2021 All-Star Week

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The 2021 FBA All-Star Week will be the next exhibition series held by the Furry Basketball Association and is a series of events to be held during the weekend of February 26th through March 1st in Seattle.

The five-day festivities included 4 events:

  • 2021 FBA All-Star Game
  • 2021 FBA Rookie Challenge
  • 2021 FBA Dunk Contest
  • 2021 FBA 3-Point Shootout

Participants in the events were voted in.

2021 All-Star Game

The participants were selected by the fans and the event itself took place canonically on Monday, March 1st at 8 PM EST.

All-Star Results

Eastern Conference All-Stars

Name Pos Min FGM FGA 3PtM 3PtA FTM FTA Off Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF Pts
Lance Wildfyre PG 28 7 13 3 4 2 2 0 2 2 0 1 0 3 19
Narkissa Kassius SG 27 6 11 0 3 4 6 0 1 5 1 0 0 1 16
Terry O'Toole SF 27 5 11 0 2 2 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 12
Erik Toivonen PF 36 6 8 0 0 5 6 1 7 2 0 1 1 3 17
Jake Turner C 42 18 26 0 0 5 5 8 21 4 2 0 4 4 41
Derek Kim G 16 5 7 1 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 12
Arther Selby F/G 13 2 4 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 5
Ash Van Zant F/G 16 3 5 0 0 2 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 8
Lisa Belle DuPont G 6 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
Andrius Vilkasaitis G 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Trevor Cruz G/F 12 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sterling Bengtzing C/F 17 2 3 0 0 2 2 1 8 3 1 2 0 3 6
Total   246 56 97 4 11 24 27 11 45 24 6 5 6 16 140

Western Conference All-Stars

Name Pos Min FGM FGA 3PtM 3PtA FTM FTA Off Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF Pts
Leon Delmont PG 27 10 16 0 0 9 10 0 2 4 1 0 0 1 29
Marcus Knight SG 27 7 12 0 4 3 4 1 3 3 0 0 0 4 17
Yves Carbonneau SF 31 5 10 1 1 2 2 0 3 3 1 0 0 1 13
Scoonie Barrett PF 31 6 11 0 0 1 2 2 7 6 1 2 0 3 13
Ogun Okayu C 30 4 6 0 0 2 2 6 12 2 1 0 2 6 10
Aditya Anggun G 17 4 7 0 1 1 2 0 1 2 2 0 0 1 9
Jonathan Lawyer F/G 16 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 2
Mike Rising G/F 16 1 2 0 0 3 3 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 5
Julian Cross-Kiraly G 8 1 2 0 1 1 2 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 3
Daniel Quvianuq C 17 5 9 0 0 1 1 0 4 2 0 0 2 0 11
Kresta Renstill G 7 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Rodger Umaechi F 18 7 12 1 3 0 0 0 3 3 0 2 0 1 15
Total   245 54 94 3 11 23 28 9 40 31 6 6 4 18 134


Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Eastern Conference All-Stars 30 37 33 40 140
Western Conference All-Stars 39 38 27 30 137

   

Officials: Vladimir Chumski #5, Vernon Hill #22, Richard Rohlwing #40
Arena: WCA

Player of the Game: Jake Turner (Red Fox, C/F) - 41 pts, 21 reb, 4 ast, 4 blk

   

Jake Turner

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All-Star Portraits

Western All-Stars Roster
Starters
Point Guard Shooting Guard Small Forward Power Forward Center
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24 Leon Delmont (Cougar, G) 24 Marcus Knight (River Otter, G) 95 Yves Carbonneau (Arctic Fox, G/F) 81 Scoonie Barrett (Otter, F/C) 55 Ogun Okayu (Rhinoceros, C/F)
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11 Aditya Anggun (Balinese Civet, G) 9 Jonathan Lawyer (Meerkat, F/G) 19 Mike Rising (Red Wolf, G/F) 25 Julian Cross-Kiraly (Saluki, G) 9 Daniel Quvianuq (Polar Bear, C)
Reserves
Guard Forward
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12 Kresta Renstill (Silver Fox, G) 9 Rodger Umaechi (Husky, F)
Eastern All-Stars Roster
Starters
Point Guard Shooting Guard Small Forward Power Forward Center
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34 Lance Wildfyre (Rabbit, G) 65 Narkissa Kassius (Ringtail Lemur, G) 3 Terry O’Toole (Irish Wolfhound, F/G) 81 Erik Toivonen (Finnish Forest Reindeer, C/F) 33 Jake Turner (Red Fox, C/F)
Bench
Guard Swingfur Swingfur Guard Guard
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7 Derek Kim (Kkachi, G) 32 Arther Selby (Rabbit, F/G) 5 Ash Van Zant (Raccoon, F/G) 93 Lisa Belle DuPont (Yellow-necked Mouse, G) 6 Andrius Vilkasaitis (Eurasian Wolf, G)
Reserves
Swingfur Bigfur
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69 Trevor Cruz (Painted Bat, G/F) 57 Sterling Bengtzing (Marbled Polecat, C/F)

2021 Rookie Challenge

The lineups of the FBA Rookie Challenge will be chosen by the fans, along with three alternates in case of injury or withdrawals. The event took place canonically on Sunday, February 28th at 8 PM EST.

Rookie Challenge Results

Western Conference Rookie All-Stars

Name Pos Min FGM FGA 3PtM 3PtA FTM FTA Off Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF Pts
Callum Williamson PG 30 4 9 2 4 3 4 2 2 12 1 1 0 3 13
Saphira Kelley SG 31 14 19 1 1 4 4 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 33
Adge Martin SF 30 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 1 2 1 0 10
Andreas Kokkinos PF 34 6 9 0 0 1 1 0 8 4 1 0 1 0 13
Tucker Iverson C 34 7 7 0 0 6 7 1 12 2 1 0 1 1 20
Jean-Ferdinand Giroux-Krier G 13 3 6 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
Anika Tonpo F/G 14 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 4
Damien Myers F/G 15 4 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 8
Oscar Johansson C/F 14 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 1 1 6
Austin Wilson G 10 1 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
Hayden Foster G 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Adana Gondwe G 9 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 4
Total   240 51 82 4 8 18 20 3 38 29 7 5 4 9 124

Eastern Conference Rookie All-Stars

Name Pos Min FGM FGA 3PtM 3PtA FTM FTA Off Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF Pts
Benjamin Aquino PG 28 11 14 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 25
Zackary Cooper SG 28 11 28 5 16 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 27
Berty Lavoie-Williams SF 31 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 3 2 0 1 1 4
Magni Dunbroch PF 31 4 8 0 1 2 2 1 5 3 0 1 0 1 10
Darko Tuskaloski C 35 5 7 0 0 0 0 4 16 5 0 2 1 1 10
Kyler Inari G/F 18 5 12 2 4 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 14
Blake Kelly G/F 18 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
Tyriq Murphy G 13 2 7 0 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
Joseph Na G 13 3 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 6
Guillaume Fortier G 9 2 4 1 2 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 9
Neo Snyman G 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 2
Erik Baltaev G 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
Total   240 48 96 8 26 13 13 8 35 20 5 6 5 12 117
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Eastern Conference Rookies 23 35 28 38 124
Western Conference Rookies 32 22 25 38 117

   

Officials: Lawrence Law #1, Eddie Bergman #26, Kasumi Katsuhito #2
Arena: Safe Arena - Seattle, WA

Player of the Game: Saphira Kelley (Blue Ocean Slug, G) - 33 pts, 1 reb, 3 ast

   

Saphira Kelley

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Rookie Challenge Portraits

Western Rookie Challenge Roster
Starters
Point Guard Shooting Guard Small Forward Power Forward Center
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36 Benjamin Aquino (Barbados Black Belly, G) 19 Zackary Cooper (Beaver, G/F) 3 Berty Lavoie-Williams (Grey Kangaroo, F/G) 41 Magni Dunbroch (Grizzly Bear, F) 89 Darko Tuskaloski (Brown Bear, C)
Bench
Swingfur Swingfur Guard Guard Guard
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13 Kyler Inari (Arctic Fox, G/F) 19 Blake Kelly (Sika Deer, G/F) 42 Tyriq Murphy (Fancy Mouse, G) 3 Joseph Na (Eastern Dragon, G) 4 Guillaume Fortier (Siamese Rat, G)
Reserves
Guard Guard Alternates:
* Vladislav Bezukladnikov
* Tameeka Jetson
* Viking Lagerström
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41 Neo Snyman (Meerkat, G) 15 Erik Baltaev (Tufted Puffin, G)
Eastern Rookie Challenge Roster
Starters
Point Guard Shooting Guard Small Forward Power Forward Center
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24 Callum Williamson (Wallaby, G) 19 Saphira Kelley (Blue Ocean Slug, G) 3 Adge Martin (Hare, G/F) 34 Andreas Kokkinos (Red Dragon, F/C) 11 Tucker Iverson (Tapanuli Orangutan, C/F)
Bench
Guard Swingfur Forward Bigfur Guard
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10 Jean-Ferdinand Giroux-Krier (Scottish Fold/Chartreux Mix, G) 9 Anika Tonpo (Fossa, F/G) 44 Damien Myers (Black Footed Ferret, F) 34 Oscar Johansson (Saint Bernard, C/F) 2 Austin Wilson (Red Velociraptor, G)
Reserves
Guard Guard Alternates:
* Shondrea Simpson
* Dominique Williams
* Martin O'Connor
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12 Hayden Foster (Fox, G) 18 Adana Gondwe (Hyena, G)

2021 Dunk Contest

Contestants

  Player Team Height Weight
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Terry O’Toole (Irish Wolfhound, F/G) Albany Alphas 6 ft 5 in (1.95 m) 240 lb (109 kg)
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Yves Carbonneau (Arctic Fox, G/F) Winnipeg Voyageurs 6 ft 5 in (1.95 m) 195 lb (88 kg)
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Arther Selby (Rabbit, F/G) Tennessee Moonshiners 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 165 lb (75 kg)
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Scoonie Barrett (Otter, F/C) Hawaii Kahunas 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 262 lb (119 kg)
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Desdemona Iverson (Yellow Perch, F) Bangor Tides 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 243 lb (110 kg)
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Andrew McDonald-Rainbow (Australian Magpie, G) Bangor Tides 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 189 lb (86 kg)
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Kassius Waterson (North American River Otter, C) Albany Alphas 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) 338 lb (153 kg)
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Callum Williamson (Wallaby, G) Albany Alphas 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 190 lb (86 kg)
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Lucy Jo Heitkamp (Jumping Spider, F) Texas Lone Stars 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg)
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Kiara Hughes (Spotted Leopard, G) Santa Ana Spectrums 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 186 lb (84 kg)
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Tyrique Kendricks (Giraffe, F/C) Lorain Firestorm 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 244 lb (111 kg)
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Andreas Kokkinos (Red Dragon, F/C) Queens Pride 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg)


Winner
Runner-up
Third Place

Judges

A panel of five judges was gathered to provide scoring for the event. The judges were instructed to rate the dunk on an overall scale from 1 to 10. (It should be noted that in the spirit of fairness, the identities of the dunkers were hidden when the judges were given the dunks out-of-character. Names have been added back in after the fact, here in the descriptions below.)

In-World (OOC)

-Ferdinand Bengtzing (Harlow), Retired FBA player, 2001 Champion for the Pride

-Adrian Lowe (Drakken), EFBL broadcaster, sports analyst, ex EFBL scout.

