The North Texas Fresh could only blame themselves on Sunday, Jan. 12 night, giving the Texas Cyclones a galore of open looks to carry them to a 105 89 victory. The Fresh had not led since early in the 1st quarter when Jay Bowdy (6'6''-F/G-83, college: W.Georgia) put them up 2 - 0. The Cyclones then made a 15 0 run. The Fresh' inability to play hard nose defense was the definite downfall but might be the reason they become a team to look out for as the season progresses. "Weve had one practice," Dominique Ingram said. "We said it consistently: It's an adjustment we can make but we did well for one practice. It will be scary to see how we are during mid season. One thing to be excited about was the return and play of Jay Bowdy. He finished with a season and current league high 33 points on 13 23 shooting. Questions have rose all off season rather he would return in great form or not and it has looked good early so far. We wanted to get him [Bowdy] involved early, stated Assistant Coach Brandon Wilson. Throughout the game with the ball in his hands the defense didnt have an answer for him and he adapted to the defensive changes they [Cyclones] made against him. Any other night with his performance would have been a win to mark for us, but we couldnt make stops. The Cyclones, playing on their home floor, came out shooting from behind the arc like it were mid range shots; shooting almost 60% from long range. The lead stayed in double digits through the course of the game. At one point the lead was cut to 8 with back to back foul and basket counts by A'Daeron Duncan (6'7''-F-87, college: N.Kentucky) (25 points) but the league quickly extended to double digits once more. The loss puts the Fresh at 0 -1 in conference play and gave the Cyclones its first win of the season as they start 0 2. The Fresh sit at 5th in the Western Conference but look to pull to the top position as the team builds chemistry. Were going to be just fine, stated Head Coach Lisa Bowdy . We just need to make sure that every player does what they need to do by playing the role given to them and having some pride on the defensive end. I believe we have what it takes with this team
1/16/2017 The GIE Maile Matrix have developed a knack for beating the best in the South. They did it again on Sunday night, rallying from a 15-point, first-quarter deficit for a 90-81 victory over the Atlanta Legends. Jermaine Barnes (6'4''-G/F-83, college: Point, GA, agency: Gamble Sports Management) scored a season-high 40 points and 8 rebounds as the Matrix, who are second in the South, improved to 4-1 combined against the Atlanta Legends and Georgia Spartans this season. ''This is th... [read more]
The GIE Maile Matrix have developed a knack for beating the best in the South. They did it again on Sunday night, rallying from a 15-point, first-quarter deficit for a 90-81 victory over the Atlanta Legends. Jermaine Barnes (6'4''-G/F-83, college: Point, GA, agency: Gamble Sports Management) scored a season-high 40 points and 8 rebounds as the Matrix, who are second in the South, improved to 4-1 combined against the Atlanta Legends and Georgia Spartans this season. ''This is the team we had to beat,'' Barnes said. ''I think we get up for the big games like the Legends. We've just got to come with a better mindset for games that we feel like we should win. We know we can play with anybody, we've proven that. But for now I'm happy with the direction of the team.'' GIE led by two early in the third quarter before Barnes scoring the next 15 points, capped by a 3-pointer to end the third. "I knew it was a matter of time before I got hot", said Barnes. Coming back from this injury has been hell for me. I needed this.
1/16/2017 Louisville Diesel go Next Level tonight in 142 to 58 win over the Dayton Sharks. Carlos Mitchell (6'1''-PG, college: IU Southeast) led all scores with 22 points and 5 rebounds. Justin Taylor (6'3''-G-85, college: Georgetown, KY) and Nate Johnson (6'4''-G-81, college: Florida St.) added 21 points apiece. The rest of the Diesel front line all added double figures (Darryl Baker (6'3''-G, college: Danville Area CC) 19, Vernon Payne (6'8''-F/C, college: IU Southeast) 18, Greg Grimes... [read more]
Donnie Lee (6'4''-SG) lead Dayton with 16 and Ben McGriff (6'5''-G) with 11. The Diesel added some much needed fire power by getting ex Louisville point guard Chris Jones (6'2''-G) and Louisville forward veteran Nate Johnson.
1/16/2017 Former UBA first round pick Jamorris Gaines (6'7''-F-90, college: Albany St.) continues his solid play as he led the Southern Generals to a 65-63 victory over the Georgia Elite. Gaines finished the game with 23 points and 8 rebounds. Ron Blossomgame (6'9''-C/F-89, college: Middle Georgia) added 15 points and 9 rebounds for the Generals. Rupert Rose (5'11''-G) add 10 for the Generals. Arif Sempala scoring a game high 23 points for the Georgia Elite. Yet again the young Elite squ... [read more]
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