Lunar NYC & NY Titians Each Have Their Day, But Canadian Basketball Leads the Way
The NY Titans and Markham shake hands after the championship game
The 35th Annual NACBA Invitational Basketball Tournament held over the Memorial Day Weekend was highlighted by the victories of two local New York basketball organizations: LUNAR NYC (formerly the USAB Warriors) and the NEW YORK TITANS. In the action packed Men's Open division (the NACBA's highest rated division), Coach/Founder Bill Chan and his Lunar NYC took the coveted championship and the title of "NATIONAL CHAMPIONS" by defeating the Toronto Huskies, 59-35. Led by the outstanding play of MVP Joe Vines and team members, Sabatino Chen, and Austin Yuen, this trio was unstoppable.
In the Junior Men 18-under division, it was the New York Titans who took home the coveted championship by defeating the Markham FCCM team, 38-31. It was the first national championship for the Titans organization as founder/organizer Leo Lee and his coaches have steadily built a powerhouse in only a few short years after a break of 15+ years. Coach Tommy Cheung is especially proud as his son, Preston Cheung took MVP honors and displayed and exciting brand of team basketball.
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MARCH 7, 2015
"play with passion"
MARCH MADNESS AT THE PRE-NATIONALS
The 2015 NACBA Pre-Nationals proved that March Madness is not only relegated to the annual NCAA tournament as 48 teams from the east coast and Canada met on Saturday, March 7th at Competitive Edge Sports in King of Prussia, PA to vie for the coveted championships in seven divisions of play. The action was non-stop from the beginning as were the killer crossovers, three-point bombs and buzzer beaters. Long time basketball organizations with numerous teams in the tournament like the Philadelphia Suns, Washington CYC, Lunar NYC, NY Titans, NYC Falcons and Sabres, RL Cruisers, NY Rockits and our brothers from Toronto CCYAA to name a few were all there to support the continued growth of Chinese/Asian basketball. It was great to welcome the Korean teams from D.C. and Philadelphia and a Filipino youth team, BSA New York. Without a doubt, this year’s tournament was one of the best.
The seven divisions of play was a record for the NACBA Pre-Nationals as were the number of teams.
Our CHAMPIONS FOR 2015:
Boys 12U: NY JUNIOR ROCKITS
Boys 13U: LUNAR NYC
Boys 15U: BOSTON HURRICANES
Boys 18U: NY TITANS
Men’s Friendship: TORONTO UNITED
Men’s Open: TORONTO CCYAA DRAGONS
Women’s: NYC SABRES
2015 NACBA PRE NATIONALS MEN'S OPEN CHAMPIONS - TORONTO DRAGONS
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