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.

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    A47 75  Okami Origami 77

    Okami Origami seals close win over A47

    This was a really good game and is getting depraved of a good write up.

    Ethan v. Xavier happening in this game which was something to look for as they are BDW teammates pitted against eachother in this game.  Didn’t turn out to be quite as exciting as I had hoped.  Not sure why I had hoped it would be either.

    Dan Barbour was awesome in this one, going 8/11 from the field for 23 points.  He was unstoppable in the first half going 8/10 from the field.  Then his teammates just didn’t want to give him the ball in the second half.  After about 14 minutes into the half(!), he got what felt like was his first touch all half as his teammates were legit actively looking him off and he chucked up a bad 3 then didn’t attempt another fga all half.  This team is so weird.  What happened about this team being about exploiting the advantageous 1-1 matchup on the floor?  The man had 19 of their 34 first half points!!

    A funny play in the first half was Grimble getting switched on to Wolf.  Wolf threw his body into AG which knocked him down.  Wolf put up a shot that missed and while the ref wasn’t looking, AJ just grabbed Wolf by the leg and pulled him down with him.  Then AG looked at the ref as if he did nothing wrong.  It was hilarious and is probably worth looking up in the youtube video sometime around the 6:00-2:00 left in the first half of that game.

    Okami Origami trailed early 11-3 after 6 minutes of play (low scoring early on), but had a couple mini runs in the first half to take a 34-27 lead into the half.

    A47 kept it really close throughout the second half.  Although what might have hurt them big time was a stretch where they decided to play a zone defense.  Roy G made them pay with back-to-back 3’s and A47 played zone sparingly after that.

    While A47 made some buckets down the stretch (and Ray fouled Franz shooting a 3 pointer), Okami Origami was able to knock down it’s 1-1s going 6/6 during that critical stretch to keep the game in hand.

    A47 only had 3 team assists in the first half which I found very surprising.  Okami Origami only had 2 team assists in the first half, which I did not find very surprising.

     

    A47
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Alex Grimble201021103133% 3133%
    Bryan Walsh801100000NA 4250%
    Ethan Bushelle571000000NA 11100%
    Franz Hertle55060004125% 200%
    Pat Kelley232023104375% 15640%
    Terry Henderson145421103133% 2150%

    Okami Origami
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Andrew Ray870200000NA 00NA
    Dan Barbour234021007686% 2150%
    Roy Ghantous163011003267% 6233%
    Sammy Abdellas020100000NA 400%
    Wolfman2174121010880% 2150%
    Xavier Holland94011004375% 100%

    Brothers from Different Mothers 63  Fisch and Ships 81

    Brothers from Different Mothers
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Asher Cowan258220004250% 13538%
    Damian Ruff350000000NA 7114%
    Dan Macgregor600100000NA 200%
    Elijah Heckstall178252004375% 200%
    Liam Crane832110000NA 00NA
    Seyi Tayo411010000NA 00NA

    Fisch and Ships
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Cory Gans611000000NA 3267%
    Daniel Popko2052002000NA 7457%
    Frank Malsbenden031002000NA 200%
    Matt Kaplan176141102150% 7229%
    Ryan Fischer266050003133% 12542%
    Zak Tseytlin1270711000NA 6233%

    Flint Tropics 54  The Corporation 67

    Flint Tropics
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Billy Jackson2120211022100% 2150%
    Jeff Sovis4311210200% 600%
    Khaled Abukhidejeh123020205480% 6233%
    Soeren Henn90202006350% 00NA
    Will Otto82011004250% 100%

    The Corporation
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brian Robinson062110000NA 00NA
    Dan Buckley451100000NA 00NA
    Kevin Swecker1351502022100% 100%
    Marcel Quetant225620208675% 100%
    Maurice Klaehne202210022100% 100%
    Nick Mazzeo265030002150% 9556%

    Chemistry Killers 91  Mulhollandaise Sauce 70

    Fermon and Medeiros lead CK to win over Mul Sauce

    No Chris Kerr for Mul Sauce in this one and this game got sloppy fast.  CK would have a very strong first half getting out to a 45-25 lead at the half and it never got closer than 16 after that as CK cruised to a 91-70 win.

