Fall 2012: Corporate 5v5 League Champs: McGladrey

    Mieles Hot Shooting Carries McGladrey to Corporate West Championship
    Mule and the Gang 54 McGladrey 66

    The Championship proved to be a great matchup between 2 evenly matched teams McGladrey and Mule & the Gang. The game was back and forth throughout. I’m not good enough at my job to keep track of lead changes, but there were a ton, especially in the first half. Eric Hebert gave the Mules a  21-16 lead when he grabbed an offensive rebound and layed it in. However, McGladrey went on a nice run to close out the half and went into the break, up 33-30. Tom Miele was on fire for McGladrey as he knocked down 7 threes during the game. Midway through the second half, McGladrey built themselves a little cushion when Pat Jergel knocked down back to back threes to push the lead to 10 at 53-43. At that point, you could tell the Mules were out of gas because they were a little short-handed. On the other hand, McGladrey was fresh because they were 10 deep. McGladrey did a nice job of playing keep away down the stretch and made their free throws to earn the 66-54 victory. Tom Miele was the MVP of the final four with 29 points in the championship game and 19 in the semis. Congratulations to McGladrey, when they were at full strength, as they were in the playoffs, they were the best team in the league.

    Along with Miele, Nate Birr also had a strong game with 11 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists. He did a great job of getting Miele open threes. Keith Bauer had the 12 foot, straight away, bank shot down, he finished with 10 points and I think they were all the same shot. Sullivan knocked down a pair of threes on his way to 8 points.

    Tom McElligott led the way for the Mules. He finished with 17 points and 7 assists. Paul Medma had another strong game with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Angoff had 10, Hebert had 9, and Joey Ho finished with 6. It was a strong year for the Mules, but they came up a little short.

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    Steamboats 63  Foul & Out Of Bounds 58

    Terminator's Beast Game Not Enough as Foul & Out of Bounds Loses

     

    Once again, Foul and Out of Bounds found itself too short on firepower to overcome the complete team game demonstrated by Steamboats.
    Offensively, Foul and Out of Bounds was a two man team, as both Andre Jones and Shadrac "The Terminator" St. Louis carried the club for most of the night.  Jones finished with 17 points, 6 boards, 2 steals and an assist.
    Shadrac, who has proven to be the most dominating physical force in the league through two weeks, absolutely beasted the entire game.  Considering he didn't show up until halfway through the first half, he put up some amazing numbers.  Shadrac threw down 23 points, 16 rebounds (6 offensive), to go along with his 5 steals.
    I really doubt there is anyone in the league who can match up physically with "The Terminator".  Unfortunately for Foul and Out of Bounds, outside of the two aforementioned players, there isn't much offensive spark to this team.
    Steamboats, on the other hand, is a more complete team that was led by Leng Tang and featured some timely three point shooting from several other contributors.  Tang finished with 24 points, and he also contributed four assists and four steals.  Any time Foul and Out of Bounds started cutting into the lead, Tang hit a timely shot.
    What's intersting about Tang's performance is that he didn't take any free throws, nor did he attempt any three pointers.  Whoever was guarding him did a terrible job at stopping his penetration into the defense as he hit an array of mid-range jumpers.
    Also contributing for Steamboats were Thuy Nguyen with 11 points, 8 boards, and 3 assists.  Chen, Ng, and Martin Yuan each added two clutch three pointers to help stead off Foul and Out of Bounds' second-half surge.

     

    Once again, Foul and Out of Bounds found itself too short on firepower to overcome the complete team game demonstrated by Steamboats.

    Offensively, Foul and Out of Bounds was a two man team, as both Andre Jones and Shadrac "The Terminator" St. Louis carried the club for most of the night.  Jones finished with 17 points, 6 boards, 2 steals and an assist.

    Shadrac, who has proven to be the most dominating physical force in the league through two weeks, absolutely beasted the entire game.  Considering he didn't show up until halfway through the first half, he put up some amazing numbers.

    Shadrac threw down 23 points, 16 rebounds (6 offensive), to go along with his 5 steals.I really doubt there is anyone in the league who can match up physically with "The Terminator".  Unfortunately for Foul and Out of Bounds, outside of the two aforementioned players, there isn't much offensive spark to this team.

