Spring 2008: B2 League Champs: XXL

    Tandom of Shultz and Oslo Come Up XXL
    CAC-n-Ballers 60 XXL 65

    XXL takes the B2 West title with a narrow win over CAC-n-Ballers and the Westside MVP!  The usual suspects had big games for XXL, as Easy Ed tossed in 16 points and Matt Monroe provided a steady hand with 12 points and 8 boards.  But the key to their victory was the improved game of Zack Shultz (12 points, 8 boards) and Mike Oslo (12 points, 12 boards).  Sure they didn't exactly slow down Big Country (36 points, 22 boards) but they made him work for every single point.  And they also matched his output for most of the night.  It's about as easy to score on Big Country as it is to slow him down, but Oslo and Shultz did a great job of hitting tough buckets in the paint. 

    The CAC-n-Ballers were able to keep this game close for 2 reasons.  The first, obviously was the outstanding play of John (likes to be called Jack?) Kelley.  The second was that they only gave up 6 steals to the XXL squad.  That's unheard of security with the ball for an XXL opponent.  In fact, they didn't allow a steal for the first 9 minutes of the game, and it was all tied up.  Jamil himself averages 6 steals a game, so that was a big reason this game was so close.  Unfortunately, Big Country didn't get quite enough offensive help.  Joe Randall (7 points) and Vande (9 points) did most of their damage in the first half.  They didn't handle the ball a lot because Jamil was roaming, so they didn't get enough looks in the second half.  Big Country scored 21 of the team's 30 points after the break, but it wasn't enough, as XXL had plenty of guys putting the bisket in the basket.

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    CAC-n-Ballers 60  XXL 65

    Tandom of Shultz and Oslo Come Up XXL

    XXL takes the B2 West title with a narrow win over CAC-n-Ballers and the Westside MVP!  The usual suspects had big games for XXL, as Easy Ed tossed in 16 points and Matt Monroe provided a steady hand with 12 points and 8 boards.  But the key to their victory was the improved game of Zack Shultz (12 points, 8 boards) and Mike Oslo (12 points, 12 boards).  Sure they didn't exactly slow down Big Country (36 points, 22 boards) but they made him work for every single point.  And they also matched his output for most of the night.  It's about as easy to score on Big Country as it is to slow him down, but Oslo and Shultz did a great job of hitting tough buckets in the paint. 

    The CAC-n-Ballers were able to keep this game close for 2 reasons.  The first, obviously was the outstanding play of John (likes to be called Jack?) Kelley.  The second was that they only gave up 6 steals to the XXL squad.  That's unheard of security with the ball for an XXL opponent.  In fact, they didn't allow a steal for the first 9 minutes of the game, and it was all tied up.  Jamil himself averages 6 steals a game, so that was a big reason this game was so close.  Unfortunately, Big Country didn't get quite enough offensive help.  Joe Randall (7 points) and Vande (9 points) did most of their damage in the first half.  They didn't handle the ball a lot because Jamil was roaming, so they didn't get enough looks in the second half.  Big Country scored 21 of the team's 30 points after the break, but it wasn't enough, as XXL had plenty of guys putting the bisket in the basket.

    CAC-n-Ballers
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Bryan Lau6010000200% 00NA
    Joe Randall73231006117% 00NA
    John Kelley361572230161488% 00NA
    Ken Vandevoordt9300300200% 00NA
    Paul Kelley211000000NA 00NA

    XXL
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Ed Miller162133006233% 00NA
    Jamil Ball750011000NA 00NA
    Matt Monroe123521004250% 00NA
    Mike Olso1293200000NA 00NA
    Zack Schulze1253001000NA 00NA

Standings B2 W Spring 2008 Thru Week 14
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Pat Pidgeons9-10.900L1056.5045.17
2Channel 4 News Team8-20.800L1159.5850.00
3CAC-n-Ballers7-30.700W2253.3147.62
4Fighting CACs7-30.700W4244.4538.73
5XXL7-30.700W2259.0047.08
6Tribe Called Texeira6-40.600W3352.5547.73
7Alnylium4-60.400L3549.1857.36
8Drago3-70.300W2642.7349.91
9ALS-TDF2-80.200L6737.8052.60
10Jessells Grille2-80.200L2740.0050.30
11Charlestown-90.000.00
12Beacontown Beavers0-100.000L10936.5054.10
Points Per Game
1John Kelley
CAC-n-Ballers
28.62
2Mike Shea
Channel 4 News Team
23.27
3Ken Abrahamsen
Pat Pidgeons
19.64
4Ed Miller
XXL
19.38
5Jeff Nally
Jessells Grille
17.13
6Joseph Andrade
Tribe Called Texeira
17.00
7Chris Dubois
Alnylium
16.00

Player Rater
1John Kelley
CAC-n-Ballers
67.0413
2Ken Abrahamsen
Pat Pidgeons
52.8211
2Mike Shea
Channel 4 News Team
52.8211
4Ben Heywood
ALS-TDF
47.508
5Jamil Ball
Fighting CACs
43.5024
6Ed Miller
XXL
42.4613
7Joseph Andrade
Tribe Called Texeira
42.4510
8Brian Gelow
Fighting CACs
40.948
9Tim Read
Alnylium
39.899
10Jeff Nally
Jessells Grille
39.388

Rebounds Per Game
1John Kelley
CAC-n-Ballers
19.15
2Ken Abrahamsen
Pat Pidgeons
14.00
2Ben Heywood
ALS-TDF
14.00
4Brian Gelow
Fighting CACs
13.88
5Bill Querbes
Alnylium
10.90
6Owen Foster
Pat Pidgeons
10.56
7Jeff Nally
Jessells Grille
10.00

3s Per Game
1Ken Vandevoordt
CAC-n-Ballers
0.00nan%
1Chris Von Seggern
Pat Pidgeons
0.00nan%
1Ed Miller
XXL
0.00nan%
1Jason Costigan
Alnylium
0.00nan%
1Ken Thompson
ALS-TDF
0.00nan%
1Joseph Andrade
Tribe Called Texeira
0.00nan%
1Bashar
ALS-TDF
0.00nan%
1Ben Assa
Beacontown Beavers
0.00nan%
1Dan Warren
Channel 4 News Team
0.00nan%
1Hemang Kotecha
XXL
0.00nan%
1John Heinrich
Jessells Grille
0.00nan%
1Val Teixeira
Tribe Called Texeira
0.00nan%
1Chris Dubois
Alnylium
0.00nan%
1Drew Lee
Pat Pidgeons
0.00nan%
1Bryan Lau
CAC-n-Ballers
0.00nan%

Assists Per Game
1Colleen Mcglaughlin
Channel 4 News Team
3.22
2Ken Abrahamsen
Pat Pidgeons
3.09
3Jamil Ball
Fighting CACs
3.08
4Ed Miller
XXL
3.00
5Dan Warren
Channel 4 News Team
2.90
6Joe Randall
CAC-n-Ballers
2.82
6Danny Teixiera
Tribe Called Texeira
2.82