Spring 2010: Women’s 5v5 League Champs: CAC Me If You Can

    Clock Strikes Midnight on CACerella
    CAC Me if You Can 43 CACWoWW 42

    Ladies - It's that time of the season.  Check out the Fall 2010 Info and the 3v3 Info for August 14th/15th! Also, you saw my Women's 5v5 Awards, right?!

    Yes, I know, the tip time of 9:45 PM is brutal, just as much, if not more so, for me. 

    From the 'preview' of this game, found in the awards!

    "Unless Fenn goes absolutely BANANAS in this one, and Becky is shooting 100%, I fear it will be a long night for the WoWWers. "

    Well, BOTH of those things pretty much happened AND CAC Me was completely overwhelmed, whether by the late tip time, the pressure of being huge favorites, or simply by looking at BFab's stunning 15 bill weight loss in this night alone, we may never know.

    Longest run on sentence EVER.

    Anyway, this game started off as a sign of things to come, WoWW 'jumped' out to a 6-2 lead 7 minutes into this game.  Maybe it was the lack of warm up time.  I don't know, something was off for CAC Me.

    They fixed it, for the only time in this game, over the next 4 minutes. 13 quick points gave them a double digit lead and the swagger to seemingly cruise to the win, as expected by the gigantic line (again, read the awards people!).

    CACWoWW was having none of that!  Fenn did go B-A-N-A-N-A-S, the crowd support was behind WoWW and they dug in on defense.  CAC Me only scored 4 points in the second 'quarter' of this game.  And it's not like thy can blame the ref, they went to the free throw line 12 times (hit 8) but only hit 5 shots.  Yes, we had a 17-19 score at the end of the first half of a playoff game.

    You were NOT keeping me awake ladies.

    KMc, aka The Harpy, aka The MVP, was scoreless in the first 22.  Her wrist injury from last week clearly had a negative impact on her game and she wasn't swatting everything into the wall like she normally does. Jill Downer wasn't on the all-defensive team for nothing people! She was doing great work locking down the paint against the Harpy, Lyons, and Daisy Dukes.  Just great work all around.

    But KMc is the MVP for a reason. She snapped out of it in a big way in the second half.  Hell someone had to eventually score for this squad! Loren was worried about getting to work, Tory was, i don't know, worried about Scal's future in Boston or elsewhere, and the team was out of sync (yes still).

    but WoWW didn't just fade way.  Fenn was s till hitting shots (3 3s in the 2nd), Downer hit her free throws and Becky started to be money from mid range.  With Kim finding the hot hand, they stuck close.  So close, in face that Fenn's 3, with 3 minuttes left, gave WoWW a 37-35 lead.  Katie was the only one scoring for CAC Me

    Back and forth we went.  A Britt steal (and 2 free throws, she'd hit her first 5 before going 1-3 down the stretch, shhhh), freebies by Jill to tie it at 39, then a Becky break away to give WoWW a 2 point lead with a minute left.

    Then let's fastforward past all the missed free throws.  There were a bunch.  But again, CAC Me ended up shooting 22 on the night, more than Koz EVER called for any of you!  Somehow CACWoWW was up a point.  They just had to hold on for the final 10 seconds and they'd improbably advance to the Finals.  No one saw this coming. The crowd was PUMPED up, everyone had been cheering all game, just great support by the WoWW(ettes?!)

    Alas, it was 10 seconds too long. The MVP had the ball in her hands and wasn't giving it up.  A silky smooth KG-esque long jumper gave her team the winning margin as time ticked away. 

    Just a hell of a fight and near colossal upset by CACWoWW and definitely one of the best women's games I've been a part of (from the sidelines, you all would torch me).  Great effort by WoWW, we hope to see you next season!

    If CAC Me doesn't bring better offense next week (8:30 PM @ Winter Hill) they'll be in trouble against TENacious.

