Spring 2009: Women’s 4v4 League Champs: Cream Puff Delights

    25-0 Run Creams the Scorgasms
    Multiple Scorgasms 56 Cream of the C.A.C. 74

    Ladies: The Spring 09 Awards Ballot was sent this morning, make sure you return it to me by Monday at Noon for your vote to count for the Women's 4v4 awards! Also, if you haven't signed up for next season yet, do so. Just send an email to CACBasketball@gmail.com

    For the third straight half of basketball, the Cream offense was stagnant and didn't produce the easy points that they've become accustomed too this season.  They were down 11 with the Scorgasms shooting the sh!t out of the ball at every turn getting easy looks.  Despite rolling her ankle, KMag was 4-6 from downtown in the first and gamely gimping through a tough defensive assignment against the Rainmaker.

    But in the second half, the Scorgasms switched to zone but not before Tuzzolo hit a three to start things out. Well, she did, but it didn't count as PStone waved it off really, really late.  Something inside Gripp snapped at that moment and she decided to just take over the game.  A hard charging 25-0 run in the first 7 minutes of the second half ended this game with 11 to go.  25-0. Gripp hit 5 straight threes in that run against the 2-2 zone that left her wide, wide open.  Catt and Miriam started cutting to the hoop to get easy layups when the zone finally reacted to the outside shooting, and this thing turned on a dime. The rest of the way was Catt feeding her teammates as she ended with a nifty TDub to help Gripp and her 30 spot. 

    I mean, it got out of hand fast.  There was nothing that Loren or Tuzzolo could do to swing the tide.  Hopefully the Scorgasms will be at full strength next week, both getting Kaitlin/Court back, and KMag's ankle healing in record time.  Oh yea, there will be a rematch, as Cream had the #1 seed locked up, and Scorgasms fell to #4.

    Should be a couple great playoff games next week, below is the schedule:

    8/4 Women's 4v4 @ C.A.C.
    7:50 PM # 2 Cream Puff Delights vs # 3 Hoosier Daddy
    8:40 PM # 1 Cream of the C.A.C. vs # 4 Multiple Scorgasms

    Scores, Box Scores & Write-Ups

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    Spring 2009 Women's 4-4 League Basketball League

    Commentary by Tibbs...

    Multiple Scorgasms 71  Cream of the C.A.C. 85

    Back in Black - Cream takes First Place Battle

    What, no TSpin for this game? Did I hurt his feelings that much that on Monday that he couldn't bear to watch a potential repeat just the next night? If that's the case, I don't blame him, or as Loren said on the message boards, she put him on lockdown for his straying ways!

    The good news for Cream is that Gripp is back! Sure she was hobbling for a bit and didn't have her usual stat line, but it was pretty damn close.  She quickly shook off 3 weeks of rust on the J and just let it fly.  The even better news is that the new pieces Tory and Dizz both put on a show last night.  Now Tory better not get too hyped up. I've always said, a player is never as bad as, or as good, as their first Wall Ball game.  So you know, keep a level head, or else you won't fit through the door! 

    Scorgasms sprinted out to an early double digit lead by doing what they do best, bombing away from downtown. They scored in bunches, hitting 9 of their first 18 attempts from the land of make-believe.  At least, I make-believe I can hit those.  Tuzzolo was on a mission, hitting her first 4 from behind the arc and showing her elder (Gripp, they go way back) how a Trojan lets it fly.  With Court flawlessly distributing the shots from the point, everyone was clicking and playing well.

    But the 10 minutes surrounding half time on either side turned the game for good.  Mostly the Rainmaker started to take a hint from the weather outside and just let looooooose.  She got as frightfull as the weather.  the fire, it's so delightfull...Anyway, after insisting on switching the game ball, she fired oh fer her first 6 3s.  I was chuckling inside, something about 'be careful what you wish for'. But as usual, I was proven wrong, and she got red hot, hitting 6 for 15 on the night (do the math, that's 6 of the last 9)  and was the reason for the 16-2 run that Cream went on in that 10 minute stretch.  Scorgasms, for once, just had no answer.  And look at that final total, these teams were putting up points in a hurry, but that one stretch doomed one of them. 

    Tory and Miriam provided the extra muscle down the stretch to hold off Loren's near single handed late charge.  Tuzz and KMag just didn't get enough looks in the second frame, and after that hot start from downtown, the team hit just 4 of its next 20.  Cream of the C.A.C. now stands all alone in first place, having vanquished, twice, the team that is closest to them.  If they can get Gripp to 100% it's going to be tough for them NOT to win the Golden Pump.

    Multiple Scorgasms
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Courtney Duff7021011000NA 9111%
    Elizabeth Tuzzolo1971212000NA 8563%
    Kaitlin Linehan1264101022100% 00NA
    Kiley Maguire144322004375% 8338%
    Loren Turner1922221033100% 13431%

    Cream of the C.A.C.
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brittany O\'Neal844520000NA 200%
    Caitlin Vestal Tibbetts177432004250% 11100%
    Cathryn Brady233191002150% 15640%
    Miriam Godfrey133243002150% 00NA
    Tory Lyons2454211022100% 6233%

    Hoosier Daddy 55  Cream Puff Delights 56

    The Comeback that Wasn't - Delights Hang On

    Now there are about 30 different ways I could handle this write-up, and none of them would do this game justice.  It was said after the game that this was one of the best 4v4 matchups in recent memory, and in terms of match-ups, players, talent and game play, I'd have to agree.

