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Calgary Crush open season with two wins - Nov 11, 2012


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(text from Christopher Pike) The Calgary Crush started a spectacular opening weekend with a 119-93 victory over the visiting Washington Rampage. The Crush busted out of the gate with a 15 point lead at halftime. With a great crowd supporting the Crush on opening night the Rampage could not overcome a huge deficit in the 4th quarter. John Riad (6'2''-G) led the Crush with 22 points on 8-13 shooting from the floor. Sean Peter (6'3''-G) also had a solid game with 19 points and Tyler Fidler (6'9''-G-89) caught fire from beyond the arc going 4-7 from deep. The Rampage could not overcome a strong team effort from the Crush despite 34 points from Alvin Snow (6'2''-G-81, college: E.Washington). The game was not without a great showing above the rim with a handful of eye popping alley oops and powerful dunks that ignited the crowd into a frenzy.
With the win the Crush start the season undefeated and provide a spark for an emerging basketball community in Calgary.
The evening after, the Calgary Crush finished an amazing opening weekend with a 113-110 victory over the visiting Washington Rampage. The Crush had a sizable 58-42 halftime lead but the Rampage slowly chipped away the lead late in the 4th quarter. The Rampage caught fire in the final minutes making the crowd a little nervous with only a few tics on the clock. Marcus Wright (6'4''-G/F, college: Evergreen St.) had a 38 point performance for the Rampage but it was Alvin Snow that rained down jump shots late in the 4th quarter making for a great finish.
The Crush had another strong team performance with 7 players in double digit scoring. Sean Peter led the way with another impressive all around game. SP finished with 20 points 7 rebounds and 3 Assists. Jordan Rose chipped in with 16 points and Duncan Milne (6'9''-F-86) backed up a solid double double Friday night with 15 points and 6 boards.
It was a successful weekend for the Crush. Not only did they go 2-0 but put on a great show for basketball fans in Southern Alberta.With the win the Crush stay undefeated and send a message to the rest of the American Basketball Association that winning basketball games north of the boarder is no walk in the snow.   




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The American Basketball Association (ABA) announced that the Topeka Steel has been added to its Great Plains Division. "We very pleased that Shawn Smith and his group have decided to join the ABA," stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman . "Shawn has a great background in a variety of sports and we believe he'll do a terrific job with his ABA team - plus we were very eager to expand the Great Plains Division." The Topeka Steel is owned by One Distraction Sports Group, the parent owners of Impact...   [read more]
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The American Basketball Association (ABA) announced that this year's Final Eight will be played in Austin, TX and will be hosted by the Austin Bats. The Final Eight will be held in mid-April following a series of tournament games starting mid-March. "This year's tournament will be bigger and better than ever," stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman, " because the ABA is bigger and better than ever with nearly 120 teams competing for the ABA Championship. Modeled after the single elimination NCA...   [read more]

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ABA returns to Owensboro, KY - 12 days ago
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