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Week 7, Thursday Results Saturday,Apr 25 2015


Week 7 Schedule and Results:

Thursday April 23 @ RFK:

Time

Match-Up

Results and Recap

7:15 pm @ RFK

Game 1

Autobots vs. Primetime

This much anticipated contest turned out to be one of the most lopsided results in the history of CBL.  The Primetime dominated start to finish and won by almost 30 pts.  It was a complete team effort.  Hamdy dominated the post and shut down Dev and Nick.  Meanwhile Moe H set the tempo and had full control of the offense.  Kamil, Wais, and Jack all contributed in an impressive win that has the CBL30 talking.  For ABs, injuries can be blamed for this loss but they have to find a way to get the ball in the hoop.  Final Score: PT 58, Abs 29.

8:15 pm @ RFK

Game 2

Chargers vs. Decepticons

 Woa! The Chargers bring their squad and pull out their first win of the season over a tough Decepticons squad.  AR and company led a balanced attack which gave them an early lead.  In the 2H the lead was ballooned to double digits but the resilient Deceps made a run led by Munir’s perimeter shooting.  However, at the end they ran out of gas and fell short.  Final Score: Chargers 58, Deceps 54.

9:15 pm @ RFK

Game 3

PPs vs. Imaan

In an intense defensive battle, Imaan wins it over Priscilla Panthers by 3pts.  Zach and Tariq played superb in a defensive minded game.  They executed just a bit more than PPs to etch out another win and improve to 5-2.  Final Score : Imaan 42, PPs 39.

 

Week 7: Previews & Predictions Wednesday,Apr 22 2015


 

Week 7 Schedule and Preview:

Thursday April 23 @ RFK:

Time

Match-Up

Preview and Predictions

7:15 pm @ RFK

Game 1

Autobots vs. Primetime

Well finally we have arrived to the match-up of the decade where we will see Devaughn take on his ultimate hater in Kamil.  (:.  All kidding aside this will be one for the ages.  The Primetime come in tied for the most wins.  The ABs are playing well of late but still cannot be considered one of the best because of their record.  The community expects this contest to be full of energy and smart play, as both teams have great chemistry.  PT likes playing a team game with swift ball movement and dominating the offensive boards.  Meanwhile the ABs pound the ball down low and then set you up with strong perimeter shooting.  This contest will be physical with many hard fouls and lots of oooohs and aaaahs.  Community sees PT winning it in OT.  Score Prediction: PT 51, Abs 49.

8:15 pm @ RFK

Game 2

Chargers vs. Decepticons

 After a tough few weeks, this should be an easy game for Deceps.  Right?  Well maybe not.  Captain Amin has promised us he will have his 8 guys and ready to go.  Nevertheless, the community sees the Deceps starting and finishing strong.  With Gobin more experienced in CBL perhaps that will help the Deceps to get off the losing streak.  Score Prediction: Deceps 59, Chargers 50.

9:15 pm @ RFK

Game 3

PPs vs. Imaan

Both of these teams are not fond of each other.  Make no mistake the rivalry is bitter and the neither team doesn’t want to lose. The community expects this to be a very physical match-up with hard fouls and continuous penetration to the paint.  The X factor will be Zack of Imaan and Omar of PPs.  Both of these men are the fuel that drives their team.  Zack from the outside and Omar from the inside.  The community sees PPs winning it in the final minutes.  Score Prediction: PPs 55, Imaan 52.

 

Sunday April 26 @ QHST:

Time

Match-Up

Preview and Predictions

7:00 pm @ QHST

Game 4

Eagles vs. Thunder

 The Eagles are playing extremely hard but due to lack of chemistry and bball IQ, they just can’t finish strong.  Their opponent this week in Thunder has a similar grind it out style but are more seasoned which will help them win according to the Community.  The game will be decided in the final minutes where the experience of Captain Sajed and the toughness of Alfredo will be the difference Score Prediction: Thunder 54, Eagles 51.

8:00 pm @ QHST

Game 5

MMs vs. Bandits

MMs were forced to make roster changes.  Therefore we don’t know what to expect from them.  Their opponent, the Bandits, will be ready either way.  The community sees the Bandits’ passing and defense too much for MMs to handle.  At the end the Bandits bench and team defense should prevail.  Score Prediction: Bandits 55, MMs 50.

9:00 pm @ QHST

Game 6

TWSS vs. Fab 5

These two have been going at it since the very first game of Season 1.  Simply put, they both bring the best out of each other and don’t hold back.  We expect this contest to be no different.  Fab 5 has been on a great streak to start the season.  TWSS has been nothing short of inconsistent filled with team turmoil and injuries.  The question is can they keep up with a streaky Fab 5 team featuring Maaz, Ryan, and some of the hottest role players?  We think they will keep the game close but it is hard to pick against Fab 5. Score Prediction: Fab 5 54, TWSS 49.