    These two teams went at it hard for 40 minutes.  It, of course, being each other, PStone, and putting that damn orange sphere through the metal ring.  RoC showed up a tad late, but once she arrived, she sparked her team's offense with 16 first half points.  That woman can flat out shoot, and for the second straight season, her percentage from downtown is right around 50%.  She's picky too, apparently.  With the Slumpbuster a tad sluggish having just jumped off a plane before heading to Wall Ball Arena, (that's dedication!), Nicole picked up the slack.

    But since it's the fourth Tuesday of the month, Bocci didn't get her car towed and was able to attend the proceedings.  Her mid range J was lighting up the scoreboard and the crowd's reactions as the Cream Puff Delights sprinted to a 12 point lead in the second half.  EJ, who really needs to change her number away from 23, considering she's called Magic and all, continues to flirt Oscar Robertson at the same time.  Check the stat line, yet another near TDub. 

    But Hoosier Daddy wasn't going anywhere! With Missy running the show on offense, Killah Callie got going and the team stormed back!  A 3 by Missy, Callie a couple layups and an all important AND 1 by LaRoC gave Hoosier Daddy a one point lead with under a minute left.  CPD was stunned, it all happened so quickly, the balcony was suddenly silent. Hoosier Daddy had negated CPD's home court advantage.

    Sweet Lu, who easily surpassed last week's putrid 10 point outing in the first half, came through in the clutch.  After a monster game on both ends all night, it was fitting that she should get her chance to win it for the team. She took it hard to the hoop and got fouled.  Now normally, free throws aren't her cup of tea, but she stepped up in a big way, hitting BOTH with just 20 seconds left in the game for the final margin.  We'll ignore the next one though.  RoC raced down the court in the final 6 seconds to try and get the game winner off but was denied entrance to the promised land!  Now, like Moses, she'll wonder around, wondering what could have been.

    Now, about the last 6 seconds. Sure, refs want the players to decide that game, but that looked like a foul from the balcony! Who says RoC would have hit, or missed, any of the deciding free throws? My guess is that PStone brushes up on the art of calling the last 5 seconds at ref camp this weekend.  Wish him luck, that can't be fun!

    Hoosier Daddy
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Callie Durbrow123120006233% 400%
    Debra Freeman020100000NA 00NA
    Erin Conroy117621006350% 00NA
    Kristen Patrie232110000NA 00NA
    Melissa Jackman331720000NA 3133%
    Nicole LaRocque265310107571% 8338%

    Cream Puff Delights
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Erin Johnson980101104250% 4125%
    Jessica Hurt472112000NA 00NA
    Katie Lombardo011100000NA 00NA
    Laura Jasinski214210102150% 00NA
    Luana Botelho2295033010660% 00NA

Standings Spring 2009 Women's 4-4 League Thru Week 13
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Cream of the C.A.C.8-20.800W5067.8256.18
2Cream Puff Delights6-40.600L1260.4551.27
3Multiple Scorgasms6-40.600W2262.9167.91
4Hoosier Daddy4-50.444W1457.8060.90
5I Pay For It0-90.000L9851.7867.67
Points Per Game
1Nicole LaRocque
Hoosier Daddy
24.00
2Caitlin Vestal Tibbetts
Cream of the C.A.C.
21.78
3Elizabeth Tuzzolo
Multiple Scorgasms
20.13
4Erin Johnson
Cream Puff Delights
20.11
5Cathryn Brady
Cream of the C.A.C.
18.91
6Nicole Warder
I Pay For It
18.63
7Laura Jasinski
Cream Puff Delights
18.00

Player Rater
1Erin Johnson
Cream Puff Delights
60.899
2Cathryn Brady
Cream of the C.A.C.
55.5911
3Caitlin Vestal Tibbetts
Cream of the C.A.C.
54.569
4Luana Botelho
Cream Puff Delights
51.3010
5Elizabeth Tuzzolo
Multiple Scorgasms
50.698
6Nicole LaRocque
Hoosier Daddy
50.679
7Miriam Godfrey
Cream of the C.A.C.
49.7311
8Nicole Warder
I Pay For It
48.318
9Erin Conroy
Hoosier Daddy
45.698
10Loren Turner
Multiple Scorgasms
45.179

Rebounds Per Game
1Luana Botelho
Cream Puff Delights
14.00
2Erin Conroy
Hoosier Daddy
13.88
3Caitlin Vestal Tibbetts
Cream of the C.A.C.
11.78
4Kristin Fountain
Cream of the C.A.C.
10.33
5Amanda Vigneau
I Pay For It
9.71
6Laura Jasinski
Cream Puff Delights
9.40
7Elizabeth Tuzzolo
Multiple Scorgasms
9.38

3s Per Game
1Elizabeth Tuzzolo
Multiple Scorgasms
4.1337%
2Nicole Warder
I Pay For It
4.0034%
3Cathryn Brady
Cream of the C.A.C.
3.3628%
4Nicole LaRocque
Hoosier Daddy
3.3341%
5Kiley Maguire
Multiple Scorgasms
2.4433%
6Loren Turner
Multiple Scorgasms
2.3324%
7Erin Johnson
Cream Puff Delights
2.1140%

Assists Per Game
1Erin Johnson
Cream Puff Delights
8.78
2Cathryn Brady
Cream of the C.A.C.
7.09
3Miriam Godfrey
Cream of the C.A.C.
5.18
4Jessica Hurt
Cream Puff Delights
5.09
5Melissa Jackman
Hoosier Daddy
4.33
6Courtney Duff
Multiple Scorgasms
4.00
6Kiley Maguire
Multiple Scorgasms
4.00