Wednesday Recap [CCU GOLD TEAM]

I definitely have to give props to our CCU Gold team for their game this past Wednesday night. What looked to be a blowout by Golden Gate Christian Reform Church ended up to be a thrilling come from behind game. Our guys were down 18 to 33 at halftime but at the end of the game Jonathan Ching had a chance to tie the game with a three point shot, but the basket fell after the buzzer and the guys were defeated 49 to 53. But what a game!

Jonathan was back to his usual game, hitting three 3-point shots and a bucket for a total of 11 points, 1 rebound and 1 steal. Brian Regis finally came alive and hit three 3-point shots and a bucket, also scoring 11 points. Christian Szetu continues to play well hitting one 3-point shot, 2 baskets and a free throw for a total of 8 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 steals.

Kevin Bowman played a solid game, hitting 4 points, 4 steals and 3 rebounds. Jacky Guan had a terrific 2nd half scoring 4 points and grabbing 4 rebounds and 2 steals. Tony Wong didn't enter the game until the last few minutes but scored 4 points (including two free throws) with 1 steal and 1 rebound. Matt Kwong hit an AND 1 for 3 points, 3 steals and 2 rebounds. Rounding out the scoring, Sadik Twal scored 2 points, 1 rebound and 2 steals and Kevin Chow hit one basket and grabbed 3 rebounds. Defensively, Derrick Tat grabbed 2 rebounds, Emmu Zhou had 3 rebounds and 1 steal, and Wenkai Wen had 1 steal.

Come out and watch these guys play next Wednesday at 8:30p July 18th at MLK Middle School!

 

Monday Recap [CCU FROSH/SOPH TEAM]

Another tough loss, this time against a very good West Portal Lutheran team. The game was pretty much neck and neck the whole time until the very end when SFEFC lost steam and West Portal pulled ahead for the win, 52-57.

However, Jalen Belton scored a tremendous 32 points in the loss, also grabbing 8 rebounds and 4 steals. Calvin Ng had his best game of the season scoring 9 points with one 3 point shot, 2 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 assist. Ryan Lau had a great game as well scoring 7 points with one 3 point shot, 6 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 assists. Nick Wong was held to only 2 points and grabbed 2 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 assist. Jerry Huang played really well, contributing 2 points, 3 rebounds and 1 steal.

Their next game is on Monday July 16th at 9:30p at Holy Trinity. Looking forward to our team coming back and finishing the season strong. Thanks again to strong support from the College team and Day Camp counselors!

Here is a clip of the highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR98agiKOWg

Monday Recap [CCU FROSH/SOPH TEAM]

This one was a nail-biter! The City Impact team led most of the game up until the end when SFEFC was able to tie the score. But unfortunately City Impact inched ahead by one point and even though we had a chance to win it, the basket would not fall in the end and SFEFC was defeated 33 to 34.

It was a great game with lots of highlights. Jalen Belton continues to be the big scorer with 15 points including 4 three-point shots for a total of 15 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocked shots. Nick Wong had a great night scoring 8 points with 1 three-point shot, 2 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 assist. Nate Pen also had a terrific game scoring 8 points with an AND 1, 2 rebounds and 2 steals.

Ryan Lau had a quiet scoring game with only 2 points but had 8 rebounds and 2 steals! Calvin Ng grabbed 1 rebound, 1 steal, 1 assist and 1 blocked shot. Ethan Hom grabbed 2 rebounds and 1 steal.Jerry Huang had 1 rebound and Aniyah Santiago had 1 steal and 1 rebound.

It was great to see the College team and Day Camp Counselors come and support us - thanks!

You can watch the clip here

Wednesday Recap [CCU COLLEGE GOLD TEAM]

The guys played a good game this past Wednesday night but eventually were defeated by Chinese Church of the Nazarene 35 to 45.

Kevin Bowman had a solid game, scoring 10 points with one 3 point shot and 3 free throws along with 4 steals and 1 rebound. Kevin Chow came in second, scoring 6 points and grabbing 3 rebounds. Tony Wong had a good game contributing an AND 1, for a total of 5 points and 3 rebounds. Christian Szeto continues to play great with 4 points, 1 rebound 3 steals and 1 assist.

Rounding out the scoring, Jonathan Ching hit one 3 point shot and 1 rebound. Sadik Twal scored 2 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist. Brian Regis hit one basket, 2 steals and 1 rebound. Matt Kwong got one basket, 3 rebounds and 1 blocked shot. Jacky Guan hit one free throw, 2 rebounds and 1 assist. Defensively Lemuel Chan grabbed 2 rebounds, Wenkai Wen had 3 rebounds and Derrick Tat had 2 rebounds and 1 steal.

