Vinsanity’s Weekly Stat Wrap-up (Games from Sunday 11/11)
Captain Jason Leong of Got 'Em (AAA-P, but should probably be in AAA-E) wrote me to let me know that his player Eric Pang was erroneously mistaken for Eddy Pak in a previous installment of S&W. Sorry Eddy...I mean Eric. Hopefully this kinda thing won't happen again.
BRICKING AIN'T EASY...OR IS IT?
Among the dazzling performances of the weekend, some teams simply stunk it up shooting-wise. And I'm talking about not being able to buy a basket, period.
Take for example, the Mid-Majors (AAA-V). In their matchup against SFFD, they managed to put up only 27 total points...in the entire game. Keep in mind that this game was a 5 on 5 matchup and they probably ran out of gas, but as evidenced in the AI column, players elsewhere were dropping 27 by themselves. Derek Mune had 11/4/3/stl but shot 3/15 (20% FG). Fabian Torrico almost posted a double-double with 9 and 10 but shot 3/14 (21% FG). Finally, Blake Sasaki had 4 and 5 but only managed to sink 2/17 (12% FG). The trio combined to shoot a wince-worthy 8/46 (17% FG)...yikes!
In other action (can it be called that?), the Wolverines (REC) were involved in a debacle of their own, mustering up a mere 19 points in a loss to Full Tilt. Henry Nghe posted 7/2/stl but went 3/12 (25% FG)...Long Tran's only made shot was a 3 (1/10, 10% FG)...and ever-dependable hustle-horse Kris Neri had a very uncharacteristic game, posting 3 and 9 while going 1/13 (.07% FG) from the field. Team shooting percentages? Try 5/35 (14% FG).
These games were just aberrations, right guys? Right?!?!
[EDITOR'S NOTE: That's a lot of detail for some ugly games! Just goes to show you. You can have the game of the week or you can have a game you'd otherwise forget. Either one can end up on Swishes & Bricks!]
QUICK HITS FROM 11/11
Anthony Hernandez (Bomb Squad, AL-E) -- 19/9/2/stl
Rob Cuenca (Bomb Squad, AL-E) -- 15/4/stl
Deandre Smith (The Yay, AL-E) -- 19/2/1/2
Yih-Wei Chien (Game Time, NL) -- 17/8/1/1/2
Ken Wan (Game Time, NL) -- 6/11/1/1
Dave Peng (Game Time, NL) -- 11/4/4/3/2
Will Wagner (Wildcatz, NL) -- 12/9/2
Taraz Lee (Wildcatz, NL) -- 14/6/3/3/2
Josh Tsutsui (SJ Kidz, NL) -- 14/7/2/3
Jacob Logan (SJ Kidz, NL) -- 16/10/ast
Barry Lee (MoneyTree, NL) -- 14/6/1/2 (6/13 FG)
Michael Lee (Rayguns Reborn, NL) -- 19/5/2/1/2
Mason Chin (Beast, AAA-6) -- 13/9/1/2
Skyler Barton (Beast, AAA-6) -- 14/10/3/2
Jordan Davis (PDST, AAA-6) -- 11/7/4 stl
Vaz San (Angkorwattz, AAA-6) -- 15/11/stl
Burton Ng (SJ Assassins, REC) -- 6/11/1/3 stl
Mark Choi (John Hsu, REC) -- 13/4/3
Jason Bendebel (Boondocks, AAA-P) -- 19/5/ast/stl
Rich Twu (L'Unis, REC) -- 13/6/2
Nic Duy Vu (Genins, REC) -- 21/4/3
Chris Tsutsui (Ballaz By Law, AL-P) -- 19/7/3/2
David Tsao (Gunners, AAA-P) -- 15/9/1/2/1
Cam Brokaw (Gunners, AAA-P) -- 13/6/1/4 stl
