Fall 2011: B2 5v5 League Champs: Steamboats

    The Steamboats Show and Prove by taking the B2 5v5 East in thriller against Upstate Connection
    Upstate Connection 41 Steamboats 48

    One thing that has proven true in my experience watching games at CAC, is that depth, not only in talent, but also in numbers always seems to take the cake. The Steamboats had 9 players for this game, and often during the season they had 10 or more players and that has helped significantly. They always seem to have fresh players off the bench, on top of having talent and focus. The Steamboats came into the playoffs as the #1 seed and they proved in this game why they were the best of the division.

    Leng Tang was the Steamboats leading scorer with 11 points. That should speak loudly as to how they are the most selfless team in the league and spread the ball the best. Kemp Fleming had a strong game, scoring 8 points and grabbing 8 rebounds. Chris Mackay was limited to only 7 points in this one, but Steamboats were able to prevail despite not having Mackay’s three-point stroke on. Randall Yee also helped out with 7 points. This game went into halftime tied and it was an excellent matchup.

    This was an outstanding defensive performance by both teams. The steamboats had 8 steals while Upstate Connection had 7. Both Bill Warren and Trevor Koob each had 2 blocked shots. Koob had a double-double with 10 and 10. Keith Thompson, who has given it all every game this season, once again came through with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Upstate Connection usually can rely on Dan McNamara’s deep shot, and Scott Green’s offensive onslaught. Both Green and McNamara were off big time in this game. The Steamboats were able to push through and take the victory.

    Halftime:

    Steamboats-20

    Upstate-20

    Final:

    Steamboats-48

    Upstate-41

    Game MVP- Leng Tang

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    Double Dribble Dragons 50  Hurricane Ditka 69

    Hurricane Ditka pulls away in second half to remain undefeated

    With Zak Nabulsi not showing up until 13 minutes left in the game Hurricane Ditka had to resort to alternative options and a more fundamental oriented style of play. Bisi Udokwu came out roaring in this game scoring a game-high 34 points, keeping him as the league leading scorer at over 27 points a game. The surprise of the night was Tom McSharry coming through with a double-double who scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Even though the Double Dribble Dragons were able to stay in the game, only trailing by three points at half, they didn’t utilize a go to man on the offensive end.

    Double Dribble Dragons never drive to the hold, fortunately they have some solid shooters. Ian So hit 4 three pointers and big man Nick Weng hit several 14-foot jumpshots. Their inability to rebound and being a much more finesse team opposed to the physical style that Hurricane Ditka plays kept them from making a legitimate run at this game in the second half.

    Ike Andesy once again contributed with 8 rebounds. Chad Taylor and D.J. Hill had three assist a piece. DDD had a bit of help from Kevin Lau who scored 10 points.Hurricane Ditka is now 4-0 and are one of the two teams still without a loss (Steamboats). I look forward to the two of those teams matching up.

     

    Score at Half

    HD- 29

    DDD-26

    Final Score

    HD-69

    DDD-50

    Player of the Game: Bisi Udokwu

    Double Dribble Dragons
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Andrew Keefe021000000NA 100%
    Ian So1200000000NA 12433%
    Jerry Chu241101000NA 200%
    Kelvin Rachu610000000NA 5240%
    Kevin Lau1041011000NA 4250%
    Randal Sklar200110000NA 00NA
    Rich Fang010100000NA 100%

    Hurricane Ditka
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Bisi Odokwu347421008450% 600%
    Chad Taylor4203210200% 00NA
    DJ Hill422340000NA 200%
    Ike Andesy244001000NA 100%
    Mark Keck210010000NA 00NA
    Tom McSharry1810211006467% 5360%
    Zak Nabulsi210000000NA 100%

    Millenium 41  Upstate Connection 86

    Millennium falls to 0-4, as short-handedness continues to plague their season

    Millennium showed up with only 4 players, and needed others to stand in for this game. As usual they were unable to use subs to get the breather that their players need. Upstate Connection fully took advantage of Millennium not having their leading scorer Fernando Rosario and exploded to a 20-2 start to the game. Pernell Reid, Scott Green, and Trevor Koob combined for 72 points. Reid added 12 boards, Green dished off 4 assists and snagged 3 steals, and Koob pulled down 10 rebounds as well. The highlight of this game was Upstate’s Dan McNamara playmaking ability, who dished off 10 assists, which is the leagues top assist performance of the season. McNamara’s performance seemed to overshadow Keith Thompson’s outstanding game with 5 assists and 3 steals to go with his 7 points.