The guys have a bit of a break until their next game on July 11th. See you there!

You can watch the game here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mKwKEz8EmM&t=23s and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR7WGm6KGDg

Pulling Ahead [CCU FROSH/SOPH TEAM]

SFEFC's Frosh/Soph team is continuing their winning ways with a 2nd victory this past Monday night. The game started off a little tough when Nazarene's players kept hitting 3 point shots like crazy. SFEFC was down by quite a few in the beginning. But our team didn't give up and by halftime they had caught up and were ahead by 1 point. Ryan Lau grabbed a rebound and put in the basket for the go ahead shot at the end of the 1st half, 18 to 17.

In the 2nd half, the team pulled ahead and never looked back winning 44 to 27. Jalen Belton had another fantastic game scoring 23 points, 4 rebounds, 9 steals and 2 assists. Nick Wong had a great game as well scoring 6 points, 2 rebounds and 1 steal. Nathan Pen had 6 points, 2 steals, 2 rebounds and 1 assist. Ryan Lau also had another good game contributing 5 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals and 5 assists. Ethan Hom had 2 assists and 1 steal. Aniyah Santiago scored 2 points and Jerry Huang scored 2 points with 5 rebounds and 3 steals.

Great game team! Our next game is Monday 6/25 at 8:30p

 

Friday Night Highlights [CCU COLLEGE GOLD TEAM]

The SFEFC Gold team went down in defeat on Friday 20 to 33 against Cumberland, but there were definitely some highlights. The scoring was fairly evenly distributed.

Kevin Chow had a great game with 4 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals. Kevin Bowman had another strong game with 4 points, 2 rebounds and 4 steals. Matt Kwong also scored 4 points, 2 rebounds and 1 steal. Jonathan Ching had a quiet night with one 1 three point shot and 1 rebound. Christian Szeto had a great first game with 3 points, 2 assists and 3 steals. Tony Wong scored 2 points and 2 steals. Brian Regis also snagged two steals and Derrick Tat grabbed 2 rebounds.

Come for our next game on Wednesday 6/20 at 6:30pm!

In and Out [CCU BASKETBALL-GOLD TEAM]

I love In-And-Out hamburgers, but in and out shots are frustrating. Unfortunately in our gold team's first game there were a lot of good shots that just wouldn't fall.

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This was coach Tony Wong's first game. Tony is in a long line of hallowed basketball players who step up into the coaching role. Thanks Tony for being willing to do this for the team!

The guys started off well with the lead, but that evaporated quickly when Hope Lutheran put on the man to man defense. As stated previously, the shots weren't falling for us, but did for our opponents and SFEFC was defeated 49 to 36.

Definitely a bright spot for the team was Jonathan Ching who hit FOUR 3-point shots plus an AND 1 for a total of 15 points. Sadik Twal also had a great game hitting 3 baskets plus 2 free throws for a total of 8 points, 5 rebounds, 1 blocked shot and 1 steal. Kevin Bowman also put in a strong showing with a 3-point shot and and a basket for 5 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 assist.

Rounding out the scoring, Kevin Chow hit one basket but also grabbed 9 rebounds and 1 steal. Wenkai Wen had one basket and 1 rebound. Matt Kwong had one basket and 1 assist. Defensively Brian Regis grabbed 3 rebounds and Derrick Tat had 1 rebound.

Looking forward to our next game this Friday at 8:30p at Martin Luther King Middle School. See you there!

Great Start Over NewStart! [CCU BASKETBALL YOUTH Frosh/Soph]

Hi Sports Fans! It is that time of year again and I'm happy to report that the first game of the CCU Season was won by our youth Frosh/Soph team!

The first half was a close match. Maybe all the players had first game jitters but lots of baskets that were shot did not fall. In fact, most of the first half our team was losing. But Aniyan Santiago drove  the ball in to close the gap at the end of the 2nd half and the score was 9 to 10 at half-time.

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Thankfully, the second half, the buckets started to fall and SFEFC pulled ahead and never looked back, winning 33 to 24. Congrats team on your first win!

Everyone played a terrific game, but definitely, a highlight was Jalen Belton with 17 points (hitting THREE 3-point shots in the 2nd half) as well as grabbing 15 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 assist. Nick Wong had a great game with 5 points and 1 rebound. Newcomer Aniyan Santiago put up 4 points, grabbed 3 rebounds and had 1 assist. Also new this year is Jerry Huang who scored a basket and Wynn Guo who grabbed a rebound.