Week 6 Sunday Recaps Monday,Apr 20 2015


Sunday April 19 @ QHST -Results:

Time

Match-Up

Results

7:00 pm @ QHST

Game 4

TWSS vs. PPs

 TWSS introduced a new player in PG Shah.  While his enthusiasm deserves Grade A, his game deserves Grade D. Result a poor second half which cost them the game to the PPs.  The PPs missed shots in the first half but in the second half, they capitalized on multiple transition points and overall excellent team defense.  Final Score: PPs 54, TWSS 46 (score unconfirmed).  This win now improves PPs to 5-1 and they seem ready for the elite crunch. 

8:00 pm @ QHST

Game 5

MMs vs. Thunder

Mr. KamiKawazi arrived and played great.  His teammates may have even played better as they won this game in double OT in an exciting finish.  Both teams played sloppy in regulation.  There were many turnovers, missed opportunities, and selfish play.  In the 2 OT, Marlon converted on a nice offensive play which uplifted the MMs in a memorable game. 

9:00 pm @ QHST

Game 6

Eagles vs. Bandits

Both teams played very sloppy.  OT was needed to decide this one as well.  The Bandits prevailed mainly due to the poor play and terrible shot selection of Eagles.  Final Score: Bandits 55, Eagles 54. 

 

Week 6 Update Thursday,Apr 16 2015


 

Week 6:

Thursday April 16 @ RFK - Results:

Time

Match-Up

Results

7:15 pm @ RFK

Game 1

Chargers vs. Primetime

The Chargers once again had attendance issues. When the key guys  finally arrived it was too little too late.  Chargers put their hopes in AR but his lack of commitment has doomed their season.  He must know that his FULL TIME presence is required.  Meanwhile, the PT did their thing with excellent ball movement and smothering defense.  The early lead helped catapult to another win.  Overall team play is the key to the PT success thus far.  At this pace, they can give Abs a run for their money when it comes to having the best team chemistry.  Final Score: PT 46, Chargers 39.

8:15 pm @ RFK

Game 2

Autobots vs. Decepticons

This was indeed a contest worth watching.  The stands were lively and were oohing and aawhing at each play. To the crowds, delight both teams went back and forth with open floor penetration and excellent shooting.  The lead was exchanged multiple times and it came down to the stretch.   With the score tied at 60, on his second attempt from the left circle, Raheel nailed a huge 3 to put the ABs up by 3 with 10+ seconds left.  The Deceps got the ball in quickly and took advantage of a distracted AB defense which left Munir wide open for two potential game tying 3s.  But both shots went in and out and the game ended.  Big win for ABs.  Terrible loss for Deceps who now are at 2-4.  Final Score: ABs 63, Deceps 60.

9:15 pm @ RFK

Game 3

Eagles vs. Imaan

In a sloppy battle with so many lead changes and ties, the Imaan finally got hot in the latter part of the second half to pull out a gritty win.  At the end it was Tariq and excellent shooting of Zaki which uplifted the Imaan to another win.  Final Score: Imaan 58, Eagles 52.

 

Sunday April 19 @ QHST - Previews:

Time

Match-Up

Preview and Predictions

7:00 pm @ QHST

Game 4

TWSS vs. PPs

 TWSS is really struggling to find team chemistry and offense. While Ali and Waqas play hard, they are not capable of scoring 20+ points night in night out.  Unless they get some points from Bear and company, they will continue to lose. Their opponent, the PPs, seem to be playing with confidence and swagger which has given them the 2nd best record in the league. This could be a long night for TWSS if they don’t execute a game plan to stop Omar, Arwin, and Muzz.  Community sees PPs winning by double digits, as they have too many weapons.  Score Prediction: PPs 55, TWSS 45.

8:00 pm @ QHST

Game 5

MMs vs. Thunder

Mr. KamiKawazi has arrived to save the season for Captain Pops and the MMs. Simply put, Kawazi’s acquisition has not only saved the MMs franchise but it puts them in the top 5.  Kawazi and company will take on the shaky Thunder squad this Sunday.  Guess who is on Thunder?  Pops former star Alfredo.  Community sees this as a blow-out win for MMs. Who will stop Omar and Mr. KamiKawazi.  Score Prediction: MMs 62, Thunder 50.

9:00 pm @ QHST

Game 6

Eagles vs. Bandits

Eagles will play two this week.  This game will be versus the struggling Bandits who now have lost 3 out of 4 games highlighted by a meltdown 2 weeks ago which cost their captain a suspension. In this contest, the community sees the Eagles with their upbeat play and overcome a tough Bandits squad for a win!  Score Prediction: Eagles 50, Bandits 47.

