crescent basketball

CBL news and updates from @CrescentBball

Week 3 Scoreboard: Preview Edition Thursday,Mar 23 2017


Time

Match-Up

Previews, Predictions, Results

 

Week 3 Game 1

 

8:00 pm @ RFK

FRIDAY

March 24, 2017

 

Eagles vs. Imaan

 

For the first time ever in CBL history, there will be Friday night ball.  The Eagles will square off vs. Imaan.  This is not really a rivalry as Imaan have beaten the Eagles every single time they played in their history (4-0). Well this time it is different because the Eagle are soaring high with the likes of Saleh, Qasim, and All Pro Azfar.  On the other side, we have the same old dull Imaan who have shocked many with a 2-0 start.   The keys to this game will be the offense of Imaan.  By now even the porter at Imaan HS knows their plays.  Set picks for Sy, post up Wais, and Tariq to the corner and Zak’s occasional trey where he stares at the crowd.   BIG DEAL!  Moe H has been brought in to penetrate and create some excitement.  Let’s see how he performs versus his buddy and former teammate Saleh.  The community does see Imaan winning in ugly fashion.    Score Prediction: 54-52 imaan

 

Results/Recap:

Final Score:

 

Week 3 Game 2

 

9:00 pm @ RFK

FRIDAY

March 24, 2017

 

 

Decepticons vs. Thunder

 

And there you have it.  Moe B finally has a balanced squad.  He handpicked each teammate and must be liking the results.  Their opponent Thunder who is full of passion and excitement with the Sofizadas full force.  This will be an old school contest.  Bear vs. Suhail.  Omar vs Moe B.  Waqas vs. Maaz.  Abdullah vs. Sami Rab.  My my how things have come full circle.  The community sees Thunder winning this one in the final 3 mins.  The key is Waqas defense and Abdullah’s ability to sustain an entire game.  Score Prediction: 49-46 thunder

 

Results/Recap:

Final Score:

 

Week 3

Game 3

10:00 pm @ RFK

FRIDAY

March 24, 2017

 

Blazers vs. YBD

 

Captain Jean has done a superb job in following league guidelines and putting forth a good team.  However, have you heard the statement Good Guys finish Last.  Well that is happening to the Blazers unless they can turn it around.  Their offense and defense come in spurts.  Ansal is strong and confident but his mates and him are not on the same page.  Their opponent in YDK led by E are indeed on the same page and probably licking their chops to get this easy win.  Come on Jean prove us wrong!  Score Prediction: 55-42 yDk

 

Results/Recap:

Final Score:

 

Week 3

Game 4

7:00 pm @ QHST

SUNDAY

March 26, 2017

 

Queens Finest vs. OGz

Two teams who generally live in greater Queens will square off in the first game on Sunday.  Both squads are coming off impressive performances.  The Batista led OGz playe a record 5 OTs and finished the game tied vs. PPs after trailing big.  So they will take it. QF beat Blazers and seem to be gelling with their star Sean.  We expect a back and forth physical battle with leads and ties.  At the end, we see Sean taking over and putting his team on top.  Rahi will have his hands full. Score Prediction: 60-53 queens finest

 

Results/Recap:

Final Score:

 

Week 7

Game 5

8:00 pm @ QHST

SUNDAY

March 26, 2017

 

The Family vs. ABs

The Family have forwards and more forwards.  If they can get a speedy guard, they will have wins and more wins.  They take on ABs who have everything Fahad’s heart desires led by smooth floor general Rishi and the bruiser himself called Nick.  The community sees Nick and company inching a win over The Family in a high scoring affair.  There will be no answer for Rishi aka Mr. Smooth.  core Prediction: 57-52 abs

 

Results/Recap:

Final Score:

 

Week 7

Game 6

9:00 pm @ QHST

SUNDAY

March 26, 2017

 

Mujahideen vs. PPs

The Mujahideen are 2-0 and Usama is talking a lot.  In fact a bit too much according to some members.  This week the talk may stop because, up comes Jamaal and his uncle Alim who are on the PPs.  We expect an up-tempo contest filled with deep 3s and swift passing.  Usama and Omar and Kawasi seem to be playing with a lot of confidence. It is  mainly for that reason the community gives the edge to Mujahideen in this early divisional contest. Score Prediction: 62-58 mujahideen