    Steamboats, on the other hand, is a more complete team that was led by Leng Tang and featured some timely three point shooting from several other contributors.  Tang finished with 24 points, and he also contributed four assists and four steals.  

    Any time Foul and Out of Bounds started cutting into the lead, Tang hit a timely shot.What's intersting about Tang's performance is that he didn't take any free throws, nor did he attempt any three pointers.  Whoever was guarding him did a terrible job at stopping his penetration into the defense as he hit an array of mid-range jumpers.

    Also contributing for Steamboats were Thuy Nguyen with 11 points, 8 boards, and 3 assists.  Chen, Ng, and Martin Yuan each added two clutch three pointers to help stead off Foul and Out of Bounds' second-half surge.

    Steamboats
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Bryan Chen611020000NA 22100%
    Jimmy Tran200010000NA 00NA
    Jonathan Ho020110000NA 200%
    Leng Tang2422440000NA 00NA
    Martin Yuan101113003267% 6233%
    Thuy Nguyen117130006350% 00NA
    Will Yuan4441100200% 400%

    Foul & Out Of Bounds
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Andre Jones1742220011100% 100%
    Andres Berrio630023000NA 200%
    Carlos Bosques4122100100% 100%
    James Madson652030000NA 00NA
    Rudy Joly010000000NA 00NA
    Shadrac St. Louis2310725003267% 11100%
    Stephen Smith001000000NA 00NA

    G Got Game 60  Simon-Kucher & Partners 33

    G Had Plenty Of Game Last Night, Knocking of Simon-Kuchar

    G Got Game dominated a short-handed, Simon-Kuchar from start to finish in week 2. The final score was 60-33 which moved G Got Game to 2-0 on the young season.  G Got game used their depth and was able to run on Simon-Kuchar to build an early lead. A great driving layup by Andrew put G Got Game up early 9-6, and from there the flood gates opened. Mike banked in a 3 to push the lead to 16-5 and at that point you knew it wasn’t Simon-Kuchar’s night. Keith was basically unstoppable for G Got Game as he finished with 22 points and 8 rebounds. Mike finished with 13 points and 6 rebounds while Andrew and Sam had 7 and 6 points respectively for G Got Game. Jerry had a solid game with 5 points and although Anthony was held scoreless he contributed with 6 rebounds and 4 assists.

    Andy tried to carry Simon-Kuchar on his back, but it just wasn’t enough. He had 19 points, even though he had trouble knocking down threes. Neal played well, he had 8 points and 8 assists. Jack was a monster on the boards, he had 9 rebounds to go along with his 4 points. Chris chipped in with a bucket and 5 rebounds. Simon-Kuchar played much better in the 2nd half of the game, scoring 24 of their 33 points in the 2nd half. The loss drops Simon-Kuchar to 0-2 on the season, but they’ve yet to bring their entire team. With a full squad they will be able to cause some problems.

    G Got Game
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Andrew de Stadler743230011100% 200%
    Anthony Phalen042400000NA 00NA
    Doug Sibor77121003133% 300%
    Jerry Canning542100000NA 3133%
    Keith Baranowski226232002150% 3133%
    Michael Westervelt1351201000NA 3133%
    Samuel Mcelhinney630200022100% 00NA

    Simon-Kucher & Partners
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Andy Ong194122009667% 6117%
    Charles Gammal041010000NA 500%
    Chris Park950200000NA 00NA
    Jack Calvi445000000NA 00NA
    Neal Okarter84412002150% 11100%

