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    San Diego Surf defeat Los Angeles Slam, move to 20th in ABA Power Rankings - Jan 26, 2011 (by Tyler Gatlin)
    San Diego Surf defeat Los Angeles Slam, move to 20th in ABA Power Rankings
    By Darren Feeney

    After dropping last month's contest to the Los Angeles Slam, the San Diego Surf returned the favor Saturday evening with a 111-108 victory over last year's SoCal Division Champions of the American Basketball Association (ABA).

    The Surf jumped out to a 12-point advantage in the first quarter and never looked back despite several efforts by the Slam to narrow the margin.
    'I thought Aaron (Hands) got us started on the right foot,' said Surf head coach Terry Mason. 'He hit some shots early and the rest of the guys jumped on his back.'
    Hands finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

    The Slam made a valiant effort in the 4th quarter to cut the deficit, but San Diego guards Tim Denson (6'1''-G-86, college: Cal.St.-San Bernar.) and Mo Clady continued to push the ball and control the pace of the game. The Surf got a huge fourth quarter out of their newest edition, 6-foot-9 center Gene Shipley, who finished with 18 points and 16 rebounds and made several key free throws in the final minutes to secure the victory.

    Swingman Cornell Williams had arguably his best outing of the season, knocking down five three-pointers as part of his 23 points. Coach Mason was very pleased with the improved defensive effort and the contributions he got from the team as a whole, evidenced by the 45-point output from the bench. 'Everybody contributed and got a chance to be a part of the win,' said Mason. 'I'm very proud of the effort from our bench. The starters got a lot of support.' With the victory, the Surf moved to 20th in the ABA Power Rankings and the Slam dropped to 22nd.

    The Surf (6-5) return to action this weekend with two home games at the HourGlass Arena at Miramar College. The Surf face off against the 24th ranked Modesto Hawks (7-6) this Saturday, January 29th at 7 p.m and follow-up with a contest with the California Swish from Hawthorne this Sunday, January 30th at 7 p.m.

    For more information, please visit the Surf's website at: www.SDSurfHoops.com

    #5 Colorado Kings update roster - Jan 26, 2011 (by Tyler Gatlin)
    The #5 ranked Colorado Kings sent in an updated roster to USbasket. These 10 players join Jermaine Mason (6'0''-G-79, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo), Rasean Dickey (6'10''-F/C-85) and others.

    #6 Corey Campbell (6'2''-G-83, college: Otero JC)
    #5 Keith Borgan (5'11''-G-83, college: Metro St.)
    #0 Kellen Lee (7'1''-C-85, college: Los Angeles CC)
    #60 Derrick Lemuel (6'4''-F, college: Mesa St.)
    #45 Phillip Hillstock (6'8''-F, college: Barber Scotia)
    #11 Robert Frazier (6'7''-F, college: Tuskegee)
    #50 Solomon Yearby (6'2''-G-80, college: Campbell)
    #1 Donald Whitfield (6'4''-G-82)
    #34 Michael Gordy (6'5''-F, college: N.Colorado)
    #33 Jeff Boozer (6'1''-G-85, college: Laramie CC)

    Head Coach: Eric Stoffel
    Assistant Coach: John Gaines
    Assistant Coach: Elzie Knight

    Another win for the Kings - Jan 27, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The Colorado Kings shot a blistering 63 percent from the field to sweep the Shizuoka Gymrats, 136-102 tuesday night at Bear Creek High School. The Kings led the entire game, including a 32 point lead at the half, to win all three games against the Gymrats. Sharp shooter Corey Campbell (6'2''-G-83, college: Otero JC) led the Kings with 28 points, hitting 68 percent from the field and 62 percent from beyond the arc. Keith Borgan (5'11''-G-83, college: Metro St.) added 18 points and dished out 6 assists, and Robert Frazier (6'7''-F, college: Tuskegee) scored 21 points and 8 rebounds. Jun Iwasa (6'2''-G-80) led the Gymrats with 34 points, followed by Joe Udeoji (6'4''-G/F-86, agency: ARN Sports and Entertainment, college: San Jose St.) 's 29 points and Yosuke Sugawara (6'2''-G/F-83) 's 22 points.

    The Colorado Kings, ranked fifth in the American Basketball Association, take their unbeaten record on the road for the next five games starting Friday night. The Kings travel to Oklahoma City to face the Oklahoma Impact for two games before making a three game trip to California. The Kings face a difficult test against the San Francisco Rumble February 3rd, followed by the 17th ranked Sacramento Heatwave, and the 13th ranked Bay Area Matrix.

    The Colorado Kings return home Saturday, February 12th against the Missouri Rhythm at Bear Creek High School in Lakewood. Tip-off is set at 7:15 PM.

    Dwight Coleman joins the North Dallas Vandals - Jan 27, 2011 (by Tyler Gatlin)
    After 2 games with the Dallas Impact, Dwight Coleman (6'8''-F-85, college: Dallas Baptist) has inked a deal with the North Dallas Vandals. Coleman, a versatile talent, averaged 24.5 points and 5rebs per game. He knocked down 11 3's and shot 72% from the floor. Dwight joints a deep Vandals roster. The team is positioning itself for a playoff run, and adding Coleman to the mix makes them even more dangerous.

    Dwight Coleman Scouting Report

    Dwight has the talent to play in a high level league. His size is a + for the 2guard position and his range makes defenses pay attention to him at all times. He can create for himself off the dribble and excels in pick and roll situations (with an above average post man). Being left-handed also puts him at an advantage on the offensive end. His creativity around the basket, and knack for finishing in the paint is comparable to Lamar Odom (6'10''-F-79, college: Rhode Island) and Manu Ginobili (6'6''-G-77, agency: Interperformances). Playing on an undersized team, he is forced to guard post players. His experience as primarily a post player in High School and College benefits him in these situations. His toughness is very apparent and his strength prevents posts from backing him down and taking advantage of the matchup. His most important attribute may well be his leadership and basketball IQ. He wants to win and have a successful career in basketball. At age 24 he most likely has a 4 year window to improve and make a roster on a top Euro league, or even the NBA.
    -- Sport Management Worldwide Scout.

    Mountaineers invited back to China - Jan 28, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The #7 ranked Seattle Mountaineers have been chosen by the ABA league office to represent the ABA in a series of games against the Beijing Aoshen Olympian professional team. The Mountaineers leave for Beijing March 18 to March 24. It is an honor out of 60 teams in the ABA to be selected, the trip will give our players international exposure and also an opportunity to maybe earn an overseas contract. Stated Coach Don Sims
    The Mountaineers (9-1) has four players scoring in double figures led by Rashaad Powell (6'6''-G-81, college: Idaho) 20.2pts, Tim Pierce (6'7''-G/F-85, agency: Team Quest Inc., college: San Jose St.) 17.2pts, Marcus Bradford (6'4''-G-85, college: Columbia (MO)) 15.4 pts, and Reggie Guyton (6'0''-G-87, college: ORU) 14.2 pts. Inside play is led by Rookie twin towers, Billy McNutt (6'8''-F-85) 6-9, Craig McGee (6'8''-F-87, college: Idaho Coll.) 6-9 and veteran Jacob Manning (6'7''-F-84, college: New Orleans) 6-8.
    This weekend, the San Francisco Rumble travel to Seattle for a pair of games, Saturday and Sunday at Green River Community College Gym, better known as The Swamp. The Mountaineers have lost only one game at The Swamp in the last 2 years.
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    Ralph Johnson to the North Dallas Vandals - Jan 28, 2011 (by Eurobasket )
    Ralph Johnson (6'6''-F-82, college: Wiley) will suit up tonight for the North Dallas Vandals as they take on the Southeast Texas Mavericks. Johnson has caught the eye of overseas clubs after fans witnessed him dominate vs. the Houston Stallions led by former NBA clutch performer, Moochie Norris in December. He scored a unbelievable 45 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. Through the first 5 games of the season he lead the Arlington Bulldogs in scoring & rebounds. ( Scorer-1 (26.2ppg), Rebs1- (12.6rpg), 1.0bpg, 1.2spg, FG- 56.2%).

    SETX Mavericks defeat the N.Dallas Vandals - Jan 28, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The #1 Southeast Texas Mavericks defeated the #14 North Dallas Vandals, 131-94 in a hard fought game on Thursday night at the Nutty Jerrys Entertainment Center in Winnie, TX.
    The Mavs came out slow and fell behind the hard charging Vandals 8-0 to open the game. But after a Mavericks time-out Brandon Davis (6'7''-F/C, college: S.Alabama) scored off an offensive rebound and Myles Thrash hit two jumpers to pull the Mavericks back into the game, from there SETX starting rolling going on a 12-0 run to put them up by 10 at 24-14. The Mavs closed out the 1st period strongly and led 38-22 after one period of play.
    The Mavericks controlled tempo in the fast paced contest in the 2nd period, but North Dallas got timely scoring from Ralph Johnson (6'6''-F-82, college: Wiley) and Dwight Coleman (6'8''-F-85, college: Dallas Baptist) to match the Mavericks point for point. At the half SETX led 70-50.
    The Vandals opened the 3rd quarter on an 11-4 run to cut into the Mavericks lead. A quick time-out by the Mavs helped them to gain control of the game again and once again SETX won a closely played quarter 25-21 to put them up by 24 points heading into the final quarter of play.
    The SETX bench and depth showed in the final period as the Mavs pulled ahead by thirty points mid-way the final quarter. The Mavericks controlled play to close out their 17th victory on the season thus far.
    Reigning ABA MVP Josh Pace (6'6''-G-83, college: Syracuse) led ten SETX Mavericks in double figures with 20 points. DeSean White (6'8''-F-86, college: Northwood Fl.) scored 15 points. Jon Rogers (6'9''-F/C-84, college: Valdosta St.) scored 14 points and pulled down 9 rebounds in another strong performance for the Mavs. Brandon Davis had another double/double with 10 points and a game high 10 rebounds. Desmond Cambridge (6'0''-G-79, college: Alabama A&M) had 12 points and 8 rebounds.
    Ralph Johnson led the way for North Dallas with 27 points (20 in the first half) and long range shooter Dwight Coleman followed up with 25 points. Maurice Williams (6'5''-G/F) chipped in 16 points and 10 rebounds.
    The Mavericks will be back in action at home on Saturday night as they host the Gulf Coast Flash. The Flash is the only team to have defeated the Mavericks this season. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM.

    Two other wins for the Sol - Jan 30, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The San Diego Sol prevailied, 102-100 over the Los Angeles Slam on January 27, at the end of a very battled game. With 28 points, 13 assists and 4 rebounds, Richard Williams (5'10''-G-87, college: San Diego St.) was the man of the game for the Sol. Cameron Koford (7'2''-C-77, college: Utah) and Allen Baugh (6'4''-G-80) added 15 points apiece at the winning side, while the SLAM top performers were Jason Harris (6'4''-G-83, college: Sacramento St.), the game top scorer at 32, Kenny Wright (6'1''-G-81) and Carlos Rivers (5'11''-G-84, college: Cal.St.-Dominguez H.), who scored 12 points each.
    The night after, the Sol won again, this time 99-92 over the Modesto Hawks. Richard Williams scored 31 points to be again the top performer, Greg Clark (6'7''-F-78, college: Washington) added 17 pts and 6 rebs, John Browner (6'6''-F-81, college: Benedictine) performed for 16 pts and 7 rebs at the winning side. Scoring 22 points apiece, Don Moorman (6'2''-G-86) and Kyle Nunley (6'5''-F) were the best at the Hawks side

    Admirals won 119-107 over Detroit Hoops - Jan 30, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The Detroit Hoops were ready to revenge their previous loss to Lake Michigan Admirals earlier on in the season but came a little short. The Lake Michigan Admirals came out of the locker room with a look of determination to make sure they would keep their #1 ranking in their division and that's just what they did. Since Coach Che Eddie has taken over the reigns, the Lake Michigan Admirals have gone 4-0 and have had more players scoring in double digits than ever before. The Lake Michigan Admirals went in to halftime with a twenty point lead and never looked back. Tonights game featured ABA All-Star Odgra Bobo (6'6''-F-85, college: Oakland CC) leading the way with 25 pts., 8 assists, 5 blocks, and five monster dunks. Former 2009 All-Star Gordon 'Gus' Chase (6'2''-F-86, college: Georgetown, KY) had 24 pts, followed up by Steven Strong (6'3''-G-84) with 21. 'The players are really gelling right now and they are playing unselfishly. Sharing the ball comes with trust and that's what our team is doing,' stated Coach Che Eddie . Tonight also had two other players in double digits with DeAngelo Johnson (6'7''-F-78, college: Lincoln Memorial) scoring 17 points and Zane Gay (6'5''-G-87, college: E.Michigan) scoring 13. The final score was Lake Michigan Admirals 119-107 over the Detroit Hoops. Lake Michigan Admirals are now 7-3 overall and 5-1 in the division. Next game is Feb. 5th at Lake Michigan Catholic at 7:00pm against the Chicago Steam.

    Kings Remain Undefeated with 111-102 win over Oklahoma - Jan 30, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The Colorado Kings travelled to the tiny city of Piedmont, Oklahoma and overcame a 22 point first quarter deficit to defeat the two-time United Basketball League champions, Oklahoma Impact. Facing a hostile and aggressive crowd and a barrage of 3-point baskets by the Impact, the Kings trailed 21-43 at the end of the first quarter. The Kings relied on the hot shooting from Keith Borgan (5'11''-G-83, college: Metro St.) and Donald Whitfield (6'4''-G-82, college: Mountain St.) to overcome the Impact lead and end the first half with a 52-51 lead. Both teams exchanged leads the rest of the way until the Kings were eventually able to pull away late in the fourth quarter and secure the 111-102 win. Keith Borgan led all Kings scorers with 30 points and 8 assists, followed by Donald Whitfield 's 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Rasean Dickey (6'10''-F/C-85) 's 18 points. Phillip Hillstock (6'8''-F, college: Barber Scotia) contributed to the win with 15 boards and 3 blocks. The Colorado Kings and Oklahoma Impact square off again Sunday afternoon at 1PM mst in Piedmont, Oklahoma. The Kings return home Saturday Feburary 12th when they host the Missouri Rhythm at Bear Creek High School. Tip-off is set at 7:15 PM
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    SETX Mavericks defeat the Flash - Jan 30, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The #1 ranked Southeast Texas Mavericks defeated Gulf Coast Division rival Gulf Coast Flash 115-89 at their NJEC Arena in Winnie, TX Saturday night and clinched their third straight Division Championship. The Mavs also won their 27th straight home game. The Mavericks came out with all guns blazing on Saturday night. Myles Thrash (6'0''-G-77, college: Stillman), Josh Pace (6'6''-G-83, college: Syracuse), and Currye Todd (6'4''-G-85, college: Lamar) scored early baskets to put the Mavs up 10-2 to open the game. Luther Suggs (6'5''-F/G-87, college: Missis.Gulf Coast CC) led the Flash back as they closed the lead to six points midway through the first period. Alex Sanders and Brandon Davis (6'7''-F/C, college: S.Alabama) led a Mavericks run to end the first period and give SETX a 26-12 lead after one period of play. In the second quarter Suggs, Freeman Taylor (6'6''-F-81, college: Robert Morris), and Carl Henderson (6'7''-F, college: S.Mississippi) matched the Mavericks basket for basket. Pace, Odell Bradley (6'4''-F/G-81, agency: Tank Sports, college: IUPUI), P.J. Couisnard (6'4''-G/F-84, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services, college: Wichita St.) led the Mavericks as the Mavs led 52-34 at halftime.
    The Flash came out of the locker-room to go on a 11-4 run to cut the Mavericks lead to 11 points four minutes into the second half. Thrash, Pace, and Davis scored key baskets to give the Mavs separation and control of the game once again. Heading into the final period of play SETX led by 19 points.
    In the final period the Flash remained scrappy, but the Mavericks depth took over the game. Jon Rogers (6'9''-F/C-84, college: Valdosta St.) and Davis dominated the paint. Rogers blocked 4 of his 10 shots during a midway stretch of the fourth quarter. SETX went on to win its 18th victory of the season.
    Thrash led six double figure scorers for the Mavericks with 21 points. Bradley added 14 points. Desmond Cambridge (6'0''-G-79, college: Alabama A&M) chipped in 13 pts Brandon Davis recorded another Double/Double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Jon Rogers set a SETX Mavericks Shot Blocking record for a single game with 10 blocked shots. Suggs led Gulf Coast with 18 points and Freeman Taylor scored 17 points and pulled down 15 rebounds.
    SETX will host the North Texas Fresh next Thursday night, February 3rd. Tip-off will be at 7:30 PM.

    Energy prevails over the Diesel - Jan 31, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The #4 East Kentucky Energy avoided the scare by the #21 Columbus Diesel over the weekend. From the beginning the Diesel took control of the game connecting from beyond the arch over and over to jump out to a 15-6 lead. The Diesel didn't stop there as they pushed the deficit to 20 points. For the first time all season the Energy found themselves trailing by 17 at the half. All-star Daniel Price (6'3''-G-82, college: Pikeville), Jarell Jones (6'0''-G-82, college: Pikeville), and the rest of the Energy came to play in the second half. After Jones and Scottie Samarco (6'0''-G, college: Pikeville) connected on three point baskets each. Energy's big man Sandrell Spann (6'8''-F/C-80, college: Delta St.) got a steal and dunk that seamed to give the Energy some life. Jones then found Price on an alley oop dunk in transition. 2009-10 Reigning Defensive player of the year Daniel Price then turned around and stole a pass and went down for a thunderous one handed dunk that sent the Diesel into a timeout. Energy found some life as they got the lead down to 11 before the Diesel stormed back with a barrage of three point baskets.
    After the timeout the Diesels controlled the 3rd quarter as they pushed the lead to 27 entering the 4th quarter. Facing adversity for the first time all season, the Energy showed why they are the #4 team in the ABA and why the have a shot at the title. The Energy came out and dominated the 4th quarter and the Diesel, holding them to 2 field goals in the quarter. 'Team Defense played a key in this win as we were able to turn up the pressure and began to play our game,' stated player/coach Galen Young (6'7''-F/G-75, college: Charlotte). Galen Young scored back to back in the post before Samarco and Jarell Jones both knocked down another pair of threes. Daniel Price could not be stopped as he scored from everywhere on the court. Price scored 14 straight baskets to finish the game with 41 pts, 8 rebs, 6 ast and 2 stls. The Energy turned in a 45-6 fourth quarter to win by 16 points 109-93. They held the Diesel scoreless the last 8 minutes of the game. Energy scorers are as followed: Jarell Jones 14 pts and 10 asts, Scottie Samarco 15 pts, Sandrell Spann 13 pts and 13 rebs, Roderick Smith 14 pts and 11 rebs, and Galen Young 11 pts and 10 rebs. The Energy were without all-star J.R. Vanhoose (6'10''-F/C-79, college: Marshall) for the game because of his head coaching duties. His high school basketball team had a game.

