Saturday, December 12, 2015

Treys Lose at the Buzzer During Controversial Fifth Game

*Editors note - Last weeks blog was incorrect in stating the Treys record as 4-1. They were only 3-1 as of the writing last week

The Delly Treys lost a hard fought battle against Take Over 55-54 after a game-ending three pointer.

The Treys never trailed during the game until the final buzzer, but couldn't find a way to extend the lead late as their offense stalled and their struggles from the free throw line continued.

The Treys shot 45% from the stripe (5/11), which has put them at one of their lowest percentages in team history at 55%. The only time they shot a lower percentage from the line during the season was during the 2014 GrandMaMas season where they shot 53%.

The Treys have begun to find their identity as a team however, shying away from the three point line and battling on the defensive end.

The Treys are second in the league with only 225 points given up, good enough for 45 points per game. Their 2-3 zone is coming into form as they begin to lock down shooters from the outside and only allow teams one shot on offense on most trips.

By moving away from the three point line, the Treys are finding their overall field goal percentage on the rise as well. Their overall percentage has increased every game, to a season-high 43% this week. The team only took 12 three pointers, tied for their season low, which ultimately led to more shots inside and closer looks to the basket. The team shot a season high 46% from two-point range this past Sunday.

The game has been called into question, if only by the Delly Treys, as the official score keeper had the Treys at 54 points, while the official team score from the Treys sidelines was at 56 points. It seems that the official score keeper missed a basket (or two) from Pat Cripple, ultimately leaving the Treys with a controversial loss, instead of a possible win.

The score being in question however is not something the Treys can hang their hat on as they must be better from the line and at creating scoring opportunities late in games. The team has begun to find more ways, easier ways, to score and must continue to do so if they want to have enough offense to put them over in situations like the ones this past Sunday.

An individual look at the game saw leading men Kevin Morgan and Brandon Hunter showing the way with 14 and 15 points, respectively. Brent Hunter added 11 (7 rebounds). Andy Kempf (9) and Matt Eberwein (6) continued their strong showing for the team on the glass, combining for 15 rebounds.

The team will play this Sunday at 5:00pm against American Snipers, who are 3-2 as of this writing.

Friday, December 4, 2015

A Win and a Win, Puts the Treys at 4-1

The Delly Treys find themselves at 4-1 after two solid wins the past two weeks.

Back on the 22nd of November, the Trey' beat up on Winking Lizard - Matt, 59-37 using team basketball. Now registering assists as a stat, the Delly Trey's assisted on 70% of their made baskets (14 assists to 20 field goals) against Winking Lizard - Matt.

The Delly Treys warm up before their game
against Winking Lizard-Matt.
Four players scored in double digits; Kevin Morgan continued his hot start with 22 points (9 rebounds), Brandon Hunter had 12 (11 rebounds), while Brent Hunter and Pat Cripple added 10 points a piece.

The team was once again huge on the glass, grabbing 53 rebounds, which is a team high this season. They now average 41 rebounds as a team per game. Andy Kempf had a huge game on the glass, picking up 17 of those team rebounds.

Along with the new assist stat, comes a new leader in the stat category which belonged early to Chuck Caldwell who dropped 5 of the teams 14 assists on the night. Brandon and Brent Hunter added 3 a piece, while the eldest Hunter, Jason, added the final two.


The most recent contest against the Gladiators proved to be the Delly Treys most difficult, yet rewarding, win of the young season.

The team battled on both ends of the floor with a team that was more athletic, but pushed back when challenged to pull off a 52-46 win which gave the Gladiators their first loss of the season (3-1).

The statistical line was fairly spread out between the team on a night where they needed everyone to contribute. Brandon Hunter led the team in scoring with 17 points (4/9 from the field, 6/8 free throws) with Kevin Morgan following in tow with 16 of his own (6/13 from the field). Jason Hunter, coming out of a shooting slump for an evening, added 9 (3/3 from the field, 3/4 free throws)

Brent Hunter (5 points, 2 assists) and Morgan led the team with 7 rebounds a piece, while Matt Eberwein (6) and Brandon Hunter (5) followed suit.

After a bad first week against a great shooting team, the Treys defense has also seemingly gotten back on track. They have now held their opponents to under 50 points a game the past three games (35.3 ppt), while scoring an average of 56 points themselves.

The Delly Treys will face off against Take Over at 7:30 this Sunday. Take Over is listed at 3-1, though there may be an early error in the standings.