-Kwaku Bbwaddene (Buck Hopper), Retired FBA player, 2x Dunk Contest Champion

-Tre Beasley (Balu the Bare), Sports Radio Host/Writer

-Donovan Ritter (Kit), FSPN Commentator

Round 1

Terry O'Toole

Terry O’Toole walks out from the locker room and out onto the court, to the opening riff from “Dream On”. He’s wearing his All Star jersey from last year, made into a stringer tank top with openings along the sides. The player looks focused, determined… and *pumped*, as if he’s just finished working out in the gym. Perhaps surprisingly, he’s not flexing for the crowd… not that he needs to, with his muscles bulging all over.

As he takes a ball off the rack near center court, Kassius Waterson gets into a defensive stance under the basket. Terry starts dribbling and driving the lane against his teammate, as if it were a normal one-on-one drill.

Terry swings an elbow towards Kassius’ midsection, a striking move which his teammate sells, backing off. Terry then performs a perfect quick crossover, drives the lane and leaps high into the air. Kassius attempts to get back in position, only to be pushed off as Terry throws down a powerful tomahawk slam dunk.


Ferdinand Bengtzing Adrian Lowe Kwaku Bbwaddene Tre Beasley Donovan Ritter Average Score Total Score
9 5 3 3 7 5.4 27
This was clean, and very well executed, and you are a great showman, indeed. It is rousing and exciting to see something that you normally would not be able to do on court, used to great effect here. I hope your companion is ok, though! --Ferdinand Bengtzing
Loved the power of the dunk but can't say I was jumping out of my seat watching you faux play against Kassius. I would've liked something more to lead up to your clean dunk.--Adrian Lowe
Everything I just saw is what I expect to see in the All Star Game. The whole point of a dunk contest is to do something the fans can't get anywhere else. Honestly, I've lost count of how many times I've slid a jab step into a tomahawk.--Kwaku Bbwaddene
You know an elbow to the midsection is an offensive foul, right? I appreciate the showmanship, but you disqualified your own dunk before it even got started. Points for the finish, though.--Tre Beasley
This was...odd. I'm not sure a foul is a great set piece. Still, though, points forsolidly dunking the ball; first one tonight.--Donovan Ritter

Yves Carbonneau

It’s time for the first dunk of this Contest for the defending champion of the Event, Co-Captain of the Winnipeg Voyageurs, Yves Carbonneau. He took the ball then moved towards the far side of the court as the crowd was buzzing with anticipation. As he makes his way the other way, something seems different to many.Yves was not wearing his own Voyageurs jersey, but he was wearing his teammate's jersey, Kevin Malka.

He made sure a cameraman was following him as he spoke directly through him: “See this? Kevin Malka, best defensive big fur in the league, he should have been there. I told everyone at the start, we ain’t playing anymore, We are legit, as are Voyageurs. We are coming back!” He proclaimed.

He smiles as he dribbles the ball as he is about to wind up for a run. He looks to the crowd as lift his arms up as he stirs the crowd to get louder. After a short moment, Yves takes off! Going across the court, he takes powerful strides as he heads for the basket. As soon as his foot touches the free throw line, Yves propulses himself into the air, legs bent and arm extended towards the rim, however he failed to generate enough speed or strength at his launch and despite Yves’ best effort to extend his one arm higher the bottom half of the ball hits the front of the rim and bounces out to the side.

Ferdinand Bengtzing Adrian Lowe Kwaku Bbwaddene Tre Beasley Donovan Ritter Average Score Total Score
1 4 1 2 3 2.2 11
*grimaces* It was awkward... and kind of painful to watch... And you... did not dunk. If I was Kevin, I would have probably turned off the television.--Ferdinand Bengtzing
Nice tribute to Kevin there, Yves! I was really lookinng forward to seeing you have a fantastic dunk to back it up, though.--Adrian Lowe
Je suis vraiment désolé. I've been telling people how I feel like I won 2.5 dunk contests after your homage dunk last year, which was wonderful to see. But this? Let alone the dunk failed, but what is it about this dunk that is Kevin Malka? Maybe you should have put on a suit of scale mail armor.--Kwaku Bbwaddene
Oof. Just...Oof. If you talk about how your teammate deserved to be here and your team deserves more respect and then you go and do...that...furs are not going to take you, your teammates, or your team seriously. Prove us wrong with actions, not words. --Tre Beasley
There was...some flair in the buildup? A few points from drama, but the ball did not go in the basket.--Donovan Ritter

Arther Selby

After last year's performance and some comments made by one of the Judges' sons, many are wondering what the rabbit will bring to the table as he comes onto the court. Although at a glance, he seems calmer on the surface; a different Arther to what they saw last year.

As Arther prepares for his dunk, he's seen with a massive controller hung around his neck. While he gets into position, he pulls up the antenna and starts to fiddle with the control sticks. His eyes scan the stands before ‘Ride of the Valkeries’ starts playing throughout the stadium. The crowd's attention starts to shift from the rabbit to the stands, as something catches their eye. The cameras start to focus on the blur, to see a drone dancing above the audience with a ball within its grasp. The drone makes a circuit around the stands and then descends until it’s a couple of meters higher than the basket.

Arther manoeuvres the drone next to the basket before passing off the controller to another fur on the side-lines. He looks at the fur before making a run towards the basket. The ball is released and bounces once, as the ball rises again, Arther jumps high and starts to spin, he catches the ball perfectly and with the momentum he built up he gracefully completes a full 360 degrees before executing a perfect dunk and landing on his feet.


Ferdinand Bengtzing Adrian Lowe Kwaku Bbwaddene Tre Beasley Donovan Ritter Average Score Total Score
10 7 8 10 10 9 45
You know what I am going to do... *flashes his score of 0, to the confusion and tumult of the crowd* Oh, jävla fan! Sorry, I meant this... *flashes his intended score of 10* Technical, modern, unseen, incredible.--Ferdinand Bengtzing
I loved everything about it, honest. You're a creative and fun guy on and off the court. But the thing that kept me from scoring you higher was the song choice. Ride of the Valkeries is a bit overused and I would've just liked to see this entire scene played out again - just to a different theme song.--Adrian Lowe
Now that's a fun tool. I love seeing new things, and that was new. Unfortunately, using a drone to drop the ball doesn't do much to show off your athleticism, but I apprecaite the music. Would have liked to see something a little more dramatic than a 360, though.--Kwaku Bbwaddene
This. This is exactly what I came here to see. It was creative, catching a ball off the bounce while spinning is not easy to do, and then the finish was perfect. This is what the dunk contest is all about!--Tre Beasley
The drone...is a bit goofy. I'm not sure I love it. But I love the timing, and I love the clean execution. Well done!--Donovan Ritter

Scoonie Barrett

Scoonie starts from just outside the 3-point line, dribbling back and forth before tossing the ball behind his shoulders and grabbing it with the tip of his tail. Without missing a beat, the otter swings his tail forward and lets the ball fly up high - then takes a running start towards the basket, doing a front cartwheel only to catch the ball within the paint, it is a sloppy as the otter nearly loss control but he are able to maintain his hold on the ball and finish with a one-paw, powerful tomahawk crusher.

Ferdinand Bengtzing Adrian Lowe Kwaku Bbwaddene Tre Beasley Donovan Ritter Average Score Total Score
9 5 8 9 8 7.8 39
This was STUNNING. You used your body to your full extent, and the finish was perfect. I was scared that you were going to carroll and fall face first to the ground, but we are both glad you did not end like that!--Ferdinand Bengtzing
Had to hold my breath there for a second because I thought the ball was going to escape from your paws! Still, you managed to keep your grip on it and finish through. --Adrian Lowe
I have long envied players that could use their tails. I know how challenging that is to coordinate, and your tail work was outstanding here. Excellent job. Though I know you've got more in your tank than just a tomahawk.--Kwaku Bbwaddene
That was impressive. Wasn't perfect so I couldn't give it a perfect score, but it was still impressive. We need more use of tails in dunk contests!--Tre Beasley
I do enjoy seeing furs take advantage of their unique traits, and definitely fun. Have to take a few points off for the scamble, but all in all, a great dunk.--Donovan Ritter

Desdemona Iverson

Viewers might have flashbacks to the 2014 dunk contest at first glance. A large, deep, glass tank is wheeled out beneath the net, filled to the brim with water. The tank is deep enough for somebody to float vertically fully submerged, with the hoop positioned several feet above the tank.

Soon after, Desdemona herself steps out, wearing a set of normal aquatic swimming clothes done up in the blue and white of the Tides. She has a ball tucked under her arm as she walks over to the tank and scales the ladder on the outside.

She stands on the edge of the tank for a moment, looking it over and judging its placement relative to the hoop. Then she hops in, the inflated ball under her arm keeping her floating.

She grabs the ball in both hands, and then slides herself under the water. The ball almost acts like a weight in reverse in that water, the buoyancy pushing up against her as the ball fights to slide out of her grip. With hard, powerful kicks, she's able to drag it down to the bottom of the tank, her arms shaking with the effort. Once she finally gets it down there, she casts one quick glance back up through the water at the hoop, and then lets the ball go.

It rockets up, and water displaces out from the surface of the tank as it breaches. The ball lifts up a couple feet into the air, and a moment later it is followed by Desdemona herself. She has kicked off from the bottom of the tank, and sliced up through the water. She grabs the ball out of the air as she lifts upwards. Then, she brings her arm around and down in an attempt at a hard dunk, however between the extra resistance of the water and a poor jump she is barely able to drop the ball in the hoop with only a finger managing to even touch the rim, hardly the rim rattler she had intended.


Ferdinand Bengtzing Adrian Lowe Kwaku Bbwaddene Tre Beasley Donovan Ritter Average Score Total Score
2 5 9 6 6 5.6 28
I honestly... was not a fan. The nod at your identity as an acquatic was good, but it was really reductive for the show to have you locked in one place. And it was not really an adequate finish at the distance you were from the hoop, heightwise. It may work for someone smaller or if you had more air, but overall, I think the elements consumed your skills, and you lost the... point, of the dunk. Sorry.--Ferdinand Bengtzing
I loved everything about what this dunk idea was. Holding a basketball under water is of course not one of the easiest things to do. You showed off your natural born skills here by making this aquatic and I can appreciate that! It's just a bummer the finish couldn't be what you and the rest of us may have hoped for. --Adrian Lowe
This is exactly what the dunk contest is all about. This is unique, creative, and completely unlike anything I would ever see anywhere else. This is exactly what a dunk contest dunk is supposed to be. I won a couple contests by jumping out of a cage, but I never considered this. Really clever. If I could shave only half a point for the medicorce finish, I would.--Kwaku Bbwaddene
I appreciate the buildup, the creativity, and the level of difficulty, but the finish was lacking. Also now there's water all over the court. Are you gonna help them clean it up? Are you?--Tre Beasley
I appreciate the athleticism here - getting the ball down and holding it, even as an aquatic, is impressive. But knowing there's no way to finely control the exit, it was a big risk that I don't think paid off for you.--Donovan Ritter

Andrew McDonald-Rainbow

After a lackluster first showing at the Slam Dunk Contest, Andrew was ready to prove that he could make it on the big stage. He’d bungled his chance in 2019 and he was not going to let it slip this time.

The lights dim and a familiar song to Australians starts to play. It’s the 1990 hit from Midnight Oil, “King Of The Mountain”. Suddenly a loud V8 can be heard revving near the entrance to the court. Australians in the crowd and at home watching have a feeling about what Andrew is about to do but others are in wonderment about what is going to happen.

Suddenly, A car appears at the entry tunnel. It’s a 1984 Holden Commodore but not just any old Holden Commodore. It’s Peter Brock’s 1984 Bathurst 1000 winning Holden Commodore. Complete with it’s flared-out Group C bodykit and it’s Day-Glo Red paint scheme. The only thing missing were the Tobacco Sponsorships on the car which had to be covered up. Andrew had just come out with one of the cars driven by 9-time Bathurst Champion and Australian Sports Icon, the late Peter Brock.

