Winter 2016: Over-30 Draft League Champs: 3rd Dementia

    3rd Dementia Hoist Inaugural OLD League Trophy
    3rd Dementia 77 Crankadelic 71

    Electricity was in the air for the inaugural Over 30 Legends League Championship. Was it anticipation for the finals of the best draft league at CAC? Or possibly the extra long line in front of the squash courts? I’m going with hoops, but those squash people are very unpredictable. I would definitely be a disappointed dad if my daughter came home with a squash playing boyfriend. Lets leave it at that.

    Upon entering the gym, Coach Manning informed me that Dave Murdoch’s sneakers were stolen from the locker room. Not cool, CAC brethren. Even less cool? Diamond Dave having to wear equipment untested in battle into the most important game of the season. Luckily he was able to grab said new sneakers from the good people at the Cambridgeside Galleria. We didn’t get confirmation on whether he hit up The Finish Line or Champs Sports.

    Next impression: we had a girlfriend in the building. Brett Royer’s GF was on the balcony, upping the usual number of females in attendance at CAC events by 100%. This game was big, I tell ya! Owen Johnson was also on the balcony, and we got an official quote from the young man, when I pushed him for a game prediction: “I hope the team in white wins.” Ladies and gents, he was in his old mans corner. Aside: Owen was a big help stats wise, specifically helping with assist tracking.

    All twelve participants were present at tip off, a CAC rarity. And we were underway! The story of the first half was David Boss Bradshaw just getting buckets like a young Terry Teagle. Kid started wet and stayed wet, scoring 11 points in the first 4 minutes of game action. He began the game 4-4 from 3, before going on to finish 6-9. The hot shooting had 3rd Dementia staked to a 16-6 lead, before Crankadelic really got a foot-hold in the game. However there was no way they were going to stay down and get blown out. As quickly as they got down, they got back in the game thru their trademark patience on offense, reeling off a 13-2 run to take a 19-18 lead. The game was then nip and tuck, like we all knew it would be, for the remainder of the first half. Ray was doing the scoring on the offensive end for Crank, but it was all in the flow of the team offense. 3D pushed back, and was staked to a 42-37 lead at the break.

    The second half started with Crankdelic picking up 3 team fouls right away, which would prove to be costly later. Foul shot discrepancy can always be looked at after a game to try and figure out WHY a result occurred, and this game is no exception. The problem is that Crankadelic’s early foul calls against them were deserved. I viewed them as being over aggressive defensively, in areas of the court where it wasn’t necessary; plays away from the basket, things of that nature. (yes, I just dropped a semi colon on your asses). Non-calls are always gonna be something we rec-leaguers look to as well, but I can definitely say that every time Kap whistled a foul, I agreed with him. And lord knows we’ve had our differences of opinion this season.

    The second half remained close throughout, with peaks and valleys and what have you. Clinton was shooting (and hitting) more long-range attempts than usual, and Ray was even better scoring the ball than usual, which he is usually very good at. I don’t usually write this well, usually.  On the 3D side, the scoring was team wide. Chas was dropping dimes like toddler Kevin Love on top of the family SUV. 3rd Dementia held a slim advantage, until Crank had to start fouling. Because of the earlier foul situation, 3D was shooting two a lot quicker, and were able to close out the game from the charity strip. Boss, Ghost, JJ, and even Royer (winking emoji) shot a good percentage. They did get one final scare, as Garrett came bombing up the court to hit a running three, cutting the lead to 4 with 20ish seconds left. This was after a manic possession which saw Todd Palmer grab two offensive boards, dribble to the corner, and hit a turnaround 3 while landing against the side wall. Incredible! In the end, the furious rally fell a little short, and it was another draft league title for captain Mike Fraher and his 3rd Dementia team.

    Grades:

    Ray- A. Really filled it up scoring wise, which his team desperately needed in this one. The league MVP did not seem to miss a shot. Mr. Automatic on the mid range pull up. Game’s leading scorer.

