Spring 2017: Over-30 Legends Draft Champs: Country of Old Men

    WallBall Champs
    Country of Old Men 59 Leaving on a Jet plane 56

    Awards link - https://www.cacbasketball.com/discussion/cac-previews-awards/over-30-legends-draft-spring-2017-awards/#p118866

    Another exciting season has come to an end and we now have a champion for the over 30 legends league in Country of old Men.Congratulations fellas but lets chat a little about this game.

    I was on time, Kap the ref was on time and things looked smooth going into the game. Before tip off while both teams warmed up a CAC member decided he wanted to put some shots up and walked onto the court doing just that. Ruff allowed it and all was good. The mystery guy wore a Kyrie Irving Jersey shirt and was launching it from downtown with some not so pretty releases but possibly better looking then what I throw up,anyway you could tell hes a fan of the game and a newbie to stepping on the court so new that when Kap blew his whistle for tip off he thought it was possible to play in a championship game.. Wow lucky for us Ruff let him know " Umm no you cant play this in a championship game but you can watch from the balcony." The young fella looked up to an empty balcony and was hesitant to walk off the court. Kap with a disgusted/impatient face wanted him to pick up the pace and get off the damn court.

    We finally got the game going with COOM winning the tip. LOAJP struggle to score while COOM came out the gates hot. LOAJP got its first bucket at 15:45 from an assist to Cheese from Ghost. The way Coom came out and seeing the defensive game plan they had i was a little nervous for LOAJP.
    Eventually COOM started to let off the gas and that's something you cant do versus a team with championship experience that will not give up until the final buzzer.
    On a side note back to the story line of the mystery baller funny thing about him he finally made it to the balcony maybe with 6 minutes into the 1st with.... I kid you not a band new CAC jersey on. HAHA this kid really wanted to ball I laughed but was kind of pissed that the person up front really sold him that jersey but I'm pretty sure he will faithfully wear that jersey plenty of times and hey that's more advertisement for the leagues so shout out to him.

    Ruff had an interesting game plan on defense which had Aidan the offensive player of the season on Fraher. Ghost has some inches on Aidan but was played well for the rest of the game after Kap Warned Aidan of his two hands on the back defense. Aidan plays strong on both ends and limiting Ghost to 5 first half points is a rare site for a guard to accomplish.

    LOAJP settled down and finally got things going. Cheese and Ryan got that movement from all season and that opened up slightly easier lanes and shots.The Jet at first wasn't able to get by the body of Ruff with left and right dribbles but it finally clicked that hes fast as hell and Ruff is really old so he started slithering and driving to the lane and doing Jet things.
    COOM was up 26-19 with 1:25 in the 1st. Aidan was killing and getting any shot he wanted, Aidan floats like a feather and when those shots fall they surely sting. 18 points at the half.
    Ruff worked hard for his 4 points by posting and never got a chance to put up much 3's. The defense was tight once he got in the paint so game plan adjustments were made.
    Lee killed it on the glass all game but had 14 in the 1st alone. Rebounding and Aidan helped COOM into the half leading 30-21.

    LOAJP went to the locker room to discuss things and came out with a different approach. They started chipping away at the score fighting back with physicality down 26-30 with 4 minutes off the clock.
    10:42 on the clock LOAJP finally go up 41-39 with flashes from Ghost and the Jet taking off.
    Although Krishna had a rough game offensively he had a few blocks and a key steal and rebound in this game to make up for it.
    Dave grabbed 5rebounds and played the enforcer roll while getting physical with Tams who was not a happy camper and let things get to him this game but after the dust cleared Tams was back to supporting his team and focused on the goal at hand.
    This game was tight with the lead going back and forth. Before the starters got back i wanted to point out that Dmitry had a nice block which stopped a possible easy one. Rich missed his only 3 that rolled out but grabbed a rebound in the 2nd with every possession being important. Everyone on both teams played the perfect roll and this was a really good title game.

    LOAJP started pulling away from Ryan hitting some 3's and layups and the Jet heating up from downtown but Aidan had a answer for that with a 3 and a drive taking the lead back 51-49 with 3:40 left.
    Cheese had a nice finish on Lee but Lee would answer his style with some put back points on his end. Ryan and Jet hit clutch shots down the stretch while fighting to stay alive in this game.
    20 seconds left in the game Coom was up 55-54. Every shot put up was suspenseful for both teams knowing 1 mistake could end it all. LOAJP got a bucket to go up 1 but Coom got what they needed from Aidan a full head of steam to the rim for an and1 play putting them back up 1. Aidan was so pumped he looked like a dragon ball z character charging up, hopefully we have some footage of that.
    COOM up 57-56 had total control of this game with 7 seconds left and only 2 team fouls and plenty to give. COOM at this point playing the foul game with that knowledge but LOAJP still had a chance with 1.8 left but failed during the inbound pass to Ghost which slipped right out his hand.
    Both team out of timeouts and the ball ended up in the hands of Lee who's been good all season at the line now stepping up for 2 big shots and only 0.7 left. Lee knocked them both down and LOAJP would need a miracle full court shot to happen. Cheese got a good look but the shot was off left and money on the pad.