As the car continued out of the tunnel and into position, It could be seen who was driving the iconic car. It was Andrew. He was driving the car into position near the rim. As Andrew got out of the car, He could be seen decked out in classic Holden Dealer Team race attire and looking ready to dunk but he would pause for a second. It looked like it was going to be the standard dunk over a car that had been seen before a few times at the dunk contest. However, Andrew signaled to someone at the entrance on the other side. A 6-Cylindar Car could be heard. He was about to bring out a Second Car.

Andrew wasn’t just going to jump over one car, He was going to jump over two cars Jumpman style. However, It couldn’t just be any regular car along with the Brock Commodore, It had to be another special car and it had to be another one driven by the ”King of the Mountain”. Coming out to join the Brock Commodore was his first ever Bathurst winning car, The 1972 Holden Torana that got him his first of 9 Bathurst Wins and in that classic car driving it out to it’s position was Furmula One Race Winner, Trey Goodwin. The Dingo drove the car next to the Commodore and got out with a Basketball in his hands. He walks up to Andrew. Gives him the ball and gives him a fist bump.

This was going to be Andrew’s biggest dunk yet and it was the first one up. He was either going to make the dunk and prove to the world that he could make it on the big stage or he was going to be paying for it heavily, Not only in medical bills but repair bills for this classic race cars.

He lines himself up and runs for it. Sprinting up to the free throw line and jumps, the speed is good as they pose, however it becomes apparent while Andrew had the initial height he does not have the distance to clear both cars, forced to do a quick hop off the beginning of the second cars roof he manages to successfully finish the dunk, though not how originally intended.

He might have to pay for some slight repairs but he had pulled off the dunk. The Australian Magpie comes off the rim and puts his two arms in the air in celebration. He had pulled it off on the Big Stage!

Ferdinand Bengtzing Adrian Lowe Kwaku Bbwaddene Tre Beasley Donovan Ritter Average Score Total Score
3 5 6 7 6 5.4 27
See, here is the issue. It was a good, and surely significant show for your peers and race fans, but... the moment you stepped on the second car? It completely stops this from being a dunk. Now you are charging at a hoop at your height, which is not the same as dunking. I commend the ambition and the personality, but... I can not give you a big score, it was not a dunk.--Ferdinand Bengtzing
Welcome back to the dunk contest, Andrew! I have to say, I was really excited to see what you had planned with the cars. Then doubly excited when the idea of what you might do came to mind. Really ambitious, I'll give you that, but needing to use the top of the last car to boost yourself is what lowered my excitement.--Adrian Lowe
So, hate to admit, I've never been a car guy. But I appreciate a big jump, and that was a big jump. Still, the dunk itself is overcome by the hardware being crossed, and unforunately jumping two cars does not equal twice of jumping one car. We've seen this trick before, and it's still good, but the body's developing rust.--Kwaku Bbwaddene
This would have been an easy 10 if you had cleared the second car! Love the attempt and you get points for difficulty, but once you hit the second car and lauched from there it was just a good dunk, not a great one.--Tre Beasley
Eh... I'm all for some set dressing, but...don't use it if it's going to impede your results. Good on getting the ball in, but there's no hiding the error getting there.--Donovan Ritter

Kassius Waterson

Kassius Waterson walks onto the court and takes position, a partner of average height positioned between them and the basket. The otters signals they are ready and run towards the fur who stands still in the paint. Kassius jumps cleanly, launching himself with a slight spin as they jump, spreading his legs slows the spin but allows him to pass the ball from one paw to another between his legs before clearing the fur’s head facing backwards. He spins the desired 180 degrees needed to complete a reverse windmill dunk, though due to slightly mis-judging of his speed, he only just managed to reach the rim to complete the dunk, the ball rattling in the rim before dropping.

Ferdinand Bengtzing Adrian Lowe Kwaku Bbwaddene Tre Beasley Donovan Ritter Average Score Total Score
7 5 9 7 6 6.8 34
This was a good start indeed. It was powerful, it showed skill and it was entertaining. Next time, be careful and make sure to calculate your distances right. But overall, it was a good start!--Ferdinand Bengtzing
First off - Congratulations on making it into this years dunk contest, Kas! You pulled a successful reverse windmill but I would've like to see that perfect execution that would've given us a HUGE crushing dunk. --Adrian Lowe
The whole point of a dunk contest is to give us something a game never would. And this is that. Love the athletics involved. If the dunk had force, easy 10.--Kwaku Bbwaddene
An Impressive start. A little sloppy, but it a had a fair degree of difficulty. --Tre Beasley
See, now that's a fun way to kick things off. A lot of athleticism, not a lot of distraction. The ending make it anti-climactic, though--Donovan Ritter

Callum Williamson

Callum Williamson walks on to the court– No, wait... He skates onto the court. Wearing his Australian uniform from the Olympics and an Australian bush hat, he skates a lap around the arena as ""I come from a Land Down Under"" plays. He buys time by working the crowd to allow the two ramps (one straight, one curved) and a trampoline to be wheeled in. The trampoline is placed just to the side of the center of the basket, and the ramps to either side of that. He tosses his hat into the audience, revealing his new hair color, a bright green to match his uniform.

Once everything is in place, a basketball is placed at the top of the quarter-pipe ramp, and the wallaby skates around the court once more to gain some speed before blading up the straight ramp allowing them to leap over the trampoline and land in line with the curved ramp where they travel up it, their momentum propelling them vertically.

He snags the ball between his legs and pushes off the ramp toward the trampoline, leaning back and allowing his tail/rear to land on the trampoline and bounce up under the basket, but also convert part of his energy to do a 180 off the trampoline. However the landing on the trampoline is not exactly where Callum intended, landing a little further to the right from the basket on the trampoline causes him to be sent off center towards the rim. Callum is able to adjust and still slam the ball into the basket behind his head but the ball rattles around in the rim before eventually falling in.

Ferdinand Bengtzing Adrian Lowe Kwaku Bbwaddene Tre Beasley Donovan Ritter Average Score Total Score
4 5 3 7 6 5 25
I really ha-... really... dislike a trampoline on a professional dunk show. You got the goods to show prowess, and this is what you use when... you start to learn get air, not on the big stage. You used too many props, and you kind of lost the point of this contest. I would permit it if the end dunk was perfection... but we both know it was not, ja?--Ferdinand Bengtzing
I wish I could've gone out on that trampoline! It looked fun but had me worry about you for a second there. I'm glad you're okay and were able to make the dunk but I'm sure it wasn't as powerful as you had intended. --Adrian Lowe
First rule of dunk contests. NEVER USE A TRAMPOLINE. Trampolines are for halftime shows and pep crews, not professional athletes. I took five points off the moment I saw that. The other two were for the uninspiring dunk.--Kwaku Bbwaddene
Alright look. Skates, trampolines, ramps, use whatever you got to make an impression, right? If the dunk isn't perfect, though, then all you're really doing is distracting furs from an imperfect dunk. Points for creativity and difficulty, but the finish needed to be better.--Tre Beasley
I guess I'm the odd one out. This was one of the most fun approaches all night. Plenty of athletecism in a unique way. I jsut wish the finish were as solid as the set up. --Donovan Ritter

Lucy Jo Heitkamp

JoJo walks along the side line of the court, big smile on her face as she whistles. She pointed out to the crowd, raising a bit of a cheer. Soon enough, she began her sprint to the basket, tossing the ball towards the backboard, attempting to go up for a reverse windmill dunk. However, the pass was a little off and she had to adjust on the fly, catching it just after she jumped.

Due to this adjustment JoJo overestimated how much speed she needed and with her back to the basket did not notice until too late, her wrist hitting the rim causing JoJo to let go of the ball, which bounced off the back of the rim and out.


Ferdinand Bengtzing Adrian Lowe Kwaku Bbwaddene Tre Beasley Donovan Ritter Average Score Total Score
1 3 1 2 3 2 10
You... did not dunk.--Ferdinand Bengtzing
Sh- I hope you're alright after that! I can't help but hold my own wrist from seeing that. You had enthusiasm for your dunk but unfortunately, it didn't go as planned.--Adrian Lowe
I've forgotten how many reverse windmills I've made. In traffic. Needed more.--Kwaku Bbwaddene
Unfortunate finish.--Tre Beasley
It looked like a great plan. But the ball, she did not go in the hoop.--Donovan Ritter

Kiara Hughes

The first dunk is what Kiara refers to as a 540 Reverse Axis Windmill. She plans to approach from the left wing, take off from the edge of the lane on that side, and do 1-and-a-half counterclockwise rotations while adding in a full rotation with the ball in her left paw. She originally planned to do this from the right wing, but her recent shoulder injury has forced her to alter this and do it from the left; thus adding a further element of difficulty as she will be using her off-paw/arm to control the ball during the rotations. Anyone who does not have an exceptional vertical jump would have a very hard time completing the 540-degree spin while remaining above the rim enough to complete the dunk.

Taking off as planned she launches exactly from where she needed to, however Kiara did not get as powerful of a jump as intended and was forced to alter their dunk midair, only managing to complete a 360 before pulling the ball down and around, throwing down an impressive windmill dunk.


Ferdinand Bengtzing Adrian Lowe Kwaku Bbwaddene Tre Beasley Donovan Ritter Average Score Total Score
8 6 6 7 6 6.6 33
Oh no, Kiara... it would have been a perfect score... had you not said what you were going to do. You created expectation. I wanted a 540 and you left me hanging for more, I can't give you a full score, which is a shame because this dunk was great! But...never talk more than you do. And in this case, maybe it was better to stick with the do.--Ferdinand Bengtzing
Kiara! This was fantastic adaptability that played off into what was a nice and powerful dunk. Impressive despite not being what you'd originally planned!--Adrian Lowe
I love to see ambition. An off-hand 540 is wonderfully ambitious, and I would have loved to have seen it. Zipper used to do 360s during games with regularity, and most nights have someone throwing down a windmill. Still, put together, it's an athletic combination. And I'll give an extra point for your ambition.--Kwaku Bbwaddene
You get points for difficulty, you get points for having to use your off paw, but you lose points for making a promise you couldn't keep. Then you get another point for still managing to throw down a clean dunk. I think if you hadn't let me know what you were going to do before you did it, you would have gotten a better score.--Tre Beasley
It's a shame you announced your plans ahead. If I didn't know this was supposed to be a 540, it would have looked like a clean, solid 360 and probably scored better for it--Donovan Ritter

Tyrique Kendricks

The arena’s lights are dimmed, and from the left side of the court the giraffe walks onto the court. His nickname and real name are announced: Tyrique Kendricks, the Calf of Personality! He’s wearing Lorain basketball shorts and a loosely-fitting t-shirt. In one hand, an FBA basketball, which he can hold with ease - and in the other, some kind of paper. It looks to be a bill, or a check. As the lights turn up on the court, alongside him is one of his homies, a tallish black Labrador. Tyrique waves the check in his face, and then tucks it back into his shorts pocket. Then the canine walks into the paint, just to the left of underneath the basket, and stops.

Murmurs from the confused crowd grow. The dog looks unfazed; he’s purposely positioned, and Tyrique’s lack of discernible emotion is nothing new. From the edge of the court, he spins the ball on his finger. He’s eyeing the basket. He hesitates, takes a deep breath, then points up to the sky. The first couple steps toward the dog quickly turn to a jaunty run as he carries up, approaching the canine from behind. Before he reaches him, he throws the ball at the backboard to the left of the hoop.