    Todd- B. Was a beast on the offensive glass. Had clean layups twice and passed out though, knocking him back a peg. Take it to the tin, my man!

    Garrett- B. Very Garrett game for Garrett. Couple 2-3 threes, couple 2-3 euro steps, hustle, and defense. Consistent.

    Manning- C. Just didn’t look for his shot enough. Mike carried the offensive load in the game where Ray was absent, and they needed more assertiveness from the captain. Swung the ball well, just didn’t provide the necessary cutting edge.

    Murdoch- C. It feels like Dave can do a lot more on the glass. I’d like to see him make rebounding his main priority, and really get after the boards. Doesn’t take anything off the table, but I see the bones of a more involved player.

    Clinton- B+. Effective 50% shooting from three, and did his typical solid team contribution.  

    Bradshaw- A+. Player of the game, I don’t think it can be disputed. 66% from 3 on that high volume is gonna get it done every time.

    JJ- B. Effective ball mover, free thorw shooter. Didn’t take his normal volume of shots, as he was being guarded by bigger players than usual. Had one real nice drive and finish at the rim at an important time in the game.

    Rich- N/A. DNP-CD

    Chas- B.  Very savvy passer, found guys cutting to the hoop repeatedly, led team/game in assists. His contribution to the overall movement and team play of 3D cannot be overstated. Fact: 3D were undefeated in games he played in, lost every game he was absent. Although every time he shoots, an angel dies.

    Ghost- B+.Mike is the Kareem of the CAC. Most automatic 2 points in the league. Whether it’s the catch and shoot, or the post up baby hook, I always feel like the ball is going in the basketball ring.

    Royer- B+. One of the original Sons of Moccia (Bob, Bart, etc) had another solid outing. This guy has been stuffing the sheet with the things that win games (assists, steals) all season, and the title game was no exception.

     

    Thanks to everyone for a great season (even Kap), and we’ll be hopefully seeing you all again very shortly as the summer season kicks off. Congratulations to 3rd Dementia on the title. And to all of you out there in internet land, stay frosty, my friends!

     

    -Roberts

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    3rd Dementia 77  Crankadelic 71

    3rd Dementia Hoist Inaugural OLD League Trophy

    Electricity was in the air for the inaugural Over 30 Legends League Championship. Was it anticipation for the finals of the best draft league at CAC? Or possibly the extra long line in front of the squash courts? I’m going with hoops, but those squash people are very unpredictable. I would definitely be a disappointed dad if my daughter came home with a squash playing boyfriend. Lets leave it at that.

    Upon entering the gym, Coach Manning informed me that Dave Murdoch’s sneakers were stolen from the locker room. Not cool, CAC brethren. Even less cool? Diamond Dave having to wear equipment untested in battle into the most important game of the season. Luckily he was able to grab said new sneakers from the good people at the Cambridgeside Galleria. We didn’t get confirmation on whether he hit up The Finish Line or Champs Sports.

    Next impression: we had a girlfriend in the building. Brett Royer’s GF was on the balcony, upping the usual number of females in attendance at CAC events by 100%. This game was big, I tell ya! Owen Johnson was also on the balcony, and we got an official quote from the young man, when I pushed him for a game prediction: “I hope the team in white wins.” Ladies and gents, he was in his old mans corner. Aside: Owen was a big help stats wise, specifically helping with assist tracking.

    All twelve participants were present at tip off, a CAC rarity. And we were underway! The story of the first half was David Boss Bradshaw just getting buckets like a young Terry Teagle. Kid started wet and stayed wet, scoring 11 points in the first 4 minutes of game action. He began the game 4-4 from 3, before going on to finish 6-9. The hot shooting had 3rd Dementia staked to a 16-6 lead, before Crankadelic really got a foot-hold in the game. However there was no way they were going to stay down and get blown out. As quickly as they got down, they got back in the game thru their trademark patience on offense, reeling off a 13-2 run to take a 19-18 lead. The game was then nip and tuck, like we all knew it would be, for the remainder of the first half. Ray was doing the scoring on the offensive end for Crank, but it was all in the flow of the team offense. 3D pushed back, and was staked to a 42-37 lead at the break.