    Texas Fuel big win against Texas Fresh - Jan 31, 2011 (by Bruno Baltazar)
    TEXAS FUEL DEFEATS NORTH TEXAS FRESH 144-120.
    LEAD BY Kris Collins (6'2''-G-83, college: N.Mexico) WITH 31 POINTS AND 11 ASSISTS AND LEONARD BROWN ALSO WITH 31 POINTS AND 10 ASSISTS. MAURISCE STEEN HAD 24 POINTS AND 8 AST ON HIS FIRST GAME BACK SECOND WITH THE FUEL AND ALSO OUR BIGS CONTROL THE PAINT LEAD BY BEN CONWELL WITH A TRIPLE DOUBLE WITH 18 PONITS,14 REBOUNDS AND 10 BLOCKS AND ALSO JASON MCNEIL WITH 16 POINTS AND 12 REBOUNDS.

    FUEL NEXT GAME IS THIS THURSDAY AGAINST THE HAITI NATIONAL TEAM AT HOME AT 6:30.WHICH WE WILL HAVE OUR ALLSTARS LAMAR WRIGHT AND KEITH SIMPSON AND ALSO OUR SHARP SHOOTER MIKE GALE BACK TO THE ROSTER,WHICH THEY LEFT THE TEAM TO MEXICO FOR THE WEEKEND FOR A TOURNEY.THE FUEL OTHER ALLSTAR KENNY WILSON AND ALSO SMALL FORWARD JOSEPH WORKS WILL RETURN LATE FEBUARY ON LEAVING TO GO PLAY IN AFRICA.

    SETX Mavericks hold grip on #1 spot in ABA Power Rankings - Feb 1, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    With an 18-1 record, the Southeast Texas Mavericks held their grip on the number one ranking for the 12th straight week but are being pressed by undefeatede Jacksonville Giants (14-0), East Kentucky Energy (13-0), Colorado Kings (13-0), Seven Cities Knights (12-0). 'There's no doubt that we have some great teams in the ABA,' stated Joe Newman , ABA CEO. 'Something has to give in the next couple of weeks as several of the undefeated teams will be playing one another. And the playoffs should really have a strong field this year.'
    The rankings:

    1. SETX Mavericks (18-1)
    2. Jacksonville Giants (14-0)
    3. East Kentucky Energy (12-0)
    4. 7-City Knights (12-0)
    5. Colorado Kings (13-0)
    6. Seattle Mountaineers (11-1)
    7. Las Vegas Aces (8-0)
    8. Columbus Riverballers (11-3)
    9. Savannah Storm (10-3)
    10. East Bay Pitbulls (11-4)
    11. Chicago Steam (10-3)
    12. Texas Fuel (12-4)
    13. San Diego Sol (9-3)
    14. Oklahoma Stallions (8-3)
    15. Bay Area Matrix (9-5)
    16. North Dallas Vandals (10-6)
    17. Sacramento Heatwave (8-4)
    18. West Texas Whirlwind (8-5)
    19. Lake Michigan Admirals (7-3)
    20. California Seakings (8-5)
    21. Columbus Diesels (5-3)
    22. Gulf Coast Flash (5-4)
    23. Los Angeles Slam (6-6)
    24. Modesto Hawks (7-7)

    For more information, visit www.abalive.com

    Kings sweep Impact with 113-104 victory - Feb 2, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The Colorado Kings completed a season sweep of the Oklahoma Impact with a 113-104 win sunday afternoon in Piedmont, Oklahoma. The Kings took the fourth and final game of the season series with an 18-0 run in the second quarter led by Brendan Puckett (6'4''-G, college: Colorado Christian), who drained three shots in a row from long distance. Puckett finished the game with 18 points. The Kings led the entire game and fended off several Oklahoma comeback attempts through the physical play of ABA all-star Rasean Dickey (6'10''-F/C-85), who scored 22 points, and center Kellen Lee (7'1''-C-85, college: Los Angeles CC) who grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked 6 shots. Robert Frazier (6'7''-F, college: Tuskegee) chipped in 18 points and guard Keith Borgan (5'11''-G-83, college: Metro St.) dished out 9 assists in the win. The Kings return home and hit the hardwood February 12th when they host the Missouri Rhythm at Bear Creek High School. Tip-off is set at 7:15 PM.
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    First loss for the Aces - Feb 5, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The San Diego Sol prevailed, 111-86 over the Las Vegas Aces yesterday night in San Diego, in a 'battle for the supremacy' in SoCal Divison. Keoni Watson (5'10''-G-84, college: Idaho) scored 26 points and grabbed 2 rebounds to lead the way in Sol, Richard Williams (5'10''-G-87, college: San Diego St.) added 24 pts, 7 rebs and 5 assists and Greg Clark (6'7''-F-78, college: Washington) 21 pts, 6 rebs and 5 assists at the winning side. Lou Kelly (6'5''-G/F-79, college: UNLV) confirned his great scoring skills topping the Aces with 28 pts in losing effort, Ariece Perkins (5'10''-G) and Demario Butler (6'3''-G/F-85, college: Azusa Pacific) scored 15 points apiece in Las Vegas. This was the first loss in season for the Aces, but they can take their revenge tonight, in another meeting with the Sol at Alliant University Gym.

    Admirals lose to the Chicago Steam - Feb 6, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The Lake Michigan Admirals played the Chicago Steam yesterday night at Lake Michigan Catholic in front of about 500 fans. Unfortunately the Admirals came a little short. The Admirals gave it their all and didn't let up one second but the Steam had a little more luck, winning the game 104-100. Chicago's new player, Andre Muse (6'5''-G-86, agency: Pro Management Agency, college: Quincy), literally led his team to victory tonight with a career high 53 points !. The Admirals were led by Odgra Bobo (6'6''-F-85, college: Oakland CC) with 25 pts and Steven Strong (6'3''-G-84) with 23 pts, but they missed out on the one thing they wanted and that's a win. The Admirals' next game is Feb. 12th against the NWI Magical Starz at LMC at 7:00pm.

    San Diego Surf and Los Angeles Slam advance to SoCal Classic championship - Feb 7, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    Four ABA teams linked up for the SoCal ABA Classic the past weekend in San Diego. In the first game of tournment on friday night's doubleheader, the Los Angeles Slam overcame a ten point deficit against the Mid-Valley Titans to hang on for the 106-103 win. The Titans missed a game-tying three-pointer with four seconds remaining and will face off against the SoCal Swish in Saturdays 5:30 consolation game.
    The The San Diego Surf met the SoCal Swish from Hawthorne, Ca. and played their best team effort of the season in the 111-88 victory. Gene Shipley (6'9''-C-79, agency: Elleby Sports, college: Brandon) led the wat at 19 points and 12 rebounds, Erwin Dunson (6'7''-F) added 16 points, while Aaron Hands (6'8''-F/C-80, agency: Promotex, college: Cal-Riverside) and Papa Samba Guisse (6'8''-F-85) had 11 rebounds each. Daniel Brady and Maurice Clady (5'8''-G, college: Long Beach St.) had 10 and 9 assists, respectfully.

    Mavericks win 18th game of season with victory over Pelicans - Feb 7, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The Southeast Texas Mavericks had to come from behind on Saturday night at home to defeat the Louisiana Cajun Pelicans at the NJEC Arena in Winnie, TX.
    The Mavs came out cold and fell behind the Pelicans by as many as 15 points in the 1st quarter. Joe Rogers (6'10''-C-79), Quinton Pratt, and Warren Fuselier (5'10''-G-88, college: La-Monroe) set the tone for the Pelicans. LA United led SETX 25-12 after one period of play. The Mavericks came back with a 15-2 run that tied the game at 27 mid-way through the 2nd period. Brandon Davis (6'7''-F/C, college: S.Alabama), Odell Bradley (6'4''-F/G-81, agency: Tank Sports, college: IUPUI), Josh Pace (6'6''-G-83, college: Syracuse), and Alex Sanders (6'7''-F/C-75, college: Louisville) led the charge for the Mavs. SETX went in at halftime leading 42-38 after a Davis tip-in at the buzzer to end the first half. The second half belonged to the SETX Mavericks. A 20 to 4 run to open the 3rd quarter put the Mavericks in control of the game. Former ABA Rookie of the Year Currye Todd (6'4''-G-85, college: Lamar) 's long range shooting and the Mavericks defensive pressure was just too much for LA United. Desmond Cambridge (6'0''-G-79, college: Alabama A&M) and Myles Thrash (6'0''-G-77, college: Stillman) led the Mavs defense. The Pelicans never quit playing but the Mavericks defensive pressure and depth was just too much to handle as SETX won their 19th game of the season. The game ended 110-72, Todd led the Mavericks in scoring with 18 points. Pace followed up with 15 points. Bradley, Sanders, and Mike Crain (6'2''-G-84, college: Valdosta St.) all chipped in 11 points each respectively. Davis pulled down 14 rebounds and blocked 3 shots for the Mavs. Pratt led the Pelicans in scoring with 16 points. The Mavericks will be back home on Thursday night, February 10th. Tip-off will be at 7:30 PM.

    SETX Mavericks hold #1 position in ABA Power Rankings - Week 14 - Feb 7, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The Southeast Texas Mavericks held the #1 position in the ABA Power Ranking by the slimmest of margins over the powerful Jacksonville Giants. 'When these two teams meet, it will be a clash of the titans,' stated ABA CEO Joe Newman . 'Jacksonville scored over 200 points in a geme this week and are winning their games convincingly in an undefeated season. But SETX is the defending champion and also winning by substantial margins with a more difficult schedule. It is very exciting. And we still have two other undefeated teams knocking at the door. Every game counts as we head towards the playoffs.' The rankings:

    1. SETX Mavericks (19-1)
    2. Jacksonville Giantso (16-0)
    3. 7-City Knights (13-0)
    4. Colorado Kings (13-0)
    5. East Kentucky Energy (12-1)
    6. Seattle Mountaineers (11-1)
    7. Las Vegas Aces (8-1)
    8. East Bay Pitbulls (13-4)
    9. Columbus Riverballers (11-3)
    10. Savannah Storm (10-3)
    11. Chicago Steam (12-3)
    12. San Diego Sol (11-3)
    13. Oklahoma Stallions (8-3)
    14. Texas Fuel (12-4)
    15. North Dallas Vandals (10-6)
    16. Bay Area Matrix (10-6)
    17. Sacramento Heatwave (8-5)
    18. Lake Michigan Admirals (7-4)
    19. West Texas Whirlwinds (8-5)
    20. California Seakings (8-6)
    21. Los Angeles Slam (8-6)
    22. San Diego Surf (7-6)
    23. Modesto Hawks (8-7
    24. Gulf Coast Flash (5-4)

    'And there are five teams knocking on the door of the rankings. The rankings could change dramatically in the next four weeks. 16 of the Top 24 teams are from the west; the road to the playoffs will be very interesting,' added Newman.
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    Round 8: Quebec Kebs hand first defeat to Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry - Jan 31, 2011 (by Eurobasket News)
    Undefeated Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry (6-1) recorded its first loss in Quebec City on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by third ranked Quebec Kebs (6-2) 97-88. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Quebec Kebs led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 22-of-24 free shots (91.7 percent) during the game. Quebec Kebs forced 24 Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry turnovers. The best player for the winners was American guard Royce Parran (5'9''-G-85, college: Chicago St.) who scored 19 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. The other American import swingman Quinnel Brown (198-83, college: Auburn, agency: R.H.Consultancy) chipped in 21 points. Quebec Kebs' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Swingman Elvin Mims (196-79, college: S.Mississippi) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds for the guests. Quebec Kebs have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Halifax R. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. Quebec Kebs is looking forward to face Saint John Mill Rats (#5) in Manchester in the next round. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry will play at home against Kentucky Stallions (#4) in Lexington and is hoping to win this game.
    An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Lexington. First ranked Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry faced 4th ranked Kentucky Stallions. Guests from Lawton (6-1) defeated host Kentucky Stallions (4-5) 113-103. Guard Eddie Smith (188-83, college: Ill.-Springfield) orchestrated the victory by scoring 30 points. Jermaine Blackburn contributed with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Forward Bo Harris (201, college: Mountain St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds for Kentucky Stallions. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry have an impressive six-game winning streak. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry maintains first position with 6-1 record. Kentucky Stallions at the other side keep the fourth place with five games lost. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Kentucky Stallions will play again on the road against the league's leader Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry (#1) and hope to get back on the winning track.
    An interesting game was played in Lexington where Dayton Air Strikers (# won against host Kentucky Stallions (#4) 118-112 on Sunday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Quade Milum who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Bo Harris responded with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Kentucky Stallions' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Dayton Air Strikers maintains eighth position with 2-6 record. Loser Kentucky Stallions keep the fourth place with five games lost. Dayton Air Strikers will meet league's second-placed Halifax Rainmen on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Kentucky Stallions will play against the league's leader Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry and will have a slim chance for a victory.
    The game with biggest result difference took place in Halifax. Local Halifax Rainmen (6-2) beat 6th ranked Rochester RazorSharks (2-5) 111-97. The winners were led by Mike Mercer who scored that evening 22 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Halifax Rainmen maintains second position with 6-2 record having just -1 point less than leader Lawton Ft.SC, which they share with Quebec K. Rochester RazorSharks lost third consecutive game. Rochester RazorSharks at the other side keep the sixth place with five games lost. Halifax Rainmen's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Dayton Air Strikers (# in Kettering where they are favorite.

    In the last game of round 8 Saint John M.R. were defeated by Halifax R. in a road game 97-84.

    Kentucky S. - Lawton Ft.SC 103-113

    An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Lexington. First ranked Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry faced 4th ranked Kentucky Stallions. Guests from Lawton (6-1) defeated host Kentucky Stallions (4-5) 113-103. The game was mostly controlled by Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry. Kentucky Stallions was better in fourth quarter 30-27. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry dominated down low during the game scoring 90 of its points in the paint compared to Kentucky Stallions' 60. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry forced 19 Kentucky Stallions turnovers. Guard Eddie Smith (188-83, college: Ill.-Springfield) orchestrated the victory by scoring 30 points. Swingman Jermaine Blackburn (200-83, college: Boise St.) contributed with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Forward Bo Harris (201, college: Mountain St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds and guard Jason McLeish (183-80, college: E.Kentucky) added 17 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Kentucky Stallions. Four Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry and five Kentucky Stallions players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry have an impressive six-game winning streak. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry maintains first position with 6-1 record. Kentucky Stallions at the other side keep the fourth place with five games lost. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Kentucky Stallions will play again on the road against the league's leader Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry (#1) and hope to get back on the winning track.
    Top scorers:
    Lawton Ft.SC: E.Smith 30+4reb+2ast, E.Mims 18+7reb+1ast, J.Blackburn 14+7reb+5ast, D.Thomas 11+2reb+2ast, B.Dean 9+3reb, J.Davis 9+4reb+2ast
    Kentucky S.: B.Harris 22+10reb+3ast, J.McLeish 17+5reb+3ast, D.Guions 15+4reb+1ast, R.Delk 12+6reb+3ast, J.Taylor 10+3reb+3ast, J.Taylor 6+2reb
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    Halifax R. - Saint John M.R. 97-84

    There was no surprise when 5th ranked Saint John Mill Rats (2-4) were defeated on the road by second ranked Halifax Rainmen (6-2) 97-84. Saint John Mill Rats were tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. They outrebounded Saint John Mill Rats 61-43 including a 38-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. Halifax Rainmen players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. The winners were led by American forward Marshall Brown (199-85, college: Missouri) who scored that evening 20 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import forward Joshua Dollard (203-86, college: USC Aiken) supported him with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Even 14 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists by guard Anthony Anderson (180-81, college: Massachusetts, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) did not help to save the game for Saint John Mill Rats. Guard Terry Martin (198-87, college: LSU, agency: The Black Agency, LLC) added 21 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Halifax Rainmen maintains second position with 6-2 record having just -1 point less than leader Lawton Ft.SC, which they share with Quebec K. Saint John Mill Rats at the other side keep the fifth place with four games lost. Halifax Rainmen's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Dayton Air Strikers (# in Kettering where they are favorite. Saint John Mill Rats will play at home against Vermont Frost Heaves in South Burlington and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
    Top scorers:
    Halifax R.: M.Brown 20+8reb+2ast, J.Dollard 16+7reb+2ast, T.Porter 14+2reb+3ast, T.Brown 13+2reb+8ast, K.Jones 12+8reb+3ast, E.Crookshank 9+13reb+2ast
    Saint John M.R.: T.Martin 21+5reb+3ast, A.Anderson 14+7reb+9ast, R.Diggs 14+10reb+3ast, J.Ferguson 13+9reb, S.DeLuca 8+2reb, T.Blair 4+3reb+1ast
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    Kentucky S. - Dayton A. 112-118

