Spring 2016: Over-30 Draft League Champs: Glass Case of Emotion

    They did it...
    Going Postal 65 Glass Case of Emotion 79

    Pre-Game: 

    Championship game and Going Postal (GP) was missing one of their starters and a very key player in Jon Allen.  The only thing I can say is hopefully last week wasn’t his last game ever in this league but if it was damn he went out on top.  Anyway GP had the rest of their guys and would have to play really well to win this game.  Glass Case of Emotion (GCOE) had all their guys ready to play.

    First-Half:

    Early on it looked like GP was going to stay in this game and make GCOE play well to beat them.  Although they never really had a big lead, for the first 11 minutes of the half they were up and at this moment were up 19-16.  A minute later GCOE took the lead back and was up 23-20 for the first time.  GP just kept battling and was able to pull within 1 with about 5 minutes left in the half down 30-29.  Andrew Ray, Dustin Williams and Stephen Newman were all doing a great job of scoring to keep things close.  Unfortunately for them Ryan Shaffer, Mike Fraher and Jeff Arinella not only matched but also exceeded their production.  GCOE was up 45-37 at the half.

    Player of the Half:

    Jeff Arinella 20 pts, 2-4 from three, 2 stls, 6 drebs, 7 asts

    Second Half:

    Again I can’t say enough about the effort GP put forth.  With about 14 minutes left in the game they were only down 49-45.  GP did a good job of shutting down Jeff and Mike offensively while Andrew and Dustin were doing a nice job of scoring.  The problem again though was Ryan Shaffer and Chris Danner stepped their scoring up.  GCOE pushed their lead to 58-48 with about 10 minutes left and never looked back going on to win 79-65.

    Players of the Game:

    Jeff Arinella I must say that Ryan Shaffer could’ve easily been MVP of this game and the playoffs but Jeff had a triple double which is just ridiculous.

    Grades:

    Alec Peralta B I honestly don’t think he had an awful game.  When you are typically the 5th man and then become a starter it’s sometimes hard to adjust.  I think overall his numbers slightly exceeded what he had done on this season regularly and overall in the playoffs he definitely stepped his game up.

    Andrew Ray B from an overall scoring perspective and just stats in generally he had a solid game but he didn’t shoot well from the free throw line and the yelling at the teammates thing wasn’t really necessary as it didn’t help matters.  I also would’ve liked to see him get more assists this game as well.  Ray is the man though and had a great season regardless.

    Dustin Williams A- I don’t really recall him doing too much wrong in this game aside from the poor three-point shooting.  He gave it all he had and stuffed the stat sheet.  Overall I think Dustin had a solid season.

    Stephen Newman B+ I’m not sure if it’s fatigue or what but his first half numbers were really good which makes his overall numbers look good.  I think he had some great moments in this game but I have seen him play better so I can’t justify going higher with his grade.

    Chris Danner A I think his numbers don’t truly reflect all the positive things he did on the day.  I also feel like his block was at a key moment along with the three he made.  Chris had a really solid season and improved in almost every game this season.

    Jeff Arinella A+ Capped off his MVP season with an MVP playoff performance.  He was the best player in the league all season.

    Mike Fraher B he has definitely played better during the season but his team won and he made plays.  His production was mostly in the first half but being that such great players surround him he doesn’t necessarily need to do much.

    Tom Covert B is numbers were ok but like I thought he didn’t just show up to play he really was there only if needed and provided some production when called upon.  I think he hadn’t played in a month too so he definitely had a solid game.

    Takeaways:

    GP had a great season and in the back of their mind they will always think about what could’ve been.  Unfortunately for them it wasn’t so all you can do is learn form the experience and try again.

    GCOE becomes the first team in this short leagues history to go unbeaten.  I don’t know if this will ever happen again and you have to give Mike Fraher a lot of credit for drafting this team and the play of his guys.  Congrats again and hopefully I see everyone next season.

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    Going Postal 65  Glass Case of Emotion 79

    They did it...

    Pre-Game: 

    Championship game and Going Postal (GP) was missing one of their starters and a very key player in Jon Allen.  The only thing I can say is hopefully last week wasn’t his last game ever in this league but if it was damn he went out on top.  Anyway GP had the rest of their guys and would have to play really well to win this game.  Glass Case of Emotion (GCOE) had all their guys ready to play.

    First-Half:

    Early on it looked like GP was going to stay in this game and make GCOE play well to beat them.  Although they never really had a big lead, for the first 11 minutes of the half they were up and at this moment were up 19-16.  A minute later GCOE took the lead back and was up 23-20 for the first time.  GP just kept battling and was able to pull within 1 with about 5 minutes left in the half down 30-29.  Andrew Ray, Dustin Williams and Stephen Newman were all doing a great job of scoring to keep things close.  Unfortunately for them Ryan Shaffer, Mike Fraher and Jeff Arinella not only matched but also exceeded their production.  GCOE was up 45-37 at the half.

    Player of the Half:

    Jeff Arinella 20 pts, 2-4 from three, 2 stls, 6 drebs, 7 asts

    Second Half:

    Again I can’t say enough about the effort GP put forth.  With about 14 minutes left in the game they were only down 49-45.  GP did a good job of shutting down Jeff and Mike offensively while Andrew and Dustin were doing a nice job of scoring.  The problem again though was Ryan Shaffer and Chris Danner stepped their scoring up.  GCOE pushed their lead to 58-48 with about 10 minutes left and never looked back going on to win 79-65.

