Spring 2009: B1 League Champs: Count It

    The Wizard Works in Mysterious Ways - Leads Count It Comeback
    Count It 74 Off In Your Face 62

    Well that was a boring round of the B1 East Playoffs.  The top seeds are now 6-0 in games played, with only one more to go next week.  No upsets at all?!? Who would have thought that would be the case with the way the regular season played out.

    Count It did NOT look like they were going to win this game early. Off In Your Face came out with all the energy and shot making ability they needed to build a 15 point lead at halftime.  15 points! That's a big hole, especially against a veteran team like OIYF. Hall was playing like an MVP, Rugga added a new floor burn to the mix and Polin was sufficiently Hulked up.  It seemed like this game was over.

    But after a quiet first frame, Donahue got over his playoff yips to have a big night.  The big fella came alive when his team needed him the most.  With the Wizard of Aziz playing with a chip on his shoulder (idk, maybe it had something to do with the All-Star snub), Count It came roaring back behind a 19-4 run in the first 7 minutes of the second half.  Off only hit one bucket in that stretch.  Looks like we found one of the skeletons in their closet, as it became obvious that they're HUGE fans of the rim job they way they were shooting. 

    Even still, the game was just tied, no biggie right? Settle down, get the ball to Hall, have DNyse knock down some shots, they'll be fine, right?!? Well the crisp ball movement of the first half never came back to them, and with just 3 minutes to go in the game, they had still only scored 10 points in the half.  Somehow, they were only down 5.  They had to start fouling, of course, but to help out, Hall started throwing up prayers.  After watching him hit 4 reDONKulous 3s in a row, I now believe in a higher power myself. 

    But despite 14 points in the final 3 minutes, it wasn't enough. The Wizard waved his wand (sword? whatever) and knocked down all his free throws to seal the deal with Finny, who after a huge game last week, didn't score a bucket, but managed to still chip in with 9 crucial points.

    Count It is back in the B1 East finals, is this there season to hang a banner? Only two more games to go! They'll take on the Rangas at 8:50 on Wednesday.  Off, meanwhile, looks like they're on a hiatus for a season.  Recharge those batteries fellas, maybe make a cameo appearance in A1, and we'll see you in the Winter!

    Scores, Box Scores & Write-Ups

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    B1 E Spring 2009 Basketball League

    Commentary by Tibbs...

    6 Foot 7 Rangas 51  Sullivan's Tap 40

    Shorthanded Rangas Dispose of Tap

    40 points in a playoff game?!? Who were those guys out there?  The Shepard and the Worm were sorely missed by the Tap, as time after time possessions came up empty against the towering Mulholland Trio.  You'd think if your D could help keep a team to 52 points, on 1-12 shooting from downtown, you'd have a great shot at winning the game, but not when you can't put the ball in the hoop yourself. 

    As stated above, that'd be because of those gangly Lurch brothers. What, you don't see it?

    I do, but anyway, they owned us on both ends of the floor as Brad and John had monster nights.  Well, as monster as you can get when both teams can't even combine to break 93 points.  A huge performance for the playoff rookie John, espeically, as his 17 points and 21 boards came up huge on both ends.  And let's not forget Scott's usual help defense and ability to knck down open looks.  The only 3 they hit as  a team, though, came from Evan, who put the game away with just under 3 minutes with a bomb that was just demoralizing to the Tap. 

    It's fitting, really, that after a string of 3 solid playoff games, I'd go 1-8 from the free throw line.  Each time with the game within reach for the Tap.  All I had to do was hit an unguarded 13 footer, but came up empty 7 straight times after hitting my first.  Yea that didn't cost us or anything. Mother F'er.

    Next week, the Rangas get Sunny D back into the fold against Count It, and if they can win that game, will face the winner of the West in the Unification game with Mr. Coffee, aka Reed Juckett.  Talk about a boost to both your offense AND your immune system. 

    You'll all see the Tap next season, just as it was in the Summer as we'll be vying, once agian, for a B1 title!

    6 Foot 7 Rangas
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brad Mulholland1910111409556% 700%
    Evan Batchis3412000100% 3133%
    John Mulholland1715522105360% 200%
    Scott Mulholland12105103000NA 00NA

    Sullivan's Tap
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Jason Tibbetts2016130309111% 6350%
    Jon Glumac660211000NA 300%
    Michael Sweeney100121006350% 6117%
    Rob Vigneau481100000NA 00NA

    Count It 74  Off In Your Face 62

    The Wizard Works in Mysterious Ways - Leads Count It Comeback

    Well that was a boring round of the B1 East Playoffs.  The top seeds are now 6-0 in games played, with only one more to go next week.  No upsets at all?!? Who would have thought that would be the case with the way the regular season played out.

    Count It did NOT look like they were going to win this game early. Off In Your Face came out with all the energy and shot making ability they needed to build a 15 point lead at halftime.  15 points! That's a big hole, especially against a veteran team like OIYF. Hall was playing like an MVP, Rugga added a new floor burn to the mix and Polin was sufficiently Hulked up.  It seemed like this game was over.

