Winter 2010: B2 League Champs: Pick Ya Poison

    Hill Ginley Help Poison Storm Back Into Finals
    Pick Ya Poison 68 Heinsohn's Heroes 51

    Scoring was limited at the start of the first B2 West game of the evening. In fact it was it until over two minutes into the contest the first points were put upon the scoreboard and it was Heinsohn’s Heroes who scored first.

    This may come as a shocker but Pick Ya Poison was having a difficult time on the CAC court Monday night. The Heroes took full advantage of the Poison’s lack of offense and began the contest with a 12-0 run. It appeared as if we were going to have an upset on our hands, judging by the Heroes start. Dannon Stacer was just on-fire from long distance netting all nine of his points in the first from beyond the arc. But Pick Ya Poison stormed back with an 8-0 run of their own cutting the deficit to just four.

    For the majority of the first, the Heroes controlled the game and were the more upbeat team. Holding an 18-16 lead, midway through the half, Ryan Shea found an open Nigel Slack down court for the easy lay-up, sparking a 19-4 Poison run as they went into the break with the 35-22 advantage.

    If you were to tell me at the beginning of the contest Pick Ya Poison would have a 13 point lead at the half, I probably would have laughed. Because the way they were playing early on they looked flat.

    The second half was all Poison as foul trouble started to catch up with the Heroes – although they did play one tough game against a formidable opponent. Luke O’Sullivan recorded a double-double in the loss with recording 12 points and 12 rebounds while Dom Hamilton led the Heroes with 13 points. Finnigan Hanson added eight points while dishing out three assists. John Cintolo contributed seven points while Adrian O’Sullivan played a solid game recording three rebounds and two assists.

    Bobo Hill was the man of the night for Pick Ya Poison in the victory. Although they were down early, he was destined to bring his team back. In addition to his double-double, tallying 14 points and game-high 15 boards, Hill nearly recorded the elusive triple-double, dishing out seven assists. Kyle Ginley led the team with 18 points, three assists and a steal while Shea followed with 16 points of his own. Slack rounded out the four Poison players in double figures with 14.

    The win sends Pick Ya Poison to the B2 West League finals, where they will square off with the Sons of the Liberty for the third time in five weeks. The Poison has the upper hand in the match-up, defeating Liberty in week eight and week nine.

    Heinsohn’s Heroes you guys played great all season but do not forget to sign-up for next season, Spring 2010. And that goes for everyone who has not sign-up for Spring yet. It will definitely be another terrific B2 season at the CAC.

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    Canal Park Posse 69  Witness Protection 68

    Giorgio Leads Posse to Win Over Protection

    The B2 West League kicked off with a solid game between the Canal Park Posse and Witness Protection Monday evening. But it was Peter Giorgio and his Posse that had the upper hand over Witness Protection as Canal Park walked away with the 69-48 victory.

     

    While Giorgio led the Posse with a double-double tallying a game-high 21 points and 11 boards you can not over look the play of Adam Chopko. He was constantly everywhere when Canal Park needed him to be, falling a point and rebound shy of being the second player in the game to have a double-double, which is why he received the first B2 West League Tommy Point. Justin Oppenheimer rounded out the three Posses with in double figures with 10 points while recording eight boards as well as playing unselfish offense by dishing out four assists.

     

    Despite the loss for Witness Protection, they had three players reach double digits. Kevin Parker led the way with a team-high 16 points including hitting two treys. Brian Hochman and Mark Hochstetler followed up with 12 points a piece. Hochstetler was solid with nine boards and two assists as well as picking the pockets of the Posse twice.

     

    With the win the Canal Park Posse improves to 1-0 and will face CTC January 25 at 7:10 while the Witness Protection drops to 0-1, playing the Sons of Liberty at 8:00 sharp.

    Canal Park Posse
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Adam Chopko963200000NA 3133%
    Brandon Piper702100011100% 100%
    Jayme Mendal33200002150% 100%
    Justin Oppenheimer1062400000NA 500%
    Pete Giorgio2111011004375% 00NA
    Philip Charm1745001055100% 200%
    Shyam Nagarajan420200000NA 500%

    Witness Protection
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brian Hochman1230110022100% 5240%
    Jeff Jablow852200000NA 22100%
    Kevin Parker1661100000NA 8225%
    Mark Hochstetler12632200200% 00NA

    Off In Public 51  Heinsohn's Heroes 52

    Heroes Starve Off Second Half Public

    Finnegan Hanson of Heinsohnís Heroes made Tommy Heinsohn proud in the second game of the evening Monday as they narrowly escaped a come-from-behind victory by Off In Public with the 52-51 victory. Hanson kept Off In Public in check with a double-double, recording 11 poitns and 10 boards in the victory.

