Winter 2014: Saturday Draft League Champs: Middle Aged Magic

    Well they did it
    Middle Aged Magic 89 AND 1 78

    Final game of the season featured the # 1 seed AND 1 versus the # 2 seed Middle Aged Magic.  And 1 was missing their leading rebounder and pick setter Mike Cook.  MAM was missing a key contributor in Billy Jackson.  Not to take anything away from Billy buy I’d say this definitely hurt AND 1 more.

    It was pretty evident early as MAM held a 25-16 lead with about 11 minutes left in the half.  Although AND 1 struggled to connect on their three point shooting (5-17) (MAM was 4-11) they still managed to score at the rim and played ok enough defense to make this thing a game.  At the half MAM was up 42-39.  Just look at the balance by the starters from MAM:

    Kariuki Thande 8 pts, 1 stl, 1 oreb, 5 drebs and 4 asts

    Eric Bonvie 10 pts (2-5 from three and 0-1 from the free throw line), 1 stl, 4 drebs and 2 asts

    Matt Taliaferro 12 pts, 1 stl, 3 blks, 2 orebs, 8 drebs and 3 asts

    Brian Quinn 12 pts (2-3 from three), 1 stl, 1 oreb, 1 dreb and 1 ast.

    On the opposite side the stats on the starters for AND 1 looked pretty good too:

    Jon Waters 16 pts (2-4 from three and 2-2 from the free throw line), 2 stls, 1 oreb, 5 drebs and 1 ast

    Matt Fermon 16 pts (3-13 from three ans 1-2 from the free throw line), 2 stls, 1 blk, 6 drebs and 2 asts

    Alex Sherman-Ash 4 pts, 1 stl, 1 blk, 2 orebs, 2 drebs

    Stephen Piasta 5 pts, 1 oreb, 4 drebs and 1 ast.

    Second half is where MAM started to pull away.  AND 1 was still trying to connect on 3-point shots (4-21) while not only did MAM shoot much better (5-11), Kariuki was getting to the rim (also a career high from three 1-2) at will while Matt had the midrange game working.  Not to mention Eric was stroking the hell out of the three ball.  Final score 89-78 MAM wins.  Congratulations to Kariuki on winning the first ever Saturday league championship.   He also took home co-MVP honors with Matt.  Matt didn’t believe Kariuki’s points scored but give your captain props man and stop hating.  Tough loss for Jon Waters and the AND 1 crew but the good thing he is back and so are most of his team members so next season you never know what can happen.  See everyone soon.

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    Hooray For Everything 73  Questionable Studs 60

    Nothing to be questioned here…

    I feel like all season I have been saying that Questionable Studs (QS) is a dangerous team, QS is going to upset some team, QS this and QS that.  Well I have officially jumped off their bandwagon.  They couldn’t beat Kentucky even if they had UConn’s entire team playing with them.  Hooray For Everything (HFE) on the other hand was the hottest team in the league winning 2 straight.

    HFE jumped out to a large lead on QS and was up for the duration of the half.  QS settled in a bit but was still down at the half 31-25.  For QS Tristan Mouligne and Mike McKinnon were both in double figures and scored all but 2 points for QS.  On the QS side it was the Tim Lens show 13 pts, 1 stl, 1 oreb and 3 drebs.

    In the second half Tim continued to dominate QS.  He did get some help from Matt Roberts but it was clear that QS had no chance of winning.  Mike M made it clear when he was yelling at himself on the sideline too.  Final score 73-60 HFE wins. 

    These two teams will meet again in the playoffs and to be honest I really don’t see a different outcome.  The game will probably be closer but HFE should have no issues of moving on to round 2.

    Hooray For Everything
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Bryan Fritts610110022100% 200%
    Christian Tams421101000NA 00NA
    Matt Roberts187332008675% 00NA
    Nick Altschuller76210203133% 00NA
    Patrick Driscoll0100000200% 200%
    Tim Lens38533200141071% 7457%

    Questionable Studs
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Chris Mason051100000NA 00NA
    Erik Johnson221001000NA 00NA
    Michael Louis4341030200% 00NA
    Mike McKinnon323601006467% 11436%
    Tristan Mouligne225250004125% 14536%

    Bald Bearded Bros 59  Middle Aged Magic 84

    Just as I expected…

    This game shouldn’t have even been played.  Bald Bearded Bros (BBB) had an impressive win a game ago but to play another game after resting is a lot to ask.  Especially against the run and gun style that Middle Aged Magic (MAM).  Well don’t get mad at me blame the schedule maker.