    The second half started with Crankdelic picking up 3 team fouls right away, which would prove to be costly later. Foul shot discrepancy can always be looked at after a game to try and figure out WHY a result occurred, and this game is no exception. The problem is that Crankadelic’s early foul calls against them were deserved. I viewed them as being over aggressive defensively, in areas of the court where it wasn’t necessary; plays away from the basket, things of that nature. (yes, I just dropped a semi colon on your asses). Non-calls are always gonna be something we rec-leaguers look to as well, but I can definitely say that every time Kap whistled a foul, I agreed with him. And lord knows we’ve had our differences of opinion this season.

    The second half remained close throughout, with peaks and valleys and what have you. Clinton was shooting (and hitting) more long-range attempts than usual, and Ray was even better scoring the ball than usual, which he is usually very good at. I don’t usually write this well, usually.  On the 3D side, the scoring was team wide. Chas was dropping dimes like toddler Kevin Love on top of the family SUV. 3rd Dementia held a slim advantage, until Crank had to start fouling. Because of the earlier foul situation, 3D was shooting two a lot quicker, and were able to close out the game from the charity strip. Boss, Ghost, JJ, and even Royer (winking emoji) shot a good percentage. They did get one final scare, as Garrett came bombing up the court to hit a running three, cutting the lead to 4 with 20ish seconds left. This was after a manic possession which saw Todd Palmer grab two offensive boards, dribble to the corner, and hit a turnaround 3 while landing against the side wall. Incredible! In the end, the furious rally fell a little short, and it was another draft league title for captain Mike Fraher and his 3rd Dementia team.

    Grades:

    Ray- A. Really filled it up scoring wise, which his team desperately needed in this one. The league MVP did not seem to miss a shot. Mr. Automatic on the mid range pull up. Game’s leading scorer.

    Todd- B. Was a beast on the offensive glass. Had clean layups twice and passed out though, knocking him back a peg. Take it to the tin, my man!

    Garrett- B. Very Garrett game for Garrett. Couple 2-3 threes, couple 2-3 euro steps, hustle, and defense. Consistent.

    Manning- C. Just didn’t look for his shot enough. Mike carried the offensive load in the game where Ray was absent, and they needed more assertiveness from the captain. Swung the ball well, just didn’t provide the necessary cutting edge.

    Murdoch- C. It feels like Dave can do a lot more on the glass. I’d like to see him make rebounding his main priority, and really get after the boards. Doesn’t take anything off the table, but I see the bones of a more involved player.

    Clinton- B+. Effective 50% shooting from three, and did his typical solid team contribution.  

    Bradshaw- A+. Player of the game, I don’t think it can be disputed. 66% from 3 on that high volume is gonna get it done every time.

    JJ- B. Effective ball mover, free thorw shooter. Didn’t take his normal volume of shots, as he was being guarded by bigger players than usual. Had one real nice drive and finish at the rim at an important time in the game.

    Rich- N/A. DNP-CD

    Chas- B.  Very savvy passer, found guys cutting to the hoop repeatedly, led team/game in assists. His contribution to the overall movement and team play of 3D cannot be overstated. Fact: 3D were undefeated in games he played in, lost every game he was absent. Although every time he shoots, an angel dies.

    Ghost- B+.Mike is the Kareem of the CAC. Most automatic 2 points in the league. Whether it’s the catch and shoot, or the post up baby hook, I always feel like the ball is going in the basketball ring.

    Royer- B+. One of the original Sons of Moccia (Bob, Bart, etc) had another solid outing. This guy has been stuffing the sheet with the things that win games (assists, steals) all season, and the title game was no exception.