    COOM pulled this out and gave captain Ruff his 12th title and probably the last wall ball title of the year.
    Aidan was the MVP with his clutch answers and solid D on Ghost. 36 points 5 rebounds
    Honorable mention of Lee Eudy with a monster game of 15 points 22 rebounds and 4 blocks .

    Great season all! looking forward to the new excitement to come next season

    COUNTRY OF OLD MEN S17 Champs

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    Country of Old Men 59  Leaving on a Jet plane 56

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    Awards link - https://www.cacbasketball.com/discussion/cac-previews-awards/over-30-legends-draft-spring-2017-awards/#p118866

    Another exciting season has come to an end and we now have a champion for the over 30 legends league in Country of old Men.Congratulations fellas but lets chat a little about this game.

    I was on time, Kap the ref was on time and things looked smooth going into the game. Before tip off while both teams warmed up a CAC member decided he wanted to put some shots up and walked onto the court doing just that. Ruff allowed it and all was good. The mystery guy wore a Kyrie Irving Jersey shirt and was launching it from downtown with some not so pretty releases but possibly better looking then what I throw up,anyway you could tell hes a fan of the game and a newbie to stepping on the court so new that when Kap blew his whistle for tip off he thought it was possible to play in a championship game.. Wow lucky for us Ruff let him know " Umm no you cant play this in a championship game but you can watch from the balcony." The young fella looked up to an empty balcony and was hesitant to walk off the court. Kap with a disgusted/impatient face wanted him to pick up the pace and get off the damn court.

    We finally got the game going with COOM winning the tip. LOAJP struggle to score while COOM came out the gates hot. LOAJP got its first bucket at 15:45 from an assist to Cheese from Ghost. The way Coom came out and seeing the defensive game plan they had i was a little nervous for LOAJP.
    Eventually COOM started to let off the gas and that's something you cant do versus a team with championship experience that will not give up until the final buzzer.
    On a side note back to the story line of the mystery baller funny thing about him he finally made it to the balcony maybe with 6 minutes into the 1st with.... I kid you not a band new CAC jersey on. HAHA this kid really wanted to ball I laughed but was kind of pissed that the person up front really sold him that jersey but I'm pretty sure he will faithfully wear that jersey plenty of times and hey that's more advertisement for the leagues so shout out to him.

    Ruff had an interesting game plan on defense which had Aidan the offensive player of the season on Fraher. Ghost has some inches on Aidan but was played well for the rest of the game after Kap Warned Aidan of his two hands on the back defense. Aidan plays strong on both ends and limiting Ghost to 5 first half points is a rare site for a guard to accomplish.

    LOAJP settled down and finally got things going. Cheese and Ryan got that movement from all season and that opened up slightly easier lanes and shots.The Jet at first wasn't able to get by the body of Ruff with left and right dribbles but it finally clicked that hes fast as hell and Ruff is really old so he started slithering and driving to the lane and doing Jet things.
    COOM was up 26-19 with 1:25 in the 1st. Aidan was killing and getting any shot he wanted, Aidan floats like a feather and when those shots fall they surely sting. 18 points at the half.
    Ruff worked hard for his 4 points by posting and never got a chance to put up much 3's. The defense was tight once he got in the paint so game plan adjustments were made.
    Lee killed it on the glass all game but had 14 in the 1st alone. Rebounding and Aidan helped COOM into the half leading 30-21.

    LOAJP went to the locker room to discuss things and came out with a different approach. They started chipping away at the score fighting back with physicality down 26-30 with 4 minutes off the clock.
    10:42 on the clock LOAJP finally go up 41-39 with flashes from Ghost and the Jet taking off.
    Although Krishna had a rough game offensively he had a few blocks and a key steal and rebound in this game to make up for it.
    Dave grabbed 5rebounds and played the enforcer roll while getting physical with Tams who was not a happy camper and let things get to him this game but after the dust cleared Tams was back to supporting his team and focused on the goal at hand.
    This game was tight with the lead going back and forth. Before the starters got back i wanted to point out that Dmitry had a nice block which stopped a possible easy one. Rich missed his only 3 that rolled out but grabbed a rebound in the 2nd with every possession being important. Everyone on both teams played the perfect roll and this was a really good title game.

