The St. Margaret Over 40 Men's Basketball League
"We have a bunch of great outside shooters. Unfortunately, all our games are played indoors."     - Weldon Drew
Last updated Wednesday 4/16/14 AT 9:00 PM  (Championship write up and picture courtesy of Gary Quill)

Monday 4/14 at the St. Margaret Indoor Arena, Rob Schmitt's Team "refused to lose," notching their 13th consecutive 2014 victory with a hard fought 36-33 triumph in the Championship Game.  For those with short memories, here are the Champs post game:


Kevin Taylor's team led most of the way, as it appeared early on THEY were the team who wanted it more, jumping out to an early 15-6 1st half lead. But Rob's squad, who began the season 0-2, did not panic and slowly chipped away at Team Taylor's margin.

From the 4-minute mark in the 2nd half, the lead changed about a dozen times (I'm making that one up) and we saw the biggest bonehead play of the season by Mark Roussey (of all people), when he had a clean steal from "Soup" Campbell on a drive, and at that precise moment, someone's shoe squeaked on the floor, which sounded like a whistle. Mark picked up his dribble immediately in disgust and proceeded to take two steps, resulting in a Traveling violation.

To add insult to injury, Mark missed not one, but BOTH FT's with under 30 seconds to play and his team up by 1, giving Kevin's team a chance to win it after a time-out with 16 seconds left...in their season OR a chance to force a Game 2.

It wasn't meant to be as Rudy got open in the lane but missed a 10 foot jumper, Rob secured the rebound, was fouled with 5 seconds to play and converted both ends of a one-and-one, to make it a 3-point advantage. Without a timeout, "Soup" took the inbounds pass but was swarmed by multiple defenders, was able to find Rob Warner in the corner, who had to dodge a defender and launch an off-balance shot, with his foot on the 3-point arch, that caught nothing but air as the final horn sounded.

On Thursday 4/10, the Schmittys disposed of Kevin in the winners' bracket final but K's squad bounced back to edge the revitalized #7 seeded Yetters in the losers' bracket final to earn another shot at the top dogs.  The Yetters advanced that night with a tight victory over Justin.  Please see the "Playoffs" tab for all results and the full bracket.

On Monday 4/7 we saw the first significant upset of the post season as #7 Seed Yetterers took down #4 Seed Hart-breakers.  Rob's patchwork squad is making its typical post season run so how far can they go?!?  And #3 Seed Justin's Hoopsters barely got by #5 Seed Schlehrminators in Double OT.

During first round games we had a few incidents of excess physicality that required our referees to intervene.  From all accounts the refs did a good job of preventing escalation but let's all just try to play and have fun.  It's OK to be competitive but not at another player's expense.  Thanks for your cooperation in the games played on 4/5 and 4/7 and keep it up!

Please check back here at least weekly for any further updates.  You will also be notified by your captains of any schedule changes (NO MORE SNOW!!).  Thanks for your cooperation!

Welcome to the 2014 St. Margaret Over 40 Men's Basketball League!!  Please see the "Regular Season Schedule" tab for our schedule details.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact Tom Erisman at terisman@verizon.net.  League play began on Monday 1/6/14 at St. Margaret Elementary School.  All players must sign an indemnity waiver before playing.  See you on the court!

Please note when Harford County schools, or specifically St. Margaret School, are/is closed due to inclement weather, GAMES typically will NOT be played.  However, please consult this web site for specific updates on weather closures.


Regular Season Standings Through Monday 3/24/14

Team #  -  Captain

Wins

Losses

Avg. PF

Avg. PA

#4 - Rob S

10

2

57.4

45.8

#1 - Kevin

10

3

50.8

46.3

#7 - Justin

7

6

45.9

44.8

#3 - Randy

7

6

50.0

47.5

#2 - Bill

4

9

51.3

55.5

#6 - Mark

5

8

50.3

57.3

#5 - Rob Y

2

11

50.5

59.2

Congrats to Mark's team for a late surge into the 5 seed!  Justin held the tie-breaker for the 3 seed with a 2-0 record vs. Randy.

