2017-18 Chicago Hoops – Playoffs Week 5 (April 22)

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Updated: April 27, 2018

16 teams came together on Sunday, October 15th, 2017 to start the 2017-18 The CHI Hoops basketball season and on Sunday, April 29th, 2018 we are down to our final 2! What a crazy Sunday. We had 6 teams still competing this past Sunday and most of them had to play multiple games for a chance to play on Championship Sunday! Unfortunately for 4 of them, their seasons came to an end on Sunday night. For our Final 2 teams still standing, #6 Team Hampton and #9 Team Maione, they were able to dig deep and find a way to make it through the gauntlet of games this past Sunday and will now compete coming up on Sunday night for the right to call themselves 2017-18 Champs! #6 Team Hampton went 3-0 on Sunday and are now just 1 win away from that coveted title. #9 Team Maione lost their first game on Sunday to #6 Team Hampton but would end up winning their next two do-or-die games and now set themselves up with a rematch against #6 Team Hampton coming up on Sunday night. #9 Team Maione will need to win back-to-back games on Sunday night against #6 Team Hampton if they want to carry that title back home with them. We’ll preview the game(s) below. It all comes down to this!

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All Stars

As a reminder the Starters were chosen by the Players during the VOTE over the past month. The Reserves were named by the League Office. A special Congrats goes out to League MVP Sterling Williams! Sterling, deservedly so, received the most Votes from the Players.

 

All Star Starters (Voted on by League’s Players, Alphabetical Order)

*MVP* Sterling Williams – Team Hanessian
Adam Gwardys – Team Harlander
Adam Jones – Team Purimetla
Bryant Orange – Team Hampton
Calvin Kang – Team Harlander
Chris Wroblewski – Team Maione
Connor Grotton – Team Harlander
Dante Logan – Team McNichols
Dylan Kremer – Team Massie
Gilles Jones – Team Jones
Marin Kukoc – Team Reisner
Scott Campbell – Team Lalez

 

All Star Reserves (Voted on by League Office, Alphabetical Order)

Ademilola Jr. Adekoya – Team Harlander
Andrew Marks – Team Reisner
Brock Massie – Team Massie
Courtney Griffin – Team Dean
Dave Altman – Team James
Dylan Richter – Team Maione
Eric Handrich – Team Harris
Jermaine Johnson – Team Schwartz
Jesse Pollans – Team Max
Joe Kozak – Team McNichols
Michael Halusek – Team Hanessian
Randall Hampton – Team Hampton
Rodney Clark – Team Malvin
Tim Brennen – Team Massie
Tredrick Dean – Team Dean

 

Championship Preview

REMINDER – The Playoffs are a Triple Elimination Tournament with the #11 thru #16 Seeds starting the Playoffs with 1-loss already assigned to them.

 

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME PREVIEW:

#6 Team Hampton (Crystal Lake CDJ) vs. #9 Team Maione (The Bucket List)

If #6 Team Hampton wins the game at 4PM, they will be the 2017-18 The CHI Hoops Champions!
If #9 Team Maione wins the game at 4PM, we will need to play once again at 5PM to determine our 2017-18 The CHI Hoops Champions!

#6 Team Hampton started the 2017-18 The CHI Hoops playoffs as the overall #6 seed and were seeded in the top-half (zero-losses) of the bracket. They were pitted against #3 Team Hanessian on opening night of the playoffs. #6 Team Hampton ended up going down to #3 Team Hanessian that evening and immediately fell to the middle-half (1-loss) of the bracket with that loss. Since that opening night playoff loss, #6 Team Hampton has now ripped off 7 wins in a row and find themselves in the Championship game with only 1 loss attributed to them! This past Sunday, #6 Team Hampton did what no one else thought they could do, win back-to-back games against #3 Team Hanessian after taking down #9 Team Maione in their first game of the day. Unbelievable! In their opening game against #9 Team Maione of Sunday night, Bryant Orange supplied 35 points (16-20 FG), 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Mr. Orange stared potentially moving down to the elimination half of the bracket and ultimately prevailed. The perennial All-Star lived up to every bit of stellar reputation by pouring in almost half of his team’s points. Both Orange’s scoring and rebounding numbers served as playoff highs, and he’ll likely be pressed into a similar level of massive usage when #6 Team Hampton attempts to clinch the 2017-18 crown on Sunday night. With this massive victory in their rearview mirror, #6 Team Hampton would immediately have to suit back up and play against the team that knocked them off on opening night of the playoffs, #3 Team Hanessian. By the final score of 74-50, #6 Team Hampton recorded a massive victory to stay along the middle-half (1 loss) of the bracket. Mitchell Bouie led the charge in this game with 18 points, while Corey Hutchinson and Bryant Orange combined for 30 points of their own to seal this victory. #6 Team Hampton handed #3 Team Hanessian their first loss of the postseason here and pushed them down to the middle-half (1-loss) of the bracket. With this victory for #3 Team Hampton and the loss for #3 Team Hanessian, both squads were now in the middle-half of the bracket and would need to play once again on Sunday night to send the winner into Championship Sunday. By the final score of 72-67, Team Hampton did the unthinkable and won their third game in a row on Sunday night and punched their ticket into the Championship game coming up on Sunday! The loss also pushed #3 Team Hanessian down into the bottom-half (2-losses) of the bracket. Bryant Orange once again paced this squad in this one with 16 points while Captain Randall Hampton and Joshua Davis both poured in 14 points apiece. Every one of these guys will need to produce on Sunday night in the Championship game if they want to secure that coveted title. Should #6 Team Hampton lose against #9 Team Maione coming up on Sunday, these two squads will need to turn back around and play again to determine our 2017-18 The CHI Hoops Champs!

