Fall 2012: Co-Ed 5v5 A League Champs: BOOM Shakalaka

    Terry-less Thunder Buddies falls to a hot BOOM squad.
    Thunder Buddies 4 Life 51 Boom Shakalaka 52

    Sorry for the late write-ups guys, I had food poisoning last week and am just now getting caught up.  On another administrative note, for those of you who haven’t heard, this is my last season keeping score in the coed ranks.  I’ve got a new job that takes up quite a bit more of my time and it leaves very little free time to work on CAC stuff so I had to give it up.  I’ll still be around, probably playing in various leagues I just won’t be sitting behind the scorer’s table any more.  

    These 2 teams met once before and it was a battle, with BOOM ultimately pulling out a solid victory over the Bouvier-less Thunder Buddies squad.  This time TB would be without one of their best players with Terry out nursing a leg injury.  You could tell TB was looking to get Bouvier going early and often, Burke found him for the opening bucket.  They would pull out to a 5-2 lead before Ian answered with a triple.  The game would be a close battle early on, Thunder Buddies grab a 9-7 lead 5 minutes into the game before rattling off back to back buckets to go up 13-7. BOOM was struggling to get their open looks to fall.  

    BOOM would answer with a quick 4-point run of their own, getting the game to within 2 with 13 minutes to go. BOOM was starting to control their tempo offensively but still couldn’t secure the lead.  Cody made it a 20-18 game in favor of Thunder Buddies with a strong move down low but Amy did what she does best and drilled a three-ball right when her team needed a big bucket.  Thunder Buddies would hold onto a 25-23 lead with 5 minutes to go in the half.  BOOM was only able to score one more bucket in the final 5 minutes but luckily they were stepping up the defense and only let Thunder Buddies go into the half up 5, 30-25.  Bouvier had 17 points and Ian lead all BOOM players with 10.

    Immediately out of the halftime break Tristan hit his first shot from beyond the arc to bring his squad within 2 then they tied it on a Cody lay-up.  And this is when I started to focus a bit more on the score and less on the notes.  This was an old fashioned barn burner and a hard fought game.  BOOM would go on a 6-0 run to take a 48-38 lead over Thunder Buddies with under 7 minutes to play.  Yet again Amy hit a big deep ball in transition on a great feed from LJ to bring it back to a 7-point game.  Thunder Buddies climbed back in it to make it 50-49 with under 2 minutes to go.

    Thunder Buddies then took their first lead since early in the 2nd half, up 51-50 after a Bouvier jumper finds paydirt.  Then a failure to convert at the line and it’s BOOM ball.  Burke grabs a big steal with 45 seconds to go but Thunder Buddies can’t add to their slim 1-point lead and BOOM is able to get a bucket to take a 1 point lead, 52-51.  That would be our final score with BOOM upsetting Thunder Buddies again.  There was some confusion at the end with the clock/score due to the broken board so I would like to apologize on behalf of the CAC and hopefully we don’t run into this again.

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    Smokin' Trees & Strokin' Threes 63  Monstars 45

    Smokin’ Trees overcome TJ’s hot outside shooting for the double-digit victory.

    Final week of the season which means Coed Madness is starting up next week, don’t forget to check out the bracket here:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ap8yZgk0io8MdFh4RlY2QXlxbEdVMWROaWNxR29RVXc#gid=0

    Monstars win the tip and then Swecker hits the jumper to draw first blood but The Bully answers, converting a lay-up after a nice feed from Nibs the Balla.  Smokin’ Trees is a team known to love to crash the boards, especially Nate Dogg and The Bully, well they lived up to that on one play when those 2 and Nibs all grabbed the same defensive board.  Nate Dogg wasn’t only shining the glass but was picking pockets, he had a couple early steals but ST was struggling to consistently convert.  Despite that they still had a 6-2 lead 5 minutes in.

    TJ was well on his way to a big game, he started it with some hustle rebounding grabbing 3 offensive boards by sneaking into the paint and snagging the balls that came off the rim long.  
    Syd was subbing in for the Monstars and tied it up after a nice bounce pass by none other than TJ as she cut to the basket.  Smokin’ Trees was unable to find the range from deep, having multiple shots rim in and out and started out 0-6 from beyond the arc.  That didn’t matter because The Bully had 8 points to pace his squad to a 14-9 lead with 8 minutes left in the first half.  

