January 15, 2013 > Fremont Christian Warriors clinch BACSAL title
Fremont Christian Warriors clinch BACSAL title
Submitted By Candy Alcosiba
The Fremont Christian Warriors clinched their division on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by beating long time rival, Redwood Christian Eagles; final score: 50-27. The Warriors had been undefeated throughout the season until they played Redwood on December 14, 2012, and lost by three points in an upset that ignited Warrior determination. This time, they took the court with a vengeance and were not going to settle for anything less than a dominating victory... and that is just what they did. "Going into the Redwood Christian game, I felt energized because we played them close at their home court only losing by three points, this time, at our home court and I had a huge amount of confidence in the team because the chemistry, and how well we have been playing together," said Tyler Pon.
Coming out fierce in the first quarter the Warriors quickly and easily took the lead. Kyle Alcosiba scored six points in the first three minutes of the game and paved the way for Warrior domination throughout the game. Bharat Nair claimed four points while Ryan Grim scored one, ending the quarter with an 11-5 lead. The Warriors, under the leadership of Coach Glen Pon, were not satisfied and widened the gap through an unstoppable offense and unbeatable defense.
During the second quarter, the Eagles stepped up their game getting in nine points, but the Warriors put up another 10 points with two amazing three-pointers by Hekili Jordan and another four points by Bharat Nair; the Warrior defense held. The second quarter ended with a 21-14 lead for the Warriors. Warrior fans were ecstatic.
Going into the third quarter, it was clear that the Warriors were not looking at the scoreboard; they were focused on playing at the top of their game and leaving nothing undone. The Warrior defense allowed just three points in the third quarter and the Warriors raked in another 11, ending the quarter with a 32-17 lead. However, the Warriors understood that one hundred percent means all four quarters. "It took a bit to get going since I was getting back into playing with the team for the first time this season, but I felt good and grew in confidence as the game went on," Adanael Valle said.
By the fourth quarter, the Eagle's showed signs of despair while Warrior drives led to another 18 points. Although the Eagles managed to put up 10 points, nothing would deny a Warrior victory. With over 25 rebounds, 18 assists and many steals, the Warrior team left their mark on the court. "The Warrior theme is to finish strong, and after leading the first half, I had asked the team if we were going to finish strong and sure enough, the delivered because their play and intensity was increasing by the minute in the second have and they certainly finished strong." Coach Pon said.
Although every member of the team played with heart and passion, scorers of the game were Kyle Alcosiba with 14 points, Hekili Jordan with 10 points, Bharat Nair with 9 points, Adanael Valle with 6 points, Josh Ramirez and Brandon Bains with 4 points each, Tyler Pon with 2 points and Ryan Grim with 1 point. Each player had many exceptional rebounds, assists, steals and a defensive strategy that held the Eagles against their will. Coach Pon summed it up saying, "Overall, it was a great team defensive effort by everybody contributing in contesting shots, taking the ball away, grabbing rebounds and forcing their offense to slow down,"
"With a western division record of 7-1, and now the successful wining against Redwood Christian, we won the title outright as well as assured ourselves a top seed in the BACSAL playoff tournament this week, like last week, we clinched the title on the last division game," Coach Pon said.
There is no doubt about it Fremont Christian Junior High Boy's basketball team is a team to watch. The unity, skill level and commitment to 110% effort 100% of the time us what makes this team dominate. As the team enters BACSAL playoff tournament, they will no doubt give it their all. Way to go Fremont Christian boys!