Spring 2016: Franchise “A” League Champs: Flint Tropics

    It took overtime but they got the well-deserved win
    A47 66 Flint Tropics 72

    Pre-Game: 

    Ok this was it, game 3 and for as many game we had another new ref on hand.  I guess this could be considered good but I personally wouldn’t have had a rookie ref on this game but it is what it is.  Both teams had all their players and were ready for action.

    First-Half:

    A lot of back and forth for the duration of this half but it was mostly the Phil DeSeignora versus George Skelton show and we were all just witnessing.  At one point Flint Tropics (FT) was up 23-17 but that was the biggest lead of the half.  Phil had the biggest crowd on hand with 3 fans so he knew he had to step up and did which resulted in FT up 31-30 at the half.

    Halftime stats:

    Grimble 4 pts, 2 blks, 3 drebs and 1 ast

    Walsh 1 dreb

    Popko 9 pts, 1-3 from three, 1-2 from the free throw line, 2 blks, 3 drebs

    Skelton 16 pts, 1-2 from three, 1-2 from the free throw line, 1 stl, 1 blk, 3 orebs, 4 drebs and 2 asts

    Kelley 2 pts, 0-3 from three, 1 stl, 2 blks, 1 dreb, 1 ast

    Rohman 0-1 from three, 1 stl, 1 blk

    Jackson 3 pts, 1-5 from three, 3 stls, 2 asts

    Sovis 1 pt, 1-2 from the free throw line, 1 blk, 1 oreb, 2 dreb

    Swecker 5 pts, 0-1 from three, 3-4 from the free throw line, 1 dreb

    Khaled 7 pts, 1-1 from three, 2 blks, 1 oreb, 8 drebs

    Phil 13 pts, 1-4 from three, 1 blk, 2 oreb

    Hughes 2 pts, 2-2 from the free throw line, 1 oreb

    Player of the Half:

    Skelton

    Second Half:

    Again the game was mostly back and forth but FT had complete control of the game.  One thing I have to mention is there were a lot of plays that both teams seemed to disagree with but I don’t think the ref had any impact on the game.  Wait lets fast-forward to a very crucial play.  FT were up 2 as Khaled was in-bounding the ball it was under a minute left FT were up 62-58.  George made a swipe at the ball which everyone knows is a tech but the ref didn’t see it so after he stole the ball he scored on a layup forcing FT to take a timeout.  All I can really say is Khaled definitely wasn’t happy with what happen.  Next possession FT actually got the ball in pretty easy but Pat made a great defensive play stealing the ball from Phil.  Pat then got the ball to George who scored again tying the game up.  Both A47 and FT were unable to score again so we were headed to overtime.

    Overtime:

    As with most overtimes at CAC not much action.  Phil scored the first basket.  A47 was struggling to score and was forced to foul.  FT guys who shot free throws were Swecker who went 2-3, Billy who went 3-4 and Khaled who went 1-2.  Mixed in all this was a score by George but the game was over as FT go on to win the game and the league 72-66 in overtime.

    Player of the Game:

    Phil DeSeignora I mean he did most of the scoring which is what FT needed.

    Grades:

    Alex Grimble B he had a solid game for the most part.  I know he fouled out when the game was basically over and maybe if he hit 1 more free throw it makes a difference.

    Bryan Walsh C was smart not to play much but could’ve been a little more aggressive.  I know you don’t want to make mistakes in a crucial game but also stick with what you know.

    Daniel Popko B his numbers are a little deceptive because he missed a lot of layups but overall he did do more positive than negative on the court.  Unfortunately for him his team lost though.

    George Skelton A- did nothing in overtime, which kind of explains the final score, but overall he was just a damn pit bull out there on both ends of the floor.

    Pat Kelley B made some really big plays in this game but would’ve liked to see him shoot better from three, overall though he had a nice all-around game.

    Rev Rip Rohman C pretty much played his role didn’t go too crazy out there.

    Billy Jackson B- shot well from the free throw line and had some nice defensive plays in the first half, however his three point shooting cannot be ignored.  Who really cares though your team won.

    Jeff Sovis C can’t really hate on him since he basically just played the role of reserve player and didn’t do anything wrong.

    Kevin Swecker B+ he made his free throws during the most crucial moments of the game.  Yeah I know he missed the three he took but he only took 1.

    Khaled Abukhidejeh A I liked his overall game and did a good job of keeping his cool (for the most part) even in adverse situations.