 

Results/Recap:

Final Score:

 

Standings Updated March 20, 2017 Monday,Mar 20 2017


Updated @ Week 2 Games:

       
           

East:

 

 

 

 

 

Teams

Wins

Losses

Tie

Pct

Division

Mujahideen

2

0

0

1000

2-0-0

Priscilla Panthers*

1

0

1

1000

1-0-1

Queens Finest

1

1

0

500

1-1-0

YDK

1

1

0

500

1-1-0

Ogz*

0

1

1

0

0-1-1

Blazers

0

2

0

0

0-2-0

* Tie Game

         
           

West:

 

 

 

 

 

Teams

Wins

Losses

Tie

Pct

Division

Imaan

2

0

0

1000

2-0-0

Autobots

1

1

0

500

1-0-0

Thunder

1

1

0

500

1-1-0

Decepticons

1

1

0

500

1-1-0

Eagles

1

1

0

500

1-1-0

The Family

0

2

0

0

0-2-0

           

Scores, Wk 2:

         

Imaan 45, Thunder 41

       

Deceps 51, Autobots 42

       

Eagles 67, The Family 58

       

Mujahideen 59, YDK 54

       

QF 63, Blazers 47

       

PPs 77, OGz 77, Tie after 5 OTs 

     

 

Previews for March 19 Games (Week 2) at QHST HS:

Game 4 @ QHST 6:55p, YDK vs. Mujahideen:  This game needs to happen soon so Usama and Saffi can finally settle the debate who the better team is.  Well according to the Standings it’s Imaan.  But between these two, we shall find out Sunday when the MVP puts forth his talent versus the Young Dark Knights (YDK) in what we expect to be a very up tempo game with lead changes and ties.  The most intriguing match-up will be Kawasi versus Hanny.  These two premium forwards should decide the game.  The CBL community gives the nod to Kawasi and the Mujahideen in a close battle where the Mujahideen will pull away in the final minutes.    Prediction: 61-52 Mujahideen.

Game 5 @ QHST 7:55p, Blazers vs. Queens Finest:  Two teams that have significantly modified their roster since last season will take the prime-time slot on Sunday.  Blazers have Ansal and company but the QF weapons led by newcomer Sean and old-timer Special K will hold a distinct advantage over the sophomore franchise of Blazers.  The Blazers have shown signs of playing balanced ball.  However, in the final five minutes, their game seems to tank.  Simply put, they need that one ‘go-to’ guy in the stretch.  Meanwhile, the QF has two ‘go-to’ guys in Panajor and Sean.   And this will be the difference for Marlon’s squad in helping them get their first win. Prediction: 55-47 Queens Finest.

Game 6 @ QHST 8:55p, OGz vs. PPs:  Two powerhouses will play in the west-coast game.  PPs with the addition of Jamal are by far a much-improved team than last season.  Meanwhile the defending Champs are struggling to find a consistent roster.  The addition of Eke last week was positive but we hear there are additional holes that need filling.  Nevertheless, as long as Batista, Rahi, and Moe Hoque show, they will be in every game.  We expect this to be a low scoring game as both teams play good defense and don’t give up easy buckets.  At the end, the community sees the PPs pulling out another win as their energy and drive seems to be unmatched led by man-beast. Unless Moe Hoque can take his game to a new level, the OGz will start the season at 0-2.  Prediction: 55-50 PPs.

Standings Updated: 3/16 Games Friday,Mar 17 2017


Updated @ March 16, 2017 Games:

     
           

East:

 

 

 

 

 

Teams

Wins

Losses

Pct

Division

 

YDK

1

0

1000

1-0

 

Priscilla Panthers

1

0

1000

1-0

 

Mujahideen

1

0

1000

1-0

 

Blazers

0

1

0

0-1

 

Queens Finest

0

1

0

0-1

 

OGz

0

1

0

0-1

 
           

West:

 

 

 

 

 

Teams

Wins

Losses

Pct

Division

 

Imaan

2

0

1000

2-0

 

Autobots

1

1

500

1-0

 

