Fall 2008: B2 League Champs: CAC ‘N’ Ballers

    Ballers Streak into the B2 Unification Game
    Genzyme 50 CAC-n-Ballers 71

    Pre Game: Of course everyone comes out for the playoffs.  Genzyme is rolling 7 deep as every wants a little bit of credit should they pull off the monumental upset.  As stated in the pregame lines, the CaC N Ballers (-8.5) are just two wins away from being the ONLY undefeated team this season.  That includes 4v4 and 5v5.  I'm going to have to check the record book to see who the last team to pull the trick was.  As far as I can remember, it's the CTown Fire A 5v5 team from the Fall 07 league...

     

    Game Time: We've got a Commish sighting behind the whistle as Pstone is stuck is traffic on 93 and we've got a schedule to keep here.  And by that I mean we've got the C League Finals to get to at Morse after this one.  For those of you wondering about any consipracies, unlike yours truly, the Commish can leave his biases at the door.

    Bmul, snubbed by Bfab for the West D PoY award, opens the game with a vicious block on Big Country and 4 quick points.  Now if only he could buy a free throw.  I haven't seen a Genzyme  this fired up for a game since the last time they were in the finals, which was way too recently in my opinion.

    Both teams are a bit cold from downtown until Chet warms things up for the Ballers.  The 'role' players are going to play a much bigger role in this one than I tthink even they expect.  Zyme has brought Five Hard Fouls and House Rules Bierut to this street fight and I expect them to use all 10 of their alloted hacks.  What's the point otherwise?

     

    All the Celebrities have come out to watch this one from the balcony.  We've got Broadway Joe rocking the Patriots Pjs.  I'm not making that up, they look fantastic. Meanwhile, Jamil Ball and Jon Exantus huddle in the corner to discuss gameplay, and probably the fine Art of Sandbagging.

    We've got a 14-10 game with 13 left as Big Country has come alive and dropped 9 points. 

    Big Ant is rebounding a whole lot more than usual in this one, and has 7 already.  But he's balanced his increased aggressivness on the defensive end for a lack of it on offense and has settled for 5 3s, all misses so far. 

    A shocking string of 3 straight missed free throws for Big Country has left the door open for Zyme and Brad Mulholland has responded, hitting a 3 and bringing Genzyme to within a single point.  They're in it despite Carrot Hop not having a single point.  I guess it's balanced out by the fact that Big Ant has only hit free throws (4-4) so far. 

    Carrot Hop gets off the schnid, Zyme down 21-19!  This game is a lot lower scoring than I expected.  But Ant comes back and answers with his first 2 bombs from downtown.  It's about time man, welcome to the West side finals!

    Gerrity with a huge steal before halftime, but Zyme can't turn it into points.  Other than the first 4 minutes of the game, Zyme hasn't played well at all and is very lucky to be down only 27-21.  Bmul leads with 9 points while the Ballers are led by both BIGS with 11 each. 

    Jamil has seen Big Ant get warmed up at the end of the half and has already declared this one over. 

    PSTone shows up nice and tardy, getting here after the halftime buzzer.  Let's see if the change in styles from the Commish to him makes any difference in the second period

    He may prove to be a soothe sayer, as the Ballers have extended the lead to 37-26, Zyme is having trouble getting rolls on the tight rim, while Big Ant is having no trouble draining 3s of the other end.  Big Country has just picked up his 3rd foul and needs to be careful, the Ballers can't afford to lose him for long. 

    Doesn't matter, as this is a 20 point game all of a sudden.  It don't matter what you do to guard John Kelley, if you don't deny him the ball, he's gonna score.  And uh, Anthony? Yea, don't let him shoot 3s.  He's hit 5 of his last 7 since the 0-6 start.

    Doesn't matter the score, Bfab is always gonna find a way to take a charge. Zyme is down 15 with 7 to go.  They don't need to start chucking 3s yet, just find ways to score.  It's been a challenge all night, Brad has been the only consistent threat and no one ellse has more than 6 points.  Not an effective way to balance out a team that has two guys in the mid 20s.

    Chet coming through down the stretch, hitting his only 2 three point attempts on the night.  It's gonna be tough to beat a team that shoots 8-21 from downtown

    Everyone is gonna get a chance to pad their point totals from the free throw line down the stretch. CNB is cruising into the B2 Unifiication Match on Wednesday at 5:30 PM ñ be sure to tune in!! Pkelley is gonna do something that Blau hasn't if he can hit one of these free throws coming up, and that's score.  And he does!!  Bfab comes in to get his money's worth and foul out of the game in the last minute, but it allows Blau to get in the scorebook!

