Winter 2011: Corporate League Champs: Banner 18

    Team Smell back to Defend the Title
    The Team You Could Smell Like 61 Grand Nationals 42

    A 25-5 run to start the second half put the game away for Team Smell as they waltzed into the Finals for the second consecutive season (and second straight for the Corporate 5v5 league). Good scoring balance, an intense defensive effort, and most importantly, better attendance than in the round 1 game led Team Smell in this one.

    The GNats looked like they were going to put up a fight for all 44 in this one.  Broadway Joe and Derek tossed in a couple early 3s to pace the offense, and really, that was all the offense.  Against the Team Smell zone, no one could get anything going to the basket.  Koons presents a hell of a formidable rear guard.  Even still, GNats were only down 4 at the break and poised to take this thing down to the final minutes. Everyone knows you just want to keep it close until the end when you\'re the underdog, and then anything can happen.

    Well Jay A and Elijah weren\'t going to let that happen to them.  They busted out of the gate with 15 combined points in the early stages of the second half to lead the run.  It helped that Greg and Desmond chipped in a couple baskets of their own. I mean, really, a total team effort if you take a look at the box score. 

    Now they face Banner 18 *again* for the title on April 25th !

     

    Didn\'t you people see the awards yet? http://www.cacbasketball.com/tibbsblog.php?newsid=562

    Scores, Box Scores & Write-Ups

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    Banner 18 70  5 Man WolfPack 55

    Banner 18 to play for Corp Title, again

    The 5 Man WolfPack had been playing some great ball the last couple weeks, and did so for the first 15 minutes of this game, but just ran into the Buzzsaw that is Banner 18. 

    Things started out so well for the Pack. Muse and Sachin were running the break and converting, while Jim and Ben were playing great D and keeping Banner 18 from doing the same to them.  But then disaster struck when Ben went down and need to leave the game to get stiches (hope you're all right Ben!).  The Pack was up 20-15 with 12 to go in the first and it just all fell apart. Suddenly shots stopped falling, the D wasn't as intense and Ben had left a hole that just couldn't be filled.

    Melvin led the charge to take over the game, tossing in 14 points before the break, while Marlin was swatting shots into the wall.  And here we thought the art of the blocked shot was dead, Marlin brings it back with 5 monster swats. 

    Wolfpack made a brief run to get back into the game to start the second half, but the shots just weren't falling for Muse or Jim.  Just a tough way to end the season, I would have liked to see what was possible if Ben had been able to keep playing and keep giving them high quality minutes. His play particularly took a step up the last couple weeks.

    Banner 18 will play for the Corp 5v5 title on Monday April 25th, but I hear rumblings already that they'll be without the OPoY, Serrano (what you didn't see the awards yet? They're here: http://www.cacbasketball.com/tibbsblog.php?newsid=562).  That won't help them beat Team Smell!

    Banner 18
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Chris DeMilia202020000NA 00NA
    Eric Chan4114000100% 200%
    Eric Serrano142061105360% 2150%
    Jocelyn Velnoy8223410100% 22100%
    Marlon Lai-Fook981105000NA 11327%
    Melvin Domenic2620220022100% 7457%

    5 Man WolfPack
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Ben Werthiemer211110000NA 00NA
    Bryan Muse171073200100% 5120%
    Derek Dally76901102150% 00NA
    Jim Maloney652430000NA 200%
    Nick Bayrouty4240100200% 200%
    Sachin Shah155620102150% 00NA
    Satyan Shah000110000NA 200%
    Sokol Bena431101000NA 100%

    The Team You Could Smell Like 61  Grand Nationals 42

    Team Smell back to Defend the Title

    A 25-5 run to start the second half put the game away for Team Smell as they waltzed into the Finals for the second consecutive season (and second straight for the Corporate 5v5 league). Good scoring balance, an intense defensive effort, and most importantly, better attendance than in the round 1 game led Team Smell in this one.

    The GNats looked like they were going to put up a fight for all 44 in this one.  Broadway Joe and Derek tossed in a couple early 3s to pace the offense, and really, that was all the offense.  Against the Team Smell zone, no one could get anything going to the basket.  Koons presents a hell of a formidable rear guard.  Even still, GNats were only down 4 at the break and poised to take this thing down to the final minutes. Everyone knows you just want to keep it close until the end when you're the underdog, and then anything can happen.

