Deatheasters face little resistance in first title run
Game of Deatheaters dominate in the title game everyone wanted to see
2K10 SUM "BLUE" LEAGUE FINALS MVP
G | Kash Miah (GOD) | 2nd season
^Game high *Team high
(2) Game of Deatheaters (6) B League At Best
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B League At Best
G. James Pts: 9 Reb: 3 Ast: 3 Stl: 3 Blk: 0
D. Blanch Pts: 11 Reb: 1 Ast: 2 Stl: 1 Blk: 1
B. O'Neill Pts: 7 Reb: 8 Ast: 2 Stl: 1 Blk: 1
T. Wright Pts: 6 Reb: 13 Ast: 1 Stl: 2 Blk: 1
K. Miah 24
D. Blanchette 11
B. O'Neill 8
T. Wright 13
G. James 3
D. Blanchette 2
T. Wright 2
[3 players] 1
INSIDE THE STATS
GOD (G) Kash Miah's 24 pts was a playoff career-high in the BLUE league. His 73% shooting was the best of any player scoring 20+ points in a championship game.
MLK HS, NYC -- This could have been the fairy tale finish for under-dogs B League At Best. Not only did they beat the odds by making the chip, they were facing their arch-nemesis in the final. Game of Deatheaters, a team that gave them so little credit at the beginning of the season, that the insult became BLB's calling card. They took it and made it their team name.
It was, however, not to be. The Besties had to play without their two leading scorers in (F) Pascal Dabel and (G) Karl Gusner, the latter making a legit bid to be Tourney MVP. Gusner had been lights out all post-season and surely would have made an impact in this game, not to mention Dabel's physicality and athleticism.
The result was basically a blowout from the 1st qtr on. After a solid opening period, BLB just couldn't keep pace with a GOD team that, to their credit, was focused in on winning this one early and allowing no let downs. GOD (F) Lamar Smith would not allow it. His killer instinct set in early and was contagious, particularly Chip MVP (G) Kash Miah, who dominated the 1st half offensively. BLB focused all their attention on stopping Miah from getting open shots just could not keep him in check. Miah used every trick in the book to find openings to shoot and he didn't hesitate.
Give plenty of credit to GOD's team defense as well. (C) Brian O'Neill, the league's best defensive big man, Smith, (G) Drew Chen and 2K11 SUM MVP (G) Garrett James swarmed BLB on defense and created easy buckets in transition. BLB stood in a bit of shell shock as Game started to run away with it. Only (G) Dennis Blanchette seemed to be unfazed. The under sized guard continued to attack the GOD paint and kept the game respectable, even sparking runs that almost turned into legitimate challenges to the deficit.
Almost was not enough. BLB rookie sensation, (G) Josh Coleman never got it going offensively and never seemed to find a groove, it was too much of an uphill climb to overcome. In the end, GOD did it much as they did all season. With great defense and opportunistic offense. And, based on this chip it never seemed to be in question. -- FBNYC