Montreal J. - Oshawa P. 114-131 The Oshawa Power handed the second straight loss to the Montreal Jazz. The teams met again on Friday and the Power once again proved the strength unloading 131 points. Papa Oppong (6'4''-G-87, college: E.Kentucky) came up with 29 points and 9 rebounds to lead the Power to the 17th win in the season. Nick Okorie (6'1''-PG-88, college: Texas Tech) added 27 points and 9 assists for the winning side. Montreal led by a single point at halftime 56:55. But Oshawa stepped on the gas in the second half. They fired 76 points after the big break and raced to a comfortable win at the end. Eric Frederick (6'8''-F-88, college: Texas Wesleyan) was a usual topscorer for the Jazz with 30 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Courtland Bluford contributed 28 points and 6 assists in the losing effort.
Moncton M. - London L. 76-77 The Moncton Miracles, presented by Rogers, lost to the London Lightning with a final score of 76-77 The Miracles now sit with a 15-17 record. The first basket of the game came from Miracles Isaac Butts in the inside of the key as he posted up Jeremy Williams. Butts would have the first 6 points for the Miracles followed by Devin Sweetney (6'6''-G/F-87, agency: Pro One Sports, college: St.Francis, PA) for the next 4 giving them an early 10-4 lead. The Miracles would continue to push strong and with another 3 from Sweetney would have a 16-4 lead. London's Rodney Buford would enter the game giving his team a spark late in the first quarter. Hitting 2 consecutive 3's he would bring it to a 5 point spread, 20-15. The first quarter ended with the Miracles edging the Lightning 24-15. Sweetney led the way with an impressive 13 points. The Lighting would start the second quarter on a 9-2 run to bring them within 2-points of the Miracles, 26-24. With 6:41 minutes left to play in the half Lightning's Jeremy Williams would tie the game up at 26-26. With less than 4 minutes to play Miracles Cordell Jeanty would get a lay-up to give his team back the lead, 31-30. The first half would end with London's Marvin Phillips (6'7''-F-83, college: Claflin) cashing in with the 3-point play giving them a 35-38 lead. Miracles would start the third quarter with a quick 5 points to give them back a 40-38 lead. London would then go on a run of their own and pulled ahead by 8 points with less than 6 minutes to play in the third quarter, 43-51. Marvin Phillips would end the third quarter with a dunk for the Lightning securing them with a 53-61 lead going into the last 12 minutes of play. Sweetney would hit a 3 with 8:19 left on the clock in the game to bring the game within 1 point, 62-63. This basket would put Devin with 764 points this season, surpassing Gabe Freeman's record from the 2011-2012 NBL Canada season with 761 points. Devin Sweetney led the way for the Miracles with 27 points. Oliver McNally followed with 13 points and Isaac Butts dropped 12 points and pulled down 15 rebounds. Marvin Phillips was the force for the Lightning with 22 points. Rodney Buford was next with 14 points and Elvin Mims with 10 points and 14 rebounds. Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com
St.John M.R. - Windsor Exp. 135-127 The Saint John Mill Rats presented by Rogers, won their second set of double header action on Friday night at Harbour Station against the Windsor Express with a final score of 135-127 in front of 2,156 fans. The Mill Rats battled hard out of the gate but the Express gained an early lead, after 11 points from Mike Helms in the first, 25-32. The second quarter, the Mill Rats were on fire, dropping 34 points before half. The Express held their lead until just under 6 minutes before half time, when Jerice Crouch dropped a three, giving the Mill Rats a 3 point lead, 43-40. Windsor called a time out to stop Saint John's momentum but it proved unsuccessful. The Mill Rats closed the half leading 59-52 over the Windsor Express, playing a strong quarter, outscoring the Express 34-20. The third quarter proved to be the hottest for the Mill Rats as they were able to gain as much as a double digit lead over Windsor. They outscored the team, 42-32. Leading scorer for Saint John, Anthony Anderson (5'11''-G-81, college: Massachusetts) dropped 12 points alone in the third, contributing to the 101-84 lead. The fourth quarter had fans on the edge of their seats as the Windsor Express failed to give up. With 7:38 left in the game, a huge three from Jerice Crouch had the Mill Rats leading 115-88, bt the Express battled back from a 27 point deficit to come within 8 points of the Mill Rats. The Express outscored the Mill Rats in the fourth quarter, 34-43. The Mill Rats were able to hold onto their lead and close a second consecutive home win tonight in front of all their fans during their "Fan Appreciation" night. Prior to the game, the organization hosted the Uptown Saint John VIP Event for season ticket holders and sponsors. A special thank you to Urban Deli and East Coast Bistro for providing the catering. The event was a huge success! Leading the Mill Rats was Anthony Anderson who netted a double double, with 26 points, and 10 assists. Kenny Jones (6'6''-PF-84, agency: Dream Team Management, college: Kentucky St.) was second in scoring, adding 22 points while Cavell Johnson had 14. Taking the helm for the Express was Mike Helms with 35 points, while former Mill Rat, Darren Duncan (5'11''-PG-88, college: Merrimack) added 22 and 20 assists, also having a double double. The Mill Rats rise to 12-15 on the season while the Express drop to 10-15. The team heads to Montreal to take on the Jazz tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 26th. They then return to the East Coast to play in Moncton on Jan. 30th. Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com
