[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!