Spring 2005: B2 West League Champs: Ripcord


    ALS-TDF 43 Ripcord 37

    ALS Secures #1 Seed

    In a battle for the #1 seed, ALS proved it was worthy of the title by handily beating Ripcord last night in a game dominated by Brad King. King did it all ñ hitting from the outside (17 points) and defense (5 steals). Balancing him out down low was Ken Thompson (11 points, 11 rebounds) and Matt Bell (8 points). Ripcord could never seem to get it closer than 4 points despite a good effort from the Iceman Jean Cadet (14 points, 10 rebounds) and Ian Whitney (10 points). Ripcord takes on Foot Clan next week while ALS takes on Biogen. These teams could meet again in the Finals if the seeds play through. Stay tuned.

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    Ripcord 39  Foot Clan 36

    Cullen Roberts has left Foot Clan. I did not realize this when seeding this team in my flawless preseason rankings. With no Roberts, this team may have some trouble scoring. And this game proved that as they could only muster up 36 total points. Foot Clan has added former B League MVP Jon Hanson to the mix which will certainly help (14 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals). But Ripcord (formerly known as Viacord) led by Ian Whitney, has some solid new players. Jean Cadet had 10 points and 9 rebounds while Jeff Nally had 13 points and 8 rebounds and Dave Fielding had 8 points and 13 rebounds. Foot Clanís late run fell short and Ripcord gets the W.

    Ripcord
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Dave Fielding8130110000NA 00NA
    Ian Whitney450010000NA 00NA
    Jean Cadet1090021000NA 00NA
    Jeff Nally1380130000NA 00NA
    John Heinrich440110000NA 00NA

    Foot Clan
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Dan Finkle460210000NA 00NA
    George Watson290000000NA 00NA
    Jon Hanson1480240000NA 00NA
    Patrick Rooney860130000NA 00NA

    Funk Soul Brothers 50  Fama Bacon Whores 48

    Despite a late charge by the guys if Fama PR, Funk Soul picked up the win behind a dominating performance by big man Kevin Walsh (27 points, 16 rebounds) and sidekick Matt Sweet (17 points, 16 rebounds). Fama, whoís game picked up dramatically when their fans showed up (girls have a habit of increasing the intensity of a group of men in a large box) was lead by big man Brian Merril (25 points, 7 rebounds) and Mike Reilly (14 points, 4 rebounds). After a huge comeback lead by Merril, Fama had a chance to win it but Merrill rims out a three at the buzzer.

    Funk Soul Brothers
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Curt Hooper710230000NA 00NA
    Kevin Walsh26170202000NA 00NA
    Matt Sweet17160000000NA 00NA

    Fama Bacon Whores
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brian Merrill2570220000NA 00NA
    Keith Watson550120000NA 00NA
    Matt Flanagan430130000NA 00NA
    Mike Kaplan4100100000NA 00NA
    Mike Reilly1440100000NA 00NA

    Biogen Idec 37  Expos 56

    My former employer Biogen brought an entire fleet to their opening game. This must be the outward effects of large corporate mergers (well, that, and the large payouts for the executives who are in charge of making the deal ñ wonder how that works). I canít list the entire team but almost everyone on the squad had a few points as there were more subs in this game than at Subway. But even with all of these players, they were no match for the Expos, a team that was much maligned last season but has the talent and continuity to compete this season. Ben Pressgrove had 15 points and 6 rebounds and Zach Valentine will add much needed size down low (13 points, 14 rebounds). Sharpshooter Cliff Laro had 9 points in a low post dominated game. The Expos get their 1st win and are in 1st place in the young season. No word on whether Biogen has rented out Hynes Convention Center for their next team practice.

    Biogen Idec
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Ananda Wickramasekera010000000NA 00NA
    Chris Beans010000000NA 00NA
    Eiu Kim630220000NA 00NA
    Kevin Dunn610320000NA 00NA
    Kevin Guckian410220000NA 00NA
    Manorack Somviengxay400000000NA 00NA
    Rob Perkins620010000NA 00NA
    Tammy Wilber220000000NA 00NA
    Zoran Sosic440110000NA 00NA

    Expos
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Ben Pressgrove1560230000NA 00NA
    Cliff Laro860300000NA 00NA
    John Kneeland410220000NA 00NA
    Zach Vallentine13140120000NA 00NA

    Genzyme 56  Solid Gold 48

    Genzyme
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Dan Pucci21130340000NA 00NA
    Joe Bankovich1840012000NA 00NA
    Pradeep Mammen940120000NA 00NA
    Scott Jennings340310000NA 00NA