    An interesting game was played in Lexington where Dayton Air Strikers (# won against host Kentucky Stallions (#4) 118-112 on Sunday evening. The guests trailed by 8 points at the halftime before their 63-49 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Dayton Air Strikers outrebounded Kentucky Stallions 42-31 including 17 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Quade Milum (201-86, college: Akron) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and who added 18 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Forward Bo Harris (201, college: Mountain St.) responded with 15 points and 9 rebounds and forward Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St.) scored 18 points. Five Dayton Air Strikers and four Kentucky Stallions players scored in double figures. Kentucky Stallions' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Dayton Air Strikers maintains eighth position with 2-6 record. Loser Kentucky Stallions keep the fourth place with five games lost. Dayton Air Strikers will meet league's second-placed Halifax Rainmen on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Kentucky Stallions will play against the league's leader Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry and will have a slim chance for a victory.
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    Dayton A.: Q.Milum 21+10reb, N.Miles 19+3reb+3ast, E.Spencer 18+6reb+3ast, T.Taylor 17+4reb+5ast, S.Ross 16+6reb+1ast, D.Grifin 12+3reb+1ast
    Kentucky S.: K.Jones 18+4reb, M.Thompson 16+1reb+4ast, B.Harris 15+9reb+2ast, R.Delk 13+2reb+1ast, R.Logan 9+6reb+1ast, J.McLeish 9+2reb+5ast
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    Quebec K. - Lawton Ft.SC 97-88

    Undefeated Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry (6-1) recorded its first loss in Quebec City on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by third ranked Quebec Kebs (6-2) 97-88. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Quebec Kebs led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 22-of-24 free shots (91.7 percent) during the game. Quebec Kebs forced 24 Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry turnovers. The best player for the winners was American guard Royce Parran (175-85, college: Chicago St.) who scored 19 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. The other American import swingman Quinnel Brown (198-83, college: Auburn, agency: R.H.Consultancy) chipped in 21 points. Quebec Kebs' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Swingman Elvin Mims (196-79, college: S.Mississippi) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and guard Eddie Smith (188-83, college: Ill.-Springfield) added 16 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Quebec Kebs have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Halifax R. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. Quebec Kebs is looking forward to face Saint John Mill Rats (#5) in Manchester in the next round. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry will play at home against Kentucky Stallions (#4) in Lexington and is hoping to win this game.
    Top scorers:
    Quebec K.: Q.Brown 21+3reb+3ast, R.Parran 19+6reb+7ast, A.Spears 18+7reb, L.McCroskey 14+8reb+3ast, S.Audet-Sow 11+4reb+1ast, C.Jeanty 7+2reb
    Lawton Ft.SC: E.Smith 16+3reb+4ast, E.Mims 15+10reb+1ast, D.Thomas 13+4reb+2ast, J.Davis 13+4reb+1ast, B.Dean 11+3reb+3ast, S.Daniels 10+10reb+1ast
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    Eddie Smith gets MVP of the Week award - Feb 1, 2011 (by Eurobasket News)
    Eddie Smith (188-G-83) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader Lawton Ft.SC and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
    The 27-year old guard had the game-high 30 points adding four rebounds and two assists for Lawton Ft.SC in his team's victory, helping them to beat Kentucky S. (#4, 4-5) 113-103. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Lawton Ft.SC to consolidate first place in the PBL PBL. Lawton Ft.SC have a solid 6-1 record. Smith turned to be Lawton Ft.SC's top player in his first season with the team. Eddie Smith averages this season 15.1ppg.

    The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old forward Quade Milum (201-F-86) of Dayton A.. Milum impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds. It was enough for Dayton A. to edge the higher-ranked Kentucky S. (#4, 4-5) by 6 points 118-112. Despite this victory they still are the league outsider. 6 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories Dayton A. managed to get this year. Milum is one of the most experienced players at Dayton A. and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

    The third best performed player last round was Bo Harris (201-F) of Kentucky S. (#4). Harris scored 22 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Harris' great performance Kentucky S. lost 103-113 to #1 ranked Lawton Ft.SC. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The chances of Kentucky S. ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 5 games, recording just four victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Harris could help Kentucky S. to bring them higher in the standings. Harris has a great season in PBL. After only 9 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.9rpg (8th best).

    Other top performing players last week:
    4. Mike Mercer (193-G-86) of Halifax R. - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
    5. Taliek Brown (186-G-82) of Halifax R. - 15 points and 11 assists
    6. Jermaine Blackburn (200-G/F-83) of Lawton Ft.SC - 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
    7. Elvin Mims (196-G/F-79) of Lawton Ft.SC - 15 points and 10 rebounds
    8. Ryan Diggs (188-G-83) of Saint John M.R. - 14 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
    9. Eric Crookshank (201-F-80) of Halifax R. - 9 points and 12 rebounds
    10. Taliek Brown (186-G-82) of Halifax R. - 13 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists

    The Player of the week is choosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
    The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
    The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)
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    Snyder leaves Rainmen - Feb 1, 2011 (by Eurobasket News)
    Kirk Snyder's (6'6''-F-83, college: Nevada) underwhelming stint with the Halifax Rainmen came to an end yesterday when the ex-NBA starter left the team to pursue another opportunity.

    The six-foot-six small forward saw 28 minutes of floor time in three games with the Rainmen, recording six points and missing 14 of 16 shots. Snyder hadnt played pro basketball in almost two years because of legal problems.

    Rainmen owner Andre Levingston said Snyder has drawn interest (from a team) in China for some substantial money and that the 27-year-old is headed to Houston to train for the opportunity.

    In other news, the Rainmens opponent for Fridays home game will be the Quebec Kebs, 6-2, instead of the Dayton Air Strikers, 2-6. Levingston said the Premier Basketball League requested the change, but didnt give a reason.

    Courtesy of www.metronews.ca

    Such a damn shame that Vermont has to go from pro basketball. When it was in the ABA, it was a model franchise in the midst of all the chaos and dysfunction. Alexander Wolff was building a good thing going there that included selecting the right people to run and promote it. Coach Will Voigt left for the Bakersfield Jam First sure sign of trouble was when the PBL mandated the Frost Heaves to raise $200,000 by July to stay in, which meant they would struggle to keep up with rising expenses.

    Frost Heaves ceased operations - Feb 1, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    (communcation released on the Vermont Frost Heaves website on Jan. 27, 2011)
    Go Heaves, Inc. announced on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 that it was ceasing operations immediately. The organization charged with managing the Vermont Frost Heaves has not been able to keep pace with expenses.

    'We've worked hard to bring in revenue from a variety of sources, but have not been able to match expenses with revenue', stated Don Mandelkorn, general manager.
    'This decision was not made lightly and was done so only after much effort to try to bring things in balance', added Mandelkorn. 'I know this decision will result in a lot of disappointment among our fans and supporters. We have appreciated the support from fans and local businesses, but with overall cash sponsorships down and ticket sales flat, we simply could not meet expenses and cannot function any longer'.
    Players will be eligible for a special Premier Basketball League draft on Thursday, January 27, 2011.

    Just after this communication, some of the Frost Heaves players joined other PBL teams - Mike Williams (6'7''-F-85, college: Cincinnati) went to Rochester, Julian Allen (6'4''-G-87, college: Georgia Southern) to Halifax, Casaan Breeden (6'8''-F-86, college: Charleston) to Dayton, and Ross DeMasi (6'8''-F-86, college: SW Minnesota St.) and Dwuan Rice (5'11''-G, college: CSU Bakersfield) to Saint John.


    Two former Frost Heaves en route to Saint John - Feb 1, 2011 (by Eurobasket News)
    Two former Vermont Frost Heaves players are en route to Saint John: 6'9 power forward Ross DeMasi (6'8''-F-86, college: SW Minnesota St.) and 5'11 point guard Dwuan Rice (5'11''-G, college: CSU Bakersfield).

    Demasi was selected by Saint John in the Vermont Dispersal Draft which was held after the Vermont Frost Heaves announced that they had ceased operations. Rice, who was unselected in the draft although he was considered by many to be the best available player, became a free agent.

    Both Demasi and Rice have yet to be added to the Saint John Mill Rats active PBL roster.

    'Decisions will be made about our active roster just prior to the deadline for Thursday's game,' stated Mill Rats Head Coach Jaren Jackson. 'We wanted to get a look at these guys, see them compete in practice, and also review our health situation before we decide.'

    Rice brings a championship pedigree with him. He was MVP of the ABA Finals in 2008 in leading Vermont to their second consecutive league championship. A month later he helped the Idaho Stampede win an NBA Development League title. He is currently the PBL's leader in assists and steals.

    Demasi was a PBL All Star last season and should help shore up the Mill Rats rebounding concerns.

    The Saint John Mill Rats (2-4) host the division leading Quebec Kebs (6-2) on Thursday night at 7:00pm at Harbour Station.

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    Round 9: Halifax Rainmen defeats Quebec Kebs in overtime - Feb 8, 2011 (by Eurobasket News)
    Coincidentally all hosts won their games, including even overtime victory of Halifax R. at home.

    Quebec Kebs (#3) forced the game against Halifax Rainmen (#2) into an overtime, but lost by eight points 94-102 on Friday night. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 22-15. But Quebec Kebs won second period 20-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Quebec Kebs used huge pressure winning it 28-18 to get a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 13-21. Halifax Rainmen made 31-of-41 free shots (75.6 percent) during the game, while Quebec Kebs only scored eleven points from the stripe. 30 personal fouls committed by Quebec Kebs helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for forward Joshua Dollard (6'8''-F-86, college: USC Aiken) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Taliek Brown (186-82, college: Connecticut, agency: Global Sports Plaza) contributed with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Carl Mitchell (205-79, college: N.Kentucky) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds for Quebec Kebs. Quebec Kebs' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Halifax Rainmen have a solid series of three victories in a row. Halifax Rainmen maintains second place with 7-2 record behind leader Lawton Ft.SC. Quebec Kebs at the other side keep the third position with four games lost. Halifax Rainmen will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Quebec Kebs will play at home against Kentucky Stallions in Lexington and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
    Very important is a road loss of third ranked Quebec Kebs (6-4) against fifth ranked Saint John Mill Rats (3-4) on Thursday night. Visiting Quebec Kebs were defeated by Saint John Mill Rats in Manchester 107-92. Guard Anthony Anderson (180-81, college: Massachusetts, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) stepped up and scored 24 points and 9 assists (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners and Ryan Diggs chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American guard Royce Parran (175-85, college: Chicago St.) with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 assists. Quebec Kebs' coach tested ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Saint John Mill Rats maintains fifth place with 3-4 record. Quebec Kebs at the other side keep the third position with four games lost. Saint John Mill Rats will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Quebec Kebs will play at home against Kentucky Stallions in Lexington and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
    An interesting game for Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry (8-1) which hosted in Lawton 4th placed Kentucky Stallions (4-6). First ranked Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry had an easy win 104-89. Deandre Thomas nailed 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Kenny Jones came up with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds for Kentucky Stallions in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry have an impressive series of six victories in a row. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry maintains first place with 8-1 record. Kentucky Stallions lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with six games lost. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Kentucky Stallions will play against Vermont Frost Heaves (#6) in South Burlington and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
    PBL top team - Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry (8-1) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat sixth ranked Rochester RazorSharks (2-6) 99-86. The best player for the winners was DeAnthony Bowden who scored 27 points. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry maintains first place with 8-1 record. Rochester RazorSharks lost their fourth game in a row. Rochester RazorSharks at the other side dropped to the bottom position with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.


    Halifax R. - Quebec K. 102-94 OT

    Quebec Kebs (#3) forced the game against Halifax Rainmen (#2) into an overtime, but lost by eight points 94-102 on Friday night. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 22-15. But Quebec Kebs won second period 20-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Quebec Kebs used huge pressure winning it 28-18 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 13-21. Halifax Rainmen made 31-of-41 free shots (75.6 percent) during the game, while Quebec Kebs only scored eleven points from the stripe. 30 personal fouls committed by Quebec Kebs helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for forward Joshua Dollard (203-86, college: USC Aiken) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Taliek Brown (186-82, college: Connecticut, agency: Global Sports Plaza) contributed with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Carl Mitchell (205-79, college: N.Kentucky) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds and guard Maurice Acker (173-87, college: Marquette) added 19 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Quebec Kebs. Five Halifax Rainmen and four Quebec Kebs players scored in double figures. Quebec Kebs' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Halifax Rainmen have a solid series of three victories in a row. Halifax Rainmen maintains second place with 7-2 record behind leader Lawton Ft.SC. Quebec Kebs at the other side keep the third position with four games lost. Halifax Rainmen will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Quebec Kebs will play at home against Kentucky Stallions in Lexington and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
    Top scorers:
    Halifax R.: J.Dollard 20+11reb, M.Brown 18+6reb+1ast, T.Brown 17+7reb+4ast, M.Mercer 16+5reb+2ast, K.Jones 12+7reb+1ast, J.Jackson 10+5reb
    Quebec K.: C.Mitchell 19+10reb+2ast, M.Acker 19+5reb+6ast, S.Audet-Sow 13+10reb+2ast, Q.Brown 13+12reb+2ast, A.Spears 10+4reb, B.Callier 8+5reb
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    Lawton Ft.SC - Rochester R. 99-86

    PBL top team - Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry (8-1) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat sixth ranked Rochester RazorSharks (2-6) 99-86. The game was mostly controlled by Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry. Rochester RazorSharks was better in second period 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry forced 23 Rochester RazorSharks turnovers. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Rochester RazorSharks helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was guard DeAnthony Bowden (186-80, college: Creighton) who scored 27 points. Center Deandre Thomas (203-86, college: Robert Morris) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds. Thomas is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward Eric Walton (204-79, college: San Jose St.) who recorded 20 points and 9 rebounds and forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry, agency: Prossin Sports Management) added 17 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry maintains first place with 8-1 record. Rochester RazorSharks lost their fourth game in a row. Rochester RazorSharks at the other side dropped to the bottom position with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
    Top scorers:
    Lawton Ft.SC: D.Bowden 27+4reb+3ast, D.Thomas 18+6reb, C.Haywood 10+2reb+1ast, J.Blackburn 9+1reb+1ast, E.Mims 8+10reb+1ast, J.Davis 7+4reb+2ast
    Rochester R.: E.Walton 20+9reb, S.Monroe 17+5reb+2ast, M.Council 13+3reb+1ast, J.Crouch 9+4reb+4ast, J.Carter 8+6reb, F.Durr 8+1reb+2ast
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    Lawton Ft.SC - Kentucky S. 104-89

    An interesting game for Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry (8-1) which hosted in Lawton 4th placed Kentucky Stallions (4-6). First ranked Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry had an easy win 104-89. The game was mostly controlled by Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry. Kentucky Stallions managed to win third quarter 26-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry shot 29 for 44 from the free-throw line, while Kentucky Stallions only scored ten points from the stripe. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry had a 45-34 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry made 7 blocks. Center Deandre Thomas (203-86, college: Robert Morris) nailed 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side and guard Shaun Fountain (180-78, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee, agency: Duran International) accounted for 20 points. Thomas is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Forward Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St.) came up with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds and forward Bo Harris (201, college: Mountain St.) added 16 points and 11 rebounds respectively for Kentucky Stallions in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry have an impressive series of six victories in a row. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry maintains first place with 8-1 record. Kentucky Stallions lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with six games lost. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Kentucky Stallions will play against Vermont Frost Heaves (#6) in South Burlington and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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    Lawton Ft.SC: D.Thomas 21+5reb+3ast, S.Fountain 20+2reb+1ast, J.Blackburn 14+4reb+1ast, E.Mims 10+9reb, D.Bowden 9+2reb+4ast, E.Smith 9+1reb+2ast
    Kentucky S.: K.Jones 24+11reb+1ast, B.Harris 16+11reb+1ast, J.McLeish 10+6reb+3ast, A.White 10+4reb+2ast, G.Baker 7+6ast, R.Delk 6+2reb
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    Saint John M.R. - Quebec K. 107-92

    Very important is a road loss of third ranked Quebec Kebs (6-4) against fifth ranked Saint John Mill Rats (3-4) on Thursday night. Visiting Quebec Kebs were defeated by Saint John Mill Rats in Manchester 107-92. The game without a history. Saint John Mill Rats led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. Quebec Kebs were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Anthony Anderson (180-81, college: Massachusetts, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) stepped up and scored 24 points and 9 assists (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners and guard Ryan Diggs (188-83, college: W.Washington) chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American guard Royce Parran (175-85, college: Chicago St.) with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 assists and the other American import swingman Quinnel Brown (198-83, college: Auburn, agency: R.H.Consultancy) scored 23 points. Five Saint John Mill Rats and four Quebec Kebs players scored in double figures. Quebec Kebs' coach tested ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Saint John Mill Rats maintains fifth place with 3-4 record. Quebec Kebs at the other side keep the third position with four games lost. Saint John Mill Rats will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Quebec Kebs will play at home against Kentucky Stallions in Lexington and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
    Top scorers:
    Saint John M.R.: A.Anderson 24+3reb+9ast, T.Martin 16+1reb+3ast, R.Diggs 14+6reb+2ast, R.DeMasi 14+6reb+2ast, M.Egerson 13+5reb+1ast, D.Rice 12+1reb+6ast
    Quebec K.: Q.Brown 23+2reb+2ast, R.Parran 20+4reb+10ast, A.Spears 12+1reb, S.Audet-Sow 11+6reb+4ast, L.McCroskey 7+6reb+2ast, C.Mitchell 6+5reb+2ast

    Bowden's 27 points give him Player of the Week award - Feb 8, 2011 (by Eurobasket News)
    30-year old guard DeAnthony Bowden (186-G-80) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Lawton Ft.SC and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
    He had the game-high 27 points adding four rebounds and three assists for Lawton Ft.SC in his team's victory, helping them to beat Rochester R. (#8, 2-6) 99-86. It allowed Lawton Ft.SC to consolidate first place in the PBL league. Lawton Ft.SC have a solid 8-1 record. In the team's last game Bowden had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Lawton Ft.SC, through which he has constantly improved. Creighton University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Bowden is in league's top in assists (6th best: 4.3apg) and averages solid 57.8% FGP.