    Couple of offensive possessions Nibs hits his first triple to push the Smokin’ Trees lead up to 10, the first double digit lead of the night.  Then CJD, or Crazy Janitor Dude, decided to walk through the middle of the court during the game.  I mean, he had to make sure to tell everyone about the cops outside, so it was important to get in the way.  Smokin’ Trees was really finding their rhythm, holding onto a 21-13 lead with 3 ½ to go.

    TJ spotted up as the defense gave him all day to shoot the 3, nothing but net and he hits his first of many.  Despite that the Monstars would still go into the half down 10, 31-21.  Nibs had 16 and The Bully had 11.  TJ was 2-2 from deep and he and Josh each had 6 points.

    Early in the 2nd half, Josh grabbed his 3rd block.  But The Bully got it going again to give Smokin’ Trees a 16 point lead with 15 minutes left in the game.  Monstars take their first second half timeout after being unable to cut the lead to less than 14 with 12:45 to go.  The 2nd half play was all Smokin’ Trees thus far until right before the timeout when the Monstars were able to get the offense going a bit.  TJ continuing his great play, sees the defense collapse on Swecker who was driving the middle of the lane, and cut behind them to receive a pass and finish the reverse lay-in.  Great play by both guys.  He then hit a triple, this time hanging his hand up in the air a la Reggie Miller as his the ball fell through the net, 3-4 from downtown.

    It was all for naught because Smokin’ Trees had built up a 20 point lead, 54-34 with 4 ½ to go.  Captain America had his best offensive move of the season, spinning around in the lane putting the post moves on Jane Stockton and finishing the lay-in.  To this TJ replies “OOOOHHHHH, you are tooooo little” in reference to Steph’s height difference to Zach.  

    Smokin’ Trees would go onto a 61-45 win, helping secure a slightly higher seed for the Madness Tournament.

    Smokin' Trees & Strokin' Threes
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Lauren Kelly401210000NA 00NA
    Nate Brigham9115630000NA 2150%
    Paul Nimblett2261100000NA 11218%
    Robert Haas1917823202150% 00NA
    Steph Baran941430000NA 4125%

    Monstars
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Amy Guthrie0100010200% 00NA
    Josh Tappan682013000NA 00NA
    Kevin Swecker129222003133% 3133%
    TJ White1133301000NA 4375%
    Zach Donnelly-Krall810214000NA 00NA

    Western University Dolphins 65  Boom Shakalaka 93

    Western U continues to have attendance issues, not a good thing against a hot BOOM squad.

    Final week of the season which means Coed Madness is starting up next week, don’t forget to check out the bracket here:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ap8yZgk0io8MdFh4RlY2QXlxbEdVMWROaWNxR29RVXc#gid=0

    Tristan would come out firing on all cylinders, scoring the first 7 points for BOOM.  Kimi followed up his hot start with a triple to put BOOM up 10-2 early.  Western U. would find themselves stuck at 2 points for awhile, as BOOM pushed the lead up to 16-2 only 3 minutes in, they were drilling every shot they took.  Cody was showing his passing prowess early finding the open man as the D collapsed and getting 4 assists ony 8 minutes into the game.  BOOM had built up an 18 point lead at this junction.

    The Dolphins would finally answer offensively, scoring 6 in a row to cut the deficit to 12 but then Tristan scores himself another bucket, hitting the transition lay-in.  Nibs the Balla, filling in for WUD and playing his second straight game was hot early in this one, well on his way to scoring a lot of points on this evening.  His shooting wasn’t enough as BOOM had a 40-27 lead with 6 minutes to go before Steph who was also filling in hit a triple to get the deficit down to 10.  Dolphins got a stop but then Tristan swiped his 5th steal of the half and turned it into points on the other end.

    BOOM takes time with 2 ½ minutes to go up 47-32.  They closed out the half on a 6-2 run to grab a 53-34 halftime lead.  Tristan and Ian scored 22 and 18 respectively and Nibs had 12 for WUD.  Cody had 5 boards and 5 assists.