Nate Taay (ZerOne, AAA-P) -- 14/6/4
Daryl Rusgal (ZerOne, AAA-P) -- 21/5/2/2
Charles Sachkar (ZerOne, AAA-P) -- 10/7/4/3
Sho Yamazaki (Triple Threat, AAA-E) -- 21/7/3/4
Chris Chew (Triple Threat, AAA-E) -- 16/5/3/2
Vince Morales (SF Lions, AAA-E) -- 13/11/2
Allan Kwong (Raptors, AAA-6) -- 13/8/5/blk
Thien Nguyen (Raptors, AAA-6) -- 15/8/ast
Paul Nguyen (BBOF, AAA-6) -- 13/5/4
Fouad Elian (BBOF, AAA-6) -- 11/5/3/stl
Willie Yee (WWWD, REC) -- 15/11/3 stl
Kao Ying (Sqad Up, AAA-6) -- 20/11/1/2
Brian Saelee (Sqad Up, AAA-6) -- 12 (4/11 3PT)
Jeff Chan (Ryusei, AAA-V) -- 17/2/ast
Mike Glass (RODM, AAA-V) -- 19/9
Joel Rubin (Ballaticians, AAA-P) -- 15/6/ast/stl
George Morris (Ballaticians, AAA-P) -- 11/8/1/4/blk
Edwin Pineda (Smokey, AAA-6) -- 5/11/2
Somthy Muikvathuk (Young'n, AAA-6) -- 19/5/2/stl
TJ ? (Young'n, AAA-6) -- 18/8/stl
Markel Robinson (Sitcom, AAA-6) -- 17/11/ast
Alvin Lin (Frisco Super Chronic, AL-P) -- 22/6
Brandon Chu (123 Not It, REC) -- 17/4
Amit Jain (123 Not It, REC) -- 20/7
Ryan Cruz (SloJams, AAA-P) -- 15/7/2 stl/blk
Dennis Garcia (Got-Em, AAA-P) -- 13/8/4/stl
Jon Guerra (MaSarap, AAA-P) -- 10/4/4/stl
Jon Lee (WSBI, AAA-P) -- 14/12/2/2
Brent Natsume (WSBI, AAA-P) -- 20/7/2/2
Jay Magat (Bomb Squad, AAA-P) -- 22/9/stl
Steven Kham (Richmond Wolfpack, AAA-P) -- 11/8/3
V. Nompraseurt (Perpetrators, AAA-E) -- 12/6/stl
Alex Mao (Rising Stars, AAA-P) -- 19/3/ast/stl
Jerico Camasura (SFFA, REC) -- 22/6/2
Mervyn Ferrer (SFFA, REC) -- 15/6/4
Tristan Celedio (SFFA, REC) -- 20/3/2
Stuart Leung (SFFA, REC) -- 15/11/3/3
John Yi (Das Boot, AAA-V) -- 10/10/4 stl
Ross Lim (Up In Smoke, NL) -- 19/10/ast (didn't miss a shot in first 2 Q's)
Gerrick Ong (Up In Smoke, NL) -- 9/5/4
Mike Hoang (Elephants, AAA-P) -- 12/4/ast/3 stl
Mike Huang (Elephants, AAA-P) -- 12/11/3 stl
Andrew Lim (Frosh Tryouts, AAA-P) -- 18/10/2
1. Jay Pattugalan (Poorcats, AAA-V) -- Pattugalan made it RAIN on Das Boot's parade, stroking an insane 12/15 3-pointers (80%!!!) en route to 36 points, 7 boards, and 2 dimes. Madness!
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Funniest thing. Pattugalan insisted that I start the 4th quarter, but I was too dog tired to play (game time of 9pm was the result of one of those rare busy dreamleague days). I was definitely done. We only had 6 guys and I insisted back to Pattugalan that he play. Well, he went on to hit like 5 or 6 treys in the 4th quarter alone. Yes, I think he set the record for most 3-pointers in a dreamleague game -- at least based on my memory and with no idea if anything like this has happened in New York.]
2. Ryan Susanto (Game Time, NL) -- 34/6/1/1 on 4/7 3PT and 12/21 FG overall. Susanto seems to play the game so effortlessly even in the League's highest division. I don't think I've ever seen him break a sweat!