Week 9 and 10 Results

March 20th Scoreboard

Kevin 75           Bill 53

Rob S 73          Mark 60

March 17th Scoreboard

Rob S 55          Randy 46

Kevin 43           Justin 40

Mark 60           Rob Y 54

March 15th Scoreboard

Kevin 55               Bill 42

Randy 56             Rob Y 49

Rob S 53             Justin 51

Week 8 Results  (there were no games the week of 2/24)

March 6th Scoreboard (High Scorers)

Bill 60 (Parrish – 19)                Randy 51 (Sukiennik - 12)

Rob S 69 (Roussey – 23)            Kevin 39 (D. Hart [sub] – 15)

Justin 55 (Haughton – 15)             Mark 38 (Dedeaux, Comer – 15)

Week 7 Results

February 20th Scoreboard (High Scorers)

Mark 61 (Dedeaux – 23)            Bill 46 (Keeney – 21)

Rob S 49 (Roussey – 27)            Rob Y 39 (Yetter - 18)

Justin 34 (Klunk – 8)      2 OT’s   Randy 31 (Simmons - 10)

Game Note: In one of the ugliest games in SMBB history, Justin's Hoopsters held Team Randy (coming off consecutive 70 plus point games!) scoreless for the last 6 minutes of regulation and through two 2-minute overtimes, erasing a 10-point deficit to secure a less than scintillating but hard fought victory to retain third place.  Mike Klunk hit the tying jumper late in regulation, and after Tom Erisman's quick flip in the lane off a long in bounds pass was disallowed at the end of the 1st OT, super sub Pat Mullin owned the 2nd OT with a driving layup and a later free throw for the winning margin.  The Hoopsters survived a week without Mark Haughton and split two 34-point efforts.

February 17th Scoreboard (High Scorers)

Bill 45 (Wood - 13)                 Justin 34 (J. Polun – 16)

Kevin 59 (Stevens – 17)             Rob Y 50 (Burns – 13)

Randy 73 (Peyton – A Lot)             Mark 52 (Comer – Not enough)


Week 5 and 6 Results

February 10th Scoreboard (High Scorers)

Kevin 45 (Hopkins – 24)              Mark 35 (Comer – 14)

Rob S 62 (Roussey – 17)             Bill 53 (Keeney - 16)

Randy 75 (Erisman – 18)                 Rob Y 51 (Burns - 17)

February 6th Scoreboard (High Scorers)

Bill 69 (Keeney - 17)                 Mark 54 (Comer – 30)

Justin 56 (Polun – 21)                 Rob Y 42 (Johnson – 14)


Week 4 Results

January 30th Scoreboard (High Scorers)

Kevin 49 (Taylor – 13)              Randy 41 (Bachmann – 13)

Rob S 63 (Schmitt – 13)            Rob Y 40 (Murphy - 15)

January 27th Scoreboard (High Scorers)

Kevin 49 (Campbell – 26)            Mark 45 (Comer – 22)       

Rob Y 72 (Murphy - 24)            Bill 68 (Keeney – 22)

Justin 49 (Haughton, Polun – 14)  Randy 41 (Peyton – 15)

Week 3 Results

January 23rd Scoreboard (High Scorers)

Rob S 66 (Schmitt – 20)            Justin 52 (Haughton – 25)

Mark 69 (Comer – 32)               Rob Y 64 (Murphy - 16)

January 20th Scoreboard (High Scorers)

Justin 54 (Mullin – 16)              Bill 45 (Keeney – 16)

Kevin 58 (Stevens – 20)             Rob Y 48 (Murphy - 15)

Mark 56 (Comer – 27)     2 OTs   Randy 53 (Peyton – 22)

Week 2 Results:


January 16th Scoreboard (High Scorers)

Rob S 55 (Schmitt – 16)             Kevin 51 (Stevens – 18)

Randy 51 (Peyton – 15)              Bill 38 (D. Hart – 9)

Game notes from 1/16:

Game 1: Team 4 “Schmitties” got back to .500 quickly with their second straight triumph, using solid defensive play late in the game to secure a tight victory.

