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 1. Pontiac 66ers 12-4 
 2. Chicago WCG 9-5 
 3. Chicago B. 8-6 
 4. St.Louis RS 7-6 
 5. Lima E. 5-9 
 6. Champaign S. 5-11 
 7. Gateway S. 4-9 
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Points Per Game
 1 Michael Rogers27.6 
 2 Dion Cooksey26.8 
 3 Cordaryl Ballard26.6 
 4 Justin Bocot26.3 
 5 Alfonzo Houston25.6 
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 1 Isiah Martin9.4 
 2 Al Rapier9.3 
 3 Johnny Elliott8.6 
 4 Marcus Hammonds7.7 
 5 Connell Crossland7.7 
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 1 Cordaryl Ballard5.4 
 2 Dion Cooksey4.8 
 3 Jordan Walker4.4 
 4 Oliver McGlade4.0 
 5 Johnny Elliott3.4 
Steals Per Game
 1 Jordan Walker2.2 
 2 Dion Cooksey1.6 
 2 C.J. Hampton1.6 
 4 Terrell Williams1.5 
 5 Ed Jenkins1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 1 Jordan Walker2.0 
 2 Shakir Johnson1.5 
 3 Isiah Martin1.4 
 4 3 tied at1.3 
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MPBA Weekly Report - top performances, results, stats and standings March 16, 2016 - Mar 16, 2016


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Midwest Professional Basketball Association Weekly Report

March 16, 2016

An electronic copy of this report, complete with links to all game results and players, may be found on the MPBA website.


Recent players advancing from MPBA:

None this week

Game Results:

Date Result

March 9 Chicago Blues 109 Windy City Groove 105

March 9 Pontiac 66ers 107 Gateway Steam 102

March 11 St. Louis RiverSharks/Windy City Groove

*Final :36.4 to be replayed on 3/25 due to table error

March 12 Gateway Steam 105 Champaign Swarm 100

March 13 Pontiac 66ers 119 Lima Express 118

March 14 Champaign Swarm 100 Chicago Blues 93

March 15 St. Louis RiverSharks 97 Gateway Steam 94

MPBA Standings

Team W L Pct. GB

Pontiac 66ers 10 4 .714 -

Windy City Groove 8 4 .667 1.0

St. Louis RiverSharks 7 4 .636 1.5

Chicago Blues 7 5 .583 2.0

Lima Express 4 8 .333 5.0

Gateway Steam 4 9 .308 5.5

Champaign Swarm 4 10 .286 6.0

Player of the Week

After recording 61 points in two games this week, Connell Crossland of the Gateway Steam has been named Player of the Week in the Midwest Professional Basketball Association. Crossland registered 34 points and nine rebounds in Saturday 105-100 win over the Champaign Swarm, three days after recording 27 points and nine rebounds in a 107-102 loss to the Pontiac 66ers.

Top Performances

Jakeem Hill, 3/9 vs Windy City - 24 pts., 5 blocks

Shakir Johnson, 3/9 vs Windy City - 6 blocks

Dion Cooksey, 3/9 vs Chicago - 26 pts. (12/12 FT), 6 ast.

Julian Lewis 3/9 vs Chicago - 16 pts., 14 rebs.

Alex Marzette, 3/9 vs Gateway - 18 pts., 4 blocks

Anthony Goode, 3/9 vs Pontiac - 8 rebs., 6 ast., 3 steals

Connell Crossland, 3/12 vs Champaign - 34 pts., 9 rebs., 3 steals, 2 blocks

Lonnel Johnson, 3/12 vs Champaign - 27 pts., 7 rebs., 5 ast.

Jonathan Mills, 3/12 vs Gateway - 9 pts., 14 rebs., 5 steals

Jordan Walker, 3/12 vs Gateway - 12 pts., 9 rebs., 5 ast.

James McClain, 3/12 vs Gateway - 25 pts., 7 rebs., 3 ast., 3 steals

Aaron Weaver, 3/14 vs Chicago - 21 pts., 10 rebs., 4 steals

Jakeem Hill 3/13 vs Champaign - 10 pts., 5 rebs., 3 ast., 3 steals, 3 blocks


For links to game video, please email your request to info@thempba.com. Full MPBA stats can be found by clicking here.
  



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January 9, 2017 ST. LOUIS - The Midwest Professional Basketball Association has decided to move its upcoming season from a traditional winter start to the summer of 2017, in an effort to determine whether playing closer to the autumn overseas signing period will result in more foreign advancements for MPBA players. The MPBA, which began play in January of 2015, has sent 60 players to overseas teams or the NBA D-League. "Doing a summer league has been in the works since our inception in...   [read more]
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