Kentucky M. outgunned Ohio Bootleggers to advance into Finals. Mavericks outrebounded Bootleggers 43-32 including 31 on the defensive glass. 28 personal fouls committed by Bootleggers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Robert Crawford (201-90, college: Cent.Arkansas) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 5 rebounds. Point guard Anthony Jackson (180-85) contributed with 13 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Forward Bernard Edwards (198-90, college: Defiance) answered with 27 points and 6 rebounds and guard Cordaryl Ballard (196-87, college: USC Aiken) added 20 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (made all of his seven free throws) in the effort for Bootleggers. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Top scorers: Kentucky M.: R.Crawford 27+5reb+3ast, B.Vozzola 16+2reb+2ast, A.Jackson 13+6reb+5ast, C.Hagan 11+3reb+7ast, N.Waddell 10+5reb, J.Johnson 7+9reb+1ast Ohio Bootleggers: B.Edwards 27+6reb+2ast, B.McKnight 22+4reb+2ast, C.Ballard 20+5reb+6ast, S.Dyer 15+3reb, T.Anderson II 6+1reb, N.Gouch 4+4reb+1ast
Rochester fired past Jamestown to reach the title series. Rochester RazorSharks made 22-of-28 charity shots (78.6 percent) during the game. Rochester RazorSharks players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Point guard Jerice Crouch (182-84, college: Chattanooga) stepped up and scored 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and center Jordan Railey (213-92, college: Washington St.) chipped in 16 points and 4 assists. At the losing side forward Christian Davis (190, college: Howard Payne) responded with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Bradley Christian (, college: Paris JC) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Top scorers: Rochester R.: J.Crouch 19+6reb+3ast, J.Railey 16+4reb+4ast, M.Council 16+2reb+1ast, C.Allmond 10+4reb+6ast, J.Ivy 9, D.Biggs 8+3reb+2ast Jamestown J.: C.Davis 23+5reb+5ast, B.Christian 16+5reb+2ast, K.Crescenzi 14+4reb+2ast, N.Hill 11+2reb, C.Calvan 11+3reb+1ast, J.Bowling 9+11reb+2ast
The Premier Basketball League tonight crowned the Rochester Razorsharks the 2017 Champions after holding off their rival Kentucky Mavericks 95-94 to win their fourth consecutive title. Based on their performances in the PBL Finals, Corey Allmond (6'2''-G-88, college: Sam Houston St.) and Jerice Crouch (6'0''-PG-84, college: Chattanooga) were named Co-MVP's of the PBL Finals. The final contest of the season started quickly for the Mavericks as Josh Johnson was able to get Kentucky out to a... [read more]
The Premier Basketball League tonight crowned the Rochester Razorsharks the 2017 Champions after holding off their rival Kentucky Mavericks 95-94 to win their fourth consecutive title. Based on their performances in the PBL Finals, Corey Allmond (6'2''-G-88, college: Sam Houston St.) and Jerice Crouch (6'0''-PG-84, college: Chattanooga) were named Co-MVP's of the PBL Finals. The final contest of the season started quickly for the Mavericks as Josh Johnson was able to get Kentucky out to an early lead. Nicholas Waddell (6'7''-C-89, college: Grand Valley St.) continued his excellent series play with some defensive stops and a few put backs to help the Mavericks post a 6 point lead after the first quarter, 28-22. As the second period started, Rochester slowly chipped away at the Mavericks lead behind their bench play of Deverell Biggs and Sidney Holmes. John Ivy played outstanding defense to help keep the Razorsharks in the ball game and at the half, the game was tied at 47 all. With 24 minutes left in the PBL season, both Kentucky and Rochester stepped up their effort and made this a half for the record books. The Razorsharks won the quarter 28-24 to give them a 75-71 lead. Jerice Crouch continued to attack the basket and veteran Melvin Council made some clutch long range jumpers to keep the Razorsharks in the lead. Not to be outdone, Nicholas Waddell and Stan Simpson (6'10''-C-90, college: Memphis) started to dominate in the paint for the Mavericks. Several times the game was tied in the closing minutes before Kentucky was