Game 2: Team 3 “Hart-breakers” remained unbeaten with a methodical win, maintaining a comfortable working margin throughout the 2nd half.


January 13th Scoreboard (High Scorers)

Rob S 67 (Schmitt – 16)            Mark 31 (Whaley – 7)

Randy 37 (Simmons – 12)           Kevin 36 (Hopkins – 11)

Justin 43 (Haughton – 17)          Rob Y 40 (Johnson - 11)

Game notes from 1/13 (courtesy of Jim Claypool):

Game 1: This was a 10 point game just before Mark Roussey hit a 3 at the end of the 1st half for the Schmitties.  Mark's team was hurt when Reed went down with an injury in the 1st half.
 
Game 2: Randy's team won a defensive struggle (some may blame the ball) over Kevin's team 37-36.  This was a close game the whole way.  Kevin's team had the ball at the end, but couldn't get a really good shot off for the win.
 
Game 3: This game seemed like it would be an easy win for Justin’s Hoopsters till the last 2 minutes when Rob's team made a furious comeback, hitting some clutch shots.  They had the ball down 3 with 15 seconds left and then Murph got fouled shooting a 3 at the buzzer.  Murph missed the 1st free throw to end the game
.

Highlights from the results of Week 1 of League Play:
 
All 5 games were closely contested and none of the 3 teams who played twice last week escaped defeat.  Our defending champion, or the team led by that captain whose core is largely intact, dropped 2 games and for now is looking up from the basement.  Special Week 1 accolades are due to Andy Quinn of Mark's team, whose 2014 debut resulted in a personal "decade high" of 13 points in a narrow 1 point defeat to Justin's Hoopsters.

Week 1 Results:

January 9th Scoreboard (High Scorers)

Bill 43 (Rob A – 11)                    Rob S 40 (3 tied with 9)

Justin 43 (Haughton – 13)       Mark 42 (Quinn – 13)


January 6th Scoreboard (High Scorers)

Kevin 51 (Hopkins – 13)           Justin 40 (Haughton, J Polun – 12)

Randy 45 (Peyton – 18)            Rob S 41 (Schmitt, Roussey – 15)

Rob Y 57 (Burns – 15)               Bill 54 (D Hart - 13)

Hail to the 2013 Champions!  A resounding victory on Monday 5/6/13 capped an excellent season for Rob Schmitt's squad, and even though the picture below leaves a lot to be desired, fortunately their outstanding basketball skills far outweigh their appearances!!  A special shout out is due to Mark Roussey and Joe Niehaus, who were on back to back championship teams!

 

 

 

Left to right: Joe Niehaus, Gino Kozera, Jim Bachmann, Rob Schmitt, Dennis Mertz, Tony Subrizi, Mark Roussey, Jim Claypool and Dave Johnson

The champs defeated Rob Yetter's short handed unit, which had made a valiant push through the losers' bracket, eliminating Justin's Hoopsters and then terminating Mark's Schlehr's squad to advance to the Finals.

Previous Playoff Results


The third night of Playoff action on 4/22 saw 2 more teams eliminated from the Losers' Bracket while the top seeded squad of Rob S now stands alone in the Winners' Bracket. Schmitty's Gang of 9 thwarted a 2nd half comeback by Mark's team and won going away. In the 2 elimination games, Rob Yetter's team took out 2nd seeded Kevin with a thrilling buzzer beater victory after trailing by 10 points at halftime and Justin's Hoopsters controlled play throughout in a less scintillating win over the 4th seeded Hartsters. So all we have left are the oddballs, i.e. the teams that were seeded 1, 3, 5 and 7.

