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PBL Standings 2008-09
Atlantic Division
 1. Manchester 16-4 
 2. Vermont FH 14-7 
 3. Halifax R. 12-8 
 4. Quebec Kebs 4-14 
 5. Montreal S. 3-13 
Central Division
 1. Battle Creek K. 18-2 
 2. Detroit P. 6-14 
 3. Chicago T. 6-14 
 4. M. Michigan 2-11 
Eastern Division
 1. Rochester R. 16-3 
 2. Wilmington SD 16-5 
 3. Augusta G. 10-10 
 4. Buffalo S. 1-19 
 1. Maryland N. 0-0 

Points Per Game
 1 Millien, Halifax24.7 
 2 Rayson, Buffalo23.3 
 3 Woodland, Detroit22.6 
 4 Bufford, Detroit22.2 
 5 Gill, Detroit21.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 1 Rayson. Buffalo10.1 
 2 Waters. Detroit9.5 
 3 Millien. Halifax9.5 
 4 Crookshank. Halifax9.0 
 5 Reaves. Rochester9.0 
Assists Per Game
 1 Johnson, Battle Creek7.0 
 2 Sawyer, Chicago6.9 
 3 Gill, Detroit6.0 
 4 Sims, Augusta5.5 
 5 Bennett, Halifax5.5 
Steals Per Game
 1 Bennett. Halifax3.1 
 2 Stewart. Manchester2.8 
 3 Glass. Manchester2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 1 Pierre. Quebec3.0 
 2 Bryant. Vermont2.9 
 3 Richard. Wilmington2.0 
1 Johnson. Rochester 70.4%
2 Phillips. Battle 69.6%
3 Waters. Detroit 67.8%
1 Williams. Wilmington 53.1%
2 Leggett. Wilmington 52.4%
3 Whitted. Rochester 52.2%
Free Throws
1 Miles. Chicago 89.7%
2 Hazelton. Manchester 88.9%
3 Williams. Wilmington 88.3%
RazorSharks win 2nd straight PBL Championship!! (Photo:

Rochester RazorSharks 2008-09
Rod Baker Rod Baker Baker
Sammy Monroe
Keith Friel
James Reaves
Xavier Morton
Marlin Johnson
21 Monroe Sammy 6'6'' (198) F 85 USA
13 Friel Keith 6'4'' (192) G 77 USA
35 Reaves James 6'8'' (203) F 82 USA
33 Morton Xavier 6'9'' (206) F/C 80 USA
2 Johnson Marlin 6'4'' (193) F 75 USA
25 Whitted Tre 6'4'' (193) G 84 USA
44 Smith Lincoln 6'10'' (208) F/C 81 USA
10 Hailey Steve 6'1'' (186) G 84 USA
34 Barclay Arthur 6'8'' (203) F/C 82 USA
5 Halas John 6'4'' (192) G 83 USA
15 Hollyfield Derik 6'4'' (193) G/F 82 USA
23 Durr Fred 6'7'' (201) F 85 USA
  Head Coach: Baker Rod         

PBL Announces All-League Teams

All-PBL 1st Team 2009

The Premier Basketball League announced the members of their All-League teams. These teams were selected by a vote of the PBL head coaches. Keith Friel (6'4''-G-77) of Rochester RazorSharks (6'4''-G-77, college: Virginia) of the Rochester RazorSharks leads the charge for the PBL All-League First team. Joining Friel on the first team was fellow guards, Rashi Johnson (6'2''-G-82) of Battle Creek Knights (6'2''-G-82, college: Michigan St.) and Randy Gill (6'2''-G-78) of Detroit Panthers (6'2''-G-78, college: Bowie St.). At the forward spots are Cedric McGinnis (6'8''-F-77) of Wilmington Sea Dawgs (6'8''-F-77, college: Georgia Southern) and Tyrone Rayson (6'6''-F-80) of Buffalo St ampede (6'6''-F-80, college: East Central). At the center spot is Jonas Pierre (6'10''-C-80) of Quebec Kebs (CAN) (6'10''-C-80, college: Lincoln (MO)) of the Quebec Kebs. The PBL All-League Second team is made up of Alex Harper (6'4''-G-82, college: Va Commonwealth) and Benson Callier (6'6''-G-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: W.Kentucky) at the guard position. James Reaves (6'8''-F-82, college: Niagara) and Miguel Millien (6'9''-F-83, college: Idaho St.) manned the forward positions and Walt Waters (6'11''-C-84, agency: Tank Sports, college: Macomb CC) of the Detroit Panthers was the man in the middle. 'With all of the talent in the PBL it was difficult for the coaches to pick the All-League teams,' said PBL Chairman of the Board Dr. Severko Hrywnak. 'The PBL congratulates each of the players for their outstanding seasons.' Individual awards will be announced tomorrow, including Most Valuable Player, Sixth Man of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year.