    Well Jay A and Elijah weren't going to let that happen to them.  They busted out of the gate with 15 combined points in the early stages of the second half to lead the run.  It helped that Greg and Desmond chipped in a couple baskets of their own. I mean, really, a total team effort if you take a look at the box score. 

    Now they face Banner 18 *again* for the title on April 25th !

     

    Didn't you people see the awards yet? http://www.cacbasketball.com/tibbsblog.php?newsid=562

    The Team You Could Smell Like
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Andrew de Stadler622010022100% 100%
    Brett Koons165200203267% 00NA
    Desmond Mitchell604020000NA 00NA
    Elijah Heckstall8736400200% 00NA
    Greg VanHouten680320000NA 400%
    Jay Acunzo1520501000NA 6350%
    Tim Johnson33410306117% 00NA

    Grand Nationals
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Christian Hartjes610230000NA 5240%
    David Hartjes022200000NA 300%
    Derek Skaletsky810310000NA 6233%
    Greg Rosa148533704125% 2150%
    Joseph Andrade620010000NA 3267%
    Matthew Cuccaro631000000NA 100%
    Mike Beintum2532100200% 00NA

Standings Corporate 5v5 W11 Thru Week 11
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Banner 188-10.889L1071.5549.09
2The Team You Could Smell Like8-10.889W1064.7340.36
3Five Plus Three6-30.667L1255.5046.80
4Grand Nationals6-30.667W3253.9149.27
5Tell Me How My Shaq Tastes6-30.667L1253.6048.30
65 Man WolfPack5-40.556W1358.2755.27
7Industrial Economics5-40.556W1346.4049.00
8McGladrey4-50.444W2448.6047.20
9Genzyme3-60.333W1542.1148.33
10Brightcove2-70.222L2640.3352.00
11Big Basketball Nerds1-80.111L1728.6755.56
12Clarion0-90.000L9834.1170.11
Points Per Game
1Patrick McGowan
Tell Me How My Shaq Tastes
24.44
2Eric Serrano
Banner 18
22.73
3Bryan Muse
5 Man WolfPack
22.00
4Dan Joseph
Five Plus Three
20.44
5Colin Mahoney
Industrial Economics
18.67
6Brett Koons
The Team You Could Smell Like
17.88
7Jocelyn Velnoy
Banner 18
17.00

Player Rater
1Patrick McGowan
Tell Me How My Shaq Tastes
56.949
2Bryan Muse
5 Man WolfPack
53.948
3Greg Rosa
Grand Nationals
51.679
4Brett Koons
The Team You Could Smell Like
50.948
5Dan Joseph
Five Plus Three
46.509
6Jocelyn Velnoy
Banner 18
44.9111
7Elijah Heckstall
The Team You Could Smell Like
44.638
8Eric Serrano
Banner 18
43.9111
9Colin Mahoney
Industrial Economics
43.176
10Greg VanHouten
The Team You Could Smell Like
42.8510

Rebounds Per Game
1Brett Koons
The Team You Could Smell Like
14.38
2Greg Rosa
Grand Nationals
14.00
3Derek Dally
5 Man WolfPack
13.63
4Jeff DiPrimio
Genzyme
13.22
5Keith Schofield
Genzyme
11.71
6Wiles Kase
Industrial Economics
11.00
6Colin Mahoney
Industrial Economics
11.00

3s Per Game
1Patrick McGowan
Tell Me How My Shaq Tastes
3.3337%
2Aaron Kamholtz
Industrial Economics
3.2233%
3Jay Acunzo
The Team You Could Smell Like
3.1041%
4Dan Sullivan
McGladrey
2.7038%
5Elizabeth Hansen
Clarion
2.6340%
6Bryan Muse
5 Man WolfPack
2.3838%
7Eric Serrano
Banner 18
2.0941%
7Jocelyn Velnoy
Banner 18
2.0937%

Assists Per Game
1Nick Carino
Banner 18
5.63
2Elijah Heckstall
The Team You Could Smell Like
4.63
3Jim Maloney
5 Man WolfPack
3.73
4Bryan Muse
5 Man WolfPack
3.50
5Eric Serrano
Banner 18
3.45
6Alex Wilson
Five Plus Three
3.38
6Randy Hunt
McGladrey
3.38