3. Adam Blightman (Ballaz By Law, AL-P) -- 17 by halftime en route to a beastly 33 points (13/23, 56% FG), 18 boards, 3 dimes, a steal, and a block.
4. Jolinko Lassiter (PDST, AAA-6) -- Lassiter is PDST's offense, plain and simple: 33 points (4/4 3PT), 4 boards, and a steal. Vinsanity Side Note #234: Lassiter reminds me of former UConn player Khalid El-Amin for some reason. Anyone remember that cat?
5. Mike Vu (Genins, REC) -- The other Vu brother makes his first appearance on this list with the game of his life: 30 pts. (15 alone in the 1st Q!), 5 boards, 4 dimes, and a steal. You know what else? Baller shot 13/26 (50% FG) from the field.
6. Angelo ? (Hotshots, NL) -- "Anonymous" Angelo was as accurate as can be en route to his 29/2/1/4. He shot 5/8 from deep and 11/14 overall. Yo Angelo...ID thyself!
7. Jerry Sims (The Yay, AL-E) -- "Sims City" dropped 29 (4/11 3PT, 13/28 FG), had 5 boards, 3 dimes, and 2 steals.
8. Sohrab Alem (Rising Stars, AAA-P) -- 28 (13 by the half!)/13/2 stl.
9. ? Thomas (Purefoods, AL-P) -- 28/10/4/4...5/9 3PT, 11/16 FG overall.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: That's Enrico Thomas. Now, I know captain Markjayson Sapinoso doesn't go online much, so someone on Purefoods please tell him to write both first and last names on the scoresheet!!!]
10. Rome Olimpiada (Bomb Squad, AL-E) -- As the saying goes, "when in Rome...throw down 27 points (4/8 3PT, 9/17 FG), pull down 7 boards, have 2 dimes, and a steal." Or something like that.
11. Gareth Lee (Got-Em, AAA-P) -- 27/3/stl...5 made 3's, accurate-as-hell 11/16 (69% FG) overall.
12. Mike Reding (Wildcatz, NL) -- 26/5/1/1/1...4/10 3PT, 11/21 FG overall.
13. Somchit Phol (Angkorwattz, AAA-6) -- Phol was a scoring machine, pouring in 13 by halftime en route to 26 total points. Also grabbed a ridiculous 14 boards.
14. Tim Tully (SJ Kidz, NL) -- 26/13/1/1/1...10/18 FG.
15. Jon McClain (SF Lions, AAA-E) -- "Die Hard" was at it again, dumping in 17 of his eventual 25 by halftime. Also managed to pull down 11 boards, dish off an assist, and tack on 7 steals. Did I mention he shot 11/22 (50% FG)? This guy's talent and ability never cease to amaze me.
16. Torrent Lee (L'Unis, REC) -- Lee's torrent of buckets could not be stopped: 25/3/2/stl.
17. Sean Caiola (MoneyTree, NL) -- 24/3/ast (3/6 3PT).
1. Joe Chan (SFFD, AAA-V) -- OK, so SFFD's inside muscle and all-around nice guy finally broke out. Chan is usually good for 15 and 10, but he went nuts on the glass this game. Check it out: Chan had 18 points, 2 blocks, and a whopping 25 boards. Dude had 17 by halftime...monstrous!
2. Raj Edwards (L'Unis, REC) -- 9/17/2/3.
3. John Hsu (John Hsu, REC) -- The captain of the self-proclaimed team with the "most unoriginal name in Dream League" put up a line for the ages: 18/16/7/4. Could have been a J-Kiddster too huh?
4. Calvin Ma (Aball, AAA-P) -- OK, the 20/16/1/2 blk merits consideration. More amazing is the fact that Ma got these numbers from the guard spot.
5. Mark Scates (Rayguns Reborn, NL) -- Scates racked up 13 points by the half, but was possibly bottled up defensively after (scoring only 4 in the 3rd and 4th Q's). Still, he finished with an impressive 17 pts, 16 boards, 4 dimes, and 3 steals.
