Winter 2016: Franchise League Champs: A47

    THE SAUCE finding their stride as postseason about to begin
    The Corporation 71 Mulhollandaise Sauce 79

    This one wasn’t a blowout, but no interesting play-by-play to report here.  Swecker showed up late into the game and Mul Sauce held a 35-30 lead at the half.  A Mazz layup would give The Corp a very brief 40-39 lead and a glimmer of hope, but Mul Sauce unleashed an absolute barrage of 3 point makes going on a quick 9-0 run to a 48-40 lead and then I felt like I blinked and the score was suddenly 67-50 in favor of The Sauce.  Right around this time, I heard BRob ask in disbelief, “Are we really down 14?”  Yep, you were.  It was nuts Vladi, Joe, Scott, and Kerr (x4!) all made 3’s in this stretch while The Corp went kind of cold.  The game got kind of close towards the end, but Chanel would calmly knock down 4 1&1’s to help put the game away.

    Is Mul Sauce going to become the new Jerk Store?  They’ve got one title already and are in decent enough shape for a second and they have a lot of pieces in place to resign for next season.  They aren’t like Jerk Store in terms of franchise success *yet*, but mostly it’s that this team has so much damn fun playing with one another.  Their chemistry is terrific.  When one of them makes a weird cut on offense, they laugh it off instead of screaming at him.  Vladi was casually joking around with Joe in the midst of a defensive possession in a close first half game.  I re-read that sentence and almost breezed through it, but re-read it again and visualize that in your head.  Then later in the game, you could hear Joe from the bench heckling Vladi calling him out for travelling.  And of course, the whole team shits on Joe any time he heads to the free throw line.  

    Swecker -> Marcel was a nice connection going in this one with several feeds for buckets.  Marcel has quietly had a very nice offensive season in Franchise scoring 14.6ppg on a low scoring squad and one of only two players on his team (Mazz) with a TS% over 40%.  It’s no secret that Swecker has been damn awful shooting the ball lately in Franchise.  And by lately I mean like half the time I’ve known him.  But this is his second teammate on a somewhat bad team (Hexx the other) that Swecker has had legit VERY good chemistry with and has made them a better player.  Like one of my under the radar top 5 pairs of chemistry in the league both seasons.  But it’s another team that he doesn’t handle the ball a ton, so it’s tough to notice unless you watch a lot of his games.

    Mul Sauce had incredible defensive activity in this one with hands everywhere.  Everybody on the team had 3 steals except Scott’s 2 and he probably had a hand in more than that as Scott had what I felt to be the most active hands on his whole squad.  His defensive instincts are truly terrific.  Scott was credited with 4 blocks and might have had more than that too.  Even Vladi managed to find the ball fall into his lap 3 times!  Mul Sauce also had great offensive balance with all 5 players scoring double digits.

    Another ridiculous offensive rebounding performance by Buckley with 7 this week.  Do I even need to type this anymore or is it just assumed?  Dan is the only player in the league to average more offensive rebounds per game than defensive!  Which is pretty crazy and almost makes no sense to me.

    Scores, Box Scores & Write-Ups

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    A47 78  Okami Origami 71

    A47
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Bryan Walsh168010002150% 9333%
    Ethan Bushelle874000000NA 00NA
    Pat Kelley2031710011873% 6233%
    Terry Henderson3464000010990% 6350%

    Okami Origami
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Dan Barbour2131310000NA 11100%
    Roy Ghantous1421001000NA 8450%
    Wolfman283363109778% 8338%
    Xavier Holland105001006467% 200%

Standings Franchise Draft W16 Thru Week
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
Chemistry Killers6-30.667L2080.8974.67
Fisch and Ships6-30.667W3067.2265.11
The Barmy6-30.667W3071.7865.11
A476-30.667W2075.7868.11
Mulhollandaise Sauce5-40.556W2167.3367.67
Okami Origami5-40.556L2171.5672.33
Jerk Store4-50.444W2263.6763.89
Brothers from Different Mothers3-60.333L5365.3370.22
The Corporation3-60.333L2361.3366.67
Flint Tropics1-80.111L3549.6760.78
Points Per Game
1Matt Medeiros
Chemistry Killers
32.20
2Jeremy Colon
The Barmy
29.80
3Ryan Fischer
Fisch and Ships
28.60
4Wolfman
Okami Origami
25.85
5Nick Mazzeo
The Corporation
24.50
6Asher Cowan
Brothers from Different Mothers
23.29
7Pat Kelley
A47
23.07

Player Rater
1Matt Medeiros
Chemistry Killers
59.1010
2Jeremy Colon
The Barmy
57.4510
3Elijah Heckstall
Brothers from Different Mothers
55.339
4Ryan Fischer
Fisch and Ships
53.7510
5Wolfman
Okami Origami
52.6513
6Zak Tseytlin
Fisch and Ships
48.068
7Terry Henderson
A47
46.8812
8Pat Kelley
A47
46.7914
9Asher Cowan
Brothers from Different Mothers
46.367
10Matt Fermon
Chemistry Killers
45.1010

Rebounds Per Game
1Marcel Quetant
The Corporation
10.80
2Zak Tseytlin
Fisch and Ships
10.63
3Wolfman
Okami Origami
9.92
4Jeremy Colon
The Barmy
9.90
5John Mulholland
Jerk Store
9.78
6Asher Cowan
Brothers from Different Mothers
9.29
7Terry Henderson
A47
9.25

3s Per Game
1Matt Medeiros
Chemistry Killers
6.8044%
2Ryan Fischer
Fisch and Ships
5.0041%
3Pat Kelley
A47
4.7143%
4Jeremy Colon
The Barmy
4.3046%
5Asher Cowan
Brothers from Different Mothers
4.2941%
6Nick Mazzeo
The Corporation
3.6031%
7Matt Fermon
Chemistry Killers
3.1031%

Assists Per Game
1Elijah Heckstall
Brothers from Different Mothers
6.67
2Vladi Nechev
Mulhollandaise Sauce
5.10
3Ryan Fischer
Fisch and Ships
4.80
4Matt Medeiros
Chemistry Killers
4.50
5Billy Jackson
Flint Tropics
4.25
6Matt Fermon
Chemistry Killers
4.20
7Tom Kahana
The Barmy
4.00
7Franz Hertle
A47
4.00