Spring 2006: B1 League Champs: Kool Aid

    Finn Carries the Load Again Kool Aid onto the Unification Game
    Kool Aid 80 Off 73

    Kool Aid, easily the best # 7 seed to ever grace the floor at CRFC, never trailed after the opening minutes and was in control the whole way.  For the second straight week, Local Hero Ed Finn (36 points, 6 assists) lifted the offense onto his shoulders and didn't fail to deliver.  Despite worries that his game might be effected due to late night partying, the Local Hero came through once again.  Chris Adams (9 points, 6 rebounds) was hustling all over the floor and doing the little things to help give his team the early lead.  Jon "MVP" Mazzone (27 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists) was nearly as unstopable.  Whether it was knocking down the long j, or driving to the hoop, Off's defense had no answer for him.  His battle with Chris Williams (20 points, 8 assists) was a sight to behold.  When Williams wasn't able to back Mazzone down, his smart passing out of the post was what kept Off close.  Chris Green (19 points, 4 rebounds) and Troy Hatleving (16 points) both contributed to the offensive effort.  In the end, Kool Aid simply went to the free throw line too many times.  They took advantage of 40 trips to the line by hitting 34 (20-22 from Ed).  After a great regular season from Off, they fall just short of their goal and should they return next season, will be one of the preseason favorites.  Kool Aid represtents the East in the Unification Game  (Wednesday @ 6) after a great season that saw them dominate thier opponents in the playoffs.  Don't let us down boys. 

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    Little Nasty 66  Silky Johnson 49

    Nasty Dominates, Silky Lost 2 of 3 With Tenacious D on Deck

    Mike Manning (24 points, 16 rebounds, 3 steals) has been absolutely dominating for Little Nasty (5-1) during their 5 game winning streak.  Invisible, as Les likes to call him during pick-up, was the man leading the way to victory for Little Nasty.  In the first half he kept the offense clicking to build a 6 point lead and then it was his shooting that blew the game open to start the second half.  Also putting up numbers were Eric Hinton (16 points, 5 rebounds) and Z (10 points, 6 rebounds) to balance out the Nasty attack  It wasn't all offense, as Nasty's defense held Silky to a season low of 49 points.  Silky, missing Haven and Smith, didn't have any time to catch their breath and only seemed to get into an offensive flow when Nasty switched to zone. 

    Josh Hoekwater (16 points, 9 rebounds) had a good shooting night from the corners.  Cullen Roberts (12 points, 12 rebounds) did his best Barkley impersonation, flying all over the offensive glass for put backs.  Adam O'Connor (14 points, 11 rebounds, 3 blocks) put up his usual double double, but struggled to find an open space on the perimeter.  Prior to the game, Nasty had made it a priority not to give O'Connor any open looks from beyond the arc, as everyone knows he gets fired up when draining 3's and plays much more agressively.  Silky has lost 2 of their last 3 games and faces undefeated Tenacious D next week, as they are in the midst of the toughest part of their schedule.  An upset over the first place squad would keep them within striking distance of a #1 seed for the playoffs, while a loss would be a big set back.  For Little Nasty, who is also seeing their schedule get tougher, 2nd place Off is on deck next week.  Can their defense contain Williams and keep him off the glass?

    Little Nasty
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Eric Hinton1641101100NA 00NA
    Jason Tibbetts4533030200% 00NA
    John Edwards400200000NA 00NA
    Michael Manning2414223002150% 00NA
    Tim Brady864200100NA 00NA
    Zarmon McCray1033221000NA 00NA

    Silky Johnson
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Adam O'Connor148312313267% 00NA
    Cullen Roberts1257110111100% 00NA
    David Stein7711102100% 00NA
    Josh Hoekwater163622006467% 00NA

    TFT 62  Kool Aid 76

    Adams Leads the Way with Career Night

    Kool Aid (3-2), struggling from the floor, and trailing TFT (1-5) by 8 early in the game turned to an unlikely source to get their offense on track.  Chris Adams (21 points, 6 rebounds) had a great game, keeping his team close in the first half when Mazzone (20 points, 17 rebounds, 5 assists) and Finn (18 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists) looked a bit out of their rythem.  If Adams can continue his improved play, he didn't miss a lay-up and hit a few corner jumpers, Kool Aid will be that much more dangerous with a viable 3rd threat on the floor.  In recognition of his efforts, he'll get to grab a free burger at b.Good as this week's Player of the Week.  Also doing more of their damage in the first half were, Fred Bermont (9 points, 16 rebounds, 8 assists) and Craig Avarett (8 points).  Mazzone and Finn took over after the break, quickly erasing a slim TFT lead to go ahead by 6.  Kool Aid never relinquished control of the game after that and cruised to their 3rd victory of the season.

