Fall 2016: SDL League Champs: Weapons of Mazz Destruction

    WOMD... CHAMPS
    Hammered at the Barr Daley 68 Weapons of Mazz Destruction 76

    Preamble:

    In a nice surprise both teams had full squads for the finals. Believe me, that is not always the case in the SDL. WOMD and HATBD were both early and warming up in eager anticipation for the finals. They brought fans and family and hopes and dreams of a title, but only one would emerge victorious.

    Game Notes:

    Flynn started the game with an easy layup off the Mazz dish. He forwarded the favor with a dime to Boyer for another one. Barr finally got HATBD on the board off a great Zak outlet, then STUFFED Haas on one end and hit the jumper at the other to tie the game, 4 all. Both teams looked good early!

    WOMD went up 9-5 on a Boyer assist to Haas for the long two, forcing HATBD to take time. Whatever they said worked; Barr hit back to back jumpers, then stole the ball and hit a streaking Chas to tie the game at 9 all! Barr was single-handedly keeping HATBD afloat early on.

    Zak finally hit his first triple to take the lead for the first time of the game, 14-12. Daley and Mazz traded buckets. Then bad news for HATBD as Zak went down! I missed the injury; it looked like a non-contact which is usually worse. You don’t need me to tell you without the MVP HATBD had no chance…

    Zak was able to continue and hit a big triple after a Barr for HATBD’s biggest margin, 21-15!

    Mazz got WOMD back in to stop the run with back to back layups and a Haas trey, 22-23! HATBD did end up putting Daley on Mazz for most of the game, and despite what the stat sheet says (40 points), he did a pretty good job, making him work. But in the key moments Mazz was able to get to the rim.

    WOMD continued to go to the hot hands, Mazz and Haas, to extend the lead 29-24. As for HATBD, whenever they needed a bucket they turned to Barr, scoring inside 26-31. Daley blocked Mazz to keep it close. But WOMD were undeterred as Mazz shook him loose on the next possession before drawing the ANNNNNNNNNND-1 on Chas. Haas followed up with a man’s putback to stretch it, 34-28.

    Boyer hit a triple as WOMD continued to run away with it, but Zak’s buzzer beating trey salvaged a couple of points at the half, 44-34 WOMD. Good first half for WOMD. HATBD were struggling with Zak not quite right, and Barr couldn’t get a single call. They needed a hot start out of the break.

    HATBD got a hot start out of the break; Barr started with a tough putback (no call though). Tony BLOCKED Chas in the play of the game, but Chas found Zak for a J. Barr then hit back to back jumpers right outside of the paint to get HATB within 1, 43-44!

    WOMD began to trade the lead in the 3rd quarter; Zak’s next triple gave them the 50-48 lead. Haas stripped Zak and hit Mazz for a deep ball to take it back, then Mazz hit another as no one picked him up 54-50!

    WOMD continued to pour it in led by Mazz to start the 4th frame. Zak blocked Flynn which led to a layup on the other end, 54-59.

    BLOCK PARTY! HATBD leaned on their D to turn things around as Neil then blocked Mazz and finished the ensuing layup. But blocking is what Flynn does! He got in on the act on Chas, but Zak had ANOTHER block, with Mazz as the victim.

    HATBD got within six as Zak and Chas hit back to back layups, 58-64. But every time HATBD scored WOMD had an answer. Boyer’s steal and dime to Mazz led to a layup, 68-60 with about five minutes left!

    Daley hit a big trey to keep HATBD’s hopes alive, 66-71. With time winding down Haas blocked Zak! HATBD were forced to start fouling, but Mazz was money (2/2), 76-68. HATBD were unable to score again and WOMD ran out the clock to WIN THE SDL CHAMPIONSHIP, 76-68!!!

    Congrats to WOMD on a successful season.

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    Lucky $even 58  Our World You Pay Rent 105

    More rent

    Preamble:

    Hello and welcome to week 3 action. Moving forward I will only be referring to Our world You Pay Rent as You Pay Rent, or YPR, because I’m not a spring chicken no mo and I can’t be typing the entirety of their long-ass team name even though this sentence has clearly destroyed any time I might have saved by abbreviating. They only had four, but it was their starting four. Lucky Seven, meanwhile, haven’t been very lucky yet, and with only three this wasn’t likely to get any better.

