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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    Challenge: Fresh Meat II 34  TENacious Ballers 88

    Ballers win easily

    And Tibbs says I’m slacking, still no roster for Freshmeat. They have had attendance issues all season and the Tenacious Ballers usually roll 9-10 deep so I had a feeling this one could get ugly…..and it did.

    TB jumped out 10-0 with not even a minute off the clock and never looked back as their whole team shots lights out while Freshmeat just tried to get a decent shot every once in awhile. Kristen H. had a season high 31 points and four 3 pointers while the team as a whole hit 9 3’s. Kristen F. picked up 11 assists (very impressive) but you’re team did shoot about 80% for the game. Everyone else hit double figures easily except for Lauren but she had a very solid all around game with 8 rebounds and 6 assists.

    Freshmeat didn’t play bad they were just outmatched and obviously out numbered. Everyone knocked down a 3, when they got quality shots they made them and Leann had a game high 12 rebounds.

    TENacious Ballers
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Angela Santa Fe1441220000NA 4250%
    Kristen Fucarile11511121000NA 11100%
    Krystin Hickey314311105360% 7457%
    Lauren Samuelson262602000NA 00NA
    Mary Flaherty1800210000NA 5240%

    CACWoWW 38  Victorious Secret 29

    WoWW stays alive in the playoff hunt

    Both of these teams need a win as the playoffs get closer cause no one wants to be that odd team out and it was obvious from the start CACWOWW wanted it more. Jill had a great first half as she scored 8 of her 10 tough points in the paint to start her team off with a nice lead. Caitlin showed up late but it doesn’t take her long to warm up as she tied the entire VS scoring in the first half with 9.

    Even being down by 20 at one point VS never gave up and finally got their offense going in the 2nd as their big 2 Tarah and Ellen finally woke up and cut the lead to 10 with 9:00 to play. Alex continued pushing the ball which helped them get easier shots in transition and with only a few minutes left we had a single digit game. But that is where they ran out of gas a CACWOWW hit back to back 3’s and then a baseline jumper by Becky finished them off for good. Huge win for WOWW as they creep up in the standings and have the players to make a run in the playoffs if they continue to show up.

    CACWoWW
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Brie Mendozza11110002150% 00NA
    Caitlin Fenn1131220000NA 2150%
    Jill Downer102601106233% 00NA
    Kimberly Wolfram234010000NA 00NA
    Rebecca Pelletier432301022100% 00NA

    Victorious Secret
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Alexandra Sylvestre71200004250% 11100%
    Alli Hamilton041100000NA 00NA
    Ellen Willey951000000NA 11100%
    Jamie Vaughan440000000NA 00NA
    Shannon Komow011100000NA 00NA
    Tarah Snee 692111000NA 00NA

    CAC Me if You Can 43  Pink Ninja Assassins 36

    CAC ME gets the win but also a huge loss

    Finally after six weeks the two best teams meet to end the night, with an added bonus of everyone in attendance. The first few minutes are slow with both teams feeling each other out but Mary finally breaks free for back to back 3’s while CAC ME struggles from behind the arc.  LaRocque finally knocks down a few jumpers and Tory gets out on the break as they tie the game up at 12.

    CAC ME really tightens up the D and forces the ninjas into numerous bad shots which only increase their lead going into halftime and into the 2nd. With their outside shots not falling (LOREN) CAC ME goes inside to Amanda and Katie who dominate the 2nd half with a combined 21 points and 21 rebounds. Katie also helped out with the tightening of the D I was talking about earlier with 5 monster blocks.

    Mary kept it close with two more 3’s but Jess, Callie and Missy were held way below their averages and that just won’t cut it when playing against the only undefeated team left in the league. They did take a huge blow with MVP frontrunner LaRocque going down with what looks like a season ending knee injury, hopefully we see her back soon.

    CAC Me if You Can
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Amanda Vigneau135411003133% 00NA
    Catherine Brady41111002150% 4125%
    Justine Hill2001000200% 00NA
    Katie McNamara89321503267% 00NA
    Loren Turner6101000300% 4250%
    Nicole LaRocque482210000NA 100%
    Tory Lyons65011004250% 00NA

    Pink Ninja Assassins
    Player PTS DRB ORB AST STL Blk TURN FTA FTM FTP 3P 3PM 3PP
    Amy Relihan663000000NA 00NA
    Callie Durbrow230100000NA 00NA
    Jessica Hurt233100000NA 00NA
    Jessica Morgan99111004375% 00NA
    Melissa Jackman512220000NA 3133%

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