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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    Fama Bacon Whores 21  Funk Soul Brothers 25

    I didnít get to see this one due to the early starting time. But man, am I glad that I missed it. I walk in at 5:35 and it was 13-11 with 13 minutes to go ñ IN THE SECOND HALF!!!!! And Kevin Walsh is sitting in the trainerís room with a blown up ankle. The things that happen in this league while I am gone! Anyway, these two teams play each other again this season and the remainder of this one will be made up either at that time or on a different night at 5:00PM.

    Biogen Idec 53  Solid Gold 39

    The men and women of Biogen (I refuse to acknowledge the IDEC piece as it wasnít there when I was at BGEN) are on a roll as they got their 2nd straight win last night. Zoran Sosic is proving to be quite the defensive menace with 7 blocks (and 13 points). Team Captain Eu Kim continues to impress as well with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Throw in Kevin Dunnís 13 points and Tammy Wilberís (6 points) traditional three point play and you have a pretty good squad. Michael Louca for Solid Gold continues to be the show (25 points) and Paul Selinger (10 rebounds) helped out a bit, but it wasnít enough as Biogen holds on. Solid Gold drops to 1-4.

    Biogen Idec
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Eiu Kim13100540000NA 00NA
    Kevin Dunn1340310000NA 00NA
    Rob Perkins820421000NA 00NA
    Tammy Wilber600200000NA 00NA
    Zoran Sosic1350007000NA 00NA

    Solid Gold
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Drew Lee550210000NA 00NA
    Gereld Young330301000NA 00NA
    Michael Louca2540120000NA 00NA
    Paul Selinger6100100000NA 00NA

    Momenta 53  Ruckus 27

    I think Momenta (and its stock price) impress me almost every week. This teamís passing and ability to communicate well on both ends of the floor is unmatched in this or maybe any other league. Theyíll even share a game jersey with another player who doesnít have one (gross!). Last night was no different as ìMr. Everythingî Jeff Hrkach returned from overseas with 8 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals.   The backcourt tandem of Erik Moy (6 points) and John Masso (13 points, 8 rebounds) while Ed Finn (16 points, 4 steals) did his thing on both ends of the floor. Ruckus was off all night with the injured Magic Man Chris Louis missing his shots. Gerry Arbens had a nice game (13 points) and Dan Fitzgerald (8 points, 5 rebounds) played well down low but didnít get much help as Ruckus was missing their other big man Glen Goff. Momenta gets the easy win and moves back into 1st place alone with the unfinished game of Funk. Ruckus drops its 3rd straight searching for just the right chemistry to propel themselves into the championship mix.

    Momenta
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Ed Finn1640340000NA 00NA
    Erik Moy610120000NA 00NA
    Jeff Hrkach890252000NA 00NA
    John Masso1380300000NA 00NA
    Mike Lawless630000000NA 00NA
    Zach Shriver420100000NA 00NA

    Ruckus
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Christopher Louis160210000NA 00NA
    Daniel Cadet430001000NA 00NA
    Daniel Fitzgerald850210000NA 00NA
    Gerry Arbens1310021000NA 00NA
    Justin Wilson330000000NA 00NA

    Ripcord 37  Foot Clan 29

    The Iceman cometh. After a poor showing last week, ìThe Icemanî Jean Cadet returned to form with a great all around game with 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead his team to a hard fought victory. Rob Gendron had 10 points, 7 rebounds and Ian Whitney had 6 rebounds, 4 assists to help out the Iceman in this one. Foot Clan hung tough inn the 1st half but the loss of Jon Hanson (back spasm) really hurt their chances in the 2nd half despite the aggressive play of Patrick Rooney (6 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals). Both teams move to 3-2.

    Ripcord
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Dave Fielding530020000NA 00NA
    Ian Whitney260410000NA 00NA
    Jean Cadet12110011000NA 00NA
    Jeff Nally430100000NA 00NA
    John Heinrich440010000NA 00NA
    Rob Gendron1070100000NA 00NA

    Foot Clan
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Dan Finkle400200000NA 00NA
    George Watson050110000NA 00NA
    Jon Hanson330100000NA 00NA
    Patrick Rooney6100140000NA 00NA

    Genzyme 37  Expos 40

    One week after scraping for a 4th player, Genzyme showed up with a full squad of 8 players in this one. The Expos could only manage 4 guys (and no Cliff Laro) in this one causing the bookmakers to scramble and increase the opening line in favor of Genzyme. The Expos started off hot behind the continued great play of point guard Zachís boy Vin. This guy is a waterbug who can knife through the lane as well as hit the open jumper and open man (12 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals). Ben Pressgrove was also hot early in the post (11 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals). Dan Fitzgeraldís also had a great game with 14 points and 8 rebounds in what was his best game of the year thus far. The Expos controlled the game most of the way with great passing and rebounding while Genzyme struggled to find an offensive groove. Greg Miller (13 points) started off hot again in the early going, but, like any bad date, was not heard much from again. Mike Knemic also was off early and looked less energetic than in previous games (11 points, 11 rebounds). The second half was more of the same as the Expos continued to control the game until the fouling began. Genzyme managed to get close as the Expos struggled a bit from the line despite getting some big buckets form Fritz. But up two with 10 seconds to play, the Expos made 1 of 2 free throws and Genzyme came back down the court looking to tie it with a three. But a fumbled pass and a subsequent Pressgrove steal sealed the victory and a 2nd straight big win. Genzyme on the other hand is in a tailspin, losing its 3rd straight after upending previously unbeaten Momenta.

    Genzyme
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Dan Pucci250011000NA 00NA
    Greg Miller1310000000NA 00NA
    Joe Bankovich620120000NA 00NA
    Michael Knemic11110000000NA 00NA
    Mike Bush670200000NA 00NA
    Pradeep Mammen010010000NA 00NA

    Expos
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Ben Pressgrove1160140000NA 00NA
    John Kneeland620000000NA 00NA
    Zach's boy Vin1250240000NA 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