    Scores, Box Scores & Write-Ups

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    Pink Ninja Assassins 68  Victorious Secret 25

    Captain Morgan and her Ninjas are Victorious in week 1

    The start of another women’s 5-5 season and you wouldn’t even know it because I’m slacking already with my write ups. I apologize ladies I’ll work on that if you all work on bringing food for me to the games; it’s a long night every Wednesday.

    Jess Morgan is back with the Ninjas after an injury a few seasons ago and with a couple players leaving for the coed league it couldn’t have come at a better time. And she hasn’t missed a step as she did a little bit of everything tonight for an easy week 1 win. Couple jumpers, couple hook shots, toss in a few up and unders to go along with 10 rebounds and that’s just another Wednesday night for Jess. As always Jess Hurt sparked the Ninjas defensive with steals and hustle which allowed Callie to get some easy points in transition. Mary was perfect from behind the arc with three 3’s and a CAC career high 19 points, yes my memory from past seasons is that good and Amy was another excellent pick up as she looks to be one of the best centers in the league so far. Missy only showed for one half but you wouldn’t know it from her stats, 4 steals, 5 rebounds and 5 assists x another 20 min= a possible triple double.

    And then we have the Victorious Secrets….it is week 1 so I’ll give you time to get into the cac groove but by week 3 I’m going to need some more offense out of you ladies. Alli did dominate the boards with 10 and Emily came on strong LATE with three 3’s but the key word in there is capitalized, we need a better start from you all. Well guess I’ll give you till week 4 to get things going you have a bye next week.

    Pink Ninja Assassins
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Amy Relihan644100000NA 00NA
    Callie Durbrow154140102150% 100%
    Jessica Hurt433431000NA 00NA
    Jessica Morgan19641310200% 11100%
    Mary Pitek1951100000NA 4375%
    Melissa Jackman541540000NA 11100%

    Victorious Secret
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Alli Hamilton310011002150% 200%
    Ellen Willey442000000NA 00NA
    Emily Manion9420000200% 4375%
    Jamie Vaughan53000002150% 00NA
    Shannon Komow432110000NA 00NA

    CACWoWW 45  CAC Me if You Can 55

    LaRocque leads vets to win #1

    The start of another women’s 5-5 season and you wouldn’t even know it because I’m slacking already with my write ups. I apologize ladies I’ll work on that if you all work on bringing food for me to the games; it’s a long night every Wednesday.

    CAC old vs. CAC new and the vets jumped out to an early lead behind former and possibly future MVP Nicole LaRocque’s hot shooting. She went for 11 in each half, which equals a game high 22 points in case you were wondering. Kim knocked down a 3 for the rookies while Becky had a couple baseline J’s but after that the scoring just stopped. CAC me if you can picked up the D and came up with a lot of steals for easy points which gave them a 20 cushion at one point. Jill had a great game for CACWoWW and showed she can hang with one of the best teams in the league, possible rookie of the year??

    Loren and Catherine were ice cold from 3 but you know those two don’t give a damn and just kept firing, finally making 1. CACWoWW made a nice run to cut the lead to 10 with a few minutes left, mostly because of Becky and her 8 straight points but the old ladies hung on for their first of many victories this season.

    CACWoWW
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brie Mendozza011100000NA 100%
    Jill Downer12541230500% 00NA
    Kimberly Wolfram342110000NA 11100%
    Rebecca Pelletier1413221000NA 22100%

    CAC Me if You Can
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Amanda Vigneau72110206350% 00NA
    Catherine Brady812430011100% 6117%
    Justine Hill220100000NA 100%
    Loren Turner270200000NA 200%
    Nicole LaRocque2256121022100% 4250%
    Tory Lyons126211202150% 2150%

    TENacious Ballers 62  Dirty Dawgs 19

    tough CAC debut for the Dawgs

    The start of another women’s 5-5 season and you wouldn’t even know it because I’m slacking already with my write ups. I apologize ladies I’ll work on that if you all work on bringing food for me to the games; it’s a long night every Wednesday.

