Thursday, 28 July 2016

2016 SACBA Week 14 Results + Intercol

MILESTONES: On Saturday - Liam Golding and Nathan Graham will both play their 400th game this week.

Liam joined the club in 1999 (the year we first started stats). He played his 1st year in the B's and has then spent the next 16 years in the A's (he missed the 2003 season when he was overseas. Liam has done all you can do in the club - he is a 2 time Club Champion (2004 and 2011), A's MVP in 2005, won multiple Best Team Man, 1st winner of the Sean Heylen Medal for best player in the 2007 Intercol, Life Member in 2009 and was voted in unanimously to the Team of the 20 Years in 2013.
Get this - Liam has won 9 ... 9 A Grade titles - along with Big A as the only player to win that many.
He is the 7th player to play 400 games, is the 3rd all time leading scorer, 5th in Free Throws attempt and 3rd in makes and 4th in 3's.

One would argue (namely I would argue) that Liam has the best career in an Old Reds uniform. He does what ever the team needs him to do - he has lead the A's in scoring, he has lead them in 3's, he is their best defender, he plays down low or guard, you can run the offence through him - of his 400 games ... he would not have lost many.

Nathan joined the club in 2003 (missing the 2008 season) - if there is a statistcal record G probably holds it. G has been a member of most teams in the club - he started in the B's, moved to the A's from 2004-2006, then split time between the B's and C's - almost always leading his team in scoring. G won the Club Champion in 2013, is a 5 time team MVP, 3 time C Grade Players' Player Winner, 3 time of the Lowbrown (the Wednesday team Players' Player) and was a Life Member in 2013.
He is 6th in games played, 2nd in scoring (soon to be 1st), 5th best points per game average (behind Blair, Dan Garrett, James Jones adn Phil Harford) and 2nd in 3's made.

G won his only Saturday Championship in 2013 in the C's - scoring 17 in the Grand Final with opposition playing box and 1 on him - one of the great games in club history.
There is no one club history that can get hot like G.

Last week, Mark Powell played his 300th game - the 10th player to reach this milestone.
Max joined the club in 2002 - playing a couple of years in the C's then into the B's. In 2006 he moved interstate and returned in 2011 – where he has been playing with C’s and E’s as well as playing and running the Thursday team. He has won 3 Saturday titles – C’s in 2002, B’s in 2004 and E’s in 2014. In the C’s in 2002 – down 1, Max was fouled – there was no time left on the clock and he had 2 free throws. In one of the best 5 moments in club history – Max made both free throws. Max is also a 5 time team MVP.

One of the great scorers in the club – he is 6th all-time in points scored, 4th all-time in 200+ points in a season (7 times) and 6th in 3’s made.

INTERCOL: On Monday night we had Intercol - this year at Saints. We came away with wins in the A's and B's but unfortunately the C's lost.

Below are the scoresheets - pretty much explain everything. The C's started too slow and got down early - they had a good comeback and were down 3 with 2 seconds left - they didn't get a good look and lost. The B's crushed Saints - starting 24-1 (Saints B's obviously don't start well). Jono, Brendon and Lachy crushed it. The A's had a great start - Jack was on fire. The A's got out to a nice lead but Saints came back as they have a tendency to do. The A's got to the line a bit and made some crucial free throws ... not a great 2nd half but got the job done.

With the 2 wins - PAOC have now won a total of 35 Intercols and Saints have won 34. It has taken 24 years - but we now have more wins than them. It is very satisfying ... like watching tennis balls get made.

