Fidelity House Men's League: My Site News

Monday, August 31
Fall 2015 Men's League- Looking for teams!



Fidelity House Men's Basketball Fall League will be starting September 8-10.  Games are played on Tuesday and/or Thursday nights.  Email Jack Woods for more details:  fidelityhousesports@hotmail.com  

THANKS! 



Funky Fresh- Summer 2015
Monday, August 31
Funky Fresh wins 2015 Summer League!



The end of another competitive Summer Session wrapped up last week, with Funky Fresh taking home the 2015 Summer League championship.  Sixteen teams battled all summer long to reach the playoffs, with 5 teams qualifying.  In the 4/5 play-in game, Team Rojo (7-3) got into a big hole versus the Monstars (7-3), down 51-22 at the half.  Paul Brooks and Andrew Murkidjinian combined for 28 first half points for the Monstars.  In the second half, Team Rojo made its move with Will Harris and Matt Moroney combining for 34 second half points cutting the lead down to 3 with less than a minute left.  In the end, the Monstars were able to advance to the semi-finals with a 81-76 win.  

In the semi-finals, 2nd seeded State (8-2) took on 3rd seeded Funky Fresh (7-3).  State, looking to defend it's Spring League title was missing scoring guard Colin London but shooter Dan Koen picked up the slack knocking down 4 threes to start the game.  Mike Paladino Jr and John Squires paced Funky combining for 23 points and giving them a 41-26 advantage.  State made a few runs in the second half, but Derek Retos and Paladino made enough shots to keep them at distance and propel Funky Fresh into the finals with a 77-55 win.  

In the other semi-finals, the top seeded Huskies (10-0) faced off with play-in game winner Monstars (8-3).  Matt Smith got the Huskies off to a great start, knocking down jumpers all over the court on his way to 25 first half points.  Andrew Murkidjinian kept the Monstars within distance with 13 first half points but the Huskies held a 47-34 advantage.  In the second half, the Mattera brothers knocked down consecutive triples and the Monstars were within 6 points with 10 minutes left in the game.  The defensive pressure turned up at both ends with baskets getting harder and harder to come by.  Smitty drilled a transition three pointer to push the Huskies advantage back over double figures and give them some breathing room.  The Monstars continued to make a run with Murk coming up with some clutch hoops.  In the end, Smitty put the final touches on his 32 point evening at the foul line and the Huskies advanced to the finals with a 71-62 win.  

The Finals match-up was not unexpected as Funky Fresh and the Huskies have made the playoffs every session of the past year.  The back court of the Huskies came out firing, with John Murphy and Lew Finnegan going for 23 first half points.  Funky Fresh answered inside with Brian Emerson scoring 12 first half points.  John Bowler knocked down 2 big threes for the Huskies late in the first half giving them a 40-35 advantage at the break.  In the second half, both teams dug in on defense as baskets became scarce.  Funky Fresh surged ahead behind John Squires and Mike Paladino Jr.  Funky held a 3 point advantage with less than a minute to play as the Huskies fouled to extend the game.  Funky Fresh turned the ball over, giving the Huskies a glimmer of hope.  Matt Smith came through, burying a game-tying three with 30 seconds to play.  Funky Fresh held the ball for a good shot and got one with Brian Emerson stepping in for the go-ahead triple with 13 seconds left.  Lew Finnegan raced the ball up court for the Huskies, but his three pointer was off the mark.  Emerson was fouled securing the rebound with 6 seconds left.  Emerson sealed the win with two foul shots and Funky Fresh took home the summer league championship 66-61.  Defense was the name of the game in the second half, with Funky Fresh holding the Huskies to 21 points.  Dave Brown and Corey Ryer deserve recognition for the great job on the Huskies backcourt of Finnegan and Murphy.  Emerson led Funky Fresh with a game high 21 points, while Paladino and Squires had 16 and 14 apiece.  Members of the championship Funky Fresh this summer: Mike Paladino Sr, Mike Paladino Jr and Brian Emerson of Arlington, Corey Ryser of Tewksbury, David Brown of Lowell, John Squires of Swampscott and Derek Retos of North Attleboro.    



Thursday, June 4
STATE wins Spring 2015 Championship!



State-Spring 2015 Champs
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ARLINGTON- This Spring's final featured the #4 seeded State versus the #2 seed Huskies.  Huskies used a miraculous comback versus Funky Fresh in the semis to get to the final while State dismantled a short-handed Viva La Hoop in the other semi-final.  

In the championship game, Kyle Lussier came out firing, scoring the game's first 7 points and propelling State to a quick 13-0 advantage.  After a deep three by Tom Henneberry got the Huskies on the board, State went back on the attack, feeding Timmy Graham downlow to the tune of 12 first half points.  With State up 30-19 at the half, the Huskies needed some urgency to get back into the game.  State would have no part of that, with Colin London and Jeff Kozik combining for 21 second half points while State put the pedal to the floor in a 71-42 romp.  Graham led all scorers with 22 points, Lussier 14, Kozik & London 13 with Mike Woods, Shane Perrault & Jon Evans getting 4 each.  This is State's second consecutive Spring League championship, congrats men! 



Thursday, April 2



Online Payments are now available!

Click the link for more details:

http://fidelityhouse.org/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29839



Wednesday, March 11
Congratulations to the Gunners, 2014-15 Winter League Champs



The Gunners took down State, 62-58 in a wild, back and forth affair last night in the Fi-Ho gym.  The Gunners raced out to a 14-5 lead behind the shooting of Taurean Marshall and inside play of Mo Bitahi.  State started to chip away, attacking the offensive glass with Tim Graham and Jeff Kozik doing a lot of the damage.  At the half, the Gunner lead was erased and State had built a 37-29 advantage.  