Returning defensive star Ryan Lau had a blocked shot, 3 rebounds and 5 steals as well as hitting 1 free throw. Nathan Pen also had a great defensive game grabbing 6 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 assist and hitting 1 free throw. Calvin Ng had 2 rebounds and 1 free throw and Ethan Hom hit 2 free throws.

Great game and we are looking forward to the rest of the season! The next game is Monday June 18th at 8:30p at Holy Trinity 999 Brotherhood Way. See you there!

[CCU BASKETBALL] Finishing on a High Note

Well, it is the end of the CCU summer basketball season :( It's been a fun summer watching our teams play. Every week they came out and gave their all. It was nice for them to end their season with a solid win over the Presbyterian Church in Chinatown, a team that they previously lost to in overtime. Redemption!

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Kevin Bowman was back in form this past Tuesday with team high 14 points. Although PCC kept the game relatively close through the game, SFEFC pretty much led the whole way. However in the last few minutes, as PCC started edging closer, Bowman nailed the win by hitting SEVEN free throws (which quieted the PCC fans)!! He also grabbed 4 rebounds, 2 steals and had 1 assist.

Brian Regis had a spectacular game, scoring a season high 8 points! He hit two 3 point shots and a basket along with 2 rebounds and 1 steal. Sadik Twal had another great game scoring 6 points, two of which were awesome tip in baskets. He also grabbed 5 rebounds, 1 assist and had 1 blocked shot. Calvin Ho had a solid game with 5 points (one 3 point shot and putting a rebound back for a basket). He also grabbed 3 additional rebounds.

Rounding out the scoring, Jason Ching had 3 points (1 basket and 1 free throw), along with 2 rebounds and 2 assists. Matt Kwong scored a basket along with grabbing 4 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 assist. Tony Wong hit 2 free throws and 3 rebounds. Kevin Chow hit 1 free throw and 2 rebounds.

Defensively, Emmu Zhou did well on the boards, grabbing 4 rebounds. Wenkai Wen snagged a rebound as well. 

Thanks for everyone who showed up to the games and also thank you to Tim Wai for all the photos that he shot! See you all next summer!

[CCU BASKETBALL] Too Close

The Silver team's season is coming to an end with Tuesday, July 25th's Consolation game. I have to say that moving up from the Bronze to the Silver division was tough, but for almost every game, I think the guys had a chance to win.

They definitely had a chance to beat Chinese Church of the Nazarene, the team they beat last week. But unfortunately, the birthday magic was gone. The game was close pretty much the whole time. SFEFC trailed at the half 17 to 22, but with 10 minutes left they tied the game. Then again with 5 minutes left, the game was tied. Frustratingly, most of the shots our team took in the last few minutes refused to drop and they ended up losing 31 to 34.

However, Sadik Twal had a great game and was the high scorer with 10 points! He had 3 rebounds that he put back for baskets as well as 2 additional baskets. He grabbed a total of 9 rebounds and 2 steals. Nice!

Everyone else had a bit of a quiet game. Jonathan Ching had 4 points, both coming from steals that he took to the hoop. He also had 2 rebounds. Tony Wong hit only 1 basket and 1 free throw, along with 3 rebounds and 1 assist. Jason Ching only hit 3 points as well - 3 free throws. (Nice job hitting your free throws!) He also had 1 rebound and 1 steal. Brian Regis hit one 3 point shot and grabbed a rebound.

The opposing team was able to shut Kevin Bowman down, he only scored 2 points but was able to grab 5 rebounds, 2 steals, and 3 assists. Calvin Ho hit a basket and 2 rebounds before fouling out. Matt Kwong hit a basket and 1 rebound and Emmu Zhao scored 2 points. Defensively, Kevin Chow had 2 rebounds and 1 steal.

The next game is Tuesday July 25th at 7:30 pm at Mercy High and hoping that the guys can end the season with a win! Come and cheer them on!

[CCU BASKETBALL] Youth Team Ends On a Win

The Youth team finished up their season this past Wednesday with a nice win over CUMC 48 to 39. They ended their first season together with a respectable 3-4 record. They definitely had the chance to win a few more games, but we will leave that for next season!

We didn't have Jalan Belton this week, but Otto Gin totally stepped up. Otto scored a team high 16 points with 6 of his points coming from steals and taking it to the hole. He also hit two 3 point shots, 2 baskets, 4 steals and 1 rebound. Great game Otto!

A second high scorer this week was Ryan Lau. Ryan scored 12 points hitting two 3 point shots, driving 2 steals to the basket and hitting another bucket. He also had 6 rebounds, 4 steals and 1 assist.

