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 69  Scalped Tickets 54

    Van Tran's Second Half Surge Pulls Tickets

    With this being a week or so late - the memory is sketchy for pre-game and post-game nuggetts so I am literally just going to paste together the random notes I took as the game progressed:

    Erin Johnson (10 points, three steals) showing she belongs with the boys and is really giving the backcourt for the Tickets fits.  Every week Johnson is getting more comfy in the offense and feeling her shot out for Genzyme.

    McGovern is cleaning up the assists with three quickly in the first 8 minutes of play as Genzyme is struggling from three land going 1-of-6 with Pat Lawson contributing the 0-3 donut.  Sloppy play early on has Genzyme only up three midway through the first half, 13-10.  As hard as McGovern is dishing - Delsesto is working the glass keeping the Tickets close.

    GUSTAV with the tear drop jumper ties it all up at 24 with four minutes to play!  We have a game tonight!  Is Genzyme taking the Tickets too lightly?  No Scott Mulholland is hurting the Gang Green on the glass but Lawson comes up with a big theft and converts on the other end at the buzzer and Zyme holds a slim 20-28 lead at the break.

    Rip Van Tran scores all 10 of his points in the second half and is the major difference in the second half as Genzyme pulls away with the 15-point win.  Tickets were in the game till the 9-minute mark of the second half (48-46) when a Lawson three-bee sparked a mini 9-0 run for Genzyme to close the door on the Tickets.  Van The Man scores his first Tommy Point in the process as well.  Genzyme needs Van in the playoffs if they want to make a long run.   

    Genzyme
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Christopher Harvey1324000000NA 4125%
    Erin Johnson100023002150% 4125%
    Keith Palos843120000NA 200%
    Matt Peredna21231020000NA 00NA
    Pat Lawson261042120100% 9444%
    Pradeep Mammen000100000NA 100%
    Van Tran1031620000NA 7229%

    Scalped Tickets
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    David DelSesto897120000NA 00NA
    Dillon McGovern55293102150% 3133%
    Gustave Hebert1212210000NA 12217%
    Jesse Pugh1092220022100% 400%
    Kenji Foster631000000NA 00NA
    Nathan Fuller412210000NA 100%
    Torin Crissey903001000NA 11100%

    Silk Nasties 58  Sixth Sense 41

    10-0 Run Simply Too Nasty for Sixth Sense

    In his first game back from a major leg injury, Barbuto the Barbarian dropped a game high 23 points including eight of the team's first 15 points as Silk Nasties continue their march to the regular season title in the first year of the B2 5v5. 

    15-9 right off the bat thanks to Barbuto but before you know it the Sense make a run and I can't put my finger on it but it's only 22-17 even with Barbuto's hot hand. Sixth Sense really making the first half interesting until a devasting 11-2 run in the last five minutes of the first half is capped off by Jay Layman (nine points) at the buzzer for the 33-19 lead at the break.

    Ruben Vega - the quiet brother of loud mouth Rollie - is making this a game again with his outside shooting.  Ruben finished 2-of-3 from three land and should have shot more with his team trailing.  Spencer LeFlem had his first pedestrian game and finally hit a three after starting 0-for-4 to get Nasties out in front by double digits for the first time all game, 38-26, with 12 minutes left in regulation.

    Losing a little respect for The Barbarian as he is cheery picking with his team up big down the stretch - but a win is a win and the Nasties will take it any way thy get it.

    Silk Nasties
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brian Kimball2530110400% 00NA
    Doug Bisson43001003267% 00NA
    Jay Layman92030002150% 7229%
    John Carolan1300237044100% 2150%
    Spencer LeFlem7856200200% 5120%
    Steve Barbuto238121008788% 5240%

    Sixth Sense
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Manu Patten135611404125% 100%
    Ruben Vega1431010000NA 3267%
    Mario Carranza001100000NA 00NA
    Ronaldo Vega935301000NA 6117%
    Scott Hazzard032120000NA 400%
    Sean Rahim10000002150% 00NA
    Taha Jennings420010022100% 100%
    Tim Spinney063110000NA 200%

    Vicious and Delicious 61  Just the Tip-Offs 24

    Vicious Shocks Tip-Offs with 37-point Win

    I'll be honest - I didn't see this one coming.  In fact I think I had the Tip-Offs favored in this one, but this was over right from the start.

    V&D jumped out to an 11-point lead and had four players in double digits including Sam Wagner's 11 points off the bench.  Despite missing Stu Sirois, Mike Hepburn and Damien Melvin each chipped in 15 points while Brett Thatcher had a career night with a game-high 17 points.  Shapiro is being held in check all night long and has only 5 points at the break with the Tip-Offs reeling with a 23-11 deficit.

    What is this?  Wagner for 3?  Big man snaps the twine and if this continues - the fat lady will be signing shortly.  ALL BAD as the Heights pull a 19-5 run to open the second half and close the books.

    Random Notes:

    • V&D roll in with a few chicks.  This is highly recommended for Thirsty Thursday.  Women make things a whole lot easier to handle when hanging out with all you degenerates...    

    Vicious and Delicious
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brett Thatcher175411007571% 22100%
    Damian Melvin1552210000NA 33100%
    Geoff Mueller001000000NA 00NA
    Mark Maglio071110000NA 300%
    Mike Hepburn1511012000NA 7571%
    Ryan Murphy2320000200% 100%
    Sam Wagner117400003267% 11100%
    Taylor Wishman030010000NA 00NA

    Just the Tip-Offs
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Ben Goldhaber000000000NA 300%
    Billy Swerdlick4210000200% 00NA
    Dave Shapiro106320003133% 4125%
    Eric Siegel520000000NA 2150%
    Jason Brenner010000000NA 100%
    Jayme Mendal520000000NA 2150%
    Justin Oppenheimer0110000000NA 400%

    Millennium 55  Steamboats 59

    Steamboats Survive Millennium Take Over Bid

    The Steamboats eeked out a four-point win in a game they never led until the 2:50 mark of the second half on 19 points from Martin Yuan. 

    Jeff York had a game-high 23 points and almost handled the win all on his own but his effort just feel short.  York started the game with four points and five rebounds in the first four minutes of play.  But Millennium is not taking my pre-game advice to shut down Leng Tang.  Tang is having his way early on along with two steals.

    Sanjev banker give Millennium a 16-10 lead and the Steamboats really miss BAGZ tonight on the glass.  York steps up and hits a three-bee.  Where is Thuy now with his bets?  I would be rolling in beer already as The Corporation leads 33-19 at the break.  That's right - the Steamies are losing by 14 to a team without a win yet. 

    But Yuan aint going out like that.  Too often Yuan defers to his teammates for scoring but tonight he scores 16 of his 19 in the second half alone and despite Erin Braun's fantastic night on the boards - Millennium just falls short of their first win of the season.

    Millennium
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brian Burrows451110022100% 00NA
    Eric Braun8141102044100% 100%
    Jeff York237350004250% 3133%
    Jose Espaillat221310000NA 200%
    Manny Espaillat4000000200% 00NA
    Sanjeev Oghra700010000NA 11100%
    Tiago Garrido7103110200% 2150%

    Steamboats
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    David Tang1010100022100% 3267%
    Jesse Rumble0061100400% 200%
    Leng Tang101053003267% 00NA
    Martin Yuan196013104375% 8450%
    Ricky Ng000000000NA 00NA
    Thuy Nguyen76254004250% 100%
    Will Yuan32110002150% 00NA

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%
3Van Tran
Genzyme
2.1836%
3Jay Layman
Silk Nasties
2.1833%
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