The Santa Barbara Breakers survived to win their fourth West Coast Pro Basketball League Championship on Saturday, May 19. Santa Barbara overcome a 5-point deficit entering the final quarter of play to beat the Santa Monica Jump 118-109 to take home the trophy. It was Santa Barbara's fourth WCBL championship in five years, but Santa Monica put the pressure on in crunch time. The Jump ended the third quarter and began the fourth quarter on an 8-0 run, putting Santa Barbara in a seven-point hole early in the final period. With the game on the line, Stan Fletcher (6'4''-G-80, college: Moorpark CC) stepped up and tallied five consecutive points to get his team back into the game. Fletcher finished with 17 points on 7-9 shooting, with 10 points in the fourth quarter. Just minutes later, Breakers guard Tim Taylor knocked down a 3 to tie the game at 92. Fletcher followed up with a basket to give Santa Barbara its first lead of the final quarter. But Santa Monica wasnt going down easily. With just six minutes remaining, forward Tyquan Brown (6'7''-F, college: Cal Poly Pomona) completed a three point play to retake the lead, 101-100. The Jumps lead was short-lived, though, as Breakers point guard Chris Reaves (6'3''-G-84, college: Chaminade) and Fletcher hit back to back 3s. Reeves, who was playing in his first game with Santa Barbara this season, then completed a three-point play with two minutes remaining to put the Breakers up 111-104 and ensure victory. Santa Barbara finishes the season with a 9-1 record. Reeves led all scorers with 33 points, but balanced scoring was actually the key for the Breakers. Besides Reeves and Fletcher, Greg Somogyi (7'3''-C-89, college: UCSB) tallied a double-double with 17 points, 11 rebounds and 8 blocks. Guard D'Andre Bell (6'6''-G/F-87, college: Georgia Tech) led the Jump offensively with 24 points and four assists. Tyquan Brown finished with 22 points, six boards and three blocks. After it's all said and done, Santa Barbara walks away with the trophy looking ahead to future tournaments, next season and possibly some professional careers for several of the Breakers players.
The Santa Barbara Breakers toured China on a 10 game schedule. This is the 10th tour to China for the organization; the first conducted in 2008. This journey began on September 10th and ended October 2nd [read more]
The Santa Barbara Breakers toured China on a 10 game schedule. This is the 10th tour to China for the organization; the first conducted in 2008. This journey began on September 10th and ended October 2nd. See here down a summary of all the games played:
Game 1 September 13, 2013: SBBreakers 54 - Holland Apollo Amsterdam 60 Game 2 September 15, 2013: SBBreakers 74 - Tian Jin Rong Gang (CBA) 79 Game 3 September 18, 2013: SBBreakers 65 - Holland Apollo Amsterdam 70 Game 4 September 19, 2013: SBBreakers 105 - Jiangsu Lions 93 Game 5 September 20, 2013: SBBreakers 65 - Argentina Bahia Blanca 78 Game 6 September 21, 2013: SBBreakers 70 - Jiangsu Lions 92 Game 7 September 22, 2013: SBBreakers 68 - Holland Apollo Amsterdam 57 Game 8 September 27, 2013: SBBreakers 66 - Bahia Blanca of Argentina 75 Game 9 September 29, 2013: SBBreakers 78 - Bahia Blanca 82 Game 10 September 30, 2013: SBBreakers 63 - Bahia Blanca 79
Curt Pickering has just informed Usbasket.com that five moths ago the 2013 WCBL season ended with another win of his Santa Barbara Breakers team.