Thunder

1

1

500

1-1

 

Decepticons

1

1

500

1-1

 

Eagles

1

1

500

1-1

 

The Family

0

2

0

0-2

 
           

Previews for March 16 Games (Week 2) at RFK HS:

Game 1 @ RFK 7:55p, Thunder vs. Imaan:  We welcome the Sofizada’s return to the CBL and expect them to continue where they left off.  By beating Imaan.  This game will be very exciting from start to finish.  Wais, Moe, and company seem ready to play. The togetherness of Thunder combined by the positive energy of Thunder will be too much for Imaan as their key guys are even struggling in the legends division.  Look for this to be decided in the final 3 mins where Omar and Suhail will seal the deal.  Prediction: 55-51 Thunder

Game 2 @ RFK 8:55p, Autobots vs. Decepticons:  Oh what a match-up.  Two buddies in Fahad and Moe B will square off.  Rishie vs Moe B, Nick vs. Bear, Kirk vs. Maaz, Fahad vs. Hussie – so many intriguing match-ups.  Look for an electric crowd.  The community sees this as a back and forth high tempo battle.  Because the gym is smaller, look for the Deceps to play more physical.  Meanwhile, the ABs are trying to figure out their defense as they let the Eagles score 77 pts in week 1.  This contest is expected to be close throughout with the x factor being Rishi.  If he can bring the balanced attack he did week 1, then the ABs will win via blow out.  At the end the community sees the ABs winning because their defense should be significantly better plus the fact, the Deceps are still building team chemistry.  Make no mistake, the ABs can taste the chip.  Prediction: 58-54 Autobots

Game 3 @ RFK 9:55p, Eagles vs. The Family:  The CBL community were left in aaw after seeing Saleh score 41 pts in week 1 vs. the ABs.  There were calls to the committee to raise Saleh’s rating as he seemed unstoppable.  Well this week they have Azfar (who was injured) as they face a rookie team in The Family who have the likes of Tyronne, Lamant, Trammal and Brandon.  Simply put, it will be the ‘bigs’ of The Family versus the ‘smalls’ of the Eagles.  The key will be how quick the bigs can come back for The Family and if the Eagles can somehow grab some boards and play as ONE unit.   The community predicts this to be a sloppy affair as both teams have new players and still learning each other’s game.  The X factor will be Azfar and his health.  If he is healthy we see the Eagles pulling off a win.  If not, the game will be close and The Family has a legit shot due to their rebounding.  The Eagles are too small to defend The Family – especially if they get hot.    Prediction: 61-54 The Family

Standings Updated - 3/12/2017 Sunday,Mar 12 2017


Updated @ Week 1 Games: March 12, 2017

 
         

East:

 

 

 

 

Teams

Wins

Losses

Pct

Division

YDK

1

0

1000

1-0

Priscilla Panthers

1

0

1000

1-0

Mujahideen

1

0

1000

1-0

Blazers

0

1

0

0-1

Queens Finest

0

1

0

0-1

OGz

0

1

0

0-1

         

West:

 

 

 

 

Teams

Wins

Losses

Pct

Division

Thunder

1

0

1000

1-0

Autobots

1

0

1000

1-0

Imaan

1

0

1000

1-0

Decepticons

0

1

0

0-1

Eagles

0

1

0

0-1

The Family

0

1

0

0-1

         

Scores, Wk 1:

       

Thunder 54, The Family 41

     

YDK 53, Queens Finest 49

     

Mujahideen 62, Ogz 54

     

PPs 58, Blazers 43

       

Autobots 78, Eagles 77

     

Imaan 42, Decepticons 40

     

 

3/12/2017 - @ QHST

7:00 PM

Priscilla Panthers vs Blazers

Two of the more unknown teams will be the first game of the night. Who exactly has Omar Salama included? How good is Jamal? How will Jean’s new additions help bring the Blazers up the Power Rankings? A lot of questions with very few answers make this a toss-up. With a lot of talk on the chat being about Jamal, the community predicts PP to get the W.