    Two brand new teams to the CAC and the TENacious Ballers forgot their jerseys and with about 19 players showing up I had no way of keeping all your stats so you’ll have to go without this week. Sucks cause it was one of those statpatting kind of games. The Dirty Dawgs had some trouble on offense not scoring until the 10 minute mark in the 1st as Kerry finally got them on the board and I guess you could say they had trouble on D as well because they were down 19 at that point. Perfect team name for the TENacious Ballers because that is exactly what they are, all over the place, up in yo face, making life a living hell on the court. The dirty dawgs got nothing easy all night on offense, Laura hit their lone 3 in the 2nd while Caitlin and Lauren combined for 8 points on some strong drives to the hoop.

    Got to find some offense Dawgs or it will be a long season and got to get those jerseys Ballers because I know you want what every girl wants….statsssss

    Dirty Dawgs
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Caitlin Casey432000002NA 00NA
    Kerry Casey620010000NA 00NA
    Laila Khanaizir0202100200% 100%
    Laura Shine311000000NA 00NA
    Lauren Fico410000000NA 00NA
    Marianne Vadala000000000NA 00NA

Standings Women's 5v5 S10 Thru Week 13
PTeamRecord%StreakGBPFPA
1CAC Me if You Can8-10.889L1063.9146.18
2Pink Ninja Assassins8-10.889W4049.6036.33
3TENacious Ballers5-40.556L2356.4543.91
4CACWoWW4-50.444W2445.4438.50
5Victorious Secret3-60.333L1528.2241.56
6Dirty Dawgs2-70.222L4627.8958.25
7Challenge: Fresh Meat II1-70.125W1720.2941.63
Points Per Game
1Caitlin Fenn
CACWoWW
16.75
2Katie McNamara
CAC Me if You Can
15.38
3Kristen Lucek
TENacious Ballers
15.29
4Tory Lyons
CAC Me if You Can
13.10
5Loren Turner
CAC Me if You Can
12.64
6Krystin Hickey
TENacious Ballers
12.25
7Mary Flaherty
TENacious Ballers
11.50
7Jill Downer
CACWoWW
11.50

Player Rater
1Katie McNamara
CAC Me if You Can
54.068
2Caitlin Fenn
CACWoWW
44.888
3Melissa Jackman
Pink Ninja Assassins
37.318
4Kristen Lucek
TENacious Ballers
34.937
5Jill Downer
CACWoWW
34.758
6Rebecca Pelletier
CACWoWW
34.577
7Amy Relihan
Pink Ninja Assassins
34.069
8Loren Turner
CAC Me if You Can
33.4111
9Catherine Brady
CAC Me if You Can
33.289
10Tory Lyons
CAC Me if You Can
33.0510

Rebounds Per Game
1Katie McNamara
CAC Me if You Can
11.38
2Kristen Lucek
TENacious Ballers
9.57
3Amy Relihan
Pink Ninja Assassins
9.44
4Caitlin Fenn
CACWoWW
8.25
4Jill Downer
CACWoWW
8.25
6Tory Lyons
CAC Me if You Can
7.90
7Amanda Vigneau
CAC Me if You Can
6.90

3s Per Game
1Loren Turner
CAC Me if You Can
2.1831%
2Caitlin Fenn
CACWoWW
2.0043%
3Melissa Jackman
Pink Ninja Assassins
1.7533%
4Mary Flaherty
TENacious Ballers
1.6338%
5Catherine Brady
CAC Me if You Can
1.5627%
6Mary Pitek
Pink Ninja Assassins
1.5032%
6Krystin Hickey
TENacious Ballers
1.5044%

Assists Per Game
1Catherine Brady
CAC Me if You Can
5.00
2Melissa Jackman
Pink Ninja Assassins
3.88
3Loren Turner
CAC Me if You Can
3.45
4Kristen Fucarile
TENacious Ballers
3.44
5Rebecca Pelletier
CACWoWW
3.43
6Katie McNamara
CAC Me if You Can
3.38
7Jessica Hurt
Pink Ninja Assassins
3.25