    Kruger Industrial Smoothing 43  Mule and the Gang 58

    Mule and the Gang Win Easily Over Kruger Industrial Smoothing

    Led by four players, Mule and the Gang looks to be one of the most complete teams in the Corporate 5x5 West league.
    First off, they have great size, which is something that can't be taught.  Tom Mcelligott threw down 9 points, and 6 rebounds.  Paul Mendma had 14 points and 8 rebounds.  Michael Knell had 10 points and 7 boards, and Michael Angoff added 11 points and 7 boards.
    All four of these guys are big, and they can run.  Their size presents a matchup problem to any of the other teams in the league.  In fact, through two games, they haven't really been challenged, as both victories have been by sizable margins.  They defeated Kruger Industrial Smoothing by a final score of 58 to 43, and it wasn't really a close game at any point.
    What's interesting to me is that Mule and the Gang has two female players, and they play early and often, both contributing in their own ways.  Kaitlin W (last name currently unknown) stands all of 5'2" or so, and she weighs no more than 100lbs soaking wet, yet her main objective on the offensive end was to set ball screens for her teammates.  I loved her intensity!
    Lindsay Prescott, a lankier player, was able to hit a couple jumpers and she also added a couple boards and played good defense.  I just wish both these ladies would shoot the rock a little more!  Hand down, man down!
    Kruger Industrial Smoothing was led by Stephen Hanly's 15 points and 11 rebounds, but there just wasn't enough size or scoring to stop the dominating Mule and the Gang.

    Led by four players, Mule and the Gang looks to be one of the most complete teams in the Corporate 5x5 West league.

    First off, they have great size, which is something that can't be taught.  Tom Mcelligott threw down 9 points, and 6 rebounds.  Paul Mendma had 14 points and 8 rebounds.  Michael Knell had 10 points and 7 boards, and Michael Angoff added 11 points and 7 boards.All four of these guys are big, and they can run.  

    Their size presents a matchup problem to any of the other teams in the league.  In fact, through two games, they haven't really been challenged, as both victories have been by sizable margins.  They defeated Kruger Industrial Smoothing by a final score of 58 to 43, and it wasn't really a close game at any point.

    What's interesting to me is that Mule and the Gang has two female players, and they play early and often, both contributing in their own ways.  Kaitlin W (last name currently unknown) stands all of 5'2" or so, and she weighs no more than 100lbs soaking wet, yet her main objective on the offensive end was to set ball screens for her teammates.  I loved her intensity!

    Lindsay Prescott, a lankier player, was able to hit a couple jumpers and she also added a couple boards and played good defense.  I just wish both these ladies would shoot the rock a little more!  Hand down, man down!

    Kruger Industrial Smoothing was led by Stephen Hanly's 15 points and 11 rebounds, but there just wasn't enough size or scoring to stop the dominating Mule and the Gang.

    Kruger Industrial Smoothing
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Andrew Durfee722001022100% 2150%
    Doug Holt831120000NA 100%
    JJ Kazlauskas61301007457% 00NA
    Nick Davis70002003267% 2150%
    Nick Dwyer011210000NA 100%
    Peter Gnall031010000NA 00NA
    Stephen Hanly155601102150% 300%
    Steve Holt031000000NA 00NA

    Mule and the Gang
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Christopher Filiberto220000000NA 00NA
    Eric Hebert031000000NA 00NA
    Lindsay Prescott420120000NA 00NA
    Michael Angoff116111004375% 00NA
    Michael Knell105201102150% 4125%
    Paul Mendma148010006467% 00NA
    Tom Mcelligott95100002150% 100%

    Victory Musk 47  Dippin' Rickies 42

    Victory Musk Ean First Victory of Season

    Victory Musk took down the Dippin Rickies 48-42, in an exciting back and forth contest. There were several lead changes throughout the game and neither team was able to build up more than a 3 or 4 point lead, until the very end when Victory Musk was able make a few more foul shots than the Dippin Rickies.

    Magrisso knocked down a 3 to give Victory Musk and early 9-6 lead. But back came the Dippin Rickies with an old-fashioned 3 point play by Seitz to cut the lead to 15-14. The Dippin Rickies looked like they were going to go into half time with a lead, but Poling banked in a 3 at the buzzer to tie the game at 19. The 2nd half was more of the same. Victory musk built a 4 point lead behind back to back threes by Poling, but then Bickford knocked in a 3 for the Dippin Rickies which cut the lead to 39-38. The Dippin Rickies got into the bonus with about 5 minutes left in the 2nd half, but couldn’t take advantage by missing the front end of 1 and 1’s several times. The end of the game was basically decided by foul shots, and Victory Musk made theirs down the stretch and Dippin Rickies did not. Victory Musk shot 63% from the line and the Dippin Rickies were only 38% from the stripe. That’s not going to win you very many games.

