Saturday, February 26, 2011

Spring 2011 McBurney YMCA Adult Basketball Schedule Released

*** Regular Season ***
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 vs. "Pippen Ain't Easy" (8:30 PM)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 vs. "Jesus Shuttlesworth" (8:30 PM)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 vs. "Bouncers" (7:30 PM)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 vs. "Knights" (8:30 PM)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 vs. "Underrated" (8:30 PM)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 vs. "Pippen Ain't Easy" (7:30 PM)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 vs. "Jesus Shuttlesworth" (8:30 PM)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 vs. "Bouncers" (7:30 PM)

*** Playoffs ***
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - First Round
1st and 2nd Place receive a bye
3rd Place vs. 6th Place (7:30 PM)
4th Place vs. 5th Place (8:30 PM)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - Semi-Finals
1st Place vs. Winner of 4th vs. 5th (7:30 PM)
2nd Place vs. Winner of 3rd vs. 6th (8:30 PM)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - Finals
Semi-Final Winner vs. Semi-Final Winner (7:30 PM)

The King's College Scrimmage Recap

November 30th, 2010
Max's Auerbachers returned to action in a scrimmage against The King's College club basketball team. The Auerbachers managed to win with only 6 players - Max Margulis, Eric Olsen, King Pommells, Therron Scott, Patrick James and his friend, Reed Morgan (a former guard at Tufts University). The final score was 81-65. There were no referees or an official scorekeeper.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Summer 2010 Recap

Max's Auerbachers were at it again, looking to win back-to-back summer league championships. They decided to join the Basketball City B-Division on Tuesday nights. Six members returned from the Summer 2009 roster (Therron Scott, Nikola Djurdjevic, Dale Johnson, Patrick James, Nelson Jimenez and Darryl Harvey, Jr.) and were joined by Mike Viola and Eric Olsen along with fill-ins King Pommells (who contributed 10 points in his only game - a win against DB-Blazers that helped Max's Auerbachers clinch a playoff berth), Ben Leavitt and Quraan Davis.
However, the team finished 6-4 after a 2-3 start and lost in the semi-finals to the undefeated eventual champions, Fast Break King.

*** Roster ***
1 - Therron Scott - F
2 - Nikola Djurdjevic - F/C
6 - Dale Johnson - G
9 - Patrick James - G/F
10 - Nelson Jimenez - G
12 - Eric Olsen - G
14 - Darryl Harvey, Jr. - G/F
15 - Mike Viola - F/C
20 - Ben Leavitt - G/F
22 - Quraan Davis - F/C
N/A - King Pommells - G

Summer 2010 Basketball City B-Division Schedule/Results:
*** Regular Season ***
Tuesday, July 6th versus ESPN the Magazine
W, 57-46
Tuesday, July 13th versus Off Constantly
L, 49-36
Tuesday, July 20th versus Appnexus
W, 57-35
Tuesday, July 27th versus AXA-Hot
L, 57-54
Tuesday, August 3rd versus Fast Break King
L, 64-61 (OT)
Tuesday, August 10th versus Frommer Lawrence
W, 54-41
Tuesday, August 17th versus Silverado
W, 51-38
Thursday, August 26th versus DB-Blazers
W, 54-45
*** Playoffs ***
Tuesday, August 31st versus Fiddlers (first round)
W, 52-51 (OT)
Thursday, September 2nd versus Fast Break King (semi-finals)
L, 67-54

Summer 2009 Recap

After founding and running Hofstra Club Basketball during their inaugural season of operation, Max Margulis decided to start a team in the Summer 2009 92nd Street Y B-Division. The squad would be known as Max's Auerbachers, but the roster was comprised of many players who competed against the team at Hofstra in Intramural 5v5 Basketball at the Recreation Center.
Max's Auerbachers finished 7-3, clinched the #2 seed and a first round playoff bye en route to winning the championship. In the title game, Max's Auerbachers beat the undefeated and established 92nd Street Y B-Division veterans, Eric K - Carolina Blue, in overtime by a final score of 46-40.