Score Prediction: 45-43 Priscilla Panthers

 

Final Score/Recap

 

8:00 PM

Eagles vs Autobots

Last season’s semifinals had a great game between these 2 teams. So it’s easy to assume that the Eagles will win again right? Not so quick – Eagles have lost most of their core while the Autobots somehow figured out a way to add Kirk (That’s some good Psh Psh). With Autobots staying consistent and adding talent, the community easily predicts a W for Captain Fahad and the Autobots.

Score Prediction: 55-48 Autbots

 

Final Score/Recap

 

9:00 PM

Decepticons vs Imaan

CBLs most hated team vs the most beloved brothers. Good vs Evil, Ying vs Yang. Who wins here? Ok back to the game, Imaan has bolstered an already talented team with Moh H. Decepticons are back and the Begawala brothers have added a strong of core bigs with Sami, Bear, Arvin, and everyone’s favorite Shak. Being that Sy & T cancel out Moe and Maaz, the game will come down to the role players. Though Moh h and Wais are talented, the community feels the bigs on Decepticons will overpower Imaan with Rebounding and Defense, making this a surprisingly low scoring game.

Score Prediction: 45-41 Decepticons

 

Final Score/Recap

 

 

 

Week 1 Predictions Thursday,Mar 9 2017


3/9/2017 - @ RFK

8:00 PM

Thunder vs The Family

Two expansion teams will kick off season 12! Captain Sajed has teamed up with the Sofizadas (everyone’s favorite family team) and will face the best of Queen’s Finest and Royals. Both teams have the ability to put up points, but teamwork and level heads may get the best of them, making it hard for the community to unanimously predict a winner. However, the edge goes to The Family as they have last year’s leading scorer in Rafael and a winning pedigree with players coming QF – last season’s #1 ranked team.

Score Prediction: 58-54 The Family

 

Final Score/Recap

 

9:00 PM

YDK vs Queens Finest

Two teams from last year that made some drastic changes will face off in the second game of the season. YDK lost Sami, Shah, & Assad while captain Marlon cut half his winning team from last year and started fresh. The X-Factor matchup will be Special K & Ryan vs Hamdy & Hanny. Being that the Elsayed brothers already know how to win together, the community sees YDK pulling off the win.

 Score Prediction: 51-45 YDK

 

Final Score/Recap

 

10:00 PM

OGz vs Mujahideen

The Champs are here! To close out opening night we have the reigning champs going against the explosive Mujahideen. Kamil has gone on another vacation which seems to lead to success for OGz – Smart move Batista. Meanwhile Usama is setting the chats on fire and seems geared for another MVP award. Rahi and Mir will lead the push on the Defensive end but the loss of Kirk makes this game a bit more even.

The community predicts a blowout in the second half leading to a Mujahideen win.

Score Prediction: 58-50 Mujahideen

 

Final Score/Recap

 

 
 

 

HADITH OF THE DAY
Hadith Of The Week

Abu Hurairah (RA) reported: Messenger of ALLAH (PBUH) said, "Every day the sun rises charity (sadaqah) is due on every joint of a person: you administer justice between two men is a charity; and assisting a man to mount his beast, or helping him load his luggage on it is charity; and a good word is a charity; and every step you take (towards the mosque) for Salat (prayer) is a charity and removing harmful things from the road is a charity".

Team Standings
Team Win Loss
Mujahideen 2 0
Imaan 2 1
Decepticons 2 1
YDK 2 1
Priscilla Panthers 1 0
Eagles 2 1
Autobots 1 1
OGz 1 1
Thunder 1 2
Queens Finest 1 2
The Family 0 2
Blazers 0 3

Top Players
Team Name PPG
Priscilla Panthers Jamal R 30.5
Eagles Saleh 26.67
Eagles Azfar 23
22
Autobots Rishi 22
Mujahideen Usama 21.5
OGz Johnny (Batista) 21

Upcoming Games
Thursday,Mar 30 2017
Blazers  vs  Thunder, at  8:00PM @RFK
Eagles  vs  Priscilla Panthers, at  10:00PM @RFK
YDK  vs  Imaan, at  9:00PM @RFK

CBL Poll
..
Facebook Page
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31  32  33  34  35  36  37  38  39  40  41
   
    © 2008 Crescent Basketball League. All Rights Reserved.