Winter 2010: B2 5v5 League Champs: John Bagley’s Body

    Legends In Their Own Minds No More John Kopp Sinks Swish
    Swish 44 The Legends 50

    With the Game of the Week tag firmly in place for the No. 4 Swish and No. 5 Legends first round barnburner, the Legends finally put the pieces together and came out on top even as slight underdogs with the six-point win. 

    Meat Hands delivered the first foul of the evening - there is a shocker - but the real story was John Kopp-ter flying high with eight points of his own in the first 3:20 of the game including two-of-two three bees to give the Legends a quick 11-3 lead out of the gates.

    WHOOPS - make that 17-5 to start the first half as Kopp (will the real John Kopp please stand up) has 13 of those 17 right off the bat.  But Swish - who usually plays the 9pm start - just realized the sun went down so they started to show up offensively. 

    Swish battled back with a 14-3 run of their own off the hot-shot shooting of Yasuhiro Shirasaki  - SAKI BOMBS AWAY!  That would have been the headline if Swish could have pulled this one out, but a Barbarain three-point play extends the lead back to four with 3:20 left in the half.

    All-Star Tarek Shazley came alive to end the first half as well but a sweet roll with butter - look at me talking about food again - by All-Rookie mention Dante Cassini from Noah Shibley (solid with 10 rebounds; five assists) gives the Legends the slim four-point lead at the half, 27-23

    The Legends had to count their lucky stars cause they were leaning on John Kopp a little to keep the flame alive with James Kopp having an off night wiht playoff jitters and Meat Hands focusing on shutting down the guard play of Shazly, Van Tran, and Karikut. 

    But Shibley and Cassini opened up again with a little give-and-go and with SAKI BOMB nursing four fouls - the rebounding tailed off for Swish and allowed some easy buckets midway through the second half.  SAKI BOMB checked back in with Swish down eight points but Van Tran was simply ice cold tonight and his championship pedigree didn't play up to the challenge with a 0-9 performance from nehind the arc.  YUCK.  In fact - Swish's bread and butter (there I go again!) Trey Party was 1-of-16 in the game with Shazly hitting the lone three-bee. 

    Swish was still able to keep things close and only trailed by two - 40-38 - and this was shaping up to be a catastrophic loss for the Legends.  I couldn't beleive my eyes as if I was working with a broken clock or the Legends were playing with a girl's ball.  That's reserved for JEROME Layman - not my man Meat Hands Layman.

    We are dead even at 44 with 48 seconds to go but the Barbarain showed why he is a first-team All-CAC selection this season going 9-of-9 from the free throw line with eight of his freebies coming in the final minutes of play.  The Barbarian's cool hand at the charity stripe coupled with Swish's three-point travesty sealed up the Final Four envelope for The Legends. 

    Random Notes:

    • I pegged this "upset" as the Legends are a team to be reckoned with.  They have a C League Championship under their belt when I was pining for them to move up a level.  Tonight - they showed why. 
    • Legends had trouble closing out the deal prior to tonight - but dont get too happy fellas.  Swish had a lot to do with this loss - by their own admission - as John Kopp did hitting 5-of-8 from downtown.
    • How bout Barbuto?  Sure 9 of his 17 came from the freebie stripe - but 10 rebounds as well for the dub-dub?  Kid has energy I wish my wife did...
    • Saki Bomb NEEDS to return next season.  Dude would be an uber-sleeper as a free agent pickup if Swish fails to return next season.  Always keepin an eye out for great talent.  Signed, Coach K (Duke of the CAC - Genzyme)

    Scores, Box Scores & Write-Ups

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    B2 East 5v5 Winter 2010 Basketball League

    Commentary by HARRY...

    John Bagley's Body 59  Silk Nasties 48

    John Bagley's Body
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brendan Roach521300000NA 2150%
    Dave Dutton162000004375% 7343%
    Josh Kenney220110000NA 00NA
    Josh Glover1142310000NA 3133%
    Lawrence Fabian0320010100% 00NA
    Lee Dearborn129201104250% 00NA
    Matt Fabian020010000NA 00NA
    Pat MacAdie442420000NA 00NA
    Sean MacAdie8122200100% 00NA

    Silk Nasties
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brian Kimball55411107114% 00NA
    Derek Wigman254411107343% 3267%
    Doug Bisson021220000NA 100%
    James Kopriva453122000NA 00NA
    Jay Layman12111002150% 200%
    Patrick Bugbee310100000NA 100%
    Spencer LeFlem1021520000NA 4250%

Standings B2 East 5v5 Winter 2010 Thru Week 12
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1John Bagley's Body9-01.000W9056.9237.58
2Silk Nasties7-10.875W2262.3652.55
3Just the Tip-Offs7-20.778W3257.9146.55
4Swish5-40.556W2452.9053.90
5The Legends3-60.333L2655.7358.36
6Sixth Sense2-60.250L5748.8955.44
7Vicious and Delicious2-70.222L2745.8059.10
8BioHazard0-90.000L9936.3059.70
Points Per Game
1Derek Wigman
Silk Nasties
23.50
2Matt Jaeger
Just the Tip-Offs
20.40
3Steve Barbuto
The Legends
17.90
4Thomas Snelling
BioHazard
16.75
5Tarek Shazly
Swish
15.67
6Dave Dutton
John Bagley's Body
15.40
7Dave Shapiro
Just the Tip-Offs
14.89

Player Rater
1Derek Wigman
Silk Nasties
49.1312
2Thomas Snelling
BioHazard
41.318
3Matt Jaeger
Just the Tip-Offs
36.6010
4Spencer LeFlem
Silk Nasties
35.8611
5Tarek Shazly
Swish
34.789
6Brian Kimball
Silk Nasties
31.9111
7Steve Barbuto
The Legends
31.6510
8Chris Cunningham
Sixth Sense
30.756
9James Kopp
The Legends
29.2311
10Dave Shapiro
Just the Tip-Offs
29.119

Rebounds Per Game
1Brian Kimball
Silk Nasties
12.55
2Derek Wigman
Silk Nasties
12.25
3Thomas Snelling
BioHazard
10.38
4Lawrence Fabian
John Bagley's Body
9.80
5Matt Diffey
Just the Tip-Offs
9.67
6James Kopriva
Silk Nasties
8.86
7Chris Cunningham
Sixth Sense
8.83

3s Per Game
1Dave Shapiro
Just the Tip-Offs
4.00133%
2Matt Jaeger
Just the Tip-Offs
3.0070%
2John Kopp
The Legends
3.0093%
4Dave Dutton
John Bagley's Body
2.8072%
5Tarek Shazly
Swish
2.5679%
6Steve Barbuto
The Legends
2.40141%
7Derek Wigman
Silk Nasties
1.9282%

Assists Per Game
1Kariuki Thande
Swish
3.80
2Spencer LeFlem
Silk Nasties
2.36
3Noah Shibley
The Legends
2.18
4Dave Shapiro
Just the Tip-Offs
2.00
4Tarek Shazly
Swish
2.00
4James Kopriva
Silk Nasties
2.00
7Brendan Roach
John Bagley's Body
1.91