He begins to jump up and over the Labrador, having launched himself with a slight rotation allowing him to turn himself around in mid-air after clearing the fur. The ball bounces off the backboard but is a little off the mark causing Tyrique to awkwardly catch the ball, causing him to fumble with it to get a secure hold, delaying his dunk till the very last possible second. Just as the giraffe is about to fall back down, facing away from the hoop, he blindly slams the ball down and through the hoop. Even though the ball goes through, the giraffe’s blind fall lands awkwardly and he slips.

Among the choir of ‘OH’s and applause, the dog, laughing and smiling, walks up and offers a paw to get him back on his feet. Tyrique rolls his eyes and hands him the check from his pocket.

Ferdinand Bengtzing Adrian Lowe Kwaku Bbwaddene Tre Beasley Donovan Ritter Average Score Total Score
7 6 4 8 7 6.4 32
I have no idea what really just happened, but you are... charming, I will say that... It was a chaotic entrance, a great dunk, and a chaotic exit. I was confused, but enteratined, and in all that crazy, you pulled off what you were required to do. You are entertaining to watch, now put all that in a cohesive act next time.--Ferdinand Bengtzing
Including people is fun! Jumping over them and making a dunk is even more fun. There was of course some adjustment that had to be made on your part for the finish and your landing was off. Also, who was that dog you paid?--Adrian Lowe
I'm an old wolf. What's going on here? I love bringing others to the court for the dunk, but I don't even know who this dog is. Am I supposed to? Can someone help me out?--Kwaku Bbwaddene
Didn't stick the landing, but the dunk itself was good. Not amazing, just good. --Tre Beasley
I'm all for a bit of story in a dunk. But I couldn't follow the story, and that landing looked painful. Still, points for a solid dunk.--Donovan Ritter

Andreas Kokkinos

Andreas is wearing a tight-fitting black t-shirt and shorts as he slowly walks in the dimly lit court. Upon closer inspection, it’s filled with two lines of three unlit torches leading up to the three-point line in front of the basket, with a single lit torch burning in front of him. He grabs the one lit torch, and lights up a device that drops down a basketball from above.

Basketball in one hand, torch in the other, he skillfully weaves through the court with his maneuvers lighting the torches one by one, easily switching between the torch and the basketball with both hands when needed. Upon reaching the half-court line, he looks as if he’s going to put the torch behind for his dunk… then he grins and dribbles to the basket while still grabbing the torch! He leaps in the air once he is close enough to slam the ball down the basket in with a tomahawk dunk, however the ball slipping from their grip resulting in the ball hitting the back of the rim and bouncing through the hoop, despite that it still goes down though not as emphatically as intended, while still keeping the torch balanced in his other hand. After landing the dunk, he breathes out fire through the torch and roars in triumph.


Ferdinand Bengtzing Adrian Lowe Kwaku Bbwaddene Tre Beasley Donovan Ritter Average Score Total Score
8 5 5 5 7 6 30
Now this was really fun! It showed who you are, it had spectacle. It was a techncially simple dunk, but adding difficulty is a great way to go. It looked for a second that it was going to go...lopsided, but glad it did not in the end. Fantastic job.--Ferdinand Bengtzing
Fire! And you're a dragon! Haha, I love it! But sadly, I have to agree with my fellow judges, Tre and Kwaku. Your build up was so solid and because of that, I would've expected more of the dunk. At least here, I would've expected the dunk to go in loud and proud.--Adrian Lowe
Everyone knows I love a gimmick. And this is a good gimmick. But a tomahawk is something I could see during a playoffs match. Great use of the court space and of your own dragon skills, but would love to see more attention paid to the dunk in a dunk contest.--Kwaku Bbwaddene
The buildup was amazing, but then the dunk was so simple it felt like a let down. I would have liked to have seen something more impressive.--Tre Beasley
That's impressive dexterity, and pizzaz, but again - got to get the ball solidly in the hoop at a dunk contest.--Donovan Ritter

Round 1 Results

Contestant Points
Arther Selby 45
Scoonie Barrett 39
Kassius Waterson 34
Kiara Hughes 33
Tyrique Kendricks 32
Andreas Kokkinos 30
Desdemona Iverson 28
Andrew McDonald-Rainbow 27
Terry O'Toole 27
Callum Williamson 25
Yves Carbonneau 11
Lucy Jo Heitkamp 10
Eliminated

Round 2

Arther Selby

As Arther comes onto the court for the second time, he is joined with his teammate Jean-Ferdinand Giroux-Krier. Arther takes the opportunity to hype up the crowd getting them all to clap with him. Aldrich takes no notice and moves into the paint and gets himself ready to help. Unlike his teammate last year, Aldrich seems unfazed by the atmosphere as prepares himself to do his part.

Aldrich takes one last look towards Arther to make sure he's in position correctly outside of the 3 point line. As Arther makes a dash to the paint, Aldrich looks back to the basket and throws the ball towards the backboard. The pass is clean and as the ball rebounds off the backboard, Arthur easily leaps over the 6 ft 2 in Point Guard, grabbing the ball whilst in the air and slamming it down emphatically into the basket.

The moment the ball enters the basket, Aldrich makes a quick exit off the court, leaving the rabbit to the mercy of the crowd and judges. Arthur gives a sigh of relief once Aldrich is out of eyesight.

Ferdinand Bengtzing Adrian Lowe Kwaku Bbwaddene Tre Beasley Donovan Ritter Average Score Total Score
10 8 4 8 9 7.8 39
It was indeed a very good dunk, and you managed to sell it really well. It might not be anything extremely new, but it was a flawless execution--Ferdinand Bengtzing
As someone who can't jump to save his life, I really like seeing furs jump over other furs. Especially when it's a clean clearing over the entire fur. Your buddy seemed..not super excited, but he at least pulled off his part well. You had a nice finish that I could appreciate. Good job!--Adrian Lowe
I've seen this before. We've all seen this before. Jumping over a teammate is not new, creative, or unique. It's a very good dunk, but I would expect this from college pups, not the FBA.--Kwaku Bbwaddene
Good executuion. Would have liked to see you jump over a taller fur, but points for pulling it off.--Tre Beasley
It might not be the most unique idea, but I'll take solid, well executed dunks over show. Both, preferably, but were here judging dunks, first and foremost.--Donovan Ritter

Scoonie Barrett

Scoonie takes position just past mid-court, as his teammate Tay Delgado (Mink, G) stands a couple feet from the basket and is instructed to hold the ball just above his head. Taking a long running start, the lutrine runs from the center to the court right to take his leap a couple steps past the 3-point line - him launching himself easily with enough air to clear Tay, extending his legs and tail to either side to avoid hitting said teammate. Scoonie cleanly grabs the ball held above Tay’s head and delivers a rim rattling, forceful dunk with their left paw.

Ferdinand Bengtzing Adrian Lowe Kwaku Bbwaddene Tre Beasley Donovan Ritter Average Score Total Score
10 9 4 10 9 8.4 42
Another classic I see, but this time... it was better. I wish I could have given you a higher score since you were more daring than Arther, but an equal perfect is going to do just fine.--Ferdinand Bengtzing
I'll admit it and say your first dunk didn't quite get me out of my seat. But this? This? I mean, you might not have seen me jump up but you definitely heard me shout some praise! Sorry to my fellow judges for being so loud, heh. Excellent dunk, Scoonie! And thanks for contributing to it, Tay!--Adrian Lowe
I don't think anyone heard me.--Kwaku Bbwaddene
Did he just jump from where I think he jumped from? --Tre Beasley
Solid, clean, athletic, well executed.--Donovan Ritter

Kassius Waterson

From the left side half-court line Kassius starts his run-up, using a hard dribble to bounce the ball high in the air, he attempts to perform an aerial cartwheel. However, Kassius severely under-rotated during the attempt, heading to the ground upside down before completing the full flip. He manages to stick his right paw out to brace his fall but lands hard on it. He jumps up quickly, though his left paw is holding his right in some obvious pain, and is unable to continue with the dunk as the trainers head over to check him out.

Ferdinand Bengtzing Adrian Lowe Kwaku Bbwaddene Tre Beasley Donovan Ritter Average Score Total Score
1 4 5 4 1 3 15
I do not think you had the body type to pull that stunt off. And well... you did not dunk. Hope you did not hurt yourself too bad, kid.--Ferdinand Bengtzing
Oh, Kas...I hope that isn't a serious injury. The Alphas will need you after ASW. I wish you a speedy recovery and appreciate the energy you brought to the dunk contest.--Adrian Lowe
Once again, I love ambition. This is the most points I could give to a failed dunk, but I love the effort given to do something unique. Hope your wrist feels better soon.--Kwaku Bbwaddene
Points for creativity and difficulty, I love the attempt. I hope you're alright. --Tre Beasley
That really looked painful. I want to give you points for ambition, but...you didn't dunk. I just hope that injury isn't severe.--Donovan Ritter

Kiara Hughes

This is where Kiara gets a little help from her friends. She will point out her twin brother, Keonte (6'5"", 220) as well as two other UFFL players from a rival team: Darren Hibbard (Hippopotamus, 6'5"", 335) and Sakira Kheiralla (Dragoness, 6'7"", 310), both of the Grand Rapids Dragons - and both avid Spectrums fans - and pull them out of the crowd. She will line them up at a 45-degree angle coming from the right wing, with Sakira closest to the basket, then Darren, and then Keonte, who will hold the ball up for her.

Upon getting the cue, Sakira opens her wings and Kiara takes off - and when she gets to her takeoff point, she jumps, grabbing the ball in her left paw, bringing her legs up so they clear the wings and so that she is in a "seated" position. She successfully pass the ball under their legs, transferring it to their right paw as they sail towards the basket. As they near the basket it’s clear they didn’t get as much speed as they wanted as they start to drop and are forced to really extend their right paw just to complete the dunk. Given Sakira's wings and the fact that she is leaping over two broad-bodied UFFL linefurs along with her brother, and all three are over 6'5"", this will be a test of leaping ability and dexterity to bring the ball from one paw, under the legs and to the other paw for the finish.

After the successful completion, there will be plenty of jumping hip bumps to go around, followed by a big hug for her brother, who will wish her luck in the finals...

Ferdinand Bengtzing Adrian Lowe Kwaku Bbwaddene Tre Beasley Donovan Ritter Average Score Total Score
8 10 7 9 6 8 40
This was a great use of your peers. Normally a lot of people can hinder a proper dunk, it may water it down, but you completed it pretty convincingly. It almost became a little too much to handle, but overall, great job.--Ferdinand Bengtzing
KIIIIAAAARRRRAAA!! Whoo HOO! This was--this was -- wow! Wow! I loved Scoonie's dunk this round but yours just blew my mind! I might have to make some calls and get some merch...will you sign it for me? Will you sign my shirt after all this?--Adrian Lowe
A lot to like here. I like bringing in others for the dunk, especially athletes in other leagues. I love the ambition going for something as athletic and challenging as this. But the rump roller is not especially creative, and I would have liked to see a better execution.--Kwaku Bbwaddene
I wanted to give this a 10, I really really did. You were so close. Just a little bit better on the finish and this would have been perfect! --Tre Beasley
This was fun, and athletic, but marred by execution - the dunk was barely a dunk.--Donovan Ritter

Tyrique Kendricks

Tyrique, with former college basketball teammate Jhearett Tendua (a male black panther), walk onto the court together in old-school 1970’s era Firestorm jerseys. He directs the young feline to the front of the hoop, on the 3-point line, and he stands idly by as Tyrique takes a ball and heads to the corner of the back court base line.

The giraffe motions to the crowd with the single point of a finger, then starts acting like he misplaced his keys. He abruptly throws the ball he’s holding to a ref and runs over to the judge’s bench. He gets down on his knees and starts digging around under the curtained table, as if looking for something. This bemuses several of the judges as from under the table he drags out a remote control. The murmurs of the crowd grow as they sense something crazy is going on, but they aren’t yet sure what. Tyrique runs over to and hands the remote control to Jhearett, and then runs back again to the corner of the court – he refuses to take the ball back from the ref. The confusion grows as Jhearett starts messing around with the remote. After a few seconds pass by, the crowd’s murmurs slowly turn into cheers as they see a large-sized drone with a claw gripping a basketball underneath it emerging from the tunnel to the court!

