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2015 Playoff Rules And Schedule Thursday,May 28 2015


Post Season Schedule - Season 8:

Day

Date

Time

Event

Venue

Sunday

May 31

8:00 -11:30 p

All Star Day & Special Award

QHST

Thursday

June 4

7:00 -10:30 p

Wildcard & Rd 1

RFK

Sunday

June 7

7:00 -10:30 p

Rd 1 Continued

QHST

Thursday

June 11

7:00 -10:30 p

Semifinals

RFK

Sunday

June 14

7:00 -10:30 p

Wazzap Game, Finals, & Awards

QHST

Playoff Game Rules:

1) Wildcard game - Considered regular Season Game, No Clock Stoppage

2) Rd 1 - No Clock Stoppage

3) Semifinals - Clock Stoppage, 6 Fouls and 5 timeouts

4) Finals - Clock Stoppage, 6 Fouls and 5 timeouts

Player Qualification:

1) Superstar Players - Minimum 7 Games - NO EXCEPTIONS

2) Other Players - 5 Games - Exceptions given on case by case basis

Playoff Format and other rules:

1) Brackets will be determined once Fab 5 selects.

2) No Reseeding

3) Wildcard winner will play on Sunday June 7 - not on same night

4) Higher seeds will choose time and date

5) Stat keeper, referee, and opposing coach will decide on finals MVP

6) All other rules such as no cursing, jersey, etc still apply

7) A team cannot borrow players

8) Game will start as posted on website, maximum delay 10 mins before clock starts

Week 11 - Regular Season Final Week Wednesday,May 27 2015


Week 11 – Scoreboard

Time

Match-Up

Previews, Predictions, Results

7:15 pm @ RFK

Game 1

Bandits vs. Primetime

Simply put: The Bandits win they are in the Wildcard.  If they lose, then the Decepticons are in the wildcard.  Their opponent, the Primetime have nothing to play for but we know MVP candidate Hamdy has a lot to prove as he is trying to accomplish the unthinkable by winning all 3 major awards (MVP, Defense, and Sportsman).  If he can show the CBL community his dynamic skillset this last game it could be the difference.  Now back to the game.  The Bandits are a very physical team and know how to move the ball.  We expect the Bandits to play with the utmost intensity and win in a thriller over the PT.  Other than Hamdy, the rest of the team really has nothing to play for.  That could be a huge mental disadvantage for PT.  Score Prediction: Bandits 43, Primetime 40. 

 

Results:

Final Score:  

Recap:

8:15 pm @ RFK

Game 2

TWSS vs Imaan

Another important match-up for playoff seeding.  If TWSS wins they clinch the 4th seed and Imaan falls out of top 4.  If TWSS loses, they play in the wildcard game and Imaan clinches 4th seed.  Talk about swinging.  In fact, there is a possibility TWSS and Imaan square off in Rd. 1.  Whatever is at stake, we expect both of these two teams to play extremely hard. The focus will be on stopping Tariq and Ali, as both of these guys are playing at a high level.  The wildcard will be the effectiveness of Zach.  His play directly correlates with the success or failure of Imaan.  The community sees Imaan pulling it off in a nail biter as historically Imaan has never lost to TWSS.  Score Prediction: Imaan 51, TWSS 49.      

 

Results:

Final Score:

Recap:  

9:15 pm @ RFK

Game 3

Thunder vs. Fab 5

Both teams have absolutely nothing to play for in terms of standings. So we will assume the Fab 5 will showcase Ryan as best as they can so he has a shot at the MVP.  The Thunder led by Sajed, PJ, and Nadib just love to play hard.  We expect this to be an offensive battle with many oohs and aahs.  Fab 5 will win because that is all they know over the last two seasons.  Score Prediction: Fab 5 60, Thunder 58

 

Results:

Final Score:

Recap:

