Spring 2008: C League Champs: Monitor

    Thompson Carries Monitor Past XJV For C League Title
    Monitor 61 XJV 53

    Monitor ended up covering BFab's spread (7.5) in the final seconds by hitting their free throws, but this game was anything but an easy corination for Monitor.  The XJV guys, with their championship experience and 1 title under their belt, came out fired up and ready to play.  They jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first 4 minutes and were ahead 14-4 before Monitor knew what hit them.  With active hands on defense, XJV nabbed 7 steals in the first half that led to a lot of easy points.  Bisson especially was a maniac, grabbing 4 swipes and getting 5 early points.  The Duo of Rob Taylor (22 points, 10 boards) and Tom Becker (4 blocks, 7 boards) had to work hard to keep the Big Ragu (10 ponits, 14 boards) from going off.  And they did it for nearly the entire night, only giving him 4 field goals and nothing easy.  The Big Ragu seemed taken off guard by the smaller Taylor's quick moves and ability to push him out of the paint.  Amazing defensive work that was an early reason for XJV's success in this game. 

    But Monitor eventually settled into a groove, but not like you're expecting.  I thought they'd simply keep pounding the post until the Big Ragu either fouled out both Becker and Taylor, or started pouring in the points.  But no, Matt Thompson (25 points, 6 assists) took matters into his own hands.  With 9 first half points, Thompson brought Monitor to within 5 at the break.  The defense tightened down behind him, and the offense started taking care of the ball.  But it wasn't easy work in the second half.  XJV was determined to hang onto their lead.  With some circus moves, Bugbee (12 points) and The Aussie Ottery (8 points) kept XJV clinging to their lead.

    Finally, with 11 minutes to go, we had our first tie of the game since 0-0.  Ain and Pipes made some big buckets, but as was the case in the first half, it was Thompson knocking down a couple of 3s that finally pushed Monitor over the top.  Talk about the right time to have your best offensive performance of the season.  What is it with the C Finals bringing out the best in a roleplaying sniper??  A late scare for Monitor when the Big Ragu had to sit out a couple minutes with an injury, but this team held onto their four point lead, and free throws wrapped it up in the final seconds.  XJV battled well, especially considering the 30 point beatdowns earlier in the season, but in the end, they couldn't overcome the game's MVP, Matt Thompson.  Congrats to Monitor on their C League title!

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    Monitor 61  XJV 53

    Thompson Carries Monitor Past XJV For C League Title!

    Monitor ended up covering BFab's spread (7.5) in the final seconds by hitting their free throws, but this game was anything but an easy corination for Monitor.  The XJV guys, with their championship experience and 1 title under their belt, came out fired up and ready to play.  They jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first 4 minutes and were ahead 14-4 before Monitor knew what hit them.  With active hands on defense, XJV nabbed 7 steals in the first half that led to a lot of easy points.  Bisson especially was a maniac, grabbing 4 swipes and getting 5 early points.  The Duo of Rob Taylor (22 points, 10 boards) and Tom Becker (4 blocks, 7 boards) had to work hard to keep the Big Ragu (10 ponits, 14 boards) from going off.  And they did it for nearly the entire night, only giving him 4 field goals and nothing easy.  The Big Ragu seemed taken off guard by the smaller Taylor's quick moves and ability to push him out of the paint.  Amazing defensive work that was an early reason for XJV's success in this game. 

    But Monitor eventually settled into a groove, but not like you're expecting.  I thought they'd simply keep pounding the post until the Big Ragu either fouled out both Becker and Taylor, or started pouring in the points.  But no, Matt Thompson (25 points, 6 assists) took matters into his own hands.  With 9 first half points, Thompson brought Monitor to within 5 at the break.  The defense tightened down behind him, and the offense started taking care of the ball.  But it wasn't easy work in the second half.  XJV was determined to hang onto their lead.  With some circus moves, Bugbee (12 points) and The Aussie Ottery (8 points) kept XJV clinging to their lead.