     

    Post Game: In the end, the Ballers were just too good for all the challengers in the West this season.  They turned it up on defense, especially against Carrot Hop, and forced Genzyme to take a number of bad or contested shots.  Keeping them off balance from 3 (2-22)helped as well, and  Gang Green was done in by their three-point shooting in every league, it seemed this season.  Remember, B2 Unification game is this Wednesday at 5:30 PM!!

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    Genzyme 50  CAC-n-Ballers 71

    Ballers Streak into the B2 Unification Game

    Pre Game: Of course everyone comes out for the playoffs.  Genzyme is rolling 7 deep as every wants a little bit of credit should they pull off the monumental upset.  As stated in the pregame lines, the CaC N Ballers (-8.5) are just two wins away from being the ONLY undefeated team this season.  That includes 4v4 and 5v5.  I'm going to have to check the record book to see who the last team to pull the trick was.  As far as I can remember, it's the CTown Fire A 5v5 team from the Fall 07 league...

     

    Game Time: We've got a Commish sighting behind the whistle as Pstone is stuck is traffic on 93 and we've got a schedule to keep here.  And by that I mean we've got the C League Finals to get to at Morse after this one.  For those of you wondering about any consipracies, unlike yours truly, the Commish can leave his biases at the door.

    Bmul, snubbed by Bfab for the West D PoY award, opens the game with a vicious block on Big Country and 4 quick points.  Now if only he could buy a free throw.  I haven't seen a Genzyme  this fired up for a game since the last time they were in the finals, which was way too recently in my opinion.

    Both teams are a bit cold from downtown until Chet warms things up for the Ballers.  The 'role' players are going to play a much bigger role in this one than I tthink even they expect.  Zyme has brought Five Hard Fouls and House Rules Bierut to this street fight and I expect them to use all 10 of their alloted hacks.  What's the point otherwise?

     

    All the Celebrities have come out to watch this one from the balcony.  We've got Broadway Joe rocking the Patriots Pjs.  I'm not making that up, they look fantastic. Meanwhile, Jamil Ball and Jon Exantus huddle in the corner to discuss gameplay, and probably the fine Art of Sandbagging.

    We've got a 14-10 game with 13 left as Big Country has come alive and dropped 9 points. 

    Big Ant is rebounding a whole lot more than usual in this one, and has 7 already.  But he's balanced his increased aggressivness on the defensive end for a lack of it on offense and has settled for 5 3s, all misses so far. 

    A shocking string of 3 straight missed free throws for Big Country has left the door open for Zyme and Brad Mulholland has responded, hitting a 3 and bringing Genzyme to within a single point.  They're in it despite Carrot Hop not having a single point.  I guess it's balanced out by the fact that Big Ant has only hit free throws (4-4) so far. 

    Carrot Hop gets off the schnid, Zyme down 21-19!  This game is a lot lower scoring than I expected.  But Ant comes back and answers with his first 2 bombs from downtown.  It's about time man, welcome to the West side finals!

    Gerrity with a huge steal before halftime, but Zyme can't turn it into points.  Other than the first 4 minutes of the game, Zyme hasn't played well at all and is very lucky to be down only 27-21.  Bmul leads with 9 points while the Ballers are led by both BIGS with 11 each. 

    Jamil has seen Big Ant get warmed up at the end of the half and has already declared this one over. 

    PSTone shows up nice and tardy, getting here after the halftime buzzer.  Let's see if the change in styles from the Commish to him makes any difference in the second period

    He may prove to be a soothe sayer, as the Ballers have extended the lead to 37-26, Zyme is having trouble getting rolls on the tight rim, while Big Ant is having no trouble draining 3s of the other end.  Big Country has just picked up his 3rd foul and needs to be careful, the Ballers can't afford to lose him for long. 

    Doesn't matter, as this is a 20 point game all of a sudden.  It don't matter what you do to guard John Kelley, if you don't deny him the ball, he's gonna score.  And uh, Anthony? Yea, don't let him shoot 3s.  He's hit 5 of his last 7 since the 0-6 start.

    Doesn't matter the score, Bfab is always gonna find a way to take a charge. Zyme is down 15 with 7 to go.  They don't need to start chucking 3s yet, just find ways to score.  It's been a challenge all night, Brad has been the only consistent threat and no one ellse has more than 6 points.  Not an effective way to balance out a team that has two guys in the mid 20s.