2nd Round play on Monday 4/15 consisted of 2 blow outs and 1 tightly contested game in between.  The top seeded squad captained by Rob S led throughout the opener and the outcome was never in doubt after Mike Grace was injured late in the 1st half.  Mark Roussey was on fire from 3-point range and finished with 26. In the nightcap, Justin's Hoopsters dominated the first elimination game of the tourney with solid defense and balanced scoring. Father Nelson even cracked the scoring column in the defeat of the short-handed squad of Bill Stewart, which finished by dropping 6 straight games after losing their top 3 players over the course of the season. The sandwich game proved to be the most entertaining of the night, as the 3rd seeded Schlehr Gang built an 11 point 2nd half lead and then held off a late rally by 2nd seeded Taylor Made to score the upset. Speaking of scoring, the victory was sparked by Keith Comer's 34-point outburst, which seemed to come from every possible angle and distance.  Keith's supporting cast added just enough output to advance to the winners' bracket final.

1st Round play on Monday 4/8 saw all 3 "better-seeded" teams advance in the winners' bracket.

Don't forget the team with the worse regular season record has the bench closest to the stage - please warm up at the basket opposite your bench!!

Fund Raiser Update: The league ended up eating 5 blocks out of 100 - not too bad for our 1st Fund Raiser!! Congrats to Bill Stewart, whose block won in spite of its owner, and to all other winners!  Dave "DJ" Johnson was the big winner on Sem-Finals night and my neighbor, Bruce "BS" Sidell hit both ends of the final score Championship Night.  Payouts will be distributed over the next 2 weeks.

Final 2013 Regular Season Standings

Team #  -  Captain

Wins

Losses

Avg. PF

Avg. PA

#4 - Rob S

14

3

54.1

43.4

#1 - Kevin

13

3

52.4

44.9

#6 - Mark

9

7

53.9

53.5

#3 - Randy

6

10

48.8

52.9

#5 - Rob Y

6

10

48.4

52.3

#2 - Bill

5

12

42.5

48.1

#7 - Justin

4

12

42.6

47.9


The seeds are set as
follows for the playoff tournament:

  • Team 4 has clinched the #1 seed with 2-1 record vs. Team 1.
  • Team 1 and Team 6 have clinched the #2 and #3 seeds.
  • Team 3 and Team 5 will play in the #4 vs. #5 game in playoffs.
  • Team 2 will play Team 6 and Team 7 will play Team 1 in the 1st round of the playoffs.
Please note the scores from 3/10, 3/14 and 3/17 were not published.

February 28th Results / Recap (High Scorers)

Rob S 51 (Johnson – 18)            Kevin 42 (D. Hart – 11)

Mark 65 (Burns – 24)                Rob Y 49 (Keeney – 20)

Justin 42 (Peyton – 16)              Bill 40 (Stewart – 14)

Game notes from 2/28:

Game 1 showdown: Team 4 “Schmitties” forged a 1st place tie with a strong 2nd half defensive showing, holding Team 1 “Taylor-Mades” to 17 points to win going away after trailing by 7 at halftime and by 9 early in the 2nd half.  Dave Johnson kept the winners in the game early with 3 first half triples, finishing with 18, while Captain Rob shook off his 1st half shooting woes to score 13 after intermission and 15 overall.  Darren Hart led a balanced Team 1 attack with 11.  Team 4 holds the tie-breaker with a 2-1 regular season record against their main rival, who had an impressive 9 game winning streak snapped with their loss.

In Game 2, Team 6 Marksmen jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, riding a relentless fast break offense to an easy victory. Joe Burns and Keith Comer led the way with 24 and 21 respectively, while Kreg Keeney’s 20 was the only double figure effort for Team 5 Yetterers.  In Game 3, Team 7 Justin’s Hoopsters broke a 5 game losing skein with a late comeback defeat of Team 2 Stew Crew, in a game of runs that was very entertaining.  After trailing 11-0, Team Justin went on a 24-6 run to close the 1st half and was up by 9 early in the 2nd half.  Then Team Stewart went on their own 23-10 run, led by Captain Bill with a season high 14, to lead by 4 with under 2 minutes to play.  However, Russell Peyton made a key steal and scored 4 of Team 7’s 6 straight points to close the game for a 2-point verdict.  The Hoopsters could be gearing up for another playoff run!  


