Teams Look to Bounce Back
Following the first set of games of the New Year, the Premier Basketball League has another weekend of intense match-ups that could become detrimental for teams such as the Philadelphia Flight, who are yet to win a game, have a rematch game this weekend against the defending champion Rochester RazorSharks.
Friday's game between the Grand Rapids Cyclones and the Danville Riverhawks is also a real treat. Until last weekend's loss to the Riverhawks, the only other team to defeat the Lake Michigan Admirals was the Grand Rapids Cyclones. Even though both teams had a slow start to their season, they are both proving to be very dangerous organizations and strong contenders to make it into the post-season.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 9th, 2014
Danville Riverhawks (2-3) @ Grand Rapids Cyclones (1-4) 8:00pm
SATURDAY, JANUARY 10th, 2014
Grand Rapids Cyclones (1-4) @ Lake Michigan Admirals (4-2) 6:06pm
Lima Express (4-1) @ Racine Storm (3-2) 7:00pm
Buffalo 716ers (3-3) @ Carolina Pee Dee Vipers (5-1) 7:30pm
SUNDAY, JANUARY 11th, 2014
Philadelphia Flight (0-3) @ Rochester RazorSharks (4-0) 1:00pm
PBL GAME OF THE WEEK:
Lima Express vs. Racine Storm; Saturday, January 7th @ 7:00pm
The Premier Basketball League "Game of the Week" between the Lima Express and the Racine Storm kicks off the first official meeting between two of the best teams in the Midwest division.
The first place Lima Express (4-1) last played when they defeated the Grand Rapids Cyclones 121-92 at home. The Express had two players reach the 30-point mark that game. Cordaryl Ballard led the team with 35 points and Kyle Meyer was right behind him with 33 points scored.
The Racine Storm (3-2) currently sit in third place in the PBL Midwest division and could take the lead with a victory over Lima. A win here would put them in first place for the first time since joining the PBL while showing that they can be just as competitive on the road as they are at home. The Storm have momentum on their side as they look to continue their two-game winning streak, which included their most recent victory of 145-125 over the Danville Riverhawks while on the road.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
Cordaryl Ballard- 5 GP, 24.5 PPG, 15 ASSTS, 35 RBDS
Kevin Meyer- 4 GP, 18.25 PPG, 37 RBDS
Anthony Spencer- 5 GP, 27.2 PPG, 7 STLS, 49 RBDS
Reginald Bunch- 5 GP, 24.2 PPG, 7 STLS, 40 RBDS