Summerside S. - Halifax R. 135-90 There was no letdown for the Summerside Storm on Friday night. In fact, the Storm turned it up a few notches en route to posting a 45-point victory - 135-90 - over the Halifax Rainmen at Eastlink Arena. That win came 24 hours after the Storm defeated the National Basketball League of Canada-leading London Lightning 116-97 on Thursday. The win improved the Atlantic Division-leading Storm's record to 17-10 (won-lost) while the Rainmen dropped to 13-15. The Storm, who led 32-25 after the first 12-minute period, started to pull away in the second quarter, outscoring the Rainmen 37-18 to take a 69-43 advantage into the half. The Storm proceeded to outscore the Rainmen 39-25 and 27-22 in the final two quarters. The Storm, who had six players scored in double figures, were led by Omari Johnson (6'9''-F-89, college: Oregon St.)'s 24-point effort and 23 from Brandon Robinson (6'6''-F-89, college: Clayton St.). Antoine Tisby (6'8''-F/C-83, college: S.Carolina) was Halifax's top scorer with 16 points. The game was played before an announced crowd of 1,816 fans. The Storm will pay a return visit to Halifax on Sunday. Game time at the Metro Centre is 2 p.m. Courtesy of: journalpioneer.com
Windsor Express (NBL Canada) cut 29-year old British V.Islands power forward Lester Prosper (208-106kg-88, college: Old Westbury). In 9 NBL Canada games he averaged 6.4ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.8bpg this season. The most of last summer Prosper spent at Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon in Mexican CIBACOPA where in 12 games he had very impressive stats: 15.5ppg and 9.0rpg. He also played for San Lazaro (District National) in Dominican Rep. league that season. In 2013 (two years after he left the college... [read more]
Windsor Express (NBL Canada) cut 29-year old British V.Islands power forward Lester Prosper (208-106kg-88, college: Old Westbury). In 9 NBL Canada games he averaged 6.4ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.8bpg this season. The most of last summer Prosper spent at Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon in Mexican CIBACOPA where in 12 games he had very impressive stats: 15.5ppg and 9.0rpg. He also played for San Lazaro (District National) in Dominican Rep. league that season. In 2013 (two years after he left the college) Prosper was drafted by Maine Red Claws (D-League) in sixth round (95th overall). He attended Old Westbury (NCAA Div.III) until 2011 and it is his sixth season in pro basketball. Prosper received All-Skyline Conference 1st Team award back in 2011 at his college time. Prosper represented British Virgin Islands at the Skyline Conference Championship seven years ago. He is a very experienced player. Prosper has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eight different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Prosper has played previously professionally also in Colombia (Islanders), Russia (Spartak Primorie Vladivostok), Saudi Arabia (Al Wehda), Slovakia (Prievidza and Handlova), Spain (Araberri), Sweden (Norrkoping Dolphins) and United Kingdom (Cheshire Phoenix).
The Kitchener-Waterloo Titans snapped their winless streak at four with an 88-86 decision over the Windsor Express in National Basketball League of Canada action Friday night. A.J. Davis (6'6''-G-87, college: JMU) led the charge for the winners with 19 points while Paul Cooper (6'8''-F, college: Arkansas Tech) pitched in with 18 points and eight rebounds. "We are in a (scoring) funk no question," said Titans head coach Serge Langis . "We lost our way with our outside game. But good teams... [read more]
The Kitchener-Waterloo Titans snapped their winless streak at four with an 88-86 decision over the Windsor Express in National Basketball League of Canada action Friday night. A.J. Davis (6'6''-G-87, college: JMU) led the charge for the winners with 19 points while Paul Cooper (6'8''-F, college: Arkansas Tech) pitched in with 18 points and eight rebounds. "We are in a (scoring) funk no question," said Titans head coach Serge Langis . "We lost our way with our outside game. But good teams can rely on their defence when their offence struggles." Adam Blazek (6'1''-PG-92, college: Gannon) added 16 points, six rebounds and six assists for the expansion Titans who improve their record to 3-6 (won-lost). Wally Ellenson (6'6''-G-94, college: Marquette) scored a game-high 20 points for the Express. "We are a new team, a young team so we will go through more adversity this season," said Langis. "But this was a gritty, character win for us. Now, the trick is to get rolling." The Titans are back in action on Tuesday when they entertain the Orangeville A's. Tipoff at the Kitchener Aud is 7 p.m. Courtesy of: therecord.com
Windsor Express bring back Eric Parker - 2 days ago
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Windsor Express (NBL Canada) re-signed 33-year old American power forward Eric Parker (203-107kg-84, college: Wayne St., MI). He has played there before. In 20 NBL Canada games he recorded just 2.1ppg and 1.5rpg in 2014-15 season. In 2008 (two years after he left the college) Parker was drafted by Colorado 14ers (D-League) in eighth round (127th overall). The former Wayne State University, MI (NCAA Div.II) standoutis in his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball. Parker won NBL Canada ch... [read more]
Windsor Express (NBL Canada) re-signed 33-year old American power forward Eric Parker (203-107kg-84, college: Wayne St., MI). He has played there before. In 20 NBL Canada games he recorded just 2.1ppg and 1.5rpg in 2014-15 season. In 2008 (two years after he left the college) Parker was drafted by Colorado 14ers (D-League) in eighth round (127th overall). The former Wayne State University, MI (NCAA Div.II) standoutis in his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball. Parker won NBL Canada championship title. He has played previously professionally in Mexico (Lechugueros) and ABA (Detroit H.).
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