Winter 2007: Women’s 4v4 League Champs: Hot Potato

    Hot Potato Dethrones the Reigning Champs Hallie Takes Home MVP
    Hot Potato 69 Black Mambas 48

    Like all good things, they have to come to an end and in this instance, the two time champs ran into a better team on this particular night, spoiling their chances for a three-peat.  In front of our best crowd ever, 8 people, both teams gave everyone something great to watch.

    Hot Potato blew up in the first half with some stellar D and even more impressive shooting.  Hallie Fredricks earned MVP honors for her superb shooting, defense, and all around game and in the first half, she was everywhere for HP.  Plus, if I didnt give her the award I know she would have complained about it and Ive heard enough for one season.  Just kidding Hallie, we all know you most certainly earned the honor.  Erin "Hemi" Conroy, who had to make like Doug Mirabelli last season when the Sox got him back from San Diego, hustled back, a la police escort, care of the Commish, to make sure she collected rent from everyone who used her paint.  With Erin's scoring, rebounding and strength, there is no question who owns the paint when shes on the floor and it rang true again tonight.

    The Mambas tried to claw back into the game by running a little bit when HP looked a tad winded.  Rhiannon did a great job at the point, while Kristen Hurov earned all 14 of her points going up against Erin C and double teams.  Eliza had a great night shooting the rock when she was able to get some open looks, as well as Darcy Kelly.  Lauren Checci did her best to make sure she grabbed every board in sight all the while trying to stick Erin C on D. 

    However, in the second half, HP was just way to overwhelming to handle.  Natalie Cohen was remarkable on both sides of the ball, especially on the fast break.  Then, it was role call, and the premier role player in the league, Jillian Berry, was all over the place, hustling and snatching offensive rebounds when she wasnt yelling at me from the sidelines to ref better.  And talk about stepping up to the plate, Jessica Anderson was draining jumpers in the second half like a young John Havlicheck. 

    All in all, HP was just the better team tonite and well deserved the championship.  Hallie not only deserved the MVP, but also deserved to take such a stylish photo as she was presented with the ceremonial MVP red white and blue ball.  Just like the Oscars, we asked for the ball back when the ceremony was over though.

    Congrats and remember, new league starts in June.  Cant wait to see the Mambas rebound and HP defend their title.  I would love to see a rematch next season in the championship.

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    Hot Potato Dethrones the Reigning Champs; Hallie Takes Home MVP

    Like all good things, they have to come to an end and in this instance, the two time champs ran into a better team on this particular night, spoiling their chances for a three-peat.  In front of our best crowd ever, 8 people, both teams gave everyone something great to watch.

    Hot Potato blew up in the first half with some stellar D and even more impressive shooting.  Hallie Fredricks earned MVP honors for her superb shooting, defense, and all around game and in the first half, she was everywhere for HP.  Plus, if I didnt give her the award I know she would have complained about it and Ive heard enough for one season.  Just kidding Hallie, we all know you most certainly earned the honor.  Erin "Hemi" Conroy, who had to make like Doug Mirabelli last season when the Sox got him back from San Diego, hustled back, a la police escort, care of the Commish, to make sure she collected rent from everyone who used her paint.  With Erin's scoring, rebounding and strength, there is no question who owns the paint when shes on the floor and it rang true again tonight.

    The Mambas tried to claw back into the game by running a little bit when HP looked a tad winded.  Rhiannon did a great job at the point, while Kristen Hurov earned all 14 of her points going up against Erin C and double teams.  Eliza had a great night shooting the rock when she was able to get some open looks, as well as Darcy Kelly.  Lauren Checci did her best to make sure she grabbed every board in sight all the while trying to stick Erin C on D. 

    However, in the second half, HP was just way to overwhelming to handle.  Natalie Cohen was remarkable on both sides of the ball, especially on the fast break.  Then, it was role call, and the premier role player in the league, Jillian Berry, was all over the place, hustling and snatching offensive rebounds when she wasnt yelling at me from the sidelines to ref better.  And talk about stepping up to the plate, Jessica Anderson was draining jumpers in the second half like a young John Havlicheck. 