    For TFT, Joel Cuadrado (33 points, 11 rebounds) was the catalyst who built their first half lead.  Unfortunately they ran out of gas down the stretch.  Willie Gonzalez (14 points, 11 rebounds) is starting to become a more consistant scorer.  Mike Lopez (7 points, 7 rebounds) also added a few buckets, but lost his cool as Kool Aid was pulling away and received a T.  That only helped Kool Aid expand their lead and was very conterproductive.  TFT takes on ODB next week and will have to start stringing together a few victories if they want to make the playoffs.  Kool Aid meanwhile will take on Genzyme and look to start their first winning streak of the season. 

    TFT
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Joel Cuadrado338302165360% 00NA
    Mike Lopez75210012150% 00NA
    Willie Gonzalez14741000100% 00NA

    Kool Aid
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Chris Adams213310015360% 00NA
    Craig Avarett81201004250% 00NA
    Ed Finn184342018788% 00NA
    Fred Bermont99751022150% 00NA
    Ian Whitney020000100NA 00NA
    Jon Mazzone2010730022150% 00NA

    Tenacious D 65  Seriously, That's Enough 53

    Seriously Upset Minded, But Tenacious D Wins Again

    "We're back to that grind it out style," were the words of truth from Phi Slamma Jamma (9 points, 11 rebounds) after Tenacious D (7-0) survived a dog fight with Seriously, That's Enough (3-4).  Tenacious D never trailed in the game, and had multiple double digit leads, but Seriously never gave up.  Their offense was a little off, but they fought through it, and had Tenacious D on the ropes, down only 56-53 with 2 minutes left.  Unfortunately, Dave Delcourt (20 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists) rarely misses free throws, and TD ended the game on a 9-0 to seal their 7th straight victory.  The Un-Greaser (19 points, 5 assists) did everything humanly possible to help his team get the win, but their offense came up short at the end of the game, turning the ball over and rushing shots.  Derek Zundl (14 points) and Erik Swift (11 points, 3 steals) also broke double digits, but as a team they were held to 10 points below their average.  Nip Jethi (7 points, 11 rebounds) struggled to get anything going as Erik and Ben Brown (20 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists) pushed him far off the block and away from his comfort zone.  Ben was influential in leading TD to their four point half time lead, having 10 points, and holding Nip to just 2.  Late arrival Sam Stern (15 points) kept the offense from sputtering out completely in the second half, hitting key buckets to keep STE at bay.  Tenacious has the game of the week looming on the horizon as Silky Johnson will give TD its toughest challenge yet.  Seriously is still clinging to a playoff spot and they know they won't lose next week, since a bye never beat anybody.

    Tenacious D
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Ben Brown2071410100NA 00NA
    Dave Delcourt20744313111091% 00NA
    Erik Brown95600223133% 00NA
    Sam Stern152111042150% 00NA
    Wes Horth10200112150% 00NA
    Will Conkling0100000100% 00NA

    Seriously, That's Enough
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Dave Kichen1912300600NA 00NA
    Derek Zundl140212004375% 00NA
    Erik Swift113023173267% 00NA
    Jeff Nulsen210000000NA 00NA
    Keith Ward021111100NA 00NA
    Nip Jethi783102000NA 00NA

    Old Dirty Bastrds 75  Rusty Trombones 80

    Nobody Plays Defense, Trombones hold off ODB

    This was an exciting game from start to finish, everyone left their defense at home and the shooters came out and thrived.  Every single player scored in double figures and both teams were capable of winning this game.  ODB (3-4), however, trailed in the closing minutes and had to continue to foul the Trombones (4-2) to get the ball back.  Trevor (30 points, 17 rebounds) went 5 for 7 from the line on the night and Andy Capalbo (17 points, 5 rebounds) hit all four of his free throws at the end of the game to seal it.  The Trombones had their best game as a whole team to date, with everyone contributing and finally looking comfortable on the court.  It's a huge turnaround from week 1 when they only scored 49 points and Trevor had 33 of them.  Matt Wells (13 points, 6 assists) nailed a few threes, while Andrew Bell (10 points, 2 steals, 5 assists) and Luke English (10 points, 5 boards) were taking it to the hole. 