    LOAJP started pulling away from Ryan hitting some 3's and layups and the Jet heating up from downtown but Aidan had a answer for that with a 3 and a drive taking the lead back 51-49 with 3:40 left.
    Cheese had a nice finish on Lee but Lee would answer his style with some put back points on his end. Ryan and Jet hit clutch shots down the stretch while fighting to stay alive in this game.
    20 seconds left in the game Coom was up 55-54. Every shot put up was suspenseful for both teams knowing 1 mistake could end it all. LOAJP got a bucket to go up 1 but Coom got what they needed from Aidan a full head of steam to the rim for an and1 play putting them back up 1. Aidan was so pumped he looked like a dragon ball z character charging up, hopefully we have some footage of that.
    COOM up 57-56 had total control of this game with 7 seconds left and only 2 team fouls and plenty to give. COOM at this point playing the foul game with that knowledge but LOAJP still had a chance with 1.8 left but failed during the inbound pass to Ghost which slipped right out his hand.
    Both team out of timeouts and the ball ended up in the hands of Lee who's been good all season at the line now stepping up for 2 big shots and only 0.7 left. Lee knocked them both down and LOAJP would need a miracle full court shot to happen. Cheese got a good look but the shot was off left and money on the pad.

    COOM pulled this out and gave captain Ruff his 12th title and probably the last wall ball title of the year.
    Aidan was the MVP with his clutch answers and solid D on Ghost. 36 points 5 rebounds
    Honorable mention of Lee Eudy with a monster game of 15 points 22 rebounds and 4 blocks .

    Great season all! looking forward to the new excitement to come next season

    COUNTRY OF OLD MEN S17 Champs

    Country of Old Men
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Aidan O’Kennedy365010006350% 9333%
    Damian Ruff4211000200% 100%
    Dave Murdoch032000000NA 00NA
    Krishna Aragam412112000NA 400%
    Lee Eudy1513911409667% 4125%
    Rich Carey020000000NA 100%

    Leaving on a Jet plane
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Cheese641421000NA 100%
    Christian Tams021000000NA 00NA
    Dmitry Baranovsky030001000NA 100%
    Jeff Arinella2422510011100% 6350%
    Mike Fraher1181100000NA 2150%
    Ryan Shaffer1531210000NA 8338%

Standings OVER30 S17 Thru Week
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
Port Huron Statement7-20.778W3073.0059.78
Leaving on a Jet plane6-30.667W2171.8966.44
Priorities People6-40.600W21.552.0048.90
Country of Old Men5-40.556L1273.6765.67
The Young Guns4-50.444L1366.3374.67
Mystery Men Unite4-60.400L23.563.3066.60
Uncle Drew1-90.100L96.541.7058.00
Points Per Game
1Aidan O’Kennedy
Country of Old Men
37.33
2Jon Mazzone
The Young Guns
27.88
3Brett Cooley
Mystery Men Unite
25.78
4Jeff Arinella
Leaving on a Jet plane
24.90
5Jeff Moccia
Port Huron Statement
22.67
6Seyi Tayo
Port Huron Statement
22.40
7Ryan Shaffer
Leaving on a Jet plane
21.30

Player Rater
1Aidan O’Kennedy
Country of Old Men
66.729
2Jeff Moccia
Port Huron Statement
63.179
3Jon Mazzone
The Young Guns
61.948
4Jeff Arinella
Leaving on a Jet plane
58.0010
5Lee Eudy
Country of Old Men
53.8510
6Seyi Tayo
Port Huron Statement
49.9010
7Brett Cooley
Mystery Men Unite
48.619
8Frank Malsbenden
The Young Guns
48.449
9Ryan Shaffer
Leaving on a Jet plane
47.6010
10Mike McCauley
Priorities People
45.399

Rebounds Per Game
1Jeff Moccia
Port Huron Statement
19.22
2Lee Eudy
Country of Old Men
14.90
3Jon Mazzone
The Young Guns
13.13
4Frank Malsbenden
The Young Guns
12.22
5Chris Hanks
Priorities People
11.75
6Mike Fraher
Leaving on a Jet plane
10.82
7Brett Royer
Priorities People
10.56

3s Per Game
1Brett Cooley
Mystery Men Unite
6.3338%
2Jon Mazzone
The Young Guns
5.1336%
3Nate Mendes
Mystery Men Unite
3.4439%
4Aidan O’Kennedy
Country of Old Men
3.3339%
5Mike McCauley
Priorities People
3.2243%
6Ryan Shaffer
Leaving on a Jet plane
3.0038%
7Lee Eudy
Country of Old Men
2.7047%

Assists Per Game
1Jeff Arinella
Leaving on a Jet plane
5.30
2Cheese
Leaving on a Jet plane
4.25
3Frank Malsbenden
The Young Guns
4.22
4Ryan Shaffer
Leaving on a Jet plane
3.80
5Mike McCauley
Priorities People
3.67
6Aidan O’Kennedy
Country of Old Men
3.56
7Jon Mazzone
The Young Guns
3.38