In the second half, State pushed the gas pedal and raced out to a 20 point lead.  Mike Woods buried three consecutive triples and the Gunners looked to be on the ropes.  The intensity in the gym raised a few levels and it looked like the game may get out of hand, but cooler heads prevailed and play resumed.  The Gunners defense, led by forwards Sam Johnson and Tim Daly did a great job eliminating State's second chance points and Gang Gold slowly started chipping into the State lead.  With the lead all the way down to 3, Jeff Kozik stepped up and nailed a huge three pointer for State bumping the margin back up to 6.  Mike Woods answered with a floater in the lane, State seemed to be back in control up 8 with less than four minutes to play.  The Gunners didn't sink their heads, just kept battling and when Taurean Marshall found Sam Johnson with a slick bounce pass, the comeback was complete and the Gunners led by 2 with 20 seconds remaining.  An administrative technical on State for excessive timeouts followed but the Gunners only made 1 of 2 free throws and turned the ball over on the ensuing possession.  Jeff Kozik rose up for the game tying 3 but the ball bounced off the rim multiple times and snuck out.  A Gunner free throw finished off the scoring and the Gunners emerged victorious in a grinding but classic men's league final.  

Scoring:

Gunners- 62- Taurean 20, Sam 16, Tim 14, Mo 8, blue shirt 4

State- 58- Jeff 21, Tim 15, Mike 11, Sabbagh 6, Jon 5 



Tuesday, January 27
Tonight's Games are Postponed



Tonight's games are postponed due to inclement weather, they will be made up at first open date following conclusion of regular season.

Thursday, January 8
Gunners win 2014 Fall Session



The Gunners completed a great Fall League run with a 78-61 win over the Huskies in the Finals. 

In the semi-finals, the Gunners faced off with Funky Fresh while the Huskies took on the Incredibles.  The Gunners used a balanced scoring effort against Funky Fresh to advance to the Finals.  Taurean Marshall had 24 points to lead the way, while Danny Johnson added 20.  In the other semi-final, the Incredibles hung with the Huskies for a half before succumbing 80-57.  Tom Morales led the Huskies with 22 points while John Murphy and three other Huskies joined him with double figures. 

The Finals was yet another match against these two long-time FiHo Men's League rivals.  The Gunners & Huskies have had a part in virtually every Men's League title at Fiho since the late 1990's, not a joke.  The first half was a back and forth affair, with the Gunners jumping out early behind Sam Johnson & Taurean Marshall.  The Huskies hung close with Andrew Jones & Kevin Flood connecting on some outside jumpers to keep it 33-31 Gunners at the break.  In the 2nd half, the Gunners pulled away with Danny Johnson & Marshall taking over on the perimeter, they combined for 21 second half points.  Members of the championship Gunners are Dan Johnson, Charlie Micol, Dave Whitney, Sam Johnson, Tim Daly, Mo Bitahi, Taurean Marshall and Rodney Mentout. 

Congratulations Gunners & good luck this session! 



Wednesday, January 7
Winter 2015 Schedule



Click the link for league schedule!

Tuesday, November 18
Winter League Registrations are open!



Click the link for registration info:  https://www.fidelityhouse.org/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29839

 

Fidelity House will be starting the Winter session of the Fi-Ho Men's Basketball League the first week of December (December 2nd/4th).  Here are the details to refresh your memory:
  
Tuesday and/or Thursday Night Games
1 Game Per Week (2 if necessary)
7:30, 8:30, 9:30pm Game Times
IAABO Certified Officials
Scorekeeper
Great Gym & Location
MBTA Accessible, Ample Parking
Affordable League Fee
10 Game Regular Season + Playoffs
Top 4 Teams Make Playoffs
Multiple seasons throughout the year (4+) 
League Website updated frequently
Online Registration for teams and/or individuals
 
$700 per Team 
 
Teams will be taken on a first come, first served basis.  Email Jack Woods at fidelityhousesports@hotmail.com for more information.  
  
We're looking to have 12+ teams in the Winter League. There is also Open Gym every Saturday morning 7:30-9:00am $5 drop in as well as any Tuesday or Thursday we don't have games scheduled.   
  
Fidelity House is a non-profit community center.  Our goal is to serve the needs of the community through a variety of programs including: Preschool, Pre-K, After-School Care, Sports programs for all ages, Gymnastics, Open Rec drop-in program, Youth through HS Basketball leagues, AAU Basketball and much more!  We're always looking for ideas, volunteers and/or sponsors to help keep Fidelity House prospering, if you wish to contribute to our continuing success we'd love to hear from you.
  
Anyone with any questions contact Jack Woods at 781-648-2005 or fidelityhousesports@hotmail.com  
  
Thanks,
  
Jack Woods
Athletic Director   

 
 
Fidelity House is always looking to update our Free Agent player list, if a league is unbalanced numbers wise, or a team is looking for an extra player, we'd like to be able to provide a player or players to make the league work.  If you are interested in being on the Free Agent player list, please send me an email with a quick note about your playing interest/experience.  My email is fidelityhousesports@hotmail.com  


Thursday, April 10
Online Payments are now available!



Online Payments are now available!

Click the link for more details:

http://fidelityhouse.org/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29839