    Spoiler: it didn’t.

    Game Notes:

    • Chatting with the ref about Matt Medeiros when Andy McQuilkin tells us they’re ready to go, prompting the ref to say “I’ve never seen someone so ready for an ass whooping!”
    • Tams and I are DED!
    • Marcus (if that is his real name) Alexander scored the first bucket of the game.
    • MM followed that up with an AND-1 on McQ, which is just a prelude for more contentious battles between the two, 5-2.
    • Ruff showing off some of the old swagger (and I mean that literally with the shoulder shrug) banging a triple, 8-2.
    • McQ gets revenge with a trey of his own, 5-10. A momentary lapse in the YPR attack.
    • Marcus nails back-to-back triples, 16-5! Getting out of hand quick…
    • Matt Roberts with a huge putback to end their five minute drought, 7-14.
    • MM hits a triple and a layup in about 30 seconds, 19-7.
    • Roberts hits a jumper to get LS on track again…
    • But MM hits back to back triples from the left wing, 34-17!! Maybe don’t let him go to that spot?
    • McQ hits a deep ball of his own! He is very frustrated with MM and the ref, and normally I would say something snarky, but let’s be honest; no one can cover him. 22-36.
    • Case in point: MM HITS BACK TO BACK TO BACK TO BACK TO BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK THREES!!!! AND THE LAST ONE WAS A BUZZER BEATER TO END THE FIRST HALF 64-22!!!
    • PS – 64 first half points is nuts and is more than four other teams would score in their entire games.
    • I know there was a whole second half... but... it was all over. I pretty much stopped taking notes.
    • McQ takes over in the second half for LS, breaking away for easy buckets but also hitting a couple tough ones in traffic. Glad to see him channel the frustration positively.
    • I don't know what else I can write about MM. I wish I was a talented writer or bard so I could do his performance justice. He finished the game with 15 triples, threatening to break his own record of 17, which is more than 90% of the league will hit all season. Incredible.
    • Roberts was also pretty good and got a chance to chirp at MM after hitting a little J over him, but it would not be enough.
    • YPR breaks the scoreboard again, 105-58.

    Lucky $even
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Andy Mcquilkin2160411000NA 7343%
    Matt Roberts2066501000NA 100%
    Steve Rakusin861300000NA 500%

    Our World You Pay Rent
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Alex Kern146641104375% 200%
    Damian Ruff1250701000NA 13431%
    Mark Alexander216151304375% 9444%
    Matt Medeiros53103920055100% 231565%

    Weapons of Mazz Destruction 55  Stretching Walls 71

    Coxed and Loaded

    Preamble:
    SW do not have their rookie extraordinaire Ryan Hof, which is probably going to help in the short term as they can let Cox soak up his possessions. Weapons are rolling without the brothers Nick or Tony again, which is already more games than I think I've ever seen them miss.

    Game Notes:
    • COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOX!!!! That's all I got to say about this game
    • JK, but not really. Cox scored the FIRST TEN POINTS for his team as they jump out to a quick 10-2 lead. It's very clear that Weapons simply has no one on the roster who can matchup with him.
    • Weapons doesn't seem to know what they are on the offensive end; Sam has thrown the ball out of bounds twice, Haas got stuffed by Cox on one J, and ROOS is running around like a headless chicken. Sorry ROOS.
    • Cox continues to light up Weapons in the transition game, but even his J is falling more than usual and this is highlighted by his 14-4 bucket that hits every single part of the rim before falling in. Keith and I had a good laugh.
    • Flynn is the only guy with any semblance of order, backing down Ghost and also hitting Haas for an easy layup, 6-16.
    • Ghost also getting out to a fast start with a couple of one-handed Js, even though this half is all Cox, 18-10.
    • COX IS A BEAST!!! On the glass, picking pockets, soaring in for monster putbacks, he is a one man wrecking crew. He would finish the half with 24 points to lead all scorers.
    • Haas starting to his muscle his way in, his shots still not falling but he's padding those stats with the misses haha, I see you Bob!
    • Cox and Ghost are too much for Weapons as they take a 42-20 lead at the break.
    • Haas comes out firing with a quick putback and long two, 24-44.
    • Cox is back at it on the boards and cannot be stopped like a wolf in the henhouse... sorry I wish I had a better analogy for his wanton destruction.
    • Flynn and Sam are hooking up like cheap dates; back to back outlet passes from Flynn to a streaking Sam for easy layups. Of course the third such attempt ends slamming into the wall.
    • And this game has devolved into a track meet as no one is playing D anymore, lol. Which is actually fine since I was running out of space to take notes, I have no idea how Bobby does it; even with all my shorthand I've still capturing about 25% of action.
    • ROOS with the the transition J! Thanks to Nate.
    • COX finishes a putback in traffic and the only thing he hasn't done is dunk but I'm waiting because that'll probably happen too.
    • Haas is heating up as he hits a bunny but it's too little too late, 46-60.
    • Chris with his only triple of the game on a Nate dime!
    • Ghost with the one handed floater thing he does, this one is over
    • SW win big, 71-56.

