Well, I’m feeling significantly better, but still not great.
I wanted to post some recap information from the Slam Dunk Tournament, including links to all of the games as well as some fun stat facts I totaled. I’m sure many of you read the game stories, but I figure this will not only give you another look, but it will also create a post where you and I can go back and read everything in one place.
Game story links:
Semifinal: Peekskill edges New Rochelle
Semifinal: Albertus Magnus avenges loss to Lourdes
Consolation: New Rochelle falls to Lourdes
Championship: Painful deja vu for Kelly Guarino, Albertus Magnus
Semifinal: Boogie Brozoski, LuHi too much for North Rockland
Showcase: A star is born in Irvington’s Lindsay Halpin
Semifinal: Ossining holds off Archbishop Molloy
Consolation: Olivia Burden stays consistent, even in defeat
Championship: Pride fall to LuHi in Slam Dunk finale
— Teams were not shy about letting it fly from beyond the arc. In the 10 games at the County Center, teams took 304 shots from 3-point range, making 90 of them (29.6 percent).
— Sleepy Hollow’s Jessica Tucci made six 3-pointers in her team’s showcase game win. Single handily, Tucci made as many or more from beyond the arc than White Plains, Ossining and Lourdes. Tucci was also within one of the totals of Irvington, Ardsley and North Rockland.
— Fouls were in no short supply, either. There were a total of 329 fouls called during the girls’ portion of the tournament, which, if you break that down, equals 32.9 fouls per game and more than one foul per minute for every single game. Personally, I think that’s a bit ridiculous. I think it’s also worth noting that the first two games of the tournament had 49 fouls called, meaning that there was an average of 35 fouls per game for most of the tournament.
— Some teams took advantage of the fouling spree, but nobody did so more than Peekskill. In their two games, the Red Devils were 45-of-66 from the charity stripe. All teams combined were 269-for-384 from the line.
— It’s not really a stat, per say, but it has to be worth noting that every game of this tournament — boys and girls — started on time and without a hitch. This an enormous nod to tournament directors Kevin Cook and Lou DeMello. I don’t believe the duo runs Championship Week, but if anyone has a say in it, they’d be stupid not to consider having these gentlemen run it.
Tournament pamphlets, although containing some minor errors (sorry, StannerGrad), were informative and detailed. As always, the County Center was accommodating for the media and team personnel, and the two were always around and willing to answer any questions.
If there are any other stats you really want to know, just shoot a comment. I have all of the sheets, so I’ll total up anything you want to know.