Winter 2014: Sunday Morning League Champs: Aint Worried About Nothin

    Ruff Loss For SML AWAN Completes Unbeaten Season
    Sunday Morning Legends 86 Ain't Worried About Nothin' 89

    Kap here, doing the scoreboard for my own team’s game against Ruff’s AWAN squad. Game 2 of the W14 SML finals was on our hands, with AWAN leading the series 1-0 after a drubbing in game 1. No Kap for this one and I knew this would be a big blow to SML’s chances of winning, since Kap is soooooo good. Ok I am done referring to myself in the 3rd person. The bottom line here is going into this particular game SML was heavily favored as AWAN was rolling with Asher, Kevin, Ruff and Ryan. Saint and Brian were out and with these two top dogs out of action one had to think SML would cruise right?

    Well, in the early stages it looked like SML was in control. Hexx was doing what he wanted in the paint and Fischer did a nice job of finding his teammates for open looks. Werth (hey, look Werth showed up!) hit some tough shots in the lane as it looked like SML was focused and determined to avoid the sweep.

    With 12 minutes to go in the first half, SML led by 9 and I felt pretty comfortable about it. That was until the Asher show began and the admission was free. Asher put on his superman cape and put his team on his back when they needed him most. He was a one man wrecking crew, knocking down threes, hitting fade away post shots and actually playing defense for once (2 steals, 2 blocks). He singlehandedly kept AWAN in the game in the first half and his effort resulted in only a 6 point deficit at the break.

    In the second half, SML was able to maintain a 6-10 point lead for about the first 15 minutes as AWAN really couldn’t get over that hump. AWAN hung around though. SML was never able to fully put AWAN away and this would come back to bite them later.

    After a big block by Ruff on Werth, and after an emphatic “get that shit outta here bitch!” yell, AWAN found new life and you could tell they really wanted this one. It was at about this point AWAN made their run. Ryan hit some big shots, Kevin was a playmaking machine (6 dimes) and Asher continued his offensive assault in what ended up being a full-fledged comeback.

    Fast forward to the end after AWAN was able to take a 1 point lead. After the AWAN comeback, Hexx sank two huge FTs to put SML up 1 with 26 seconds left, then Asher came back down the other end and hit a clutch 2 to put AWAN up 1 with under 30 seconds to go. On the ensuing possession, SML would not score, which was followed by 2 FTs from AWAN. With one last chance to tie it up, down 3, Fischer’s 3 went wide and just like that AWAN is your W14 SML champion. Congrats to AWAN!

     

    Game Notes:

    Asher has to be finals MVP. In a game in which AWAN was supposed to easily lose, Asher dropped 37 points, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 7/7 FTs and 6/9 from deep. That is a truly heroic performance.

    Matt Roberts was sensational in the 2nd half. He really provided SML with a jolt on offense when points were tough to come by. He was the MVP of the game for SML.

    Kevin and Ryan largely went unmentioned in the write up but they combined for a quiet 42 points. These two were INTEGRAL in AWAN’s title run and title series.

    Let’s talk about DRUFF! Ruff had a really solid game en route to his 2nd ring of the W14 season. 10 points, 2 steals, 3 blocks, 8 rebounds, 4 assists. That’s a #KAP line if I ever saw one!

    Kudos to AWAN’s 2nd half defense. They really made it tough to score and this was a huge factor in this game.

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    Sunday Morning Legends 86  Ain't Worried About Nothin' 89

    Ruff Loss For SML; AWAN Completes Unbeaten Season

    Kap here, doing the scoreboard for my own team’s game against Ruff’s AWAN squad. Game 2 of the W14 SML finals was on our hands, with AWAN leading the series 1-0 after a drubbing in game 1. No Kap for this one and I knew this would be a big blow to SML’s chances of winning, since Kap is soooooo good. Ok I am done referring to myself in the 3rd person. The bottom line here is going into this particular game SML was heavily favored as AWAN was rolling with Asher, Kevin, Ruff and Ryan. Saint and Brian were out and with these two top dogs out of action one had to think SML would cruise right?

    Well, in the early stages it looked like SML was in control. Hexx was doing what he wanted in the paint and Fischer did a nice job of finding his teammates for open looks. Werth (hey, look Werth showed up!) hit some tough shots in the lane as it looked like SML was focused and determined to avoid the sweep.

    With 12 minutes to go in the first half, SML led by 9 and I felt pretty comfortable about it. That was until the Asher show began and the admission was free. Asher put on his superman cape and put his team on his back when they needed him most. He was a one man wrecking crew, knocking down threes, hitting fade away post shots and actually playing defense for once (2 steals, 2 blocks). He singlehandedly kept AWAN in the game in the first half and his effort resulted in only a 6 point deficit at the break.

    In the second half, SML was able to maintain a 6-10 point lead for about the first 15 minutes as AWAN really couldn’t get over that hump. AWAN hung around though. SML was never able to fully put AWAN away and this would come back to bite them later.