     

    Heinsohnís Heroes had the game within their control as they ended the first half with a five-point, 26-19 lead. But Off In Public was not going to be denied as they came out flying after the brief intermission and outscored the Heroes 32-26 in the second. Not shy of ìPublic speaking,î Ryan Shevy put the Public on his back in the second draining six of eight from long range for 18 of his game-high 21 points.

     

    It was not enough.

     

    John Cintolo taught every a good lesson about hitting free throws towards the tail end of them. A free throw is exactly what it says it is. It is a free opportunity to score points after your opponents have committed a foul and you must take advantage of it and make them pay. Cintolo did just that hitting five of his seven free throw chances to finish the game with a team-high 13 points.

     

    Along with Hanson, he was one of four Heroes to reach double figures. Dannon Stacer was  two boards shy of double-double and was in the running for the Tommy Point with 10 points but in the end the award went to tall, Irish center Luke OíSullivan, who was solid under the boards ripping down eight rebounds along with tallying 12 points.

     

    When the Heroes needed OíSullivan the most he was there. Public had a brief two point lead, 40-38, but OíSullivan stepped up his game, drained a lay-up and converted the three point play. To take a phrase from the Red Sox, he was Dirt Dog who should his grit and determination underneath the bucket to lead his team to their first victory.

     

    With the win Heinsohnís Heroes starts the season at 1-0 while Off In Public falls to 0-1. The Heroes will return to the hard-court next week when they face Group Techs on Monday January 25 in the final game of the night at 8:30. Off In Public will hit the court in the first game of the night against the Posse.

    Off In Public
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Bryan Martin402000000NA 00NA
    Jason Small163101008675% 00NA
    Mike Gordon470200000NA 00NA
    Mike Mokey532200000NA 3133%
    Robert Shevy214221002150% 8675%
    Sean Mullaney14033002150% 300%

    Heinsohn's Heroes
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Adrian O\'Sullivan4201100200% 00NA
    Dannon Stacer1080010000NA 5240%
    Finnigan Hanson119120103133% 00NA
    John Cintolo132211007571% 00NA
    Luke O\'Sullivan12442100100% 00NA

    CTC 67  Pick Ya Poison 69

    Pick Ya Poison Lives Up To Name

    For the second straight game the third contest of the evening was tight battle that saw Pick Ya Poison come out on top in the two-point, 69-67, victory over CTC. Nigel Slack and Bobo Hill each recorded a double-double to pave the way toward victory for the Poison.  

     

    After finding themselves down 30-28 at the half, Hill and Slack were a force to be reckoned with in the second half both offensively and defensively. In addition to his team-high 21 points, Hill ripped down another game-high 17 boards and dished out three assists while Slack added 10 rebounds of his own for his double-double. But no one can discount what teammate Ryan Shea brought to the table.

     

    While he may not have scored like his teammates, Shea rounded out the three Pick Ya Poison players to reach double figures on the night. Tallying 13 points and doling three assists, Shea was two boards shy of a double-double. So here is a message to opposing players: beware of Pick Ya Poison, they really emulate their team name.

     

    Despite the loss, Mike Baser led the way for CTC with a game-high 23 points while Mark Katz also reached the 20-point club following up with 21 points. Eric Spindt recorded a the third double-double in the contest, netting 17 points and pulling down 13 boards as well as being nearly perfect from the charity stripe (six-for-seven).

     

    With the win Pick Ya Poison opens the season at 1-0 while CTC falls to 0-1. The Poison will square off next against Off In Public in the first game of the evening at 6:20 on January 25. CTC will immediately following in the 7:10 slot against the Canal Park Posse.

    CTC
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brandon Freeman431310000NA 100%
    Eric Spindt1711221007686% 8338%
    Mark Katz21611100100% 2150%
    Mike Beaser2322111000NA 3133%
    Todd Whitecross220200000NA 00NA

    Pick Ya Poison
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    BoBo Hill2112530105360% 100%
    Kyle Ginley631100000NA 300%
    Mike Bosse43120105120% 11100%
    Mike Morin432210000NA 00NA
    Nigel Slack217310002150% 00NA
    Ryan Shea1344300000NA 5360%

    Sons of Liberty 48  Group Techs 37

    Free Throw Key for Sons of Liberty

    The Sons of Liberty picked up their first victory of the season defeating the Group Techs in the fourth and final game of the evening on Monday, 48-37. Dean Lawrence led the way for the Sons of Liberty with a game-high 23 points.

