Sunday, January 15, 2012

Final Fall 2011 NY Alumni Sports Statistics

Here are the final statistics from the Fall 2011 NY Alumni Sports Adult Basketball League (although they seem somewhat inaccurate):

Angel Gonzalez - 2 games played, 7.0 PPG, 2.0 RPG, 3.0 APG, 0.5 SPG, 0.0 BPG

Branden Gibson - 4 games played, 8.0 PPG, 2.25 RPG, 2.5 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.5 BPG

Corey Orgias - 7 games played, 16.3 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 1.7 APG, 1.14 SPG, 0.3 BPG

Jerrell Lewis - 1 game played, 29.0 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 0.0 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.0 BPG

John Simmons - 4 games played, 0.25 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 1.25 APG, 0.25 SPG, 0.25 BPG

Josiah Peay - 2 games played, 15.5 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 0.5 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.0 BPG

Kevin Major - 4 games played, 6.25 PPG, 1.0 RPG, 2.25 APG, 1.25 SPG, 0.5 BPG

Marvin Billups Jr - 3 games played, 24.7 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 2.0 APG, 3.0 SPG, 0.0 BPG

Mike Viola - 3 games played, 4.0 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 0.7 APG, 0.3 SPG, 0.0 BPG

Patrick James - 7 games played, 7.0 PPG, 4.86 RPG, 2.0 APG, 0.86 SPG, 0.57 BPG

Reed Morgan - 6 games played, 11.3 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 0.67 APG, 0.3 SPG, 0.0 BPG

Ronnie Worthen Jr - 4 games played, 10.75 PPG, 3.25 RPG, 1.25 APG, 0.5 SPG, 0.5 BPG

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Fall 2011 season ends with NY Alumni Sports playoff loss for Max's All Stars

Still drained after the 92Y Championship Game on Tuesday night, Max's All Stars lost to Hunter College by a final score of 75-70 in the NY Alumni Sports playoffs. With only six players, the team got tired and could not hang on to advance.

Here are the statistics:
Branden Gibson - 9 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block
Corey Orgias - 11 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 steal
John Simmons - 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Marvin Billups Jr - 31 points, 1 assist
Patrick James - 12 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block
Ronnie Worthen Jr - 7 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block

Max's All Stars finished the Fall 2011 season with a 10-10 overall record - winning their division and clinching the #2 seed in the NY Alumni Sports Adult Basketball League and reaching the 92Y Adult Basketball League A-Division Championship Game.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Max's All Stars receiving tons of support during playoff run

It should noted that Max's All Stars have received a lot of support going into the Fall 2011 92Y Adult Basketball League A-Division Championship Game last night and leading up to the NY Alumni Sports playoffs. Players have been inviting friends, family and girlfriends to games all season. Last night, they were instrumental in creating a home game atmosphere. Also, Lorenzo Cowell from Team #1 Eric F - Royal Blue and outgoing league director, Mike Gordon, were among a few in the 92Y Adult Basketball League community to wish the team good luck before the big game last night. Max's All Stars have become rather well known around the May Center for Health, Fitness & Sport, even picking up a few fans at aerobics alley. The team is greatly appreciative of and looking forward to continued support and success in the upcoming NY Alumni Sports playoffs and beyond.