The stats are up to date (except for the Monday team)

To the reports:
A's (12-2-0) v Gateway A (8-2-4) - Written by Mike - Gateway showed an almost full line up, rocking up with 9 players, only short Kerwin and a James smith that didn't play. The A's missing Liam and a withdrawn from the team Corey, played yet another game with only 5. They've never looked shorter, with Jack and Mike making up the 3 and 4 man spot. It was a game of inconsistencies. Less than average passing, less than average finishing, less than average refereeing. Gateway stayed in the game early with a few good shots from range and a few considerable referee calls that put them to the line when it shouldn't have, and kept A's off the line when they should. Playing with 5 as opposed to 9, every misplaced foul call tended to mean that much more. A's up at the half but only by 6 or so. The second half was very much of the same, A's seemed a lot more flat that usual and really struggled to gain momentum, only scoring on the break. A few more dubious calls going both ways had all the players uniting in confusion as to the deplorable efforts of the officials, UIC standing nearby unable to lend an opinion with the stance "if you haven't got anything nice to say, don't say it." A's were down 4 with 50 seconds to go, got a quick lay up, followed by another interesting 3 seconds in the key call to get the back. 20 on the clock 2 down. Moved the ball to Jack who drew a foul and made both shots, time out to Gateway 5 on the clock. Gateway choked and ran each other as A's managed a turnover and a quick timeout. 3 on the clock and an inbound. Without a whiteboard the play was run amiss and the ball knocked wayward, draw at the end of an interesting game. Big thanks to Lachy to stick around and score.Draw 37-37. Foo 11, Jack 10, Phil 9.

Looks like the game almost reached "BOILING POINT"

B's v SPOC A - Quick report - the B;s started super strong and were up 21-12 at halftime - Jono made 8 straight free throws. Second half - Reds ran out of legs and started arguing with the refs. Saints put on the pressure and pulled away. Lost 28-45. Jono 11, Brendon 10, Mitch 5.

C's (11-3) v Unley A (3-11) - NO REPORT - Down in the 2nd half by 8 they came back to win 44-36. Jay 11, Ned and Goody 9.

D's (8-6) v SPOC B (6-8) - The D's came out on fire - the score was 25-0! Stu hit 4 straight 3's - the interior passing was amazing, Big A scored 11 points in the half, including an amazing tip in, Foo and Stu got out on the break, Purge was hitting every open player - it might have been the best half in the Old Reds history. Half time was 36-6. The 2nd half was the exact opposite - the D's ran out of legs (which is understandable considering their age) and Saints started to make shots that they were missing in the 1st half - Saints out scored the Reds 27-11 in the 2nd but the lead was too much to overcome. D's win 47-33. Stu 18, A 11, Thommo 7.

E's (6-7) v Taperoo A (8-1-4)  - Written by Max - So I thought Taperoo had cleaned up their act a little bit, I was wrong:

1. First possession of the game, I’m on the left side of the court near the low post, shot rebounds long to the right hand side, I get a shove from behind and go flying out of court, turn around to remonstrate and their biggest player gets in my face and screams ‘I’ll do more than push you’.
2. Taperoo switched to a half court man early in the first half. I think the extra intensity and physicality surprised us.
3. Taperoo racked up 8 fouls in the first 6 minutes of the second half, they must have fouled us on every possession. Total of 35 fouls for the game slows everything down so much.
4. We shot 5/16 from the line. We couldn’t make Taperoo pay for their strategy to foul us constantly.
5. Refs pet call for the day was travelling, whistling Morgan 4 times for it. I think they got confused because he is left handed.
6. Our defence looked good – we only let them score 19 points! Both of their made 3 pointers were rubbish shots too.
7. We got some quality looks at the basket that just rolled in and out. Even when there was no foul called there was usually still contact. Miller and Tye, our scoring threats from recent weeks, looked out of sorts – I’m sure their form will be back next week.
8. One minute to go in the game, Reds down by 4, I call a sub through the ref to come in and he motions me on, clock is stopped. Then the ref starts arguing with the timekeeper that the clock only stops for time outs, subs and foul shots. Timekeeper says that is why the clock is stopped, because it is a sub. In all the confusion generated by the ref we end up with 6 players on the court – Bench Tech.
9. In the end Reds went down 19-14.
10. Can Taperoo actually enjoy playing like this every week?
Thanks to Amos for coming out early to score for us.

F's (7-6) v Big Sunday A (6-1-6) - NO REPORT (probably for the best) - Lost 13-30. G 5, Charlie 4.

G's (6-8) v Big Sunday C (1-13) - NO REPORT - Win 45-19. Reid 20, Trimmy 8, Nelly 7.