February 25th Results (High Scorers)

Rob S 67 (Schmitt – 20)            Mark 39 (Burns – 13)

Rob Y 62 (Cramer – 16)             Justin 51 (Wollenweber – 11)

Kevin 56 (Stevens – 22)             Randy 50 (Simmons - 14)

February 21st Recap / Results (High Scorers)

Once Again this Recap is courtesy of our Guest Scribe – “Chief Scorekeeper AND 3-pt marksman” Jim Claypool of Team 4 (many thanks to Jim!):

Game 1 was won by team 4 Rob Schmitt over team 3 Randy Hart 59-43. Dave Owens led “them” with 11 although he did get his shot blocked by Dennis Mertz. Rob S led his team with 19. (Editor’s Note: Dennis’ blocked shot may have been the 1st of his career!)

Game 2 was won by team 1, Kevin, over team 7, Justin 51-47. Rudy led Kevin's team with 17 while Russell had 19 for team Justin. Justin's team was up 8 late when a couple of 3's got Kevin's team back in it. Chris Parrish hit a big bucket with 3 seconds left to take the lead.

Game 3 was won by team 2, Bill Stewart, over team 5, Rob Yetter, 57-39. Mike Klunk led a balanced attack with 14 while Rob led his short staffed team with 10. The shocker for team Stewart was Rodney having 5 baskets and only 1 of the 3-point variety.

Rob S 59 (Schmitt – 19)             Randy 43 (Owens - 11)

Kevin 51 (Stevens – 17)              Justin 47 (Peyton – 19)

Bill 57 (M. Klunk – 14)                Rob Y 39 (Yetter – 10)


February 17th Results (Individual Scoring not available)

Randy 49                                  Bill 26

Kevin 57                                   Rob Y 40

Mark 54                                   Justin 45


February 14th Recap / Results (High Scorers)

Courtesy of our Guest Scribe - scorekeeper Jim Claypool:

Game 1 was won by Randy's team #3 over Mark's team #6 60-58. Mike Grace led all snorers with 26 and Joe Burns led Mark's team with 23. Team Schlehr was down 12 at half and made a frantic comeback to cut the lead to 1 with 12 seconds left before losing.

Game 2 was won by Kevin's team over Bill Stewart's team 44-38. Soup Campbell led the victors with 14 points. Mike Klunk led Bill's team with 14. Dave Klunk was smart enough to spend Valentines Day away.

Game 3 was won by team Schmidt #4 over team Yetter 58-44. Rob Schmidt and Mark Roussey led the victors with 17 each. Rob Yetter, showing his son Brendon that he still has game, scored 20.

Thursday Feb 14th

Randy 60 (Grace - 26)               Mark 58 (Burns – 23)

Kevin 44 (Campbell – 14)             Bill 38 (M. Klunk – 14)

Rob S 58 (Schmitt, Roussey –17) Rob Y 44 (Yetter – 20)


February 7th / February 11th Results (High Scorers)

Monday Feb 11th

Randy 49 (Simmons - 20)   OT   Rob Y 47 (Keeney – 14)

Rob S 43 (Schmitt – 14)     2OT Justin 40 (Wollenweber – 20)

Mark 64 (Comer – 29)                Bill 50 (Gerringer – 23)

Thursday Feb 7th

Kevin 64 (Campbell – 22)            Mark 50 (Comer – 23)       

Bill 47 (D. Klunk – 16)                 Rob S 43 (Schmitt – 13)

Randy 51 (Hopkins - 12)             Justin 45 (Haughton – 13)



From the 2/5 Update:


As the calendar flipped to February none of our SMBB players saw their shadows, although some of us might have seen hallucinations in various shades of purple after our Super Bowl championship festivities beginning Sunday night and culminating today at the downtown victory celebration!! In between, there was basketball to be played last night and the results served to tighten up the standings. In the opener, Kevin's
squad won their 4th straight and forged a 1st place with Rob S, holding on for a narrow 57-56 victory after leading by 13 at the half. Rob's group made NINE 3-point shots in the 2nd half, including 3 each by Rob (25 total points) and Mark Roussey, but 12 2nd half points by Rhudel Stevens helped Kevin prevail. Rhudel notched 21 for the game and was well supported by Jeff "Soup" Campbell's 19 (including 4 1st half triples).

