Fall 2009: B2 5v5 League Champs: Silk Nasties

    As Nasty As They Want To iThreei 9-of-12 From Arc Kills Genzyme In Second Half
    Genzyme 40 Silk Nasties 64

    Silk Nasties (12-1) essentially ran the entire table for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a slice of grandma's apple pie this season and capped off a fantastic run with the very first-ever CAC B2 5v5 title with a 24-point sheleighle-smashing victory over the Genzyme juggernaut. 

    Spencer LeFlem proved he was the regular season MVP for a reason with 14 points, three steals and a game-high seven assists to pick up the most valuable hardware for the finals as well.  Not to be out-done ~ the captain of the newly-minted champs Jay Layman matched LeFlem point-for-point and was outstanding from three-land going 3-of-4 in the second half alone.

    The second half is where it all happened for the Silksters as an ugly first half watched Genzyme (9-4) sputter from all over the court including an abysmal 0-for-8 from three-bee land but still only trailed by a bucket - 16-14 - at the break.

    Doug Bisson (10 points) was the catalyst coming off the bench with big rebound after big rebound to start off the second stanza.  The squad fed off Bisson's eneergy and pulled out to a nine-point lead 29-20 as Steve Barbuto (11 points) and LeFlem snapped back-to-back treys with just over 14 left in regulation. 

    The Nasties Three Party continued and resulted in a 22-8 run led mostly by Layman but it seemed as if the entire team was shooting at a 90% clip as the game wore on.  Nothing even Pat Lawson's game-high 25 points could put a dent in as Lawson heated up big time in the second half but it was too little too late for the proud Gang Green.

    Random Notes:

    • James Porter (Genzyme) injured his ankle with Genzyme trailing 10-8 early in the first half.  Huge loss for the Evil Empire as Porter averaged a stich under 8 points a game with five rebounds.  Porter left the gym to get looked at - here's to hoping his holidays are not ruined. 
    • Polled the Genzyme sqaud after the game ~ basically unanimously thought Jay Layman's dagger's were the difference and he deserved the MVP. I agree - and true to being a captain - he deferred to the player who got him his first CAC B2 title as GM, LeFlem.
    • Rumor has it the B2 5v5 is expanding - and not only that, but to 16 teams and counting?!  Not sure if there is a wait list - but that is impressive that the word is getting out that quick that the B2 5v5 is the place to be. 
    • Genzyme bows out of the B2 5v5 arena with the tough loss.  Maybe back in the spring but Genzyme is shooting for the tougher B1 5v5 on Thursday nights this winter.  Great run fellas.
    • Silk Nasties alter-ego - XJV - are joining the Thirsty Thursday party next season as well after two successful runs in the C 5v5.  Seems like we may have a natural rivalry brewing already.
    • Kimball was in foul trouble midway through the second half adding to his light day in the stats department but it was the usually steady Van Tran that suffered the most with only four points before fouling out with four minutes to play and walked off conceding the victory to the Nasties.  I know Van - it bothered him, but he'll be back. 
    • Scott Mulholland (7 points) would have pulled a three-peat if Genzyme was able to pull it off.  Mulholland won a title in A1 4v4 on Tuesday, took home the banner in B1 4v4 on Wednesday and would have been the first person ever in the CAC (confirmed) to take down three championships in one full season.  A few have two in one season - list too long to type - but no one ever took down three.  Thanks to the Silksters ~ still no one has the three title belts. 

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    Genzyme 40  Silk Nasties 64

    As Nasty As They Want To Three ~ 9-of-12 From Arc Kills Genzyme In Second Half

    Silk Nasties (12-1) essentially ran the entire table for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a slice of grandma's apple pie this season and capped off a fantastic run with the very first-ever CAC B2 5v5 title with a 24-point sheleighle-smashing victory over the Genzyme juggernaut. 

    Spencer LeFlem proved he was the regular season MVP for a reason with 14 points, three steals and a game-high seven assists to pick up the most valuable hardware for the finals as well.  Not to be out-done ~ the captain of the newly-minted champs Jay Layman matched LeFlem point-for-point and was outstanding from three-land going 3-of-4 in the second half alone.

    The second half is where it all happened for the Silksters as an ugly first half watched Genzyme (9-4) sputter from all over the court including an abysmal 0-for-8 from three-bee land but still only trailed by a bucket - 16-14 - at the break.

    Doug Bisson (10 points) was the catalyst coming off the bench with big rebound after big rebound to start off the second stanza.  The squad fed off Bisson's eneergy and pulled out to a nine-point lead 29-20 as Steve Barbuto (11 points) and LeFlem snapped back-to-back treys with just over 14 left in regulation. 

    The Nasties Three Party continued and resulted in a 22-8 run led mostly by Layman but it seemed as if the entire team was shooting at a 90% clip as the game wore on.  Nothing even Pat Lawson's game-high 25 points could put a dent in as Lawson heated up big time in the second half but it was too little too late for the proud Gang Green.

