Fall 2019: Over-30 Legends Draft Champs: 3R

    3R kicks off the season with a win
    3R 68 Super Mario Bros 49

    What’s up all, I’m Tibbs your MC for the season. I met many of you on the balcony for the first time last night and I’ve got to say, it was a pleasure to be back on the balcony again. Before we dive into the week 1 action, let’s take care of some housekeeping

    1. Make sure to read ALL the write-ups! I’ll often post one of these housekeeping lists on the first one of the night only. LOTS of valuable (in my mind) info in them! i’ll also probably focus on a theme or two and thread them into the write-ups without any context, assuming you’ve read all of these in order. No promises of any actual cohesion though. They let me post without an editor.
    2. Have you checked out our super secret slack channel yet?? (LINK) Right now it’s mostly just Danner and I taunting each other, but guys are starting to trickle. in. That’s where I’ll post previews for the games, power rankings, polls, etc etc. Get on their and get shit talking! (insert link)
    3. Do you think I fucked up your stats? Well that’s too damn bad, I’m the #beststatkeeperalive and my score sheet is never wrong. My partner in crime Davin missed 2 of my 3 blocks last night, however, so he’s on my shit list.
    4. I live-tweet any game I’m on the scoreboard for. Last night’s hashtag was #Over30Legends but that’s the Monday league’s so I’m trying to change it for next week. All the more reason for you to get on slack and vote in the poll i posted! Follow along on twitter as I talk shit about you in realtime. @CACBasketball

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    Game 1 of a new season is always a bit of a feeling out process. Game 1 of a new season of a new league?!?! Now that’s a rare sight to behold as CAC Basketball wraps up its 19th year of existence. It was an honor and a privilege for me, Lydia our ref and 3R, who got the first win.

    To start both teams were shorthanded. No Skeens, No Kurt Henderson and no Mario James to start the night. 3R eked out an early lead thanks to 4th round pick Mathieu Despots hitting the hole hard. Team Salem (seriously, guys get me a new team name before I rename you something terrible like Feral Hogs or Weird CAC Twitter [i might be on twitter too much]) had no idea what they were doing on D and couldn’t buy a bucket to start the game. Now, not knowing what you’re doing on D with a bunch of dudes you’ve never met before? that’s acceptable for the first couple weeks. Not being able to hit a 3 (started the game 0-12 as a team) should be fixable a lot more quickly.

    Anyway, the reinforcements all rolled in about 10 minutes into the game and they were much needed on both ends. Skeens came in and started picking on Team Salem’s defensive confusion by throwing some K-Love outlet passes down the court at every opportunity. Sure a lot of them just ended up as missed layups but he was really stretching the D.  Kurt went to work on the glass and 3R would end up with a 26 to 15 rebounding edge in the first half. Honestly, if you go back and watch the tape (which, I guess you could since we have the drop cam up there, but am I paying for the 30 day history? I should check on that. I should also ramble less) it felt like 3R had an even bigger advantage on the boards. It seemed like every loose ball and long rebound went their way.

    For Team Salem, Mario James is one of my new favorite players. The lefty guard attacked the rim relentlessly even in the face of 2 and 3 and 4 defenders. He did what he could as a one make wrecking crew.

    3R led 26-15 at the break and seemed to think they would coast to a win. Team Salem had other ideas, Mario kicked off an 8-0 run to star the second half before 3R could regroup. Punched in the mouth and what did 3R do? They punched right back!

    Despots kept getting layups and refused not to shine. Kid poured in 22 points and non-verbally slapped every draft skeptic and franchise that passed on him round and round. Skeens scored when he decided to keep the ball instead of dish and 3R answered with an 11-3 run to take back control of the game. It was a double digit lead the rest of the way from that point on.

    With the game decided, Dru Roberts and Carlos Rivadiniero figured that the final 5 minutes were when they’d pour in all their points. It was a 3 point barrage the rest of the way, and Salem had to be wondering where that shooting was earlier in the night.

    Like I always say about week 1, your team is never as good, or as bad, as it first appears. The kinks will work themselves out after a couple weeks, you’ll get used to this funky little place we call Wall Ball Arena.

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    3R 71  White Claw and Chill 61

    3R
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Albert Marks93610002150% 00NA
    Andrew Roberts240310000NA 00NA
    Kurt Henderson2274122010660% 4125%
    Mathieu Despots134221102150% 00NA
    Rashaud Skeens194013107571% 8225%
    Rondell Howard641531022100% 400%

    White Claw and Chill
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Aidan O’Kennedy3453320011764% 11327%
    Ken Cohen1551210000NA 8113%
    Steve Smriga57510204125% 300%

Standings Over30 (Wednesday) F19 Thru Week
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
3R8-10.889L1080.1167.33
White Claw and Chill5-40.556W1365.6763.78
Hogs of War5-40.556W2368.0072.33
Metro-West All-Stars4-50.444W1464.4466.67
Too Much Sauce4-50.444L1476.2271.22
Super Mario Bros1-80.111L6756.2269.33
Points Per Game
1Mario James
Super Mario Bros
32.43
2Aidan O’Kennedy
White Claw and Chill
31.13
3Musse Kassa
Too Much Sauce
26.00
4John McGinn
White Claw and Chill
25.67
5Jamal Headley
Too Much Sauce
25.57
6Kurt Henderson
3R
24.00
7Brook Yohannis
Hogs of War
23.13

Player Rater
1Aidan O’Kennedy
White Claw and Chill
58.638
2Brook Yohannis
Hogs of War
57.568
3Josh Kaitz
Metro-West All-Stars
57.147
4Musse Kassa
Too Much Sauce
56.758
5Jamal Headley
Too Much Sauce
55.077
6John McGinn
White Claw and Chill
53.756
7Jason Tibbetts
Hogs of War
53.577
8Mario James
Super Mario Bros
48.437
9Rashaud Skeens
3R
47.399
10Kurt Henderson
3R
47.229

Rebounds Per Game
1Josh Kaitz
Metro-West All-Stars
15.14
2Jason Tibbetts
Hogs of War
12.86
3Jamal Headley
Too Much Sauce
12.43
4Brook Yohannis
Hogs of War
12.38
5John McGinn
White Claw and Chill
11.50
6Steve Smriga
White Claw and Chill
10.50
7Aidan O’Kennedy
White Claw and Chill
10.00

3s Per Game
1Musse Kassa
Too Much Sauce
5.6344%
2John McGinn
White Claw and Chill
4.6732%
3Mario James
Super Mario Bros
3.4339%
4Brook Yohannis
Hogs of War
3.0046%
5AJ Alaluf
Metro-West All-Stars
2.8835%
6Chris Danner
Hogs of War
2.7535%
7Dustin Armstrong
Metro-West All-Stars
2.3327%
7Kurt Henderson
3R
2.3345%

Assists Per Game
1Musse Kassa
Too Much Sauce
5.50
2Rashaud Skeens
3R
4.33
3Josh Kaitz
Metro-West All-Stars
3.86
4Aidan O’Kennedy
White Claw and Chill
3.50
5Rondell Howard
3R
3.44
6John McGinn
White Claw and Chill
3.17
7Brook Yohannis
Hogs of War
3.13