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CBA Standings
American Conf.
1. Albany P. 30-18
2. Minot S. 31-17
3. Indiana AC 23-25
4. Pittsburgh X. 10-38
National Conf.
1. Yakama S. 35-13
2. Great Falls E. 24-24
3. Butte D. 21-27
4. Utah E. 6-18
Teams get 3 points for a win, 1 point for each quarter won, and 1/2 point for any quarter tied.

CBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Fountain, Indiana 23.0
2 Edwards, Indiana 22.1
3 Griffin, Pittsburgh 20.7
4 Ferguson, Minot 20.6
5 Holmes, Yakama 19.7
Rebounds Per Game
1 VanderLaan, But.11.7
2 Walls, Yakama 9.2
3 Alexander, Yaka.8.0
4 Nwosu, Utah 7.6
5 Moon, Albany 7.5
Assists Per Game
1 Young, Yakama 6.6
2 Fountain, Indiana 5.9
3 Moore, Great Falls 5.6
4 Monroe, Pittsburgh 5.0
5 Young, Minot 4.5
Steals Per Game
1 Fountain, Indiana 2.5
2 Ross, Butte 2.4
3 Moon, Albany 2.0
Blocks Per Game
1 Gamble, Minot 3.2
2 Moon, Albany 2.4
3 Alexander, Yakama 1.4
Field Goal Percentage
1 Alexander, Yaka.64.0
2 Castleberry, Minot 59.6
2 Sockwell, Albany 59.6
3-point %
1 Ferguson, Minot 47.7
2 Salscheider, G.F.47.2
3 Barlow, Yakama 45.4
FreeThrows
1 Arceneaux, G.F.89.6
2 Ferguson, Minot 88.5
3 Griffin, Pittsburgh 88.1


Yakama Sun Kings won CBA Championship 2007 (Photo: kndu.com)
 

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Mims Elvin 6'5'' (196) G/F 79 USA

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Stevenson Greg 6'6'' (198) F 78 USA

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Holmes Ralphy 6'4'' (192) G 79 USA

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Walls Rocky 6'8'' (203) F 76 USA

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Barlow Eddy 6'1'' (185) G 81 USA

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Young Galen 6'7'' (201) F/G 75 CAN

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Forte Jason 6'5'' (196) G 84 USA

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Dionne Richard 6'5'' (196) F 81 USA

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White Leonard 6'7'' (201) F/G 71 USA

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Alexander Chris 7'1'' (215) C 80 USA
Head Coach: Woolpert Paul
Assistant: Fritz Tony

  YAKAMA SUN KINGS WIN FIFTH CBA CHAMPIONSHIP IN THREE-GAME SWEEP OF ALBANY
The Continental Basketball Association crowned a new champion yesterday, in a totally dominating performance from the opening tipoff in Game 1 to the final seconds of the clinching Game 3, the Yakama Sun Kings defeated the Albany Patroons to secure the Jay Ramsdell Championship Trophy for a fifth season.

The Sun Kings, who joined the CBA in the 1985-86 season as the Kansas City Sizzlers and who later spent four seasons as the Topeka Sizzlers before relocating to Yakima, Washington prior to he 1990-91 season, now have won the most championships in the CBA's modern (post-1979) history; only the Allentown Jets and Wilkes-Barre Barons, who won eight championships apiece from the CBA's Eastern League era, have won more titles than the Sun Kings.

The Sun Kings took the first two games of the best-of-five series in Albany, winning the first contest in a 113-99 blowout, then holding on for a 92-87 victory in a Game 2 wracked with an Albany coaching change and a Patroons team fight. The third contest, held at the Yakima Valley SunDome, had the defending CBA champions leap out to an early 7-0 lead, and hold a scoring advantage of as much as 32 points (including a dominating 36-17 second quarter) before finally bringing the championship home to 4,015 fans in attendance.

Yakama's Eddy Barlow, who finished the series with 45 points, 22 assists and 7 steals, was named the finals playoff Most Valuable Player. Barlow's 14 points and 14 assists in Game 3 helped seal the Sun Kings' championship. In fact, the Sun Kings as a team dished out a CBA single-game playoff record 39 assists in Game 3. Barlow's 15.0 points per game average was one of five Sun Kings to finish the series in double-digit scoring average, joining Ralph Holmes (20.7 ppg), Galen Young (18.3 ppg), Elvin Mims (6'5''-G/F-79, agency: SportsTalent, college: S.Mississippi) (15.3 ppg) and Greg Stevenson (6'6''-F-78, agency: SportsTalent, college: Richmond) (13.0).