6. Dai Nguyen (Visual Basic, AAA-P) -- 14/15/2 stl/2 blk.
7. Derek Finney (MaSarap, AAA-P) -- 6/15/4 stl.
8. Dante Riley (Grey Goose, AAA-P) -- 12/14/2/stl.
9. Ken Wan (Poorcats, AAA-V) -- "Mr. Ice Cream Man" with the cool 7/14/stl/blk. Vinsanity Pondering #21345: Did Wan ever end up winning that Haagen-Daaz ice cream flavor contest or what? I know I voted for him!
[EDITOR'S NOTE: I think he came in 2nd or something. Ken, email Vinsanity your story and I'm sure he'll give an update in a future Swishes & Bricks -- well, assuming you do another Rodmanesque or something sometime.]
10. Chris Tenoso (Bomb Squad, AL-E) -- 13/13/5/2/blk.
11. Andy Kim (Boondocks, AAA-P) -- Kim makes the list for the second week in a row with this strong line: 15/13/3/stl/3.
12. Francis Diaz (Team Dynasty, AL-P) -- 21/13/3/stl.
SULTANS OF SWAT (New column!)
Celebrating the masters of the blocked shot.
1. RJ Flores (MaSarap, AAA-P) -- I wonder why the long and lanky Flores doesn't have more days like this: 14 points, 6 boards, 2 dimes, and a whopping 6 blocks.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: It is hereby proclaimed. RJ is the KG of the AAA. If you don't believe me, go watch him play. Alright, the intensity may not be on par (whose intensity could ever be on par with KG?), but dude, the body type, the reach, and where he likes to play on the court. RJ = KG.]
2. Freddie Kwong (Raptors, AAA-6) -- 18/13/3 stl/3 blk.
3. Billy Luu (Elephants, AAA-P) -- 10/12/3/2/3.
4. Mike Singh (Bomb Squad, AAA-P) -- Big Mike Singh with 12/12 and 3 blocks. I think you can just pencil him in for at least 2 if he plants himself in the post and waves his arms around.
5. Omar Brodrick (SF Lions, AAA-E) -- "O" shone on the defensive end in the Lions' gutty win vs. Triple Threat: 4 points, 8 boards, a dime, and 3 convincing blocks.
6. Jeremy Cristal (The Yay, AL-E) -- Any bets on what his favorite drink is? 9/10/2 stl/3 blk.
1. Sean Caiola (MoneyTree, NL) -- 9 points, 4 boards, and 7 dimes.
2. Jessie Gonzales (The Yay, AL-E) -- Well rounded line from "Uncle Jessie": 5 points, 5 boards, 7 dimes, and a steal.
3. Ryan Figueroa (Team Dynasty, AL-P) -- 7/6/6/5.
4. Joel Sales, Jr. (Hotshots, NL) -- Out-dished his pops who also made this list: 9 points, 5 boards, 6 dimes, and 2 steals. By the way, a big "thank you" to Eleanor Sales (Joel Jr.'s mom and surprise Swishes & Bricks reader) for confirming his age (18 as of August this year).
5. Joel Sales, Sr. (Hotshots, NL) -- Was outshone by Jr. in the assists dept., but still made a solid contribution: 11 pts., 3 boards, 5 dimes, and a block. You try putting these numbers up in the NL when you're 45 years old! Amazing, I know.
6. Rob Shintaku (Frisco Super Chronic, AL-P) -- Funny he didn't make the Bombers this week: 14/6/5/stl.
7. Dalbir Atwal (Ballaz By Law, AL-P) -- 6/7/5/stl.
8. Mike Reding (Rayguns Reborn, NL) -- 14/4/5.
9. John Kim (Young'n, AAA-6) -- Kim posted 9 points, 2 boards, and 5 dimes.
1. Kelvin Chu (John Hsu, REC) -- "Mr. Do-It-All," Chu posted 9 points, 12 boards, 4 dimes, 5 steals, and 4 blocks. Only blemish: his 4/14 (29% FG) shooting.
