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).

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