    Phil DeSeignora A did what he does best which was put the ball in the hoop.

    Robert Hughes C+ played his role perfect.  I couldn’t go higher with the grade because he had much better performances during the season.

     

    Takeaways:

    A47 made a good run of things.  It sucks to lose but that’s just how the game of basketball is.  Congrats to Brian on getting back to the finals and I am interested to see what he does next season.

    FT I have nothing but respect for Billy especially after this win.  There may have been some players he overpaid for but overall he put together the perfect team that ended with a championship.  You can’t ask for much more.  The only question is will he be able to do it again?

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    A47 66  Flint Tropics 72

    It took overtime but they got the well-deserved win…

    Pre-Game: 

    Ok this was it, game 3 and for as many game we had another new ref on hand.  I guess this could be considered good but I personally wouldn’t have had a rookie ref on this game but it is what it is.  Both teams had all their players and were ready for action.

    First-Half:

    A lot of back and forth for the duration of this half but it was mostly the Phil DeSeignora versus George Skelton show and we were all just witnessing.  At one point Flint Tropics (FT) was up 23-17 but that was the biggest lead of the half.  Phil had the biggest crowd on hand with 3 fans so he knew he had to step up and did which resulted in FT up 31-30 at the half.

    Halftime stats:

    Grimble 4 pts, 2 blks, 3 drebs and 1 ast

    Walsh 1 dreb

    Popko 9 pts, 1-3 from three, 1-2 from the free throw line, 2 blks, 3 drebs

    Skelton 16 pts, 1-2 from three, 1-2 from the free throw line, 1 stl, 1 blk, 3 orebs, 4 drebs and 2 asts

    Kelley 2 pts, 0-3 from three, 1 stl, 2 blks, 1 dreb, 1 ast

    Rohman 0-1 from three, 1 stl, 1 blk

    Jackson 3 pts, 1-5 from three, 3 stls, 2 asts

    Sovis 1 pt, 1-2 from the free throw line, 1 blk, 1 oreb, 2 dreb

    Swecker 5 pts, 0-1 from three, 3-4 from the free throw line, 1 dreb

    Khaled 7 pts, 1-1 from three, 2 blks, 1 oreb, 8 drebs

    Phil 13 pts, 1-4 from three, 1 blk, 2 oreb

    Hughes 2 pts, 2-2 from the free throw line, 1 oreb

    Player of the Half:

    Skelton

    Second Half:

    Again the game was mostly back and forth but FT had complete control of the game.  One thing I have to mention is there were a lot of plays that both teams seemed to disagree with but I don’t think the ref had any impact on the game.  Wait lets fast-forward to a very crucial play.  FT were up 2 as Khaled was in-bounding the ball it was under a minute left FT were up 62-58.  George made a swipe at the ball which everyone knows is a tech but the ref didn’t see it so after he stole the ball he scored on a layup forcing FT to take a timeout.  All I can really say is Khaled definitely wasn’t happy with what happen.  Next possession FT actually got the ball in pretty easy but Pat made a great defensive play stealing the ball from Phil.  Pat then got the ball to George who scored again tying the game up.  Both A47 and FT were unable to score again so we were headed to overtime.

    Overtime:

    As with most overtimes at CAC not much action.  Phil scored the first basket.  A47 was struggling to score and was forced to foul.  FT guys who shot free throws were Swecker who went 2-3, Billy who went 3-4 and Khaled who went 1-2.  Mixed in all this was a score by George but the game was over as FT go on to win the game and the league 72-66 in overtime.

    Player of the Game:

    Phil DeSeignora I mean he did most of the scoring which is what FT needed.

    Grades:

    Alex Grimble B he had a solid game for the most part.  I know he fouled out when the game was basically over and maybe if he hit 1 more free throw it makes a difference.

    Bryan Walsh C was smart not to play much but could’ve been a little more aggressive.  I know you don’t want to make mistakes in a crucial game but also stick with what you know.

    Daniel Popko B his numbers are a little deceptive because he missed a lot of layups but overall he did do more positive than negative on the court.  Unfortunately for him his team lost though.

    George Skelton A- did nothing in overtime, which kind of explains the final score, but overall he was just a damn pit bull out there on both ends of the floor.

    Pat Kelley B made some really big plays in this game but would’ve liked to see him shoot better from three, overall though he had a nice all-around game.

    Rev Rip Rohman C pretty much played his role didn’t go too crazy out there.