    Despite 39 points from Medeiros over the defense of Joe Hoerner, Fermon was really the talk of the balcony during this one.  He was scoring and dishing throughout the game and started the game shooting an incredible 8/8 from the floor.  Now 8/8 you’re thinking… yeah I’ve seen Wolf, Johnny, etc. probably start a game 8/8 on layups of easy shots, so what?  But we know that Matt Fermon doesn’t take easy looks.  Fermon’s shot library consists exclusively of pull up contested 3’s, fade away 2’s, or no-look, reverse, double-clutch layups.  8/8 to start this one and 7/7 of from beyond the arc!  Balcony was going nuts.  He ended up missing his last two shots to finish 8/10.  Which is sad because he was really appearing unstoppable in this game, but the end result probably looks not much different from my stats.

    Joe played his second straight game with a full intact jersey on which I was curious to see if the magic of the new jersey would continue, but it did not as he shot 9/26 from the floor and 1/8 from 3’s.

    I keep saying this, but CK loves to play a fast paced game and is doing a really good job at forcing the slower paced teams (like Mul Sauce) into playing their game and it has suited them very well so far this season.

    Chemistry Killers
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Craig Baranowski852100000NA 00NA
    Evan Kodra640102000NA 100%
    Keith Baranowski152231002150% 00NA
    Matt Fermon2371400000NA 8788%
    Matt Medeiros39100720066100% 16744%

    Mulhollandaise Sauce
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Chanel Wright1631020022100% 9444%
    Joe Hoerner236210107457% 8113%
    Scott Mulholland148700102150% 11100%
    Vladi Nechev1722610066100% 14321%

    The Barmy 62  Jerk Store 59

    Late foul by Johnny potentially costs Jerk Store the game

    Jerk Store were a bit shorthanded in this one with no Majic and no Kuz.  I thought Brendan and Leblanc might have difficulty playing 40 minutes against a pretty big and physical Barmy team.

    This was a very low scoring game early on as it was only 11-7 Barmy 9 minutes into the game and 17-15 with 6 minutes left in the half.  I couldn’t understand how Jerk Store was in this game as they weren’t hitting any 3’s and Barmy was dominating the o-boards early on getting extra possessions.

    Of course, Jerk Store finally started hitting their 3’s and goes on a little run at the end of the first half to lead 34-27 at the break.

    Barmy would outscore Jerk Store 25-12 early in the second half to build up a 52-46 run.  Everybody on Barmy pitched in with at least one bucket early in the half, but especially Hurlock who had a couple steals that led to transition buckets for his team and even hit a 3 pointer!  Hurlock finished with a very nice 17 points, 4 steals and 5 assists in the game.  He was everywhere and continues to prove that he’s a more refined player than people give him credit for.

    Jerk Store would keep it close as down the stretch as they were trailing and had to foul.  A few back and forths like Barmy would make their free throws, but Jerk Store would hit a 3.  Jerk Store is down 2 points with under a minute left.  Leblanc drives and makes the bucket to tie the game with like 5 seconds left and Johnny commits a foul?!  It looked like he was intentionally fouling (I really did think that it looked like that).  The video seems to show that he wasn’t, but was just playing very tight defense.  Anyways, Jeremy goes to the line, hits his free throws and basically ends the game there.

    The Barmy
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brandon Colon644210022100% 100%
    Brett Armstrong56300002150% 2150%
    Jason Hurlock172254004250% 5120%
    Jeremy Colon2410210207229% 12433%
    Tom Kahana102040002150% 2150%

    Jerk Store
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brendan Mahoney1174200011100% 7229%
    John Mulholland1541301044100% 2150%
    Marc LeBlanc2011220022100% 11436%
    Ryan Ouellette1312141103267% 12325%

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