    Dolphins come out and immediately start to cut into the lead, Rich hit a big triple to get his squad within 13. BOOM answered, pushing the lead up to 20, the largest of the night, over the next 5 ½ minutes.  The Dolphins were looking a little bit tired, as shots started to fall a bit short as the lack of subs affected their legs.  Dolphins hit back to back triples to try and keep BOOM honest but it was still a 76-55 lead for BOOM.  Kari flipped a pass from the wing through the paint and Syd took it to the basket for the lay-in. Roberts accused him of getting lucky and that the pass was actually intended for Cody who was on the other side of the paint but Syd happened to sneak through.  I still gave him the assist, but I’m suspicious of your intentions.

    Rich seems to be polishing some post moves, he had a fancy spin move around Cody and finished with the lefty finger roll.  It was all for naught as BOOM would secure a 28 point victory, winning 93-65.

    Western University Dolphins
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Jerry Antone10832010200% 00NA
    Lauren McNamara1341010000NA 6117%
    Rich Keefe1810531102150% 3133%

    Boom Shakalaka
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Cody Fleming6132721000NA 400%
    Elizabeth Bowen630322000NA 00NA
    Ian Sugel305451003267% 5240%
    Kariuki Thande411730000NA 00NA
    Kimi Soo Hoo1220100000NA 6467%
    Matt Roberts681210000NA 00NA
    Sydney Fasulo801100000NA 00NA
    Tristan Mouligne2110150000NA 5120%

    RainDance 62  Thunder Buddies 4 Life 70

    Terry returns from injury as Thunder Buddies looks poised to make a deep playoff run.

    Final week of the season which means Coed Madness is starting up next week, don’t forget to check out the bracket here:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ap8yZgk0io8MdFh4RlY2QXlxbEdVMWROaWNxR29RVXc#gid=0

    Bouvier won the tip for TB and tapped it up to Terry who slipped behind the defense and finished the easy lay-in.  But Dance would grab themselves an 8-6 lead 2 ½ minutes in.  Matt Smith put them up it with a pretty, reverse finger roll lay-in off an inbound feed from Sarah.  Thunder Buddies would grab the lead back, 14-12 with 15 to go.  Bouvier was having his way down low and Terry was getting his as well.  The two of them with some timely jumpers from LJ and Amy helped build up a 25-18 lead with 9 ½ to go.  Dance was in some early team foul trouble, already in the bonus with 7 ½ to go.  

    Not only was Dance in foul trouble, they were having some offensive trouble as well.  They went 8 ½ minutes stuck at 18 points and Thunder Buddies took advantage and built up a 15 point lead with a minute left in the half.  Dance would score the next 4 points and Thunder Buddies had the ball and were holding for the last shot.  They were unable to convert and Dance grabbed the board and immediately took time.  2 seconds to take a last shot.  Kearney gets the inbound and gets a good look from just across half court and just misses as the ball rims out.  Thunder Buddies goes into the half up 33-22.  Terry and Bouvier had 13 and 9 respectively, Kearney had 11.  

    Thunder Buddies scored the first second half bucket but then Kearney hit his 4th and 5th triples to bring his squad within 7.  3 minutes into the 2nd half and we’ve got a 39-31 ballgame in favor of Thunder Buddies.  This game was physical, a lot of fouls on either side.  Burke got a couple of quick second half fouls and had 4 with 17 minutes left in the game.  Dan would capitalize on a wide open look from deep to make it a 5 point game with 13 minutes to go.

    Matt Smith got out on a fast break after a steal and had to beat Bouvier to the basket.  Bouv got position and had an incredibly block on his lay-up attempt, he flat out just took the ball out of Matt’s hands and took it back the other way.  TB couldn’t capitalize and Dance went on a little run to go up 48-46. Thunder Buddies took the lead back, going up 53-50 with 8 minutes to go.  The teams traded buckets for awhile, with the lead being no more than 3 for the next 3 or so minutes, Thunder Buddies still out in front.