    Second best performed player last round was Anthony Anderson (180-G-81, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) of Saint John M.R.. He is a guard in his first season at Saint John M.R.. In the last game Anderson recorded impressive 24 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists. Of course he lead Saint John M.R. to another comfortable win 107-92 over slightly higher-ranked Quebec K. (#3, 6-4) being unquestionably team leader. Saint John M.R.'s 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-4 record. Anderson is one of the most experienced players at Saint John M.R. and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.7ppg (#3). He also recorded 6.1 assists per game.

    Third place about best performers goes to guard Royce Parran (175-G-85) of Quebec K. (#3). Parran scored 20 points and passed ten assists (!!!). Despite Parran's great performance Quebec K. lost 92-107 to slightly lower-ranked Saint John M.R. (#5, 3-4). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Quebec K. needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 6 victories and 4 lost games. Parran has a great season in PBL. After only 9 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.2ppg (8th best) and assists with 6.1apg (4th best). He also has 2.9spg and FGP: 51.6%.

    Other top performing players last week:
    4. Kenny Jones (198-F-84) of Kentucky S. - 24 points and 11 rebounds
    5. Joshua Dollard (203-F-86) of Halifax R. - 20 points and 11 rebounds
    6. Bo Harris (201-F) of Kentucky S. - 16 points and 11 rebounds
    7. Maurice Acker (173-G-87) of Quebec K. - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
    8. Taliek Brown (186-G-82) of Halifax R. - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
    9. Carl Mitchell (205-F-79) of Quebec K. - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
    10. Eric Walton (204-F/C-79) of Rochester R. - 20 points and 9 rebounds

    The Player of the week is choosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
    The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
    The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3*(REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4*(2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3*(2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3*(3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)

    Anthony Anderson Named PBL Player of the Week - Feb 10, 2011 (by Allen White)
    The Premier Basketball League is pleased to announce that Anthony Anderson of the Saint John Mill Rats has been named Player of the Week for the week ending February 6, 2011. This is the second time Anderson, a 5'11' guard from the University of Massachusetts, has earned this award; he won it last year as a member of the Manchester (N.H.) Millrats, the team that relocated to Saint John, N.B. this season. The Player of the Week award is voted on by a select PBL committee of owners, general managers and coaches.

    In Thursday night's 108-92 victory over the Quebec Kebs, Anderson scored 24 points on 9-for-10 shooting from the floor, as well as a pair of 3-pointers. He also dished out nine team-high assists in the victory.

    Other players receiving consideration for Player of the Week honors were Josh Dollard of the Halifax Rainmen, Kenny Jones of the Kentucky Bluegrass Stallions, DeAndre Thomas of the Lawton-Fort Sill Cavalry, Carl Mitchell of the Quebec Kebs, and Eric Walton of the Rochester Razorsharks.
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    Levingston may forfeit to Quebec - Feb 10, 2011 (by Eurobasket News)

    Halifax Rainmen owner Andre Levingston said he is really disappointed with the PBL ruling and will take a couple of days to review his options. 'We might just tell Quebec they can have the win - well take the loss', he said. Levingston said the ruling has let the air out for him and that the fun is getting taken out of being an owner.

    'It's just coming to a head - enough is enough', he said.

    'When you get to the point where youre not having fun doing something, you take a step back and make some decisions.'
    Courtesy of www.metronews.ca

    Cavalry parts ways with Haywood - Feb 11, 2011 (by Eurobasket News)
    The Lawton-Fort Sill Cavalry are making more changes, and that means a fan favorite is gone.

    Curtis Haywood (6'6''-G-75, college: Oklahoma City) was cut from the Cavs on Wednesday night, making way for Ramon Dyer.

    'I was looking for young legs and better defense,' said head coach Micheal Ray Richardson.

    Haywood, who was a member of the Cavalry's first championship team, returned this year to make another run at a title.

    That run ended eight games into the season.

    'I just don't think he was doing a good job on defense,' Richardson said.

    Haywood averaged 7.33 points a game in just over 20 minute per game average.

    But it wasn't his scoring that did him in, it was the defense.

    Haywood showed progress during the year, but more often then not a head fake and drive would put distance between an offensive player and the veteran.

    And though Haywood was quickly becoming the fan favorite again with his antics to get the crowd and teammates involved, it was time to make the shift.

    'He's a great guy,' Richardson said. 'He understood that it was professional. He took it well.'

    Richardson said that if Dyer doesn't work out he will likely invite Haywood back to the team.

    Dyer enters with NBA Developmental League experience, averaging 6.4 points a game with Albuquerque in the 2007-08 season.

    Dyer, who played at the University of Houston, also averaged 4.8 rebounds a contest in the NBA Developmental League.

    'He's a high jumper, and really active,' Richardson said.

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    Quebec Kebs defeat Dayton Air Strikers - Feb 11, 2011 (by Eurobasket News)

    Quebec K. - Dayton A. 104-102

    Seventh-ranked Dayton Air Strikers (2-7) gave a tough game to third ranked Quebec Kebs (7-4) in Quebec City on Thursday. Quebec Kebs managed to secure only two-point victory 104-102. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 35-20 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Guard Louie McCroskey (196-85, college: Marist, agency: GOTathletes) scored 20 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other swingman Quinnel Brown (198-83, college: Auburn, agency: R.H.Consultancy) chipped in 22 points during the contest. At the losing side swingman Everett Spencer (198-85, college: S.Carolina St.) responded with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Philip Mickey Perry (188, college: Dayton) scored 21 points. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Dayton Air Strikers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Quebec Kebs maintains third position with 7-4 record behind leader Lawton Ft.SC. Dayton Air Strikers at the other side dropped to the bottom place with seven games lost. Quebec Kebs will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Dayton Air Strikers will play at home against Saint John Mill Rats (#5) in Manchester and are hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
    Top scorers:
    Quebec K.: Q.Brown 22+1reb+2ast, L.McCroskey 20+8reb+1ast, R.Parran 16+1reb+7ast, M.Acker 16+1reb+2ast, C.Mitchell 13+7reb+3ast, B.Callier 7+4reb
    Dayton A.: P.Mickey Perry 21+3reb+3ast, E.Spencer 17+6reb+4ast, S.Ross 13+4reb+3ast, T.Taylor 12+1reb+3ast, K.Langhorne 11+5reb+3ast, R.George 10+7reb
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    Erick Barkley Makes His Return to the Court with Quebec Kebs of Premier Basketball League - Feb 14, 2011 (by Surujh Roopnarine)
    Former NBA First Round Draft Pick Erick Barkley (6'1''-G-78, college: St.John's) made his return to the professional ranks this past week with the Quebec Kebs of the Premier Basketball League (PBL). The 28th selection of the first round of the 2000 NBA Draft by Portland was activated for the Kebs game against rival Halifax Rainmen, which they lost 94-102 in overtime. Barkley joined the Kebs in December, but had not suited up until this past weekend, rounding himself back into game condition and assisting Head Coach Rob Spon after not playing since the 08-09 season in Poland. The 32-year old former St. Johns star point guard appeared in 25 games with Banks BPS Basket Kwidzyn that season, averaging 11.8 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.9 steals while shooting 42.2% from the field. Barkleys NBA career never panned out after two uneventful seasons in Portland. In 27 career NBA games he averaged 2.9 points and 1.5 assists. Besides Poland, Barkely has experience playing in several European countries as well as stints in the CBA and NBA D-League domestically. He reached the D-League Finals during the 2003-04 season with the Huntsville Flight, averaging 12.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 42 games.
    In his season debut in Halifax last week, Barkley went scoreless in 18 minutes, finishing 0-3 from the field while handing out one assist.
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    Chicago defeats NW Indiana - Feb 9, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    Another traditional ABA powerhouse is the Chicago Steam. This team improved its record to 12-3 over the past weekend by defeating the North West Indiana Magical Stars, 130-99. The Steam were led by veteran scorer Maurice Carter (6'3''-G-74, college: Brandon) with 26 points and 8 rebounds. Andre Muse (6'5''-G-86, agency: Pro Management Agency, college: Quincy) added 25 points and 9 assist and Lavon Crawford (6'3''-G-85) 22 points

    The ABA is preparing its All-Star Game - Feb 10, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The American Basketball Association (ABA) scheduled its 2011 All-Star Game for Saturday, February 26th, with the action taking place in Jacksonville, Florida. The game and other activities will take place at the Veterans Memorial Arena which is located in the city's Sports Complex, home of the Jacksonville Giants.

    Each All-Star team roster will be formed by only 12 players, ABA President/COO Dick Packer is very confident in the level of talent that will be on display in the game on February 26th. Ive been around basketball for many years, he said. There will be an outstanding group of players. In my estimation, either of these teams would be NBA playoff teams if given the opportunity. But thats another story. Fans will be treated to fast-paced, exciting basketball played by players with extraordinary talent and skills. It will be a great game.

    The first players named for the 2011 All-Star squads are Jersey Express forward Kayode Ayeni (6'5''-F-88, college: St.Francis, NY), San Diego Sol point guard Richard Williams (5'10''-G-87, college: San Diego St.) and Colorado Kings Center Rasean Dickey (6'10''-F/C-85). The other players will be announced shortly.

    20th win for the Mavericks - Feb 11, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The Southeast Texas Mavericks defeated the Houston Stallions 152-61 at their NJEC Arena in Winnie, TX. The Mavericks won their 29th straight home victory with their dominating win on Thursday night. The Mavs opened the game on an 11-2 run led by early baskets by Currye Todd (6'4''-G-85, college: Lamar), Myles Thrash (6'0''-G-77, college: Stillman), and Alex Sanders (6'7''-F/C-75, college: Louisville). SETX never looked back and led 29-10 at the end of the first quarter.
    In the second period the Mavericks bench just wore down Houston. Frontline players Brandon Davis (6'7''-F/C, college: S.Alabama) and DeSean White (6'8''-F-86, college: Northwood Fl.) led a balanced Mavs attack to lead 68-26 at halftime.
    In the second half the stifling Mavericks Defense continued led by Desmond Cambridge (6'0''-G-79, college: Alabama A&M) and Mike Crain (6'2''-G-84, college: Valdosta St.). Jon Rogers (6'9''-F/C-84, college: Valdosta St.), Davis, White, and Lamar Sanders (6'6''-F-84, college: Lamar) controlled the paint and the Mavericks rolled to their 20th victory of the season.

    Crain led eight Mavericks in double figure scoring with 23 points. White followed up with a near triple double with 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 9 assist. Davis had another double/double with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Todd added 20 points. Lamar and Alex Sanders scored 12 points each. Cambridge and Odell Bradley (6'4''-F/G-81, agency: Tank Sports, college: IUPUI) chipped in 11 and 10 points respectively. Jonathan Simms (6'3''-G) led Houston with a game high 29 points. Jacobie Shivers (6'8''-F, college: Prairie View A&M) followed up with 15 points.

    The Mavericks will be back at home next Thursday, February 17th against the Houston Red Storm. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM

    Mavericks hold on to #1 ranking for week 15 - Feb 14, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    As the American Basketball Association moves into the final weeks of the regular season, the 20-1 SETX Mavericks held onto the #1 position over the Jacksonville Giants (17-0) by a slight margin. These two teams were followed closely by the still undefeated Colorado Kings (15-0). 'The playoffs are really going to be something else,' stated ABA COO Dick Packer . 'We have some remarkable talent in the ABA and fans will get a chance to see it both in the All Star Game and as the playoffs unfold.'
    The rankings:

    1. SETX Mavericks (20-1)
    2. Jacksonville Giants (17-0)
    3. Colorado Kings (15-0)
    4. East Kentucky Energy (14-1)
    5. 7-City Knights (13-2)
    6. Seattle Mountaineers (11-1)
    7. East Bay Pitbulls (14-4)
    8. San Diego Sol (12-3)
    9. Columbus Riverballers (11-2)
    10. Chicago Steam (12-3)
    11. Texas Fuel (13-4)
    12. Savannah Storm (10-5)
    13. Las Vegas Aces (8-1)
    14. Oklahoma Stallions (8-3)
    15. Lake Michigan Admirals (8-4)
    16. North Dallas Vandals (10-6)
    17. Bay Area Matrix (10-6)
    18. Sacramento Heatwave (8-6)
    19. California Seakings (8-6)
    20. West Texas Whirlwinds (8-6)
    21. Indiana Diesels (7-4)
    22. Los Angeles Slam (8-6)
    23. San Diego Surf (7-6)
    24. Modesto Hawks (9-

    'The power rankings are determined by multiple factors,' added Packer. 'Won-loss, number of games, quality of opponents, closeness of games, etc.' There are five teams on the cusp of breaking into the rankings. The last three weeks of the season should be really interesting.'
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    N.W.Indiana Magical Stars defeat Admirals - Feb 17, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The North West Indiana Magical Stars returned to St. Josephs, Michigan the past weekend to avenge a January 22nd loss, and they did just that by defeating the Lake Michigan Admirals, 117-111. The Stars opened the game on a 28-11 run, but found themselves trailing 62-48 at halftime. They fought back in the 3rd quarter to close the gap to nine, and outscored the Admirals 44-29 in the 4th quarter to complete the amazing comeback.
    The Stars were led by Elliot Engelmann (6'6''-F-87, college: Mercyhurst), whose 27 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists paced the squad. Newly acquired forward Andrew Zimmer (6'6''-F/C-85, college: Wabash) dominated the paint with 31 points and 9 rebounds. The Stars leading scorer on the season, Marcus Hammonds (6'5''-F, college: Texas A&M - C.C.), had a well-rounded game with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks. Rob Broughton (6'5''-F, college: St.Xavier) added 15 points and 13 rebounds, and former Villanova point guard Bobby Smith chipped in 14 points and 10 assists. 'We played with a lot of heart', stated Hammonds 'To come up here and beat a playoff-caliber team, this win feels good'

    While the game was high scoring, it was the Stars second-half defense that got them the victory. 'We really picked up our defensive intensity in the second half', said Engelmann, 'and thats how we were able to get back into this game'.

    The Stars road win was even more impressive, as they only dressed eight players. 'We came up here with only eight guys', said Associate Head Coach A.J. McLinn. 'But those eight showed a lot of heart and fought hard to get the win. Im very proud of them'.
    The Stars will look to build on this performance next weekend as they travel to St. Louis to take on the Pioneers. 'St. Louis will be another tough road test for us', stated Co-Owner and General Manager Derrick Smith. 'Weve been traveling all over the Midwest this season, playing games in Chicago, Indianapolis, as well as many other cities. Our squad is getting stronger each day, and the future is looking bright'.

    Mavericks defeat Red Storm - Feb 18, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The Southeast Texas Mavericks defeated the Houston Red Storm 135-103 at their NJEC Arena on Thursday night. The Mavericks came out slowly in the first quarter as the Red Storm led by Brandon Andrews (6'3''-G-81, college: Gannon), Mike Levy (6'5''-G-82, college: Lamar), and Sam Stelly (6'4''-F-87) built an early 12-2 lead. Alex Sanders (6'7''-F/C-75, college: Louisville) and Desmond Cambridge (6'0''-G-79, college: Alabama A&M) came off the Mavericks bench to lead the Mavericks as Houston only led by a 29-27 score after one period of play.
    SETX was dominant in the second quarter as DeSean White (6'8''-F-86, college: Northwood Fl.), Jon Rogers (6'9''-F/C-84, college: Valdosta St.), and Lamar Sanders (6'6''-F-84, college: Lamar) took over the inside for the Mavericks. Cambridge and Myles Thrash (6'0''-G-77, college: Stillman) led the way will the Mavs full court pressure. The Mavs outscored the Red Storm 36-18 to gain control of the game and lead 63-47 at half-time.

    The second half was a physical struggle. The Mavericks just proved to be too deep for the Red Storm as seven Mavericks scored in double figures. The Mavericks cruised to another victory 135-103. Alex Sanders led the way for the Mavericks with 22 points. White and P.J. Couisnard (6'4''-G/F-84, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services, college: Wichita St.) added 21 points each. Davis chipped in 12 points. Thrash and Mike Crain (6'2''-G-84, college: Valdosta St.) each scored 11 points each respectively. Jon Rogers followed up with 10 points. Stelly led the way for the Red Storm with a game high 23 points. Andrews added 17 point and Levy chipped 16 points.

    The SETX Mavericks will get together with the Houston Red Storm again on Saturday night in Houston. TX. Tip-off will be at 7:30 PM.

    Another win for the Mavericks - Feb 20, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The Southeast Texas Mavericks defeated the Houston Red Storm for the second consecutive time yesterday night, 157-67 at the League of America Arena in Houston, TX.
    The was no slow start for the Mavericks as they jumped out to an 11-0 lead. P.J. Couisnard (6'4''-G/F-84, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services, college: Wichita St.) and Myles Thrash (6'0''-G-77, college: Stillman) set to tone early with baskets to put SETX out in front and in control. The Mavericks led after one period of play 38-15. The second quarter belonged to Couisnard as he scored 17 points with a wide arsenal of shots. Cousinard and the Mavs defense showed its full form as the Mavericks cruised to a 86-33 halftime lead.
    In the second half the Mavericks played like a well oiled machine as they dominated every phase of the game. SETX dismantled Houston with a 157-67 win.

    Couisnard led the way with 36 points and 12 rebounds. Odell Bradley (6'4''-F/G-81, agency: Tank Sports, college: IUPUI) regained his form with 20 points. DeSean White (6'8''-F-86, college: Northwood Fl.) recorded another double/double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Currye Todd (6'4''-G-85, college: Lamar) scored 17 points. Darrell Bogany (6'4''-G) led Houston with 25 points. Floyd Baats chipped in 14 points and Zo Nonso Ebede followed up with 13 points.

    The Mavericks will be back in action at home Tuesday night vs the North Texas Fresh. Tip-off will be at 7:30 PM.

