Winter 2011: B1 League Champs: 6 Foot 7 Rangas

    RoY-VP Leads Rangas Past Fuego For The B1 Title
    Fuego Fuego 50 6 Foot 7 Rangas 52

    The B1 came to a close tonight as the Rangas and Fuego Fuego battled it out for the title. Each team was full strength for this one making this game as intriguing as ever. RoY was playing his second consecutive game of the night and I was curious how he would come out of the gate.

    RoY of course did not disappoint. He started the game hitting 2 contested 3s giving the Rangas the early lead. In fact, this one was ALL RoY early and often as he drained 3s in bunches giving the Rangas a commanding lead in the opening minutes.

    As for Fuego, they were very out of sync on offense. No one could get shots to fall as SMul really played lockdown defense on the Snow Man. Additionally, Marotta had trouble finding the 3 point stroke and the Rangas made he and Fuego pay by converting on the offense end off of Fuego misses.

    Omar came into the game though eventually and really did a nice job keeping Fuego within breathing room. He provided a nice spark off the bench on offense when Fuego really needed him most. At the break though we had a barnburner, as offense was limited for both teams. Rangas led 26-17 at the break.

    In the 2nd half RoY picked up right where he left off draining 3 after 3. He really took the spirits out of Fuego and the frustration showed midway through the 2nd frame when Snow got T’d up after punting the ball into the ceiling.

    RoY remained on fire and BMul hit a couple of 3s of his own as the lead for the Rangas ballooned to 20 with 8 minutes to go. This one was all but over as the Rangas could feel it.

    Not so fast my friends. Fuego had one last run in them as they really picked up the intensity on defense as desperation set in. Marotta finally got it going and did his best to will Fuego all the way back. Snow also got in the mix hitting a big AND1 and hitting a deep 3 as the Rangas saw their huge lead evaporate within minutes.

    With a few minutes to go Fuego was within 5 and this was all of a sudden a game. Fuego hit a barrage of threes all by Snow, Marotta and Omar as they had done a nice job of climbing back in this one.

    With under a minute to play the Rangas had trouble making their FTs and Fuego was able to capitalize. The game was tied with seconds left and RoY was left free for an open layup. After a slight clock “malfunction” Fuego had the ball down 2 and Marotta got a good look at a half court 3 as time expired, but it rimmed out.

    Congrats to the Rangas for taking the B1 crown this season as this season B1 was very competitive. They should be pleased with the win and the banner. Some things stood out for me though in this game and they should be noted.

    Game Notes:

    What happened to Ty? He was on the bench for virtually the whole second half. Fuego could have used his size down the stretch; I am not sure why he wasn’t in there. Maybe he couldn’t handle the man, the myth the BMul?

    SMul played great defense on Snow all game. Snow really couldn’t ever get it going and I chalk this up to great D by that loser they call SMul.

    Omar should have played more in the first half. Fuego really needed his versatility out there and it showed in the first half.

    RoY, the finals MVP, should be given a lot of credit for really carrying the Rangas on offense. He was the difference in this one straight up and he is well deserving of the MVP award.

    If Fuego had Kap on their team, I have no doubt they would have won this game. He is that good and that cannot be argued. Maybe some day…

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    Fuego Fuego 50  6 Foot 7 Rangas 52

    RoY-VP Leads Rangas Past Fuego For The B1 Title

    The B1 came to a close tonight as the Rangas and Fuego Fuego battled it out for the title. Each team was full strength for this one making this game as intriguing as ever. RoY was playing his second consecutive game of the night and I was curious how he would come out of the gate.

    RoY of course did not disappoint. He started the game hitting 2 contested 3s giving the Rangas the early lead. In fact, this one was ALL RoY early and often as he drained 3s in bunches giving the Rangas a commanding lead in the opening minutes.

    As for Fuego, they were very out of sync on offense. No one could get shots to fall as SMul really played lockdown defense on the Snow Man. Additionally, Marotta had trouble finding the 3 point stroke and the Rangas made he and Fuego pay by converting on the offense end off of Fuego misses.

    Omar came into the game though eventually and really did a nice job keeping Fuego within breathing room. He provided a nice spark off the bench on offense when Fuego really needed him most. At the break though we had a barnburner, as offense was limited for both teams. Rangas led 26-17 at the break.

    In the 2nd half RoY picked up right where he left off draining 3 after 3. He really took the spirits out of Fuego and the frustration showed midway through the 2nd frame when Snow got T’d up after punting the ball into the ceiling.

    RoY remained on fire and BMul hit a couple of 3s of his own as the lead for the Rangas ballooned to 20 with 8 minutes to go. This one was all but over as the Rangas could feel it.

    Not so fast my friends. Fuego had one last run in them as they really picked up the intensity on defense as desperation set in. Marotta finally got it going and did his best to will Fuego all the way back. Snow also got in the mix hitting a big AND1 and hitting a deep 3 as the Rangas saw their huge lead evaporate within minutes.

