Fall 2009: B2 League Champs: Average Joes

    FOT - Acosta Does It Again
    Genzyme 57 Average Joes 60

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.  With all the expansion, multi-divisional leagues, and new teams, it all came down to Genzye and the Average Joes, two staples of the C.A.C. Basketball community.  The only surprise was that the Joes came in as the # 6 seed, but were playing some of their best basketball as a team in the post season. Sure they needed an Acosta 3 to bail them out with 1.8 seconds left last week, but a win is a win, and an upset is an upset...

    So that left the top seeded Genzyme, who they battled to two epic finishes this season, but never while at full strength. Popular opinion was that, with a full team, the Joes should roll over the Zymites. I mean, 'everyone' knew that the only reason Gang Green was 8-2 (nay, 10-2) was because no one could field a full team at 5:30!!

    In true Genzyme fashion this season, the game got off to the uglies of starts.  6-5 8 minutes in?! Sure, why not.  I didn't want to be kept awake up on the balcony or anything.  What's that, Big Bob Muse is the leading scorer 13 minutes into the game with 9 points? Ok, I can live with that, I like Big Bob, he was doing a great job on RoY Spann in the opening minutes.  Who said he shouldn't have been DPoY?! I will no admit that I didn't think Muse was going to be able to score a single point in this game going up against two guys his size that like to bang. I ate my words, oh they tasted so bitter, like A1 playoff defeat...

    Any, back to the game.  The Joes used a 9-0 flurry before halftime to take a 30-28 lead. Yay, verily I say unto thee, any game in the 60s is no game Genzyme can win.  Basically, the pace was getting too fast, and they knew it.  But Five Hard Fouls threw in 7 key points (nothing but net 3!!) and Muse had 11 while Brad was waking up. Or shooting poorly, or whatever he was doing. At least he was crashing the glass.  Drama

    Man how long is this write-up?! You bored yet?  In the second half, it was all Joes.  Sparkles and Acosta took over the offense. Spann was absolutely shut down by the DPoY (anyone still disagree with me? Check out Joff's and Spann's stat lines from the last two games, ALL MUSE!!) so they had to rely on the 3 ball. And there is one thing the Joes LOVE to do, it's rely on the 3!! Seriously, they thrive that way.  Joes up 11 (46-35) with 9 to go and I all but wrote off Zyme.

    Silly Tibbs, playoffs are for comebacks!! The D dug in, Brad finally, FINALLY came alive and a 'quick' 11-0 run over 5 minutes tied this thing back up.  I can't get off the hook easily, can I?! But still Sparkles kept plugging away, hitting turnarounds, wide open 3s, Joes were going to win this game damnit!! Up 6 again somehow with 1:30 to go if they could have hit their freebies, you wouldn't see a F/OT in the title of this write-up. That was pages ago.  But no, they went 2-6 in that final 2 minutes.  Did I mention Muse hit a 3 yet? Yea, Muse hit a 3 to cut the lead in half.  Brad at the line, down 3, 10 seconds left, has to hit them both right? WRONG!! Just as Gerrity would have drawn it up, Brad misses the second free throw and FHF gets the game tying tip in. OOOOVVVVERTIME!!

    You bored yet?! Well don't be, Joes score first in OT, Genzyme turnover. Gerrity STEAL and this thing is tied at 57. OT is so fast, clock stops only in the ifnal minute. Everyone's hacking, no one is getting to the line. So what do the Joes do? Dribble otu the last 30 seconds, fantastic.  Sparkles with a hard, clean pick, whipes out BMul and Acosta is standing wide open at the 3 point line. we just saw this last week, can we get it again!?! YES!! with 1 second leff, Acosta for 3!! He lives for these moments people!!

    For the Joes, that means they've now taken out the # 1, # 2, and # 3 seed in the B2 East on their way to the Unificiation Final Four!  I'll let Westy know when the next game will be, don't worry, only two more to go! First the winner of the B2 South (still TBD) then the winner of the North/West from Monday nights! B2, where you've got to win 5 playoff games to get on a banner!!

    Teams, B2 is filling up! The East on Tuesday at CAC is already full, but the other leagues still have some spots left.  Send me an email CACBasketball@gmail.com if you want to play in the Winter '10 League!

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    Genzyme 57  Average Joes 60

    F/OT - Acosta Does It Again

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.  With all the expansion, multi-divisional leagues, and new teams, it all came down to Genzye and the Average Joes, two staples of the C.A.C. Basketball community.  The only surprise was that the Joes came in as the # 6 seed, but were playing some of their best basketball as a team in the post season. Sure they needed an Acosta 3 to bail them out with 1.8 seconds left last week, but a win is a win, and an upset is an upset...

    So that left the top seeded Genzyme, who they battled to two epic finishes this season, but never while at full strength. Popular opinion was that, with a full team, the Joes should roll over the Zymites. I mean, 'everyone' knew that the only reason Gang Green was 8-2 (nay, 10-2) was because no one could field a full team at 5:30!!

    In true Genzyme fashion this season, the game got off to the uglies of starts.  6-5 8 minutes in?! Sure, why not.  I didn't want to be kept awake up on the balcony or anything.  What's that, Big Bob Muse is the leading scorer 13 minutes into the game with 9 points? Ok, I can live with that, I like Big Bob, he was doing a great job on RoY Spann in the opening minutes.  Who said he shouldn't have been DPoY?! I will no admit that I didn't think Muse was going to be able to score a single point in this game going up against two guys his size that like to bang. I ate my words, oh they tasted so bitter, like A1 playoff defeat...