     

    It was the all Lawrence show in the opening B2 West League finale. In addition to his 23 points, the Liberty big man was solid on defense ripping down 11 boards while converting seven of eight from the charity stripe. Does he still have any NCAA eligibility left? Boston College could certainly use him. They are horrible from the free throw line.

     

    Brendan Younger followed up his teammate as the only other player from the Sons of Liberty with 17 points ñ three coming from long range. He too was also close to knocking down his first double-double of the season but fell two rebounds shy with eight in the game.

     

    Once again Lawrenceís free throw clinic came into play later on in the game. While he was knocking down all but one of his attempts, Group Techs were a combined eight for 18 from the charity stripe.  Compare that to the Sons of Liberty who only missed two free throws (13-15). Sorry but you are not going to win many games with those stat lines when your opponent is practically not missing. Francis Reddick led the way for the Techs with a team-high of 11 points while dishing out three assists.

     

    With the win the Sons of Liberty kick start the season at 1-0 while Group Techs falls to 0-1. Liberty will return to the hard-court January 25 when they square off with Witness Protection (0-1) in the third game of the evening at 8:00. The Techs tip-off against the 1-0 Heinsohnís Heroes at 8:50.

    Sons of Liberty
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brenden Younger176220005480% 4375%
    Dean Lawrence238320008788% 00NA
    Joe Mattaini020100000NA 00NA
    Josh De Souza832230022100% 00NA
    Mike Marien020100000NA 00NA
    Tim Haines020200000NA 100%

    Group Techs
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Francis Reddick114130002150% 200%
    Billy ODwye712000000NA 2150%
    Dre Schnieder000000000NA 00NA
    Kyle Kelly662200010220% 100%
    Noah Spaulding55220004375% 200%
    Paul Sullivan220210000NA 100%
    Yannou Sprewell441110022100% 00NA

Standings B2 West Winter 2010 Thru Week 12
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Pick Ya Poison9-01.000W9065.8354.82
2Canal Park Posse7-20.778W3249.2748.90
3Sons of Liberty7-20.778L1255.7550.50
4Heinsohn's Heroes5-40.556W2456.0053.36
5CTC3-60.333W1659.5050.60
6Group Techs3-60.333L3659.2062.10
7Off In Public1-80.111L2850.1061.20
8Witness Protection1-80.111L3838.0056.00
Points Per Game
1Eric Spindt
CTC
26.14
2Dean Lawrence
Sons of Liberty
20.75
3Ryan Shea
Pick Ya Poison
20.67
4Pete Giorgio
Canal Park Posse
19.88
5Nigel Slack
Pick Ya Poison
19.67
6Brenden Younger
Sons of Liberty
19.20
7Jason Small
Off In Public
16.90

Player Rater
1Dean Lawrence
Sons of Liberty
53.0412
2Eric Spindt
CTC
51.867
3Pete Giorgio
Canal Park Posse
51.508
4BoBo Hill
Pick Ya Poison
50.569
5Nigel Slack
Pick Ya Poison
44.7912
6Ryan Shea
Pick Ya Poison
42.3812
7Mark Katz
CTC
41.758
8Finnigan Hanson
Heinsohn's Heroes
40.3211
9Brenden Younger
Sons of Liberty
39.7010
10Kyle Ginley
Pick Ya Poison
35.0812

Rebounds Per Game
1Pete Giorgio
Canal Park Posse
15.25
2Dean Lawrence
Sons of Liberty
14.92
3BoBo Hill
Pick Ya Poison
12.67
4Nigel Slack
Pick Ya Poison
11.92
5Finnigan Hanson
Heinsohn's Heroes
10.82
6Kyle Kelly
Group Techs
10.60
7Mark Katz
CTC
10.00

3s Per Game
1Eric Spindt
CTC
4.1443%
2Robert Shevy
Off In Public
3.3352%
3Brenden Younger
Sons of Liberty
2.9054%
4Dannon Stacer
Heinsohn's Heroes
2.6739%
5Billy ODwye
Group Techs
2.4339%
6Ryan Shea
Pick Ya Poison
2.4249%
7Mark Katz
CTC
1.5035%
7Justin Oppenheimer
Canal Park Posse
1.5032%

Assists Per Game
1BoBo Hill
Pick Ya Poison
4.22
2Kyle Ginley
Pick Ya Poison
3.58
3Ryan Shea
Pick Ya Poison
3.42
4Paul Reeves
Group Techs
3.00
5Justin Oppenheimer
Canal Park Posse
2.83
6Finnigan Hanson
Heinsohn's Heroes
2.64
7Brandon Freeman
CTC
2.50
7Adam Chopko
Canal Park Posse
2.50