The other 2 Monday games were not so exciting as Justin's Hoopsters led by double digits most of the way to get their 2nd victory, drawing within one game of 5th place. Justin returned after missing 1/31 due to injury and hit several 2nd half free throws after blowing 2 layups (did I just type that?!?). Rodney G had 3 triples for Bill's losers. In the nightcap, a hot shooting Kreg Keeney torched Mark Schlehr's team for 25 (possibly a career high) including several DEEP 3's to spark Rob Y's clan to a 10-point win. Mark was down by 13 at half, then closed within 2 early in the 2nd half but gave up too many easy baskets down the stretch. Keith Comer led the failed comeback with 19 points, 17 in the 2nd half. Resurgent Rob Y is now 1/2 game out of 3rd place.

On Thursday 1/31, only the finale was a single digit margin and that was by 9 points as Rob Y's squad outscored Bill by 13 points after trailing by 4 at half time. Rob led the way with 16. Rob Schmitt's team poured in a 2013 league high 73 points to blast an injury depleted Randy Hart squad. Dave Johnson's 19 topped 4 double figure scorers (including a garbage time 3 and last second layup) while Mike Simmons tallied 18 for the Hartsters (spell check gave me "Hamsters"). Finally, Kevin's team clamped down on defense after trailing by 2 at the half, holding short-handed Justin to 7 2nd half points in a 50-36 triumph, their 3rd straight. Soup had 16 for the winners and Mark Haughton 15 for Justin.


January 31st / February 4th Results (High Scorers)

Monday Feb 4th

Kevin 57 (Stevens – 21)              Rob S 56 (Schmitt – 25)

Justin 46 (unavailable)               Bill 32 (unavailable)

Rob Y 66 (Keeney – 25)              Mark 56 (Comer – 19)

Thursday Jan 31st

Rob S 73 (Johnson – 19)            Randy 53 (Simmons - 18)

Kevin 50 (Campbell – 16)             Justin 36 (Haughton – 15)

Rob Y 45 (Yetter – 16)               Bill 36 (D. Klunk – 12)


Thursday Jan 24th Results (High Scorers)

Mark 61 (Comer – 28)                Randy 48 (Hopkins - 16)

Kevin 48 (Stevens – 14)              Bill 36 (D. Klunk, M. Klunk – 11)

Rob S 54 (Roussey – 16)             Rob Y 43 (Yetter – 13)


From the 1/23 Update:

As we approach the end of our first round robin set of games it seems like a good time to turn in the first write up of the season, especially since most of us are in a GREAT mood this week after the Ravens THRASHING of the Pats and their wussy "slide and kick" QB Brady. My apologies to the REAL players on the Pats (well, not really!) but that was a bush league play by the spoiled leader of a team that made the fatal error of thinking they could not lose to the underdog - WRONG!!!

Back to hoops: Night #5 of the regular season on 1/17 was one of the more competitive nights so far, as Bill's squad outlasted Mark 51-49 in OT in the opener after a back and forth affair highlighted by aggressive offensive board work by the Klunk brothers to overcome solid scoring efforts by Comer and Whaley for the losers. Rodney G led the winners with 13, including 3 triples. In the middle game, Randy's gang played their best game to date in a 56-42 defeat of Rob Y. Mike Simmons tallied a season high 20 points to ignite the win. A special shout out to Mo Brown, who had 11 points and numerous rebounds for the victors while leaving Rob Yetter muttering to himself repeatedly. Another OT contest wrapped the night, as the previously winless Justin Hoopsters, led by 16 from Mark Haughton (including all 4 of his team's OT points), sneaked past a short-handed and undefeated Rob S team by a 46-44 margin. Schmitty's first season as a captain had proceeded rather smoothly prior to the loss, but as we all know so well, on any given Thursday (or Monday) no result is a surprise in the St. Margaret Over 40 League. Schmitty continues to lead the league in scoring with Keith Comer a close second.