The humming drone is directed by Jhearett to a couple meters above the backboard, then between Tyrique and the hoop, stopping well above the highest reach of any FBA player. With Tyrique’s signal to Jhearett, the claw drops the basketball. Tyrique runs forward, slowing a bit for the ball to drop and bounce off the floor. Tyrique watches as the ball bounces and aims to run underneath the ball however, as he goes to jump it becomes clear the drone was not perfectly still when it dropped the ball, as it has gone off course and is heading directly under the basket. He jumps and attempts to adjust to grip the ball with his shooting paw before it collides with the rim. Just managing to grab the ball before it does hit the rim, Tyrique hurriedly pulls it back out from under the rim and tries to force it down with a tomahawk dunk. But between the awkward location of the ball and having to adjust he attempts to use too much force to push it in, causing the ball to bounce off the back of the rim and out, much to the disappointment of the crowd.


Ferdinand Bengtzing Adrian Lowe Kwaku Bbwaddene Tre Beasley Donovan Ritter Average Score Total Score
2 5 6 4 2 3.8 19
I guess it was a bit... awkward to have come from last round with a drone, but I understand that you can not predict other's ideas; will not give you a hard time over that. You are a joy to watch, but, sadly... you did not dunk.--Ferdinand Bengtzing
I can't say I was a fan of you coming to the table. It got my hopes up that one of us would be more a part of your dunk show. While I've enjoyed your friends helping you, and you made the last dunk - this dunk unfortunately escaped you. --Adrian Lowe
I need to buy one of these! Best part for me was the acting. I do love seeing a bit of performance out there. That automatically makes a dunk unique for the contest. Still, failing a tomahawk? The spirit of Korber is with us.--Kwaku Bbwaddene
Too bad you missed this one. It was a good attempt and points for the attempt, but no points for anything else.--Tre Beasley
Obviously you didn't know your competitor was going to do the same thing in the first round, and the idea is fun; in the end though, the ball simply didn't go in.--Donovan Ritter

Andreas Kokkinos

Andreas comes walking out of the entrance dressed as Zagreus from the critically acclaimed indie game Hades, the main theme of the game (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVukkhUI-xM) playing overhead. He wears a set of foam gauntlets designed after the same weapons in the game as he picks up the ball and starts dribbling across the field, easily punching cardboard cutouts of enemies situated here and there as he weaves across the court. Upon reaching the final cutout of the game’s final boss near the hoop, he leaps and strikes the cutout with a perfect uppercut and then does a 360 slam with the ball while in midair.

Ferdinand Bengtzing Adrian Lowe Kwaku Bbwaddene Tre Beasley Donovan Ritter Average Score Total Score
7 8 6 7 8 7.2 36
I liked the final dunk and the twist in the end, but it was a bit overdressed for my tastes. If you have lost the cutouts and the first half of the show, focusing on the one big statement on the top of the hoop, it would have been more effective, while still offering the reference. Nevertheless, it was nice twist to a routine stunt.--Ferdinand Bengtzing
This was fun! Dragon...hades game...heheheh. Er- Ahem. I'm impressed that you could hold the ball in those foam gauntlets and liked your action moves. Great build up and finish on this dunk, Andreas!--Adrian Lowe
I don't understand who you're supposed to be. I appreciate the theatrics and the setup here, but I would have put less into the punch and more into the dunk. A 360 slam, again, is something I expect to see several times in regulation.--Kwaku Bbwaddene
I know Hades has a big following, but I'm not sure of its use here. Also I'm not a fan. Points for creativity, though. I don't think we'll see any other indie game references tonight.--Tre Beasley
Eh...this was fun, and I'm a bit of a video game nerd, points for something current the audience will recognize. Still wish you'd focused in on a technical dunk, but this was still solid.--Donovan Ritter

Round 2 Results

Contestant Points
Scoonie Barrett 42
Kiara Hughes 40
Arther Selby 39
Andreas Kokkinos 36
Tyrique Kendricks 19
Kassius Waterson 15
Eliminated

Finals

Arther Selbey

The whole court is cleared out as Arther approaches. This time, no fancy gimmicks are in sight, no drones, no teammates to back him up, just him and the ball in his paw. He seems to be ignoring the crowd as he makes his way towards the basket, counting underneath his breath as he does. For the first time in this contest, the rabbit looks anxious. Shades of last year's contest start to resurface, this doesn't look good for the rabbit’s chances.


He takes a brief look at the judges panel as he stands within the key. He closes his eyes, takes a deep breath and smiles. “Let’s see if I can make it.” He says before spinning on the spot and making a drive to the opposite basket, building up momentum as he gets closer to the front of the key. He takes one step into the key before leaping into the air with his other foot, using the momentum he built up, he glides smoothly through the air. He stretches his arms to his full reach before delivering a thunderous dunk, slamming the ball through the top of the hoop. For a split second, the rabbits pose mid-air wasnearly identical to Healey Davies’ famous dunk. The rabbit lands on his feet, nearly knocking himself on the pole as he lands back on the ground and slides to a halt.


Ferdinand Bengtzing Adrian Lowe Kwaku Bbwaddene Tre Beasley Donovan Ritter Average Score Total Score
7 10 5 8 9 7.8 39
I cannot fault a flawlessly executed dunk, but it was kind of safe, Arther... After what we have seen you do over the contest this one seems predictable, and the final is not a time for being this simple unless the skill level is way upl. I would give this dunk a 10 had it been in round one. And viceversa with your first dunk if done here. Again, flawless execution, but as rounds progressed, you have been getting more and more simple. Finish big.--Ferdinand Bengtzing
This was absolutely fantastic, Arther. Like looking at the sunset or some other beautiful tear to eye scene. I mean, I'm not crying, but it was a perfect scene to watch. You gave us a mix of dunks this contest and I think this was a nice last dunk. A sort of homage to Healey but also to show that you've got what it takes to put yourself in a spotlight, too. You've got the makings of a great player, Arther. Thanks for all your hardwork throughout this contest! --Adrian Lowe
A wonderful dunk, for sure. But it's someone else's. I know last year the winner did a homage to me, but I wasn't judging this round. I want to see Arther, not Healey. And this is a bit disappointing given just how inventive you showed us you could be in the first round.--Kwaku Bbwaddene
It's a good homage, but in the end all you've done is copied a famous dunk. It was well executed, but gotta put your own twist on it if you're gonna use it in the final round!--Tre Beasley
I appreciate the incredible athleticism here, and certainly don't mind an homage to one of the greats, though I would rather have seen it in one of the earlier rounds. That's the only complaint I have about such a flawlss dunk though.--Donovan Ritter

Scoonie Barrett

Scoonie takes off his shirt, shoes and protections, disrobing to just his basketball shorts. Starting from the left wing, he tosses the ball in the air and takes a running start cutting towards the rim, completing the alley-oop to himself as he grabs the ball just as he leaps just inside the paint. Scoonie jumps with both a horizontal rotation, completing a full 360 degrees, and a slight forward rotation, tossing the ball up as he starts leaning forward, tucking his legs in to speed up his half-front flip and extending his arms to slow his horizontal spin. Now upside down he uses his tail and pushes the ball through the hoop, where he attempts to wrap his tail around the rim to hang. However his tail is not able to wrap around in time and Scoonie continues to fall towards the court. Scoonie does manage to successfully use his two paws to break the impact and convert the fall into a roll out, popping back up onto his feet no worse for wear.

Ferdinand Bengtzing Adrian Lowe Kwaku Bbwaddene Tre Beasley Donovan Ritter Average Score Total Score
8 8 8 9 8 8.2 41
This was an incredible show, and you have really sought to push boundaries and show us what you and only you can do. I am a bit sad the risk did not completely pay off, but as an overall, really entertaining, and I commend you for giving it your all on this stage of the game.--Ferdinand Bengtzing
I wish I could sprout a tail of my own but...well. Being a bobcat...that seems unlikely for me. At least I could pretend to have one from watching you. This was a very spectacular dunk and would've gotten a 10 had you managed a clean landing.--Adrian Lowe
Once again, I am envious of tails. I want things at the dunk contest I could never see during a game, and I would never see anything like this in regulation play. Very creative and well done, and I always appreciate taking off your clothes before a dunk. Just a litlte clumsy at the finish is all.--Kwaku Bbwaddene
Points awarded for style and difficulty and creativity and just because I really liked watching it. Had you managed to somehow hang on with your tail it would have been a perfect score, but that one little slip there at the end. Great final dunk!--Tre Beasley
I do appreciate the continued use of your tail, but this one was obviously a little rough in the final execution. Still a great way to end things!--Donovan Ritter

Kiara Hughes

This dunk is something Kiara refers to as "Hide'n'Seek,” and it is something she saw a street baller do once. Kiara approaches the rim from a running start, dribbling in her right paw, jumping up with a counterclockwise 360-degree spin. Halfway through the rotation,she takes the ball behind her back and tosses it with her right paw so that it rides smoothly up her back during the spin...ending up at eye level behind her head by the time she completes the rotation. Grabbing the ball in her right paw, she finishes the dunk with an emphatic slam.

Ferdinand Bengtzing Adrian Lowe Kwaku Bbwaddene Tre Beasley Donovan Ritter Average Score Total Score
10 9 10 10 10 9.8 49
Absolutely flawless, gorgeous handling, incredible flow... I do not have much to say other than I hope that this speaks more than anything anyone here has to say *shows his score of 10*--Ferdinand Bengtzing
All your drunks have been just...stunning. Splendid? Magnificent? All of the above? Throughout the rounds, you've just kicked up the notch and brought on more and more to impress with. I know the goal is to top each of your previous dunks the further you make it into the rounds but..yeah. Kiara, you're a rockstar. Can you teach me how to do this dunk sometime? Are we still good to go on me getting your autograph after this?--Adrian Lowe
I know I'm usually into theatrics. I like props and gimmicks. But that is just pure good dunking. Clever, inventive, outrageously athletic, and you finished with force. I can't think of anything to fault with that. Amazing job.--Kwaku Bbwaddene
Had you done this in the first round, I would have declared you the winner right then and there. I know the impact of saying it now isn't as big because you had the final dunk, but I'm gonna say it anyway: This contest is over and Kiara wins! Thanks for coming!--Tre Beasley
Theres just nothing to fault here - complex, athletic with perfect execution. Well done!--Donovan Ritter

Finals' Results

Contestant Points
Kiara Hughes 49
Scoonie Barrett 41
Arther Selby 39
Winner

Recent Dunk Winners

2021 FBA 3-Point Shootout

The selected 16 3-point shooters, as voted by the fans, will face off through three rounds to see who's the best 3-point shooter in the league! Each round will consist of each player having one minute to shoot 25 balls, distributed in groups of 5 on racks surrounding the perimeter, with the last ball of each rack being worth 2-points instead of the usual 1-point. (These balls are referred to as the 'Moneyball'). The Top 8 scorers from the first round will move onto the Second Round, and from there the Top 4 will move onto the Finals. Whoever comes out on top in the Finals takes home the trophy! Should there be a tie at any point that would determine who moves onto the next round, a shootout will occur until the tie is broken between all relevant parties.

The Event took place canonically on Saturday, February 27 at 8 PM EST.