The WCBL started its regular season earlyer this year, in late February, because league officials were able to obtain a good gym in Los Angeles, something that is always a challenge [read more]
Curt Pickering has just informed Usbasket.com that five moths ago the 2013 WCBL season ended with another win of his Santa Barbara Breakers team. The WCBL started its regular season earlyer this year, in late February, because league officials were able to obtain a good gym in Los Angeles, something that is always a challenge. In consequence, the eight teams registered srtarted the playoff phas ein March and the decisive game had been played on Sunday, March 31, 2013 In this WCBL Championsho Game, the Breakers defeated the Venice Beach Warriors 94-91. The Warriors held an 86-83 lead with just under 3 minutes to play in the game. Gerard Anderson (6'6''-F-87, college: CS Fullerton) provided the clutch drive to the basket from the left side and was fouled. He converted the free throw to tie the game and the Breakers finished out the game on a 8-5 run to claim the Crown. During that final run, Larry Dew (6'1"-G) came up with two steals, one off an inbounds pass by the Warriors and a second one at the top of the key which produced his own dunk at the other end. Thanks to these actions, he was named Defensive Player of the Game. He garnered 4 steals, 3 assists and 12 points off the bench for the Breakers Game scoring leaders were Anderson with 24 points, followed by William Funn (6'2''-G-82, college: Portland St.) 17 and Malcolm Campbell (6'10''-C-89, college: Warner) 17 The Breakers ended 2013 season undefeated and started preparing their Tour to China.
This down is a summary of the 2013 WCBL Playoffs Quarterfinals #1 SBBreakers defeated #8 HD Rattlers #7 Hollywood upset #2 SM Jump #3 VB Warriors defeated #6 MD Advantage #4 Malibu defeated #5 NB Surf Semifinals #1 SBB defeated #4 Malibu #3 VB Warriors defeated #7 Hollywood Final #1 SBBreakers defeated #3 VB Warriors
Santa Barbara Breakers participated at the International Tournament - 5 Years ago
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Santa Barbara Breakers participated at the International Tournament in Holland. The American side finished on the 6th place. KK Bosna beat Santa Barbara Breakers102:96 in the last game. Sarajevo KK Bosna won the first period 28-26 and dominated the second frame. The European team added a 26-17 rally for 11-point advantage at the halftime. Santa Barbara Breakers managed to win the third period 22-18 and reduced to 7 points with 10 minutes to go [read more]
Santa Barbara Breakers participated at the International Tournament in Holland. The American side finished on the 6th place. KK Bosna beat Santa Barbara Breakers102:96 in the last game. Sarajevo KK Bosna won the first period 28-26 and dominated the second frame. The European team added a 26-17 rally for 11-point advantage at the halftime. Santa Barbara Breakers managed to win the third period 22-18 and reduced to 7 points with 10 minutes to go. They also posted a 31-30 rally in the last stanza however could not win the game. Ramo Rizvic (6'7''-F-87) and Ali Demic paced all the winners with 22 points each, while Dino Hodzic (6'3''-PG-90) and Sindis Demic had 18 each. Edin Alispahic followed them with 13 points in a win. Marquis Henderson Wright ended up with 25 points in defeat and Tim Taylor (6'3''-G-82, college: Wayne St., NE) notched 22. Michael Shawn Malat, Perrin Rudolphus Johnson and Joshua Warren Crawford delivered 11 points apiece. In Day 2 Siauliai won over Santa Barbara Breakers in Day 2 of the Groninger Basketball Week. The Lithuanian team beat the US representative 108:88 for 1-1 record. Siauliai started strong and took 25-12 lead at the end of the first period. Santa Barbara Breakers however replied with 29-26 and reduced to 51:41 at the halftime. Siauliai continued to dominate the court in the third quarter and after 31-19 answered for all the question about the winner. Santa Barbara Breakers managed to close the game with 28-26 for the final result. Laurynas Samenas top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Papa Dia nailed 18. Saulius Kuzminskas (6'11''-C/F-82, college: California) delivered 15, Lewis Jackson had 14 and Vitali Liutych posted 13. Crawford ended up with 18 point in defeat, while Johnson had 15. Ch.Adams brought 14 and O'Neil scored 11. In Day 1 Al Riyadi overcame Santa Barbara Breakers 88:79. Al Riyadi started the game with 15-13 and posted massive 25-11 surge in the second period. The American team was too far to give up and replied with 27-19 burst in the third period and reduced to 8 points after 30 minutes. Al Riyadi however needed a narrow 29-28 rally to seal the victory. Ahmad Ibrahim top-scored for the winners with 17 points, while Ismail Ahmad Abdelmonaim notched 13. Amir Saoud delivered 12, whilst Jean Abdel Nour and Anderson had 9 each. Chase Charles-Thomas Adams ended up with 20 points in defeat and Perrin Rudolphus Johnson as well as Derrick O'Neil brought 14 each. Hondre Brewer delivered 10 points in the losing effort.
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