Season 8: Post Season Schedule Tuesday,May 26 2015


Post Season Schedule - Season 8:
Day Date Time Event Venue
Sunday May 31 8:00 -11:30 p All Star Day & Special Award QHST
Thursday June 4 7:00 -10:30 p Wildcard & Rd 1 RFK
Sunday June 7 7:00 -10:30 p Rd 1 Continued QHST
Thursday June 11 7:00 -10:30 p Semifinals RFK
Sunday June 14 7:00 -10:30 p Wazzap Game, Finals, & Awards QHST

Season 8 All Stars - Elite And Blue Collar - UPDATED Monday,May 25 2015


Elite All Stars - May 31, @ 9:25 pm @ QHST
Crescent East: - Coach Kamil
1. Hamdy, PT
2. Moe H, PT
3. Tariq, Imaan
4. Devaughn, ABs
5. Moe B, Deceps
6. Munir, Deceps
7. Zach, Imaan
Crescent West: - Coach Pops
1. Ryan, Fab 5
2. Maaz, Fab 5
3. Omar, MMs
4. Ali, TWSS
5. Muzz, PPs
6. Omar, PPs
7. Riz, Bandits
Blue Collar All Stars - May 31, @ 8:50 pm @ QHST
Crescent East:
1. Shak, Fab 5
2. Kamil, PT
3. Yamah, Imaan
4. Waqas, TWSS
5. Juan, Bandits
6. Omer, Imaan
7. Faisal. Deceps
Crescent West:
1. Marlon, MMs
2. Lamant, MMs
3. Mike, Chargers
4.. JR, Eagles
5. Nadeeb, Thunder
6. Amin Chargers
7. Fahad, ABs

Week 11 Schedule, Previews, And Results Thursday,May 21 2015


Week 11 Ė Results Ė Part 1:

Time

Match-Up

Previews, Predictions, Results

7:15 pm @ RFK

Game 1

Thunder vs. Chargers

There is not much you can say about this match-up.Both teams are playing for bragging rights.There rocky journey thus far in Season 8 has been similar. ATTENDANCE ISSUES.Tonight we see the Chargers taking it in fast pace offensive battle.Score Prediction: Chargers 52, Thunder 47.

Results:

Final Score: Thunder 71, Chargers 62

Recap: In a battle which really had no implications for the playoff standings, both teams played hard and put on a pretty competitive battle.Mike one of the few steady players from team Chargers did his thing with penetration and tight defense but ultimately Sajed and Nadib played a very consistent game from to start to finish which was the difference.

8:15 pm @ RFK

Game 2

Decepticons vs. MMs

What a final match-up.The MMs and Decepticons once again.This time for playoff lives.The Decepticons need to win to get into the playoffs.A loss will pretty much end their already woeful season.Tonight we will see the M&M boys play like we have never before.All hands will be on deck.The MMs also have not secured a playoff.Therefore, expect Captain Pops to coach like he never did before.We can guarantee there will be clawing, hard fouls, and basket hanging.And not just from the MMs.(:.The community sees the MMs winning due to their balanced squad and the recent play of their role players such as Marlon and Pops.Throw in Femmi and Lamant, Deceps will be on the losing end.††Score Prediction: MMs 55, Deceps 43.††††

Results:

Final Score: MMs 54, Deceps 49

Recap: As they have been doing since they met each other for the very first time in Season 3, these two play intense games.And last night was no different. Both teams needed a win to keep playoff hope alive.In the first few mins the tone was set that this was going to be a difficult game for Deceps because the MMs were just swarming at Moe B.The score was close up until the midpoint of the second half where the defense of MM turned it up a notch and created multiple turnovers which created easy transition baskets on the other side.Captain Pops and Omar led the defensive focus.The Deceps made a push and cut the lead to 5 mainly due to Munirís free throws off a tech and Moe Bís deep shots.However it was too much defense by the MM for Deceps to overcome.Omarís steal from midcourt and conversion on the other end was the dagger.