    All in all, HP was just the better team tonite and well deserved the championship.  Hallie not only deserved the MVP, but also deserved to take such a stylish photo as she was presented with the ceremonial MVP red white and blue ball.  Just like the Oscars, we asked for the ball back when the ceremony was over though.

    Congrats and remember, new league starts in June.  Cant wait to see the Mambas rebound and HP defend their title.  I would love to see a rematch next season in the championship.

    Hot Potato
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Erin Conroy1711334008338% 00NA
    Hallie Fredricks19708400300% 00NA
    Jessica Anderson71120002150% 00NA
    Jillian Berry96422002150% 00NA
    Natalie Cohen1610343002150% 00NA

    Black Mambas
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Darcy Kelly982221000NA 00NA
    Eliza Floyd152130004375% 00NA
    Kristen Hurov14824020200% 00NA
    Lauren Checci050311000NA 00NA
    Rhiannon Lee1061620011100% 00NA

Standings Winter 2007 Women's League Thru Week 14
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1Black Mambas8-20.800W2052.1745.08
2G Bears7-30.700W1149.0039.91
3Hot Potato6-40.600W6253.2347.08
4Hoosiers4-60.400L1440.8245.91
5Hustle & Flow3-70.300L3540.7552.45
6Zips2-80.200L1648.5555.09
Points Per Game
1Joseen Bryant
Zips
22.80
2Erin Conroy
Hot Potato
21.00
3Callie Durbrow
G Bears
20.30
4Natalie Cohen
Hot Potato
18.33
5Courtney Barros
Zips
17.88
6Abby Greshik
Hoosiers
16.91
7Jessica Hurt
G Bears
15.40

Player Rater
1Erin Conroy
Hot Potato
52.638
2Joseen Bryant
Zips
52.6010
3Rhiannon Lee
Black Mambas
49.899
4Hallie Fredricks
Hot Potato
47.569
5Abby Greshik
Hoosiers
46.6811
6Kristen Hurov
Black Mambas
42.9511
7Callie Durbrow
G Bears
40.7510
8Jessica Hurt
G Bears
40.3010
9Kate Billman-Golemme
Hoosiers
36.0011
10Tara Osterkamp
Hustle & Flow
35.818

Rebounds Per Game
1Erin Conroy
Hot Potato
14.75
2Kate Billman-Golemme
Hoosiers
10.18
3Abby Greshik
Hoosiers
9.91
3Kristen Hurov
Black Mambas
9.91
5Tara Osterkamp
Hustle & Flow
8.63
6Darcy Kelly
Black Mambas
8.18
7Jessica Hurt
G Bears
7.60

3s Per Game
1Tara Osterkamp
Hustle & Flow
0.00nan%
1Lisa Frisoli
Zips
0.00nan%
1Erin Conroy
Hot Potato
0.00nan%
1Lauren Checci
Black Mambas
0.00nan%
1Sarah Creighton
G Bears
0.00nan%
1Allison Ruhlmann
Hoosiers
0.00nan%
1Courtney Barros
Zips
0.00nan%
1Rhiannon Lee
Black Mambas
0.00nan%
1Tara Kelly
Hustle & Flow
0.00nan%
1Debra Freeman
Hoosiers
0.00nan%
1Joseen Bryant
Zips
0.00nan%
1Natalie Cohen
Hot Potato
0.00nan%
1Adrienne McKee
G Bears
0.00nan%
1Katie McGraw
Hoosiers
0.00nan%
1Hallie Fredricks
Hot Potato
0.00nan%

Assists Per Game
1Rhiannon Lee
Black Mambas
8.11
2Hallie Fredricks
Hot Potato
6.22
3Katie McGraw
Hoosiers
5.25
4Eliza Floyd
Black Mambas
3.20
5Joseen Bryant
Zips
2.90
6Jessica Hurt
G Bears
2.40
6Robyn Barros
Hustle & Flow
2.40