Lady Reds v St Casmir A - Jordy returned to the team that has been hit with another injury. The 1st half was a grind - the Reds were scoring with Rachel and Alicia on the break and Hannah inside, the team was getting good looks but just not making their open jumpers. St Casmir were knocking down their jumpers and were allowed to get out on the break. Alciai hit 2 late 3's by Alicia kept the Reds in it - 17-17 at half time. The 2nd half the Reds were getting out on the break - Tracey and Rach this time, Megan made a couple of runners and a jumper, Jordy scored inside and the D tightened up. Reds won 42-32. Alicia 10, Rachel 9, Tracey 8.

Palky's Player of the Week - Week 14: Pretty easy one this week. He set his Old Reds high game on Saturday with 20 points in the G's - Reid Amos.   

Week 15 - Game Times:
A's v B's @ 2.40pm - Saints Court 1
C's v SPOC B - 3.30pm - - Saints Court 1
D's v Unley Park A @ 1.50pm - Saints Court 1
E's v Blackwood A @ 4.20 - Saints Court 1 *Palky's Game of the Week
F's v Knightsbridge F @ 3.30 - - Saints Court 2
G's v Golden Grove A @ 4.20 - St Peters Court 2
Lady Reds v CityReach A @ 4.20 - Wayville Court 1

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

2016 SACBA Week 13 Results

Week off this week - enjoy it. Good luck to the boys on the beer cruise - behave yourself. Tim Duncan retired today ... he and his bad wardrobe will be missed.

The stats are up to date.

To the reports:
A's v SPOC A - Written by Mick - Bill looked like a right idiot, both in dress code and backing the wrong team. A's yet again running with 5, but when you're this good you don't need spares. A's were at their best when they were loud, picking up their tempo and rattling the boys in blue. Saints were at their best before the tip off, as Reds hadn't had an opportunity to score. More digs into boys in blue, let's make sure we beat them at Intercol in 2 weeks. Win 51-38. Foo 20, Phil and Liam 10

B's v Gateway A - Written by Jono - Saturday the B's faced Gateway, coming off of a high still from beating them in the previous match up our spirits were high and we came out strong, with Jon, Mitch and Tauny hitting 3's in the first couple of minutes, it put us to an early lead which we kept for the half, we were moving the ball well and our defensive was pretty good. Gateway were also shooting well which kept them close with the scores 26-24 at the half. Our zone defence was starting to slip and at one point Gateway were up but 15, we had a time out with 4 minutes to go, screwed our heads back on and came out into a man defence which worked well allowing us to bring the game back to 6 points with constant aggressive attacks to the basket from Jon, Brendan and Dillon! But unfortunately time ran out before we could regain the lead. Struggling with numbers this week meant we had to play a little more conservatively which didn't help in the result. Having Tauny out was a huge benefit for the B's, providing another strong body inside allowing us to cut off and get some good looks, hopefully we will have him out a few more times this season. Final score 52-44, Jon 18, Brendan 9, Tauny & Dillon 6.

C's v D's - C's were minus Jay, D's were minus Stu, Thommo, Rough, Future and Madman - they recruited in Road Train and Moorfoot. The C's started well with Jamie scoring 5 early points and Lachie and Goody scoring inside up 9-0. The D's settled with a three from Purge and Palk - with 2 late FTs from Big A for the D's, the C's went into halftime up 13-8. The 2nd half was still a grind - Lachie was tough to stop going to the basket and kept the score ticking over for the C's - Road Train scored a couple of baskets inside and Moorfoot got a couple of layups for the D's, when Palk hit a 3 it was 20-20. The C's then switched to zone and for some reason it threw the D's into a spin ... it freed up the C's and they started to score (just like Palky told them it would). Jamie hit a 3 and the drive and dump between Lachie, Krantz and Goody was too much for the D's down low. Purge got ejected late for shoving Manners - it all happened in slow-mo. C's won 35-23. C's - Lachie 15, Jamie 8, Goody 6. D's - Palk and Purge 6, Road Train 5. Thanks heaps to Sean and Mick for scoring.