    Billy Jackson B- shot well from the free throw line and had some nice defensive plays in the first half, however his three point shooting cannot be ignored.  Who really cares though your team won.

    Jeff Sovis C can’t really hate on him since he basically just played the role of reserve player and didn’t do anything wrong.

    Kevin Swecker B+ he made his free throws during the most crucial moments of the game.  Yeah I know he missed the three he took but he only took 1.

    Khaled Abukhidejeh A I liked his overall game and did a good job of keeping his cool (for the most part) even in adverse situations.

    Phil DeSeignora A did what he does best which was put the ball in the hoop.

    Robert Hughes C+ played his role perfect.  I couldn’t go higher with the grade because he had much better performances during the season.

     

    Takeaways:

    A47 made a good run of things.  It sucks to lose but that’s just how the game of basketball is.  Congrats to Brian on getting back to the finals and I am interested to see what he does next season.

    FT I have nothing but respect for Billy especially after this win.  There may have been some players he overpaid for but overall he put together the perfect team that ended with a championship.  You can’t ask for much more.  The only question is will he be able to do it again?

    A47
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Alex Grimble144230204250% 00NA
    Bryan Walsh010010000NA 100%
    Daniel Popko133001202150% 4250%
    George Skelton277723104250% 2150%
    Pat Kelley1010322033100% 5120%
    Rev. Rip Rohman200011000NA 100%

    Flint Tropics
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Billy Jackson920330010660% 6117%
    Jeff Sovis12100102150% 00NA
    Kevin Swecker112220009778% 100%
    Khaled Abukhidejeh1912101207571% 22100%
    Phil DeSeignora301200106583% 6350%
    Robert Hughes221000022100% 00NA

Standings Franchise A Draft S16 Thru Week
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
I Play for Keeps7-20.778W2072.4469.67
Mulhollandaise Sauce6-30.667W4165.0061.33
A476-30.667W2166.3365.56
Go HAM on a Turkey6-30.667L1167.7865.11
Flint Tropics5-40.556L1266.6759.89
Make The Corporation Great Again4-50.444L2366.8965.78
All the Way Up3-60.333L4468.3370.33
Island of Misfit Toys3-70.300W14.565.2070.20
Jerk Store1-80.111W1669.1179.33
Points Per Game
1Dan Barbour
Go HAM on a Turkey
32.11
2Phil DeSeignora
Flint Tropics
29.62
3Nick Mazzeo
Make The Corporation Great Again
24.89
4Ryan Fischer
All the Way Up
24.67
5Asher Cowan
All the Way Up
24.25
6Matt Fermon
Island of Misfit Toys
22.42
7George Skelton
A47
21.23

Player Rater
1Ryan Fischer
All the Way Up
55.119
2Dan Barbour
Go HAM on a Turkey
53.399
3Asher Cowan
All the Way Up
50.318
4George Skelton
A47
49.9613
5John Mulholland
Jerk Store
47.388
6Matt Fermon
Island of Misfit Toys
44.8812
7Phil DeSeignora
Flint Tropics
44.5413
8Matt Kaplan
I Play for Keeps
42.569
9Joe Hoerner
Mulhollandaise Sauce
42.448
10Nick Mazzeo
Make The Corporation Great Again
42.229

Rebounds Per Game
1David Cox
I Play for Keeps
9.90
2Scott Mulholland
Mulhollandaise Sauce
9.50
3Xavier Holland
Go HAM on a Turkey
9.33
4Khaled Abukhidejeh
Flint Tropics
9.31
5George Skelton
A47
9.15
6John Mulholland
Jerk Store
9.00
6Dan Buckley
Make The Corporation Great Again
9.00

3s Per Game
1Phil DeSeignora
Flint Tropics
5.6246%
2Asher Cowan
All the Way Up
5.2543%
3Ryan Fischer
All the Way Up
5.0037%
4Matt Fermon
Island of Misfit Toys
4.5034%
5Nick Mazzeo
Make The Corporation Great Again
3.8941%
6Pat Kelley
A47
3.5437%
7Matt Kaplan
I Play for Keeps
3.3341%

Assists Per Game
1Ryan Fischer
All the Way Up
5.00
2Vladi Nechev
Mulhollandaise Sauce
3.80
3John Mulholland
Jerk Store
3.25
4Matt Fermon
Island of Misfit Toys
3.17
4Kevin Swecker
Flint Tropics
3.17
6Matt Kaplan
I Play for Keeps
3.11
7Nick Mazzeo
Make The Corporation Great Again
3.00