    But after a quiet first frame, Donahue got over his playoff yips to have a big night.  The big fella came alive when his team needed him the most.  With the Wizard of Aziz playing with a chip on his shoulder (idk, maybe it had something to do with the All-Star snub), Count It came roaring back behind a 19-4 run in the first 7 minutes of the second half.  Off only hit one bucket in that stretch.  Looks like we found one of the skeletons in their closet, as it became obvious that they're HUGE fans of the rim job they way they were shooting. 

    Even still, the game was just tied, no biggie right? Settle down, get the ball to Hall, have DNyse knock down some shots, they'll be fine, right?!? Well the crisp ball movement of the first half never came back to them, and with just 3 minutes to go in the game, they had still only scored 10 points in the half.  Somehow, they were only down 5.  They had to start fouling, of course, but to help out, Hall started throwing up prayers.  After watching him hit 4 reDONKulous 3s in a row, I now believe in a higher power myself. 

    But despite 14 points in the final 3 minutes, it wasn't enough. The Wizard waved his wand (sword? whatever) and knocked down all his free throws to seal the deal with Finny, who after a huge game last week, didn't score a bucket, but managed to still chip in with 9 crucial points.

    Count It is back in the B1 East finals, is this there season to hang a banner? Only two more games to go! They'll take on the Rangas at 8:50 on Wednesday.  Off, meanwhile, looks like they're on a hiatus for a season.  Recharge those batteries fellas, maybe make a cameo appearance in A1, and we'll see you in the Winter!

    Count It
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Aziz Sayigh314322009778% 3267%
    Ben Green72100004125% 00NA
    Brian Donahue1462300000NA 6233%
    Michael Fritz650000000NA 00NA
    Nick Baum740200022100% 2150%
    Tom Finnegan920000012975% 400%

    Off In Your Face
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Chris Cunningham92610004125% 00NA
    Greg Polin144000007686% 200%
    Jeff Hall2731231000NA 9556%
    Jeff Ruggiero511300000NA 4125%
    Sean Denyse81212006467% 200%

Standings B1 E Spring 2009 Thru Week 17
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
16 Foot 7 Rangas9-10.900L1072.5858.17
2Count It8-20.800L1173.9262.75
3Off In Your Face8-20.800W1169.9259.33
4Fuego Fuego7-30.700W1262.3661.18
5Four Gentiles and a Jew6-40.600W1373.2769.00
6Sullivan's Tap6-40.600L1370.6766.75
7Bone Crushers5-50.500L1478.5071.40
8Joel's Boys5-60.455W1469.0070.00
9Super JaMario5-60.455W1461.4264.42
10Scalopini4-60.400W1561.6068.70
11CAC-N-Ballers2-70.222L7766.4476.89
12Champagne Supernova1-90.100L6858.2069.60
13Straight Cash Homie0-10.000L1945.0059.00
14WTF0-100.000L10961.4088.50
Points Per Game
1Jeff Hall
Off In Your Face
27.83
2Aziz Sayigh
Count It
26.10
3Mike Novak
Joel's Boys
25.78
4Jason Tibbetts
Sullivan's Tap
24.91
5Michael Sweeney
Sullivan's Tap
24.00
6Mario Marotta
Fuego Fuego
23.91
7Mike Cadman
Bone Crushers
22.70

Player Rater
1Bobby Colantonio
Bone Crushers
63.6510
2Jason Tibbetts
Sullivan's Tap
61.4111
3Jeff Hall
Off In Your Face
61.3312
4Aziz Sayigh
Count It
58.8510
5Chancey Santos
Super JaMario
58.2112
6Mike Novak
Joel's Boys
55.509
7Brian Donahue
Count It
55.2010
8Mario Marotta
Fuego Fuego
53.9111
9Chris Sweeney
Sullivan's Tap
52.229
10Matt Kaplan
Four Gentiles and a Jew
51.1411

Rebounds Per Game
1Tom Heffernan
Four Gentiles and a Jew
15.27
2Bobby Colantonio
Bone Crushers
13.10
3Scott Mulholland
6 Foot 7 Rangas
12.91
4Brian Donahue
Count It
12.80
5Vinny DiMento
Four Gentiles and a Jew
12.00
6Chris Cunningham
Off In Your Face
11.64
7Chris Sweeney
Sullivan's Tap
11.56

3s Per Game
1Mario Casal
WTF
3.8931%
2Matt Kaplan
Four Gentiles and a Jew
3.8237%
3Mario Marotta
Fuego Fuego
3.5534%
4Kevin Tang
Bone Crushers
3.2039%
5Mike Cadman
Bone Crushers
3.0034%
6Brad Mulholland
6 Foot 7 Rangas
2.8236%
7Dan Linehan
Four Gentiles and a Jew
2.6441%

Assists Per Game
1Jeff Ruggiero
Off In Your Face
5.91
2Bobby Colantonio
Bone Crushers
5.90
3Chris Sweeney
Sullivan's Tap
5.89
4Matt Kaplan
Four Gentiles and a Jew
5.55
5Chancey Santos
Super JaMario
5.25
6Dan Linehan
Four Gentiles and a Jew
4.82
7Jeff Hall
Off In Your Face
4.25