    Kalin Mitchell once again had a big game and seemed to have to over-exert himself as he has each game without the ability to have any rest. Mitchell scored 15 points, 10 rebounds and had 3 steals. Newcomer Alex Lada shot up some big time bricks, going 0 for 5 from three in his debut. Upstate Connection ran away with this game 86-41.

    In order for Millennium to have any hope in this league they are gonna need to add a couple guys to their roster. There is no question they have some talented players but without the ability to get subbed out they won’t be able to compete.

     

    Score at Half

    Upstate Connection 46

    Millennium 14

    Final Score

    Upstate 86

    Millennium 41

    Player of the game: Scott Green

    Millenium
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Eric Braun461002000NA 200%
    Kalin Mitchell1546231022100% 4125%
    Tiago Garrido521000000NA 3133%

    Upstate Connection
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Dan McNamara7101020000NA 2150%
    Pernell Reid20111000000NA 00NA
    Scott Green2930430022100% 4250%
    Trevor Koob227301006233% 300%

    44 Minutes of Hell 52  Steamboats 64

    Fleming’s Double-Double Cruises the Steamboats to 4-0

    The Steamboats had four players in double figures this game and completely out-played 44 Minutes of Hell. Kemp Fleming led the way with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Mike Dinh of the Steamboats matched Fleming’s 16 points and also grabbed 10 rebounds. 44 Minutes of Hell did have an incredible defensive showcase out of Mark LeMarbre who had 7 steals and a block. LeMarbre also scored 17 points. Brendan McGuirk hit two 3-pointers and had six boards.

    The Steamboats limited themselves to only nine 3-point attempts, but shot 6 of 9. Chris Mackay’s aggressive play was critical for the Steamboats win. Mackay scored 10 points, grabbed 6 boards, and had 3 steals. Randal Ye also scored 10 points. 44 Minutes really didn’t have a second option. Brian Peckril did score 10 points for 44 minutes of Hell but at the end of the day the Steamboats out-shot and out-rebounded to move quickly past 44 minutes of Hell.

    Next week, October 13 will be the face-off of the undefeated between the Steamboats and Hurricane Ditka. Its on!!!.

    Halftime Score:

    Steamboats: 31

    44 Minutes of Hell: 28

    Final Score:

    Steamboats: 64                                                                                            44 Minutes of Hell: 52

    Player of the Game: Kemp Fleming

    44 Minutes of Hell
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brendan Jackson500000000NA 3133%
    Brendan McGuirk661000000NA 7229%
    Brian Peckril102000003267% 100%
    Brian Robb010000000NA 100%
    David Robb040000000NA 00NA
    John Rodier731100022100% 11100%
    Mark LeMarbre174107106350% 4250%
    Tom McIntyre621101000NA 200%

    Steamboats
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Chris MacKay10600300200% 4250%
    David Tang10100002150% 00NA
    Kemp Fleming16841100200% 00NA
    Leng Tang210121000NA 00NA
    Martin Yuan310110000NA 2150%
    Mike Dinh165520102150% 11100%
    Randall Yee1000100000NA 22100%
    Thuy Nguyen420000000NA 00NA

    Touch Me and I\'ll Soo 49  Minus 1 Cuban 56

    Someone’s Gotta Win! Winless squads face off to seek out win #1

    I’ve gotta say that every time I have seen each of these teams play I always think they are great teams. For these two teams to come into this game without a win is very surprising to me. Boris Perlovsky of Minus 1 Cuban always brings the intensity. I haven’t seen any other player in the league with as much hustle. In this game Perlovsky scored 9 points, had two steals, two blocks, and three rebounds. Minus 1 Cuban started off a bit slow, trailing by three at half, but Thomas Neufeld played his best game of the season scoring 14 points and a game high 15 rebounds which enabled M1C to walk away victorious for the first time this season.

