Premier Division 1. Principal Solutions (2-0) 2. Asphalt Ninjas (2-0) 3. NYK Spartans (2-0) 4. Broke Jokes (2-0) 5. NY Dynasty (1-1) 6. Menergy (1-1) 7. Basketball Reasons (1-2) 8. Meta World War (1-2) 9. The Monstars (0-3) 10. Boomtown (0-3) 1st Division
1. Doris From Rego Park (6-2) 2. Sexy Bears (6-2) 3. NY Dynasty (6-2) 4. Adam D Gamblers (4-4) 5. The Agents (4-4) 6. That 70s Team (3-5) 7. The Warriors (3-5) 8. Bloomberg (2-6) 9. Top Stars (2-6) 2nd Division Oriental Conference 1. NYC Gritty Committee (7-1) 2. Thunder Explosion (6-2) 2. Honey Badgers (6-2) 4. All White Everything (5-3) 5. The Lizards (4-3) 6. Let It Fly (5-2) 7. Tri-State InvAsian (5-3) 8. No Fly Zone (5-3) 9. Run & Shoot (2-6) 10. Raptors (2-6) 11. Space Jam (2-6) 12. Shawn Kemp's Kids (2-6) 13. MediaBrix (0-8) Occidental Conference 1. Sex Panthers (8-0) 2. Shawty Likes The Way (7-1) 3. Gritty FOB City (6-2) 4. SK War Dog (5-3) 5. Rise (5-3) 6. We Dem Boyz (4-4) 7. Ball So Hard (3-4) 8. Guard Me Maybe (4-4) 9. Team JBH (3-5) 10. Japan United (3-5) 11. TAP NY (2-6) 12. Eballaz (2-6) 13. Dirk Knights (2-6) 14. Kung Fu Pandas (1-7)
Speedball 1. Ball So Hard (5-0) 2. MediaBrix (3-2) 3. NY Dynasty (3-2) 4. Thunder (2-3) 5. TAP NY (1-4) 6. B Team (1-4)
2K9 FALL Top 10 Plays of Week 4
Worship in the house of gothic synths conjoined with bombastic and somehow mesmerizing cymbals befitting only the darkness of All Hallow's Eve. We are celestial kings if only for today. 3 1/2 stars.
2K9 FALL Power Rankings (Week 4)
Quicks not just a bullet on their block
Just as soon as SLA exerts their dominance, Quicks overtake no. 1 spot
There's still a long way to go but with the additions of (F) Alex Stewart, (C) Pat Pilar and (F) Michael Thompson, the Quicks have made a significant power play and wrestled their way into not only elite status, but the league's no. 1 spot. The Slayers and Fury aren't far behind and their depth is the reason why. SWA and HYP are looking good but need a couple more quality wins. There should be plenty of surprises ahead. -- K.J. Li
FBNYC 2K9 FALL Power Rankings - Week 4
Undersized last season, the Quicks now have the biggest overall frontline in the league. With vets (G) Wilson Lew and (G) Jason Chin running the show, they're the team to beat. And, both last season's Out. Rookie candidates (G) Kenneth Van and (F) Shaun Young have yet to go off.
Tough loss to QIK in Week 3, the Slayers showed some weakness in the paint in overall foot-speed. A move of (F) Harris Chung to a low spot in their 3-2 might have helped but he's best at the top. Slayers should bounce back, still tons of talent on this team.
Fury barely survived SWA and looked terrible in a losing 1st half to AOD. Then they turned it on, but NYF would be better served to forget going green and just keep it on. Rookie (G) Jon Giacobbe is one to watch.
This is one of those teams that doesn't stand out to look at them but they find a way to get it done. Their front-court, led by (F) Derrick Tyson complements each other well and despite a costly mistake in Week 3, (G) John Hsu is getting it done in the clutch.
Hypebeasts looked equal parts good and bad in their first 2 gms of the season, to be expected from the league's youngest team. (G) Ian Yu will be solid but consistent output from (F) Jason Wu and (F) James Li will be key. They sure looked better running than working in the half-court.