Week 6 Power Rankings Wednesday,Apr 15 2015


Week 6 Power Ranking are out, no surprise at the top, lot of teams jammed in the middle and only one winless left.

#1 - FAB V


A 5-0 start has some community members questioning if they are too loaded to be undefeated this late.  Sure they may have two of perhaps the top 3 players in league, but the rest of their roster is playing within their roles.  That's been the key to their success.  Perhaps teams need to focus on pressing this team more, as they lack a true PG, instead of focusing on their roster.

#2 - PPs



Muzz has revamped his team and solidified his bench with the likes of Hamza.  It has resulted in a 4-1 start.  With one of the better players in Omar Salama and sidekicks Arwin/Muzz this team looks like a solid lock to get into the post season this year.  

#3 - PT


Well well this team has tried to stay under the radar for most of season but no more.  They are climbing fast their 1 loss was to the unbeaten FAB V.  A solid w last week and this team looks primed for a title run.  They have a solid backcourt in Moe H and Kamil and a bruising and deep frontline with Hamyd, Wais, Jack and Gene.  In other words.... LOOK OUT !! PT HAS ARRIVED!

#4 - IMAAN



Another team thats very good in the frontcourt with the likes of Zaki, Yamah, Arief and Tarek.  But is their achilles heal their backcourt.  Time will tell.

#5 - MasterMinds



Well well Senor Pops is at it again.  After a complete team overhaul he came up with the lucky pot of gold with some key additions.  They blew the Eagles out the gym last week and if everything holds true to form this team is legit top to bottom.


#6 – Autobots

Although they struggled in the early part of the season they are now one of the hottest teams in the league now.  Seems like they have found their form from a few seasons ago.  Dev maybe the best role player in CBL, but hes got help with Nick, Fahad, and Jon. 

#7 -Decepts

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They have been battling the elite teams to the bitter end almost every week.  But they just can't seem to catch a break to eek out a close win.  So for now they stay in the middle of the pack but a couple of bounces here n there you could be looking at top notch playoff team.

#8 – Bandits



A free fall, a captain taking a fall and this team looks forward to the Fall? Well not exactly..season's young and they have always been able to battle back from adversity with a workman like W the next week.  Lets see if that trend continues this year.


#9 - Thunder


They seemed dead in the water a few weeks ago.  But some imrpessive wins and the addition of Alfredo seems to have paid huge dividends.  Now they are hoping to have Cap Sajed back and perhpas some unexpected help in a trade, but no speculating till things are confirmed.

#10 – TWSS


What a free fall.  Not only have they lost two in a row after winning two in row, but they are having attendance issues with what some are saying was a bad fit and #1 draft pick Bear.  Juju won't be there to bail them out this time.  Cap Farooq has done a terrible job of keeping them together and focused..what was he thinking? Now we hear rumors of a roster shuffle and trades..will 2015 be a lost season with the Malcontent Mike and the Flawed Farooq? Will their logo need a brown bag over the head?  Time will tell...



#11 - Eagles


Like we said last time, this team is better than what their record indicates. Kudos to Cap Jr for righting the ship after a terrible start.  They are in the thick of the playoff battle with a 2-3 record.  Jr Saffi and
Jannick look to make some noise with the soaring Eagles.

#12 – Chargers


0-5 is def. tough to swallow.  But give Cap Amin credit he had retired during first Bush Administration but is still going strong and keeping the passion for ball alive.  Kudos bro. Amin kudos!!!!
Week 5 Continued: Apr 12 Games; Preview Friday,Apr 10 2015


 

Sunday April 12 @ QHST:

Time

Match-Up

Preview and Predictions

7:00 pm @ QHST

Game 4

TWSS vs. Primetime

TWSS’ expectations of Bearcat have not yet exactly been fulfilled mainly due to the lack of familiarity of CBL30 brand.  Meanwhile PT’s expectations coming in with their new roster have been just fine as they are 3-1 and look to continue their winning streak.  The community envisions this contest to be a physical half court type of battle.  As they did vs. Decepticons PT will focus on playing smothering D and let Kamil and Moe H set the pace on offense.  With PT playing so well, all indications are the trend will continue vs. an inconsistent TWSS.  Score Prediction: Primetime 55, TWSS 49

8:00 pm @ QHST

Game 5

PPs vs. Bandits

It will be the battle of the Red teams.  The PPs are playing well thus far with Muzz and Omar leading the way.  Their hard nose defense and versatile offense will present a challenge for the Bandits.  The question is how will the Bandits rebound after an embarrassing loss to Thunder which saw them lose their cool and the game?  We expect this contest to be very physical with multiple lead changes.  The community predicts this game will be decided at the free throw line with the PPs prevailing in a thriller.  Score Prediction: PPs 50, Bandits 48

