Spring 2012: B2 5v5 League Champs: Just the Tip-Offs

    Tip-offs complete a perfect season
    Just the Tip-Offs 62 Tyrannosaurus Rhett 48

    It all came down to the Finals in the B2 North, one more chance to challenge Just the Tip-offs and prevent them from coasting to a second consecutive regional title. T-Rhett was up for that challenge and things got chippy early with a whole slew of fouls on both sides. The game plan seemed to be to make things physical and keep things in the paint so that TR could use their superior size and when M.Pignatelli found his cousin Ben for a lay-up they had the game tied at 14 early on.

    The Tips were finding offense through Matt Leoni’s 3pt shooting, and with his own shot going a bit cold Mark Schulze just looked for Leoni on the perimeter. He hit a 3 + the foul to make it 24-18 and went 3-5 from deep in the first half.  The Tips were taking it into the lane too but they were repeatedly blocked on their way to the rim (6 in the first half). Rhett himself came up with a nice block from behind and TR managed to keep it close, down 22-26 at halftime.

    In the second half “The Kid” (as Keith calls him) Mark Schulze started to go IN to the tune of 10 straight points and a 10-0 run all by his self. He picked off passes, blocked shots and went coast to coast a couple of times in an effort to show why he earned the MVP in the B2 North. TR could not respond and couldn’t even score for the first 6 minutes of the 2nd half until MP hit a 3. Then Matt Schulze came right back with a 3 of his own and it looked like the wind went of T-Rhett’s sails.

    How-e-va the scrappy old guys of TR kept fighting and when Dan Mortara hit a 3 + grabbed a Tommy Point with a tough steal they had cut the lead to 9 (37-46). Christian True Ground hit a 3 a few minutes later and it was 40-48, but it would get no closer. From that point on the Tips went on another 10-0 run through effortless ball movement and superior speed on the break. Eventually Medley picked off two long passes and the resulting lay-ups were the final nail in TR’s coffin. This was Just the Tips league to lose all year but they got the job done- best of luck in the Unification Final Four and hope they smoke those ‘not clever’ bitches from the B2 South.

    Finals MVP: Mark Schulze 17 pts, 8 rebs, 6 asts, 4 stls, 3 blks

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    Tip-offs complete a perfect season

    It all came down to the Finals in the B2 North, one more chance to challenge Just the Tip-offs and prevent them from coasting to a second consecutive regional title. T-Rhett was up for that challenge and things got chippy early with a whole slew of fouls on both sides. The game plan seemed to be to make things physical and keep things in the paint so that TR could use their superior size and when M.Pignatelli found his cousin Ben for a lay-up they had the game tied at 14 early on.

    The Tips were finding offense through Matt Leoni’s 3pt shooting, and with his own shot going a bit cold Mark Schulze just looked for Leoni on the perimeter. He hit a 3 + the foul to make it 24-18 and went 3-5 from deep in the first half.  The Tips were taking it into the lane too but they were repeatedly blocked on their way to the rim (6 in the first half). Rhett himself came up with a nice block from behind and TR managed to keep it close, down 22-26 at halftime.

    In the second half “The Kid” (as Keith calls him) Mark Schulze started to go IN to the tune of 10 straight points and a 10-0 run all by his self. He picked off passes, blocked shots and went coast to coast a couple of times in an effort to show why he earned the MVP in the B2 North. TR could not respond and couldn’t even score for the first 6 minutes of the 2nd half until MP hit a 3. Then Matt Schulze came right back with a 3 of his own and it looked like the wind went of T-Rhett’s sails.

    How-e-va the scrappy old guys of TR kept fighting and when Dan Mortara hit a 3 + grabbed a Tommy Point with a tough steal they had cut the lead to 9 (37-46). Christian True Ground hit a 3 a few minutes later and it was 40-48, but it would get no closer. From that point on the Tips went on another 10-0 run through effortless ball movement and superior speed on the break. Eventually Medley picked off two long passes and the resulting lay-ups were the final nail in TR’s coffin. This was Just the Tips league to lose all year but they got the job done- best of luck in the Unification Final Four and hope they smoke those ‘not clever’ bitches from the B2 South.