finally able to take a 94-93 lead after a Nicholas Waddell bucket in the post. With 20 seconds left in the game, Rochester called timeout to draw up the most important play of their season. The Razorsharks came out of the timeout looking to get the ball in the post and were successful. Jerice Crouch was able to get the ball to Jordan Railey and he was able to score on a hook shot that bounced around the rim multiple times before falling in. Now it was Kentucky's turn to try to win the ball game. Nicholas Waddell had the first chance as the Mavericks hoped that lightning strikes twice with another post-up. Nicholas Waddell drove to the middle but Jordan Railey stepped up, this time on the defensive end, as he blocked the Nicholas Waddell shot out of bounds with 2.3 seconds left. The Mavericks ran an excellent play for sharpshooter Ben Vozzola in the left corner for a long three attempt, but the shot was long and the Razorsharks won their fourth championship 95-94. Melvin Council had 22 points to lead all scorers. Jerice Crouch had 18 points and Corey Allmond had 12 points in the win. Stan Simpson had 21 points for Kentucky in the loss. Nicholas Waddell had 18 points with Robert Crawford chipping in with 15 points. In the PBL Finals series, both Kentucky and Rochester each scored 295 points, with each winning 6 quarters and tying one quarter. Both teams were evenly matched, with the winning margin of victory being three, two, and one respectively. This was truly a series for the ages. 'This series could arguably go down as the best ever in PBL history,' stated PBL Commissioner Dennis Truax. 'Kentucky and Rochester put on a great series for the fans. Each game was an instant classic and both teams had multiple chances to capture the PBL title. What a great way to end our season with such great games. Congratulations to both franchises for such a hard fought series and to Rochester for winning their fourth straight title.' 2017 PBL All-PLAYOFF TEAM CO-MVP - Jerice Crouch - Rochester Razorsharks CO-MVP - Corey Allmond - Rochester Razorsharks Stan Simpson - Kentucky Mavericks Nicholas Waddell - Kentucky Mavericks Christian Davis (6'3''-F, college: Howard Payne) - Jamestown Jackals Bernard Edwards (6'6''-F-90, college: Defiance) - Ohio Bootleggers. Courtesy of: thepbl.com
Round 2 of Finals. RazorSharks force decider - 18 days ago
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Rochester R. - Kentucky M. 112-110 Rochester RazorSharks held off Kentucky Mavericks to even the championship series at 1-1. The winner-takes-it-all Game 3 is scheduled for Wednesday. Rochester RazorSharks looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Rochester RazorSharks made 8 blocks. 26 personal fouls committed by Mavericks helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Corey Allmond (188-88,... [read more]
Rochester RazorSharks held off Kentucky Mavericks to even the championship series at 1-1. The winner-takes-it-all Game 3 is scheduled for Wednesday. Rochester RazorSharks looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Rochester RazorSharks made 8 blocks. 26 personal fouls committed by Mavericks helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Corey Allmond (188-88, college: Sam Houston St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 41 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!). Point guard Jerice Crouch (182-84, college: Chattanooga) contributed with 35 points (!!!) and 5 assists for the winners. Center Nicholas Waddell (200-89, college: Grand Valley St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) and center Stan Simpson (208-90, college: Memphis) added 19 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Mavericks. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Top scorers: Rochester R.: C.Allmond 41+6reb+5ast, J.Crouch 35+3reb+5ast, M.Council 10+9reb+7ast, J.Railey 9+7reb+2ast, J.Chichester 5+4reb, A.Coker 4+5reb Kentucky M.: N.Waddell 27+13reb+7ast, S.Simpson 19+9reb+2ast, G.DeVaughn 15+4reb+1ast, A.Jackson 12+1reb+5ast, B.Vozzola 9+5reb, C.Hagan 8+5reb+5ast
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