    Poling was the game’s high scorer with 20 points. Jacobowitz played a strong game with 9 points, 4 rebounds, and an impressive block. Hoffman and Magrisso finished with 6 and 5 respecitvely. Norod had 3 points and 6 rebounds and Adelman had a couple of buckets in the win.

    The Dippin Rickies were well balanced. Killeen was their leading scorer with 9 points to go along with his 12 rebounds. Monahan, Brauch, and Nesbit each had 7 points and Seitz and Bickford each had 6 points. The loss drops the Dippin Rickies to 0-2 on the season, but with their size, they will be able to compete with anybody in the league.

    Victory Musk
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Andy Hoffman630110000NA 22100%
    Eric Krasnauskas041010000NA 200%
    Ian Adelman410000000NA 00NA
    Isaac Sparks020011000NA 00NA
    Jacob Poling204022008788% 8338%
    Jay Magrisso511120000NA 11100%
    Saul Jacobowitz93122103267% 11100%
    Tyler Norod35121005120% 00NA

    Dippin' Rickies
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brett Bickford61023104125% 11100%
    Chris Monahan72031003133% 500%
    Eric Seitz62230003267% 00NA
    James Brauch72001003133% 00NA
    Jim Killeen99312104250% 2150%
    Max Christopoulos010110000NA 00NA
    Peter Nezbit76102004125% 00NA

    McGladrey 48  Buy My Startup 53

    Buy My Startup Controls Game, Too Much For McGladrey

    One night, you're on fire; the next, you can't buy a basket.
    This sums up the frustration emanating from the faces of several members of McGladney, as poor outside shooting doomed them in a close 53-48 loss to Buy My Startup.
    Dan Sullivan, whose hot shooting in last week's game kept his team in the game, was unable to find the same rhythm on Monday night as he was 0-for-6 shooting from behind the arc.  Similarly, Brendan Day was unable to hit open three pointers.  He finished 1 of 5 from three-point-land.  He was smart, though, as started to drive to the basket once the shots weren't falling.  While he only score 5 points from the field, he finished with 14 points total as he shot 9-of-12 from the charity stripe.  Day also added 9 boards and a couple of steals.
    Buy My Startup played well the entire game, and it felt like they consistently held the lead.  This was due in large part to the great defensive rebounding effort by Steve Mac (full last name still unknown), whose 9 defensive boards prevented any second chance buckets off long misses by McGladney.
    Offensively, Ray Kluender provided the spark needed to carry Buy My Startup to victory.  He finished the game with 20 points, including a perfect shooting night from three, as he went 3-of-3 from behind the arc.
    As this season progresses, I'm interested to see how Buy My Startup fares against the big teams such as Mule and the Gang.  If they're able to control the paint, I could see them making a push towards the fall 2012 title.

    One night, you're on fire; the next, you can't buy a basket.

    This sums up the frustration emanating from the faces of several members of McGladney, as poor outside shooting doomed them in a close 53-48 loss to Buy My Startup.Dan Sullivan, whose hot shooting in last week's game kept his team in the game, was unable to find the same rhythm on Monday night as he was 0-for-6 shooting from behind the arc.  Similarly, Brendan Day was unable to hit open three pointers.  He finished 1 of 5 from three-point-land.  He was smart, though, as started to drive to the basket once the shots weren't falling.  While he only scored 5 points from the field, he finished with 14 points total as he shot 9-of-12 from the charity stripe.  Day also added 9 boards and a couple of steals.

    Buy My Startup played well the entire game, and it felt like they consistently held the lead.  This was due in large part to the great defensive rebounding effort by Steve Mac (full last name still unknown), whose 9 defensive boards prevented any second chance buckets off long misses by McGladney.

    Offensively, Ray Kluender provided the spark needed to carry Buy My Startup to victory.  He finished the game with 20 points, including a perfect shooting night from three, as he went 3-of-3 from behind the arc.

