Hey sports fans! Another year of CCU basketball is starting and I am excited to be writing about our new team playing in the 7/8th-grade division. This team was started by Nick Wong and is being coached by Murphy Lau.
The 7th/8th division is pretty interesting because there can be a big difference in height between a 7th grader and an 8th grader! The team that we played on Wednesday night fooled me at first because they actually have some 6th graders on their team and they were pretty short. Our team is all 8th graders and on the whole, our team was a lot taller.
However, a lot of their team plays together year around in different Asian basketball leagues. And their experience showed. Our guys put up a good fight in the first half and were even leading in the first part of the game. But once they but their big guys in, there was no stopping them. And their little guys were good too!
But there were definitely some standouts for our team. Jalan Belton had a great game with 15 points, 10 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 blocked shot. Otto Gin also played well with 11 points (two 3 point buckets) and 4 steals. Alex Cheung and Brian Nguyen both contributed 4 points and 3 rebounds each. Ryan Lau stole the ball and put it in the hoop for 2 points. The final score was 36 to 46.
Even though these guys didn't score they contributed: Nathan Pen grabbed 4 rebounds and had 3 assists; Calvin Ng grabbed 1 rebound, 1 steal and had 1 assist; Ethan Hom had 1 rebound and Nick Wong had 1 steal.
It was a tough first game, but this is just the start. I'm looking forward to seeing what they will do the rest of the season. Our next game is Wednesday, June 14th at 8:30 pm at Mercy High School. Come and cheer us on!