Dope is looking for answers. Adding (G) Min Park should give them the second scorer they need to free up (G) Usama Nausrudeen but getting them to co-exist may be more of a chore than they bargained for.
The Free Agents looked great against the Slayers but took a step back against HYP in Week 4. They needed (C) Mike Song, no doubt, but they could use another big to free up (F) Chris Moore. But, where to find one?
Observations... this week's SWA vs. QIK game has been randomly selected as the Halloween Classic Game, winner gets a FREE 12-PACK OF PUMPKIN ALE to pre-game for Halloween night... +/1 4 consecutive games AOD (C) Len Kamdang hits a 3FG? ...+/- 5 pts less on each team's PPG this week with the Halloween hangover? You make the call... fantasy basketball has begun.
After a quiet game in the front end of HYP's Week 4 double-header, rookie (F) Jason Wu led the Hypebeasts to victory, going off against FAS, dropping a game-high 31 pts, in the blowout including 5 3FGs, 5 stls and a block.
Giacobbe suggested last week that if he got a chance to warm up he'd do better. He wasn't lying. Right away, Giacobbe was aggressive in looking for his shot and lit up the scoreboard, that is, when he wasn't finding (C) Bryant Picone for layups.
Runner-Up: Jason Chin (QIK) 11 pts, 5 asts, 4 stls
The Sam Lo Award for Hustlers
Alex Stewart (QIK) 9 rebs, 1 stl, 1 blk
Few players cover as much court as Stewart. With his length and quick feet, he always seems to be in the right place at the right time.
AOD actually led at halftime so it was in no small part that Picone's 2nd half domination in the paint resulted in a 54-22 2nd half turnaround.
RU: Derrick Tyson (SWA) 11 rebs, 4 stls, 1 blk
The "High Five" Club Rich Chang (NYF) 14-5-3-2-1 Harris Chung (SLA) 10-4-1-1-1 Amin Gillespie (SWA) 8-3-2-2-2 Wilson Lew (QIK) 6-1-5-2-1 James Li (HYP) 14-8-1-1-1 Chris Moore (FAS) 14-5-4-1-2 Bryant Picone (NYF) 10-15-4-5-3 Derrick Tyson (SWA) 11-11-1-4-1 Jason Wu (HYP) 31-3-1-5-1
Discorama Rookie of the Week D. Tyson (SWA) 11 pts, 11 reb, 4 stl
Tyson has been the focal point down the stretch in every game he has played in. And, SWA has has gone 2-1 since he joined the team.
Runner-Up: Michael Thompson (QIK) 16 pts, 4 3FGs
The "John Starks" Award Min Park (AOD) | 4-15 FGs (.267)
Everyone in the league knows Park will shoot and when he gets it going, he's tough to stop. But, in his first game in Wk 3, he looked rusty.
Dishonorable Mention: R. Kim (FAS) 1-8 FGs
The "Chris Dudley" Award Ian Yu (HYP) | 1-9 FTs (.111)
As well as Yu played, his 8 missed FTs might have cost them the game. He'll have better FT shooting days but this one will be hard to forget.
Dishonorable Mention: A. Gillespie (SWA) 2-8 FTs
2K9 FALL Week 4 Results
2K9 FALL WEEK 4 RESULTS
Player of the Game Derrick Tyson (SWA) 11 pts, 11 rebs
QIK (F) Vic Chia eleveates over the Slayers' defense for two of his four 4th quarter points.
Quicks huge against no. 1 Slayers
MLK HS, NYC -- The no. 1 Slayers taking on the upstart NYC Quicks started off as a classic showdown between a powerhouse and a team trying to prove it was ready to win its first Chip. Through two quarters, it was virtually even with the Quicks, holding a 24-23 lead but the tempo of the game so far was played to the Slayers' pace. SLA's defense had held a high-octane offense to 10 pts below their pace.
Into the 3rd qtr, the Slayers could score but increasingly struggled to stop QIK, a credit to their credit depth. Every time they focused on a player, the Quicks found another.(more...)