me, I'm the son of a preacher) is nigh just by looking at the box score.  You see the numbers next to my line? I'm worried that I might be the anti-christ. Can I get tested for that?  Clearly some demonic spirit took over my body last night.  Down 74-54 shortly after the halftime break I just started throwing up prayers that only the Dark Lord could have had the sense of humor to answer. I kinda feel bad that we received supernatural intervention and the Situation didn't.

    Thankfully my teammates woke up after halftime too.  T-Squad (as Burke, who is OUT of the playoffs likes to call him) was an animal in the post despite playing on a busted heel.  With Lawson getting to the rim at will (he has a hamstring injury or something) this unit of Injured Reserve All Stars started to make a run.  Finally situation was kind enough to miss a shot. Well, every couple possessions anyway.  You don't break 100 by missing too many opportunities. Back and forth the teams went, Drew returning the favor by abusing me in the second half and Bobby hitting timely 3s.  

    Oh Bush, I didn't put your zero's statline (30 seconds, one injured ankle) because I didn't want to hurt your averages! You can play for the IR all-stars anytime! 

    Vladi turned the game for good when, down 1, he took the ballsiest 3 of the game (more so than any I took).  30 seconds on the clock, bringing the ball up, not a single pass made on the possession, just pulls up from 3 steps behind the line.  Nothing but net. Who called Vladi Mr. Invisible? He showed up (for 20 minutes anyway) in round 2 of the playoffs! Hooray! Hendo got a HUGE block on Drew on the ensuing possession and everyone but me hit free throws the final couple possessions to lock the game up.

    The REAL B1 West Finals will feature the #3 and #4 offenses in the league, but both brought their A games when it matter most in the semis. Heck, they're the #3 and #4 teams in the standings, both having vanquished teams that gave them fits in the regular season.  First team to 90 wins next week boys!

    I trust you're all signing up for next season right?! All B1 will be on Wednesday nights @ CAC while A2 will be making a comeback on Thursday nights! Send me an email.

    Scores, Box Scores & Write-Ups

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    Genzyme 93  Scot Pollard 89

    Who Says Defense Wins Championships?

    Genzyme has been succesful this season (when they all show) by dominating on defense and shooting lights out from downtown. For the first 20 minutes, they did neither of those things last night.  The O'Keefe brothers combined to go 0-9 from deep in the first frame, while Cousins TORE UP former DPoY Scott Mulholland for 23 first half points.  The only reason Genzyme was able to stay within 12 points at the break is because Lew Finnegan was 4 for 4 from deep and had 18 of his own. At least SOMEONE came to play last night.

    Genzyme adjusted after the break.  Just 5 minutes into the second half, the 12 point hole was down to a single point.  Some defensive switches helped.  SMul was dominating the boards, Lew was finding wide open guys and they finally started to hit some shots. 

    But Chris Burke stepped his game up in a big way.  The Balcony was calling him the "Rally Killer" as he hit big shot after big shot to hold off the Genzyme comeback as long as possible.  When you've got him shooting just as well as Cousins, how do you not make sure he keeps touching the ball?!?

    Genzyme adjusted again, Tim started hitting some 3s while Ryan relentlessly attacked the cup.  Lew did most of his work in the first half, but distributed the rock really well in the second setting his teammates up.

    It helped that Lush, while very active on the boards, passing the ball, and talking himself up, was juuuuust off from downtown.  Don't get me wrong, he was PUMPED that his boys were making shots, but could never say "Someone's Starting to Feel IT!!!!!" about himself. And yes, he uses that many exclamation points. 

    Genzyme went on a 15-5 run in the span of 2 minutes (that's not a typo) to take a 71-64 lead with 9 to go.  Not a whole lot of D being played in this one, as you can see.

    The 'other' saugus boys (from the Beantown Ballers) showed to cheer their fellow townies on, but Ike spent most of the game watching little Ryan Lush, who is going to be hitting jumpers at Wall Ball Arena before long.  But even the home crowd couldn't reverse the tide. 

    Sure Cousins hit some more shots to briefly give Pollard a lead with 6 minutes to go, but it was all genzyme from that point on.  Ryan kept attacking and attacking and getting to the line. He only hit 5 of 10 free throws, but more importantly, 20 seconds kept coming off the clock with each trip to the line.  Tim put the icing on the cake in the final minute, and Scibs prediction a month ago of a second round loss ended up coming true!

    I trust you're all signing up for next season right?! All B1 will be on Wednesday nights @ CAC while A2 will be making a comeback on Thursday nights! Send me an email.

    Genzyme
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Lew Finnegan2941811022100% 8563%
    Ryan O'Keefe33124220010550% 600%
    Scott Mulholland6145211000NA 100%
    Tim O'Keefe2344101044100% 11327%

    Scot Pollard
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Andrew Cousins373121104375% 15853%
    Chris Burke1940620000NA 7571%
    Chris O'Connell61010002150% 2150%
    Mike Lush1916160003133% 13431%
    Ralphi Pagan12432030200% 200%

    The Situation 104  Grenade Free America 108

    Who Says Defense Wins Championships? Part II

    The Situation came out so red hot that they would beat any team in the league. Heck, they beat almost EVERY team in the regular season too, so why would this be any different. No RESPECT.