E’s vs St Pauls A - Written by Max - With a late withdrawal due to sickness we were down to 5 players including one who had just filled in for the D’s. Morgan started off well catching the ball in the high post on multiple occasions and finding his way to the basket for a shot or clever dump off to the waiting Road Train. However the E’s let themselves down by failing to get back quickly enough in defense allowing the opposition to create easy transition buckets out of nothing. With Max the only guard on the team and hampered with a dodgy calf, the wings were playing out of position - and it showed. Highlight of the half was a three pointer by Road Train. In the second half the E’s kept pace with St Paul’s until about the 10 minute mark. Morgan and Road Train continued to keep the score board ticking over. Max knocked down a 3 pointer from the top. Coming out of a timeout with about 10 mins to go the E’s coughed up the ball on consecutive possessions giving St Pauls easy layups and the momentum. The E’s just ran out of steam, Morgan hitting the backboard first on 4 consecutive free throws and Road Train inbounding to the opposition. A frustrating loss going down 45-35, Road Train with 14 and Morgan with 13. Thanks to James for scoring for us.

F's v Northgate A - Win by forfeit

G's v St Peters A - NO REPORT. Lost 18-29. Reid 7, Matt 6, Troy 3.

Lady Reds v Unley A - The Lady Reds need to start beating the top teams - they had a good first half against Unley - they were up 16-12 at half time with Karen, Hannah and Alicia doing the damage offensively and the teams 3-2 D working well to stop the Unley offence. In the 2nd half - the game started to get away from the Reds who were tiring due to no bench. One Unley player started to get off and scored 12 in the half and the Reds went away from what got them the lead. The Reds didn't play great and need to improve a couple of things to be considered a shot at defending their title. Lost 25-35. Karen 10, Alicia 9, Hannah 4.

Palky's Player of the Week - Week 13 - J. Foo continues to have a great season, and Jono keeps getting numbers - this week's Player of the Week put in a Herculean effort - played 40 minutes against the C's getting 5 crucial points in the 2nd half and playing tough D, drove to Mars, played another 40 minutes top scoring with 14 (the most he has scored in a game since 2012) ... Jon "Road Train" Read.

No Games This Week.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

2016 SACBA Week 12 Results

Quick note - Brendon set his club high points in a game last night with 29. Good work Brendon.

To the reports:
A's (11-1-0) v B's - Written by Mick - The A's came out after a strong win last week like they have every other week, hitting shots early and getting to the basket. A quick time out by the B's (having learned from previous weeks or from other teams) changed the pace of the game, as they beat the trap and started Getting to the hole, lead by Brendon. A's looked shaken. They've always crashed the boards well... Not today. They've generally moved the ball well... Not today... They've limited their turnovers. Not today. Credit to the B's, they changed things up, they moved the ball well, they wanted it more... For most of the game that is. Unfortunately for the B's the fairy tale ended when they got within 4 points of the A's. The A's started talking, got momentum and in 3 minutes of hustle, the game was over. 15 point lead to the A's and that was all she wrote. Great game overall. Well fought. A's win 47-34. A's - Liam 15, Orks and Foo 13 - B's - Brendon 12, Dillon and Mitch 6.

C's (9-3) v SPOC B (5-7) - Written by Jay - We were keen to impose ourselves on the game from the tip, and Lachy was hot to start, driving and getting to the hoop early and often. Krantz was doing work inside finishing off nicely after some good feeds. Jay hit a couple of 3s and Alex as well, and Reds were up 25-15 at the half. Saints started off the 2nd half strong, and scored 8 straight to cut the lead down, feeling quite chipper about themselves after knocking off the D's last week. However after a timeout, Reds picked up the intensity and it was game over as we went on a 16-2 run. Manners was all over the court forcing turnovers, running the break, and nastily swatting shots LeBron-vs-Curry style. Jay hit another 3, and Lachy and Krantz were continuing to score inside, recipients of some lovely dishes from Goody. Final 49-28. Lachy 14, Krantz 13 and Jay 13. 