 

#9 Team Maione came into the 2017-18 postseason as the #9 overall seed and were seeded in the top-half (zero losses) of the bracket. They had won their first three playoff games and seemed to be on a major roll. They then ran into a super-hot #3 Team Hanessian squad in their fourth game of this postseason and lost by almost 30 points. The loss pushed them down to the middle half (1-loss) of the bracket and setup a matchup against #6 Team Hampton on Sunday night. By the final score of 83-74, Team Maione dropped their second consecutive postseason game and were pushed down into the bottom half (2-losses) of the bracket with an elimination game up next. Andy Timson and Chris Wroblewski had very nice games in their loss to #6 Team Hampton, posting 18 points and 16 points respectively. Unfortunately for #9 Team Maione, it just wasn’t enough to get past a determined #6 Team Hampton squad. With this loss, #9 Team Maione dropped down to elimination territory and had to play #1 Team McNichols in a do-or-die game. By the final score of 87-72, Team Maione came out on fire and shocked the overall #1 seed! Blake led the way in this one, pouring in 18 points while grabbing 9 boards and dishing out 4 assists. Chris Wroblewski had another solid game, tallying 14 points to go along with 4 rebounds. Andy Timson, Dylan Richter and Bradley Deutsch all reached double digit points in this one to help shock the #1 seed and send them home early. With this fantastic win in their back pockets, #9 Team Maione needed to suit up one more time on Sunday in another do-or-die game against the team that knocked them off in the top half (zero-losses) of the bracket, #3 Team Hanessian. In what was both teams third game of the evening, #9 Team Maione pulled off their second straight shocker on Sunday night and exacted some major revenge against #3 Team Hanessian, beating them by a final score of 92-54. The win secured a spot in the championship game coming up on Sunday night for #9 Team Maione, while the loss for #3 Team Hanessian was their third straight on Sunday night and ended their amazing season. Kevin Stineman and Dylan Richter were a two-headed horse in this massive victory as they combined to score 42 of the teams 92 total points. Kevin Stineman struggled a little bit from the field in this one, but still finished with the team high and was the only player besides Dylan Richter to tally more than 20 points in this contest. #9 Team Maione will need every one of their guys to step up on Sunday night in the Championship game if they want to secure that coveted title. #9 Team Maione will need to win back-to-back games coming up on Sunday night against #6 Team Hampton to secure the 2017-18 The CHI Hoops Crown!

 

ELIMINATED TEAMS: THANK YOU ALL FOR PLAYING!

#1 Team McNichols (Chipotle)
#2 Team Harlander (SLA Insurance)
#3 Team Hanessian (CEA Study Abroad)
#4 Team Massie (Theory)
#5 Team Reisner (Chicago Trolley)
#7 Team Lalez (Hakimian Imports)
#8 Team Schwartz (StudentCity)
#10 Team Purimetla (Biaggi’s)
#11 Team Dean (Live Clean CHI)
#12 Team Malvin (Dr. Jacob D.D.S.)
#13 Team Max (Southview Athletics)
#14 Team Jones (Rockin’ Refuel)
#15 Team Harris (Schweitzer Title)
#16 Team James (Stanley’s Kitchen)

 

Good luck to our two remaining teams on Sunday!

-Marko