    Weapons of Mazz Destruction
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    John Flynn1010070606583% 00NA
    Mike Rousselle842220000NA 00NA
    Robert Haas2451042104125% 7114%
    Sam Boyer12105010300% 400%

    Stretching Walls
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Chris Doherty332201000NA 3133%
    Christian Tams455201000NA 100%
    David Cox3413965108563% 4125%
    Mike Fraher2033210000NA 00NA
    Nate Mendes128451004375% 2150%

    The Brian Robinson Show 55  Rear Naked Choke 35

    Hi they call me Nate

    Another Nate emerges from the Saturday ashes and puts a Rear Naked choke on his competition.
    The Brian Robinson Show team is one of the top defensive teams in SDL that we have and together on a good day they can actually score and win.
    Rear Naked choke got shut the heck down seriously. Chip could not shake the raw power of BRob in the post and finished the game with a season low in points and rebounds. RNC really needed Sydorko this game. Bryce Moker brought some hardcore energy to the floor and was sacrificing that body all over the floor. Good Hustle Bryce just be careful with those tight walls every turn of the cheek.
    Sal could not get to most of his hot spots because of the length of TBRS but helped out most in the second half after trailing 9 and that score being 32-23.
    An interesting stat for RNC was that they committed zero fouls for the entire game.

    TBRS ran a train to extend the led. 1. they pounded up 8 blocks as a team 2. they hit some big shots, some open and some contested.
    I believe this is Nate's second game at CAC and this was his break out game. I'm pretty sure this is what Kodra envisioned when he drafted Nate with his first pick. Nate has a nice looking shot and was knocking them down and also showed us he has an eye for the ball cleaning up misses and finishing drives at the rim. I would like to see a rematch with these two obviously with full rosters

    The Brian Robinson Show
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brian Robinson461313000NA 00NA
    Chris Danner1050121000NA 22100%
    Evan Kodra822212000NA 100%
    Keith Leven1093332000NA 00NA
    Nate Harris2355320000NA 7343%

    Rear Naked Choke
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Alan Orellana12410002150% 100%
    Bryce Moker836130000NA 200%
    Chip Julien10260230300% 200%
    Harrison Lebov770110000NA 5120%
    Matt Salvatore1232530033100% 4125%

    Samuel L KAPlan 84  Hammered at the Barr Daley 83

    A hot hand that got so cold so fast

    What a game and lets get right into it. Zak hit zero 3's but went 0-5 in the first half but had great success driving and hitting close range shots. Greg Barr had another get week and did major damage on the glass and i swear hes shooting 80% for the season.

    Sameul L KAPlan shot well hitting 12 treys as a unit for the game knocking down 6 each half. Kap , Sammy and Jeff went to work in the first half. Jeff the Jet was getting to the rim at will up against the normally gritty defense of Chas. Kap was doing Kaplan things but at times got aggravated with the bumping and banging he received during the game but he kept at and made some big plays and as always yelled to the ceilings to let us all know. SLK had a 10 point lead with 6 minutes left in the first half but, and I say but because in 3 minutes Hammered the Barr Daley took control of the game now leading 35-32. This was pretty fast paced game and the way things looked my guess was HATBD would win this game.

    The player of the game was Ryan Shaffer the silent sniper. RS was on his Ray Allen flow getting around those screens and spotting up for pretty much a open look every time and when someone  attempted to play him he took off for some nice layups and a few mid range jumpers.

