Sunday, September 28, 2014

Career Milestones Outlook

After completing final career statistics up to and including the Human Highlight Reels season, there are a few players with a few milestones that have been made and will be looking to make this upcoming season.

Note: The totals for the first two games of the Grand MaMa's season has not been included.

Brandon Hunter
  • Eclipsed 1000 career three-pointers attempted
  • Needs only 100 points to total 2000 for his career
  • Needs only 9 games to total 100 for his career
  • Closing in on 1000 career rebounds with 702 (had 219 last season)

Jason Hunter
  • Closing in on 1000 total shots for his career (909)
  • Needs 9 more free throws to total 100 for his career
  • Needs 98 more points to total 1000 for his career
  • Will likely total more than 500 field goals (436) and three-point attempts (473) after this season

Andy Kempf
  • Needs 82 more field goal attempts to reach 500
  • Only 48 shot attempts from reaching 500 for his career
  • Needs 22 more free throws to reach 100 for his career
  • 78 points away from 500 total
  • Closing in on the career 1000 rebounds mark with 745 (he totaled over 300 last season)

Kerry Hunter
  • 39 shot attempts away from 500 total for his career
  • Needs only 23 rebounds for reach 500 for his career

Kyle Komer
  • Needs 29 points to total 500 for his career

Organizational Statistics
  • 91 total games played
  • FG - 1393/3229 - 43%
  • 3P - 666/2167 - 31%
  • Total - 2059/5396 - 38%
  • FT - 601/960 - 63% (only 40 more to total 1000 team career free throws)
  • 5412 points - 59.5 points per game
  • 3089 rebounds - 33.9 rebounds per game
We will keep you updated on when and where career statistics are surpassed.

The team will take on Long Shots this coming Monday at 7:20.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Grand MaMa's Filling Out Roster, Fall to 0-2

The Grand MaMa's started out on the right foot even before the game started.

Being able to dress more than 5 guys has been an issue for the team throughout their years, no matter what the name.  On this night however, 6 guys would give it a go.

Newly acquired Kevin Morgan made his debut for the MaMa's, scoring 4 points and grabbing 5 rebounds.

The team is still moving forward with identifying a team chemistry.  Having 8-10 guys on the roster, though rarely suiting them all up at once, has the team working on team chemistry night in and night out.

Still unavailable for this past Mondays 57-67 loss to Coke Boys include Kyle Komer, Justin Woo, Brent Hunter, and Kerry Hunter.

As for the contest, both Brandon and Jason Hunter led the team with 16 points a piece and Matt Eberwein (6 points) led the team with 8 rebounds.  Though the team could only muster 23 total rebounds on the night as the Coke Boys athleticism and height proved to be too much for the Grand MaMa's.

The team shot fairly well from three, hitting on 39% (11/28) of their attempts from long range; Chuck Caldwell was 75% from there (3/4).  Yet the team only shot 40% inside the arc and struggled to find any space inside as every shot was contested by the length of the Coke Boys big men.  The Grand MaMa's shot 40% (21/53) total for the game.

The good guys will look forward to next Monday in search for their first win of the shortened fall season.

Time of the game was not available at the time of this writing.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Season Preview - Grand MaMa's Fall in Fall Season Opener

Another new season; another new outfit; another new team; same goal.

The new-look Grand MaMa's have their sights set on a championship run this coming Winter.  A goal that has been part of the organization since their inaugural season a mere 5 years ago.

Many of the same faces are back from a year ago and years past, along with some new arrivals.

Brandon Hunter, who leads the organization in scoring (21.2) is back after leading the team in scoring   (20.4 ppg) and field goal percentage (49%) last winter.

Jason Hunter (10.4 ppg), Andy Kempf (11.9 rpg), Chuck Caldwell (8.2 ppg), Kyle Komer (8.5 ppg), and Justin Woo (6 ppg) also return for the Grand MaMa's.

Big man Kerry Hunter has moved farther away from seeing the floor, though has not escaped it entirely.  The veteran center has transitioned to a "player-coach" role this season, which gives Hunter the option to only play when needed.  He averaged just over 6 points and nearly 6 rebounds last season in 13 games.

Two new faces you will see this season include Matt Eberwein and Kevin Morgan.  Both join the GMM's after not playing in the Brunswick Men's Rec League last season and look to not only bring height, but athleticism, another scoring punch, and toughness to a team that needs a little of it all.

Check back here weekly as the Fall Season is getting underway.  The Grand MaMa's organization will use this season as a team-building couple of months to prepare themselves for another championship run this winter.


Grand MaMa's Come Up Short in Fall Opener

A too familiar occurrence happened this past Monday night for the new-look Grand MaMa's; they only had 5 guys to dress in their 55-67 loss to Paninis.

With Kyle Komer (undisclosed), Kevin Morgan (illness), Kerry Hunter (back), and Justin Woo (not available for the fall season) not able to go the GMM's set out against a larger, more athletic Paninis with no subs and a new face to build into their team chemistry.

Matt Eberwein showed that he will be a valuable part of this organization down the road as he totaled a near double-double with 11 points and 8 rebounds in his first contest for the teal and purple (though the new team jerseys are not available as of yet, the team went with last years red and yellow attire), shooting 50% from the floor.

Brandon Hunter led the team with 19 points, Jason Hunter followed with 18, but the two combined to only shoot 7 of 24 from beyond the arc (29%).  Andy Kempf (4 points, 6 rebounds) and Chuck Caldwell (3 points, 6 rebounds) could only muster so much as Paninis rotated players in and out all evening.

The Grand MaMa's closed the gap to within 10 late in the second half after trailing by more than 20 early on, but could get no closer as the speed and athleticism of the opposition just proved to be too much.

The Grand MaMa's will look to bounce back next Monday.  The time of the game has yet to be disclosed at the time of this article.