    Any, back to the game.  The Joes used a 9-0 flurry before halftime to take a 30-28 lead. Yay, verily I say unto thee, any game in the 60s is no game Genzyme can win.  Basically, the pace was getting too fast, and they knew it.  But Five Hard Fouls threw in 7 key points (nothing but net 3!!) and Muse had 11 while Brad was waking up. Or shooting poorly, or whatever he was doing. At least he was crashing the glass.  Drama

    Man how long is this write-up?! You bored yet?  In the second half, it was all Joes.  Sparkles and Acosta took over the offense. Spann was absolutely shut down by the DPoY (anyone still disagree with me? Check out Joff's and Spann's stat lines from the last two games, ALL MUSE!!) so they had to rely on the 3 ball. And there is one thing the Joes LOVE to do, it's rely on the 3!! Seriously, they thrive that way.  Joes up 11 (46-35) with 9 to go and I all but wrote off Zyme.

    Silly Tibbs, playoffs are for comebacks!! The D dug in, Brad finally, FINALLY came alive and a 'quick' 11-0 run over 5 minutes tied this thing back up.  I can't get off the hook easily, can I?! But still Sparkles kept plugging away, hitting turnarounds, wide open 3s, Joes were going to win this game damnit!! Up 6 again somehow with 1:30 to go if they could have hit their freebies, you wouldn't see a F/OT in the title of this write-up. That was pages ago.  But no, they went 2-6 in that final 2 minutes.  Did I mention Muse hit a 3 yet? Yea, Muse hit a 3 to cut the lead in half.  Brad at the line, down 3, 10 seconds left, has to hit them both right? WRONG!! Just as Gerrity would have drawn it up, Brad misses the second free throw and FHF gets the game tying tip in. OOOOVVVVERTIME!!

    You bored yet?! Well don't be, Joes score first in OT, Genzyme turnover. Gerrity STEAL and this thing is tied at 57. OT is so fast, clock stops only in the ifnal minute. Everyone's hacking, no one is getting to the line. So what do the Joes do? Dribble otu the last 30 seconds, fantastic.  Sparkles with a hard, clean pick, whipes out BMul and Acosta is standing wide open at the 3 point line. we just saw this last week, can we get it again!?! YES!! with 1 second leff, Acosta for 3!! He lives for these moments people!!

    For the Joes, that means they've now taken out the # 1, # 2, and # 3 seed in the B2 East on their way to the Unificiation Final Four!  I'll let Westy know when the next game will be, don't worry, only two more to go! First the winner of the B2 South (still TBD) then the winner of the North/West from Monday nights! B2, where you've got to win 5 playoff games to get on a banner!!

    Teams, B2 is filling up! The East on Tuesday at CAC is already full, but the other leagues still have some spots left.  Send me an email CACBasketball@gmail.com if you want to play in the Winter '10 League!

    Genzyme
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brad Mulholland1816271109778% 6117%
    Joe Jeffery430000000NA 200%
    Mike Gerrity1154012000NA 3133%
    Mike Greez622300000NA 300%
    Robert Muse189321304375% 11100%

    Average Joes
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Daniel Bernstein2520210200% 100%
    Drama165121004375% 7343%
    Jake Acosta176030102150% 10440%
    Jeff Spann430012000NA 00NA
    Kevin Westervelt321000011100% 00NA
    Patrick Spaeth18522000200% 6467%

Standings B2 East Fall 2009 Thru Week 13
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1N.W.O.8-20.800W3057.0052.58
2Genzyme7-20.778W5154.2550.58
3Alnylium6-40.600W3258.4558.82
4Cleary Club6-40.600W1261.9162.00
5Mikki Moorriors6-40.600L1260.0850.25
6Canal Park Posse3-60.333L2551.5058.90
7Average Joes2-80.200L4665.1568.46
8Mullets1-90.100L3757.7366.18
Points Per Game
1Brad Mulholland
Genzyme
26.38
2Daniel Watson
Cleary Club
24.91
3Jay Sartori
Mullets
23.43
4Patrick Spaeth
Average Joes
22.00
5Chris Dubois
Alnylium
20.18
6Jake Acosta
Average Joes
19.45
7Quintin Walsh
N.W.O.
18.67

Player Rater
1Brad Mulholland
Genzyme
66.2713
2Daniel Watson
Cleary Club
53.3211
3Jay Sartori
Mullets
52.577
4Quintin Walsh
N.W.O.
48.069
5 Joff Spaulding
Mikki Moorriors
47.8611
6Chris Dubois
Alnylium
45.7711
7Drama
Average Joes
43.789
8Jeff Spann
Average Joes
42.5510
9Chris Nugent
Alnylium
42.0510
10Mike Trimarchi
Alnylium
41.789

Rebounds Per Game
1Brad Mulholland
Genzyme
13.77
2 Joff Spaulding
Mikki Moorriors
13.55
3Chris Nugent
Alnylium
13.30
4Daniel Watson
Cleary Club
12.45
5Robert Muse
Genzyme
12.38
6Quintin Walsh
N.W.O.
12.33
7Jeff Spann
Average Joes
12.10

3s Per Game
1Jake Acosta
Average Joes
3.8231%
2Chris Dubois
Alnylium
3.7342%
3Patrick Spaeth
Average Joes
3.7043%
4Ethan Chang
Mullets
3.3036%
5Jay Sartori
Mullets
3.0038%
6Zach Foley
Mikki Moorriors
2.8031%
7Brad Mulholland
Genzyme
2.4639%

Assists Per Game
1Damien Martin
Cleary Club
5.33
2Zach Foley
Mikki Moorriors
4.90
3Mike Trimarchi
Alnylium
4.78
4Mike Greez
Genzyme
4.73
5Chris Dubois
Alnylium
4.36
6Jay Sartori
Mullets
4.14
7Chris O'Connell
N.W.O.
4.13