    Admirals are back on winning track - Feb 20, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The Lake Michigan Admirals got back on track with a 140-112 victory of the Michiana Monarchs of South Bend. Thanks to this win, Admirals are now 8-5 and have qualified for the playoffs. Five players scored over 20 points, including Gordon Chase (6'2''-F-86, college: Georgetown, KY) who led all scores with 31pts and 13 rebounds. Steven Strong (6'3''-G-84) added 24 pts, Odgra Bobo (6'6''-F-85, college: Oakland CC) 23 and Brandon Ball (5'11''-G-86, college: Michigan Tech) 22 at the winning side. Associate Pastor Corey Kugle brought 120+ fans from The Chapel to see him play in his very first professional basketball game. 'I was so amazed at the speed of the game and I had a blast. The Admirals have brought so much to southwest Michigan and everyone in the community is better for it,' stated Pastor Corey. The Knezic family, members at The Chapel, have been through so much with their son Noah, who has gone through many operations and trips to Baltimore, MD. 'Tonight was a blessing to be able to help raise money to offset some of their expenses as they go through these tough times'' stated Chris Glisson. The Admirals next game is Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm at Michigan Lutheran against the Monarchs.
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    North Dallas Vandals defeat Dallas Impact 113-98 - Feb 20, 2011 (by Tyler Gatlin)
    The North Dallas Vandals outscored the Dallas Impact 70-48 in the second half and secured their 11th win this season. The Vandals were led by ABA All-Star Devon Pearson (6'6''-F-84, agency: Farris Sports, college: SMU), who scored 30pts on 10-20 shooting. Four other Vandals scored in double figures. Dallas Impact forward Tommy Moffitt (6'5''-F-86) broke out with 41pts and 12 rebounds, but the shorthanded Impact could not keep pace with their cross-town rivals.

    Last weekend game results - Feb 21, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The Las Vegas Aces got back in the win ways with a 155-111 victory vs the Gymrats. The Aces had six players in double digit scoring and all of the Aces players scored. Wink Adams (6'0''-G-85, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: UNLV) was leading scorer for Las Vegas with 30 points, Stanley Gill (6'7''-F-84, college: W.Alabama) added 23pts and 8rebs, Michael Johnson (6'0''-G-76, college: Oklahoma) 22points and 5 assists, Dane Cruz (5'10''-G-86, college: Doane) 18 points and 6asst. The Gymrats were led by Jun Iwasa (6'2''-G-80), who was the game top scorer at 33 points, Kenny Barnes (6'7''-F-82, college: USF) with 25 pts and Robbie Banks (6'11''-F/C-78, college: Cal.St.-San Bernar.) with 16 points.
    The Lake Michigan Admirals got another easy win on Sunday night at Michigan Lutheran High School, by defeating Michiana Monarchs exhibition team in front of an estimated 600 fans. Gordon Chase (6'2''-F-86, college: Georgetown, KY) ended up with a double double with 31 points and 16 rebounds. Odgra Bobo (6'6''-F-85, college: Oakland CC) added 21pts, Brandon Ball (5'11''-G-86, college: Michigan Tech) had a double double he too, with 16 points and 10 assists. Will Wright (6'6''-F, college: Frank Phillips JC) had 22 points for the Monarchs respectively. The Admirals are now 9-5

    SETX Mavericks stil leading the ABA Power Rankings - Feb 21, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The American Basketball Association has just released its Power Rankings for week #16 of the regular season and once again, the defending ABA Champion SETX Mavericks are ranked #1 with its 22-1 record over two undefeated teams, the Jacksonville Giants (19-0) and the Colorado Kings (17-0). 'The playoffs begin in about two weeks,' stated Joe Newman , ABA CEO. 'And it is inevitable that these teams along with powerhouses East Kentucky Energy and 7 City Knights will be meeting on their way to the 2011 championship. And I wouldn't be surprised at some upsets too as we do have some great teams in the ABA.' The rankings:

    1. SETX Mavericks (22-1)
    2. Jacksonville Giants (19-0)
    3. Colorado Kings (17-0)
    4. East Kentucky Energy (16-1)
    5. 7 City Knights (15-2)
    6. Seattle Mountaineers (13-1)
    7. San Diego Sol (14-3)
    8. Chicago Steam (13-3)
    9. Texas Fuel (15-4)
    10. East Bay Pitbulls (14-5)
    11. Columbus Riverballers (11-2)
    12. Las Vegas Aces (9-1)
    13. Lake Michigan Admirals (9-4)
    14. Savannah Storm (10-6)
    15. Bay Area Matrix (13-7)
    16. North Dallas Vandals (11-6)
    17. Indiana Diesels (8-4)
    18. Oklahoma Stallions (8-5)
    19. St. Louis Pioneers (8-3)
    20. Heartland Prowl (8-3)
    21. California Seakings (8-7)
    22. West Texas Whirlwind (8-6)
    23. Los Angeles Slam (8-6)
    24. Gulf Coast Flash (7-4)

    'The playoff format this season will include about 35 teams this season,' added Newman, 'including teams that are not ranked in the Top 24. The playoffs will begin March 5th with five opening round tournaments. The top 5 teams will receive a bye in the first round. The Power Rankings will play a significant part in the pairings.'
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    ABA All-Star Game team rosters - Feb 21, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    Thanks to San Diego Surf GM Ross Kurland , Usbasket.com is now able to release the compelte team rosters of the upcoming ABA 2011 All-Star Game, scheduled for Saturday, February 26th, with the action taking place at the Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. The rosters are as follows:

    All-East Team
    East:
    Anthony Jackson (5'6''-G-85) of Columbus Riverballlers
    Ramar Smith (6'3''-G-87) of Georgia Gwizzlies
    Daniel Price (6'3''-G-82) of East Kentucky Energy
    Jaleel Nelson (6'5''-G-87) of Seven Cities Knights
    Andre Muse (6'5''-G-86) of Chicago Steam
    Ed Horton (6'4''-G-85) of Jacksonville Giants
    Odgra Bobo (6'6''-F-85) of Lake Michigan Admirals
    Sherard Reddick (6'8''-F) of Savannah Seahawks
    Kayode Ayeni (6'5''-F-8 of Jersey Express
    Aaron Hogg (6'6''-F/G-81) of Indiana Diesel
    J.R. Vanhoose (6'10''-F/C-79) of East Kentucky Energy
    Jermaine Bell (6'11''-F/C-84) of Jacksonville Giants


    All-West Team
    West:

    Richie Williams (5'10''-G-87) of San Diego Sol
    Mario Kinsey (6'2''-G-82) of Oklahoma Stallions
    Marlo Saunders (6'5''-F-84) of West Texas Whirlwinds
    Jordan Boreman (6'2''-G-80) of East Bay Pitbulls
    Lou Kelly (6'5''-G/F-79) of Las Vegas Aces
    Michael Dyson (6'6''-C-87) of Modesto Hawks
    Rashaad Powell (6'6''-G-81) of West Coast Hotshots
    Devon Pearson (6'6''-F-84) of North Dallas Vandals
    Freeman Taylor (6'6''-F-81) of Gulf Coast Flash
    Gene Shipley (6'9''-C-79) of The San Diego Surf
    Lamar Wright (6'10''-C-7 of Texas Fuel
    Rasean Dickey (6'10''-F/C-85) of Colorado Kings

    Mavericks beat Fresh - Feb 23, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The Southeast Texas Mavericks defeated the North Texas Fresh on tuesday night, 131-74 at their NJEC Arena in Winnie, TX. Rookie sensation P.J. Couisnard (6'4''-G/F-84, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services, college: Wichita St.) and point guard Myles Thrash (6'0''-G-77, college: Stillman) got the Mavericks going early by jumping out on the Fresh 5-0. The Fresh battled back to take a 6-5 lead when Roy Whitley hit a Jumper at the 7:56 mark in the first quarter. SETX went on an 8-0 run to take control of the first period. The Mavs led 25-20 after one period of play. The second period belonged to the Mavericks as super sub Desmond Cambridge (6'0''-G-79, college: Alabama A&M) came off the Mavericks bench to heat up the Mavericks famed Defense! SETX led at halftime 59-37.
    In the second half it was all Mavericks. Everyone got involved as SETX took total control of the game as the Mavericks went on to win by 57 points. P.J. Couisnard led six Mavericks in double figure scoring with 24 points. Jon Rogers (6'9''-F/C-84, college: Valdosta St.) and Odell Bradley (6'4''-F/G-81, agency: Tank Sports, college: IUPUI) each put in 16 points. Myles Thrash added 13 points. A'Daeron Duncan (6'5''-F-87, college: N.Kentucky) led North Texas with 22 points. Roy Whitley added 20 points. Tobias 'TJ' Gibson (6'5''-F) chipped in 17 points.

    The Mavericks will be back in action at home Thursday night vs the Dallas Stars. Tip-off will be at 7:30 PM.

    SETX Mavericks to host ABA Final Four - Feb 26, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The American Basketball Association announced that the #1 ranked Southeast Texas Mavericks will host this season's ABA Championship Final Four at Nutty Jerry's Entertainment Center (NJEC) in Winnie, Texas on March 23-29.
    Nutty Jerry's is a newly constructed facility that has hosted some of the top shows and events in the southeast Texas since it opened in September of 2010. The arena is owned by SEXT Mavericks owner Jerry Nelson who has been an owner in the ABA since the 2008-2009 season. His teams have dominated the ABA during that time frame compiling an amazing 78-7 record, winnuing 3 Division Championships and winning the 2009-10 National Championship.

    This season's ABA championship format will be a double elimination format involving the Final Four teams in the ABA, two from the west and two from the east. 36 teams are playing in the qualifying rounds to determine which teams will be playing in Winnie, Texas. The Southeast Texas Mavericks (west) and the Jacksonville Giants (east) have byes into the Final Four as a result of their records during the regular season. The Championship Finals will be highlighted with a 3-game series between the final two teams to decide the 2010-11 ABA Champion. 'We're very excited to be hosting this year's ABA Championship Finals,' stated Nelson. 'There are some very strong teams in the ABA and we know that the competition for the championship will be very intense. I really wish we had twice the number of seats available because the quality of basketball and the competition will be tremendous. I would really suggest that fans get their seats early as we anticiipate a great demand for tickets and sold out games everyday.'

    Sanders last secon tip-in lifts Mavericks over Stars - Feb 26, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The #1 ranked SETX Mavericks defeated the Dallas Stars thursday night on a tip-in by veteran power forward Alex Sanders (6'7''-F/C-75, college: Louisville) with 4.2 seconds to play at the NJEC Arena. With 13.8 seconds remaining center Marcellus Wright (6'9''-F/C-68, college: Akron) converted to tie the score at 108. SETX chose not to call a timeout. Instead Mavericks coach Steve Tucker instructed point guard Myles Thrash (6'0''-G-77, college: Stillman) to attack the basket. Thrash did just that and put up a short jump shot in the lane area. Sanders came in to tip the ball in as it was coming off the front of the rim. Dallas had no timeouts, so they were forced to inbound the ball and go full-court to score. Donald Harris (6'5''-F-76, college: Texas Arlington)' last second desperation shot went wide left and the Mavericks had their 32nd straight home victory.
    'This was by far the most talented team that we have played here in three years! They played us tough and it was a very beneficial game that will help prepare us for big games coming up later this season' stated Coach Tucker. DeSean White (6'8''-F-86, college: Northwood Fl.) led SETX with 19 points. Thrash scored 18 points. Brandon Davis (6'7''-F/C, college: S.Alabama) and Odell Bradley (6'4''-F/G-81, agency: Tank Sports, college: IUPUI) each put in 13 points each. Former Maverick Donald Harris scored a game high 29 points. Andre Johnson put in 22 points. Tommy Moffitt (6'5''-F-86, college: Texas Arlington) and Donny Calton (6'7''-F-81, college: Auburn) chipped in 12 and 11 points respectively.
    The Mavericks will be back in action tonight in Oklahoma City, OK vs the Oklahoma Stallions. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 PM.
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    East wins ABA All-Star Game - Ayeni named MVP - Feb 28, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    (courtesy of Jeff Elliott, http://jacksonville.com ) It took three hours to complete the first American Basketball Association All-Star Game held in Jacksonville, and it still came down to the final second to decide the outcome. West guard Devon Pearson (6'6''-F-84, college: SMU) (North Dallas Vandals) missed his first free-throw attempt and surprisingly made the second one with one second remaining, leaving the visiting West team a point short as the all stars from the East team prevailed by a 123-122 score Saturday afternoon in front of an enthusiastic announced crowd of 4,488 at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The game featured the 12 top players from teams west of the Mississippi River against a dozen players from ABA teams from the East. The latter group included the Jacksonville Giants, who were represented by center Jermaine Bell (6'11''-F/C-84, college: Indian Hills CC) and Ed Horton (6'4''-G-85, college: Murray St.)..
    Like any typical all-star game, individual play trumped the team concept. The West team managed 11-of-29 shots from 3-point range for 37.9 percent, and the East team needed 40 attempts from beyond the arc to make nine baskets, a meager 22.5 percent. But the East got its most important 3-pointer when it needed it the most. Kayode Ayeni (6'5''-F-88, college: St.Francis, NY) (Jersey Express) drilled one from 24 feet out with 45 seconds left to forge a 120-120 tie.

    The West missed a chance to regain the lead and the East's Anthony Jackson (5'6''-G-85) (Columbus Riverballers) was fouled seconds later. He converted a pair of free throws with 22 seconds left to push the East in front 122-120. West guard Richie Williams (5'10''-G-87, college: San Diego St.) (San Diego Sol) was fouled with six seconds left but missed a chance to tie the game by making just 1 of 2. Ayeni duplicated that with four seconds left in the game to push the East back to a two-point lead, but Pearson missed a chance to send the game to overtime when he clanked the first attempt off the back of the rim.
    'I didn't have to do much coaching in that first half as a lot of guys were out there exposing their talent,' said East and Jacksonville Giants coach Kevin Waters . 'But then in the fourth quarter, things got a little tight. We wanted to come out with a win, so I started doing some coaching there to help our guys. This was a good game for the players and the fans who came out to see it. Any time the game goes down to the final second, it's a good game for the fans.'

    Ayeni, who played at St. Francis College in New York, was selected as the game's MVP. He said it was a perfect ending to his first-ever all-star game. 'I've been excited to be here ever since I stepped off the plane from New York where it was in the 30s and it was close to 80 here,' said Ayeni, a forward for New Jersey who finished with a game-high 25 points. 'I can't put into words my feelings right now. I've never played in an all-star game and I never thought I would reach this level a couple years ago. Now I'm looking to take it one more level [the NBA]'.

    The game left a favorable impression on ABA president Dick Packer . He praised the work of Giants owner Ron Sholes and the team staff for their administration of the game 'Jacksonville took a big challenge here and performed great. I can't say anything but nice things about their staff and the way they performed here,' Packer said. 'For a team that is new to our league, for them to jump up and do what they did, that's an impressive showing.'

    Mavericks saddle Stallions on the road - Feb 28, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    Just after the All-Star Game, the Southeast Texas Mavericks defeated the Oklahoma Stallions, 123-90 saturday night in Oklahoma City. The Mavericks came out fast and took control of the game early. The very athletic Stallions battled, but the Mavericks were just too big and had too much depth for the Stallions to sustain a winning effort over the course of an entire game.

    SETX continued its balanced attack as seven Mavericks scored in double figures. Odell Bradley (6'4''-F/G-81, agency: Tank Sports, college: IUPUI) led the way with 25 points. Brandon Davis (6'7''-F/C, college: S.Alabama) followed up with 12 points. Desmond Cambridge (6'0''-G-79, college: Alabama A&M), P.J. Couisnard (6'4''-G/F-84, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services, college: Wichita St.), Hollis Giles (6'3''-G, college: Georgetown, KY), and Jon Rogers (6'9''-F/C-84, college: Valdosta St.) all put in 11 points. Andre Valentine (6'5''-F-78, college: Connors State JC) led the Stallions with 22 points. Steven Dunn put in 20 points. Marchello Vealy (6'8''-F-86, college: ORU) scored 19 points respectively.
    The Mavericks will be back in action tomorrow night as they will host the Arlington Bulldogs at the NJEC Arena in Winnie, TX. Tip-off will be at 7:30 PM.

    Admirals defeat Detroit - Feb 28, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The Lake Michigan Admirals beat the Detroit Hoops, 143-111 sunday night at Benton Harbor High School in front of approximately 900 fans.
    What was amazing about the game Sunday night was that all nine players that played were in double figures including Gordon Chase (6'5''-F-86, college: Georgetown, KY) with a game high 25pts. 'The players are really gelling with one another and we are starting to come together right in time for the playoffs,' stated Coach Che Eddie . Steven Strong (6'3''-G-84) scored 19 pts and Allen White (6'3''-G-84, college: Huntingdon) 17. Odgra Bobo (6'6''-F-85, college: Oakland CC) played in the All-Star game on Saturday and flew back on an earlier flight Sunday morning just so he could contribute to the team. Bobo arrived at halftime and came in halfway through the 3rd quarter and ignited the crowd with monterous dunks and fast breaking action. Bobo scored 16pts., 4reb, 5 assists, and 2 steals in a quarter and a half. Now that's an All-Star.

    Next game in on March 2nd at Eau Claire High School against the Benton Harbor All-Stars. Next Saturday the playoffs are being held at Bangor High School starting at 5pm with Jersey Express vs. Indiana Diesels and 7pm Admirals vs. Hoops. The winner of these two games play on Sunday at 3:00pm at Bangor High School.
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    Mavericks at the top of Power Rankings, again - Mar 1, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    'A showdown looms as the top two ABA teams get set for the ABA Championship Final Four that begins in Winnie, Texas later this month. Both the Southeast Texas Mavericks, again the #1 team and the Jacksonville Giants, a close #2 have byes into the Final Four,' stated Joe Newman , ABA CEO. 'But there are quite a few other very strong teams that will have a say as to who wins the Championship.' The tournament starts this weekend and we'll see how the Power Rankings hold as two additional teams vie for the coveted positions in the Final Four.
    The Power Rankings are now as follows:

    1. SETX Mavericks (26-1)
    2. Jacksonvillee Giants (23-0)
    3. Colorado Kings (17-0)
    4. East Kentucky Energy (16-1)
    5. 7 City Knights (16-2)
    6. Seattle Mountaineers (14-1)
    7. San Diego Sol (15-3)
    8. Chicago Steam (13-3)
    9. Texas Fuel (15-4)
    10. East Bay Pitbulls (14-5)
    11. Columbus Riverballers (11-3)
    12. Lake Michigan Admirals (10-4)
    13. Savannah Storm (11-6)
    14. North Dallas Vandals (12-6)
    15. Bay Area Matrix (13-7)
    16. Gulf Coast Flash (8-4)
    17. St. Louis Pioneers (8-3)
    18. Oklahoma Stallions (8-6)
    19. Heartland Prowl (8-3)
    20. California Seakings (8-7)
    21. Jersey Express (8-6)
    22. Los Angeles Slam (8-6)
    23. Modesto Hawks (9-9)
    24. West Virginia Blazers (8-

    ABA Playoff scheduled - Mar 1, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The upcoming weekend of March 5 and 6 will start the 2010-11 ABA playoff. As you know, both the SETX Mavericks (west) and Jacksonville Giants (east) have byes into the Final Four which will be played at the home of the SETX Mavericks in Winnie, Texas. In the first round, the league officials decided to hold mini-tournaments involving many teams in the following cities, as listed down:

    NORTH CENTRAL - at Lake Michigan Chris Glisson, Coordinator
    Lake Michigan Admirals
    St. Louis Pioneers
    Jersey Express*
    West Virginia Blazers
    Indiana Diesel
    *Note. Jersey Express will be in China - and will play the following week the winner before the game in Chicago.

