Fall 2007: C League Champs: XJV

    XJV Steals C League Title in Double OT Instant Classic
    Expos 55 XJV 56

    What a thriller we had last night, as the Expos were knocked off by XJV in the C League Final in Double Overtime.  This game was an instant classic from the tip with XJV battling hard and trying to keep pace with Jamil Ball's (38 points, 13 boards) offensive fireworks. The heavily favored Expos squad had to play this game without their Window Cleaner (Brian Gelow) and you could tell that it effected them from the outset.  XJV was staying in the game by hitting the glass hard trying to limit the Expos second chance opportunities.  Pat Bugbee (13 points) and Doug Bisson (10 points) were keeping the game close with their offensive persistancy in the first half.  Jamil was constantly frustrated by a collapsing defense that forced him into tough, low percentage shots.  The game was tied at halftime, as neither team could build much of a lead with the hard hitting physical style. 

    In the second half it looked like Jamil had taken over for good.  He was getting to the line at will, he was nailing 3s with ease and taking it to the rack.  Despite the long odds, their opponents never gave in.  Jerome and Chris wouldn't let XJV go down without a fight and as the game wore on, they were more and more physical with Jamil.  It didn't seem to matter, because with a minute left in the game, he had the Expos up 5 and it looked like XJV's upset bid was dashed.  But when the going got tough, XJV resonded with a fast break steal and a long range three to tie the game with 17 seconds left.  Neither team could convert on their last possession, and we were headed to OT tied at 47.  In the first OT, both teams traded baskets until Jamil went to the line with a chance to put his team up.  He couldn't convert on the 1&1, so we were off to double overtime!  Again the team's traded baskets and again Jamil went to the line with a chance to put his team up two possessions.  But he couldn't do it and XJV got a couple quick scored to go up one.  As Jamil brought the ball down for a potential game winner, his pocket got picked and XJV ran out the clock to pull off the colossal upset!  An excellent season by the Expos falls just short of their goal and XJV takes the Fall 07 C League Title!

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    Expos 55  XJV 56

    XJV Steals C League Title in Double OT Instant Classic

    What a thriller we had last night, as the Expos were knocked off by XJV in the C League Final in Double Overtime.  This game was an instant classic from the tip with XJV battling hard and trying to keep pace with Jamil Ball's (38 points, 13 boards) offensive fireworks. The heavily favored Expos squad had to play this game without their Window Cleaner (Brian Gelow) and you could tell that it effected them from the outset.  XJV was staying in the game by hitting the glass hard trying to limit the Expos second chance opportunities.  Pat Bugbee (13 points) and Doug Bisson (10 points) were keeping the game close with their offensive persistancy in the first half.  Jamil was constantly frustrated by a collapsing defense that forced him into tough, low percentage shots.  The game was tied at halftime, as neither team could build much of a lead with the hard hitting physical style. 

    In the second half it looked like Jamil had taken over for good.  He was getting to the line at will, he was nailing 3s with ease and taking it to the rack.  Despite the long odds, their opponents never gave in.  Jerome and Chris wouldn't let XJV go down without a fight and as the game wore on, they were more and more physical with Jamil.  It didn't seem to matter, because with a minute left in the game, he had the Expos up 5 and it looked like XJV's upset bid was dashed.  But when the going got tough, XJV resonded with a fast break steal and a long range three to tie the game with 17 seconds left.  Neither team could convert on their last possession, and we were headed to OT tied at 47.  In the first OT, both teams traded baskets until Jamil went to the line with a chance to put his team up.  He couldn't convert on the 1&1, so we were off to double overtime!  Again the team's traded baskets and again Jamil went to the line with a chance to put his team up two possessions.  But he couldn't do it and XJV got a couple quick scored to go up one.  As Jamil brought the ball down for a potential game winner, his pocket got picked and XJV ran out the clock to pull off the colossal upset!  An excellent season by the Expos falls just short of their goal and XJV takes the Fall 07 C League Title!

    Expos
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Jamil Ball38851130211048% 00NA
    Jeremy Moskowitz252101000NA 00NA
    Wayne Fancis222142000NA 00NA

    XJV
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Chris Tonelli1161212000NA 00NA
    Dave Rubin200100000NA 00NA
    Doug Bisson106241104375% 00NA
    Indraneel Sheorey301000000NA 00NA
    Jerome Layman1224111022100% 00NA
    Matthew Fanning52540002150% 00NA
    Patrick Bugbee1381111022100% 00NA

Standings C Fall 2007 Thru Week 14
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Expos10-10.909W3057.5443.38
2XJV6-40.600L1444.1742.33
3Genzyme5-50.500W2546.6453.00
4Grand Nationals5-50.500L2539.4541.64
5Ladies First4-50.444L2649.0036.22
6TRO3-70.300W2728.9044.60
7Secret Sauce2-80.200L2838.6046.00
Points Per Game
1Jamil Ball
Expos
28.08
2Caitlin Vestal Tibbetts
Ladies First
18.25
3Scott McGihon
TRO
16.00
4Pierre-Loic Assayao
Grand Nationals
15.64
5Brian Gelow
Expos
14.00
6Doug Bisson
XJV
12.40
7Christian Hartjes
Grand Nationals
12.18

Player Rater
1Jamil Ball
Expos
64.0012
2Brian Gelow
Expos
54.2711
3Caitlin Vestal Tibbetts
Ladies First
45.638
4Scott McGihon
TRO
43.9010
5Doug Bisson
XJV
38.1010
6Pierre-Loic Assayao
Grand Nationals
37.9111
7Serge Gottschalk
Secret Sauce
33.6510
8Christian Hartjes
Grand Nationals
32.8211
9Charles Shock
Secret Sauce
32.568
10Patrick Bugbee
XJV
30.2912

Rebounds Per Game
1Brian Gelow
Expos
16.18
2Scott McGihon
TRO
11.80
3Jamil Ball
Expos
11.67
4Charles Shock
Secret Sauce
11.38
5Brad Champan
Secret Sauce
10.70
6Caitlin Vestal Tibbetts
Ladies First
10.25
7Ed Kerrigan
Grand Nationals
9.00

3s Per Game
1Charles Shock
Secret Sauce
0.00nan%
1Godfrey Chua
Expos
0.00nan%
1Doug Bisson
XJV
0.00nan%
1Patrick Bugbee
XJV
0.00nan%
1Caitlin Vestal Tibbetts
Ladies First
0.00nan%
1Joe Jeffery
Genzyme
0.00nan%
1David Hartjes
Grand Nationals
0.00nan%
1Dave Rubin
XJV
0.00nan%
1Wayne Fancis
Expos
0.00nan%
1Indraneel Sheorey
XJV
0.00nan%
1Serge Gottschalk
Secret Sauce
0.00nan%
1Brian Gelow
Expos
0.00nan%
1Jill Moretti
TRO
0.00nan%
1Ed Kerrigan
Grand Nationals
0.00nan%
1Matthew Fanning
XJV
0.00nan%

Assists Per Game
1Christian Hartjes
Grand Nationals
3.36
2Jamil Ball
Expos
3.08
3Brian Gelow
Expos
2.91
4Doug Bisson
XJV
2.80
5Paulo Gouveia
Secret Sauce
2.71
6Charles Shock
Secret Sauce
2.50
7Pierre-Loic Assayao
Grand Nationals
2.45