9:00 pm @ QHST

Game 6

Eagles vs. MMs

In essence these two are new to the league. While they have some players that are familiar with the CBL30 product, most of the guys are trying to figure out their way.  This contest we can expect to be sloppy with turnovers and forced shots.  Scoring will be high as defense is not a focus of these two.  Due to Omar’s injury we see MMs losing this one in a blowout, as Junior, Saffi, and company will be too much. Score Prediction: Eagles 68, MMs 54

April 8 Games - Results And Recap Thursday,Apr 9 2015


 

Wednesday April 8 @ QHST - Results:

Time

Match-Up

Results

9:00 pm @ QHST

Game 1

Decepticons vs. Primetime

The strong play of Hamdy helped lift the Primetime to a much impressive victory over the Decepticons.  Although the Deceps had an off shooting night, it can be attributed to the stingy defense of Primetime. Primetime set the tone early on defense and really never let down. On the offensive front, they generated scoring mainly due to the tempo set by Moe H and Hamdy’s paint presence. Final Score: Primetime 54, Deceps 48

10:00 pm @ QHST

Game 2

Imaan vs. Thunder

Imaan had their entire squad and won the game in convincing fashion over an attendance challenged Thunder team.  The Imaan, led by Tariq and Zak started strong with excellent inside passing and team defense.  The lead ballooned to double digits early in the first half.  Thunder (missing Sajed and Alfredo) really made no threat to keep the game competitive.  Final Score: Imaan 51, Thunder 38.

11:00 pm @ QHST

Game 3

Fab 5 vs. Chargers

To no one’s surprise, the Fab 5 went coast to coast and defeated the lowly and undermanned Chargers by 22.  The duo of Maaz & Ryan combined with the role players of Fab 5 proved too much. With this win the Fab 5 improve to 5-0 while the chargers are exact opposite at 0-5.  Final Score: Fab 5 70, Chargers 48. 

Week 5, April 8 Games: Preview Wednesday,Apr 8 2015


Wednesday April 8 @ QHST:

Time

Match-Up

Preview and Predictions

9:00 pm @ QHST

Game 1

Decepticons vs. Primetime

Two powerful teams will square off on a Wednesday edition of CBL30.  The Decepticons added a player in Gobin who gives them the intangibles needed to support the M&M boys.  While they lost last week, we expect Gobin to provide that much needed balance.  Meanwhile Primetime will come in with their high energy squad and likely will turn this into a defensive battle.  The community sees this as low scoring physical match-up.  The X factor for PT will be Moe H.  If he can provide the offensive output, PT has a chance.  But based on history, the Deceps has Moe H number.  Score Prediction: Decepticons 49, PT 44.

10:00 pm @ QHST

Game 2

Imaan vs. Thunder

Both teams are known for their attendance issues.  But somehow, they are at 500 for the season. The community expects this to be a run and gun match-up with many lead changes and open court scoring.  With the addition of Alfredo, the Thunder has that piece needed to go deep in the playoffs.  And he will be the reason for the win on this night.  Score Prediction: Thunder 55, Imaan 48.

11:00 pm @ QHST

Game 3

Fab 5 vs. Chargers

Two teams going in the opposite direction very FAST.  My how times have changed.  Once upon a time the Chargers used to own the Fab 5 but these days its Fab 5 all day as their captain says.  With the excellent overall team play, the Fab 5 will win this one in a laugher and continue with their streak. If somehow the Chargers can find a defensive scheme, they may make it competitive.  But based on recent trends, we don’t see it.  Score Prediction: Fab 5 60, Chargers  44

 
 

 

HADITH OF THE DAY
Hadith - April 2015

Constancy in Doing Good: “Do good deeds properly, sincerely and moderately and know that your deeds will not make you enter Paradise, and that the most beloved deed to Allah’s is the most regular and constant even though it were little.” ——— Prophet Muhammad (s) as narrated by A’isha (ra) in Sahih Bukhari, vol. 8, hadith 471

Team Standings
Team Win Loss
Fab 5 5 0
Primetime 6 1
Imaan 5 2
Priscilla Panthers 5 2
Bandits 3 3
MasterMinds 3 3
Autobots 3 4
T.W.S.S. 2 4
Thunder 2 4
Eagles 2 5
Decepticons 2 5
Chargers 1 6

Top Players
Team Name PPG
Fab 5 Maaz 25.8
Decepticons Moe B. 21
Priscilla Panthers Omar 20.67
Imaan Tariq 19.67
Decepticons Munir 18.86
Chargers Abdul Rehman 16
Chargers Sami 15.75

Upcoming Games
Sunday,Apr 26 2015
Eagles  vs  Thunder, at  7:05 pm @ QHST
Bandits  vs  MasterMinds, at  8:05 PM @ QHST
Fab 5  vs  T.W.S.S., at  9:00 PM @ QHST

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