    Winner will play Chicago Steam in Chicago

    SOUTHEAST - at Savannah Storm Anthony Dooley/Dick Packer, Coordinators
    Savannah Storm
    Heartland Prowl
    Georgia Gwizzlies
    Fayetteville Flight
    Columbus Riverballers
    Gulf Coast Flash

    Winner will play 7-City Knights at 7-City (Williamsburg, VA)

    Winner of the game in either Chicago/Williamsburg will play EAST KENTUCKY for the 2nd east slot in the Final Four.

    SOUTWEST - at North Dallas Cleveland Phelps, Coordinator
    North Dallas Vandals
    Dallas Impact
    Houston Red Storm
    West Texas Whirlwinds*
    North Texas Fresh
    Texas Fuel
    Oklahoma Stallions
    *Note: West Texas Whirlwinds will not compete in this as they are going to China.

    Winner will play Colorado Kings at Denver Colorado

    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - at San Diego Don Sanchez, Coordinator
    San Diego Surf
    San Diego Sol
    Los Angeles Slam
    Las Vegas Aces
    Mid Valley Titans

    Winner will play winner of NoCal Division at higher seed.

    NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - at Bay Area (to be determined) Damone Hale, Coordinator
    California Seakings
    San Francisco Rumble
    Sacramento Heatwave
    East Bay Pitbulls
    Modesto Hawks
    Bay Area Matrix
    *Seattle Mountaineers will not compete in this as they are going to China.

    Winner will play winner of No Cal playoffs.

    The winner of the SoCal/NoCal game will play the winner of the game in Denver for the 2nd west slot in the Final Four. The game will be at the home of the higher seed.
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    Erick Barkley Makes His Return to the Court with Quebec Kebs of Premier Basketball League - Feb 14, 2011 (by Surujh Roopnarine)
    Former NBA First Round Draft Pick Erick Barkley (6'1''-G-78, college: St.John's) made his return to the professional ranks this past week with the Quebec Kebs of the Premier Basketball League (PBL). The 28th selection of the first round of the 2000 NBA Draft by Portland was activated for the Kebs game against rival Halifax Rainmen, which they lost 94-102 in overtime. Barkley joined the Kebs in December, but had not suited up until this past weekend, rounding himself back into game condition and assisting Head Coach Rob Spon after not playing since the 08-09 season in Poland. The 32-year old former St. Johns star point guard appeared in 25 games with Banks BPS Basket Kwidzyn that season, averaging 11.8 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.9 steals while shooting 42.2% from the field. Barkleys NBA career never panned out after two uneventful seasons in Portland. In 27 career NBA games he averaged 2.9 points and 1.5 assists. Besides Poland, Barkely has experience playing in several European countries as well as stints in the CBA and NBA D-League domestically. He reached the D-League Finals during the 2003-04 season with the Huntsville Flight, averaging 12.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 42 games.
    In his season debut in Halifax last week, Barkley went scoreless in 18 minutes, finishing 0-3 from the field while handing out one assist.

    Rainmen welcome Kenneth Cooper - Feb 18, 2011 (by Eurobasket News)
    The Halifax Rainmen are pleased to announce the arrival of 6-foot-10, 260-pound centre, Kenneth Cooper (6'10''-C-87, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: UAB). Cooper played for Oklahoma State University during the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 seasons, and then moved on play for Louisiana Tech and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    After college, Cooper played professionally in Portugal, where he was a starting five player.
    'Kenneth gives us a player who has a bigger post presence, can make the mid-range jumpshot, and can help secure the ability to rebound the basketball,' said Head Coach Mike Evans. Cooper will join the team for their weekend road game in Rochester, and will make his Metro Centre debut on Saturday, March 5 against the Quebec Kebs.

    Tickets for the March 5 game can be purchased at any Ticket Atlantic location or at the Metro Centre Box Office. For group rate inquiries, please visit www.rainmenbasketball.ca.
    Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

    Round 11: Halifax Rainmen is defeated by Saint John Mill Rats - Feb 18, 2011 (by Eurobasket News)
    The game between second ranked Halifax Rainmen (7-3) and fourth ranked Saint John Mill Rats (5-4) was the most important one in the last round on Friday night. Halifax Rainmen was defeated by Saint John Mill Rats in a tough game in Halifax 78-83. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Halifax Rainmen. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-78. Saint John Mill Rats made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for guard Dwuan Rice (5'11''-G, college: CSU Bakersfield) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Ross DeMasi (203-86, college: SW Minnesota St.) helped adding 14 points and 10 rebounds. American forward Joshua Dollard (203-86, college: USC Aiken) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds. Saint John Mill Rats have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 5-4 record. Halifax Rainmen at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. Saint John Mill Rats will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Halifax Rainmen will play on the road against Rochester RazorSharks and is hoping to win this game.
    PBL top team - Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry (9-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eighth ranked Dayton Air Strikers (2-9) in Kettering 118-98. It was a quality performance for guard Brandon Dean (188-79, college: Arkansas) who led the winners and scored 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. DeAnthony Bowden accounted for 19 points. Swingman Kenny Langhorne (196-81, college: S.Arkansas, agency: ProSportsCareers) came up with 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Dayton Air Strikers in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry maintains first place with 9-1 record. Dayton Air Strikers lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry will play against Kentucky Stallions (#5) in Lexington in the next round. Dayton Air Strikers will have a break next round.
    The game in Kettering supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Saint John Mill Rats (5-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Dayton Air Strikers (2-9). Saint John Mill Rats did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 119-99 on Wednesday. The best player for the winners was Stanley Ocitti who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds. Philip Mickey Perry produced 20 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) for the hosts. Dayton Air Strikers' coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Saint John Mill Rats have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 5-4 record. Dayton Air Strikers lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
    The game in Rochester was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Kentucky Stallions (4-7) played at the court of seventh ranked Rochester RazorSharks (3-6). Rochester RazorSharks managed to secure a 4-point victory 103-99. Sammy Monroe orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Rochester RazorSharks moved-up to sixth place. Kentucky Stallions lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with seven games lost. Rochester RazorSharks' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Halifax Rainmen at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kentucky Stallions will play against the league's leader Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry.


    Dayton A. - Lawton Ft.SC 98-118

    PBL top team - Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry (9-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eighth ranked Dayton Air Strikers (2-9) in Kettering 118-98. The game was mostly controlled by Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry. Dayton Air Strikers was better in third quarter 26-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. It was a quality performance for guard Brandon Dean (188-79, college: Arkansas) who led the winners and scored 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Guard DeAnthony Bowden (186-80, college: Creighton) accounted for 19 points for the winning side. Swingman Kenny Langhorne (196-81, college: S.Arkansas, agency: ProSportsCareers) came up with 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Everett Spencer (198-85, college: S.Carolina St.) added 19 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Dayton Air Strikers in the defeat. Five Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry and four Dayton Air Strikers players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry maintains first place with 9-1 record. Dayton Air Strikers lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry will play against Kentucky Stallions (#5) in Lexington in the next round. Dayton Air Strikers will have a break next round.
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    Lawton Ft.SC: D.Bowden 19+3reb+3ast, B.Dean 18+8reb+6ast, E.Smith 14+4reb+3ast, J.Blackburn 14+3reb+1ast, S.Daniels 13+5reb+1ast, J.Davis 11+7reb+1ast
    Dayton A.: K.Langhorne 23+6reb+4ast, E.Spencer 19+5reb+3ast, Q.Milum 16+7reb+1ast, B.Hassell 11+7reb+2ast, P.Mickey Perry 6+2reb+2ast, T.Sowell 6+8reb+1ast
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    Dayton A. - Saint John M.R. 99-119

    The game in Kettering supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Saint John Mill Rats (5-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Dayton Air Strikers (2-9). Saint John Mill Rats did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 119-99 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Saint John Mill Rats. Dayton Air Strikers managed to win fourth quarter 35-28. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Dayton Air Strikers 53-42 including 39 on the defensive glass. Saint John Mill Rats looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The best player for the winners was Dutch-American power forward Stanley Ocitti (203-80, college: Binghamton) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds. Guard Terry Martin (198-87, college: LSU) chipped in 20 points and 5 assists. Guard Philip Mickey Perry (188, college: Dayton) produced 20 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) and guard Tayloe Taylor (191-86, college: Livingstone) added 18 points and 6 assists respectively for the hosts. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Dayton Air Strikers' coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Saint John Mill Rats have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 5-4 record. Dayton Air Strikers lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
    Top scorers:
    Saint John M.R.: T.Martin 20+4reb+5ast, J.Ferguson 19+8reb+1ast, M.Egerson 18+6reb+4ast, S.Ocitti 17+14reb, A.Anderson 14+4reb+3ast, S.DeLuca 11+4reb+2ast
    Dayton A.: P.Philip Mickey 20+6reb+3ast, P.Mickey Perry 19+3reb+2ast, T.Taylor 18+4reb+6ast, T.Sowell 14+10reb, E.Spencer 11+4reb+5ast, D.Grifin 7+6reb

    Halifax R. - Saint John M.R. 78-83

    The game between second ranked Halifax Rainmen (7-3) and fourth ranked Saint John Mill Rats (5-4) was the most important one in the last round on Friday night. Halifax Rainmen was defeated by Saint John Mill Rats in a tough game in Halifax 78-83. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Halifax Rainmen. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-78. Saint John Mill Rats made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for guard Dwuan Rice (180, college: CSU Bakersfield) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Ross DeMasi (203-86, college: SW Minnesota St.) helped adding 14 points and 10 rebounds. Four Saint John Mill Rats players scored in double figures. American forward Joshua Dollard (203-86, college: USC Aiken) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import guard Mike Mercer (193-86, college: S.Florida) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Saint John Mill Rats have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 5-4 record. Halifax Rainmen at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. Saint John Mill Rats will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Halifax Rainmen will play on the road against Rochester RazorSharks and is hoping to win this game.
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    Saint John M.R.: D.Rice 23+8reb+5ast, M.Egerson 15+6reb+2ast, R.DeMasi 14+10reb+1ast, A.Anderson 11+4reb+5ast, T.Martin 9+3reb+3ast, R.Diggs 4+4reb
    Halifax R.: J.Dollard 14+12reb+2ast, M.Mercer 12+6reb+2ast, E.Crookshank 9+9reb, T.Brown 9+1reb+6ast, K.Jones 9+3reb+2ast, M.Brown 8+6reb+4ast
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    Rochester R. - Kentucky S. 103-99

    The game in Rochester was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Kentucky Stallions (4-7) played at the court of seventh ranked Rochester RazorSharks (3-6). Rochester RazorSharks managed to secure a 4-point victory 103-99. The hosts were ahead by 5 points but lost the second period ending it with a 9-point deficit before their 31-18 run, which allowed them to win the game. Rochester RazorSharks forced 32 Kentucky Stallions turnovers. Strangely Kentucky Stallions outrebounded Rochester RazorSharks 54-32 including a 39-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. 35 personal fouls committed by Kentucky Stallions helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry, agency: Prossin Sports Management) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 5 rebounds. Power forward Eric Walton (204-79, college: San Jose St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Monroe is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Guard Justin Taylor (191-85, college: Georgetown, KY) answered with 20 points and 9 rebounds and forward Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St.) added 18 points and 10 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) in the effort for Kentucky Stallions. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Rochester RazorSharks moved-up to sixth place. Kentucky Stallions lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with seven games lost. Rochester RazorSharks' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Halifax Rainmen at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kentucky Stallions will play against the league's leader Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry.
    Top scorers:
    Rochester R.: S.Monroe 22+5reb+2ast, M.Williams 14+6reb, J.Crouch 14+1reb+3ast, E.Walton 13+10reb+2ast, M.Council 12+1reb+2ast, F.Durr 12+2reb
    Kentucky S.: J.Taylor 20+9reb+1ast, K.Jones 18+10reb+1ast, G.Baker 13+2reb+5ast, D.Guions 11+6reb+2ast, J.McLeish 10+4reb, B.Harris 10+4reb
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    Rice number one in PBL for round 11 - Feb 18, 2011 (by Eurobasket News)
    Guard Dwuan Rice (180-G) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Saint John M.R., receiving a Usbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
    The -year old player was the main contributor (23 points, eight rebounds and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Halifax R. (#2, 7-3) 83-78. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Saint John M.R. maintains the 4th position in PBL PBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Saint John M.R. will need more victories to improve their 5-4 record. Rice just recently signed at Saint John M.R. and just after two games he already turned to be a very valuable addition to the team. Former Cal State - Bakersfield star has very solid stats this year. Rice is league's best passer with 5.5apg. Rice

    The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old Sammy Monroe (198-F-85, agency: Prossin Sports Management) of Rochester R.. Monroe had a very good evening with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. It was enough for Rochester R. to edge slightly higher-ranked Kentucky S. (#5, 4-7) 103-99. This victory allowed Rochester R. to move up to 6th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-6 record. Monroe is one of the most experienced players at Rochester R. and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. Former Newberry College star Monroe is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market.

    Third on the list of top players last round was another Saint John M.R.'s star - Dutch forward Stanley Ocitti (203-F/C-80). Ocitti scored 17 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Saint John M.R., helping his team with a 119-99 easy win against the lower-ranked Dayton A. (#8, 2-9). Saint John M.R. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 5 victories and 4 lost games. Ocitti has a very solid season. In 7 games in PBL he scored 6.9ppg. He also has 6.7rpg and 1.3bpg.

    Other top performing players last week:
    4. Kenny Jones (198-F-84) of Kentucky S. - 18 points and 10 rebounds
    5. Terry Martin (198-G-87) of Saint John M.R. - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
    6. Everett Spencer (198-G/F-85) of Dayton A. - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
    7. DeAnthony Bowden (186-G-80) of Lawton Ft.SC - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
    8. Brandon Dean (188-G-79) of Lawton Ft.SC - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
    9. Kenny Langhorne (196-F/G-81) of Dayton A. - 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
    10. Todd Sowell (201-F-86) of Dayton A. - 14 points and 10 rebounds

    The Player of the week is choosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
    The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
    The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)

    Round 12: Kentucky Stallions edge Dayton Air Strikers by three points - Feb 21, 2011 (by Eurobasket News)
    The most exciting game of round 12 in the PBL took place in Lexington. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 8th ranked Dayton Air Strikers (2-10) to sixth ranked Kentucky Stallions (5- 115-112 on Sunday evening. The hosts trailed by 14 points after first quarter, but they rallied back getting tie in the second period and winning the second half and won the game by 3 points. Kentucky Stallions forced 23 Dayton Air Strikers turnovers. 39 personal fouls committed by Dayton Air Strikers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was guard Demetrius Guions (196-86, college: Georgetown, KY) who had a double-double by scoring 12 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St.) chipped in 22 points and 7 rebounds. Kentucky Stallions' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Philip Mickey Perry (188, college: Dayton) who recorded 39 points (!!!). Kentucky Stallions moved-up to fifth place. Dayton Air Strikers lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with ten games lost. Kentucky Stallions are again looking forward to face bottom-ranked Dayton Air Strikers (# in Kettering in the next round. Dayton Air Strikers will play on the road against the league's leader Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry and are hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
    Very important is a road loss of second ranked Halifax Rainmen (7-4) against sixth ranked Rochester RazorSharks (4-6) on Saturday night. Visiting Halifax Rainmen was defeated by Rochester RazorSharks in Rochester 102-88. It was a good game for power forward Eric Walton (204-79, college: San Jose St.) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Sammy Monroe contributed with 16 points and 5 assists for the winners. Rochester RazorSharks' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Tajuan Porter (168-88, college: Oregon) replied with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for Halifax Rainmen. Rochester RazorSharks maintains sixth position with 4-6 record. Halifax Rainmen at the other side keeps the second place with four games lost. They share the position with Quebec K.. Rochester RazorSharks will play against league's leader Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Halifax Rainmen will have a break next round.
    Leader Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry delivered the tenth victory on Thursday night. This time they beat 6th ranked Kentucky Stallions (5- 100-94 in Lexington. Worth to mention a quality performance of Elvin Mims who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 9 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Kenny Jones with 21 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry maintains first position with 10-1 record. Kentucky Stallions lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with eight games lost. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry will meet at home bottom-ranked Dayton Air Strikers (# in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Kentucky Stallions will play against Dayton Air Strikers in Kettering and hope to secure a win.