2. Quoc Huynh (Visual Basic, AAA-P) -- Just barely missed a trip-dub! 17/10/3/8 stl.
3. Nick Tom (SFFD, AAA-V) -- 13/10/6/stl.
4. Gene Cleghorn (MoneyTree, NL) -- Yo, honestly...this name is too weird to be correct. By the looks of the sheet, it looks like whoever wrote it in had doubts too. Anyways, the guy filled up the stat sheet, tallying up 16 points, 6 boards, 4 dimes, 5 steals, and 2 blocks.
5. Taraz Lee (2449 Squad, AL-P) -- 10/12/5/stl/4 blk.
6. Mike Nguyen (2449 Squad, AL-P) -- Joins Lee as second 2449 Squad baller to make the list this week: 12/9/5 stl/blk.
7. Dan Matsumara (MoneyTree, NL) -- 18/6/5. Apparently missed a crucial FT with 0:02 left on the clock (thanks Obscure Notes-keeping Statkeeper! Commish, is this you?).
[EDITOR'S NOTE: I think it was our Deputy Commish Ken Wan.]
8. David Santos (Pretenders, REC) -- 15 points, 7 boards, a dime, and 5 swipes.
9. Denzie Batulan (Visual Basic, AAA-P) -- Second Visual Basic player to make the list: 13/6/5/3 stl.
10. Ryan Reth (RODM, AAA-V) -- 13/5/5/4.
11. Jimmy Luu (Cali X-Press, AL-P) -- 16/6/4/stl.
12. Khalid Hasri (SF Lions, AAA-E) -- 6/6/6/4/blk. Vinsanity Ominous Side Note #32423: Am I the only one a bit freaked out by the combination of his numbers? *gulp*
[Jim Carrey: "And his stats add up to twenty-three!!! Six plus six plus six plus 4 is...oh, wait."]
1. Marcel Mangaliman (Morning Wood, AAA-6) -- Yow! 24 points on a perfect 7/7 from downtown. He's probably still on fire!
2. Vince Chooi (Up In Smoke, NL) -- The jitterbug Chooi must have used his fake-crossover to pull up to death in this game: 20 points (6/12 3PT), 2 boards, 5 dimes, and a steal.
3. Richard Liu (John Hsu, REC) -- 22/6/1/1/1 (4 made threes).
4. David Hui (Raptors, AAA-6) -- 16/4/ast/stl...4/9 (44% 3PT).
5. Boun Khamnouane (Elephants, AAA-P) -- 12/1/3/2 (4/10, 40% 3PT).
1. Khamtanh Vannouvong (WWWD, REC) -- 0/11. Nothing 700 made jumpers a day can't fix!
2. Will Hsia (Gunners, AAA-P) -- 0/7. At least he added 7 boards.
3. James Manalang (Bomb Squad, AL-E) -- Off day? Only 3 pts (1/9, 11% FG), 3 boards, 2 dimes, and a steal.
4. Mason Chin (Grey Goose, AAA-P) -- 4/13/ast on 2/11 (18% FG). I wonder if he was trying to bulk up his rebounding total by purposely missing and tipping it off the glass.
5. Matthew Breaux (SJ Assassins, REC) -- 7/4/4/blk merits All-Arounder consideration, but 3/14 (21% FG) ultimately lands him here.
6. Andy Hsieh (Smokin' Aces, AAA-6) -- 8/3/ast (3/14, 21% FG).
7. Jimmy Chen (RODM, AAA-V) -- 9/5/1/3, 3/14 (21% FG).
8. Jonny Canalin (Cali X-Press, AL-P) -- 9/6/ast/stl...3/12 (25% FG).
9. Tim Villarruz (Boondocks, AAA-P) -- 13 and 8 is deceiving: shot 5/17 (29% FG) from the field.
10. Chris Nguyen (BBOF, AAA-6) -- 10/3/ast/stl/blk, but shot 4/14 (29% FG).
11. Rod Campbell (Team Dynasty, AL-P) -- Another misleading line. Campbell had 21/8/4 steals but went 9/28 (32% FG)...not exactly the picture of efficiency.