AA Asian ELITE Division
Game 1: Cali Davis Dynasty 61 over Westside Lions 36, Box Score (PDF)
Game 2: Sleeping Pandas 80 over Pasadena Bruins 46, Box Score (PDF)
Game 3: Menehunes 77 over *Menehunes-Kane 69, Box Score (PDF)
Game 4: Sacramento Barons 76 over Icemen 52, Box Score (PDF) Video
Game 5: Westside Lions 59 over Pasadena Bruins 58, Box Score (PDF)
Game 6: Sleeping Pandas over Davis Dynasty 69, Box Score (PDF)
Game 7: Menehunes-Kane 69 over Icemen 65, Box Score (PDF)
Game 8: Sacramento Barons 66 over Menehunes 54, Box Score (PDF) Video
Game 9: Icemen 79 over Pasadena Bruins 58, Box Score (PDF)
Game 10: Menehunes-Kane 87 over Westside Lions, Box Score (PDF)
Game 11: Cali Davis Dyansty 83 over Menehunes 73, Box Score (PDF)
Game 12: Sleeping Pandas 78 over Sacramento Barons 66, Box Score (PDF)
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: VIDEO
1st: Sleeping Pandas
2nd: Sacramento Barons
3rd: Cali-Davis Dynasty
6th: Westside Lions
8th: Pasadena Bruins
*Playhouse Arizona (No-showed to this tournament without notifying the Menehune Basketball committee)
Westside Lions are making there 2nd appearance in the Menehunes Invitational. They normally play in the NAU league (Japanese league) in Los Angeles. Lead by captain Derek Wong, they come in with a guard loaded team that can really put points on the board quickly. They have beaten some big name teams in the historical AA Gold LVI tournament every September. Lets see how they hold up this year in the competitive AA Menehunes Invitational Division.
The defending 2016 Menehunes Invitational AA Champions will make there 4th appearance in the tournament. Lead by GM/Coach/Player John Panda Yuan, they assembled one of the top Asian American Basketball teams ever to play. They have a 12 man roster that can be top players on any team. They always add a piece to the team in every tournament. They are the favorites this year and lets see how they hold up in the highly competitive AA division this year.
Icemen makes there 6th appearance in the Menehunes Invitational Basketball tournament. They always come loaded with an all around roster and team. They have a loaded back court with solid inside big men. Last year they came in 2nd place in a loaded AA Asian Division. They will be looking to win it all this year.
Playhouse Basketball is Arizona's top Asian American Basketball team and is also a well known program. They travel to many Asian tournaments on the west coast and will be making there debut in this years Menehunes Invitational Tournament. There roster consists of some pro players form the Philippines. Coach Moises isn't playing around in this tournament and is looking to make a statement for his Arizona Squad.
Cali Davis Dynasty
Cali Davis Dynasty is a regular in the Menehunes Invitational Basketball tournament. They won the top 2016 LVI AA Asian tournament in the country and recently just won the 2017 Northern American Basketball Championship . They always come down with a solid roster and they will be making a strong run for the AA Menehunes Invitational Championship.
Sacramento Barons is a well known Japanese American Northern California basketball program. They produced numerous of top Asian American Basketball players through there program. Sacrament just recently won the 2017 Historical Sacramento Barons Tournament. They will be making there third appearance in the Menehunes Invitational Tournament this year.
Pasadena Bruins is another well known Japanese American basketball organization in the Pasadena area. Some of the best Southern California Asian basketball players came out of that program. They recently won the 2017 AA Tigers Tournament. There well rounded guard play is one to reckon with.
Menehunes is coming back into AA this year. Trying to see who they can gather for it and will give it another run. An older team but with wise players. Will they be able to last for the tournament? We will see how they do.
MENEHUNES INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT RULES
- Official Game Ball: WUCO Basketball Menehune Game Ball
- AA Division (ASIAN Decent), A+ Division (ASIAN Decent), and “A” Friendship (ASIAN Decent) NO RINGERS PLEASE!!
- Men’s Open Divisions are open ethnicity.
- “Monica Quan” Women Divisions (Gold/Silver/Bronze/Copper) which is also open ethnicity.
- (AA/A+/A Asian Divisions ONLY). All Players must part Asian. To be considered Asian you must be born and is native from these countries: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Or if you played in (NAU, Tigers Tournament, LVI Tournament) Or GRANDFATHERED in from playing in A Open Friendship division in previous tournaments (2014 and prior) (Not higher than A+ skilled level, Tournament committee will determine that)
- (AA/A+/A Asian Divisions ONLY) Any protest of Asian Players, will be needed to be brought up to the Menehune Committee for proof of Asian Descent prior to tipoff. Bring birth certificates if you have a Mix-Asian that doesn’t look Asian and please scan and email it to Email@MenehuneBasketball.com prior to the tournament.
- Open (Gold/Silver/Bronze) Mens Divisions a player playing in an Asian division may play in the Open Ethnicity division. It is what it is sounds, open ethnicity, “Gold/Silver”- for younger more competitive players, “Bronze”-for the more recreational level of players. PLEASE NO RINGERS in the LOWER DIVISION.
- “Monica Quan” Womens Division is an open division for any ethnicity. We will use the same rules for the womens division as we do for the mens divisions. EXCEPT Shot clock will be 30 seconds upon request.
- NFHS Rules, CIF/College officials will enforce PTBA league rules.
- AA Division: 2-20 minute Semi-stop halves(stop on free-throws), last 30 seconds of the first half will be full stop time and also the last 2 minutes of the game will be full-stop time. (Clock does not stop on made baskets) 30 second shot-clock will be enforced. (IF IT IS PRESENT it will be on for the whole game) If we don’t have shot clocks it will be upon request (Score keeper will have a stop watch). PTBA Division 1 Rules. Under 2 minutes you may advance the ball only if you do a non-basketball moving play off of a time out.
- Mens Open Upper, Open Lower, A+ Asian, A Asian, Womens divisions: 2-20 minute halves. Running time and clock will stop on the last 30 seconds of the first half, and last 2 minutes of the games. PTBA Division 2 Rules Under 2 minutes you may advance the ball only if you do a non-basketball moving play off of a time out.
- A+ Asian championship games will also be semi-stop.
- Shot clock will be 30 seconds and will be upon request for (A+, A, Open, and Women Divisions), AA Division will be on from tip off (IF WE HAVE SHOT CLOCK PRESENT, if not it will be upon request)
- For every overtime will be additional 2 minutes, stop time. (does not stop on made baskets). NO SUDDEN DEATH.
- Double Technical foul or ejection of the game, player will not be able to play the remainder of the game and will be asked to leave the gym. Player can play the next game but if he gets another technical foul then he will be disqualified for the rest of the tournament.
- Any protest has to be done prior to the game to the Menehune Basketball Committee. Once the game starts then the game will take place.
- All fighting will lead to an automatic ejection of the game and tournament. (NO TOLLERANCE POLLICY, the officials should keep the game in control, so if there is a problem, please report it to the game officials)
- Grace period of 10 minutes for each team, and after that the opposing team will get a point for each minute that the opposing team will be waiting for. (Let’s not have a problem with this) For any reason you are running late please contact the tournament Manager.
- All protest must be made prior to the beginning of the game, once the ball is tossed the game must go on as is.
- Anyone under 18 years of age will need their parent to sign the waver form before they can play.