    Random Notes:

    • James Porter (Genzyme) injured his ankle with Genzyme trailing 10-8 early in the first half.  Huge loss for the Evil Empire as Porter averaged a stich under 8 points a game with five rebounds.  Porter left the gym to get looked at - here's to hoping his holidays are not ruined. 
    • Polled the Genzyme sqaud after the game ~ basically unanimously thought Jay Layman's dagger's were the difference and he deserved the MVP. I agree - and true to being a captain - he deferred to the player who got him his first CAC B2 title as GM, LeFlem.
    • Rumor has it the B2 5v5 is expanding - and not only that, but to 16 teams and counting?!  Not sure if there is a wait list - but that is impressive that the word is getting out that quick that the B2 5v5 is the place to be. 
    • Genzyme bows out of the B2 5v5 arena with the tough loss.  Maybe back in the spring but Genzyme is shooting for the tougher B1 5v5 on Thursday nights this winter.  Great run fellas.
    • Silk Nasties alter-ego - XJV - are joining the Thirsty Thursday party next season as well after two successful runs in the C 5v5.  Seems like we may have a natural rivalry brewing already.
    • Kimball was in foul trouble midway through the second half adding to his light day in the stats department but it was the usually steady Van Tran that suffered the most with only four points before fouling out with four minutes to play and walked off conceding the victory to the Nasties.  I know Van - it bothered him, but he'll be back. 
    • Scott Mulholland (7 points) would have pulled a three-peat if Genzyme was able to pull it off.  Mulholland won a title in A1 4v4 on Tuesday, took home the banner in B1 4v4 on Wednesday and would have been the first person ever in the CAC (confirmed) to take down three championships in one full season.  A few have two in one season - list too long to type - but no one ever took down three.  Thanks to the Silksters ~ still no one has the three title belts. 

    Genzyme
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Christopher Harvey420000000NA 00NA
    James Porter020000000NA 100%
    Keith Palos010000000NA 100%
    Matt Peredna011320000NA 00NA
    Pat Lawson253301007457% 7343%
    Scott Mulholland78411103133% 00NA
    Van Tran42131003267% 400%

    Silk Nasties
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brian Kimball455101022100% 00NA
    Doug Bisson1042020000NA 22100%
    James Kopriva411000000NA 100%
    Jay Layman1401310000NA 9444%
    John Carolan742101000NA 100%
    Spencer LeFlem144073004250% 6233%
    Steve Barbuto112020004250% 2150%

Standings B2 5v5 Fall 2009 Thru Week 13
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Runnin' Rebels5-01.000W5474.0055.20
2Silk Nasties9-10.900W8063.5446.15
3Genzyme7-30.700L1258.3151.92
4Steamboats7-30.700W6255.0044.58
5Vicious and Delicious5-50.500L2445.7545.42
6Just the Tip-Offs4-60.400W1546.1849.18
7Sixth Sense3-70.300W2643.7351.09
8Millennium0-50.000L5939.1759.83
9Scalped Tickets0-100.000L10941.4568.18
Points Per Game
1Dave Shapiro
Just the Tip-Offs
19.27
2Pat Lawson
Genzyme
17.50
3Spencer LeFlem
Silk Nasties
14.77
4Jeff York
Millennium
13.50
5Steve Barbuto
Silk Nasties
13.33
6Leng Tang
Steamboats
11.55
7Steve Zavackis
Steamboats
10.82

Player Rater
1Scott Mulholland
Genzyme
49.6312
2Steve Zavackis
Steamboats
44.4511
3Spencer LeFlem
Silk Nasties
39.9213
4Dave Shapiro
Just the Tip-Offs
39.6411
5Pat Lawson
Genzyme
36.8010
6Steve Barbuto
Silk Nasties
32.949
7Dillon McGovern
Scalped Tickets
32.818
8Mike Dinh
Steamboats
32.647
9John Carolan
Silk Nasties
32.5812
10Jason Johnson
Scalped Tickets
31.008
10Jeff York
Millennium
31.008
10Tim Spinney
Sixth Sense
31.009

Rebounds Per Game
1Steve Zavackis
Steamboats
16.55
2Scott Mulholland
Genzyme
15.92
3Brian Kimball
Silk Nasties
10.90
4Jason Johnson
Scalped Tickets
9.75
5Tim Spinney
Sixth Sense
9.33
6 Manu Patten
Sixth Sense
8.78
7Dave Shapiro
Just the Tip-Offs
8.18

3s Per Game
1Dave Shapiro
Just the Tip-Offs
3.3644%
2Spencer LeFlem
Silk Nasties
2.6239%
3Jay Layman
Silk Nasties
2.1833%
3Van Tran
Genzyme
2.1836%
5Mike Hepburn
Vicious and Delicious
2.0036%
5Pat Lawson
Genzyme
2.0033%
7Justin Oppenheimer
Just the Tip-Offs
1.6737%

Assists Per Game
1Matt Peredna
Genzyme
3.73
2Mike Dinh
Steamboats
3.57
3Dillon McGovern
Scalped Tickets
3.25
4Spencer LeFlem
Silk Nasties
3.23
5Jay Layman
Silk Nasties
3.00
6Steve Barbuto
Silk Nasties
2.89
7Van Tran
Genzyme
2.82