13th Schedule of Events
Every team played a total of 5 games at the 2005 BSC. For
the first time in the history of this tourney, we had
Houston/Chicago in the mix. The 4 teams with the
best records advanced to the playoffs. Scroll down
for a more complete recap.
Regular Season Games
Strong Island 27 Newark
A. Chicago 25 Philly
Philly 28 DC
B. Chicago 17
A. Strong Island 14 Brooklyn
A. Yonkers 19 Houston
Chicago 18 DC 10
Philly 32 Newark
B. Strong Island 20
Chicago 22 Brooklyn
B. Yonkers 14
A. Strong Island 20 Chicago
A. Houston 22 Newark
B. Brooklyn 14
Season Standings (Final)
(1) Philly: 4-1
(3) DC: 3-2 ***
(4) Houston: 3-2
Strong Island: 1-4
*** - Advanced to playoffs
e - Eliminated from contention.
Playoffs - 1st Round
The 2005 BSC Champions:
2005 - Chung Lao:
Revised 2:27 PM
The Official 2005 BSC RECAP...
Well, the 2005 BSC is in the books, and what a BSC it was.. Chicago's
Finest ended Philly's Dynasty hopes in convincing fashion. We had 8 teams
come out this year, including Houston and Chicago, making it our biggest tourney
to date. Shout out to all 8 teams for making the effort.
Shout Outs: I want to shout out
several people for their help this year. First off, IPF webmasters
VInod Varghese. Their help was invaluable this year.
Jon (IPF), &
Jeremy Flores. Shout out to my cuzzin
Kurikeshu, who became the best game clock manager over the course of this
tourney. MUCH LOVE. Also, shout out to
Crystal (IPF) for handling our video/pics this year. Special
shout out to
Rejichan & family,
Soumini John for keeping DC & other teams hydrated/fed.
& Judah Asomugha,
Lovin Matthew, for managing
the Game Clock/Scoring tables. I'd also like to thank my dad for his help
before, during & after this tourney. Shout out to anyone I missed.
Now, i'd like
to shout out.....
times on Saturday that I felt goosebumps b/c of our crowd. Whenever DC
made a basket, the bleachers would be stomping/rocking and our fans were
screaming/cheering like CRAZY. To be fair, there were fans from Toronto,
Brooklyn, Philly, and more in attendance. Much Love to them. But DC,
you held it down. It was
GREAT to see.
Rankings: Well, it's time for my power rankings. One thing I
love about these tournaments is their finality. People can talk all they
want about what team is best, but in the end, there is one undisputed champion.
1. (5-2) Chicago:
The new Champs. This team started off 0-2, many people
(including myself), thought they were done. But they were
just getting started. Behind the solid guard play of the Hamgeri brothers, Josue's inside presence as well as
leadership on the court, and Big Dave, Chi-town's finest willed
themselves to the championship.
Well, the Ballazz were back where they thought they would be, in
the Championship game. The thing they weren't ready for, is Chicago.
The play of the Chacko brothers was great as always, but once they were taken
out of their game defensively, the jig was up. Having said all that, let's not fool
ourselves, this team is a perennial contender.
3. (3-3) DCZ Finest: A much improved team over the '04 squad. Sam John was the
heart of the team. He played like a champ. Aba and Josh Asamugha
were much improved this year as well. DCZ Finest gave everyone they played
a run for their money.
Look for this team in
(3-3) TX Dirty South:
Consider this. TX only lost to DC by one point. In addition, TX
beat both Chicago and Philly WITHOUT one of their best players, Benson.
Anyone who thinks this
team isn't a title contender going into 2006, is fooling themselves.
They weren't a bad team. There just weren't enough playoff spots for them.
If TX/Chicago didn't come out, Brooklyn would have made the playoffs. But
that is a moot point. The addition of Jason Burnett was a solid one.
But Brooklyn needs more of an inside presence to be a contender at this point.
For the second straight year, Yonkers showed improvement. They were in
every game they played, and pushed every opponent. I was particularly
impressed with the play of their big man, as well as the play of Terrill George.
This team continues to make strides.
(1-4) Strong Island:
Well, this team had its ups and downs, played some close ones, but in the
end, they just couldn't pull it out.
Award for Best
Jersey's goes to the Stunnaz.
Well, shout out to Newark for showing up, we
appreciate that, but this team was clearly overmatched.
Get in touch with me early next year fellas, hopefully you guys will be better
prepared next year.