    Chet coming through down the stretch, hitting his only 2 three point attempts on the night.  It's gonna be tough to beat a team that shoots 8-21 from downtown

    Everyone is gonna get a chance to pad their point totals from the free throw line down the stretch. CNB is cruising into the B2 Unifiication Match on Wednesday at 5:30 PM ñ be sure to tune in!! Pkelley is gonna do something that Blau hasn't if he can hit one of these free throws coming up, and that's score.  And he does!!  Bfab comes in to get his money's worth and foul out of the game in the last minute, but it allows Blau to get in the scorebook!

     

    Post Game: In the end, the Ballers were just too good for all the challengers in the West this season.  They turned it up on defense, especially against Carrot Hop, and forced Genzyme to take a number of bad or contested shots.  Keeping them off balance from 3 (2-22)helped as well, and  Gang Green was done in by their three-point shooting in every league, it seemed this season.  Remember, B2 Unification game is this Wednesday at 5:30 PM!!

    Genzyme
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brad Mulholland278311207343% 00NA
    Brian Fabry211010000NA 00NA
    Dave Bierut432001022100% 00NA
    Mike Clavadetscher032100000NA 00NA
    Mike Gerrity451221000NA 00NA
    Nate Bachtell62011004250% 00NA
    Pat Lawson76010202150% 00NA

    CAC-n-Ballers
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Anthony Herbert279111108788% 00NA
    Bryan Lau11101002150% 00NA
    Joe Randall83130006467% 00NA
    John Kelley27164311012758% 00NA
    Ken Vandevoordt6411030200% 00NA
    Paul Kelley21100004250% 00NA

Standings B2 W Fall 2008 Thru Week 13
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1CAC-n-Ballers9-01.000W9075.6756.83
2Genzyme7-20.778W4262.8353.25
3Pat Pidgeons6-30.667W1355.6049.80
4Runnin' Rebels5-40.556L1464.8263.55
5The Tribe5-40.556W1455.3055.90
6The Outcome3-50.375L3645.3051.40
7Drago3-60.333W2648.7055.90
8Alnylium2-70.222W1752.7058.00
9Washington Generals0-90.000L9935.4460.00
Points Per Game
1John Kelley
CAC-n-Ballers
28.42
2Anthony Herbert
CAC-n-Ballers
25.83
3Feliciano
Runnin' Rebels
22.90
4Pat Lawson
Genzyme
21.00
5Mike McCann
The Tribe
20.43
6Joseph Andrade
The Tribe
18.80
7Chris Dubois
Alnylium
17.00

Player Rater
1John Kelley
CAC-n-Ballers
71.3812
2Anthony Herbert
CAC-n-Ballers
49.4212
3Brad Mulholland
Genzyme
45.5011
4Mike McCann
The Tribe
45.437
5Pat Lawson
Genzyme
45.1712
6Jamil Ball
Runnin' Rebels
42.2311
7Joseph Andrade
The Tribe
41.9510
8Chris Dubois
Alnylium
41.2510
9Tim Read
Alnylium
40.388
10Ken Abrahamsen
Pat Pidgeons
38.2010

Rebounds Per Game
1John Kelley
CAC-n-Ballers
18.42
2Ken Abrahamsen
Pat Pidgeons
11.20
3Brad Mulholland
Genzyme
11.18
4Anthony Herbert
CAC-n-Ballers
11.17
5Mike McCann
The Tribe
10.86
6Dave Bierut
Genzyme
10.00
7Brian Gowdy
The Tribe
8.90

3s Per Game
1Chris Dubois
Alnylium
0.00nan%
1Brian Fabry
Genzyme
0.00nan%
1Bryan Lau
CAC-n-Ballers
0.00nan%
1John Heinrich
Washington Generals
0.00nan%
1Joseph Andrade
The Tribe
0.00nan%
1Nate Bachtell
Genzyme
0.00nan%
1Brad Mulholland
Genzyme
0.00nan%
1Bill Querbes
Alnylium
0.00nan%
1Ronaldo Vega
Runnin' Rebels
0.00nan%
1Dave Scott
Washington Generals
0.00nan%
1Garrick Meyers
The Outcome
0.00nan%
1Mike McCann
The Tribe
0.00nan%
1Anthony Zambardino
Washington Generals
0.00nan%
1Nick Sousa
The Tribe
0.00nan%
1Joe Vieira
Drago
0.00nan%

Assists Per Game
1Joe Randall
CAC-n-Ballers
4.42
2Jess Colombo
Pat Pidgeons
3.86
3Joseph Andrade
The Tribe
3.80
4John Kelley
CAC-n-Ballers
3.67
5Chris Von Seggern
Pat Pidgeons
3.38
6Chris Dubois
Alnylium
2.90
7Tim Read
Alnylium
2.88