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Let The 2015 Games Begin

Although we're in the same season, it's a new year. This gives hope to some teams who have recently fallen back in the standings such as the defending Midwest division champion, Indianapolis Diesels, who currently occupies last place in their division after a slow 1-3 start. The Lynchburg Titans and the Philadelphia Flight are the league's only two teams yet to win a game, but Philadelphia's fierce play has brought them close in tough games against the East's top two teams, Rochester and Carolina.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 3rd, 2014
Lynchburg Titans (0-4)             @ Buffalo 716ers (2-2)     2:00pm
Lake Michigan Admirals (4-1)  @ Danville Riverhawks (1-3)    7:00pm
Philadelphia Flight (0-2)            @ Carolina Pee Dee Vipers (4-1)   7:30pm


SUNDAY, JANUARY 4th, 2014
Buffalo 716ers (2-2)                  @ Rochester RazorSharks (4-0)            1:00pm
Grand Rapids Cyclones (1-3)   @ Indianapolis Diesels (1-3)            4:00pm
Racine Storm (3-2)                   @ Lima Express (3-1)            3:00pm
Lynchburg Titans (0-4)              @ Erie Hurricane(1-2)            3:00pm



PBL GAME OF THE WEEK:

Rochester RazorSharks vs. Buffalo 716ers; Sunday, December 4th @1:00pm

The Premier Basketball League "Game of the Week" between the Rochester RazorSharks and the Buffalo 716ers could potentially be the most intense game of the weekend. The first game between these two resulted in a 108-95 victory for the RazorSharks and claiming first in the PBL East.

The RazorSharks struggled and trailed for most of the entire game until they were able counter on some costly Buffalo fouls and missed shots in the fourth quarter, resulting in a 13-point victory.

Jerice Crouch led the RazorSharks after scoring 25 points, but the real star that everybody was talking about was Anthony Stover. Stover had five points and three assists, but his defensive efforts is what turned the game around in Rochester's favor. Stover had seven blocked shots and 14 total rebounds.

Buffalo's player to watch is former RazorShark Robert McKiver. During their last meeting McKiver scored 24 points, posted four assists, pulled down five total rebounds and will look to have an even bigger game after being cut by the RazorSharks and then just fall short after almost defeating them.

The game will be broadcasted nationally on the Soul of the South network and ESPN3.
 
Player of the Week
Cedric Ridle, Danville Riverhawks

This week's PBL Player of the Week is Cedric Ridle of the Danville Riverhawks.

The Danville Riverhawks pulled out their first victory of the season, ending a three-game losing streak after they defeated the Grand Rapids Cyclones in overtime, 127-124.

Leading the offensive charge for Danville was Cedric Ridle, who scored 36 points, three assists and had six blocked shots, which is impressive enough as it is, but to top it off, Ridle's star performance came while playing with a broken hand.

Ridle broke his hand a couple weeks back in a loss to the Lima Express and was expected to miss potentially 4-6 weeks of play. Though he did sit out a short period of time, he has returned early with just as much, if not more, determination to help pull his team out of the basement of the Midwest division. The Riverhawks continue their three-game homestretch when they host the division leading Lake Michigan Admirals on Saturday, January 3rd.   

 
Owner of the Month
Chris Glisson, Lake Michigan Admirals

The Premier Basketball League is proud to announce Chris Glisson, the owner of the Lake Michigan Admirals (4-1) as December's Owner of the Month.

For the first time in the Admirals four years in the PBL, the Admirals are not only leading the PBL MIdwest division, but a single-point loss to the Grand Rapids Cyclones is all that has stood in their way of a perfect season.

"I believe the difference in this year's team compared to the past has been the brotherhood bond between the players. Chemistry is the most important ingredient to a successful team," stated Glisson.

Glisson has also housed his entire team in a house by the lake to make sure they are able to relax and are bonding with each other. Glisson also leads the league with over 45 players signed to the next level of professional basketball with major contracts. 

 
 
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