Keith Friel Rochester RazorSharks
Rashi Johnson Battle Creek Knights
Randy Gill Detroit Panthers
Cedric McGinnis Wilmington Sea Dawgs
Tyrone Rayson Buffalo Stampede
Jonas Pierre Quebec Kebs

Alex Harper Wilmington Sea Dawgs
Benson Callier Vermont Frost Heaves
James Reaves Rochester RazorSharks
Miguel AJ Millien Halifax Rainmen
Walt Waters Detroit Panthers

Jonas Pierre
John Bryant (6'7''-F-82)
Al Stewart (5'10''-G-83)
Tony Bennett (6'1''-G-84)
Derik Hollyfield (6'4''-G/F-82)

2009 PBL Most Valuable Player:
Keith Friel (6'4''-G-77, college: Virginia) Rochester RazorSharks

2009 PBL Sixth Man of the Year:
Alex Harper (6'4''-G-82, college: Va Commonwealth) Wilmington Sea Dawgs

2009 PBL Newcomer of the Year:
Miguel AJ Millien (6'9''-F-83, college: Idaho St.) Halifax Rainmen

2009 PBL Co-Defensive Player of the Year:
Jonas Pierre (6'10''-C-80, college: Lincoln (MO)) Quebec Kebs
Al Stewart (5'10''-G-83, agency: Rice and Rice, college: Drake) Manchester Millrats
Rochester repeats as PBL champions
The Rochester RazorSharks won their second straight PBL Championship in front of 7,119 fans in attendance over the Battle Creek Knights with a 152-115 victory.
League MVP, Keith Friel (6'4''-G-77, college: Virginia), scored a game-high 28 points and tied his PBL Finals record of seven 3-pointers. Xavier Morton came off the bench for Rochester with 17 points and set a new PBL Finals record with 16 rebounds. Rochester finished with eight players in double figures. Coleco Buie led the Knights with 24 points and Rashi Johnson added 21 points for Battle Creek.
Shattered backboards are becoming routine at Premier Basketball League Championship games, especially for RazorSharks Forward, Sammy Monroe. With just over three minutes into the 2009 PBL Championship between the Knights and the RazorSharks, Monroe shattered another backboard off a breakaway reverse dunk matching last years championship game when Monroe and teammate James Mook Reaves went up for a rebound and came down with all glass. Following the smashed backboard, play was delayed for 45 minutes and resumed with the RazorSharks leading 11-6 with 8:41 remaining in the opening quarter. Coming out of the break, Rochester increased their lead to 11, 17-6, with 6:47 left in the quarter. The RazorSharks led by as many as 12 and held a 35-26 lead after one.
Rochester came out on fire in the second on an 8-0 run forcing a Battle Creek timeout in the opening minutes of the quarter. Battle Creek Knights All-League First Team Guard, Rashi Johnson, hit a 3-pointer coming out of the timeout to stop the bleeding, but the RazorSharks came right back to score six straight points extending their lead to 20, 53-33 with 7:59 to play in the first half. Battle Creek went on a 6-0 run to pull within 11 with just over four minutes in the first half, but back-to-back 3-pointers from Keith Friel (6'4''-G-77, college: Virginia), while being fouled on the second for a four-point play, put the RazorSharks lead back up to 18, 67-49. Rochester closed out the half with a 76-59 advantage led by Friels 17 points on 4 of 8 from beyond the arc. Rashi Johnson and Allen White paced the Knights with 16 and 11 points, respectively.

Rochester came out in the second half running a 1-3-1 zone defense and just shut down the Knights while blowing the game wide open. The RazorSharks limited Battle Creek to just seven points midway in the third quarter and closed out the quarter with a 37 point lead, 113-76. Battle Creek was held to just 17 points, setting a new PBL Finals low-record for points in a quarter. Despite the large deficit, Battle Creek fought back and started the fourth quarter on a 13-0 run to cut the lead down to 24, 113-89. Coleco Buie led the charge for the Knights with a trio of baskets from beyond the arc. Rochesters bench quickly showed their roster depth as the lead was pushed back to 30 and hung on to close out the 37-point victory.
Notes: The RazorSharks set several PBL Finals records: points in the game (152), half (76) quarter (2nd 41), FG (54), FG attempts (103), FT (32) FT attempts (43), rebounds (72), assists (34), blocks (8), and winning margin (37).

Keith Friel and Sammy Monroe as Co-MVPS for the PBL Playoffs

The Premier Basketball League today announced the members of the All-Playoff team along with the naming of RazorSharks Keith Friel and Sammy Monroe as Co-MVPS for the PBL Playoffs.
Friel averaged a playoff high 28.3 ppg for the two time champion RazorSharks. He scored a game-high 28 points and tied his PBL Finals record of seven 3-pointers in the PBL Championship Game against Battle Creek. Friel shot an amazing 51% (22/43) from behind the three point arc during the Playoffs.
Monroe showed his all-around game and brought his game to a new level during the playoffs. He scored 22.3 ppg. during the RazorSharks playoff run and was a matchup problem every night for his opponents. Monroe also showed that his talents were in other areas, as he proceeded to shatter a backboard during the PBL Championship Game, much to the delight of the 7,119 fans in attendance.

Members of the 2009 PBL All-Playoff team are as follows:
Benson Callier (6'6''-G-84)
Marlowe Currie (6'7''-F-78)
Desmond Ferguson (6'7''-G/F-77)
Keith Friel (6'4''-G-77)
Rashi Johnson (6'2''-G-82.)
Kenny Langhorne (6'5''-F/G-81)
Brian Leggett (6'6''-C-86)
Cedric McGinnis (6'8''-F-77)
Sammy Monroe (6'6''-F-85)
James Reaves (6'8''-F-82)

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