    This was a game highlighted by defense with Jack Sheehan of M1C and Jon Salalayko of Touch Me and I’ll Soo each having 4 steals. Touch Me and I’ll Soo shot very well, hitting 9 of 22 three’s. Andy Ong shot 3 of 9 from downtown and finished with 13 points. Evan Greenspan, Kevin Crowley, and Jon Salalayko each hit two 3-pointers. James Ciarleglio stepped his game up big time scoring 16 points and grabbing 2 steals for M1C. Ross Attfield was very helpful in this victory by scoring 7 points and grabbing 8 boards. Now that M1C is in the win column I think their season is about to take a big turn for the better.

    Halftime Score

    Touch Me and I’ll Soo: 25

    Minus 1 Cuban: 22

    Final Score:

    Minus 1 Cuban: 56

    Touch Me and I’ll Soo: 49

    Player of the Game: Thomas Neufeld

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    Touch Me and I\'ll Soo
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Andy Ong1330001000NA 9333%
    Evan Greenspan861110000NA 3267%
    Jeff Soo400100000NA 200%
    Jon Salalayko840000000NA 3267%
    Kevin Crowley1293021000NA 4250%
    Pierre Thelusma230110000NA 00NA
    Sam Gabrielli251010000NA 100%

    Minus 1 Cuban
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Boris Perlovsky93002205240% 2150%
    Geoff Sylvester2311010200% 00NA
    Jack Sheehan831140000NA 7229%
    James Ciarleglio163112003267% 8225%
    Ross Attfield762010000NA 4125%
    Thomas Neufeld14114300044100% 00NA

Standings B2 5v5 East F11 Thru Week 12
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Steamboats8-10.889W4061.5848.58
2Hurricane Ditka7-20.778L1156.0050.70
344 Minutes of Hell6-30.667W2257.1853.73
4Upstate Connection6-30.667L2259.4249.58
5Minus 1 Cuban4-50.444W2450.1051.00
6Double Dribble Dragons3-60.333L3550.3055.20
7Millenium2-70.222W1651.0062.64
8Touch Me and I\'ll Soo0-90.000L9847.2065.10
Points Per Game
1Fernando Rosario
Millenium
23.30
2Bisi Odokwu
Hurricane Ditka
23.00
3Scott Green
Upstate Connection
17.91
4Zak Nabulsi
Hurricane Ditka
17.25
5Luis Luciano
Millenium
13.67
6Chris MacKay
Steamboats
13.45
7Kemp Fleming
Steamboats
13.09

Player Rater
1Bisi Odokwu
Hurricane Ditka
41.147
2Fernando Rosario
Millenium
39.5010
3Ben Gaskell
Upstate Connection
35.437
4Trevor Koob
Upstate Connection
33.339
5Zak Nabulsi
Hurricane Ditka
31.948
6Chris MacKay
Steamboats
30.2311
7Kalin Mitchell
Millenium
29.9511
8Mark LeMarbre
44 Minutes of Hell
29.899
9Kemp Fleming
Steamboats
29.1811
10Ike Andesy
Hurricane Ditka
28.948

Rebounds Per Game
1Ben Gaskell
Upstate Connection
11.43
2Derek Hand
Minus 1 Cuban
10.43
3Trevor Koob
Upstate Connection
9.33
4Ike Andesy
Hurricane Ditka
9.13
5Kalin Mitchell
Millenium
8.82
6Kemp Fleming
Steamboats
8.55
7Bisi Odokwu
Hurricane Ditka
7.71

3s Per Game
1Ian So
Double Dribble Dragons
3.1044%
2Zak Nabulsi
Hurricane Ditka
3.0055%
3Chris MacKay
Steamboats
2.8246%
4Andy Ong
Touch Me and I\'ll Soo
2.2545%
5Fernando Rosario
Millenium
2.2033%
6Brendan McGuirk
44 Minutes of Hell
2.1833%
7Kelvin Rachu
Double Dribble Dragons
2.0032%

Assists Per Game
1DJ Hill
Hurricane Ditka
2.50
2Dan McNamara
Upstate Connection
2.36
3Zak Nabulsi
Hurricane Ditka
1.75
4Zachary Parker
Upstate Connection
1.67
5John Rodier
44 Minutes of Hell
1.60
6Ben Gaskell
Upstate Connection
1.57
7Scott Green
Upstate Connection
1.27