    Rochester R. - Halifax R. 102-88

    Very important is a road loss of second ranked Halifax Rainmen (7-4) against sixth ranked Rochester RazorSharks (4-6) on Saturday night. Visiting Halifax Rainmen was defeated by Rochester RazorSharks in Rochester 102-88. Halifax Rainmen was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Rochester RazorSharks brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. It was a good game for power forward Eric Walton (204-79, college: San Jose St.) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry, agency: Prossin Sports Management) contributed with 16 points and 5 assists for the winners. Monroe is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Rochester RazorSharks players scored in double figures. Rochester RazorSharks' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Tajuan Porter (168-88, college: Oregon) replied with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and his fellow American import forward Joshua Dollard (203-86, college: USC Aiken) added 18 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Halifax Rainmen. Rochester RazorSharks maintains sixth position with 4-6 record. Halifax Rainmen at the other side keeps the second place with four games lost. They share the position with Quebec K.. Rochester RazorSharks will play against league's leader Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Halifax Rainmen will have a break next round.
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    Halifax R.: J.Dollard 18+6reb, T.Porter 17+7reb+6ast, M.Brown 17+2reb+2ast, D.Ferguson 9+8reb+2ast, J.Jackson 8+4reb, K.Cooper 7+6reb
    Rochester R.: E.Walton 17+9reb+1ast, S.Monroe 16+3reb+5ast, J.Crouch 14+3reb+3ast, K.Friel 12+2ast, M.Williams 11+8reb+2ast, T.McCoy 10+3reb+1ast
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    Kentucky S. - Lawton Ft.SC 94-100

    Leader Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry delivered the tenth victory on Thursday night. This time they beat 6th ranked Kentucky Stallions (5- 100-94 in Lexington. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 27-25. But Kentucky Stallions won second period 25-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry won last quarter 20-16. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry forced 19 Kentucky Stallions turnovers. Worth to mention a quality performance of swingman Elvin Mims (196-79, college: S.Mississippi) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 9 rebounds and swingman Jermaine Blackburn (200-83, college: Boise St.) who added 19 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St.) with 21 points and 8 rebounds and guard Demetrius Guions (196-86, college: Georgetown, KY) scored 12 points and 9 rebounds. Five Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry and four Kentucky Stallions players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry maintains first position with 10-1 record. Kentucky Stallions lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with eight games lost. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry will meet at home bottom-ranked Dayton Air Strikers (# in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Kentucky Stallions will play against Dayton Air Strikers in Kettering and hope to secure a win.
    Top scorers:
    Kentucky S.: K.Jones 21+8reb+1ast, J.McLeish 15+2reb+2ast, B.Harris 13+6reb+1ast, D.Guions 12+9reb+2ast, R.Delk 10+3reb+2ast, R.Logan 8+8reb+2ast
    Lawton Ft.SC: J.Blackburn 19+3reb+1ast, E.Mims 18+9reb, B.Dean 13+3reb+1ast, R.Dyer 11+8reb, E.Smith 11+3reb+1ast, D.Bowden 11+3reb+3ast
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    Kentucky S. - Dayton A. 115-112

    The most exciting game of round 12 in the PBL took place in Lexington. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 8th ranked Dayton Air Strikers (2-10) to sixth ranked Kentucky Stallions (5- 115-112 on Sunday evening. The hosts trailed by 14 points after first quarter, but they rallied back getting tie in the second period and winning the second half and won the game by 3 points. Kentucky Stallions forced 23 Dayton Air Strikers turnovers. 39 personal fouls committed by Dayton Air Strikers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was guard Demetrius Guions (196-86, college: Georgetown, KY) who had a double-double by scoring 12 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St.) chipped in 22 points and 7 rebounds. Kentucky Stallions' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Philip Mickey Perry (188, college: Dayton) who recorded 39 points (!!!) and forward Quade Milum (201-86, college: Akron) added 16 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Five Kentucky Stallions and four Dayton Air Strikers players scored in double figures. Kentucky Stallions moved-up to fifth place. Dayton Air Strikers lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with ten games lost. Kentucky Stallions are again looking forward to face bottom-ranked Dayton Air Strikers (# in Kettering in the next round. Dayton Air Strikers will play on the road against the league's leader Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry and are hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
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    Dayton A.: P.Philip Mickey 39+4reb+3ast, Q.Milum 16+8reb, P.Mickey Perry 15+3reb+2ast, T.Taylor 10+5reb+5ast, E.Spencer 8+2reb+2ast, T.Sowell 7+8reb
    Kentucky S.: K.Jones 22+7reb, J.McLeish 16+2reb+2ast, B.Harris 16+8reb+1ast, D.Guions 12+13reb+4ast, J.Taylor 12+3reb, R.Delk 9+2reb+1ast
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    Orleans signs Tajuan Porter - Feb 21, 2011 (by Eurobasket News)
    Tajuan Porter (168-G-88, college: Oregon) is a new member of Orleans. The American point guard signed a deal for rest of the season. He started it with the Canadian team Halifax Rainmen. Porter appeared 11 times in PBL averaging 6.5 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists. This is first professional season for Porter, who graduated last year at the Oregon University. He shined with 13.1 ppg, 2.5 rpg and 2 apg for 28 games as a senior.
    Tajuan Porter was a member of the USA U19 National Team in 2007. He played 9 games for them at the FIBA World Championship registering 5.4 ppg and 1.2 apg. Americans reached the Finals, but they failed against the host Serbia. Orleans currently has 6-12 record in French ProA.

    Dayton Air Strikers add Antonio Meeking - Feb 22, 2011 (by Eurobasket News)
    Dayton Air Strikers announced signing of Antonio Meeking (6'8''-F-81, college: Louisiana Tech) for rest of the season. Meeking already made his debut in PBL scoring six points against Kentucky. Antonio Meeking arrived to Dayton from Mexican team Potros Itson, where he started this season. He joined them in November, but appeared only twice before they parted ways. He had 7 ppg and 5.5 rpg in Mexican LNBP. Season 2009/10, Meeking spent in Turkey. He played for the second division team Selcuk and was one their best players. For 28 games in the league Meeking had 14.8 ppg, 8.3 rpg and 1.8 apg. In the past, Meeking also played in Puerto Rico, D-League, Italy, Israel, Germany and Serbia. He is a product of the Louisiana Tech, where he graduated in 2003.

    Rainmen go big at point guard, gets Trayvon Lathan - Feb 22, 2011 (by Eurobasket News)
    The Halifax Rainmen gained almost a foot in height at the point guard position yesterday.
    Backup point guard Tajuan Porter (5'6''-G-88, college: Oregon), just five foot seven, left the team for a more lucrative pro contract in France, and the Rainmen replaced him with six-foot-six floor general Trayvon Lathan (6'7''-G-84, college: Chowan Univ.).

    Lathan finished third in International Basketball League scoring and rebounding last season with 26.3 points and 11.5 boards per game with the Los Angeles Lightning. He definitely gives us a lot of length, said owner Andre Levingston. He reminds me a lot of (ex-NBA players) Brian Shaw (six foot six) with a little bit of Penny Hardaway (six foot seven) with the athleticism. He can play, man.

    Porter came to the Rainmen with a reputation as a three-point shooter, but hit just 25.5 per cent of his team-high 47 attempts. He was averaging 6.5 points through 11 games.
    Lathan joined the Rainmen yesterday. Starting point guard Taliek Brown, meanwhile, is expected to return to practice tomorrow after missing most of last Saturdays game with a hamstring injury. Levingston said the injury is not as bad as we thought.

    The Rainmen, 6-4, visit the Saint John Mill Rats, 5-4, on Friday at 7 p.m.

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    Round 13: Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry beats Rochester RazorSharks in overtime - Feb 25, 2011 (by Eurobasket News)
    Sixth-ranked Rochester RazorSharks (4-7) made lots of trouble for first ranked Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry (12-1) on Monday. The visitors from Lawton managed to secure only four-point victory 102-98. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Rochester RazorSharks. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 29-22. But Rochester RazorSharks won second period 25-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Rochester RazorSharks used huge pressure winning it 16-16 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 15-18. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry made 25-of-33 free shots (75.8 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Rochester RazorSharks helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Eddie Smith (6'2''-G-83, college: Ill.-Springfield) fired 24 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Guard Shaun Fountain (180-78, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee, agency: Duran International) chipped in 20 points (made all of his seven free throws). Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry, agency: Prossin Sports Management) produced 19 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry have a solid series of four victories in a row. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry maintains first place with 12-1 record. Rochester RazorSharks at the other side keep the sixth position with seven games lost. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Rochester RazorSharks will play at home against Dayton Air Strikers (#7) in Kettering and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
    Important game to mention about took place in Kettering. Seventh ranked Dayton Air Strikers (3-11) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Kentucky Stallions (5-9) 86-83 on Tuesday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Everett Spencer (198-85, college: S.Carolina St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 11 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists. Philip Mickey Perry contributed with 16 points for the winners. Dayton Air Strikers' coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for Kentucky Stallions. Dayton Air Strikers maintains seventh place with 3-11 record. Kentucky Stallions at the other side keep the fifth position with nine games lost. Dayton Air Strikers will play against higher ranked Rochester RazorSharks (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kentucky Stallions will have a break next round.
    Leader Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry delivered the twelfth victory on Thursday night. This time they beat 7th ranked Dayton Air Strikers (3-11) 111-93. Brandon Dean stepped up and scored 26 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. At the losing side Quade Milum responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry have a solid series of four victories in a row. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry maintains first place with 12-1 record. Loser Dayton Air Strikers keep the seventh position with 11 games lost. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Dayton Air Strikers will play against Rochester RazorSharks (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.


    Rochester R. - Lawton Ft.SC 98-102 OT

    Sixth-ranked Rochester RazorSharks (4-7) made lots of trouble for first ranked Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry (12-1) on Monday. The visitors from Lawton managed to secure only four-point victory 102-98. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Rochester RazorSharks. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 29-22. But Rochester RazorSharks won second period 25-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Rochester RazorSharks used huge pressure winning it 16-16 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 15-18. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry made 25-of-33 free shots (75.8 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Rochester RazorSharks helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Eddie Smith (188-83, college: Ill.-Springfield) fired 24 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Guard Shaun Fountain (180-78, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee, agency: Duran International) chipped in 20 points (made all of his seven free throws). Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry, agency: Prossin Sports Management) produced 19 points and 6 rebounds and forward Mike Williams (201-85, college: Cincinnati) added 12 points and 15 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) respectively for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry have a solid series of four victories in a row. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry maintains first place with 12-1 record. Rochester RazorSharks at the other side keep the sixth position with seven games lost. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Rochester RazorSharks will play at home against Dayton Air Strikers (#7) in Kettering and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
    Top scorers:
    Lawton Ft.SC: E.Smith 24+5reb+3ast, S.Fountain 20+4reb+2ast, S.Daniels 14+6reb+4ast, E.Mims 14+9reb, D.Bowden 10+4reb+4ast, J.Blackburn 6+7reb
    Rochester R.: E.Walton 20+7reb, S.Monroe 19+6reb+2ast, K.Friel 17+2reb, T.McCoy 12+4reb+1ast, J.Crouch 12+5reb+4ast, M.Williams 12+15reb
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    Dayton A. - Kentucky S. 86-83

    Important game to mention about took place in Kettering. Seventh ranked Dayton Air Strikers (3-11) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Kentucky Stallions (5-9) 86-83 on Tuesday evening. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Kentucky Stallions won third quarter 25-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Dayton Air Strikers forced 20 Kentucky Stallions turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Everett Spencer (198-85, college: S.Carolina St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 11 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Philip Mickey Perry (188, college: Dayton) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Four Dayton Air Strikers players scored in double figures. Dayton Air Strikers' coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and guard Reginald Delk (193-86, college: Louisville) added 20 points in the effort for Kentucky Stallions. Dayton Air Strikers maintains seventh place with 3-11 record. Kentucky Stallions at the other side keep the fifth position with nine games lost. Dayton Air Strikers will play against higher ranked Rochester RazorSharks (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kentucky Stallions will have a break next round.
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    Dayton A.: P.Philip Mickey 16+2reb+3ast, P.Mickey Perry 11+3reb, Q.Milum 11+4reb+3ast, E.Spencer 11+15reb+5ast, T.Sowell 10+5reb, T.Taylor 8+4reb+3ast
    Kentucky S.: K.Jones 21+10reb+3ast, R.Delk 20+2reb+2ast, J.Taylor 14+6reb+2ast, D.Guions 9+8reb+4ast, B.Harris 6+9reb+1ast, G.Baker 5+1reb+3ast
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    Lawton Ft.SC - Dayton A. 111-93

    Leader Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry delivered the twelfth victory on Thursday night. This time they beat 7th ranked Dayton Air Strikers (3-11) 111-93. The game was mostly controlled by Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry. Dayton Air Strikers managed to win second period 28-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Guard Brandon Dean (188-79, college: Arkansas) stepped up and scored 26 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and guard Shaun Fountain (180-78, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee, agency: Duran International) chipped in 15 points and 7 assists. At the losing side forward Quade Milum (201-86, college: Akron) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and guard Philip Mickey Perry (188, college: Dayton) scored 21 points. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry have a solid series of four victories in a row. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry maintains first place with 12-1 record. Loser Dayton Air Strikers keep the seventh position with 11 games lost. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Dayton Air Strikers will play against Rochester RazorSharks (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
    Top scorers:
    Lawton Ft.SC: B.Dean 26+8reb+2ast, S.Fountain 15+3reb+7ast, J.Davis 15+8reb+1ast, E.Mims 14+7reb+3ast, E.Smith 11+2reb+4ast, J.Blackburn 11+5reb+3ast
    Dayton A.: P.Mickey Perry 21+1reb+2ast, Q.Milum 15+10reb+3ast, A.Meeking 11+5reb+1ast, T.Taylor 11+4reb+3ast, J.Rocket 10+8reb+2ast, T.Sowell 8+6reb

    Brandon Dean gets MVP of the Week award for PBL PBL - Feb 26, 2011 (by Eurobasket News)
    Experienced Brandon Dean (188-G-79) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader Lawton Ft.SC and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
    The 31-year old guard had the game-high 26 points adding eight rebounds and two assists for Lawton Ft.SC in his team's victory, helping them to crush Dayton A. (#7, 3-11) with 18-point margin 111-93. It allowed Lawton Ft.SC to consolidate first place in the PBL PBL. Lawton Ft.SC has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 12-1. In the team's last game Dean had a remarkable 80.0% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Brandon Dean averages this season 10.5ppg.

    The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old forward Kenny Jones (198-F-84) of Kentucky S.. Jones impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Kentucky S. was edged by slightly lower-ranked Dayton A. (#7, 3-11) 86-83. Kentucky S. managed to keep the same 5th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-9 record. Jones is one of the most experienced players at Kentucky S. and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.9ppg (#3). He also registered 7.9 boards per game.

    The third best performed player last round was another Lawton Ft.SC's star - Eddie Smith (188-G-83). Smith scored 24 points and grabbed five rebounds. He was another key player of Lawton Ft.SC, helping his team with a 102-98overtime win against the lower-ranked Rochester R. (#6, 4-7). Many experts and fans count Lawton Ft.SC as a contender for championship title. Another victory and another confirmation that they may be right. Just look at their record: 12 victories and only one lost games. They are currently at the very top of the standings. Smith has a very solid season. In 13 games in PBL he scored 13.8ppg.

    Other top performing players last week:
    4. Jamaal Davis (208-F-79) of Lawton Ft.SC - 15 points and 8 rebounds
    5. Quade Milum (201-F-86) of Dayton A. - 15 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
    6. Everett Spencer (198-G/F-85) of Dayton A. - 11 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists
    7. Sammy Monroe (198-F-85) of Rochester R. - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
    8. Shawn Daniels (200-C-79) of Lawton Ft.SC - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
    9. Elvin Mims (196-G/F-79) of Lawton Ft.SC - 14 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
    10. Shaun Fountain (180-G-7 of Lawton Ft.SC - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists

    The Player of the week is choosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
    The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
    The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3*(REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4*(2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3*(2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3*(3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)
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    Southeast Texas win 33rd straight at home! - Mar 2, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The #1 ranked Southeast Texas Mavericks (27-1) defeated the Arlington Bulldogs 153-97 at home at their Nutty Jerrys Entertainment Center (NJEC) on Tuesday to record their 33rd straight home victory. The Mavericks also won their 17th straight victory on the season.
    The Mavericks started slow and fell behind early 7-0 to the Bulldogs. After a time-out Hollis Giles (6'3''-G, college: Georgetown, KY) scored the Mavericks first basket and from there the Mavs started to climb out of the early hole they had dug for themselves. The first period remained close as Ralph Johnson (6'6''-F-82, college: Wiley) scored from both inside and outside to hold Arlington in the game. Long range gunner Dwight Coleman (6'8''-F-85, college: Dallas Baptist) hit two big 3 pointers to end the first period to give the Bulldogs the lead 23-22 after one period of play.
    The 2nd quarter belonged totally to the Mavericks as Odell Bradley (6'4''-F/G-81, agency: Tank Sports, college: IUPUI) came off the Mavs bench to ignite the Mavericks offense and defense. Desmond Cambridge (6'0''-G-79, college: Alabama A&M) assisted with the full-court pressure as the Mavericks pressure defense took over the game. The Mavs won the quarter 44-25 and went in the locker-room up at halftime 66-48.
    The 2nd half was all Mavericks: their defense was stifling as they never allowed the Bulldogs to get into any kind of offensive flow. The home team controlled the entire 2nd half and cruised to a 56 point victory 153-97.
    Bradley led seven Mavericks double figure scorers with 21 points. Alex Sanders (6'7''-F/C-75, college: Louisville) scored 19 points (17 in the first half) pulled down 11 rebounds, and dished out 5 assist. Brandon Davis (6'7''-F/C, college: S.Alabama) recorded a double/double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Currye Todd (6'4''-G-85, college: Lamar) and Cambridge each scored 15 points. Ralph Johnson scored a game high with 28 points and had a game high 14 rebounds. Coleman added 25 points and Antonio Odom (6'4''-G/F-85, college: Texas Coll.) chipped 21 points respectively.
    The Mavericks will host their Gulf Coast Division rival the Gulf Coast Flash on Thursday night. Tip-off will be at 7:30 PM.