    Players of the Game:

    Jeff Arinella I must say that Ryan Shaffer could’ve easily been MVP of this game and the playoffs but Jeff had a triple double which is just ridiculous.

    Grades:

    Alec Peralta B I honestly don’t think he had an awful game.  When you are typically the 5th man and then become a starter it’s sometimes hard to adjust.  I think overall his numbers slightly exceeded what he had done on this season regularly and overall in the playoffs he definitely stepped his game up.

    Andrew Ray B from an overall scoring perspective and just stats in generally he had a solid game but he didn’t shoot well from the free throw line and the yelling at the teammates thing wasn’t really necessary as it didn’t help matters.  I also would’ve liked to see him get more assists this game as well.  Ray is the man though and had a great season regardless.

    Dustin Williams A- I don’t really recall him doing too much wrong in this game aside from the poor three-point shooting.  He gave it all he had and stuffed the stat sheet.  Overall I think Dustin had a solid season.

    Stephen Newman B+ I’m not sure if it’s fatigue or what but his first half numbers were really good which makes his overall numbers look good.  I think he had some great moments in this game but I have seen him play better so I can’t justify going higher with his grade.

    Chris Danner A I think his numbers don’t truly reflect all the positive things he did on the day.  I also feel like his block was at a key moment along with the three he made.  Chris had a really solid season and improved in almost every game this season.

    Jeff Arinella A+ Capped off his MVP season with an MVP playoff performance.  He was the best player in the league all season.

    Mike Fraher B he has definitely played better during the season but his team won and he made plays.  His production was mostly in the first half but being that such great players surround him he doesn’t necessarily need to do much.

    Tom Covert B is numbers were ok but like I thought he didn’t just show up to play he really was there only if needed and provided some production when called upon.  I think he hadn’t played in a month too so he definitely had a solid game.

    Takeaways:

    GP had a great season and in the back of their mind they will always think about what could’ve been.  Unfortunately for them it wasn’t so all you can do is learn form the experience and try again.

    GCOE becomes the first team in this short leagues history to go unbeaten.  I don’t know if this will ever happen again and you have to give Mike Fraher a lot of credit for drafting this team and the play of his guys.  Congrats again and hopefully I see everyone next season.

    Going Postal
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Alec Peralta642013000NA 00NA
    Andrew Ray258513006233% 6350%
    Dustin Williams247123003267% 400%
    Stephen Newman1083430000NA 00NA

    Glass Case of Emotion
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Chris Danner1142501000NA 3133%
    Jeff Arinella261301030000NA 4250%
    Mike Fraher1270300000NA 00NA
    Ryan Shaffer2640112044100% 9444%
    Tom Covert421010000NA 00NA

Standings OVER30 S16 Thru Week
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
Glass Case of Emotion10-01.000W10071.8064.00
Going Postal6-40.600L2475.4073.70
The Clerks5-40.556W14.572.7872.56
Cheeseburger Picnic4-60.400L4667.3066.40
Forever Young3-60.333L16.566.3366.44
Pick-up All-Stars3-60.333W26.567.2274.00
Not Our Swan Song2-70.222L17.561.3366.22
Points Per Game
1Jon Mazzone
The Clerks
29.63
2Paul Reeves
Pick-up All-Stars
29.10
3Jon Allen
Going Postal
25.73
4Mike McCauley
Forever Young
23.89
5James Hanks
Not Our Swan Song
23.00
6Andrew Ray
Going Postal
22.92
7Jeff Arinella
Glass Case of Emotion
22.50

Player Rater
1Jeff Arinella
Glass Case of Emotion
70.3010
2Jon Mazzone
The Clerks
60.948
3Andrew Ray
Going Postal
56.9212
4Blake Mitchell
The Clerks
54.7711
5Jon Allen
Going Postal
53.7311
6Paul Reeves
Pick-up All-Stars
51.8010
7Brian Gelow
Not Our Swan Song
50.698
8Todd Palmer
Pick-up All-Stars
49.698
9Mike McCauley
Forever Young
48.289
10Damian Ruff
Forever Young
48.0510

Rebounds Per Game
1Blake Mitchell
The Clerks
13.73
2Brian Gelow
Not Our Swan Song
13.38
3Andrew Ray
Going Postal
12.17
4Todd Palmer
Pick-up All-Stars
11.88
5Jon Mazzone
The Clerks
11.38
6Mike Fraher
Glass Case of Emotion
10.42
7Jeff Arinella
Glass Case of Emotion
10.00

3s Per Game
1Jon Mazzone
The Clerks
6.0041%
2Paul Reeves
Pick-up All-Stars
4.5040%
3Jon Allen
Going Postal
4.4542%
4Damian Ruff
Forever Young
3.4030%
5Ryan Shaffer
Glass Case of Emotion
3.0839%
6Carlos Rivadinero
Forever Young
2.8937%
7Mike McCauley
Forever Young
2.7836%

Assists Per Game
1Jeff Arinella
Glass Case of Emotion
7.60
2Todd Palmer
Pick-up All-Stars
6.00
3Andrew Ray
Going Postal
4.08
4Frank Malsbenden
Pick-up All-Stars
4.00
5Mike Fraher
Glass Case of Emotion
3.75
6Paul Reeves
Pick-up All-Stars
3.60
7Jon Allen
Going Postal
3.55