    I wish I was kidding when I type that GFA had just 2 defensive rebounds the first 10 minutes of the game.  GFA had a Situation on their hands that they couldn't handle. Ryan Kelly and Money Train Tangg were KILLING it.  Even Drew stepped back to nail a 3.  GFA couldn't get a single defensive stop.  When Bobby C plays an all around great offensive game and is the fourth option, you know your team is clicking on all cylinders. 

    Without Cadman in this one I thought the offense would struggle a bit, but no, The Situation led 58 - 47 at the break.  The game was just frustrating for GFA who couldn't figure it out for the first 20. 

    We know that the Apocalypse that the Bible foretold (what do you want from me, I'm the son of a preacher) is nigh just by looking at the box score.  You see the numbers next to my line? I'm worried that I might be the anti-christ. Can I get tested for that?  Clearly some demonic spirit took over my body last night.  Down 74-54 shortly after the halftime break I just started throwing up prayers that only the Dark Lord could have had the sense of humor to answer. I kinda feel bad that we received supernatural intervention and the Situation didn't.

    Thankfully my teammates woke up after halftime too.  T-Squad (as Burke, who is OUT of the playoffs likes to call him) was an animal in the post despite playing on a busted heel.  With Lawson getting to the rim at will (he has a hamstring injury or something) this unit of Injured Reserve All Stars started to make a run.  Finally situation was kind enough to miss a shot. Well, every couple possessions anyway.  You don't break 100 by missing too many opportunities. Back and forth the teams went, Drew returning the favor by abusing me in the second half and Bobby hitting timely 3s.  

    Oh Bush, I didn't put your zero's statline (30 seconds, one injured ankle) because I didn't want to hurt your averages! You can play for the IR all-stars anytime! 

    Vladi turned the game for good when, down 1, he took the ballsiest 3 of the game (more so than any I took).  30 seconds on the clock, bringing the ball up, not a single pass made on the possession, just pulls up from 3 steps behind the line.  Nothing but net. Who called Vladi Mr. Invisible? He showed up (for 20 minutes anyway) in round 2 of the playoffs! Hooray! Hendo got a HUGE block on Drew on the ensuing possession and everyone but me hit free throws the final couple possessions to lock the game up.

    The REAL B1 West Finals will feature the #3 and #4 offenses in the league, but both brought their A games when it matter most in the semis. Heck, they're the #3 and #4 teams in the standings, both having vanquished teams that gave them fits in the regular season.  First team to 90 wins next week boys!

    I trust you're all signing up for next season right?! All B1 will be on Wednesday nights @ CAC while A2 will be making a comeback on Thursday nights! Send me an email.

    The Situation
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Bobby Colantonio183270002150% 8338%
    Dan Delicata402000000NA 00NA
    Drew Legare3382113107457% 3133%
    Kevin Tang203252004250% 6233%
    Ryan Kelley2972102000NA 12542%

    Grenade Free America
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Jason Tibbetts37333030400% 12758%
    Pat Lawson2230412000NA 600%
    Terry Henderson2018670307686% 400%
    Vladi Nechev276030103267% 12758%

Standings B1 West F10 Thru Week 11
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Scot Pollard8-10.889W3092.0976.36
2The Situation8-10.889W6081.8267.73
3Genzyme6-30.667W1280.7371.27
4Grenade Free America5-40.556L1380.7376.00
5Black Fist3-60.333L2573.2076.60
6E-Town3-60.333L1567.7073.90
7Kutol3-60.333W1561.8078.20
8Beantown Ballers0-90.000L9858.6081.00
Points Per Game
1Mike Lush
Scot Pollard
33.50
2Lew Finnegan
Genzyme
28.71
3Ryan O'Keefe
Genzyme
27.67
4Andrew Cousins
Scot Pollard
27.22
5Drew Legare
The Situation
24.63
6Terry Henderson
Grenade Free America
23.88
7Adam Biehler
Genzyme
22.86

Player Rater
1Drew Legare
The Situation
71.638
2Lew Finnegan
Genzyme
71.077
3Mike Lush
Scot Pollard
63.5010
4Ryan O'Keefe
Genzyme
61.086
5Terry Henderson
Grenade Free America
58.258
6Adam Biehler
Genzyme
56.437
7Bobby Colantonio
The Situation
55.8510
8Andrew Cousins
Scot Pollard
54.839
9Chris Burke
Scot Pollard
51.899
10Carl Clary
Black Fist
48.4510

Rebounds Per Game
1Drew Legare
The Situation
14.25
2Justin Foster
Kutol
13.78
3Terry Henderson
Grenade Free America
13.25
4Scott Mulholland
Genzyme
12.33
5Lew Finnegan
Genzyme
11.86
6AJ Croft
E-Town
11.50
7Dave Lynch
Beantown Ballers
11.25

3s Per Game
1Mike Lush
Scot Pollard
7.0039%
2Matt Forlizzi
Kutol
4.9040%
3Andrew Cousins
Scot Pollard
4.8943%
4Vladi Nechev
Grenade Free America
4.6742%
5Frank Navarro
E-Town
4.0042%
6Lew Finnegan
Genzyme
3.4337%
7Chris Burke
Scot Pollard
3.1144%

Assists Per Game
1Chris Burke
Scot Pollard
6.56
2Lew Finnegan
Genzyme
6.00
3Drew Legare
The Situation
5.63
4Anthony Cataldo
E-Town
5.44
5Bobby Colantonio
The Situation
5.40
6Adam Biehler
Genzyme
4.71
7Carl Clary
Black Fist
4.00