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!

 

[CCU BASKETBALL] Solid Win!

After a long week (3 games in the span of 7 days), our youth team got their 2nd win. It was a solid victory over Sunset Disciples, 51-35.

It was nice since they had a pretty tough game on Wednesday against Hope EFC. In that game, they lost 32-61. The Wednesday game started out rough since the guys from Oakland were stuck in Bay Bridge traffic and the four SF guys (Otto, Ethan, Calvin, and Nick) had to start the game.

They actually were able to hold their own for the first 5 minutes. But unfortunately, once the Oakland guys jumped into the game, Hope EFC got into their groove and just led the whole game.

As always, even in defeat, there are always highlights. Jalan Belton continues to be the high scorer putting up 16 points in this game. He had two 3 point shots and 5 baskets. He also had two blocked shots, grabbed 5 rebounds and 2 steals. Ryan Lau had a great game with a season-high 7 points. He hit one 3 point shot, took a steal to the hole for two points and hit another basket. He also grabbed 3 rebounds and another steal.

Otto Gin continues to play well, stealing the ball and driving to the basket for two points and hitting another basket for 4 points. He also grabbed 4 rebounds and had 2 assists. Nick Wong continues to be a great rebounder, with 6 rebounds, 1 steal and one 3 point shot. Calvin Ng put in one basket, had 2 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal.

Defensively, Ethan Hom and Brian Nguyen each had 3 rebounds.

Now back to Saturday's triumph. I'm proud to say that everybody on the team scored! Not surprisingly, Jalan was the high scorer with 16 points again. He had one 3 point shot, one "and 1", 2 put-back baskets and 3 other baskets. He also grabbed 7 more rebounds, 2 steals, 3 assists and 2 block shots.

Otto Gin had great game putting up two 3 point shots, a basket, and a free throw. He also had a team-high 4 steals and 3 rebounds. It was nice to see Nathan Pen back and he contributed 8 points (2 put-back baskets and 2 baskets) and grabbing 9 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal.

Calvin Ng hit two 3 point shots for 6 points and got 1 steal. Nick Wong drove two rebounds to the hole for 4 points as well as grabbing 4 additional rebounds. Ethan Hom hit a 3 point shot and grabbed 3 rebounds. Ryan Lau also hit a 3 point shot as well as 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals. Brian Nguyen hit one basket and 4 rebounds and 1 steal.

Great effort guys! I hope we can get at least one more win in our last two games. We get a break next week, so rest up and practice hard! 

 

 

[CCU BASKETBALL] Within Reach

On Thursday, our Silver team played their best game of the season. And although victory was within reach, it eluded them once again and they were defeated 44-48.

They had a full team this week and it was nice to see Tony Wong and Jason Ching back in the lineup. Tony Wong was the high scorer this week with 10 points (one 3 point shot, 2 buckets and 3 free throws. He also grabbed 5 rebounds, 2 steals and had 2 assists. Jason also contributed 8 points with an "AND 1," a 3 point shot and two more free throws. He got 2 assists, 1 steal, and 1 rebound.

Matt Kwong had another solid game with 2 buckets and a free throw for 5 points. He grabbed 1 rebound and had 1 assist. Kevin Bowman had a relatively quiet game, getting into foul trouble early and eventually fouling out in the 2nd half. He still did score 5 points (one 3 point shot and one basket) and grabbed 4 rebounds. Calvin Ho had a great game scoring one 3 point shot and a basket for 5 points as well as grabbing 4 rebounds, 1 steal and 4 assists.

Rounding out the scoring, Sadik hit a basket and two free throws for 4 points as well as grabbing the team high 6 rebounds and 1 steal. Kevin Chow also hit 2 buckets for 4 points and had 3 rebounds and 1 assist. Brian Regis hit his three point shot and stole the ball twice.

Defensively Wen Kai had 1 steal, Tao Huang grabbed 1 steal, 1 rebound and had 1 assist. Jonathan Ching had 1 assist and 1 rebound.

The guys played great and looked good. It definitely was the best game so far. Looking forward to more!