    For ODB, they put in a valient effort despite only four guys.  A limping Dan Herman (27 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists) couldn't be stopped by anyone on the Trombone's roster.  Jon Lewis (17 points, 12 rebounds) had his best game of the season on the block.  Kip West (16 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists) and the WebMaster (15 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists) weren't half bad either.  ODB has goteen very profficient at spreading out the offense and allowing everyone to get into rythem.  If the injury bug would just leave them allow, these guys would be contending for a top 4 seed.  Up next is TFT and they'll be playing a team that has the exact opposite style as they do.  The Trombones will take on CTC.

    Old Dirty Bastrds
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Dan Herman2761400011100% 00NA
    Jonathan Lewis177520034375% 00NA
    Kip West161053201300% 00NA
    Tim HINKEL156162042150% 00NA

    Rusty Trombones
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Andrew Bell101132125480% 00NA
    Andy Capalbo173211015480% 00NA
    Luke English10502111200% 00NA
    Matt Wells13004200300% 00NA
    Trevor McAndrew3017030237571% 00NA

    MFA Dream Team 61  CTC 50

    MFA Improving Under Rose's Leadership

    MFA Dream Team (2-4) is sitting just a half game out of the playoffs with half of their schedule played out.  Projecting the rest of the schedule out over the course of the season, a record of 6-6 is going to get a team into the playoffs, as an eight seed.  MFA's schedule looks to yeild them a 3-3 record over the course of the season, meaning they're going to need a little help, or an unforseen upset to sneak in.  The way they're playing, that's not out of the realm of possibility.  Last night Josh Rose (33 points, 12 rebounds, 3 blocks) again led the charge, but every player on the roster scored, a first for MFA.  The Bills, Duratti (8 points, 5 rebounds) and Hewson (8 points, 4 rebounds) both took advantage of easy looks.  Duratti finally started hitting from the outside, after a couple of airballs, and Hewson continues to take it to the hole and get to the line.  Rob Busch (6 points, 5 rebounds) had a solid all-around game and the rest of the guys on the roster combined for 6 points and 10 rebounds.  After a back and forth first half, MFA took the lead at the break and never gave it up the rest of the way to earn their second victory of the season.  If the rest of the team can continue to improve around Rose, don't be surprised if these guys find a way to get into the playoffs and knock some good teams off on the way their.  A boost in scoring is all this teams needs, as the defense plays well and aggressively. 

    For CTC, their season is on the backslide, as news broke before the game that Pistol Pete Wilson is out for the remainder of the season as a result of his ankle injury last week.  Losing your second leading scorer and playmaker isn't a good way to try and turn things around on a slow start to the season.  There is rumor of adding an additional player, but CTC will have to move quickly if it wants to make the playoffs and turn their season around.  Brian Merrill (20 points, 13 rebounds) led the way, as MFA lacks a big man to bang bodies with.  Mark Katz (17 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists) got his points, but seemed a bit off, maybe as a result of his ball handling duties increasing with the absense of Wilson.  It's always easier to get the ball from someone else when you're already open as oppose to having to create your own shot from the get go.  CTC doesn't get a breather, as the Trombones are up next week.  MFA will look to add to their victory total next week against the Irate Ambassadors.

    MFA Dream Team
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Bill Duratti850310000NA 00NA
    Bill Hewson84012046233% 00NA
    Craig Eaton222000100NA 00NA
    Greg Keohan201000000NA 00NA
    Jason Khalil232000000NA 00NA
    Josh Rose331021331141179% 00NA
    Rob Busch614010000NA 00NA

    CTC
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brandon Freeman630100300NA 00NA
    Brian Merrill2012120006117% 00NA
    Elliot Freeman2511012400% 00NA
    Mark Katz1752301500NA 00NA
    Mike Kaplan546201200NA 00NA

    Irate Ambassadors 41  Off 59

    Off Jumps out Big Early, Cruises to the Finish

    A 15 point half time lead is demoralizing for an opponent, and last night was no different as the Irate Ambassadors (1-6) couldn't recover from such a large hole against Off (6-1).  Even without Chris Williams, who lost his appeal, Off found their offensive flow early in the game.  Everyone contributed and the points were spread out evenly over the entire roster.  Chris Green (14 points, 6 rebounds) had a great night on the inside along with Captain John Schmid (13 points, 6 rebounds).  Troy Parks (13 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals) did his thing, continuing to lead the league in steals and getting easy buckets in transition as a result.  Troy Hatleving (10 points, 5 rebound, 5 assists) continues to emerge as one of the best guards in the league.  He takes it to the rack and is a deadly jumper shooter.  Don't leave this man open.  On top of it all he has a fiery personality and isn't afraid to get in anyone's way.  Arthur Price (9 points, 12 rebounds) played his first game in an Off uniform this season, as he has been MIA.  The big man would add another whole dimension to an already good team if he shows up on a continuous basis.  The showdown between Off and Little Nasty should be a great game next week.