Barlow and teammate Chris Alexander, having played for two different teams in the 2005-06 season (Barlow with the Idaho Stampede, Alexander with the Gary Steelheads) have now won their first CBA championships. Sun Kings teammates Ralph Holmes, Leonard White and Richard Dionne have each earned their second consecutive championships; head coach Paul Woolpert now has his third championship ring (2000, 2006), all with the Sun Kings franchise.

The Albany Patroons, who reached the finals by winning the American Conference championship title on the final day of the regular season, could not get their game in sync. After losing 113-99 at home in Game 1, Patroons head coach Micheal Ray Richardson was suspended by the CBA for anti-Semitic and homophobic comments made in a local newspaper interview; in Game 2, an on-the-court argument between teammates Felipe Lopez and Carl Mitchell turned into a fistfight, with Mitchell ejected from Game 2 and Lopez suspended for Game 3. Assistant head coach Derrick Rowland tried to coach a victory from the Patroons in Richardson's absence, but Albany was simply outmatched in the playoffs by the Sun Kings; in fact, Albany became the first franchise to fail to surpass 100 points in any of their finals games since the La Crosse Bobcats lost to the Sun Kings 109-93 in a single-elimination playoff final; no team had ever finished an entire series without scoring at least 100 points since the 1955-56 season, when the Eastern League's Williamsport (Pa.) Billies lost a best-of-five series without ever surpassing 90 points in a contest.

Among the Patroons highlights in the series were rookie Gordon Klaiber (6'9''-F-83, college: Fairleigh Dickinson) 's 31 points in Game 3, the most for any player on either squad; Kareem Reed's 22 assists, tying him with Barlow for most by an individual in this series; and CBA Defensive Player of the Year Jamario Moon (6'8''-F-80, college: Meridian CC) 's five blocked shots, eight steals and 16.7 points per game in Moon's first ever CBA finals series.
 

All-CBA 1st Team 2006-07


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Moon


Fountain


Holmes


Ferguson
Player of the Year: Galen Young (6'7''-F/G-75) of Yakama Sun Kings
Defensive Player of the Year: Jamario Moon (6'8''-F-80) of Albany Patroons
Newcomer of the Year: Shaun Fountain (5'10''-G-77) of Indiana Alleycats
Rookie of the Year: Travis Garrison (6'8''-F/C-84) of Great Falls Explorers
Coach of the Year: Paul Woolpert of Yakama Sun Kings

All-CBA 1st Team
Galen Young of Yakama Sun Kings
Jamario Moon of Albany Patroons
Shaun Fountain of Indiana Alleycats
Ralphy Holmes (6'4''-G-79) of Yakama Sun Kings
Desmond Ferguson (6'7''-G/F-77) of Minot Skyrockets

All-CBA 2nd Team
Ray Cunningham (6'5''-F-79) of Minot Skyrockets
Nick Vander Laan (6'10''-C-79) of Butte Daredevils
Odell Bradley (6'4''-F/G-81) of Butte Daredevils
Carl Edwards (6'5''-F-81) of Indiana Alleycats
Jamar Howard (6'5''-F-83) of Great Falls Explorers

All-Defensive Team
Jamario Moon of Albany Patroons
Kenyon Gamble (7'0''-C-82) of Minot Skyrockets
Ray Cunningham of Minot Skyrockets
Ralphy Holmes of Yakama Sun Kings
Kwan Johnson (6'5''-G-74) of Albany Patroons

All-Rookie Team
Travis Garrison of Great Falls Explorers
Kevin Pittsnogle (6'11''-C-84) of Pittsburgh Xplosion
Gordon Klaiber (6'9''-F-83) of Albany Patroons
Will Caudle (6'9''-C-83) of Indiana Alleycats
Jason Forte (6'5''-G-84) of Yakama Sun Kings

