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Every team played a total of 5 regular season games at the 2008 BSC. The 6 teams with the
best records advanced to the playoffs.
for a more complete recap. The teams
shaded in orange
are the winning teams. "Thanks". "You're Welcome".
August 29, 2008
Regular Season Games:
Chicago 18 DC
Strong Island 18
A. Brooklyn 22 Strong
B. Philly 21
B. Texas 11
DC 30 Philly
A. Texas 18 Chicago
B. DC 19 Gburg
60 Newark 25
August 30, 2008
Regular Season Games:
Chicago 47 Newark 16 B.
Philly 35 Gburg
Strong Island 46 Texas
Season Standings (Final)
(1) DC: 4-1
(2) Chicago: 4-1
(3) Gburg: 4-1
(4) Strong Island: 3-2
(7) Texas: 1-4
*** - Advanced to playoffs
e - Eliminated from contention.
August 30, 2008
Playoffs - 1st Round
Game 1: (3) vs (6)
Game 2: (4) vs (5)
Strong Island 37
Playoffs - 2nd Round
Game 3: (1) vs (4)
Game 4: (2) vs (6)
The 2008 BSC Champions:
2008 - Chung Lao: REVISED 11:20 AM
Full BSC Tournament Recap
- Congrats to the 2008 BSC Champion Chicago UntouchaBULLS, Pics On the Way!
The 6th annual BSC is in the books. The Chicago UntouchaBULLS captured their
3rd title, cementing their status as the
second BSC dynasty
matching Philly's 3 titles.
DC put up a valiant fight against Chi-town, but ultimately fell short.
Overall I think the tournament went well. We improved in a few areas, and
as always we'll improve even more for 2009. Much love to all the fans that
came out to support us this year!
Best Game of 2008:
This is very difficult, I think it's a toss up between Gburg-DC in the regular
season, Strong Island - Brooklyn in the playoffs, DC-Brooklyn in the playoffs
and Chicago-DC in the championship.
**Lots of pictures are coming in. Should have them up by Monday.
Keep it locked.
Shout outs: I
want to take this time to shout out the following people. Without their
help, this event could not have happened. Crystal George, Binu Varughese,
Vinod Varghese, Stanley John, Sam John, Sijin Samuel & all
the team members that helped us man the scoring tables. To anyone I missed, many thanks for your support.
2008 BSC Tournament MVP: Joe
2008 BSC Joe Rosado 3-Pt
Champion: Justin Thomas
2008 BSC Fan Challenge Winner:
2008 BSC All-Stars: Ify Nwoko,
Jason Burnett, Vincent Ventolora, David Kurikesu, Rocky Singh
BSC Power Rankings
After losing their first game to DC, Chicago never lost another. Through
clutch play from Josue and the eventual BSC MVP Joe Hamgeri, Chicago won a close
game with DC to capture their 3rd title, and establish themselves as the second
dynasty in BSC history by matching Philly's 3 titles. The road to the next
BSC Championship now goes through the windy city. Congrats!
A hair's breath away. DC was this close to taking it. This team was
able to get the #1 seed for the first time in its history. A few made
shots in the last 3 minutes of championship and we'd be talking about DC's first
title. That's how close it was. This was a bruising, fast, efficient
DC team for the most part, losing only to Gburg in the regular season.
Jason & Jerry Thomas played well, as did Aba Udofa. After winning a tight
game against Brooklyn, DC fell to Chicago. I expect a renewed fire in 2009
from this team that is really right there.
One word. WOW. After playing some close games and going 2-3 in the regular
season, Brooklyn managed to beat Strong Island in overtime and took DC to the
limit in the second round, only losing by two points. The award for the
most improved team goes to them. This team fielded 2 All-Stars, Jason
Burnett and Vincent Ventolora. Brooklyn better be on people's radar in
2009 or your in for some trouble.
Well the defending champs were in a precarious situation for a while there.
They limped to a 2-3 record to close out the regular season, beat Gburg in the
1st round of the playoffs before falling to Chicago in the 2nd round. A
lot of teams have seen this year's performance as the nail in the Ballazz's
coffin. I'm not ready to count them out just yet...
If you look at the rankings for the past 3 years, Gburg
has consistently risen up the chart every year.
Just look at their record over the last 3 years.
You could make the argument that the game of the year in
2008 was on Friday, when Gburg defeated DC amongst the
chants of everyone present "GBURG, GBURG!!" Very
exciting game to watch. Gburg went undefeated on
Friday before losing to Philly in their final regular
season game, and ultimately to Philly again in the 1st
round of the playoffs. Still, this was a very good
year all around for Gburg. I expect a lot more
from them in 2009.
Strong Island had a good showing at the BSC, going 3-2
in the regular season. Strong Island also set a
new BSC scoring record of 60pts against rival Newark.
The new additions from Yonkers including Terrill George
really helped this team in some tight games. Even
though this team lost an overtime thriller to Brooklyn,
with the addition of Belt Parkway in 2009, I see them
making some noise.
This was a tough year for Texas, they came undermanned, and after a win against
Newark, it was a tough road to hoe. Their best player, George Jolly, went
down early with an injury and it was a struggle. Still, major shout out to
team captain Roy for coming out this year. When they come back full
strength next year, this team will shoot to the upper echelon of the rankings.
Major, major shout out to Newark, and team captain Jensen for bringing BRICK
CITY back to the BSC after a 2 year absence. Even though they didn't fare
well in the standings, it's our hope they had a good time. We look forward
to seeing you guys next year!!
2009 BSC - First
look: It's only going to get more competitive. Every team is
going to come back re-armed and re-loaded. Should be some great match-ups.
We look forward to seeing all of you there!!