    Finally, with 11 minutes to go, we had our first tie of the game since 0-0.  Ain and Pipes made some big buckets, but as was the case in the first half, it was Thompson knocking down a couple of 3s that finally pushed Monitor over the top.  Talk about the right time to have your best offensive performance of the season.  What is it with the C Finals bringing out the best in a roleplaying sniper??  A late scare for Monitor when the Big Ragu had to sit out a couple minutes with an injury, but this team held onto their four point lead, and free throws wrapped it up in the final seconds.  XJV battled well, especially considering the 30 point beatdowns earlier in the season, but in the end, they couldn't overcome the game's MVP, Matt Thompson.  Congrats to Monitor on their C League title!

    Monitor
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Adam Ain73130004250% 00NA
    Brandon Piper52010104375% 00NA
    Matt Thompson250141107571% 00NA
    Pete Giorgio109522505240% 00NA
    Shyam Nagarajan600002000NA 00NA

    XJV
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Dave Rubin001000000NA 00NA
    Doug Bisson511040022100% 00NA
    Jerome Layman530311000NA 00NA
    Patrick Bugbee1212222000NA 00NA
    Patrick Ottery800000000NA 00NA
    Rob Taylor22463120300% 00NA
    Tom Becker14312403133% 00NA

Standings C Spring 2008 Thru Week 14
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Monitor9-20.818W2057.8542.62
2XJV8-30.727W1149.0043.69
3Commitment5-50.500W1448.0043.17
4Genzyme5-50.500L1450.0849.83
5Secret Sauce1-10.500W1857.5060.50
6Grand Nationals4-60.400W3539.6448.91
7Deez0-100.000L10940.0960.09
Points Per Game
1Eric Wang
Deez
20.88
2Rob Taylor
XJV
15.80
3Pete Giorgio
Monitor
15.71
4Matt Thompson
Monitor
15.44
5Adam Ain
Monitor
12.78
6Dave Bierut
Genzyme
12.73
7Doug Bisson
XJV
11.83

Player Rater
1Pete Giorgio
Monitor
54.717
2Dave Bierut
Genzyme
42.2311
3Rob Taylor
XJV
40.8510
4Matt Thompson
Monitor
37.899
5Gary Fan
Commitment
34.5012
6Nathan Bachtell
Genzyme
33.797
7Eric Wang
Deez
32.638
8Tom Becker
XJV
29.948
9Adam Ain
Monitor
29.509
10Brandon Piper
Monitor
28.619

Rebounds Per Game
1Pete Giorgio
Monitor
14.29
2Dave Bierut
Genzyme
12.45
3Lawrence Coffin
Grand Nationals
11.22
4Tom Becker
XJV
10.38
5Rob Taylor
XJV
10.30
6Nathan Bachtell
Genzyme
9.86
7Brandon Piper
Monitor
7.44

3s Per Game
1Dave Rubin
XJV
0.00nan%
1Pete Giorgio
Monitor
0.00nan%
1Gary Fan
Commitment
0.00nan%
1Dave Bierut
Genzyme
0.00nan%
1Chris Tonelli
XJV
0.00nan%
1Chi-Lung Cheung
Commitment
0.00nan%
1Pradeep Mammen
Genzyme
0.00nan%
1Tom Martin
Genzyme
0.00nan%
1Doug Bisson
XJV
0.00nan%
1K. Leung
Commitment
0.00nan%
1Brandon Piper
Monitor
0.00nan%
1Godfrey Chua
Grand Nationals
0.00nan%
1Wilson Poon
Deez
0.00nan%
1Eric Leung
Commitment
0.00nan%
1David Hartjes
Grand Nationals
0.00nan%

Assists Per Game
1Gary Fan
Commitment
3.42
2Matt Thompson
Monitor
3.33
3Brian Fabry
Genzyme
3.10
4Pete Giorgio
Monitor
2.71
5Tom Martin
Genzyme
2.38
6Pradeep Ghosh
Monitor
2.00
7Patrick Bugbee
XJV
1.92