9:15 pm @ RFK

Game 3

Autobots vs. PPs

A match-up between two play-off bound power houses will take place tonight.Both teams have positioning on their mind.PPs need to clinch 2nd place, ABs want to avoid wildcard.Therefore, we expect an intense defensive grind it out match-up.The key will be who will stop Omarís penetration.If the ABs can minimize Omarís driving and passing zones, they got a shot.Simply put, stop Omar then you got a chance.Community doesnít think ABs have the ability to stop Omar for the entire game.Chris will attempt to contain him but Omarís strength and quick first step will be hard to overcome over a full game.Does this man ever sub?We predict PPs in a thriller.Score Prediction: PPs 50, ABs 49 in OT.

Results:

Final Score: PPs 63, ABs 53s

Recap: The PPs are a team that is clicking on all cylinders right now.Their superstar Omar is the guy that the entire team fed off last night.His explosive speed to the basket created so many opportunities for his mates.On defense, he is the guy that never stops fighting.The PPs pretty much lead coast to coast and coasted to a double digit win.Despite missing Muzz, the PPs still were able to score their average and hold a fully loaded ABs team to 53.With this win, the PPs have confirmed the no. 2 spot as they head into the playoffs.Congratulations team PPs

Season 8 Award Candidates Monday,May 18 2015


League MVP Candidates

Player

Team

Facts

Ryan Rahim

Fab 5

16pts, 9 Rebs, 2 blk, Best Record

Hamdy Elsayed

Primetime

11.5pts, 13 Rebs, 2 blks, Led team to best win % in history

Muzz Hafeez

Priscilla Panthers

13.4pts, 3 assts, 3 rebs, Led team to best win % in history

Tariq Yasin

Imaan

22pts, 10 Rebs, 4 assts, All-around Player, Perfect Attendance

Defensive MVP Candidates

Player

Team

Facts

Hamdy Elsayed

Primetime

13 Rebs, 2 blks, Top Paint Player, Perfect Attendance

Chris

Autobots

Focused Defender, Defends top Point Guard in opposing team

Yamah

Imaan

9+ Rebs, 2+ blks, Excellent Post Defender, Quietly plays hard

Junior (captain)

Eagles

11 Rebs, 1 blks, Excellent Defender, Always plays hard!

Best Sportsman Candidates

Player

Team

Facts

Hamdy Elsayed

Primetime

Overall positive attitude, exemplary influence on crescent community, initiates in-depth video coverage on wazzap on game day even if his team is not playing, maintains cleanliness, perfect attendance

Muzz Hafeez

Priscilla Panthers

Positive approach, puts league ahead of his own team, offers assistance to improve league

Ali Ladak

Team With Sports Spirit

Very Unselfish Attitude, Offers assistance to league, Overall positive influence on Crescent Community

Fahad Samad

Autobots

Volunteers his time to help league, provides constructive feedback in an eloquent manner, well respected member who has brought in several good character members

Award Winners By The Season Sunday,May 17 2015


MVPs Season by Season

Season

Winner

Team

1

Shafiq Yasin

Thunder

2

Alim Nausrudeen

Chargers

3

Moe B

Decepticons

4

Abdurrahman Kareem

Chargers

5

Junior Diaz

MasterMinds

6

Munir Tahir / Shafiq Jamani

Decepticons / DarkKnights

7

Juju Mansour

Team With Sports Spirit

Defensive MVPs Season by Season

Season

Winner

Team

1

Andrew Peters

Bandits

2

Hamdy Elsayed

Warriors

3

Alfredo Montalvo

MasterMinds

4

Pops / Aquilles

MasterMinds / Decepticons

5

Andrew Peters

Bandits

6

Jean Clermont

MasterMinds

7

Omar Khan

Chargers

Best Sportsman - Season by Season

Season

Winner

Team

3

Azeez Farooki

Bandits

4

Amin Hussain-El

Chargers

5

Chris Hinojosa

Decepticons

6

Mamoon Nawabi

Bandits

7

Devaughn Morris

Autobots

 