    Mavericks win again - Mar 5, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The #1 Ranked Southeast Texas Mavericks defeated their arch rival and Gulf Coast Division foe the Gulf Coast Flash on Thursday night 119-98 at their NJEC Arena in Winnie, TX.
    The Mavericks won their 18th straight game of the season and their 34th straight game at home. The Mavericks have compiled an amazing 59-2 record at home over the past three seasons in the ABA.
    The Mavericks came out strong in the first quarter taking a 7-2 lead to start the game. Odell Bradley (6'4''-F/G-81, agency: Tank Sports, college: IUPUI) and P.J. Couisnard (6'4''-G/F-84, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services, college: Wichita St.) set the tone with their scoring and passing. Working inside and out and using post players Jon Rogers (6'9''-F/C-84, college: Valdosta St.) and Alex Sanders (6'7''-F/C-75, college: Louisville) the Mavs showcased their power game in the paint as they controlled the lane and the tempo in the first period of play. The first quarter ended 28-19 for the Mavs, who won the second one too, 32-28, taking a 60-47 lead into the locker-room at halftime.
    In the third quarter both teams play hard and well. Desmond Cambridge (6'0''-G-79, college: Alabama A&M) seemed to be everywhere and made play after play for the Mavericks, especially when it looked like Gulf Coast would cut into the Mavs lead. Each team would make runs, but it was the Mavericks spurted late in the quarter to take a 16 point lead into the fourth and final quarter of play. In the last period Cambridge continued his all over the court mastery as he would collect 7 steals for the game. SETX won the final quarter by five points (33-2 andtook the win.
    Cambridge and Bradley led the Mavericks with 22 points apiece. Couisnard scored 16 points and pulled down 7 rebounds. Brandon Davis (6'7''-F/C, college: S.Alabama) again had another double/double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Myles Thrash (6'0''-G-77, college: Stillman) scored 12 points as well on the night. Freeman Taylor (6'6''-F-81, college: Robert Morris), Luther Suggs (6'5''-F/G-87, college: Missis.Gulf Coast CC), and Jordan Payne (6'3''-G-85) each scored 18 points respectively for the Flash. Taylor also pulled down a game high 15 rebounds.
    The SETX Mavericks will be at home tonight vs the 3rd Coast Ballers Travel Team from League City, TX. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM.

    Admirals defeat Stars, advancing in Playoffs - Mar 7, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    After that North West Indiana Magical Stars had eliminated from the playoff rush, 126-100 the Detroit Hoops, the Lake Michigan Admirals took a 112-104 win over the Magical Stars, advancing to the North Central Playoff Final. At the beginning of the game, the Stars came out on fire behind Sean Smith (6'7''-F-85, college: N.Illinois) who had 11 of his 19 points in the first quarter and outscored the Admirals 28-22. Then the Admirals answered with a run of their own outscoring the Stars 27-18 to go into halftime 49-46. The teams were neck to neck going into the fourth quarter and the Admirals caught on fire behind All-Star Odgra Bobo (6'6''-F-85, college: Oakland CC) scoring 15 of his 29pts in the 2nd half. The Admirals went on to win the game 112-104 over the Magical Stars.
    Next game will be Saturday, March 12th at South Suburban College against rivalry foe, the Chicago Steam. The game will be the North Central PLayoff Final, and the winner will play in the ABA Championship Quarterfinals.

    Surf defeat LA Slam, advance towards San Diego Derby - Mar 7, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    Despite only dressing six men on the team last night and missing three starters, the The San Diego Surf outplayed the Los Angeles Slam in all aspects of the game for a 112-91 victory in the first round of the ABA playoffs. Guard Tim Denson (6'1''-G-86, college: Cal.St.-San Bernar.) was a true floor general on the court, directing the offense the whole game without hardly a breather on the bench. Denson paced the Surf with 21 points and 11 assists, including five three-pointers. Erwin Dunson (6'7''-F), coming off the bench scored a career high 42 points with the Surf, driving to the hoop, mid-range and even three 3-pointers. Additionally, Dunson was a human highlight reel with several highflying dunks. Kalonji Kadima (6'3''-G-78, college: Wisc.-Stevens Point) shot lights out in the first half. After the slam adjusted to his hot hand in the second half, Kadima dished off to Dunson to keep the shooting alive. Kadima scored 22 points and had 12 rebounds. Dunson also pulled down 17 rebounds. Anthony Bruner (6'2''-G-77) also firgured heavily in the rout with 20 points mostly from six three pointers. Papa Samba Guisse (6'8''-F-85, college: Cal.St. Fullerton), the newest Surf and originally from Senegal, dominated the boards with 21 rebounds. Kenny Wright (6'1''-G-81) led the Slam with 24 points and 17 rebounds.
    The Surf advance to the Southern California championship Sunday night to face off against the cross-town rivals, A.B.A.'s 7th ranked San Diego Sol, who handedly beat the Mid Valley Titans of near Fresno in the first game 130-73.
    The championship game is slated for an 8pm tipoff and will be played at Alliant International University.

    Mavericks win 19th straight game - Mar 7, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The #1 Ranked Southeast Texas Mavericks defeated the Houston All-Stars, a travel team that has only lost once this season 139-82 on Saturday night at their NJEC Arena in Winnie, TX. The SETX Maverick won their 19th straight game of the season (this is also the most wins in a single season by the Mavericks). SETX came out running at a fast and furious pace that surprised Houston. The Mavs famed pressure defense was out in full force as the Mavs held a very talented Houston team to 8 first quarter points. Nine Mavericks players scored double figures. Currye Todd (6'4''-G-85, college: Lamar) led the way with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Mike Nichols led Houston in scoring with 20 points.
    This game marked the final regular season game for the Mavericks. The Mavs will begin a series of Preliminary Games to stay active and to prepare for the ABA Championship Finals, which will be hosted by the Mavericks at their Nutty Jerry's Entertainment Center on March 23rd thru 29th. The first of these Preliminary Games will be on Thursday night, as they will host the Houston Stallions
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    Mavericks win again - Mar 5, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The #1 Ranked Southeast Texas Mavericks defeated their arch rival and Gulf Coast Division foe the Gulf Coast Flash on Thursday night 119-98 at their NJEC Arena in Winnie, TX.
    The Mavericks won their 18th straight game of the season and their 34th straight game at home. The Mavericks have compiled an amazing 59-2 record at home over the past three seasons in the ABA.
    The Mavericks came out strong in the first quarter taking a 7-2 lead to start the game. Odell Bradley (6'4''-F/G-81, agency: Tank Sports, college: IUPUI) and P.J. Couisnard (6'4''-G/F-84, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services, college: Wichita St.) set the tone with their scoring and passing. Working inside and out and using post players Jon Rogers (6'9''-F/C-84, college: Valdosta St.) and Alex Sanders (6'7''-F/C-75, college: Louisville) the Mavs showcased their power game in the paint as they controlled the lane and the tempo in the first period of play. The first quarter ended 28-19 for the Mavs, who won the second one too, 32-28, taking a 60-47 lead into the locker-room at halftime.
    In the third quarter both teams play hard and well. Desmond Cambridge (6'0''-G-79, college: Alabama A&M) seemed to be everywhere and made play after play for the Mavericks, especially when it looked like Gulf Coast would cut into the Mavs lead. Each team would make runs, but it was the Mavericks spurted late in the quarter to take a 16 point lead into the fourth and final quarter of play. In the last period Cambridge continued his all over the court mastery as he would collect 7 steals for the game. SETX won the final quarter by five points (33-2 andtook the win.

    Cambridge and Bradley led the Mavericks with 22 points apiece. Couisnard scored 16 points and pulled down 7 rebounds. Brandon Davis (6'7''-F/C, college: S.Alabama) again had another double/double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Myles Thrash (6'0''-G-77, college: Stillman) scored 12 points as well on the night. Freeman Taylor (6'6''-F-81, college: Robert Morris), Luther Suggs (6'5''-F/G-87, college: Missis.Gulf Coast CC), and Jordan Payne (6'3''-G-85) each scored 18 points respectively for the Flash. Taylor also pulled down a game high 15 rebounds.

    The SETX Mavericks will be at home tonight vs the 3rd Coast Ballers Travel Team from League City, TX. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM.

    Admirals defeat Stars, advancing in Playoffs - Mar 7, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    After that North West Indiana Magical Stars had eliminated from the playoff rush, 126-100 the Detroit Hoops, the Lake Michigan Admirals took a 112-104 win over the Magical Stars, advancing to the North Central Playoff Final. At the beginning of the game, the Stars came out on fire behind Sean Smith (6'7''-F-85, college: N.Illinois) who had 11 of his 19 points in the first quarter and outscored the Admirals 28-22. Then the Admirals answered with a run of their own outscoring the Stars 27-18 to go into halftime 49-46. The teams were neck to neck going into the fourth quarter and the Admirals caught on fire behind All-Star Odgra Bobo (6'6''-F-85, college: Oakland CC) scoring 15 of his 29pts in the 2nd half. The Admirals went on to win the game 112-104 over the Magical Stars.
    Next game will be Saturday, March 12th at South Suburban College against rivalry foe, the Chicago Steam. The game will be the North Central PLayoff Final, and the winner will play in the ABA Championship Quarterfinals.

    Surf defeat LA Slam, advance towards San Diego Derby - Mar 7, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    Despite only dressing six men on the team last night and missing three starters, the The San Diego Surf outplayed the Los Angeles Slam in all aspects of the game for a 112-91 victory in the first round of the ABA playoffs. Guard Tim Denson (6'1''-G-86, college: Cal.St.-San Bernar.) was a true floor general on the court, directing the offense the whole game without hardly a breather on the bench. Denson paced the Surf with 21 points and 11 assists, including five three-pointers. Erwin Dunson (6'7''-F), coming off the bench scored a career high 42 points with the Surf, driving to the hoop, mid-range and even three 3-pointers. Additionally, Dunson was a human highlight reel with several highflying dunks. Kalonji Kadima (6'3''-G-78, college: Wisc.-Stevens Point) shot lights out in the first half. After the slam adjusted to his hot hand in the second half, Kadima dished off to Dunson to keep the shooting alive. Kadima scored 22 points and had 12 rebounds. Dunson also pulled down 17 rebounds. Anthony Bruner (6'2''-G-77) also firgured heavily in the rout with 20 points mostly from six three pointers. Papa Samba Guisse (6'8''-F-85, college: Cal.St. Fullerton), the newest Surf and originally from Senegal, dominated the boards with 21 rebounds. Kenny Wright (6'1''-G-81) led the Slam with 24 points and 17 rebounds.
    The Surf advance to the Southern California championship Sunday night to face off against the cross-town rivals, A.B.A.'s 7th ranked San Diego Sol, who handedly beat the Mid Valley Titans of near Fresno in the first game 130-73.

    The championship game is slated for an 8pm tipoff and will be played at Alliant International University.

    Mavericks win 19th straight game - Mar 7, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The #1 Ranked Southeast Texas Mavericks defeated the Houston All-Stars, a travel team that has only lost once this season 139-82 on Saturday night at their NJEC Arena in Winnie, TX. The SETX Maverick won their 19th straight game of the season (this is also the most wins in a single season by the Mavericks). SETX came out running at a fast and furious pace that surprised Houston. The Mavs famed pressure defense was out in full force as the Mavs held a very talented Houston team to 8 first quarter points. Nine Mavericks players scored double figures. Currye Todd (6'4''-G-85, college: Lamar) led the way with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Mike Nichols led Houston in scoring with 20 points.
    This game marked the final regular season game for the Mavericks. The Mavs will begin a series of Preliminary Games to stay active and to prepare for the ABA Championship Finals, which will be hosted by the Mavericks at their Nutty Jerry's Entertainment Center on March 23rd thru 29th. The first of these Preliminary Games will be on Thursday night, as they will host the Houston Stallions

    The Milwaukee Blast look to make immediate impact - Mar 12, 2011 (by Eurobasket )
    The Milwaukee Blast are proud to announce their bringing the ABA to Milwaukee, Wisconsin Former high school standout and basketball enthusiast, Owner Elzie Flenard, looks to take his sparkling reputation in the engineering and business world to the hardwood The Southern Illinois graduate already made history by teaming up with the Diamond Midwest Invitational to help place his roster of players with overseas teams more effectively than any other franchise! In turn, Diamond Midwest will help to assemble this years roster and meet Flenard's high expectations.

    Together these two organizations look to create a 'championship caliber' franchise with deep community roots by giving back to Milwaukee and surrounding neighborhoods on and off the floor! The Milwaukee Blast are looking to finalize their 2011 roster by May 1st and have 2 tryouts coming up this Saturday and April 29th! Diamond Midwest will also be running private workouts to evaluate talent and their summer camps this year in Milwaukee and Chicago will also be utilized to sign talent to the Blast! Visit www.blastbasketball.com for tryout details or www.diamondbasketball.com and fill out an application for Blast consideration or to attend this year's exposure camp! You can also email rmueller@basketballexposurecamp.com with any additional questions!
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    ABA Playoffs updatings - Mar 16, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    Eigh teams advanced to ABA Playoffs 3rd round. They will now meet themselves in two single elimination tournaments, one located in Pikeville, Kentucky, another in Denver; Colorado. The tournments are scheduled for Friday 18 and Saturday 19, as follows:

    EAST TOURNMENT: (@ Pikeville, KY - March 18-19, 2011)
    * East Kentucky
    * Lake Michigan
    * Savannah
    * Seven Cities

    WEST TOURNMENT: (@ Denver, CO - March 18-19, 2011)
    * Colorado
    * San Diego
    * East Bay
    * Gulf Coast

    The two top seeded teams will advance to the ABA Final Four, scheduled to start on March 23, and will meet the two teams yet qualified, the Jacksonville Giants and the Southeast Texas Mavericks

    Mavericks end preparation to ABA Finals - Mar 19, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The Southeast Texas Mavericks played two test matches to prepare as best as possible the upcoming ABA Finals. Last week, they defeated the Houston Xperience of the UBL, 159-76 led by Odell Bradley (6'4''-F/G-81, agency: Tank Sports, college: IUPUI) with 23 pts and Myles Thrash (6'0''-G-77, college: Stillman) with 18 pts and 6 assits. On Thursday, 17 night the Mavericks met again the UBL's Houston Xperience, winning 127-85 in their final preliminary game. With 18 points, Mike Crain (6'2''-G-84, college: Valdosta St.) was this time the top scorer, Currye Todd (6'4''-G-85, college: Lamar) and P.J. Couisnard (6'4''-G/F-84, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services, college: Wichita St.) followed up with 16 points each.

    The Southeast Texas Mavericks open up play in the ABA Championship Finals next Wednesday night vs the #2 seed out of the East. Tip-off will be at 8:30 PM at the Mavs NJEC Arena in Winnie, TX. In the first game of the evening the Jacksonville Giants will face the #2 seed in the West at 6:00 PM. For more information on the ABA Championship Finals go to www.nuttyjerrys.com or www.abalive.com

    The Energy advances to Final Four - Mar 21, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    The East Kentucky Energy triumphed in the ABA Eastern Conference Playoff Tournment in Pikeville, Kentucky, advancing to the league Final Four.
    On Saturday evening, the Energy faced a scrappy Savannah Storm team. Jarell Jones (6'0''-G-82, college: Pikeville) set the tone by coming out and hitting 4 three pointers in the 1st quarter. All star Daniel Price (6'3''-G-82, college: Pikeville) followed with 3 straight baskets cutting down the lane. 'All year our goal was to keep teams under and hundred points and we did that against the Storm and Admirals', stated Jones, who finished the game with 19 pts and 11 asts. The Energy had a well balanced attack and saw what made Roderick Smith (6'8''-C-83, college: Jackson St.) an ABA All-star in 2008-2009 with a statline of 29 pts, 14 rebs, and 3 blks. 2010-11 Energy's All-stars J.R. Vanhoose (6'10''-F/C-79, college: Marshall) and Daniel Price followed in scoring. Vanhoose 26 pts and 18 rebs and Price with 24 pts, 7 rebs, and 3 stls. Sandrell Spann (6'8''-F/C-80, college: Delta St.) contributed with 10 pts and 14 rebs. Energy won 119-97 over the Storm.
    On Sunday, the Energy faced the Lake Michigan Admirals, winners over Seven Cities Knights in the other semifinal, for the Eastern Championship. The game was very phisical starting from the opening tip. The Admirals came out ready to play taking a 10-2 lead over the Energy. Daniel Price quickly answered back with 4 straight points. Sandrell Spann showed why he is the most dominate post in the ABA, scoring early and often finishing the game with 24 pts and 10 rebs. The Admirals had no answer for him down low. The game was so physical the refs began blowing the whistle early and often. Both teams leading scores picked up 3 fouls in the first 5 minutes of the game sending Price to the bench for the remainder of the first quarter and half of the second quarter. ABA Rookie of the Year Nominee, Scottie Samarco (6'0''-G, college: Pikeville) has played a pivotal part in the Energy's success coming off the bench behind Price. Samarco who is averaging 16.4 ppg came off the bench to finish with 19 pts giving the Energy a much needed lift. It was a game of runs. Behind Samarco two straight threes in the first quarter and then Vanhoose three pointer from the top of the key pushed the Energy ahead 11 points. The Energy maintained the lead for the rest of the game going up as many as 15 before the Admirals cut it to four. Price showed why he is leading the league in scoring averaging 27.3 ppg as he finished with 29 pts and 7 rebs despite sitting with foul trouble. The Energy prevailed 110-97 over the Admirals.

    The #4 East Kentucky Energy now head to Winnie, TX to face the #1 SETX Mavericks in a battle of two top 5 teams on Wednesday evening.

    Gulf Coast Flash advances to Final Four too - Mar 21, 2011 (by Gianni Pascucci)
    On saturday night, the Gulf Coast Flash defeated Colorado Kings, 148-135 in Denver, Colorado, to advance to the ABA Championship Series in Texas. In the ABA Western Conference Semifinals, the Flash had defeated the San Diego Sol, while the Kings had eliminated the Bay Area Matrix. The Gulf Coast Flash is the only team able to beat the #1 ranked SETX Mavericks during the ABA regular season. They now head to Winnie, TX to face the #2 Jacksonville Giants in the second game of the ABA Final Four on Wednesday evening.
    Jusqui'ici tout va bien...

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