  CBA All-Star Game 2007
The CBA All-Star Classic night began with a Slam Dunk Contest followed by a Long Distance Shootout. Hometown favorite Anthony Richardson (6'7''-F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: Florida St.) of the Butte Daredevils won the Slam Dunk title over Carl Edwards (6'5''-F-82, college: Charleston) from the Alley Cats. Next up was the Long Distance Shootout, where David Bell (6'1''-G-81, college: Montana) of the Butte Daredevils triumphed over Desmond Ferguson (6'7''-G/F-77, agency: Interperformances, college: Detroit Mercy) from the Minot Skyrockets and Albany's Jamario Moon (6'8''-F-80, college: Meridian CC)
The Continental Basketball Association played their 23rd Annual CBA All-Star Classic in Butte, Montana at the Butte Civic Center. In front of 3,283 fans, the National Conference came out on top 134-131 in overtime. The American Conference was led by Erick Barkley (6'1''-G-78, agency: Edge Sports, college: St.John's) of the Indiana Alley Cats, who scored 25 points and hit a three pointer to put the game into overtime with 3.4 seconds left in regulation. Barkley also scored six of his 25 points in overtime and missed a half-court shot that would have put the game into a second overtime. Jamario Moon (6'8''-F-80, college: Meridian CC) was fabulous in defeat. Moon had 17 points and 10 rebounds before suffering a sprained ankle early in the third quarter. Moon also swiped 5 steals and had 2 huge blocks. J.J. Sullinger (6'5''-G-82, agency: 540 Sports, college: Ohio St.) had 22 points, T.J. Thompson  (5'10''-G-82, agency: SportsTalent, college: George Washington) had 18 points and Ray Cunningham (6'5''-F-79, college: Murray St.) chipped in with 14 points for the Micheal Ray Richardson coached American Conference team. Leading the way for Paul Woolpert's National Conference team was Ralphy Holmes  (6'4''-G-79, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) of Yakama Sun Kings team, who scored 25 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to earn the Game Most Valuable Player honors. The hometown Butte Daredevils were well represented with John Millsap (6'6''-F-82, agency: Octagon, college: UTSA) scoring 22 points, Odell Bradley  (6'4''-F/G-81, college: IUPU-Indianapolis) had 19 points, and the man in the center Nick Vander Laan (6'10''-C-79, agency: Court Side, college: Concordia Irvine) pulling down a game high 16 rebounds.

The rosters:

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

Erick Barkley (6'1''-G-78, college: St.John's) - Indiana Alley Cats
Ray Cunningham (6'5''-F-79, college: Murray St.) - Minot Skyrockets
Carl Edwards (6'5''-F-81, college: Charleston) - Indiana Alley Cats
Desmond Ferguson (6'7''-G/F-77, college: Detroit Mercy) - Minot Skyrockets
Shaun Fountain (5'10''-G-77, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) - Indiana Alley Cats
J.J. Sullinger (6'5''-G-82, college: Ohio St.) - Indiana Alley Cats (R)
Jamario Moon (6'8''-F-80, college: Meridian CC) - Albany Patroons
Kevin Pittsnogle (6'11''-C-84, college: W.Virginia) - Pittsburgh Xplosion (R)
T.J. Thompson (5'10''-G-82, college: George Washington) - Albany Patroons
Eric Williams (6'9''-F-78, college: Massachusetts) - Albany Patroons

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Chris Alexander (7'1''-C-80, college: Iowa St.) - Yakama Sun Kings
Odell Bradley (6'4''-F/G-81, college: IUPU-Indianapolis) - Butte Daredevils
Rob Griffin (6'6''-F/G-78, college: Iowa) - Yakama Sun Kings
Ralphy Holmes (6'4''-G-79, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) - Yakama Sun Kings
Jamar Howard (6'5''-F-83, college: Wichita St.) - Great Falls Explorers
John Millsap (6'6''-F-82, college: UTSA) - Utah Eagles
Malik Moore (6'4''-G-80, college: American Intern.) - Great Falls Explorers
Nick Vander Laan (6'10''-C-79, college: Concordia Irvine) - Butte Daredevils
Rocky Walls (6'8''-F-76, college: ORU) - Yakama Sun Kings
Galen Young (6'7''-F/G-75, college: Charlotte) - Yakama Sun Kings

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