    With a 1:20 left Thunder Buddies was able to push the lead to 7, 66-59.  Sarah answered with a big 3 on the next possession and kept her team within striking distance, down 4 with 41 seconds to go.  Dance went into foul mode, ready to put the TB players at the line.  On the inbound Burke proclaimed to Terry “Here, let me inbound the ball.  Even you’re a better free throw shooter than I am.”  Thunder Buddies were able to hit their late free throws and Dance would only hit one more triple and the final was 70-62 in favor of the first place Thunder Buddies squad and eventual #1 overall seed.

    RainDance
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Britt Spackman000100000NA 00NA
    Chris Smith14610200900% 00NA
    Dan Bud13601000100% 8338%
    Michael Hagerty230000000NA 00NA
    Michael Kearney249142108675% 13646%
    Sarah Kearney910300000NA 5360%

    Thunder Buddies 4 Life
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Amy Beaton102011002150% 7343%
    Chris Burke770610022100% 4125%
    Eric Jonash34100002150% 00NA
    Laura Jasinski601000000NA 00NA
    Matt Bouvier227140107457% 00NA
    Mike Jasinski010000000NA 200%
    Terry Henderson228411008675% 200%

Standings Co-Ed 5v5 West F12 Thru Week 9
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Thunder Buddies 4 Life7-20.778L1068.1153.78
2Boom Shakalaka6-30.667W1170.2259.33
3RainDance6-30.667W2162.3355.44
4Western University Dolphins5-40.556L1262.0061.89
5Smokin' Trees & Strokin' Threes2-70.222L2557.5671.89
6Monstars1-80.111W1642.6760.56
Points Per Game
1Michael Kearney
RainDance
23.22
2Matt Bouvier
Thunder Buddies 4 Life
22.25
3Terry Henderson
Thunder Buddies 4 Life
21.43
4Tristan Mouligne
Boom Shakalaka
20.13
5Ian Sugel
Boom Shakalaka
16.11
6Paul Nimblett
Smokin' Trees & Strokin' Threes
14.22
7Kevin Swecker
Monstars
13.78

Player Rater
1Michael Kearney
RainDance
52.399
2Matt Bouvier
Thunder Buddies 4 Life
52.008
3Terry Henderson
Thunder Buddies 4 Life
48.077
4Robert Haas
Smokin' Trees & Strokin' Threes
46.069
5Kevin Swecker
Monstars
43.729
6Rich Keefe
Western University Dolphins
42.888
7Tristan Mouligne
Boom Shakalaka
42.068
8Chris Burke
Thunder Buddies 4 Life
40.388
9Nate Brigham
Smokin' Trees & Strokin' Threes
38.679
10Matt Roberts
Boom Shakalaka
35.179

Rebounds Per Game
1Robert Haas
Smokin' Trees & Strokin' Threes
15.22
2Matt Bouvier
Thunder Buddies 4 Life
12.75
3Rev. Rip Rohman
Monstars
12.14
4Kevin Swecker
Monstars
11.44
5Terry Henderson
Thunder Buddies 4 Life
10.43
6Matt Roberts
Boom Shakalaka
9.89
6Dan Bud
RainDance
9.89

3s Per Game
1Michael Kearney
RainDance
3.8943%
2Tristan Mouligne
Boom Shakalaka
3.5044%
3Amy Beaton
Thunder Buddies 4 Life
2.4443%
3Paul Nimblett
Smokin' Trees & Strokin' Threes
2.4427%
5Matt Forlizzi
Smokin' Trees & Strokin' Threes
1.8634%
6Ian Sugel
Boom Shakalaka
1.7829%
7Kimi Soo Hoo
Boom Shakalaka
1.7556%

Assists Per Game
1Chris Burke
Thunder Buddies 4 Life
5.75
2Michael Kearney
RainDance
4.33
2Nate Brigham
Smokin' Trees & Strokin' Threes
4.33
4Rich Keefe
Western University Dolphins
3.75
5Kariuki Thande
Boom Shakalaka
3.67
6Brian Sharkey
Western University Dolphins
3.14
7Ian Sugel
Boom Shakalaka
3.11