    Solid Gold
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Ben Epstein840240000NA 00NA
    Drew Lee250210000NA 00NA
    Gereld Young040100000NA 00NA
    Indraneel Sheorey1520230000NA 00NA

    Momenta 60  Ruckus 46

    Momenta has something to prove in this league. Though they are the defending champs of the C league and have never lost a game in the halls of CRFC, I am not sure they are getting the respect of the media. In their B debut, they left no doubt that these guys can play with anyone. Ed Finn continued his roll from late last season with a game high 23 points. Mr. Everything Jeff Hrkach had a very nice debut with 15 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks, despite defending the opposing teamís biggest man all night. Ai Erik Moy continued his hot shooting with 9 points. Ruckus looked good in the 1st half as big man Mr. Goff lead the way with 13 points and 6 rebound. But it looked like they may have run out of gas against the finely tuned Momenta team who continued their strategy of fast breaking teams into submission. Momenta won easily but I suspect Ruckus will compete this season once they get used to the league and playing together.

    Momenta
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Ed Finn2340230000NA 00NA
    Erik Moy940301000NA 00NA
    Jeff Hrkach1580432000NA 00NA
    John Masso830300000NA 00NA
    Zach Shriver720220000NA 00NA

    Ruckus
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Christopher Louis850400000NA 00NA
    Gerry Arbens930210000NA 00NA
    Justin Wilson310100000NA 00NA
    Khabeer Sultan560201000NA 00NA

Standings B2 Spring Thru Week 10
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1ALS-TDF7-10.875W7044.5037.75
2Momenta7-20.778L1056.1143.56
3Ripcord6-20.750L1147.2540.13
4Funk Soul Brothers6-30.667L2148.1144.22
5Genzyme4-50.444L3347.8950.00
6Ruckus4-50.444L2343.4448.56
7Expos3-50.375L3443.0047.75
8Foot Clan3-50.375L4445.2542.50
9Biogen Idec3-60.333W1442.5652.00
10Fama Bacon Whores3-60.333L1438.8943.78
11Solid Gold1-70.125L3646.1352.25
12Biogen Idec-70.000.00
Points Per Game
1Michael Louca
Solid Gold
30.80
2Brendan Smith
Funk Soul Brothers
19.20
3Ed Finn
Momenta
17.56
4Brian Merrill
Fama Bacon Whores
17.13
5Jon Hanson
Foot Clan
17.00
6Cliff Laro
Expos
14.57
7Kevin Walsh
Funk Soul Brothers
13.20

Player Rater
1Kevin Walsh
Funk Soul Brothers
55.905
2Michael Louca
Solid Gold
48.005
3Jeff Hrkach
Momenta
46.077
4Jon Hanson
Foot Clan
41.105
5Jean Cadet
Ripcord
39.297
6Patrick Rooney
Foot Clan
37.717
7Brendan Smith
Funk Soul Brothers
36.905
8Ed Finn
Momenta
35.119
9Brian Merrill
Fama Bacon Whores
34.818
10Rob Gendron
Ripcord
33.705

Rebounds Per Game
1Kevin Walsh
Funk Soul Brothers
15.40
2Jean Cadet
Ripcord
9.71
3Jeff Hrkach
Momenta
9.29
4Patrick Rooney
Foot Clan
9.14
5Ken Thompson
ALS-TDF
9.00
6Mike Bush
Genzyme
8.60
7Ben Pressgrove
Expos
8.17

3s Per Game
1Brian Merrill
Fama Bacon Whores
0.00nan%
1Dan Pucci
Genzyme
0.00nan%
1Zach Shriver
Momenta
0.00nan%
1Khabeer Sultan
Ruckus
0.00nan%
1Dave Fielding
Ripcord
0.00nan%
1Jon Hanson
Foot Clan
0.00nan%
1Gereld Young
Solid Gold
0.00nan%
1Eiu Kim
Biogen Idec
0.00nan%
1GR Brickley
Funk Soul Brothers
0.00nan%
1Matt Flanagan
Fama Bacon Whores
0.00nan%
1Christopher Louis
Ruckus
0.00nan%
1Ian Whitney
Ripcord
0.00nan%
1Cliff Laro
Expos
0.00nan%
1Drew Lee
Solid Gold
0.00nan%
1Tammy Wilber
Biogen Idec
0.00nan%

Assists Per Game
1Kevin Walsh
Funk Soul Brothers
4.80
2Jeff Hrkach
Momenta
4.29
3Rob Gendron
Ripcord
3.60
4Dan Finkle
Foot Clan
3.57
5Patrick Rooney
Foot Clan
3.00
6Dan Pucci
Genzyme
2.83
7Jon Hanson
Foot Clan
2.80