• Titans Prevail 18U Div.

    May 25, 2015 - The NY Titans and Markham FCCM Shake Hands Post an Action Packed Boys 18U Championship Game.
  • Canton China to Montreal

    May 25, 2015 - Canton United, Men’s 45+ Basketball Team Travels From Canton China to Play.

    May 25, 2015 - Toronto CCYAA Captures Two Men’s Divisions Championships, 35+ & 45+.
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            We start with the defending champs- Los Angeles Aiya. This may be the most skilled team from top to bottom, with almost every player on this team having played some level of college ball.  Aiya is committed to coming each year, as they haven’t missed a year since they started in 2001.  With Jessica Liang (Cal Sate Dominguez Hills), Allison Welsh (Rio Hondo), and Kristen Welsh (Rio Hondo) shouldering the majority of the scoring load, it frees up vets like Vivian “Baby Shaq” Cheung and Debbie Young to do the small things.  And with a 2 headed beast at point guard in Alice Wang and Sidney Giang (Rio Hondo), depth is certainly not going to be a problem.  Sabrina Yap (Cal State LA) and Carol Jue (Cal State LA) will provide the team with veteran direction and tough defense.  Expect their talent and teamwork to get Aiya to the Finals yet again as they go for their 5th chip.  Aiya is the favorite to repeat here.  The San Francisco ArcAngels have been steadily knocking at the door, but haven’t reached the Finals since 2003, so this might be the year for them finally find their way back to the big show.  Kelly Tiao (UCLA), Kathleen Ty, and Kat Wang will be the featured trio here as their SF west coast offense will be kicking it into high gear.  Rachel Jung (City College), Jen Sze and Melanie Wong also give the ArcAngels other realistic options, so the ArcAngels are going to be a tough out for whoever they face.  Expect big things from San Fran.  With the loss of 5-10 Kimberly Lee, the Toronto CCYAA Women will have some work to do to fill her big gap.  With the ball in the hands of Christine Vuong and Cecilia Chan (Alaska-Fairbanks), the guard spots will be well taken care of.  New twin guards Elsepth and Fiona Cheng (McMaster) will add some needed depth in the backcourt.  But in the frontcourt, Janice Lui and Lisa Chu are going to have to step up big time. If the squad can figure it all out, Monday will be another game day for CCYAA.  The big news with the Toronto Dragons is the addition of lightning in a bottle guard Niveal Pastrana (George Brown).  Her infusion of athleticism and breathtaking plays will complement combo guards Josephine Agudo (Ryerson) and Angie Leung (St. John’s U.) perfectly.  If perennial All-NACBAIT selection Ann Ching’s (James Madison) knees are healthy, consider Toronto an automatic for the Final Four and a legitimate contender for this year’s title.

            The Washington CYC China Dolls have struggled with the transition in players the past few years, but their 3 high school juniors have finally reached the level of maturity they need to compete at this level. Pui Sham is a fabulous shooter with amazing range, Sunny Chang is a great all around talent at the forward spot, and El Birman’s ballhandling skills have improved enough where she has become the lead guard for this team.  Throw in the big game experience of PG Alicia Chin and Pre-NACBAIT Classic All-Tournament PF Kalyn Lee, and this team could upset one of the big dogs when it counts.  The New York Sabres Blue won the Liberty in 2006, but really struggled last year in their move up to the Women’s Open.  With a year of experience under their belt, the Sabres might be able to take another step towards success.  SF Maisie Wong (Baruch) and SG Tiffany Lee are the stars here.  Jenny Chan, Vanessa Leung, and Annie Lee are the vets.  The Philadelphia Warriors are a hybrid team resulting from a merger of 2 teams who appeared to be on the downswing this year.  After capturing the Liberty trophy, the Philly Lady Suns were struggling with injury and complacency.  The NY USAB Warriors meanwhile, were battling a lack of consistent participation.  The merger has brought about a renewed enthusiasm for this group of young ladies.  Once they all get themselves on the same page, this team will be a contender- but let’s consider this year a building year. Top players here include 4 time All-NACBAIT pick Ling Lai, Terry Yip (SUNY Delhi),  SF Sandy Yu (Penn State Abington), scoring machine Cadie Chu, and 10th grader Alex Leung.  If Megan Griffith (Columbia Univ.) is able to clear her schedule, then Philly may win a game or two.  The New York Lady Cruisers won the Pre-NACBAIT Classic with a refreshing team-first mentality, as they distributed the ball to everyone to keep each player involved.  With Diane Wong (Hunter College) and Dr. Tracy Ng returning from Arizona with a 1st place Liberty finish under their belts (playing in 2007 with the Philly team), the team now has the experience to win big games.  Guard Beatrice Chang (Haverford) was simply unstoppable at the Pre-NACBAIT this year, as she pulled in the MVP award thanks to her fab stroke.  The Cruisers could be a Cinderella.