    As expected MAM was up big at the half the score was 50-31.  For BBB Bobby Haas still had some energy and was playing hard and well 12 pts, 2 stls, 2 orebs, 4 drebs and 1 ast.  For MAM it was Matt Taliaferro dominating as usual with 18 pts, 4 stls, 2 blks, 1 oreb, 8 drebs and 2 asts.

    In the second half BBB never really stopped playing but MAM was just too much.  They game was never close MAM won 84-59.

    MAM gets the league doormat in RD next week which should be an easy victory.  BBB will have a tough game against my team.

    Bald Bearded Bros
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Alan Orellana630000000NA 9222%
    Dave Bunoncore0310000200% 00NA
    Mike McCauley2020200000NA 9222%
    Robert Haas1895220022100% 4250%
    Rudy Hersh442130000NA 300%
    Ryan Arnold1143010011100% 00NA

    Middle Aged Magic
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brian Quinn2411020022100% 7457%
    Eric Bonvie970400000NA 6350%
    John Howard1155710033100% 200%
    Kariuki Thande660420022100% 00NA
    Matt Taliaferro3412255202150% 9333%

Standings Sat Draft W14 Thru Week
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
AND 17-20.778W3071.4462.56
Middle Aged Magic6-30.667W1174.1167.00
Chips Without the Dip5-40.556L2264.0056.22
Hooray For Everything5-40.556W3263.5667.50
Bald Bearded Bros5-50.500L12.567.6068.80
Questionable Studs3-60.333L1459.4466.11
R Daddies1-80.111L3660.8973.11
Points Per Game
1Tim Lens
Hooray For Everything
30.50
2Ryan McAuliffe
R Daddies
28.22
3Matt Taliaferro
Middle Aged Magic
26.00
4Matt Fermon
AND 1
24.89
5Mike McKinnon
Questionable Studs
22.88
6Jon Waters
AND 1
22.70
7Matt Roberts
Hooray For Everything
21.56

Player Rater
1Matt Taliaferro
Middle Aged Magic
66.1811
2Ryan McAuliffe
R Daddies
60.619
3Tim Lens
Hooray For Everything
56.758
4Matt Fermon
AND 1
56.339
5Mike Cook
AND 1
52.8510
6Matt Roberts
Hooray For Everything
52.399
7Jon Waters
AND 1
49.6510
8Robert Haas
Bald Bearded Bros
49.4111
9Mike McKinnon
Questionable Studs
46.568
10Greg Waldman
Chips Without the Dip
45.119

Rebounds Per Game
1Mike Cook
AND 1
17.10
2Robert Haas
Bald Bearded Bros
14.64
3Matt Taliaferro
Middle Aged Magic
13.27
4Matt Roberts
Hooray For Everything
13.00
5Ryan McAuliffe
R Daddies
11.89
6Matt Fermon
AND 1
10.44
7Nick Altschuller
Hooray For Everything
10.33

3s Per Game
1Matt Fermon
AND 1
5.2230%
2Mike McCauley
Bald Bearded Bros
3.9041%
3Eric Bonvie
Middle Aged Magic
3.6033%
4Mike McKinnon
Questionable Studs
3.5035%
5Matt Taliaferro
Middle Aged Magic
3.0039%
6Ryan McAuliffe
R Daddies
2.7836%
7Tim Lens
Hooray For Everything
2.6345%

Assists Per Game
1Kariuki Thande
Middle Aged Magic
5.45
2Tim Lens
Hooray For Everything
4.63
3Mike McCauley
Bald Bearded Bros
3.80
4Matt Fermon
AND 1
3.78
5Matt Taliaferro
Middle Aged Magic
3.55
6Greg Waldman
Chips Without the Dip
3.44
7Jon Waters
AND 1
3.30