    As this season progresses, I'm interested to see how Buy My Startup fares against the big teams such as Mule and the Gang.  If they're able to control the paint, I could see them making a push towards the fall 2012 title.

    McGladrey
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brendan Day1463120012975% 6117%
    Dan Sullivan220110000NA 600%
    Jefferson Correia231200022100% 100%
    Keith Bauer113300002150% 00NA
    Matt Sanderson020100000NA 00NA
    Nate Birr000000000NA 100%
    Pat Jergel150010002150% 5480%
    Tom Miele92002005240% 5120%

    Buy My Startup
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Adrian Wong000100000NA 00NA
    Eugene Mann 221000000NA 00NA
    Jesse Bardo020000000NA 00NA
    Jonathan Corbin 94202004375% 00NA
    Ray Kluender176100004375% 33100%
    Ryan Light400000022100% 100%
    Ziad Sultan 030000000NA 00NA

Standings Corporate 5v5 West F12 Thru Week 2
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1G Got Game8-10.889W1055.2045.20
2Mule and the Gang8-10.889W4050.7543.17
3McGladrey6-30.667L1251.7543.75
4Buy My Startup5-40.556L2347.0045.09
5Kruger Industrial Smoothing4-50.444W2442.3043.30
6Steamboats4-50.444L5452.8054.50
7Victory Musk4-50.444W1447.2746.00
8Dippin' Rickies3-60.333W1539.7046.00
9Foul & Out Of Bounds2-70.222L1643.6753.44
10Simon-Kucher & Partners1-80.111L1736.3352.33
Points Per Game
1Andy Lee
Steamboats
24.00
2Andy Ong
Simon-Kucher & Partners
19.50
2Leng Tang
Steamboats
19.50
4Shadrac St. Louis
Foul & Out Of Bounds
18.50
5Doug Sibor
G Got Game
16.00
6Jacob Poling
Victory Musk
15.50
7Ray Kluender
Buy My Startup
15.00
7Keith Baranowski
G Got Game
15.00

Player Rater
1Leng Tang
Steamboats
53.002
2Shadrac St. Louis
Foul & Out Of Bounds
50.502
3Keith Baranowski
G Got Game
50.002
4Doug Sibor
G Got Game
40.502
5Jonathan Corbin
Buy My Startup
36.752
6Andrew de Stadler
G Got Game
36.502
7Jim Killeen
Dippin' Rickies
36.001
8Andy Ong
Simon-Kucher & Partners
35.752
9Andre Jones
Foul & Out Of Bounds
32.502
10Jacob Poling
Victory Musk
31.502

Rebounds Per Game
1Shadrac St. Louis
Foul & Out Of Bounds
16.00
2Jim Killeen
Dippin' Rickies
12.00
3Jonathan Corbin
Buy My Startup
9.50
4Jack Calvi
Simon-Kucher & Partners
9.00
4Tom Mcelligott
Mule and the Gang
9.00
4Doug Sibor
G Got Game
9.00
7Thuy Nguyen
Steamboats
8.50
7Stephen Hanly
Kruger Industrial Smoothing
8.50

3s Per Game
1Ray Kluender
Buy My Startup
3.5070%
2Andy Ong
Simon-Kucher & Partners
3.0046%
3Doug Sibor
G Got Game
2.5033%
3Martin Yuan
Steamboats
2.5050%
5Dan Sullivan
McGladrey
2.0031%
5Jacob Poling
Victory Musk
2.0031%
5Miguel Rosa
Dippin' Rickies
2.0022%
5Andy Lee
Steamboats
2.0033%
5Pat Jergel
McGladrey
2.0067%

Assists Per Game
1Leng Tang
Steamboats
6.50
2Keith Baranowski
G Got Game
4.00
3Anthony Phalen
G Got Game
3.50
4Amber Wantman
G Got Game
3.00
4Eric Seitz
Dippin' Rickies
3.00
6Nick Dwyer
Kruger Industrial Smoothing
2.50
7Brendan Day
McGladrey
2.33