    The Hammered giants of Zak and Barr made the final few minutes of the game a classic. SLK would hit Zak would race down the court and either miss and grab his miss and put it right in or find a wide open Barr who would also miss a few shots but somehow stay with it and put it right back in. The final minutes went back and forth for about 12 possessions but after all of that excitement from both teams SLK had a 1 point lead with 10 seconds let but HATBD had one last shot to win this battle. After a timeout Zak got the ball and with all eyes on him and the threat of him knocking down his only 3 of the night for a win someone was wide open. Game high with 34 points and a really hot hand Greg Barr received a pass from the double/triple teamed Zak  and with 3 seconds left and wide open in the paint  got the easiest looked of the night but straight up bummed it. Misses like that feel almost as good as a buzzer beating game winning shot.

    Samuel L KAPlan
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brent Shadel500200011100% 400%
    Jeff Arinella12503200100% 200%
    Matt Kaplan186252002150% 9333%
    Ryan Shaffer29435100100% 10550%
    Sammy Abdellas207132105240% 8450%

    Hammered at the Barr Daley
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Chas Belliveau9311200400% 2150%
    Erik Johnson201000000NA 00NA
    Greg Barr34715222000NA 00NA
    Jon Daley7404010100% 3133%
    Neil Haggerty040102000NA 00NA
    Zak Tseytlin3161361204375% 700%

Standings SDL F16 Thru Week
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
Our World You Pay Rent6-30.667L3074.0058.33
Hammered at the Barr Daley6-30.667W1081.3379.00
Stretching Walls6-30.667L1071.6769.33
Weapons of Mazz Destruction6-30.667L1070.3366.67
Samuel L KAPlan4-50.444W2276.6776.89
Rear Naked Choke3-60.333W1360.8967.78
The Brian Robinson Show3-60.333W2356.7859.89
Lucky $even2-70.222L2460.7874.56
Points Per Game
1Ryan Hof
Stretching Walls
38.75
2Nick Mazzeo
Weapons of Mazz Destruction
33.40
3Chip Julien
Rear Naked Choke
25.33
4Mark Alexander
Our World You Pay Rent
25.00
5Zak Tseytlin
Hammered at the Barr Daley
24.91
6Robert Haas
Weapons of Mazz Destruction
23.50
7Nate Harris
The Brian Robinson Show
23.38

Player Rater
1Zak Tseytlin
Hammered at the Barr Daley
82.9111
2David Cox
Stretching Walls
72.318
3Ryan Hof
Stretching Walls
67.258
4Nick Mazzeo
Weapons of Mazz Destruction
66.1510
5Chip Julien
Rear Naked Choke
64.729
6Robert Haas
Weapons of Mazz Destruction
63.4010
7Mark Alexander
Our World You Pay Rent
63.289
8Matt Kaplan
Samuel L KAPlan
59.698
9Matt Roberts
Lucky $even
55.448
10Greg Barr
Hammered at the Barr Daley
54.9111

Rebounds Per Game
1Zak Tseytlin
Hammered at the Barr Daley
17.45
2David Cox
Stretching Walls
17.13
3Chip Julien
Rear Naked Choke
17.00
4Mike Sydorko
Rear Naked Choke
16.71
5Robert Haas
Weapons of Mazz Destruction
14.40
6Matt Roberts
Lucky $even
13.88
7Greg Barr
Hammered at the Barr Daley
12.36

3s Per Game
1Nick Mazzeo
Weapons of Mazz Destruction
5.6047%
2Ryan Hof
Stretching Walls
5.1343%
3Mark Alexander
Our World You Pay Rent
4.7841%
4Matt Kaplan
Samuel L KAPlan
4.1338%
5Zak Tseytlin
Hammered at the Barr Daley
3.9136%
6Nate Harris
The Brian Robinson Show
3.7543%
7Damian Ruff
Our World You Pay Rent
3.6038%

Assists Per Game
1Zak Tseytlin
Hammered at the Barr Daley
8.73
2Matt Kaplan
Samuel L KAPlan
6.75
3Nick Mazzeo
Weapons of Mazz Destruction
6.70
4David Cox
Stretching Walls
5.75
5Keith Leven
The Brian Robinson Show
5.10
6Damian Ruff
Our World You Pay Rent
4.80
7Mark Alexander
Our World You Pay Rent
4.67