Three guys scored 6 points: Ethan Hom hit two 3 point baskets and grabbed 2 rebounds and 1 steal. Nathan Pen hit 3 baskets and had a team high 12 rebounds, 1 steal, 4 assists and 1 blocked shot. It took a while for Nick Wong to score, but he finally was able to get 3 baskets late in the game. He also continued to play great defense grabbing 7 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 assist. Calvin Ng played a solid game, scoring a basket, grabbing 6 rebounds and 1 steal.

Thanks to Murphy Lau for coaching our team this season! I hope you all enjoyed playing and thanks for all those who came to support the team. See you all next season!

[CCU BASKETBALL] Birthday Boy Bowman Contributes to First Win

Birthday boy Kevin Bowman helped propel our silver team to their first win on Saturday over the Chinese Church of the Nazarene! Bowman had an amazing game with 16 points (including a 3 point shot plus an "AND 1." He also grabbed 5 rebounds, 1 assist and secured the win with a last second steal from the opposing team who was trying to tie the game. Thanks for saving us from going into overtime! Happy Birthday, Bowman!

Supporting the win, Tony Wong contributed a solid 8 points with a 3 point shot, 1 free throw and 2 baskets. He also grabbed 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals and did NOT foul out. Jason Ching also put up 8 points with one 3 point shot, 1 free throw and 2 baskets as well. He got 2 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists. Jonathan Ching also contributed 8 points with two 3 point baskets and 1 bucket. He also had a leaping blocked shot, 3 rebounds and 2 steals.

Brian Regis (with his stylish new haircut) hit two 3 point shots, grabbed 2 rebounds, 2 steals and had 1 assist. Emmu Zhou put in one free throw and had 5 rebounds. Kevin Chow played solid defense with 6 rebounds and 2 steals.

This win made up for the overtime loss the guys suffered on Thursday versus the Presbyterian Church in Chinatown. For the Thursday game, our guys started off great with an 8-0 lead, but that quickly evaporated once the PCC started hitting a few 3 point shots. The game was neck and neck through the rest of the game and EFC was leading the game 34 to 33 with 15 seconds left. Within 10 seconds EFC scored 1 point and PCC scored 2 points to tie the game.

Even in overtime it was a battle with both teams each scoring a basket. But as Jonathan Ching wrote, "They splashed a 2 with 4 seconds left" and the game was over. SFEFC was defeated 37 to 39.

The high scorer for Thursday's game was Tony Wong who also fouled out before the game ended and did not play in overtime. He hit 3 baskets and 3 free throws as well as getting 4 rebounds and 2 steals. 

Sadik Twal had one of his best games with 6 points (2 perfect free throws, a tip-in, and a rebound with a put back). He also had a blocked shot and grabbed 8 rebounds. Great game Sadik! Kevin Bowman also had 6 points with 8 rebounds and 1 steal.Jason Ching had a good game with 5 points (a basket and 3 free throws) along with 3 rebounds and 1 assist. Calvin Ho contributed 4 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 steals. Brian Regis hit a 3 point shot and had 1 steal and 1 rebound. Jonathan Ching had a quiet game with 1 free throw, 1 blocked shot and 1 rebound.

Defensively, Emmu Zhou grabbed 3 rebounds and Tao Huang had 1 steal and 1 rebound.

Even though they lost on Thursday, Saturday's win put everything in perspective. With the season winding down, the silver team has 2 games left. Come and cheer them on!

[CCU BASKETBALL] Short-handed

Our youth team had a tough game on Saturday versus Fellowship Bible Church. With Nick Wong, Ethan Hom and Brian Nguyen missing, the team was a bit short-handed and they lost 25 to 44. However, they did their best and it was great to see Alex Cheung back out there after missing a number of games.

Jalan Belton took a lot of hits but kept at it and scored a team-high of 9 points. He had one 3 point shot, and 3 baskets, as well as 13 rebounds, 2 assists and 1, blocked shot. Otto Gin had another great game with two 3 point shots and a basket, along with 3 steals and 1 rebound.

Ryan Lau had a good game, contributing 4 points (one 3 point shot and 1 free throw) He also grabbed 2 rebounds, 3 steals and had 2 assists. Calvin Ng hit a 3 point shot with 3 rebounds and 1 assist. Nathan Pen had 6 rebounds and one basket and Alex Cheung contributed 1 steal and 2 rebounds.

Our last game is Wednesday July 19th at 6:30pm, come and cheer our guys on!