FBNYC's 'Freak' falls just short of taking CCNY to Finals NEW YORK, NY -- The FBNYC staff was just talking about going down to check out former FBNYCer Alex Stewart and his CCNY team when we heard they'd advanced to the Semis in the CUNYAC playoffs. Well, we were a little too late.
CCNY lost to York College 65-62, one win shy of the title game. But congrats to Al and the Beavers for a valiant effort. Big Al finished with 10 pts on 5-6 shooting and five rebounds and was CCNY's regular starter at forward. -- FBNYC
Occidental Conference shocks and awes with blowout win
Occidental Conference All-Stars: (under and left of rim; left to right) Jon Scheiman (BTR), Dave Scheiman (BTR), Christian Stevens (BTR), Manfred Mui (X-FTR), Zhang Huang (PS1), Will Lee (PS1), Will Wang (PS1), Wei Zeng (X-FTR), Drew Chen (BZA), Coach: Anthony Thambynayagam.
Oriental Conference All-Stars: (right of rim; left to right) Chris Youn (NYCFoF), Roger Redhead (NYCFoF), Joseph Son (INI-D), Anthony Ng (STR), John Park (INI-D), Rich Chang (NYCFoF), Kevin Quach (STR), Larry Leung (STR), Dan Kim (NYCFoF), Carson Yiu (NYCFoF), Coach: Liren Teng.
As if he needed anymore honors, Pogo's 27 points and 15 rebounds easily makes him this season's All-Star MVP.
OCC ALL-STARS 102 ORC All-Stars 76
Team Stat Comparison
C. Stevens 27
C. Youn 23
C. Stevens 15
C. Youn 7
J. Scheiman 6
C. Youn 2
Z. Huang 4
K. Quach 2
C. Stevens 1
R. Chang 1
CHELSEA PIERS -- Despite the fact the All-Star Game is really just fun and games, it doesn't make the players involved any less competitive. The typical All-Star proceedings start with little defense, lots of razzle dazzle, mostly ugly, some fantastic, and suddenly, late in the second half each team turns it on. Well, the OCC turned it on... the ORC did not.
In a shocker, the seemingly overmatched Occidental Conference makes it no contest early in the second half, and in fact, tops the century mark--a first for any game this season.
Despite the Oriental Conference establishing itself as the deeper, and in fact, stronger conference all season long, the OCC All-Stars remind us all why you still have to play the game. While both teams actually did play defense from the tip (more than is really necessary for an All-Star affair) it was more fatigue from the days' playoff games that contributed to the poor shooting.
The Occidental Conference would soon, however, find its stroke and start to pull away. Even X-Factor center Manfred Mui sank a three. Only Roger Redhead's five first half 3s kept the ORC in the game.
The second half saw the OCC continue to pull away with a 3-pt barrage and huge advantage on the offensive boards--particularly from the BTR crew who saw their entire Big Three (Scheiman, Scheiman & Stevens) make squad. Late in the second half, OCC coach Anthony "Duke Hogwild" Thambynayagam would ride the combination of BTR's Big Three, X-Factor's Wei Zeng and Bonzai's Drew Chen all the way to the finish. The tiring ORC All-Stars had no answer and ORC coach Liren Teng could only resort to desperate crowd pleasing by letting guard Carson Yiu showboat. The result was... well the result was OCC 102 - ORC 76.
And even though it happened two weeks ago, we're going to act like it just went on this Saturday. Call it withdrawal, we needed to post more stats... more pics... more recaps... and most of all, more highlights. --FBNYC
FBNYC 2K6 FALL "A" League All-Star Highlights... yea, we only put it in the good stuff, so... NYC Fury guard Carson Yiu's lefty self-pass off the backboard that instead went out of bounds... nah, didn't make it. Maybe next season.
FBNYC 2K6 FALL Championship Highlights
Just in time for Turkey Day... FBNYC 2K6 Fall Chip highlights hosted by yours truly Charles Bok Lee and my main man, Kenny "The Jet" Li. So when you get tired of watching foosball, sit down by the computron and peep the Chip before you pass out from that turkey hormone. Happy Holidays, y'all.
FBNYC 2K6 FALL Championship
Introducing Your FBNYC 2K6 FALL "A" League Champs... NYC Fury take the Fastbreak NYC Champions Cup in just their second season
FBNYC 2K6 FALL CHAMPION NYC FURY: (L to R) Fergus Ravanes, Roger Readhead, Andrew de Leon, Chris Youn, Dan Kim, Rich Chang and Carson Yiu (not pictured: Eric Wang and Jeff Moy).
NEW YORK CITY -- In one of those rare instances that a Championship game actually lives up to the hype, we were witness last Saturday at Chelsea Piers. NYC Fury versus Below the Rim, two 9-1 teams on a collision course for the FBNYC Champion's Cup.
Kenny "The Jet" Li: The Rimmers got it started right from the tip with Dave Scheiman launching and connecting on a 25-foot bomb. And this was key, because they Fury could have gotten nervous with D-Shine clicking from the get-go but they answered. Swinging the ball against the BTR 3-2 zone until Redhead freed himself up in the corner for a matching three-pointer. Right then, you knew it was gonna be a game.
On defense, the Fury came out in what looked like a box-and-three, manning up with Dan Kim, Chris Youn and Andrew de Leon on BTR's big three lawyers, Scheiman, Scheiman and Stevens and leaving Rich Chang to cover the paint, while Roger Redhead roamed the perimeter to trap.It worked mostly. The Rimmers had a hard time figuring out how to get easy buckets, particularly when Redhead freelanced the trap. But the zone left the backside boards hard to cover and Fury center Rich Chang had some trouble adjusting at first. Timely shooting and Fury foul trouble kept the Rimmers in it early. They would, however, have to come out of their 3-2 zone after back-to-back three-pointers by Fury PG, Dan Kim. Against man, the Fury executed the pick-and-roll well enough on consecutive possessions to force a BTR timeout.
Charles Bok Lee: Yea, but the Fury didn't capitalize on BTR's man D as much as they should have. Furries should have isolated more with Below the Rim guard Jimmy Chang holdin' Dan Kim. He might be the fastest player in the league right now and in an isolation situation, he could have dominated. Also, the Fury's defense, who had been solid throughout the first half, building an eight point lead early in the half--and seriously looking like they were going to pull away--but they couldn't stop fouling. Free throws put the the Rimmers back within two until reserve guard Fergus Ravanes' buzzer-beater before the half.
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