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.

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    Commentary by JZuk not DJ Scribbles...

    CAC Me if You Can 58  TENacious Ballers 45

    A little more chicken in the salad next time LorEN

    I’m sure you’ve all heard it by now, Tommy Doyles Kendall Square, $10 pitchers, karaoke, JZuk scaring all the women away blah blah blah….i know none of you will go anyways but the boss man likes me to add it plus it takes up a solid paragraph. Also league night out this Friday 5/14 at Tommy Doyle’s in Harvard Square 6:00 P.M. to as long as you can last A.M. come meet everyone, buy me beers you know the drill.

    The TENacious Ballers finally have jerseys so that means they get stats this week but it won’t be another statpatting game with CAC me if you Can rolling through Winter Hill and actually on time this week. Doesn’t happen too often with these 6:30 games, I bet if it was the men’s league it would though….kidding ladies

    ……Kinda

    The ball hasn’t even been tossed yet and Loren starts the game with a couple rebounds, steals and assists, you know how that’s possible??? A little leftover lunch goes along way with me, that’s all it takes so keep that in mind the rest of you, I’m not picky.

    The Ballers came out with a hot start and went up 9-2 early behind a couple 3’s from Kristen F and Mary but CAC ME never panicked and tied the game back up within a few minutes. Catherine with a steal in the backcourt and instead of taking the easy 10 foot jumper obviously steps back for 3 Reggie Miller style for their first lead. Angela ties it back up with a 3 of her own, then LaRocque for 3 and Katie puts an end to the Ballers scoring with a few blocks to end the half and a 6 point lead.

    Koz has already changed shirts by halftime of game 1 as he’s sweating his ass off trying to keep these ladies in check. This game is up and down and fast paced which fits well with CAC ME as Tory has a field day in transition with numerous fast break lay ups but the Ballers won’t quit. Kristen L puts up double figures along with a couple blocks and Angela knocks down two more 3’s but Katie Mac puts them away with a dagger 3 (100% on the season so far) and a couple put back lay ups to keep CaC ME undefeated on the season.

    CAC Me if You Can
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Amanda Vigneau75420104375% 00NA
    Catherine Brady712120000NA 5120%
    Justine Hill030200000NA 00NA
    Katie McNamara1383504000NA 11100%
    Loren Turner660420000NA 300%
    Nicole LaRocque1062200000NA 4250%
    Tory Lyons151323103133% 100%

    TENacious Ballers
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Angela Santa Fe137111006467% 4375%
    Kristen Fucarile320420000NA 11100%
    Kristen Lucek1141012000NA 11100%
    Krystin Hickey631020022100% 00NA
    Lauren Samuelson452031000NA 00NA
    Mary Flaherty514020000NA 11100%
    Samara Audet30210002150% 00NA

    Dirty Dawgs 28  Pink Ninja Assassins 57

    Ninjas assassinate Dawgs

    I’m sure you’ve all heard it by now, Tommy Doyle’s Kendall Square, $10 pitchers, karaoke, JZuk scaring all the women away blah blah blah….i know none of you will go anyways but the boss man likes me to add it plus it takes up a solid paragraph. Also league night out this Friday 5/14 at Tommy Doyle’s in Harvard Square 6:00 P.M. to as long as you can last A.M. come meet everyone, buy me beers you know the drill.

    The Dirty Dawgs got a tough break in the scheduling after falling in week 1 they now go against the 2 best teams in as many weeks. The Ninjas took advantage of their height and went right to work down low with Captain Mo and Amy, both putting up double doubles against the much smaller Dawgs. Lauren S found her way through the lane and tossed in a couple Rondoooo floaters and the free agent pick up of Bianca was very necessary as she was the only player to hit double figures. So with that said there wasn’t much more offense for the Dawgs and much more for the Ninjas as they got their transition game going with Mary, Callie and Jess racking up the steals, assists and points and a blow out 2nd half.

    The Ninjas always start the season on a winning streak maybe this time they can end on one while the Dirty Dawgs have some needs that need to be addressed, mostly on the offensive end.

    Dirty Dawgs
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Caitlin Casey441100000NA 00NA
    Laura Shine652000000NA 00NA
    Lauren Fico212120000NA 00NA
    Lauren Piontkoski 244010000NA 00NA
    Marianne Vadala010100000NA 00NA
    Megan Richard 240010000NA 00NA

    Pink Ninja Assassins
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Amy Relihan14742010100% 00NA
    Callie Durbrow840611000NA 00NA
    Jessica Hurt822440000NA 00NA
    Jessica Morgan13152432033100% 00NA
    Mary Pitek833320000NA 100%

    Challenge: Fresh Meat II 7  CACWoWW 58

    WoWW tough start for the challengers

    I’m sure you’ve all heard it by now, Tommy Doyle’s Kendall Square, $10 pitchers, karaoke, JZuk scaring all the women away blah blah blah….i know none of you will go anyways but the boss man likes me to add it plus it takes up a solid paragraph. Also league night out this Friday 5/14 at Tommy Doyle’s in Harvard Square 6:00 P.M. to as long as you can last A.M. come meet everyone, buy me beers you know the drill.

    Oooooo would you look at that Tibbs slacking and not putting up Fresh Meat’s roster yet, how about we all hammer him with texts and emails reminding him to get on it….sound familiar Tibbetts??? Get em up

    I like CACWoWW I think they’re going to have a great season and make a run in the playoffs, not sure about the name I thought all the Jersey Shore hype was over with but apparently they’re back for season 2….I’ll watch it.

     Jill is a legit center with multiple moves around the basket, so far this season Caitlin is probably the best shooter in the league, Brie runs the point and Becky does a little bit of everything…..kinda like me. Hopefully they find a consistent #5 to show up

    I know that’s more of like a preview (which I didn’t do) then what happened in this actual game but that’s because I really don’t want to talk about what happened in this game, the score speaks for itself.

    I’ll give Fresh Meat the benefit of the doubt they don’t know each other and have never played together so hopefully in a few weeks they get more comfortable and their games pick up but until then did I mention league night out is this Friday 5/14 so you can all come and get drunk and make more bad decisions then you did on the basketball court.

    CACWoWW
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brie Mendozza402330022100% 00NA
    Caitlin Fenn2731322000NA 7571%
    Jill Downer113512105120% 00NA
    Rebecca Pelletier882730000NA 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%
6Krystin Hickey
TENacious Ballers
1.5044%
6Mary Pitek
Pink Ninja Assassins
1.5032%

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