Spring 2011: B1 League Champs: Killa Beez

    Whalen Leads Balanced KillaBeez Team to Championship
    KillaBeez 77 Tiger Blood 50

    0-4.

    1-5.

    These were the KillaBeez records after 4 and 6 games respectively. While they were undoubtedly talented, their record suggested a team that would end up fighting for a playoff spot rather than fighting for a championship.

    Turns out that they were just waiting to turn it on.

    After a week 6 loss to the Paper Champs, the Beez didn\'t lose again, rattling off 7 wins in a row to win the B1 title in impressive fashion. As they were for most of their spirited run, they were keyed in the title game by guard Donnie Whalen.

    Tiger Blood (a team that had made an impressive and improbable run of its own to get to this game) had no answer for his array of step-backs and swooping drives. They also had no answer for Siaffa Golaiffe\'s inside-out game, and the two combined for 18 first half points. Tiger Blood hung around largely on the strength of Drew Legare\'s overall play, and had narrowed the lead to 34-27 with a couple minutes left in the first half. If they could put together a little run, we might have had a game on our hands.

    Instead, Demetri Dardy stepped up and nailed two huge threes in a row to push the lead to 13, and it was never again in single digits. He later added another 3 (finishing a perfect 3-3 from deep), keying an excellent 8-13 team performance from downtown.

    The Beez raced out to a 44-31 halftime lead on the strength of their defense and balance -- every member of their team scored at least once in the half. In the second, it was Whalen and Golaiffe again, with the latter hitting 3 straight difficult turnarounds from the right baseline. The unguardable shots pretty much drove a stake in the heart of Tiger Blood.

    For their part, TB never gave up. Kyle Ross continued to get into the lane en route to 12 points, Ryans Cadman and McClean nailed two big three pointers, and Mike Cadman did a little bit of everything. Legare tried to put the team on his back, scoring a game high 26 and pulling down 12 boards, but his efforts weren\'t enough to make this game close.

    For the Beez, Whalen and Golaiffe were supported primarily by Oba Lewis (10 points, 6 boards) and Marquis Masse (9 and 5). Their combined efforts led to an impressive turnaround in what seemed like it might be a lost season.

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    KillaBeez 77  Tiger Blood 50

    Whalen Leads Balanced KillaBeez Team to Championship

    0-4.

    1-5.

    These were the KillaBeez records after 4 and 6 games respectively. While they were undoubtedly talented, their record suggested a team that would end up fighting for a playoff spot rather than fighting for a championship.

    Turns out that they were just waiting to turn it on.

    After a week 6 loss to the Paper Champs, the Beez didn't lose again, rattling off 7 wins in a row to win the B1 title in impressive fashion. As they were for most of their spirited run, they were keyed in the title game by guard Donnie Whalen.

    Tiger Blood (a team that had made an impressive and improbable run of its own to get to this game) had no answer for his array of step-backs and swooping drives. They also had no answer for Siaffa Golaiffe's inside-out game, and the two combined for 18 first half points. Tiger Blood hung around largely on the strength of Drew Legare's overall play, and had narrowed the lead to 34-27 with a couple minutes left in the first half. If they could put together a little run, we might have had a game on our hands.

    Instead, Demetri Dardy stepped up and nailed two huge threes in a row to push the lead to 13, and it was never again in single digits. He later added another 3 (finishing a perfect 3-3 from deep), keying an excellent 8-13 team performance from downtown.

    The Beez raced out to a 44-31 halftime lead on the strength of their defense and balance -- every member of their team scored at least once in the half. In the second, it was Whalen and Golaiffe again, with the latter hitting 3 straight difficult turnarounds from the right baseline. The unguardable shots pretty much drove a stake in the heart of Tiger Blood.

    For their part, TB never gave up. Kyle Ross continued to get into the lane en route to 12 points, Ryans Cadman and McClean nailed two big three pointers, and Mike Cadman did a little bit of everything. Legare tried to put the team on his back, scoring a game high 26 and pulling down 12 boards, but his efforts weren't enough to make this game close.

    For the Beez, Whalen and Golaiffe were supported primarily by Oba Lewis (10 points, 6 boards) and Marquis Masse (9 and 5). Their combined efforts led to an impressive turnaround in what seemed like it might be a lost season.

    KillaBeez
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Demetri Dardy9603000200% 33100%
    Donnie Whalen203381002150% 4125%
    Karl Magloire420000000NA 00NA
    Marquis Masse92311107571% 100%
    MIKE GOLAFAIE511010000NA 2150%
    Oba Lewis1024010000NA 00NA
    SIAFFA GOLAFAIE1941210000NA 4375%

    Tiger Blood
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Drew Legare266631008675% 100%
    Kyle Ross121110006350% 4125%
    Mike Cadman521010000NA 3133%
    Russel Call11111102150% 00NA
    Ryan Cadman320000000NA 11100%
    Ryan McLean321000000NA 11100%

Standings B1 S11 Thru Week 13
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Paper Champs9-01.000W9082.6463.91
2Freaks & Geeks7-30.700L1258.9256.50
3Fuego Dat Dirty Money4-20.667W1569.6760.50
4Warrior Country6-30.667L1375.2066.90
5\"Im Rob Vigneau\"6-40.600W1373.2767.00
6KillaBeez5-50.500W4465.3861.69
7Tiger Blood3-60.333W1662.4265.58
8Ball Don't Lie2-70.222L4742.2060.40
93 Finger Minimum2-80.200W1757.1866.55
10STATE2-80.200L3749.6066.30
Points Per Game
1Joey Lokitus
Freaks & Geeks
29.63
2Greg Polin
STATE
26.90
3Drew Legare
Tiger Blood
26.00
4Jon Press
Paper Champs
24.50
5Mike Greer
Warrior Country
23.56
6Marc LeBlanc
Warrior Country
23.14
7Jon Mazzone
Paper Champs
22.67

Player Rater
1Drew Legare
Tiger Blood
63.068
2Joey Lokitus
Freaks & Geeks
62.948
3Jon Mazzone
Paper Champs
62.729
4Mike Greer
Warrior Country
58.899
5Jon Press
Paper Champs
56.388
6Greg Polin
STATE
54.0510
7Zarmon McCray
\"Im Rob Vigneau\"
46.6411
8Michael Sweeney
\"Im Rob Vigneau\"
45.0510
9Donnie Whalen
KillaBeez
44.388
10Tom Kahana
Paper Champs
43.6510

Rebounds Per Game
1Jon Mazzone
Paper Champs
15.44
2Drew Legare
Tiger Blood
13.38
3Bob Morong
3 Finger Minimum
12.82
4Greg Polin
STATE
12.30
5Joey Lokitus
Freaks & Geeks
11.38
6Mike Greer
Warrior Country
11.11
7Craig Henricksen
\"Im Rob Vigneau\"
9.80

3s Per Game
1Marc LeBlanc
Warrior Country
3.8647%
2Joey Lokitus
Freaks & Geeks
3.6341%
3Tom Kahana
Paper Champs
3.1041%
4Jon Mazzone
Paper Champs
3.0035%
5Mike Cadman
Tiger Blood
2.6733%
6Mike Greer
Warrior Country
2.3338%
7Michael Sweeney
\"Im Rob Vigneau\"
2.3037%

Assists Per Game
1Tom Kahana
Paper Champs
4.90
2Jon Press
Paper Champs
4.63
2Donnie Whalen
KillaBeez
4.63
4Drew Legare
Tiger Blood
4.50
5Ed Finn
Paper Champs
4.20
6Jon Mazzone
Paper Champs
4.00
7Mike D'Alelio
Warrior Country
3.88