Krakow Ancient Kings vs Shohoku High School Kings owner Seba76 already won Youngers Division Cup this season and is willing to repeat his success once again in Legend Wannabees. He is a really tough opponent for anyone. whbonney is keeping his team between top teams in Youngers second season in a row. Last season this guys won bronze in Youngers Division Cup. This season he also won a bronze in this tournament. But I'm sure he's preparing for a chance to win silver or gold.
Melbourne Kangaroos vs Pirates of the Caribbean This is Dungeon vs Dungeon match. So, whichever team qualifies to the next round, will have a chance to win gold this season. Pirates already won silver medals this season in Youngers Division Cup while Kangaroos haven't yet, but will win bronze at least this season.
We just had a very close match between Fourth Quarter Aces and Buys. One last free throw could save this game - at least for an extra time. But it is as it is, seahjiaxun's team won and now going to play in quarter-final. Btw, GraVe played with one season younger players. So, that was a really good performance of his team.
As teams are quite different from strength point of view, some winners are known already unless miracle happens.
But some matches can be really interesting, just to mention a few of them: The Young Mucks vs Pirates of the Caribbean Brooklyn Hydro vs Melbourne Kangaroos Sublimi Maestri Perfetti vs Kk Kalški Graščaki
All of mentioned above have 4 wins and takes 1st and 2nd positions in their pools.
Day for third group games! :) It's a bit early to predict who is who, but teams which is expected to be leaders in their groups, haven't lost yet in their groups. We'll see if the situations stays the same after today :)
Speaking of how strong North America is... Well, really strong!!! :)
Take a look: ---------------------------------------- Youngers Division Cup - S28: winner Ck Robywave's Celtics (North America Youngers) - S27: winner Ck The Final Syndicate (North America Youngers) - S26: winner Dragon Minx (North America Youngers) ---------------------------------------- Legend Wannabees - S27: Ck The Final Syndicate (North America Youngers) - S26: Colorado Tigers (North America Youngers) ----------------------------------------
Not sure if this season will be the same, because there are 4 teams from 4 different leagues now in semi-finals :) - Shenyang Tigers (Greater Asia Youngers) - Vuelle Stars (Euro West Youngers) - Ck Robywave's Celtics (North America Youngers) - Melbourne Kangaroos (Asia Pacific Youngers)
Sorry, Musampa, I got to eliminate your Butterflies from this tournament as I saw that robywave1971's Stars got too much luck today :)
Game between Stars and Pirates were played a little bit earlier due to time zone differences :) It was not a pleasure to see how my Pirates were defeated by Stars in a close game. So I had to give an extra orders to my Kangaroos. Anyway, it was a good match :)
In general, North America clubs (Youngers and Rookies) are usually the strongest clubs. So, it is fun to see how team#1 from Asia Pacific Youngers beats team#1 from North America Youngers.
Knock-out games today :) Best teams reached this point of competition. Now it is not allowed to lose a game. The winner is the only one team, which will perform perfectly and be able to beat all other basketball clubs :)
Today is semi-finals day and what do we have here? :) Well, well... two really exciting games!
E N O Youngers vs Dragon Minx Boats Situation is identical to Youngers Division Cup, cause these two teams met there. Youngers were stronger a little bit at that time and forced Minx Boats to satisfy with bronze medals only. Of course, bronze is a huge achievement, but I believe that Minx Boats were prepared to fight for gold at that time. This is their chance. GOVZANGIEF will try to do everything in order to be able participate in second finals of international tournament this season. Besides, he has something to tell to Mackey as he was defeated in final game of Youngers Division Cup. But maybe it's Dragon's time? This club has lots of potential. Last season Minx Boats won silver medals everywhere. This season Minx Boats has bronze already from Youngers Division Cup. I am sure Minx Boats players and their fans dreams about more that bronze this time. Will that happen this time?
Ck The Final Syndicate vs Pocket Aces This one is very interesting :) The pride of CK, perfectionist and most fearsome opponent for anyone in this league - Mackey :) This situation becomes even more interesting, because Mackey faces Ivyt21 today. And not so long time ago Ivyt21 defeated Mackey's Syndicate in league match 101-82 in Mackey's home arena. Of course, in their first match up, Ivyt21 was defeated 107-85 in his home arena :) So laddies and gentlemen, these guys has something to tell to each other, especially on court. And we are waiting for extremely interesting game between these two clubs! Good luck! We will have a lot of fun watching you guys fighting each other! :)
So, guys... Pools were a kindergarten :) Now it's a real challenge, because of importance of every single match. Every winner goes to the next round while loser must wait for the next season and think about better tactics and training sessions.
This season there are lots of strong teams. Few really exciting games will be played today, where you cannot be sure which team will be winner. Good luck everyone! ;)