Roster (in numerical order):
1 - Patrick James - G/F
2 - Therron Scott - F
3 - Dale Johnson - G
4 - Mike Berrouet - F
5 - Ariel Bautista - F/C
10 - Nelson Jimenez - G
11 - Rafael Benoit - G
12 - Marek Chmielowiec - G/F
13 - Nikola Djurdjevic - F/C
14 - Darryl Harvey, Jr. - G/F

Summer 2009 92nd Street Y B-Division Schedule/Results:
*** Regular Season ***
Wednesday, June 10th versus #2 Eric K - Carolina Blue
L, 55-40
Wednesday, June 17th versus #1 Samlyn Capitals - Red
W, 49-38
Wednesday, June 24th versus #4 Lerone V - Navy
W, 43-35
Wednesday, July 8th versus #5 George S - Orange
L, 59-56
Wednesday, July 15th versus #3 Jordan S - Green
W, 54-45
Wednesday, July 22nd versus #1 Samlyn Capitals - Red
W, 48-42
Wednesday, July 29th versus #4 Lerone V - Navy
L, 50-48 (OT)
Wednesday, August 5th versus #5 George S - Orange
W, 61-54
*** Playoffs ***
Wednesday, August 19th versus #4 Lerone V- Navy (semi-finals)
W, 61-47
Tuesday, August 25th versus #2 Eric K - Carolina Blue (championship game)
W, 46-40 (OT)

Photo credit: Alexander Margulis
Summer 2009 92Y B-Division
Photo credit: Alexander Margulis

Monday, February 14, 2011

Fall 2008 Recap

Max's Auerbachers finally broke through and won the Fall 2008 Hofstra Intramural 5v5 Basketball Championship with an 8-0 record. The team was comprised of many returners (Anthony Vitolo, Ben Leavitt, Ethan Ruda, and Jose Amor) along with quite a few new members (Mike Viola, Eric Olsen, Rafael Benoit, Mike Berrouet, Sabbir Liakat and Jack Swanson). Viola and Olsen were members of the Fall 2007 Hofstra Intramural 5v5 Basketball Champions, United Nations, and decided to join Max's Auerbachers in search of back-to-back titles.
Head Coach, Max Margulis, appeared in five games during the season and scored a career high of 8 points, averaging 1.6 PPG.

Fall 2008 Hofstra Intramural 5v5 Basketball Schedule/Results:
*** Regular Season ***
Thursday, September 25th versus Lightning
W, 59-40
Thursday October 2nd versus The Aces
W, 65-37
Thursday, October 23rd versus We Real
W, Forfeit
Thursday, October 30th versus Basketball Awesomeness
W, 47-30
*** Playoffs ***
Tuesday, November 11th versus Team Windex (first round)
W, 44-32
Thursday, November 13th versus Basketball Awesomeness (quarterfinals)
W, 64-46
Tuesday, November 18th versus We Da Best (semifinals)
W, 66-52
Thursday, November 20th versus Outkast (championship game)
W, 45-34
Max's Auerbachers celebrating their first championship!
Watch the full celebration here:

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Fall 2007 Recap

In Spring 2007, Margulis changed the name of his team to Max's Auerbachers (in honor of the late Boston Celtics legend, Arnold "Red" Auerbach) and competed in Hofstra Intramural 3v3 Basketball with Kaheem Evans and Edore Ohimor to improve their game. During that semester, the team acquired Ben "Maine" Leavitt (who later became the sixth man for the Fall 2007 squad). With many others filling in from time to time, Max's Auerbachers finished 7-3 and came up short in the first round of the Hofstra Intramural 3v3 Basketball playoffs.

Immediately following the Spring 2007 semester, Margulis made an offer to Anthony "Bogut" Vitolo, who accepted on September 11th, 2007. That very night at the Recreation Center, following the announcement of Vitolo joining Max's Auerbachers (along with Ohimor and Leavitt already on the roster) Jose Amor and Ethan Ruda agreed to return while Gary Chiang and Mike Shtifter were also added. Through Chiang's connections, Ian Van Doren and freshman forward, Fernando Signorelli, were also added to what became a crowded, but extremely talent roster. Kaheem Evans also returned to the team and appeared in a few games.
Max's Auerbachers finished 5-2 overall, with both losses coming against the eventual champions, United Nations. However, the team did end a long winning streak for the defending champion, Yung Gunz, in the semi-finals en route to reaching the championship game for the first time at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex.

