Monday, December 15, 2014

GrandMaMa's Move Winning Streak to 4

After their recent 73-39 victory this past Sunday, the GrandMaMa's have moved to 3-0 in the winter season.

The MaMa's are off to great start offensively, averaging 63.5 points per game and shooting 45% from the floor.  Even more shocking are their capabilities from beyond the arc.  Before the beginning of this season, the organization had never shot better than 35% from three point range through an entire season.  Though only having a small sample to work with, the 41% three point percentage is a welcomed addition to the offensive side of the ball.  The team is shooting 47% from inside the arc, which, if continued, would be their third best two point field goal percentage in organizational history.

On the individual side, Brandon Hunter is leading the team with 17.8 points per game while shooting 49% from the floor.  Not far behind is Kevin Morgan, who has come on strong this winter, averaging 17 points, six rebounds per game, and shooting 44% from the field.

Not to be understated, the defensive side of the ball is also performing at a top rate.  The team is only giving up around 42 points per game (41.6).  The defensive efficiency, along with the offensive output, has given the GrandMaMa's victories of 34, 34, and 16 points during the regular season this winter.

New addition Pat Cripple has fit right back into the system seamlessly.  In his second game as part of the GrandMaMa's against Vitamix December 7th, Crip scored 10 points, shot 50% from the floor, grabbed 5 rebounds, and created opportunity for the offense by creating turnovers on the defensive side of the ball.  He is averaging six points on 46% shooting in his two games this season.

Back to recent action.

As stated earlier, the 73-39 victory against Tune Squad, tied their largest victory of the year of 34 points.  Brandon Hunter (24 points) and Kevin Morgan (16) and Brent Hunter (20) all scored in double figures and combined to shoot 58% from the floor.  The youngest Hunter and Morgan also grabbed nine and seven rebounds respectively, while Matt Eberwein (3 points) led the team in that category with 10 rebounds on the night.  Justin Woo (five points, four rebounds) and Jason Hunter (five points, two rebounds) rounded out the scoring and rebounding totals.

After pushing out to a 31 point lead at halftime, the GrandMaMa's continued to push the envelope, outscoring Tune Squad 16-13 in a more defensive-minded second half.  Tune Squad could only manage five field goals against a GrandMaMa's 2-3 zone that has found new life with the additions from the offseason.

The team will look to push their regular season win streak to four games as they play a rare Monday night game against Money Team (1-1 as of this writing) at 6:30pm.