    Finals MVP: Mark Schulze 17 pts, 8 rebs, 6 asts, 4 stls, 3 blks

    Just the Tip-Offs
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Ben Goldhaber010000000NA 100%
    Dave Shapiro144201104375% 3133%
    John Medley2622200200% 00NA
    Mark Schulze177164306350% 500%
    Matt Leoni9500000100% 7343%
    Matt Schulze830210000NA 22100%
    Mike Smith133211004375% 00NA

    Tyrannosaurus Rhett
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Ben Pignatelli94210105240% 3133%
    Christian True Ground1113100000NA 8338%
    Dan Mortara301110000NA 2150%
    Lonn Drucker41220104250% 00NA
    Mark Pignatelli136042106233% 5120%
    Rhett Richard010101000NA 00NA
    Rhett Richard010101000NA 00NA
    T.J. Compagnone85210202150% 5120%

Standings B2 5v5 North S12 Thru Week 11
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Just the Tip-Offs9-01.000W9057.8239.00
2New Era Baker Bulldogs5-40.556W1445.0043.70
3Tyrannosaurus Rhett4-40.500L1548.4050.90
4The John Hancocks4-50.444L1549.4048.60
5Purple Parrots3-60.333W1633.0040.33
6Hassbergson's Guillotine1-70.125L7827.6344.75
Points Per Game
1Mark Schulze
Just the Tip-Offs
20.57
2Mark Pignatelli
Tyrannosaurus Rhett
15.44
3Omar Swei
New Era Baker Bulldogs
14.78
4John Dahlstrom
The John Hancocks
12.75
5Alex Levine
New Era Baker Bulldogs
11.67
6Christian True Ground
Tyrannosaurus Rhett
11.00
7Matt Leoni
Just the Tip-Offs
10.88

Player Rater
1Mark Schulze
Just the Tip-Offs
52.867
2John Dahlstrom
The John Hancocks
45.068
3Omar Swei
New Era Baker Bulldogs
41.569
4Mark Pignatelli
Tyrannosaurus Rhett
39.619
5Matt Leoni
Just the Tip-Offs
34.388
6Nicholas Coleman
Purple Parrots
33.577
7Will Liu
New Era Baker Bulldogs
32.568
8Ben Pignatelli
Tyrannosaurus Rhett
32.339
9Brian Corwin
New Era Baker Bulldogs
31.256
10Alex Levine
New Era Baker Bulldogs
31.179

Rebounds Per Game
1John Dahlstrom
The John Hancocks
13.63
2Omar Swei
New Era Baker Bulldogs
11.78
3Nicholas Coleman
Purple Parrots
10.86
4Ben Pignatelli
Tyrannosaurus Rhett
10.22
5Rob Charbonnier
The John Hancocks
9.57
6Matt Leoni
Just the Tip-Offs
9.25
7Brian Corwin
New Era Baker Bulldogs
8.50

3s Per Game
1Will Liu
New Era Baker Bulldogs
2.3835%
2Matt Leoni
Just the Tip-Offs
2.2537%
3Mark Schulze
Just the Tip-Offs
2.0038%
4Alex Levine
New Era Baker Bulldogs
1.8929%
5Mark Pignatelli
Tyrannosaurus Rhett
1.7824%
6John Dahlstrom
The John Hancocks
1.5026%
6Ben Kaufman
Just the Tip-Offs
1.5029%
6Christian True Ground
Tyrannosaurus Rhett
1.5020%

Assists Per Game
1Mark Schulze
Just the Tip-Offs
4.86
2Mark Pignatelli
Tyrannosaurus Rhett
3.44
3Matt Schulze
Just the Tip-Offs
3.13
4Will Liu
New Era Baker Bulldogs
2.88
5Alex Levine
New Era Baker Bulldogs
2.78
6Christian True Ground
Tyrannosaurus Rhett
2.50
7Brian Corwin
New Era Baker Bulldogs
2.33
7Ben Kaufman
Just the Tip-Offs
2.33