November 15, 2007 - Hofstra Intramural 5v5 Basketball Championship Game
Photo taken of both teams, United Nations and Max's Auerbachers, before tip-off

Fall 2007 Hofstra Intramural 5v5 Basketball Schedule/Results:
*** Regular Season ***
Monday, October 22nd versus Fresh to Death
W, 36-34
Monday, October 29th versus DSP
W, Forfeit
Monday, November 5th versus United Nations
L, 68-50
Wednesday, November 7th versus The Shottas
W, 58-45
*** Playoffs ***
Tuesday, November 13th versus Fresh to Death
W, 50-48 (first round)
Wednesday, November 14th versus Yung Gunz
W, 53-44 (semi-finals)
Thursday, November 15th versus United Nations
L, 54-42 (championship game)

The Fall 2007 Hofstra Intramural 5v5 Basketball Champions, United Nations, featured five seniors (Dominic Miller, Joe Pena, Collis Spann, Andrew Graham and Matthew Cory Alfin) along with two future members of Max's Auerbachers (Eric Olsen and Mike Viola).

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fall 2006 Recap

Operating under the name "Max's Team", the following players contributed to a 6-3 record in the Fall 2006 Hofstra Intramural 5v5 Basketball League:

Alex Wolf - G/F
Edore Ohimor - F/C
Ethan Ruda - G
James Dowdell - G
Jose Amor - G
Kaheem Evans - G
Mickey Tempone - F
Mike Leslie - F
Mike Shtifter - G
Terry Henderson - F/C
Max Margulis - Coach

Max's Team began play in September 2006 after Max Margulis assembled a roster by being outgoing, talking to people randomly, putting up flyers around campus and spending time at the Recreation Center. The team was led by former Division III star, Terry Henderson (Colby-Sawyer) and featured five freshmen (starters Edore Ohimor, Ethan Ruda and Jose Amor plus role players Mickey Tempone and Kaheem Evans). Junior guard, Alex Wolf, was a key contributor as well along with a couple of fill-ins (James Dowdell, Mike Shtifter and Mike Leslie).

Max's Team won a first round playoff game and advanced to the semi-finals, where they lost to the eventual champion, Yung Gunz, who were led by Darryl Harvey Jr., Therron Scott, Chakiris McBrown, Matt Latham, Azal Ahmed, Daniel Phillips, Andrew Graham, Joe Pena, Otis Scerbo, Nelson Suero and Trevaughn Greene.

Final roster spot filled for McBurney YMCA Adult Basketball League

Max's All Stars have added guard, Kevin Cheddie, to the roster - filling the 10th and final open spot. Cheddie has been a member of Hofstra Club Basketball since 2008 and previously played for St. Francis Preparatory School.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Max's All Stars to compete in the McBurney YMCA Winter/Spring Adult Basketball League

Max's All Stars will begin competing in the McBurney YMCA on Tuesday, February 15th in preparation for their first game a week later on the 22nd.
According to their website (link: "This league is for men and women ages 18 and over who wish to compete in competitive play. This organized league will hold its games on Tuesday evenings. Players must sign up as a team, rosters limited to 10 members. Each player will receive a team shirt and the first place team will receive trophies. NCAA rules apply."

As of right now, Max's All Stars have nine players on the roster:
Daniel Phillips - F/C
Darryl Harvey, Jr. - G/F
Eric Olsen - G
King Pommells - G
Mike Viola - F
Nikola Djurdjevic - F/C
Patrick James - G/F
Reed Morgan - G
Therron Scott - F

Head coach, Max Margulis, is evaluating a few candidates for the tenth and final open roster spot.

Max's All Stars get an official team blog

Max's All Stars have started a blog as another means of spreading the word! Game recaps and all news related to the team will be posted here. Interviews with current and former team members will be conducted as well.
The main reason for this blog is to preserve the history of a team.