On 1/21, there was not nearly as much excitement although all 3 contests were decided by 10 points or less.  The game, or finish, of the night came in the finale, which evolved from the most one-sided halftime score of the 3 games into a nail-biter (remember, any given night in SMBB...). Justin's squad was apparently still basking in the glory of their 1/17 upset as they sleepwalked through the 1st half against Mark to trail by 26-6 (that's right, only 6 points in the half!). After going down by 24 early in the 2nd half, the Hoopsters made a furious rally sparked by 15 second half points from Mark Haughton to cut their deficit to 3, before Captain Mark Schlehr made both ends of a one-and-one free throw opportunity to stave off the comeback. Unfortunately, no one but the players, refs and scorekeeper can attest to this heart throbbing excitement after the 1st half ugliness cleared the gym!! On the more watchable side, the individual game of the night was turned in by wily (and very strong) veteran forward Dave Klunk, who lit up the Hart Gang with 18 first half points and finished with 27 to lead Team Bill to victory. Keith Comer tallied the night's next highest output with 22, keeping the pressure on the bye-encumbered Schmitty.

So heading into the Thursday 1/24 games we have 6 of our 7 teams within 2 games of 1st place and we are expecting highly competitive basketball the rest of the way. Good luck and GO RAVENS!!

January 17th / 21st Results (High Scorers)

Monday Jan 21st

Bill 57 (D. Klunk – 27)                Randy 47 (Grace - 13)

Kevin 52 (Parrish – 13)               Rob Y 44 (Yetter – 18)

Mark 43 (Comer – 22)               Justin 38 (Haughton – 19)

Thursday Jan 17th

Bill 51 (Gerringer – 13)       OT   Mark 49 (Comer, Whaley – 15)

Randy 56 (Simmons - 20)           Rob Y 42 (Murphy – 13)

Justin 46 (Haughton – 16)  OT   Rob S 44 (Schmitt – 19)


January 10th / 14th Results (High Scorers)

Monday Jan 14th

Randy 42 (Grace – 17)               Justin 39 (J. Polun – 12)

Rob S 47 (Schmitt – 18)             Bill 36 (Gerringer – 15)

Mark 57 (Comer – 20)            Kevin 46 (Campbell, Parrish – 13)


Thursday Jan 10th

Rob S 54 (Schmitt – 20)            Randy 46 (Grace – 15)

Rob Y 47 (Yetter – 14)               Bill 43 (D. Klunk – 15)

Kevin 52 (D. Hart – 15)              Justin 37 (Haughton – 11)


January 3rd / 7th Results (High Scorers)

 

Monday Jan 7th

 

Rob S 41 (Roussey – 15)             Kevin 39 (Stevens – 15)

 

Bill S 47 (M. Klunk – 11)             Justin 35 (Haughton – 13)

 

Mark 55 (Comer – 19)             Rob Y 54 (Cramer, Keeney – 15)

 


Thursday Jan 3rd

 

Kevin 55 (Stevens – 18)              Randy 44 (Simmons – 19)

 

Rob S 60 (Schmitt – 17)             Mark 46 (Burns – 14)

 

Rob Y 48 (Cramer – 12)              Justin 43 (J. Polun – 17)


2012 WINNER: the #6 Seed (below), captained by Justin Polun

  (If anyone has this picture please send to Tom Erisman as it was inadvertently deleted from this web site.)
 