     

    Thanks to everyone for a great season (even Kap), and we’ll be hopefully seeing you all again very shortly as the summer season kicks off. Congratulations to 3rd Dementia on the title. And to all of you out there in internet land, stay frosty, my friends!

     

    -Roberts

    3rd Dementia
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brett Royer1820230011655% 3267%
    Chas Wagner11150102150% 100%
    David Bradshaw3052201044100% 9667%
    John Johnson96021008563% 100%
    Mike Fraher1951301055100% 00NA
    Rich Carey000000000NA 00NA

    Crankadelic
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Andrew Ray345321005480% 5240%
    Clinton Lassiter156110004250% 6350%
    Dave Murdoch022000000NA 00NA
    Garrett Tingle1342220000NA 5360%
    Michael Manning241210000NA 100%
    Todd Palmer735111000NA 2150%

Standings OVER30 W16 Thru Week
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
Old Chanel8-10.889W8072.6767.00
Crankadelic7-20.778W3160.0054.00
3rd Dementia5-40.556L2364.6761.33
Veterans of Foreign Whores5-40.556W2355.4456.11
Slow Roasted4-50.444L3461.8957.00
GET OFF MY LAWN!3-60.333L1563.8969.22
Fountain of Youth2-70.222W1657.4462.44
3 Squirts and a Dribble2-70.222L5661.0069.89
Points Per Game
1Chris Hall
Fountain of Youth
28.50
2Eric Nordstrom
GET OFF MY LAWN!
24.78
3Andrew Ray
Crankadelic
24.60
4Matt Taliaferro
Old Chanel
24.10
5Ryan Ondrejko
Slow Roasted
22.78
6David Bradshaw
3rd Dementia
22.18
7Jon Mazzone
3 Squirts and a Dribble
22.00
7Matt Roberts
Veterans of Foreign Whores
22.00

Player Rater
1Ryan Ondrejko
Slow Roasted
64.619
2Eric Nordstrom
GET OFF MY LAWN!
57.899
3Andrew Ray
Crankadelic
53.7010
4Matt Taliaferro
Old Chanel
52.2010
5Brett Royer
3rd Dementia
50.0011
6Matt Roberts
Veterans of Foreign Whores
49.6510
7David Bradshaw
3rd Dementia
49.5511
8Jon Mazzone
3 Squirts and a Dribble
48.086
9Chanel Wright
Old Chanel
45.3510
10Chris Hall
Fountain of Youth
45.086

Rebounds Per Game
1Eric Nordstrom
GET OFF MY LAWN!
12.67
2Ryan Ondrejko
Slow Roasted
11.44
3Brett Royer
3rd Dementia
11.09
4Andrew Ray
Crankadelic
11.00
5David Bradshaw
3rd Dementia
10.55
6Matt Roberts
Veterans of Foreign Whores
10.50
7Nick Altschuller
Veterans of Foreign Whores
10.43

3s Per Game
1Eric Bonvie
Slow Roasted
5.0043%
1Chris Hall
Fountain of Youth
5.0040%
3Jon Mazzone
3 Squirts and a Dribble
3.6733%
4Damian Ruff
Fountain of Youth
3.5034%
5Mike McCauley
3 Squirts and a Dribble
3.0039%
6Matt Taliaferro
Old Chanel
2.6041%
7Noah Spaulding
Old Chanel
2.4337%

Assists Per Game
1Kariuki Thande
GET OFF MY LAWN!
5.78
1Ryan Ondrejko
Slow Roasted
5.78
3Chas Wagner
3rd Dementia
4.29
4Gordon Sheffield
3 Squirts and a Dribble
4.00
5Chanel Wright
Old Chanel
3.80
6Brett Royer
3rd Dementia
3.73
7Frank Malsbenden
Old Chanel
3.57