D's (7-5) v Unley A (3-8) - D's were missing Roughie and Big A* - Unley** were down their 2 good guards. D's started well with Palk hitting four 3's , Stu hit 2 and Fooey hit 1 ... Palky then hit 2 more to wit Purge tells them "you know he can shoot right?" - with Late Player and No Scorer - D's up 40-13 at halftime. The 2nd half the D's were having fun in O - passing the ball around, finding cutters, open shooters - Purge was racking up the "dimes" hitting open guys every possession - Thommo was also found Stu, Foo and Palk on the cuts. Our 2nd half O was a thing of beauty but we rested a bit on D allowing Unley to score 31 points. Purge hit a couple of pull up jumpers, Stu hit two more 3's and with 5 minutes left Palky decided to get in on the action again and hit four more 3's making 10 for the game and setting a new club record*** for 3's in a game. Win 76-44 - Palky 32, Stu 18, Foo 7 - Purge with a total of 12 dimes.

*A must have still been picking out the watch that he had to buy last time he missed a game.
**Unley's 5th arrived 30 seconds before tip off, he didn't have a uniform so he entered the court wearing a black polo shirt and black tracksuit pants. The ref said to him that he needed a uniform. He was provided a jersey and shorts. He put on the jersey ... looked at the shorts, said "these are too big", and entered the court with his tracksuit pants on. The ref told him to put on his shorts. 10 seconds later ... he hit a 3.
***We have never offically kept 3's in a game but I 99% sure this is the record. I have the current record with 9 which I set last season, Jimmy hit 9 in a summer game, Stu hit 10 a few years back but that was in summer (so was the unoffical record), Altmann hit 9 in an Intercol, Trimmy hit 14 in a game but that was a forfeit against 3 players with 2 Reds filling in for the other team so we didn't keep that scoresheet. So all that said - I am pretty sure this is the record but if anyone knows that they have hit this many let me know.

E's (6-5) v SPOC C (3-1-7) - Written by Max - The E’s faced up against SPOC C’s for the first time this season and came away with a tense 35-30 victory. Mike 13, Road Train 10, Kara 7.

The Good
- Mike Tye turning back time and showing everyone how it is done with a masterful display of his inside and outside game for 13 points
- Road Train making strong position 2 feet from the basket to pile on a season high 10 points
- Reggie ‘Iron Man’ Miller pacing himself to play 40 mins yet again and stay in the game until the end 
- The E’s keeping a cool head in the final five minutes getting a couple of key baskets and stops
- Karamoshos unstoppable when receiving the ball on the cut to the basket

The Bad
- The E’s had a case of the fumbles, turning the ball over with poor decision making on 50/50 passes inside
- Morgan missing left hand layups
- Karamoshos trying to get away with NBA style travels

The Ugly
- The E’s not getting back in defence allowing SPOC to turn defensive boards into fast breaks
- At the other end the E’s grabbing the defensive rebounds and not getting the outlet pass to the guards quickly enough
- The umpires getting it wrong time after time.

F's (6-5) v Blackwood A (4-7) - NO REPORT. Loss 35-44. Jimmy 15, G 11, Moorfoot 4.

G's (5-7) v Spicer A (5-1-6) - NO REPORT. Loss 18-32. Nelly 6, Matt and Caldy 4.

Lady Reds (8-4) v Happy Valley A (0-12) - NO REPORT. Win 45-26. Rachel and Tess 14, Megan 9.

Palky's Player of the Week - Week 12: More great games from Liam, Jay, Orks and Mike Tye - they are killing it this year - but this week's Player of the Week is Nick Krantz. Fancy is having a great season - he is the 3rd leading scorer for the C's, he is rebounding really well and it as tough defender. His 13 points on Saturday shows that he is doing it on both ends - and with Goody and Lachie the C's have a formidibale frontcourt. It is like the 86 Celtics!

Week 13 Game Times:
A's v SPOC A - 2.40 @ Saints Court 1
B's v Gateway A - 5.10 @ Saints Court 1
C's v D's - 1.50 @ Saints Court 1
E's v St Pauls A - 3.30 @ Mars Court 1
F's v Big Sunday A - 1.50 @ Saints Court 2
G's v St Peters Ang A - 2.40@ Saints Court 1
Lady Reds v Unley A - 4.20 @ Wayville Court 1