Contestants

Seed Player Team Height Weight
1 Lance Wildfyre (Rabbit, G) Bangor Tides 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) 178 lb (81 kg)
2 Narkissa Kassius (Ringtail Lemur, G) Albany Alphas 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 160 lb (73 kg)
3 Marcus Knight (River Otter, G) Texas Lone Stars 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 189 lb (86 kg)
4 Matthew Silvius (Long-tailed Weasel, G/F) Dakota Bikers 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 224 lb (102 kg)
5 Trevor Cruz (Painted Bat, G/F) Plymouth Taproots 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 217 lb (98 kg)
6 Melaine Thompson (Lioness, G) Queens Pride 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 160 lb (73 kg)
7 Jonathan Lawyer (Meerkat, F/G) Dakota Bikers 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg)
8 Lauren Dunphy (Yellow Mongoose, G/F) Las Vegas Wildcards 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg)
9 Derek Kim (Kkachi, G) Biloxi Voodoo 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 176 lb (80 kg)
10 Kyler Inari (Arctic Fox, G/F) Arizona Whips 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg)
11 Andrius Vilkasaitis (Eurasian Wolf, G) Biloxi Voodoo 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg)
12 Kresta Renstill (Silver Fox, G) Montana Howlers 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 165 lb (75 kg)
13 Ash Van Zant (Raccoon, F/G) Bangor Tides 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg)
14 Julian Cross-Kiraly (Saluki, G) Hawaii Kahunas 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 170 lb (77 kg)
15 Mikaylah Marley (Albino Wolfbat, G) Williamsburg Minutemen 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 180 lb (82 kg)
16 Marcella Oliviera (Glass-winged Butterfly, G) Williamsburg Minutemen 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 147 lb (67 kg)
  • Note: Lauren Fash pulled out of the 3pt Contest, Edwin Griega pulled out of the 3pt Contest due to injury concerns.

Opening Bracket Round

The order in this round will be determined by seeding order, starting with the top seed and progressing down the ranking.

Lance Wildfyre

First appeared in the 3pt contest back during the 2016 All-Star Week where he battled Cliff Matthiews in the finals, posting his best finish as the runner up. Since then he has battled his way to the final round year after year and looks to finally take the crown before retiring at the end of this season.

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Lance Wildfyre (Rabbit, G) Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N Y Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
Total Score = 20 0.6 2.5 4.4 6.3 8.2 13.1 15 16.9 18.8 20.7 25.6 27.5 29.4 31.3 33.2 38.1 40 41.9 43.9 45.8 50.8 52.8 54.7 56.6 58.5

Being first to go without a doubt is an advantage, you get to set the pace and put the pressure on your opponents. And for that reason Lance might have been the worst for the rest of the field to have to follow. They could only watch on as the rabbit hit shot after shot, their only saving grace when he missed the money ball on the two of the first three racks. Even then the rabbit found his stride, only missing two of his last ten shots to put up an impressive score of 20. A score that no doubt will allow him to move onto the second round.

Narkissa Kassius

The defending 3pt Champion returns to defend her crown. Much like Lance she had announced her plans to retire after the end of her current contract, set to expire at the end of the 2021-22 season. Meaning she has two chances to claim yet another 3pt Contest Trophy.

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Narkissa Kassius (Ringtail Lemur, G) Y N N N Y N N N Y N Y N Y Y Y Y N Y N N Y Y Y Y -
Total Score = 15 0.7 2.7 4.7 6.6 8.6 13.8 15.8 17.8 19.8 21.8 27 29 31 33 35 40.2 42.2 44.2 46.1 48.1 53.3 55.3 57.3 59.2 61.2

A rough start for Narkissa as she only makes three in her first two racks. The defending champ takes extra time heading into her third to calm down and settle which might come back to bite her, however it helps her find a good rhythm, managing to get a streak of five going. She heads into the final rack low on time but manages to get the first four to fall before running out of time on the fifth. She was able to overcome a rocky start, but a score of 15 is beatable.

Marcus Knight

Marcus looks to step up his performance, having made it to the Semi-Finals back-to-back years in 2017 and 2018, but struggled in recent years after not being selected in the 2019 All-Star Week and falling out in the first round in last year’s contest.

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Marcus Knight (River Otter, G) N N N Y N N Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y -
Total Score = 17 0.8 2.8 4.8 6.8 8.8 14.1 16.1 18.1 20.1 22.1 27.4 29.4 31.4 33.4 35.4 40.7 42.7 44.7 46.7 48.7 54 56 58 60 62

Knight has an equally bad start as the lemur before him, perhaps Lance’s performance is putting the pressure even on these veterans? Only making one shot in his first rack the otter shakes off the nerves and finds a good rhythm in the second. And while the misses sneak in every so often he holds a high consistency though the racks. On the second to last ball the buzzer sounds as he releases, it having to go to review to see if it will count. It’s extremely close but after a look from all available angles they rule it left is paw just in time to count. A score of 17 puts him ahead of Narkissa.

Matthew Silvius

Much like Lance, Matthew looks to finally get over the hump of final appearances, having fallen just one point behind the Champions in 2018, fellow teammate Jonathan Lawyer, and 2020, Narkissa Kassius.

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Matthew Silvius (Long-tailed Weasel, G/F) Y Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y N N
Total Score = 19 0.6 2.5 4.4 6.3 8.2 13.2 15.1 17.1 19.1 21 26.1 28 29.9 31.9 33.8 38.9 40.9 42.8 44.7 46.6 51.7 53.6 55.5 57.5 59.4

Both of the first two racks start off well, though the weasel is unable to nail either money ball. Though those misses seem not to matter as Matthew heads into a tear scoring 8 straight, managing to recover after the miss on the 9th to hit the fourth racks money ball. Fatigue seems to creep in during the final rack as he is unable to stay in rhythm, only able to hit two of the final five, finishing just behind Lance with a score of 19.

Trevor Cruz

In his third year this will be Trevor’s first 3pt Contest, along with earning his first All-Star nod. The two prior seasons the bat competed in the Dunk Contest, though unsuccessful in taking home the trophy. Will he find better success here?

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Trevor Cruz (Painted Bat, G/F) N Y N Y Y N N Y N Y Y Y N N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y -
Total Score = 17 0.7 2.7 4.7 6.7 8.7 14 16 18 20 22 27.3 29.3 31.3 33.3 35.3 40.6 42.6 44.6 46.6 48.6 53.9 55.9 57.9 59.9 61.9

The only thing consistent for the bat is the inconsistency. Only able to get a streak of three in a row would seem like he would be in trouble. Yet he shakes off the misses easily and puts up multiple short streaks of two and doesn’t falter on the money ball except on the fourth rack. Time does become a factor for the bat as he could only just get the fourth ball in the final rack off, but nonetheless he finishes with a score of 17. Tying him with Marcus Knight.

Melaine Thompson

Much like Trevor this will be Melanie’s first 3pt Contest experience! The lioness looks to represent the Queens Pride proudly here and perhaps channel some of “The Queen” to bring home the trophy.

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Melaine Thompson (Lioness, G) N N Y N Y N Y Y N N N Y Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y N - -
Total Score = 14 0.7 2.7 4.7 6.7 8.7 14.3 16.3 18.3 20.3 22.3 27.9 29.9 31.9 33.9 35.9 41.5 43.5 45.5 47.5 49.5 55.1 57.1 59.1 61.1 63.1

A tough start for the lioness as she only manages to make six shots in the first three racks. Behind pace she digs deep finds her groove in the final two racks. Making another six in only eight shots brings her back into the competition, however time running out leaves two balls on the rack. In the end she is able to net 14 points. Currently placing her on the bottom.

Jonathan Lawyer

Lawyer enters tonight looking to reclaim his crown after falling in the first-round last year after a 3-way tiebreaker battle saw him head home early.

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Jonathan Lawyer (Meerkat, F/G) N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N Y N Y N N Y N Y N Y Y N N -
Total Score = 16 0.7 2.7 4.7 6.7 8.7 13.9 15.9 17.9 19.9 21.9 27.1 29.1 31 33 34.9 40.1 42 44 46 47.9 53.1 55.1 57.1 59.1 61.1

A fiery start for the meerkat as after missing his first he goes on a seven-shot streak. Unfortunately, that hot paw cools off rapidly. Make-miss-make-miss, back and forth it goes through the final racks before finally ending with a score of 16. Disappointing for how well the meerkat started.

Lauren Dunphy

The second-year player out of Las Vegas making her first appearance in the 3pt Contest. Not to be confused with her sister Lisa whose sitting in the crowd cheering her on...at least I hope that's Lauren out there...

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Lauren Dunphy (Yellow Mongoose, G/F) Y Y Y N Y N Y N N Y Y Y Y N N N Y N N Y N - - - -
Total Score = 14 0.7 2.8 4.9 7 9.1 15.1 17.2 19.3 21.4 23.4 29.4 31.5 33.6 35.7 37.8 43.8 45.9 48 50.1 52.2 58.2 60.3 62.4 64.5 66.6

A great first rack puts Lauren in a good position, and even the second rack struggles are saved by her nailing the money ball, which carries over momentum into the third as she puts up a four ball streak. But as the misses start to creep in it’s clear she’s well behind time, finishing the second to last rack with only 8 seconds left she sprints to the final rack and just to only get one shot off, the hurried attempt ending in a miss. Her scoring pace was great, through the fourth rack netting 14 points put her in line with the rest of the field, but too slow between shots means she now sits tied for last with eight to go.

Derek Kim

And Derek Kim rounds out our third and final consistent “finalist.” Along with Wildfyre and Silvius, Kim has made it to the final the past two years only to fall just short. Can one of these three finally break the streak and claim the crown for themselves?

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Derek Kim (Kkachi, G) Y N Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N Y Y
Total Score = 19 0.7 2.6 4.5 6.4 8.3 13.3 15.2 17.1 19 21 25.9 27.8 29.7 31.6 33.5 38.5 40.4 42.3 44.2 46.1 51 52.9 54.8 56.7 58.6

Streaks will be how the first round is remembered for Derek. Four solid makes in a row followed by a triplet of misses was normal. But to just shake off those misses and get an insane streak of eight going, to only then miss six in a row? A score of 19 might not be exactly what the kkachi was looking to take away, but it puts him in a solid position to move onto the second round.

Kyler Inari

The only rookie selected this year for the 3pt Contest, Kyler has been a bright spot for the struggling Whips.

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Kyler Inari (Arctic Fox, G/F) Y N N Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y N Y N Y Y N - - -
Total Score = 15 0.6 2.6 4.6 6.7 8.7 14.6 16.7 18.8 20.8 22.8 28.7 30.8 32.9 35 37.1 43 45.1 47.2 49.2 51.3 57.2 59.3 61.4 63.5 65.6

Nerves might have hit the rookie as he struggles through the first basket, only nailing two. Though he does not let that get to him, slowing down his pace into the second rack he finds the sweet spot, chaining together seven in a row. Two misses on the third rack end that streak and when transitioning to the fourth basket the arctic fox sees the clock is not in his favor. Forced to pick up the pace, misses creep back in, but despite that he makes four before time runs out, though three balls remain on the final rack. A score of 15 puts him on the edge, but for now it is good enough. Melaine Thompson and Lauren Dunphy eliminated.

Andrius Vilkasaitis

This 5th year player is making his first 3pt Contest appearance. This will also be his first All-Star appearance as the wolf has slowly worked his way up from the bench, earning the 6th Fur of the Year award back in 2019, before finally becoming a full-time starter and earning the Most Improved Player award just last year.

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Andrius Vilkasaitis (Eurasian Wolf, G) Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N - -
Total Score = 21 0.8 2.8 4.8 6.8 8.8 14.4 16.4 18.4 20.4 22.4 28 30 32 34 36 41.6 43.6 45.6 47.6 49.6 55.2 57.2 59.2 61.2 63.2

Consistency and pace were the name of the game for the wolf. His longest streak of six may not have been as impressive as some of the others in the field. But Andrius never had two misses in a row, and never more than two on a single rack. His pace was perhaps too slow as he left two balls on the final rack, but even then he did not need them to set the current round high of 21 points!

