2015-2016 Montana Howlers season

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Montana Howlers
RL GM Anonymous13423
RL HC MartineauQC
Arena Treasure State Arena - Billings, MT
Owner(s) Jacques Chatneuve
General Manager Art Sadowski (male grey wolf)
Head coach Franklin O'Neill (male scottish fold cat)
Standings
Record 36-28
Place Division: 2nd (Mountain)
Conference: 4th (Western)
Last Update 25 April 2017 04:44:00 GMT
2014-15 2016-17

The 2015-2016 Montana Howlers season is the 49th season for the franchise in the Furry Basketball Association (FBA). This season has started off rocky for everyone, as the Players association and the FBA negotiates the collective bargaining agreement.

Key Dates

  • 07/24/15 Start of Free Agency
  • 08/30/15 Draft Day held in Las Vegas, NV at the FBA Amphitheatre

Draft Picks

Round Pick Player Species Position
1 6 Sterling Bengtzing Marbled Polecat C/F
2 25 Christian Ashbury Peacock Mantis Shrimp G

Roster

Name G Min FGM FGA 3PtM 3PtA FTM FTA Off Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF Pts MPG FG% TP% FT% RPG APG TPG SPG BPG FPG PPG
Bailey Brisbane 28 302.6 47 90 2 7 16 16 11 27 51 20 8 1 14 112 10.8 0.522 0.286 1 1 1.8 0.7 0.3 0 0.5 4
Christian Ashbury 62 604.2 89 206 24 85 32 32 8 32 82 40 26 0 25 234 9.7 0.432 0.282 1 0.5 1.3 0.6 0.4 0 0.4 3.8
Hiroyuki Matsuura 58 1815.9 368 691 0 0 127 174 99 558 88 38 2 109 113 863 31.3 0.533 0 0.73 9.6 1.5 0.7 0 1.9 1.9 14.9
Kresta Renstill 59 1922.3 383 737 137 284 94 98 23 127 121 48 79 4 65 997 32.6 0.52 0.482 0.959 2.2 2.1 0.8 1.3 0.1 1.1 16.9
LaShawn Grandon 58 742.2 108 245 0 7 38 48 31 149 59 48 4 21 55 254 12.8 0.441 0 0.792 2.6 1 0.8 0.1 0.4 0.9 4.4
Lemond Conkale 61 1979.2 381 733 33 139 141 162 63 335 259 41 69 62 122 936 32.4 0.52 0.237 0.87 5.5 4.2 0.7 1.1 1 2 15.3
Margaret Walters 36 786.4 127 273 9 34 35 40 28 87 129 35 22 7 34 298 21.8 0.465 0.265 0.875 2.4 3.6 1 0.6 0.2 0.9 8.3
Nohea Holokai 17 129.7 16 41 0 0 5 6 6 31 0 7 0 7 8 37 7.6 0.39 0 0.833 1.8 0 0.4 0 0.4 0.5 2.2
Regulus Lowenthal 62 728.8 128 240 14 41 25 29 24 113 62 59 12 19 45 295 11.8 0.533 0.341 0.862 1.8 1 1 0.2 0.3 0.7 4.8
Ren Inoue 29 926.2 127 249 13 45 47 51 21 55 188 18 52 3 52 314 31.9 0.51 0.289 0.922 1.9 6.5 0.6 1.8 0.1 1.8 10.8
Ricardo Rodrigues 53 453.4 94 163 39 65 18 19 12 64 61 26 3 11 18 245 8.6 0.577 0.6 0.947 1.2 1.2 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.3 4.6
Richard Maxwell 7 41.9 6 16 0 0 2 3 5 11 3 5 0 1 3 14 6 0.375 0 0.667 1.6 0.4 0.7 0 0.1 0.4 2
Sterling Bengtzing 64 1927 268 615 0 4 104 154 65 426 52 83 20 107 214 659 30.1 0.436 0 0.675 6.7 0.8 1.3 0.3 1.7 3.3 10.3
Vincent Maraundi 53 1107.5 232 448 78 169 47 53 23 98 30 50 51 10 64 589 20.9 0.518 0.462 0.887 1.8 0.6 0.9 1 0.2 1.2 11.1
Wescot Yobia 63 1262.6 200 436 0 15 63 84 37 296 48 70 3 46 76 463 20 0.459 0 0.75 4.7 0.8 1.1 0 0.7 1.2 7.3
Former Players  
Bobby-Rae Brine 29 551.1 73 190 9 45 30 32 16 58 69 35 21 10 42 185 19 0.384 0.2 0.938 2 2.4 1.2 0.7 0.3 1.4 6.4
Corey Allen 5 79 11 28 1 5 2 2 2 14 4 7 0 3 7 25 15.8 0.393 0.2 1 2.8 0.8 1.4 0 0.6 1.4 5
Legend: G: Games played, Min: Minutes, FGM: Field Goals Made, FGA: Field Goal Attempts, 3PtM: 3-Pointers Made, 3PtA: 3-Point Attempts, FTM: Free Throws Made, FTA: Free Throws Attempted, Off: Offensive Rebounds, Reb: Total Rebounds, Ast: Assists, TO: Turnovers, Stl: Steals, Blk: Blocks, PF: Personal Fouls, Pts: Points Scored, MPG: Minutes per game, FG%: Field Goal Percentage, TP%: Three-Point Percentage, FT%: Free Throw Percentage, RPG: Rebounds per game, APG: Assists per game, TPG: Turnovers per game, SPG: Steals per game, BPG: Blocks per game, FPG: Fouls per game, PPG: Points per game