Max's All Stars fall just short of winning 92Y championship in OT

Max's All Stars suffered a heartbreaking overtime loss in the Fall 2011 92Y Adult Basketball League A-Division Championship Game by a final score of 66-63 against Team #4 Brandon A - Red. There was a lot of questionable officiating and it seems as though the scorers table did not keep an accurate track of fouls, especially in the case of Corey Orgias who was definitely given an extra foul that never happened. It was a back and forth seesaw battle which saw Max's All Stars battle back from a 9-point second half deficit to take a 5-point lead in the final 2+ minutes. However, Team #4 would not go quietly and took the lead by two with 0.9 seconds remaining. After Team #4 missed a free throw, Branden Gibson grabbed the rebound and called timeout with Max's All Stars trailing 61-59. The clock wound down, but 0.3 seconds was put back on by the refs. Max's All Stars inbounded the ball to Marvin Billups Jr who tried to tip a shot in but was fouled. After much confusion, he went to the line and calmly sank both free throws in the clutch to tie things up. The refs put 0.1 seconds on the clock for Team #4, but it was not enough time and the game went to overtime where Billups would strike first to give Max's All Stars the lead by two. However, with the opportunity to go up by four points, Billups drove to the basket, went up with a shot and was pushed in the air, but no call was made. Team #4 would go on to tie the game and take the lead on FTs. Down by three with a few seconds to go, Max's All Stars could not get a shot off and the game ended.
Throughout the season, so many players contributed to the team - Angel Gonzalez (the man who calmed the offense down and improved the ball movement), Branden Gibson (the versatile veteran combo guard/forward), Corey Orgias (the emotional leader and go-to-guy), Eric Olsen (as a player and coach), Josiah Peay (who appeared in 9 games throughout the season), Kevin Major (who sank tons of clutch FTs), Marvin Billups Jr (who returned from Puerto Rico with a chip on his shoulder and performed like the professional he is), Mike Viola (with his inside/out game, worked his way back into shape and became an important contributor), Patrick James (with his shutdown defense, hustle and rebounding), Reed Morgan (who attacked the basket relentlessly) and Ronnie Worthen Jr (providing a big physical presence and working hard down low). Everyone worked hard to turn things around and reach the championship game. Max's All Stars finish the Fall 2011 92Y Adult Basketball League A-Division season with a 4-7 record (2-1 in the playoffs).
The Fall 2011 season is not over yet as Max's All Stars must now focus on the NY Alumni Sports Adult Basketball League playoffs where they won their division and clinched the #2 overall seed. The team will be without head coach, Max Margulis, for their second playoff run of the season. However, Eric Olsen will be counted on to take them home with his leadership skills and vast knowledge of the game. Anthony Hardison will be taking Flip video highlights of the games as well. Also, Jermaine Lewis rejoined the team for the last two 92Y playoff games and his help coaching the team was invaluable. He is a huge supporter of Max's All Stars and will be there with Eric Olsen to help lead the team in the NY Alumni Sports playoffs.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Max's All Stars win Fall 2011 NY Alumni Sports regular season finale

Max's All Stars defeated University of Arizona by a final score of 81-75 in their Fall 2011 NY Alumni Sports Adult Basketball League regular season finale. It was a sloppy game, but Max's All Stars used their size, strength and depth to pull out the victory.
Here are the statistics:
Branden Gibson - 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal
Corey Orgias - 12 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 block
John Simmons - 1 rebound, 1 assist
Kevin Major - 7 points, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 rebound, 1 block
Marvin Billups Jr - 25 points, 6 rebounds, 6 steals, 5 assists
Patrick James - 5 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block
Reed Morgan - 6 points, 3 rebounds
Ronnie Worthen Jr - 16 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Max's All Stars upset #1 seed in 92Y playoffs

Tonight in the Fall 2011 92Y Adult Basketball League A-Division playoffs, Max's All Stars (seven seed), upset Team #1 Eric F - Royal Blue (one seed) by a final score of 60-54. It was a total team effort from start to finish. Max's All Stars were in control in the first half, going up 26-21 until the opposition went on a 10-0 run to take a five-point halftime lead. However, Marvin Billups Jr scored the first five points of the second half to tie things up and Max's All Stars kept the intensity up en route to victory. The team improved at the free throw line, helping close things out late. Corey Orgias, Branden Gibson, Kevin Major, Angel Gonzalez and Patrick James (who played suffocating defense throughout the game) all hit clutch free throws in the second half. Ronnie Worthen Jr, Reed Morgan, Mike Viola and Eric Olsen also made solid contributions to the big win.
It was hard fought, but Max's All Stars persevered - winning their fifth straight game and advancing to the championship on January 10th.