Kresta Renstill

It wouldn’t be a 3pt Contest without our 2018 3pt Champion. Kresta rounds out the former 3pt Champions competing this year, and while she has not had as much success as her 2018 campaign, she is hardly one you can count out.

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Kresta Renstill (Silver Fox, G) N Y N Y N N Y Y N Y Y N N Y N Y N Y Y N N Y N Y -
Total Score = 13 0.6 2.6 4.6 6.6 8.6 13.9 15.9 17.9 19.9 21.9 27.2 29.2 31.2 33.2 35.2 40.5 42.5 44.5 46.5 48.5 53.8 55.8 57.8 59.8 61.8

A rough round for the former champion as she was only able to make a single money ball, nor was she able to ever get a streak longer than two going. While she never had any missed streaks longer than two as well, her inconsistency and misses on the key money balls cost her. Finishing with a score of 13. Kresta Renstill eliminated.

Ash Van Zant

A 1st time appearance for the second-year player representing Bangor. Along with his 1st All-Star game nod, the raccoon looks to impress here; competing both alongside, but also against his teammate Lance Wildfyre.

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Ash Van Zant (Raccoon, F/G) N N Y N N Y Y N Y Y N N N N Y N N N Y N Y Y Y Y -
Total Score = 13 0.8 2.8 4.8 6.8 8.8 14 16 18 20 22 27.2 29.2 31.2 33.2 35.2 40.4 42.4 44.4 46.4 48.4 53.6 55.6 57.6 59.6 61.6

High marks to match for the sophomore, and the path to do so only got tougher after an abysmal first rack, only managing to hit a single one. The second, ironically, was a perfect mirror of the first as he hit every shot but the ball he made in the first rack. Racks three and four were once again a struggle, only hitting one in each, but the raccoon refused to go down and somehow pulled together four in a row on the final rack despite his back being against the wall at that point. It was not enough though, he needed to make the money ball just to hope to tie Narkissa and Inari but there was not enough time, resulting in a final score of 13. Ash Van Zant eliminated.

Julian Cross-Kiraly

JCK’s best performance came back in 2018 when he made it to the finals but could not outperform Kresta Renstill. Despite just barely making it into the contest this saluki is not one you can count out.

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Julian Cross-Kiraly (Saluki, G) Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y N N - -
Total Score = 18 0.5 2.5 4.5 6.5 8.5 14.1 16.1 18.1 20.1 22.1 27.7 29.7 31.7 33.7 35.7 41.3 43.3 45.3 47.3 49.3 54.9 56.9 58.9 60.9 62.9

And he proves just that, rolling comfortably through the first two racks only missing two shots. Even heading through the third and fourth were hardly a challenge as he nailed another six shots before heading into the final rack already netting a score of 17. He manages to add one more to that total, but the final rack is hardly needed as he finishes with a score of 18. Guaranteeing he will move onto the next round. Narkissa Kassius and Kyler Inari eliminated.

Mikaylah Marley

A surprise addition due to the withdrawal of Lauren Fash, Mikaylah looks to make up for last year’s performance where she, along with fellow teammate Vera La Tierra, crashed out of the first round after only scoring 10 points. A disappointing performance but one that no doubt has been a motivating factor for her coming into this contest!

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Mikaylah Marley (Albino Wolfbat, G) N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N N Y N N Y Y Y - -
Total Score = 17 0.7 2.7 4.7 6.7 8.7 14.1 16.1 18.1 20.1 22.1 27.5 29.5 31.5 33.5 35.5 40.9 42.9 44.9 46.9 48.9 54.3 56.3 58.3 60.3 62.3

And through the first two racks is she proving that to be true! Netting seven in a row she is hardly phased by her two misses on the end of the second rack. Cruising through the third with only a single miss she already surpassed her performance last year, already with a score of 13, as she heads into the final two. Fatigue clearly hits her in the fourth rack though as the wolfbat only manages one from the rack before sliding over to the final five. Taking a second to catch her breath is a smart, and turns out key factor, as she is able to hit the next three by taking a slower pace. Those final three shots vault her up to a 3-way tie with Marcus Knight and Trevor Cruz, with only one competitor left to go. Jonathan Lawyer eliminated.

Marcella Oliviera

If Marley was a surprise addition, then Marcella is a miracle. Due to an injury to Edwin Griega just days prior to the contest another spot opened. Not only is this her 1st appearance at the 3pt contest, but she has had the least time to prepare physically, or mentally, of any of her competitors.

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Marcella Oliviera (Glass-winged Butterfly, G) N N Y Y N N N N Y N Y N Y N N N N N Y Y N N Y - -
Total Score = 9 0.6 2.6 4.6 6.6 8.6 14.1 16.1 18.1 20.1 22.1 27.6 29.6 31.6 33.6 35.6 41.1 43.1 45.1 47.1 49.1 54.6 56.6 58.6 60.6 62.6

Unfortunately, it shows as the glass butterfly struggles, only hitting five in the first three racks. A long streak of five misses does not help but the butterfly is unshaken even though mathematically eliminated she carries on hitting the final two of the fourth rack. Gliding over to the final rack she soldiers on and finishes with a make on the third ball before time runs out. An unfortunate score of 9 points for the last-minute addition. Marcella Oliviera eliminated.

Round 1 Results

Contestant Points
Andrius Vilkasaitis 21
Lance Wildfyre 20
Matthew Silvius 19
Derek Kim 19
Julian Cross-Kiraly 18
Marcus Knight 17
Trevor Cruz 17
Mikaylah Marley 17
Jonathan Lawyer 16
Narkissa Kassius 15
Kyler Inari 15
Melaine Thompson 14
Lauren Dunphy 14
Kresta Renstill 13
Ash Van Zant 13
Marcella Oliviera 9
Eliminated

Round 2

Andrius Vilkasaitis

After leading the way in Round 1, Andrius will start us off here. Already half the field has been eliminated and it is up to the Eurasian Wolf to set the opening benchmark in Round 2!

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Andrius Vilkasaitis (Eurasian Wolf, G) Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y - -
Total Score = 21 0.5 2.5 4.5 6.5 8.5 14.1 16.1 18.1 20.1 22.1 27.7 29.7 31.7 33.7 35.7 41.3 43.3 45.3 47.3 49.3 54.9 56.9 58.9 60.9 62.9

And he’s off to a great start! Not only matching his pace and performance from Round 1 through the first two racks, but improving on his prior round by nailing four out of five from the rack located at the top of the arc! With only three misses through the first fifteen, it’s easy to say the wolf is on fire here tonight! Rack four finally brings the wolf back to the mortal realm, missing a trio in a row, but is hardly phased as he finishes off the fourth rack with a swish.

Time once again will factor into his performance as he makes it to the final rack with less than 6 seconds to go. He’s able to launch the first three, all finding the hoop, but the clock runs out before Andrius could send the fourth up. While he may not win with speed here tonight, he certainly has the consistency, matching his Round 1 score! Certainly this score should be enough to send the wolf onto the finals.

Lance Wildfyre

Lance Wildfyre is up next, netting 20 points in the previous round was enough to finish second overall and move on. One could say the rabbit is on a mission to complete his All-Star Week collection. The 3pt Trophy has been just outside his paw’s reach the past few seasons, a near perfect moment back in the 2017 All-Star Week, playing in front of his then home stadium with the Whips, where he defeated Scoonie Barrett in the Dunk Contest, only to just fall short against Micah Davenport in the 3pt Contest.

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Lance Wildfyre (Rabbit, G) N Y N Y Y Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N
Total Score = 18 0.6 2.5 4.4 6.3 8.2 13.2 15.1 17 18.9 20.8 25.8 27.7 29.7 31.6 33.5 38.5 40.4 42.3 44.2 46.1 51.1 53 54.9 56.8 58.7

It starts off rocky for the rabbit, opening with a miss-make-miss combo before finding some relief on the final two, the money ball rolling around the rim dangerously before finally falling in. The second and third rack continue the trend, Lance unable to find a steady rhythm until entering the fourth. Despite missing the first, and perhaps noticing how much time he still had, Lance started taking a little extra time to set his shots, finally stringing together a solid streak of four through the end of the rack. The final rack starts off like the fourth, a miss but a streak of makes, but the slower pace catches up with Lance as he ‘s forced to take a quick final shot to beat the buzzer, the final money ball bouncing off the rim and out. Had that last one fallen Lance would have matched his previous round’s score, but instead he will post a solid score of 18 despite the early struggles.

Matthew Silvius

Next up is the weasel representing the Dakota Bikers. A score of 19 was all he needed last round, and he will want to match or improve it upon it as the margins to move on decrease. Anything short of 18 will put the weasel in a precarious position with five still yet to go.

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Matthew Silvius (Long-tailed Weasel, G/F) N Y N Y Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N Y N N Y Y
Total Score = 19 0.7 2.6 4.5 6.4 8.3 13.4 15.4 17.3 19.3 21.2 26.3 28.3 30.2 32.1 34.1 39.2 41.1 43 44.9 46.9 52 53.9 55.8 57.8 59.7

Déjà vu as the weasel has a nearly identical first two racks to Lance, both having missed half of the first ten shots. Lightning seems to strike in the third rack, as shot after shot land, resulting in a perfect rack three which carries over for a total streak of seven before he finally misses. He is unable to nail the money ball but he heads into the final rack on pace to match Lance’s score. The first is good but a pair of misses puts the pressure on the 6th year player, needing at least the money ball to tie Lance’s score. The first is good…and the money ball is as well! But wait they will have to confirm it first. And there is the official word, they are saying he released it with 0.1 still on the clock so it will count! A final score of 19 will put Matthew between Andrius and Lance. But can these scores hold out?

Derek Kim

Derek Kim is next up, the kkachi was very streaky in round one, tying Matthew Silvius for eight straight makes, but immediately following that up with six misses in a row, the most so far tonight. Yet in the end it was enough to match his fellow 2015 Draftee with a score of 19 and move on to Round 2.

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Derek Kim (Kkachi, G) Y N Y Y N Y Y N N Y N Y Y Y N Y N Y N N N Y N Y Y
Total Score = 16 0.8 2.7 4.6 6.5 8.4 13.4 15.3 17.2 19.1 21 25.9 27.8 29.7 31.6 33.5 38.4 40.3 42.2 44.1 46 50.9 52.8 54.7 56.6 58.5

The first rack starts off well, only one miss going into the money ball…but on no it bounces off the side of the rim. The kkachi carries onto rack two, still struggling to find the rhythm that carried him through Round 1, hitting two in a row but matching that with two misses. This time he does nail the money ball and puts him slightly ahead of where Lance and Matthew were at this point. Rack three starts with a miss but Derek is able to string together three straight swishes, but the streak refuses to build further as the money ball bounces off the back of the rim and out. The money ball misses are starting to get to Derek as frustration starts to show, obvious in the fourth rack as he misses three including his third money ball. Needing five straight at this point just to tie Lance, Derek has no room for errors…and missing the first shot of the final rack was not what he needed. He is able to recover at least, nailing the final two shots of the rack. Him throwing his wings up after the final money ball dropped, not out of celebration, but of exasperation at the money ball finally cooperating. With a final score of 16, the kkachi has to hope that all four remaining contestants choke under the pressure.

Julian Cross-Kiraly

And if that’s the only hope for Derek, perhaps one of the worst furs to follow is Julian Cross-Kiraly. The veteran is no stranger to pressure, having played in back-to-back finals series, including nailing a crucial buzzer beating 3-pointer to send a game into overtime. But here he only has to beat a score of 16.

