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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    Ruckus 48  Genzyme 40

    While I didnít see the game due to a very important visit to the airport, it seems my man Chris ìMagic Manî Louis has his team playing together. Big man Dan Fitzgerald came off a big week last week with 15 points, 9 rebounds. Point guard and speed demon Gerry Abrams had 18 points and 4 steals while Khabeer Sultan rounded out the scoring with 11 points and 12 rebounds.  Not much going on for Genzyme as they continue their post Momenta tailspin and drop their 4th straight after winning their 1st three games. Ruckus proves it can play well together and moves to 3-4. Two teams moving in two very different directions.

    Ruckus
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Daniel Fitzgerald1590420000NA 00NA
    Gerry Arbens1810340000NA 00NA
    Justin Wilson620100000NA 00NA
    Khabeer Sultan11120410000NA 00NA

    Genzyme
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Dan Pucci050201000NA 00NA
    Greg Miller650210000NA 00NA
    Joe Bankovich520200000NA 00NA
    Michael Knemic630300000NA 00NA

    ALS-TDF 43  Foot Clan 32

    Newly acquired point guard Brad King seems to be a very nice pick-up for this team and it showed tonight as the Shaq-less ALS team cruised in this on. King managed 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists to take over without the big man in the middle. Patrick Rooney was the lone bright spot for Foot Clan with 18 points and 8 rebounds, but without Hanson this team lacked both leadership and a scoring punch. ALS moves to 4-1 and alone in 2nd place while Foot Clan drops to 3-3.

    ALS-TDF
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brad King1780510000NA 00NA
    Jeff Cole850320000NA 00NA
    Matt Bell210300000NA 00NA

    Foot Clan
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Dan Finkle560600000NA 00NA
    George Watson460200000NA 00NA
    Patrick Rooney1880320000NA 00NA

    Momenta 55  Funk Soul Brothers 47

    Momenta plays so well together week in and week out that I am beginning to wonder whether they hold practices outside of CRFC on weekends or something. Another dominating performance against a very tough Funk team with Mr. Everything Jeff Hrkach (18 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals) had one of his best games yet, combining stats with a very tough defensive job on Funkís big man GR Brickley. Ed Finn was the offensive spark early with 19 points and John Masso had 9 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. If it wasnít for Hrkach, I think Masso might be considered ìMr. Everything.î Letís call him ìMr. Everything Elseî from here on in. Funk was lead early on by the aforementioned Brickley (16 points, 10 rebounds), who will be missing his other twin tower Kevin Walsh the rest of the season due to an ankle injury (get well soon, Kevin!). Momenta kept an 8 point cushion almost the entire way and despite Brendan Smithís late offensive splurge (19 points overall), Momenta fends them off and remains alone in first place at 6-1 while Funk drops to 4-2.

    Momenta
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Ed Finn1910520000NA 00NA
    Erik Moy650000000NA 00NA
    Jeff Hrkach1890620000NA 00NA
    John Masso980410000NA 00NA
    Zach Shriver350300000NA 00NA

    Funk Soul Brothers
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brendan Smith1960110000NA 00NA
    Chris Cole220100000NA 00NA
    GR Brickley16100200000NA 00NA
    Matt Sweet740110000NA 00NA
    Vin Farina330210000NA 00NA

    Solid Gold 61  Ripcord 66

    The Iceman has returned once again. After a rough couple games, the Iceman has shown me in the last two games why he is the Iceman. This game was by far his best outing of the season with 23 points, 8 rebounds, 5 steals. This time he had plenty of help from Rob Gendron (17 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists), John Heinrich (15 points) and Dave Felding (8 points, 9 rebounds). Solid Gold hung tough behind league leading scorer Michael Louca (22 points) who got some much needed help this week from Paul Selinger (12 points, 11 rebounds), Neel Shorey (11 points) and Drew Lee (9 points). Definitely the best game Solid Gold has played al season but it was too much Iceman in this one as Ripcord improves to 4-2 while Solid Gold drops to 1-5.

    Solid Gold
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Drew Lee930300000NA 00NA
    Gereld Young630200000NA 00NA
    Indraneel Sheorey1140202000NA 00NA
    Michael Louca2250420000NA 00NA
    Paul Selinger12110110000NA 00NA

    Ripcord
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Dave Fielding890010000NA 00NA
    Ian Whitney440200000NA 00NA
    Jean Cadet2380051000NA 00NA
    John Heinrich1550100000NA 00NA
    Rob Gendron1760700000NA 00NA

    Fama Bacon Whores 43  Expos 31

    The last game of the night featured the entertaining guys of Fama PR which was helpful to me because the last game is always a good test for my stamina. In addition to being entertaining, Fama played very well all night with Brian Merrill leading the way with 24 points, 11 rebounds. And Merrill actually got some help from his supporting cast as Matt Flanagan (10 points, 6 rebounds) and Ed Harrison helped out on the boards (7 rebounds). The Expos were never quite in this one as Cliff Laro (20 points, 7 rebounds) and Ben Pressgrove (7 points, 10 rebounds) tried to keep their team in it, but it was all Fama all the time as they won going away. Fama is out of the cellar and moves to 4-2 while the Expos drop to 3-3.

    Fama Bacon Whores
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brian Merrill24110100000NA 00NA
    Ed Harrison470411000NA 00NA
    Keith Watson540120000NA 00NA
    Matt Flanagan1060240000NA 00NA
    Mike Kaplan250300000NA 00NA
    Mike Reilly020000000NA 00NA

    Expos
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Ben Pressgrove7100110000NA 00NA
    Cliff Laro2070200000NA 00NA
    John Kneeland140400000NA 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