    After a big block by Ruff on Werth, and after an emphatic “get that shit outta here bitch!” yell, AWAN found new life and you could tell they really wanted this one. It was at about this point AWAN made their run. Ryan hit some big shots, Kevin was a playmaking machine (6 dimes) and Asher continued his offensive assault in what ended up being a full-fledged comeback.

    Fast forward to the end after AWAN was able to take a 1 point lead. After the AWAN comeback, Hexx sank two huge FTs to put SML up 1 with 26 seconds left, then Asher came back down the other end and hit a clutch 2 to put AWAN up 1 with under 30 seconds to go. On the ensuing possession, SML would not score, which was followed by 2 FTs from AWAN. With one last chance to tie it up, down 3, Fischer’s 3 went wide and just like that AWAN is your W14 SML champion. Congrats to AWAN!

     

    Game Notes:

    Asher has to be finals MVP. In a game in which AWAN was supposed to easily lose, Asher dropped 37 points, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 7/7 FTs and 6/9 from deep. That is a truly heroic performance.

    Matt Roberts was sensational in the 2nd half. He really provided SML with a jolt on offense when points were tough to come by. He was the MVP of the game for SML.

    Kevin and Ryan largely went unmentioned in the write up but they combined for a quiet 42 points. These two were INTEGRAL in AWAN’s title run and title series.

    Let’s talk about DRUFF! Ruff had a really solid game en route to his 2nd ring of the W14 season. 10 points, 2 steals, 3 blocks, 8 rebounds, 4 assists. That’s a #KAP line if I ever saw one!

    Kudos to AWAN’s 2nd half defense. They really made it tough to score and this was a huge factor in this game.

    Sunday Morning Legends
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Elijah Heckstall262150009667% 4250%
    Matt Roberts207211007686% 00NA
    Mike Fraher610200000NA 00NA
    Ryan Fischer169062003267% 22100%
    Sam Werth1865311000NA 200%

    Ain't Worried About Nothin'
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Asher Cowan3760222077100% 9667%
    Damian Ruff108142304250% 7229%
    Kevin Martinez22316020100% 400%
    Ryan Patendaude2020200011100% 6350%

Standings Sunday AM W14 Thru Week
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
Ain't Worried About Nothin'9-01.000W9075.3356.11
Sunday Morning Legends8-10.889W8181.0067.44
The Crusty Knuckles7-20.778W1276.4467.89
Danger Zone6-30.667W2374.4458.56
Dirty Mike and the Boys5-40.556W3451.5654.89
Well Hung Over4-50.444L3563.3371.33
Brick City3-60.333L2654.2268.33
Nextgen Bball2-70.222L1761.6767.56
Sunday Dunkday1-80.111L8840.1156.56
Big Sexy Briar Patch0-90.000L9964.3373.78
Points Per Game
1Andrew St Claire
Ain't Worried About Nothin'
30.57
2Eric Benvenuti
Well Hung Over
29.14
3Mike Travaglini
Dirty Mike and the Boys
28.43
4Ryan Fischer
Sunday Morning Legends
24.67
5Jason Cimino
The Crusty Knuckles
22.88
6Brian Andruskiewicz
Ain't Worried About Nothin'
22.00
7Asher Cowan
Ain't Worried About Nothin'
21.00

Player Rater
1Andrew St Claire
Ain't Worried About Nothin'
73.007
2Ryan Fischer
Sunday Morning Legends
60.119
3Eric Benvenuti
Well Hung Over
57.937
4Brett Armstrong
The Crusty Knuckles
54.5010
5Matt Connelly
Danger Zone
53.4510
6Jason Cimino
The Crusty Knuckles
47.948
7Sam Werth
Sunday Morning Legends
47.448
8Sean Murray
Brick City
47.0510
9Matt Kaplan
Sunday Morning Legends
46.899
10Pat Fidler
Brick City
45.9010

Rebounds Per Game
1Andrew St Claire
Ain't Worried About Nothin'
14.86
2David Bradshaw
Nextgen Bball
11.30
3Eric Benvenuti
Well Hung Over
11.29
4Richard Boghosian
Big Sexy Briar Patch
10.86
5Matt Connelly
Danger Zone
10.50
6Sam Werth
Sunday Morning Legends
10.13
7Pat Fidler
Brick City
10.00

3s Per Game
1Mike Travaglini
Dirty Mike and the Boys
4.2931%
2Ryan Fischer
Sunday Morning Legends
3.6741%
3Jason Cimino
The Crusty Knuckles
3.3839%
4Pat Fidler
Brick City
3.1035%
5Asher Cowan
Ain't Worried About Nothin'
3.0944%
6Eric Benvenuti
Well Hung Over
2.8636%
7Chris Kerr
The Crusty Knuckles
2.7143%

Assists Per Game
1Ryan Fischer
Sunday Morning Legends
7.56
2Matt Kaplan
Sunday Morning Legends
5.44
3Damian Ruff
Ain't Worried About Nothin'
5.13
4Renan Malafaia
Danger Zone
5.00
5Bobby Colantonio
Danger Zone
4.75
6Brett Armstrong
The Crusty Knuckles
4.60
7Kevin Martinez
Ain't Worried About Nothin'
4.57