Depth Chart

Montana Howlers Roster
Starters
Point Guard Shooting Guard Small Forward Power Forward Center
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86 Ren Inoue (Tosa Inu, G) 12 Kresta Renstill (Silver Fox, G) 42 Regulus Lowenthal (Gryphon, F/G) 34 LaShawn Grandon (Badger, F) 59 Reagan St. Croix (Polar Bear, C)
Bench
Swingfur Swingfur Guard Guard Forward
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32 Youssef Goulten (Spring Hare, F/G) 5 Albert Jon Middendorff (Kodiak Bear, F/G) 9 Liana Cross (American Sable Rabbit, G) 21 Doug Dawson (Barbary Lion, G) 00 Mathias Locke (Kangaroo, F)
Reserves Deep Reserves
Bigfur Center Bigfur Swingfur Guard
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65 Trent Mosley (Elk, C/F) 31 Barnaby Dunbroch (Grizzly Bear, C) 5 Freddy Varnagy (Coati, C/F) 25 Luke Cullen (African Civet, G/F) 9 Juniper Hill (Maned Wolf, G)
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Pre-season

Regular Season

The regular season opener was held Monday, December 07, 2015, visiting the Seattle Summit. The home opener was held on Saturday, December 12, 2015, hosting the Albany Alphas.

Standings

Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Mountain Division
y-Seattle Summit 37-27 26-14 18-6 ---
x-Montana Howlers 36-28 23-17 16-8 1.0
Las Vegas Wildcards 17-47 13-27 8-16 20.0
Edmonton Totems 17-47 12-28 6-18 20.0


Notes

  • z – Clinched home court advantage for the entire playoffs
  • c – Clinched home court advantage for the conference playoffs
  • y – Clinched division title
  • x – Clinched playoff spot
  • †teams that are banned from post-season play for violating major rules
# Western Conference
Team Record Conf. GB
1 z-Santa Ana Spectrums 47-17 29-11 ---
2 x-Hawaii Kahunas 40-24 22-18 7.0
3 y-Seattle Summit 37-27 26-14 10.0
4 x-Montana Howlers 36-28 23-17 11.0
5 y-Arizona Whips 35-29 22-18 12.0
6 x-San Jose Thrust 35-29 21-19 12.0
7 x-Alaska Arctics 35-29 21-19 12.0
8 x-Dakota Bikers 32-32 19-21 15.0
9 Winnipeg Voyageurs 27-37 19-21 20.0
10 Texas Lone Stars 23-41 13-27 24.0
11 Las Vegas Wildcards 17-47 13-27 30.0
12 Edmonton Totems 17-47 12-28 30.0

Game Log

Awards, records and milestones

Records

Record Value Player Date of record
Minutes Played 37.4 Hiroyuki Matsuura (Shrike, C/F) Jan 19, 2016
Field Goals Made 13 Sterling Bengtzing (Marbled Polecat, C/F) Apr 21, 2016
3 Pointers Made 4 Kresta Renstill (Silver Fox, G) Feb 11, 2016
Free Throws Made 8 Ren Inoue (Tosa Inu, G) Apr 09, 2016
Offensive Rebounds 6 Hiroyuki Matsuura (Shrike, C/F) Dec 20, 2015
Total Rebounds 15 Hiroyuki Matsuura (Shrike, C/F) Apr 06, 2016
Assists 11 Ren Inoue (Tosa Inu, G) April 09, 2016
Turn Overs 3 Bailey Brisbane (Catahoula Leopard Hound, G) Dec 13, 2015
Steals 4 Kresta Renstill (Silver Fox, G) Feb 26, 2016
Blocks 5 Hiroyuki Matsuura (Shrike, C/F) Jan 21, 2016
Points 29 Sterling Bengtzing (Marbled Polecat, C/F) Apr 21, 2016

* = Overall League Record

Double-Doubles

  • Hiroyuki Matsuura: 35 (12/07, 12/09, 12/12, 12/13, 12/15, 12/20, 12/21, 12/30, 01/05, 01/07, 01/21, 01/30, 02/03, 02/05, 02/07, 02/09, 02/11, 02/26, 03/01, 03/07, 03/09, 03/23, 03/25, 03/28, 03/31, 04/04, 04/06, 04/09, 04/11, 04/14, 04/16, 04/26, 04/28, 04/30, 05/02)
  • Ren Inoue: 3 (04/09, 04/26, 05/06)
  • Sterling Bengtzing: 3 (01/13, 04/09, 04/21)
  • Wescot Yobia: 5 (12/09, 02/15, 02/24, 03/17, 04/24)


Transactions

Overview

Montana Howlers


Players Added

Via Draft

Via Free Agency

Via Trade

Players Lost

Waivers/Buyouts

Via Free Agency

Via Trade

Trades

07/24/15
To the Howlers
  • $1m in current cap
To the Totems
  • 2015 FBA Draft #40 pick
08/20/15
To the Howlers
To the Whips

Free Agents

Additions

Player Signed Former Team
Vincent Maraundi (Caracal, G/F) 4yr - $22m Contract Renewal
Regulus Lowenthal (Gryphon, F/G) 2yr - $5m Las Vegas Wildcards
Lemond Conkale (Florida Panther, F/G) 6yr - $82m Contract Extension
Kresta Renstill (Silver Fox, G) 3yr - $18m Las Vegas Wildcards
Nohea Holokai (Orca, C) 1yr - $12m Contract Extension

Subtractions

Player Reason Left Team if applicable
Diego Imperio (Degu, G) Free Agency Bangor Tides
Sanford Teeson (Raccoon, G) Bought Out N/A
Miguel Mendoza (Blue-and-Yellow Macaw, C) Bought Out San Jose Thrust
Omar Pink (Saluki, F) Free Agency RETIRED

References