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Julian Cross-Kiraly (Saluki, G) Y N Y Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N N Y - -
Total Score = 18 0.7 2.7 4.7 6.7 8.7 14.3 16.3 18.3 20.3 22.3 27.9 29.9 31.9 33.9 35.9 41.5 43.5 45.5 47.5 49.5 55.1 57.1 59.1 61.1 63.1

And the saluki is off to a howling start, nailing six of his first seven shots! The misses crash in though as he watches four straight rattle out. But JCK is rarely thrown off his game so easily as he makes up for those misses by making four straight in return, shaking off a miss on his first shot of the fourth rack to snatch up another four streak, including the all important money ball. Speed is a concern heading into the final rack, his first shot going up with only 5 seconds left, and it is obvious he has to rush his shots, missing two but making the final one he is able to get up before the clock expires. Despite leaving two balls behind he puts up a good score of 18, tying Lance and eliminating Derek Kim.Derek Kim eliminated.

Marcus Knight

Next is the otter representing the Texas Lone Stars. After a poor performance last year, Marcus squeaks by into Round 2 with a score of 17, one which he shared with two other competitors. But he will have to improve on that score if he wishes to reach the Final Round for the first time of his career!

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Marcus Knight (River Otter, G) N Y Y Y Y Y N N N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y -
Total Score = 19 0.8 2.8 4.8 6.8 8.8 14.1 16.1 18.1 20.1 22.1 27.4 29.4 31.4 33.4 35.4 40.7 42.7 44.7 46.7 48.7 54 56 58 60 62

Much like JCK, Marcus starts off hot, missing his first shot but quickly putting together a steak of five before being thrown off his rhythm. That’s the only way I can describe how such a hot start can turn into four straight misses. But the otter is hardly one to give up! Going into the third rack at the top of the arc he finds his sweet spot, nailing all but one from the rack before repeating the performance in the next. Heading into the final rack, he too now battles the clock. Able to make the first two, tying him with Lance and Julian, but a tiebreaker is not what the otter wants! The next shot is no good but his fourth is! It has to go to review as it was closer, perhaps even closer than the one they had to review for Matthew. It takes a few minutes but finally they wave it good, by the slimmest of margins he was able to get it off in time! With that Marcus pulls ahead with a score of 19, now tying him with Matthew and, barring the remaining two posting a score of 19 or more, will force Lance and Julian to a tiebreaker.

Trevor Cruz

Second to last to go is Trevor Cruz, the bat looking to impress here in his first appearance. Already making it past Round 1 by the skin of his teeth and needing to improve upon his prior score of 17 if he hopes to move on.

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Trevor Cruz (Painted Bat, G/F) Y N Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y -
Total Score = 21 0.8 2.8 4.8 6.8 8.8 14.1 16.1 18.1 20.1 22.1 27.4 29.4 31.4 33.4 35.4 40.7 42.7 44.7 46.7 48.7 54 56 58 60 62

It’s a rough start for the bat, missing three in the firs track including the money ball is not the kind of scoring pace he wants to have. He starts off the second rack at least with a make before the second just rattles out. He recovers well though, hitting the last three of the rack before moving onto the third…and he keeps the streak going with a perfect rack.......

Somebody call the fire department! The fire radiating off this bat is surely going to burn down Safe Arena. Why do I say that? Well one does not follow up a perfect rack with a second perfect rack without alighting this crowd!

Sadly the streak comes to an end with two misses, but he is able to nail the third cleaning and appearing to get the fourth off just in time for it to count. The refs will review it but with that make on the third ball of the final rack his score will at least be 20. Meaning the bat who set this court ablaze with a thirteen shot streak will be moving on to the finals! Lance Wildfyre and Julian Cross-Kiraly eliminated.

(And it was eventually confirmed he made the shot pushing him to 21 points, tying Andrius, for the round.)

Mikaylah Marley

Last and not least, Mikaylah Marley takes the floor. The crowd is still pumped by that showing by Trevor so hopefully their energy carries over to Mikaylah as she has a tough score to beat. At minimum she has to hit 19 just to tie Matthew and Marcus to force a tiebreaker round, better and she moves on.

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Mikaylah Marley (Albino Wolfbat, G) Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y N Y N N Y N N Y N N - -
Total Score = 14 0.7 2.7 4.7 6.7 8.7 14.1 16.1 18.1 20.1 22.1 27.5 29.5 31.5 33.5 35.5 40.9 42.9 44.9 46.9 48.9 54.3 56.3 58.3 60.3 62.3

And better she starts! A perfect rack right out the gates for the wolfbat. Clearly unphased by Trevor’s performance. She can’t keep the streak alive through the second, and the missed money ball is not a great way to finish the second rack. But she has kept pace through the first two racks. Reaching the third and she struggles to find her rhythm, trading makes and misses through the rack, though at least hitting the money ball to keep her alive. Yet it’s as she heads into the fourth rack fatigue is evidently setting in as she only manages one putting her in the position of needing the last five to fall just to tie. The first is good, but the second misses, guaranteeing her elimination. Mikaylah Marley eliminated.

Round 2 Results

Contestant Points Tiebreaker Score
Andrius Vilkasaitis 21
Trevor Cruz 21
Matthew Silvius 19
Marcus Knight 19
Lance Wildfyre 18
Julian Cross-Kiraly 18
Derek Kim 16
Mikaylah Marley 14
Eliminated

Final Round

Andrius Vilkasaitis

And here we are, down to the final four! These four players have fought hard through two rounds to reach it here to the final. For three it will be their first appearance, two of which making it here on just their first attempt!

We will start off with Andrius first. Notching back-to-back 21-point rounds is a sign of the Eurasian wolf’s consistency. Yet he still has room for improvement, both rounds leaving two balls sitting on the rack as time expired. Will he pick up the pace here in the final round? Or will his consistency bring him the trophy?

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Andrius Vilkasaitis (Eurasian Wolf, G) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y N Y Y Y N N Y Y N Y Y Y - -
Total Score = 18 0.7 2.7 4.7 6.7 8.7 14.3 16.3 18.3 20.3 22.3 27.9 29.9 31.9 33.9 35.9 41.5 43.5 45.5 47.5 49.5 55.1 57.1 59.1 61.1 63.1

And consistency is king here! Right out the gate hitting seven in a row, his longest streak of the night! It does not last as he quickly racks up three misses to finish out rack two, but the wolf has shown tonight misses do not affect him, as he brushes those off to breeze through rack three with only a single miss. Transitioning to rack four now and based on the time left he will have to pick up the pace if he wants to get as many shots up as possible.

But more misses strike! Two in a row to start rack for and Andrius is slowing back down as he needs the buckets to drop. The next two work in his favor but oh no! That’s his second money ball miss of the round, with only five shots left, and a little over 5 seconds he has to make these count if he has a hope of winning. The first is good, as is the second, but the buzzer sounds just after he releases the third, it bouncing off the side of the rim…and it’s good! A lucky shooter’s roll considering he has no backboard here in the corner. Despite the key misses, and once again running out of time, Andrius sets a solid mark of 18.

Trevor Cruz

Next up is Trevor Cruz, the bat who might have caused a minor earthquake earlier as he got the crowd to their feet after nailing thirteen straight! If he can repeat such a feat here in the finale, the trophy will surely be his.

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Trevor Cruz (Painted Bat, G/F) Y N N N Y Y N Y N Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y -
Total Score = 19 0.5 2.5 4.5 6.5 8.5 13.8 15.8 17.8 19.8 21.8 27.1 29.1 31.1 33.1 35.1 40.4 42.4 44.4 46.4 48.4 53.7 55.7 57.7 59.7 61.7

A good start quickly sours as he misses the middle three on the first rack, the corners are truly unforgiving despite being slightly closer the lack of a backboard really shows who is dialed in as the margin of error is even tighter. He is able to at least finish the first rack on a positive note as he hits the money ball. Moving on Trevor is not able to get into he same groove as his previous round, makes and misses traded back and forth as the bat battles the building fatigue through each rack. He hits yet another money ball to finish off rack two, as well as nails the third one. The fourth rack the back finally seems to find the sweet spot, putting together his longest streak of the round with four straight, including yet another money ball. Heading into the final rack he is two behind Andrius but also two seconds ahead of the wolf’s pace. A miss on the first, but he gets the second, the third…and the fourth just before the buzzer! With that Trevor jumps ahead of Andrius with a score of 19, despite missing more shots he hit four money balls and get one extra shot up before time ran out. He will have to wait though as two dangerous competitors still have to go. Andrius Vilkasiatis eliminated.


Matthew Silvius

Matthew Silvius now takes to the court. His fourth final in a row, and the last of the uncrowned three, Derek and Lance being the other two, remaining. Needing to at least match his previous two rounds to force a tiebreaker between the bat and himself, barring a strong showing from Marcus Knight. Will today finally be the day the weasel overcomes that final hurdle and hoists the 3pt Trophy?

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Matthew Silvius (Long-tailed Weasel, G/F) N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N N Y N N Y Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
Total Score = 18 0.5 2.4 4.3 6.2 8.2 13.3 15.3 17.3 19.3 21.2 26.3 28.3 30.2 32.1 34 39.1 41 42.9 44.8 46.7 51.8 53.7 55.6 57.5 59.5

Rack one proves to be an inverse of Trevor’s, Matthew missing the first and last, sandwiching three makes in a row in between. He gets on a roll in the fourth rack hitting four quick swishes before missing his second money ball! He cannot afford to miss those here tonight as he moves onto the halfway point. And it looks like that crucial miss is impacting his performance from the top of the key, three misses on the rack but turns it around nailing his first money ball here with only ten shots left to go. He is point behind the pace set by Trevor heading into the final two racks. And it looks like hitting that money ball has set him back in his groove by following it up with two more in a row! But a pair of misses puts the weasel in a terrible predicament, he can only afford to miss one more shot in the final six if he hopes to tie the bat. The money ball is good, as is the first shot from the right corner. But oh there is the one miss he can afford to have. Three to go and he must make all of them to force a tiebreaker! Good on the first, but there we go, the miss that will end Matthew’s hopes for finally hoisting the trophy here. He takes his final shot to finish out the round, and while it is good it is not good enough. With a score of 18 that is it for Matthew’s All-Star Week. Matthew Silvius eliminated.

Marcus Knight

Last, but not least, Marcus Knight is ready to take the floor. The otter knows what he must do in order to win here, a score of 20 and the trophy is his!

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Marcus Knight (River Otter, G) Y N N Y N N N N N Y Y Y N N Y Y N Y Y Y N N N N -
Total Score = 13 0.7 2.7 4.7 6.7 8.7 14 16 18 20 22 27.3 29.3 31.3 33.3 35.3 40.6 42.6 44.6 46.6 48.6 53.9 55.9 57.9 59.9 61.9

What starts off well quickly turns south. We’ve seen players turn around pairs of misses, but after missing the money ball on the first rack the second is rough. Nothing wants to fall as he misses the first four. He does recover with the final shot going in, netting that crucial money ball. And the otter seems to find some life after that as he builds a streak of three before another pair of misses derails the momentum. With ten shots to go the otter must be perfect if he hopes to win, and can afford one mistake, so long as not a money ball, to force a tie breaker. The first shot is good, but he burns his one available mistake quickly on that second ball. Now he had to hit seven in a row if he hopes to force a tiebreaker. It’s looking good, three in a row as he finishes off the fourth rack and moves to the fifth. But there it is! Another miss and that’s it folks. We have ourselves our champion! Marcus Knight eliminated.

Results

Contestant Points Tiebreaker Score
Trevor Cruz 19
Andrius Vilkasaitis 18
Matthew Silvius 18
Marcus Knight 13
Eliminated


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