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 Deja Blue for Kitsilano's Demons -- Tupper Tigers Defeat Kitsilano in 2nd Round

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PostSubject: Deja Blue for Kitsilano's Demons -- Tupper Tigers Defeat Kitsilano in 2nd Round   Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:21 am

Kits fans, you may not want to read the following.

It was Saturday night all over again in tonight's highly anticipated rematch between the two Vancouver Senior Boys' heavyweights, Tupper Tigers and Kitsilano Blue Demons... until the second half. Tupper showed its strength and determination yet again, but this time, with All-Canadian star centre, Cam Smythe, watching from the bench for much of the first half. Smythe, in fact, sat out the entire 2nd quarter, as Kitsilano mustered the most furious push of their entire game, affording them the luxury of a mere 2 point lead at the half, thanks in part to a questionable call which enabled Daniel Kim to convert a basket plus a foul (don't refs call charging anymore?) entering the locker rooms with the score 32-30 instead of 32-27 as it perhaps should have been, in fairness. Despite a tremendous effort by Junior centre, Gr. 10, Luka Zaharijevic, and some solid defense supplied by the tireless Kirby Johnston, when Cameron Smythe entered the game to begin the second half, the game was over in a hurry.

All it took for Tupper to assert its dominance was 4 minutes of Cameron Smythe. In those 240 seconds, Smythe and the Tigers came out roaring with purpose. Denying passes to Kirby Johnston, causing Malushaga to turn the ball over, put his drive in neutral and settle for jumpers, blocking shots and forcing bad decision after bad decision, the friendly giant, Smythe, saw his team score 12 points to Kitsilano's 0, and never looked back. From that point on, Tupper looked more coordinated than Tupper's half-time B-Boy dancers, picking apart Kitsilano's D, and executing the most exquisite and daring plays you'll see this side of the NBA. This one wasn't even close.

With seemingly every play running through the gifted hands of Warren Liang, and the booming roar of the Tupper faithful filling the Tiger's old-school gymnasium like Romans in the coliseum, Tupper shredded Kitsilano's defense with whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted it. Daryl Agbunag and J.J. Inclan were indomitable from the outside, while Kim slashed harder than a Freddy Krueger nightmare. Liang was like a general on the floor for Tupper, while Smythe, seemingly able to play another 3 quarters at the end of the game, was tenacious, aggressive everywhere, and simply unstoppable.

There isn't any need to question Tupper's scoring or ball movement. You don't have to doubt their size, or outside shooting. There is no need to wonder if Cameron Smythe can handle Kirby Johnston or any other big. No need to ponder if Tupper can handle a press, or physical play. And, what can you say about the warhorse, Warren Liang, who gets a touch of the ball seemingly every 3 seconds? Make no mistake, this was over in the third quarter, folks, and it wasn't even in doubt. The final score of 78-61 speaks volumes to how hard Kits played, and how they absolutely did not quit on this one, at any point. Kitsilano will need to do some soul searching (and perhaps some point guard searching), but they should still have enough to beat anyone else in the loser bracket, a term which they will have to embrace, and quickly, if they still have their eyes set on the provincials.

As for Tupper? Bring on Burnaby South!

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PostSubject: good job...   Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:51 pm

on the report of the Kits Tupper games. Nicely done. Ever thought of giving up your day job and becoming a writer (lol)
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PostSubject: Re: Deja Blue for Kitsilano's Demons -- Tupper Tigers Defeat Kitsilano in 2nd Round   Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:21 pm

Tupper played with so much more heart and attention to details, great job by the coaching staff for having such discipline kids.

As for Kits, they're probably the most talented team out of the cities but talent can only get you so far, hopefully these 2 losses to Tupper can motivate them moving forward
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PostSubject: Cam Smyth vs Kirby Johnston   Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:16 am

LethalBillMunny wrote:
Kits fans, you may not want to read the following.

It was Saturday night all over again in tonight's highly anticipated rematch between the two Vancouver Senior Boys' heavyweights, Tupper Tigers and Kitsilano Blue Demons... until the second half. Tupper showed its strength and determination yet again, but this time, with All-Canadian star centre, Cam Smythe, watching from the bench for much of the first half. Smythe, in fact, sat out the entire 2nd quarter, as Kitsilano mustered the most furious push of their entire game, affording them the luxury of a mere 2 point lead at the half, thanks in part to a questionable call which enabled Daniel Kim to convert a basket plus a foul (don't refs call charging anymore?) entering the locker rooms with the score 32-30 instead of 32-27 as it perhaps should have been, in fairness. Despite a tremendous effort by Junior centre, Gr. 10, Luka Zaharijevic, and some solid defense supplied by the tireless Kirby Johnston, when Cameron Smythe entered the game to begin the second half, the game was over in a hurry.

All it took for Tupper to assert its dominance was 4 minutes of Cameron Smythe. In those 240 seconds, Smythe and the Tigers came out roaring with purpose. Denying passes to Kirby Johnston, causing Malushaga to turn the ball over, put his drive in neutral and settle for jumpers, blocking shots and forcing bad decision after bad decision, the friendly giant, Smythe, saw his team score 12 points to Kitsilano's 0, and never looked back. From that point on, Tupper looked more coordinated than Tupper's half-time B-Boy dancers, picking apart Kitsilano's D, and executing the most exquisite and daring plays you'll see this side of the NBA. This one wasn't even close.

With seemingly every play running through the gifted hands of Warren Liang, and the booming roar of the Tupper faithful filling the Tiger's old-school gymnasium like Romans in the coliseum, Tupper shredded Kitsilano's defense with whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted it. Daryl Agbunag and J.J. Inclan were indomitable from the outside, while Kim slashed harder than a Freddy Krueger nightmare. Liang was like a general on the floor for Tupper, while Smythe, seemingly able to play another 3 quarters at the end of the game, was tenacious, aggressive everywhere, and simply unstoppable.

There isn't any need to question Tupper's scoring or ball movement. You don't have to doubt their size, or outside shooting. There is no need to wonder if Cameron Smythe can handle Kirby Johnston or any other big. No need to ponder if Tupper can handle a press, or physical play. And, what can you say about the warhorse, Warren Liang, who gets a touch of the ball seemingly every 3 seconds? Make no mistake, this was over in the third quarter, folks, and it wasn't even in doubt. The final score of 78-61 speaks volumes to how hard Kits played, and how they absolutely did not quit on this one, at any point. Kitsilano will need to do some soul searching (and perhaps some point guard searching), but they should still have enough to beat anyone else in the loser bracket, a term which they will have to embrace, and quickly, if they still have their eyes set on the provincials.

As for Tupper? Bring on Burnaby So

Not sure about your comment that Cam does not have to worry about Kits big man Kirby Johnston - saw some footage on youtube of that match up and got to say Johnston had it all over Smythe.

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