Fall 2010: SML League Champs: Yacht Rock

    Press leads the Rock to the coveted Golden 40oz
    The Situation 62 Yacht Rock 68

    As CAC’s most elite 4vs4 league, the SML and the Golden 40oz are CAC’s most prized championship and Situation was looking to defend their title. The league has only seen 2 champions and Situation was hoping to keep it that way. However Yacht Rock has some seasoned veterans on the team, guys who have won multiple championships. With all this talent and experience, we were expecting quiet the fight.

    Well it didn’t start out that way. YR came out blazing with crisp ball movement which led to easy open looks. Surprisingly, Mazz (17/8) abandoned the 3Ball early and attacked the basket with an array of predictable post moves. I guess when you’ve known him as long as I have, you seem him every once in a while take it down low so I wasn’t surprised with the moves. However Sit appeared as though they hadn’t seen it before and were utterly surprised by his work. Building a 30-17 lead YR looked like they were going to cruise much in part because Sit just had no flow. There was no ball movement and everyone just seemed to watch the other try and take someone one on one. This led to YR holding a 39-20 lead at halftime and things looked bleak for Sit.

    In the second half things didn’t start any easier for Sit because Press (30/17) was just doin’ work and not just on the offensive end either. Press really held Ian (20/14) in check and didn’t let that patented mid range game get going. However, Ian isn’t a star for nothing and despite being forced to work harder than any game this season, he finally found a way to get the ball in the basket. His energy started to feed to the rest of the group and the defense stepped up. Slowly Sit chipped into that 20+ point lead. With 6 minutes to go Jim (17/14) hit a 3 to cut the lead to 3, but Press answered with another 3 to never let the lead get any closer. That shot right there clinched the MVP for Press but his heroics weren’t over there. In the closing minutes, Sit had several occasions to get even closer but couldn’t convert from the FT line and in the final minute missed 3 of 4 attempts. Meanwhile, Press calmly stepped up to the line and buried his attempts.

    It was too little too late for Sit and without that slow start who knows what would have happened. The good news is they’ve already committed for next season and I’m glad to see them back. YR will take a season off, but have no fear, many of them are coming back in a more impressive form. I can’t wait for next season!!

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    The Situation 62  Yacht Rock 68

    Press leads the Rock to the coveted Golden 40oz

    As CAC’s most elite 4vs4 league, the SML and the Golden 40oz are CAC’s most prized championship and Situation was looking to defend their title. The league has only seen 2 champions and Situation was hoping to keep it that way. However Yacht Rock has some seasoned veterans on the team, guys who have won multiple championships. With all this talent and experience, we were expecting quiet the fight.

    Well it didn’t start out that way. YR came out blazing with crisp ball movement which led to easy open looks. Surprisingly, Mazz (17/8) abandoned the 3Ball early and attacked the basket with an array of predictable post moves. I guess when you’ve known him as long as I have, you seem him every once in a while take it down low so I wasn’t surprised with the moves. However Sit appeared as though they hadn’t seen it before and were utterly surprised by his work. Building a 30-17 lead YR looked like they were going to cruise much in part because Sit just had no flow. There was no ball movement and everyone just seemed to watch the other try and take someone one on one. This led to YR holding a 39-20 lead at halftime and things looked bleak for Sit.

    In the second half things didn’t start any easier for Sit because Press (30/17) was just doin’ work and not just on the offensive end either. Press really held Ian (20/14) in check and didn’t let that patented mid range game get going. However, Ian isn’t a star for nothing and despite being forced to work harder than any game this season, he finally found a way to get the ball in the basket. His energy started to feed to the rest of the group and the defense stepped up. Slowly Sit chipped into that 20+ point lead. With 6 minutes to go Jim (17/14) hit a 3 to cut the lead to 3, but Press answered with another 3 to never let the lead get any closer. That shot right there clinched the MVP for Press but his heroics weren’t over there. In the closing minutes, Sit had several occasions to get even closer but couldn’t convert from the FT line and in the final minute missed 3 of 4 attempts. Meanwhile, Press calmly stepped up to the line and buried his attempts.

    It was too little too late for Sit and without that slow start who knows what would have happened. The good news is they’ve already committed for next season and I’m glad to see them back. YR will take a season off, but have no fear, many of them are coming back in a more impressive form. I can’t wait for next season!!

    The Situation
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Bobby Colantonio1352221000NA 7343%
    Ian Kilpatrick208212004250% 00NA
    Jim Bayley1712212002150% 7343%
    Mike Boucher721000022100% 2150%

    Yacht Rock
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brian Vozzella822100000NA 5240%
    Cheese000100000NA 00NA
    Ed Finn94131004250% 4125%
    Fred Bermont223210000NA 00NA
    Jon Mazzone188011207457% 7229%
    Jon Press3014340208450% 9444%

Standings Sunday AM F10 Thru Week 12
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Sunday Morning Legends8-10.889W7091.0981.36
2Cold Blooded7-20.778L1183.4577.27
3Yacht Rock7-20.778W5176.0866.00
4The Situation6-30.667W2275.5867.17
5Hungover4-50.444W1465.7070.30
6Worcester IceCats2-70.222L4666.5078.00
7East Second Street Ballers1-80.111L5751.9069.30
8No Love1-80.111L2774.0080.20
Points Per Game
1Preston Raymond
No Love
31.78
2Chris Maciejczak
Sunday Morning Legends
27.82
3Jon Press
Yacht Rock
25.50
3Ian Kilpatrick
The Situation
25.50
5Jon Mazzone
Yacht Rock
24.33
6Jason Chiverton
Cold Blooded
23.33
7Joshua Wachtel
Cold Blooded
23.29

Player Rater
1Preston Raymond
No Love
72.179
2Drew Legare
Hungover
64.937
3Chris Maciejczak
Sunday Morning Legends
64.4511
4Jon Press
Yacht Rock
60.6312
5Jon Mazzone
Yacht Rock
59.9612
6Adam Biehler
Sunday Morning Legends
58.818
7Tom Kahana
Cold Blooded
58.198
8Joshua Wachtel
Cold Blooded
54.797
9Matt Foley
Worcester IceCats
51.867
10Ian Kilpatrick
The Situation
49.8010

Rebounds Per Game
1Drew Legare
Hungover
17.29
2Preston Raymond
No Love
15.22
3Jon Mazzone
Yacht Rock
14.08
4Jon Press
Yacht Rock
13.58
5Adam Biehler
Sunday Morning Legends
13.38
6Chris Maciejczak
Sunday Morning Legends
13.09
7Tom Crary
Cold Blooded
12.00

3s Per Game
1Chris Maciejczak
Sunday Morning Legends
5.1833%
2Matt Foley
Worcester IceCats
4.2934%
3Tom Kahana
Cold Blooded
4.1341%
4Jon Mazzone
Yacht Rock
4.0835%
5Vladi Nechev
Sunday Morning Legends
3.9041%
6Joe Pagliuca
Cold Blooded
3.8339%
7Khalid Lakanwal
No Love
3.7134%

Assists Per Game
1Tom Kahana
Cold Blooded
6.38
2Joshua Wachtel
Cold Blooded
4.71
3Ed Finn
Yacht Rock
4.63
3Adam Biehler
Sunday Morning Legends
4.63
5Preston Raymond
No Love
4.44
6Matt Foley
Worcester IceCats
4.43
7Vladi Nechev
Sunday Morning Legends
4.40