Index / Tourney Recaps
27-28 Schedule of Events
Every team played a total of 6 regular season games at the 2012 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".
July 27, 2012
Regular Season Games:
Philly 36 Gburg
Toronto 33 Gburg
Newark 34 Lanham
July 28, 2012
Regular Season Games:
Season Standings (Final)
(1) DC: 5-1
(2) Gburg: 4-2
(5) Toronto: 3-3
(6) Newark 1-5
*** - Advanced to playoffs
e - Eliminated from contention.
July 28, 2012
Playoffs - 1st Round
Game 1: (4) vs (5)
Game 1: (3) vs (6)
Playoffs - 2nd Round
Game 3: (1) vs (5)
Game 4: (2) vs (3)
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Thursday, August 2,
2012 - Chung Lao
Official RECAP to the 2012 Blessan
The 2012 BSC
Full BSC Tournament Recap
- Congrats to
BROOKLYN who after 10 Years earned a Championship!!
The 10th Annual Blessan Samuel Classic is in the books! One word: WOW. For the
first time in the tournament's history, a team not named Chicago/DC/Philly won
the title! Their name is Brooklyn!! After 10 years of trying, they finally
pulled it out!
GAME OF THE YEAR:
There are several candidates this year,
but I have to say Toronto beating DC, 39-31, ranks amongst the most impressive
and shocking victories in the 10 year history of the tournament. Well done
Shout outs: I
want to take this time to shout out the following people. Without their
help, this event could not have happened. Jenet Poopalan, Crystal George, Charles
Thomas, Calvin Thomas, Binu Varughese,
Vinod Varghese, Ajith Kumar, Michael George, Melvin George, Jason Burnett. To anyone I missed, many thanks for you're support.
2012 BSC Tournament MVP: Jordan Burnett
2012 BSC Joe Rosado 3-Pt Champion:
2012 BSC Fan Challenge Winner:
2012 BSC All-Stars: Andrew Ayes
(Toronto), Jordan Burnett (Brooklyn), Shannon Jacob (Toronto), Jacinth Panicker (Newark),
Teddy Owusu - not pictured (Gburg)
Final 2012 BSC Power Rankings
10 Years of
dedication, all credited to Team Captain Roy Geevarghese, without whom this
would not have happened. Major credit goes to MVP Jordan Burnett who
elevated his game to the next level. Strong contributions from Vincent Ventolora
and Jabar Williams. Is this a dynasty in the making?
WOW. Most pundits figured it would be DC on cruise control headed toward their
fourth championship in a row. Toronto had other plans. In one of the most
shocking and impressive back to back wins in recent BSC history, Toronto slayed
two 3-time champions in the playoffs back to back, Philly and DC. Big
contributions from All Stars Andrew Ayes and Shannon Jacob, along with Shane
Thuraisingham, Justin George & Terrill George providing major support. This team
announced themselves to the BSC in 2012, "We Have Arrived."
DC was the #1 seed in the BSC in 2012, and managed to do so without their MVP
from last year, David Kadiri, a feat to itself. Strong contributions from Jarvis
Thomas, Aba Udofa, Sam John, Justin Thomas, Alvin Rathinam, but the team, to the
shock of the home crowd watching, could not match Toronto's presence down low.
One thing is certain, DC will be back with something to prove in 2013.
Gburg was one basket away from playing in the
championship game this year, enough said.
This is the first time in BSC History that Gburg has
been ranked right behind DC. Gburg, however, refuses to
be defined by that moniker. Gburg earned its first #2
seed in franchise history, earning a bye in the
playoffs, AND earned its first playoff win in franchise
history, a major achievement for a team in its 7th year
of existence.. The emergence of Teddy Owusu as a threat,
made him just about un-guardable for every team, earning
him All Star honors. Strong contributions from Ike Nwoko,
Jeevan Mammen, and others, but something tells me this
team is just getting started.....2013 looms.
This team is always in the mix. Strong veteran play from
team captain Rocky Singh, and veterans, Rahir Patel &
Ricky Roy, along with solid contributions from the young
gun, Jithin. They need to get back to running up and
down the court, which led them to 3 championships in the
BSC's early years.
Newark battled in their games and defeated Lanham to earn their first playoff
berth in team history. Strong performances from All Star Jacinth Panicker. Sam
Kurian also had a strong showing. With renewed confidence I'm expecting big
things from this team in 2013.
To the outside observer, an 0-6 record is the definition of a poor showing. But
I beg to differ. This team was rarely blown out, and were in almost all the
games they played. Down 10-0 to Brooklyn, they rallied to take the lead against
the eventual champions before finally falling to the champs in that game. Strong
showing by David Singh & Richard Kirby. The Legends look to live up to their
name in 2013!
2013 BSC - First
As the BSC enters
decade number two, it's shaping up to be the most competitive tournament yet!
The young and hungry teams are vying for a championship of their own. How will
Brooklyn adapt to being the hunted and not the hunter? Chicago? Texas? Strong
Island? The gauntlet has been thrown down. Looking forward to seeing you there!