    For the Ambassadors, it was another struggle on offense.  Sweeney (22 points, 8 rebounds) still can't be stopped, even when the opposition knows that he's their best threat.  Mike Laptewicz (7 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists) struggled a bit against the bigger Off guards, so he found his open teammates with great passes.  Irate needs another man to step up on offense to be competitive, and next week will search for more answers against the MFA Dream Team.

    Irate Ambassadors
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Jesse Johnson411100100NA 00NA
    Jon Glumac230000300NA 00NA
    Michael Sweeney226211122150% 00NA
    Mike Laptewicz752510200NA 00NA
    Mike Sorrento43112112150% 00NA
    Spyros Photopoulos221001600NA 00NA

    Off
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Arthur Price97500114375% 00NA
    Chris Green143310005480% 00NA
    John Schmid133320038338% 00NA
    Troy Hatleving1032310200NA 00NA
    Troy Parks135144032150% 00NA

Standings B1 Spring 2006 Thru Week 16
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Off11-10.917W5066.8055.00
2Little Nasty8-30.727L1369.9259.46
3Rusty Trombones8-40.667L2368.5462.08
4Silky Johnson8-40.667W1368.6958.92
5Tenacious D8-40.667L3360.4654.14
6Kool Aid7-40.636L1467.2158.57
7Seriously, That's Enough8-50.615L1365.0063.71
8Old Dirty Bastrds6-60.500W1559.4661.15
9MFA Dream Team5-70.417W1647.0869.00
10CTC3-90.250L2857.6762.83
11TFT3-90.250L1868.0074.25
12Genzyme1-100.091L81054.9068.64
13Irate Ambassadors1-110.083L71051.9268.67
Points Per Game
1Trevor McAndrew
Rusty Trombones
32.25
2Joel Cuadrado
TFT
30.18
3Josh Rose
MFA Dream Team
29.44
4Dave Delcourt
Tenacious D
25.91
5Dan Herman
Old Dirty Bastrds
24.33
6Jon Mazzone
Kool Aid
24.08
7Michael Manning
Little Nasty
23.92

Player Rater
1Trevor McAndrew
Rusty Trombones
78.2912
2Josh Rose
MFA Dream Team
62.119
3Jon Mazzone
Kool Aid
57.1913
4Joel Cuadrado
TFT
53.3611
5Mark Katz
CTC
49.9111
6Michael Manning
Little Nasty
49.3513
7Nip Jethi
Seriously, That's Enough
48.7112
8Jason Tibbetts
Little Nasty
48.4213
9Chris Williams
Off
47.3614
10Erik Brown
Tenacious D
46.7912

Rebounds Per Game
1Trevor McAndrew
Rusty Trombones
18.25
2Josh Rose
MFA Dream Team
14.22
3Erik Brown
Tenacious D
13.25
4Jon Mazzone
Kool Aid
12.85
5Nip Jethi
Seriously, That's Enough
12.25
6Mark Katz
CTC
12.00
7Willie Gonzalez
TFT
11.73

3s Per Game
1Mike Sorrento
Irate Ambassadors
0.00nan%
1Ed Finn
Kool Aid
0.00nan%
1John Schmid
Off
0.00nan%
1Jesse Johnson
Irate Ambassadors
0.00nan%
1Greg Keohan
MFA Dream Team
0.00nan%
1Elliot Freeman
CTC
0.00nan%
1Willie Gonzalez
TFT
0.00nan%
1Nip Jethi
Seriously, That's Enough
0.00nan%
1Jason Tibbetts
Little Nasty
0.00nan%
1Fred Bermont
Kool Aid
0.00nan%
1Cullen Roberts
Silky Johnson
0.00nan%
1Chris Mercer
Off
0.00nan%
1Josh Rose
MFA Dream Team
0.00nan%
1Ben Brown
Tenacious D
0.00nan%
1Erik Swift
Seriously, That's Enough
0.00nan%

Assists Per Game
1Dave Kichen
Seriously, That's Enough
5.25
2Troy Parks
Off
4.57
3David Stein
Silky Johnson
4.50
4Erik Swift
Seriously, That's Enough
4.21
5Mike Haven
Silky Johnson
4.09
6Jon Mazzone
Kool Aid
4.08
7Trevor McAndrew
Rusty Trombones
3.92