    With a few minutes to go Fuego was within 5 and this was all of a sudden a game. Fuego hit a barrage of threes all by Snow, Marotta and Omar as they had done a nice job of climbing back in this one.

    With under a minute to play the Rangas had trouble making their FTs and Fuego was able to capitalize. The game was tied with seconds left and RoY was left free for an open layup. After a slight clock “malfunction” Fuego had the ball down 2 and Marotta got a good look at a half court 3 as time expired, but it rimmed out.

    Congrats to the Rangas for taking the B1 crown this season as this season B1 was very competitive. They should be pleased with the win and the banner. Some things stood out for me though in this game and they should be noted.

    Game Notes:

    What happened to Ty? He was on the bench for virtually the whole second half. Fuego could have used his size down the stretch; I am not sure why he wasn’t in there. Maybe he couldn’t handle the man, the myth the BMul?

    SMul played great defense on Snow all game. Snow really couldn’t ever get it going and I chalk this up to great D by that loser they call SMul.

    Omar should have played more in the first half. Fuego really needed his versatility out there and it showed in the first half.

    RoY, the finals MVP, should be given a lot of credit for really carrying the Rangas on offense. He was the difference in this one straight up and he is well deserving of the MVP award.

    If Fuego had Kap on their team, I have no doubt they would have won this game. He is that good and that cannot be argued. Maybe some day…

    Fuego Fuego
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Chris Snow1471113033100% 11100%
    John Thompson72210204375% 100%
    Mario Marotta166010006467% 9444%
    Omar Orriols102032104375% 2150%
    Tim Lampa010000000NA 00NA
    Ty Turner32200106117% 100%

    6 Foot 7 Rangas
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brad Mulholland93200104250% 2150%
    Brian Sundell21220006233% 00NA
    Jay Henry000000000NA 00NA
    John Mulholland11300002150% 00NA
    Josh Mahoney010000000NA 00NA
    Scott Mulholland47131305240% 00NA
    Tom Kahana3640020011873% 15853%

Standings B1 W11 Thru Week 12
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Momenta8-10.889W1071.7364.60
26 Foot 7 Rangas7-20.778W4162.5062.36
3Fuego Fuego7-20.778W2173.9265.25
4Yacht Rock7-20.778L1178.9167.90
5The Four Locos6-30.667W2268.9057.50
6Floor Essence5-40.556W1363.5062.10
7NE Cryogenics Center4-50.444W1459.5664.50
8Heavy Hitters3-60.333L1566.4071.30
9Mountain Top3-60.333L2551.1359.11
10Sleeping Garys2-70.222L1650.5050.89
11Sin City Shooters1-80.111L2763.3378.44
12The Drain Gang1-80.111L8753.1170.56
Points Per Game
1Lew Finnegan
Momenta
28.63
2Adam Polansky
Momenta
27.67
3Justin Woodworth
The Four Locos
25.86
4Tom Kahana
6 Foot 7 Rangas
25.00
4Bryan Bingham
Sin City Shooters
25.00
6Jon Mazzone
Yacht Rock
24.78
7Mario Marotta
Fuego Fuego
23.17

Player Rater
1Lew Finnegan
Momenta
75.138
2Jon Mazzone
Yacht Rock
71.289
3Jon Press
Yacht Rock
63.388
4Adam Polansky
Momenta
63.179
5Bryan Bingham
Sin City Shooters
54.789
6Eric Nordstrom
Heavy Hitters
54.6010
7Tom Kahana
6 Foot 7 Rangas
50.679
8Ed Finn
Yacht Rock
49.8510
9Tristan Delaney
The Drain Gang
47.568
10Scott Mulholland
6 Foot 7 Rangas
47.5511

Rebounds Per Game
1Eric Nordstrom
Heavy Hitters
16.00
2Jon Mazzone
Yacht Rock
14.11
3Lew Finnegan
Momenta
14.00
4Scott Mulholland
6 Foot 7 Rangas
12.36
5Jon Press
Yacht Rock
11.50
6Adam Polansky
Momenta
11.44
7Tristan Delaney
The Drain Gang
11.38

3s Per Game
1Chris Hall
Heavy Hitters
4.7042%
2Tom Kahana
6 Foot 7 Rangas
4.6739%
3Adam Polansky
Momenta
4.2251%
4Justin Woodworth
The Four Locos
4.1462%
5Jon Mazzone
Yacht Rock
4.0039%
5Mario Marotta
Fuego Fuego
4.0041%
7Brad Mulholland
6 Foot 7 Rangas
3.3646%

Assists Per Game
1Jon Mazzone
Yacht Rock
6.89
2Jon Press
Yacht Rock
6.63
3Lew Finnegan
Momenta
6.00
4Ed Finn
Yacht Rock
5.30
5Adam Polansky
Momenta
4.78
6Tom Kahana
6 Foot 7 Rangas
4.67
7Bobby Kemple
The Four Locos
4.00