Week 10 - Final Scorecard Saturday,May 16 2015


Week 10 Ė Final Scorecard:

Time

Match-Up

Previews, Predictions, Results

7:15 pm @ RFK

Game 1

Chargers vs. TWSS

The Chargers have had attendance issues all season long. Yes they have Sami Darwin and AR but they have not shown consistently and as a result a season of nightmare.Their opponent TWSS has had their share of ups and downs but ironically enough they are in the exact same position after 9 games last season Ė which is 4-5 and needing wins to get into the playoffs.This contest should be in the favor of TWSS because they have the attendance and more importantly Ali & Waqas are playing up to their potential. The game will be defensive oriented & TWSS will win by 4. Score Prediction: TWSS 56, Chargers 52.

Results:

Final Score: TWSS 60, Chargers 42

Recap: TWSS led start to finish.While the Chargers put a talented squad on the floor, the lack of team play did not enable them to get into any flow.There were too many 1vs.3 attempts.TWSS realized that and adjusted their defense and won going away.Ali Ladak once again was the main man for them who set the tempo and set up his mates on the floor including CJ who drained from beyond the arc to pace ahead of Chargers.Beck chipped in with 16pts.

8:15 pm @ RFK

Game 2

Decepticons vs. Eagles

The Decepticons pulled off a miraculous win last week vs. PPs & kept playoff hope alive. This week vs. Eagles they will have another test as the Eagles seem to be soaring at the right time. The X factor will be how the guards of Deceps will break free from the Eagles gawking defense.For the Eagles the challenge will be to score points consistently considering they tend to play 1 vs. 3 sometimes and when you factor in the restrictions Ė which could make things tougher. The community sees this as a tough and physical game which may put an end to Deceps season if they are playing from behind.Restrictions or not, the Eagles will take it due to their proven perimeter defense led by Saffi.Score Prediction: Eagles 50, Deceps 43.††††

Results:

Final Score: Eagles 62, Deceps 40

Recap: The Eagles stayed true to their defense and smothered the Decepticons guards the entire night.When they realized the refs were letting them play, they continued the physical onslaught which basically was the difference in the game.Junior and Saffi were the players of the game for Eagles.With this loss the Deceps are in danger of missing playoffs.†† Simply put, they need help.

9:15 pm @ RFK

Game 3

Autobots vs. Fab 5

In what will be the game of the night, two teams who thrive on chemistry and high IQ will square off for playoff positioning rights. The community sees this as a back and forth battle where we will witness Ryan & Maaz vs. Devaughn & Nick canceling each other out. The team whose role players perform better will win.It is hard for the community to pick against a resilient Fab 5 squad who seems to have overcome adversity and challenges each week.They will somehow find a way to win it.Especially if their full squad attends.††Score Prediction: Fab 5 53, ABs 50.

Results:

Final Score: Fab 5 56, ABs 46

Recap: Fab played as one unit and defeated a full attendance ABs team.Maaz, Ryan and the role players performed up to expectation which now puts Fab 5 in sole possession of first place (due to the tie-breaker).What two game losing streak?ABs played sluggish in the first half.In the second half they made a run but ran out of time.

7:05 pm @ QHST

Game 4

Fab 5 vs. Bandits

Game 1 on Sunday will be between the Fab 5 & Bandits. Yes the Fab 5 will play two this week.The history of these two is well publicized.Bandits want revenge from last season when they were eliminated out of the playoffs in embarrassing fashion.This season the Bandits have to get to the playoffs.And if they donít win this week, they will likely be in a huge hole with one game left.Therefore, this game is HUGE.We expect the gritty Bandits to finally put together a good effort and edge out the playoff bound Fab 5 in a physical defensive battle where the Bandits of old will show up. Score Prediction: Bandits 48, Fab 5 44.