Championship Score: Justin 46 (#6 Seed) over Mark 44 (#1 Seed) 

Playoffs - Championship Recap:

In a hard fought contest to the end, highlighted by an early 2nd half scoring flurry and less than stellar free throw shooting down the stretch by both teams, Justin's 6th seeded squad prevailed when Mark Schlehr's team could not get off a final full court attempt after a missed free throw with less than 2 seconds remaining. This title matchup was relatively close throughout, with single digit margins and several 2nd half lead changes. Justin's charges were led by 20 points (10 in each half) from Towson U baller Mark Roussey (circa 1980), who played through a 2nd half hamstring injury to contribute key buckets down the stretch. The champs received contributions from their entire 9-man group, including 14 from Captain Polun and late game free throws from Chad Wollenweber and Rich Skarzenski, although the winners only shot 40% (8 of 20) from the charity stripe! This effort was just enough to hold off the short handed #1 seed, who were missing their top scorer, Keith Comer, due to vacation plans that somehow took priority over the championship (he'll be baaack). Mark's team was carried by a stellar 24 points from Joe Burns, including four 2nd half 3 pointers, which helped to garner a few brief leads for the regular season titlists after they trailed by 17-14 following a slow paced 1st half. Their tenacious man to man defense kept them close but poor team free throw shooting (7 of 17) ultimately negated their chances. Congrats to both teams for playing a clean, highly competitive match! Justin is already strategizing for next season's draft in hope of a repeat!!

Playoffs - Semi-Finals Recap:

On Thursday 4/19, expected form held according to the seedings, although Mark's top seeded group got a decent scare from Rob's 4th seeded team in the nightcap, prevailing by just 3 points, 48-45, after trailing at halftime. Led by Keith Comer and Rhudel Stevens, with 21 and 16 points respectively, Mark's squad parlayed zone busting shooting with solid 2nd half defense to gain the victory. Sean Murphy led the losers with 13, which mostly came from beyond the arc in a hot shooting 1st half.

In the early game, Justin's 6th seed controlled the game most of the way to tally a 52-43 verdict over Bill F's 7th seeded squad. With both teams coming off major upsets in the 1st round a hotly contested game was anticipated but Justin's 23 point effort led a fairly comfortable win. Rob Schmitt scored 18 to pace the losers and Jim Claypool contributed three 3-point baskets.


Playoffs - 1st Round Recap:

On Saturday 4/14, a strange thing happened on the way to the Semi-Finals: the expected winners all fell by the wayside as upsets were the rule in 3 very tight, hotly contested battles. In the opener, Randy's #2 seed was forced to play without their top gun, Mike Grace, but managed to lead for about 3/4 of the game. Then Bill Fritch's bottom seeded team, with Rob Schmitt back at about 85% efficiency (and 25% from the charity stripe!), took a late lead before Jim Bachman's basket with 6 seconds left sent the game into OT. Down by 3 late in OT, Randy's team did not get off a 3-point attempt and failed to call time out after scoring inside, falling short by 52-51. In the middle contest, Justin's #6 seed broke away from a sluggish early pace to lead by 9 at half, then withstood a late rally by Bill Stewarts' 3rd seeded squad to prevail 46-42. Bill's team scored 13 points below their season average!. If both teams are at full strength, the #6 vs. #7 matchup will make an interesting semi-final.

In the nightcap, Rob's #4 seed mounted a furious comeback from a double digit 2nd half deficit to prevail by 60-57 over Kevin's 5th seeded unit. While this was not an upset by seeding, Kevin's team had played very well down the stretch in the regular season and came within a win of earning the #2 seed, so the Vegas odds were in their favor. Kevin et al controlled the game for the most part, but a hot shooting Sean Murphy, and poor free throw shooting down the stretch by Kevin's side, paved the way for Rob's team to face the top seed, Mr. Mark Schlehr, in the other semi-final.

2012 Regular Season Standings - FINAL

Team #  -  Captain

Wins

Losses

Avg. PF

Avg. PA

#2 - Mark S.

14

4

56.6

48.6

#1 - Randy H.

9

8

49.9

49.7

#5 - Bill S. (#3 seed)

9

9

55.3

48.6

#6 - Rob Y.

9

9

50.3

52.9

#3 - Kevin T.

8

9

48.5

49.3

#4 - Justin P.

7

11

44.6

50.4

#7 - Bill F.

6

12

47.1

52.5

 


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