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

    Regular Season: Week 5

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    Women's 5v5 S10 Basketball League

    Commentary by JZuk not DJ Scribbles...

    CACWoWW 1  Dirty Dawgs 2

    TENacious Ballers 58  Victorious Secret 22

    finally a real game tonight

    The only nonforfeit of the night, good thing because my ass is too old to dominate 3 games in a row against all you ladies. The Ballers have been playing excellent lately, can’t say the same for VS but hopefully they bring it tonight because they can’t afford to fall any more in the standings. The Ballers came out on fire hitting 6 more 3’s then VS to go along with 8 more made free throws to take a huge lead into the half. Kristin L had a solid double double and Kim came through with her best game of the season so far with 9 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks. Tarah was the only offense for VS in that first half with a deep 3 and a strong drive at the buzzer.  

    Kristen H, Kristen F and Lauren all hit 3’s to start the 2nd and saw their lead quickly grow to 30. Their 2-1-2 zone definitely confused VS and didn’t allow them many good shots (hint the score). Tarah managed to finish with 16 but she really needs some help offensively if VS wants any shot at the playoffs.

    The Ballers shot over 70% from 3 and from the line along with 7 steals. With that kind of offense and defense I see a strong push towards a championship run from this team.

    TENacious Ballers
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Danielle Graveley620000011100% 3133%
    Kim McCormack 92511304375% 00NA
    Kristen Fucarile1110230011100% 22100%
    Kristen Lucek179310004250% 3133%
    Krystin Hickey510110000NA 3133%
    Lauren Samuelson7110100100% 2150%

    Victorious Secret
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Alli Hamilton212000000NA 00NA
    Christine Leblanc2330000200% 00NA
    Ellen Willey021100000NA 00NA
    Jane Harper030100000NA 00NA
    Shannon Komow211000000NA 00NA
    Tarah Snee 1673100000NA 3133%

    Challenge: Fresh Meat II 1  Pink Ninja Assassins 2

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