Results:

Final Score: Fab 5 58, Bandits 44

We knew the Bandits were doomed when we heard they wonít have their full roster. When the game started they had 5 but didnít capitalize on Fab 5ís miscues in the 1H.The Bandits inconsistent play was the main reason for their demise this game and this season.By the time Fab 5 straightened itself out, they ballooned their lead to double digits and due to the strong play of Ryan, they won soundly.With this win, the Fab 5 once again clinch 1st place.

8:05 pm @ QHST Game 5

MasterMinds vs. Imaan

MMs will be looking for a win over a pretty confident Imaan team.Simply put, MMs need a win to keep playoff hopes alive. Therefore, they need their entire squad to show up.We expect Captain Pops to have his team ready and put forth a brutal physical effort over finesse Imaan team.The community sees MMs holding off Zach and Tariq of Imaan in the final seconds and winning in a nail biter.Score Prediction: MMs 47, Imaan 46.

Results:

Final Score: MMs 57, Imaan 44

The MMs game plan was to show Imaanís guards different looks as possible.They pressed early and often.Each loose ball, each rebound, and each hustle play went in the favor of MMs.Marlon, Pops, and Mike were the key reasons why MMs dominated.In a gutsy move, the Captain of MMs adjusted some his high ranked playersí roles to align with the teamís vision.And it worked as the MMs led from start to finish. With this win, they clinch at least a wildcard spot.

9:05 pm

@ QHST Game 6

Primetime vs. PPs

Week 10 couldnít end with a better contest. Two teams who have been playing CBL style ball all season will square off for playoff positioning. It could very well be for the top spot as Fab 5 would have already played two games.Nevertheless, we expect hard nose defense, excellent ball movement, and a lot of passionate play on the floor.The PT will be led by their floor general Moe H and big man Hamdy while Omar and Muzz will set the tempo for PPs. We anticipate multiple lead changes and ties.Community sees the PPs prevailing in the final minutes due to smart play and converting free throws.†† The PT are an emotional team and will likely be drained by midway second half.Score Prediction: PPs 52, PT 48.

Results:

Final Score: PPs 43, PT 35

In a defensive minded game, the PPs came up huge as they led start to finish and won the game of the week.It was evident that the PPs had more intensity and were ready to rumble.The first half ended with PPs up by 11.If it werenít for Hamdyís solid performance, Primetime would have been embarrassed. His play and overall hustle kept them in fighting distance.However, each time Primetime put a dent in the lead, the PPs came back with huge shots to pace ahead.Muzz was the offensive leader for PPs as his buckets during the most crucial times sealed the win.That explains why he is mentioned in the MVP discussion. With this win, the PPs set themselves for a top 3 finish.Congratulations to Captain Muzz for their first ever playoff berth.

 
 

 

HADITH OF THE DAY
Hadith - May 2015 - Mothers

Once he was asked, 'You are the most kind person to his mother, yet we have never seen you eating with her from a single dish.' He replied, 'I fear that my hand would take the what her eyes have already seen in the dish, and then I would be disobeying her'. [At-Tartushi, Birr al-W‚lidayn] In other words, he was so careful not to disobey his mother that he would even avoid eating out of the same plate as her; He thought that she would see a morsel and intend to take it, but before she did he might unknowingly take that same morsel and eat it. This is how careful he was to obey his mother in the most minute details.

Team Standings
Team Win Loss
Fab 5 8 2
Priscilla Panthers 8 3
Primetime 7 3
Imaan 6 4
Eagles 6 5
MasterMinds 6 5
T.W.S.S. 5 5
Autobots 5 6
Bandits 4 6
Decepticons 4 7
Thunder 3 7
Chargers 1 10

Top Players
Team Name PPG
Fab 5 Maaz 22.4
Decepticons Moe B. 21.6
Priscilla Panthers Omar 21.3
Decepticons Munir 19.82
Imaan Tariq 18.9
Chargers Burm 18.4
Chargers Raye 16.71

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