Index / Tourney Recaps
21-22 Schedule of Events
Every team played a total of 6 regular season games at the 2009 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 21, 2009
Regular Season Games:
Philly 19 DC
Strong Island 18
Strong Island 24
B. Brooklyn 33
Brooklyn 25 Strong
DC 40 Newark
20 B. Philly
Texas 27 Strong
DC 43 Brooklyn
A. Gburg 22 Brooklyn
August 22, 2009
Regular Season Games:
Gburg 27 Newark
Strong Island 27
Season Standings (Final)
(2) DC: 5-1
(3) Texas: 4-2
(5) Strong Island: 2-4
(6) Gburg: 1-5
*** - Advanced to playoffs
e - Eliminated from contention.
August 22, 2009
Playoffs - 1st Round
Game 1: (3) vs (6)
Game 2: (4) vs (5)
Strong Island 20
Playoffs - 2nd Round
Game 3: (1) vs (4)
Game 4: (2) vs (3)
The 2009 BSC
Champions: DCZ Finest
Monday, August 31,
2009 - Chung Lao
Full BSC Tournament Recap
- Congrats to the 2009 BSC Champion DCZ FINEST, Pics On the Way!
The 7th annual BSC is in the books. A team not named Chicago or Philly
finally claimed the hardware, namely DCZ Finest. I think its important to
note that it took this team 7 attempts at the title to finally claim it.
Perseverance paid off.
"Big Game" aka Jason Thomas played well for them, earning the All-Star
nod. Justin Thomas also played well, winning the MVP award as well
as the 3-pt contest. Alvin Rathinam stepped up in 2009, and the
team got important contributions from Aba Udofa (who hit the game winner
over Texas), and Sam John.
Best Game of 2009:
I'd have to say the Brooklyn-Philly 2nd Round playoff game, in which Brooklyn
pulled off the shocker against the #1 seed, Philly.
**Lots of pictures are coming in. 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, Charles
Thomas, Calvin Thomas, Josiah Harris, Binu Varughese,
Vinod Varghese, Bensen Oomman, Stanley John, Sam John, Daniel Lopez & all
the team members that helped us man the scoring tables. Also shout out
to Greg Smith of Good Elephant Photography for taking pics! To anyone I missed, many thanks for your support.
2009 BSC Tournament MVP
& 2009 BSC Joe Rosado 3-Pt Champion: Justin
2009 BSC Fan Challenge Winner:
2009 BSC All-Stars: Jason Thomas
Prajin Joseph (Newark), Vincent Ventolora (Brooklyn), David Kurikesu (Texas),
George Jolly (Texas)
2009 BSC Power Rankings
After 7 attempts, 7 ATTEMPTS, DC finally has a championship for its
mantle. Led by "Big Game" Jason Thomas, and with clutch shooting from
eventual MVP Justin Thomas & Alvin Rathinam, victory was secure. Important
contributions from Aba Udofa, who hit the game winner over Texas in the regular
season, as well as Sam John's aid on Friday. Let there be no dispute, DC
is the new champion. Is this the start of a new dynasty?
All Star: Jason Thomas
BSC MVP: Justin Thomas
Champion: Justin Thomas
Look at this team's record from 2007-2009. Steady, constant improvement.
Led by team captain Roy, this very athletic team shocked Philly in the 2nd round
to earn their first ever trip to the championship game. Brooklyn started
off slow, and then ran all the way to the championship game. A very
athletic team that looks to shock the world next year!
All Star: Vincent Ventolora
Never, ever, underestimate this team. Philly went 6-0 in the regular
season, captured the #1 seed, and seemed destined to reach yet another
championship game. Then came Brooklyn, and in a shocker, handed Philly
their only loss of 2009. It's interesting to note that Philly has never
gone more than 2 yrs without winning a title. I expect a rejuvenated
Philly squad in 2010!
All you have to do is look at their 2008 record, and then look at their 2009
record, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that this team improved
greatly. Led by team captain, Roy. The addition of David Kurikesu
helped them inside, and allowed for Benson Samuel & George Jolly to work the
perimeter. They played the elite teams close, and look to make it to their
first championship game in 2010!
All Star: George Jolly
All-Star: David Kurikesu
Team captain, Sijin Samuel. Strong Island had a
comparable year to 2008, even though their record is
technically worse. They were in a lot of games,
playing DC very close. The return of some key
players next year should allow them to make a run at the
Team captain Ify Nwoko. Gburg fell off in 2009,
there's no way to sugar coat it. Teams were more
prepared to play this team. Even so, Gburg was in
a lot of games especially against DC, where Ike almost
hit the game tie-ing score. Had Josh Asomugha been
able to play every game with them, I think their record
would have been better.
I have to shout out this team. Team captain Jensen Thomas. Led by
All-Star Prajin Joseph on the court, and with important contributions from
players like Jacinth Panicker, Newark was competitive in multiple games this
year, giving teams like Philly and Gburg a run for their money. Much
respect to them, as most team captains agreed that this team greatly improved.
I really believe that with more practice time under their belts, Newark can be a
playoff team in 2010!
All Star: Prajin Joseph
2010 BSC - First
look: Chicago looks to return and attempt to dethrone DC. We
hope to have Toronto back in the mix, possibly Yonkers, and a BRAND NEW TEAM!
You know I can't tell you right away. Keep it locked!