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Week 4 To Be a Tough One

In the Premier Basketball League only one team remains undefeated while two others continue to strive for their first victory. This week's post-Christmas match-ups are set to give fans a real treat. Entering week four of the 2014-15 season, many of the teams are starting to become more familiar with one another and are starting to break out of their shell. Here's a look at our upcoming weekend schedule:

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27th, 2014
Lima Express (2-1)                  @ Grand Rapids Cyclones (1-2)     4:00pm
Indianapolis Diesels (1-2)        @ Lake Michigan Admirals (3-1)    6:06pm
Philadelphia Flight (0-1           @ Carolina Pee Dee Vipers (3-1)   7:30pm


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28th, 2014
Racine Storm (2-1)                 @ Danville Riverhawks (1-0)            4:00pm

MONDAY, DECEMBER 29th, 2014
Lynchburg Titans (0-3)             @ Rochester RazorSharks (3-0)   7:00pm   (Game available on the Soul of the South network and ESPN3)

PBL GAME OF THE WEEK:

Racine Storm @ Danville Riverhawks, Sunday, December 18th @ 4:00pm

The Premier Basketball League "Game of the Week" heads out to the Midwest this week. In a battle between the Racine Storm (2-2) and the Danville Riverhawks (1-2) the PBL "Game of the Week" looks to be a thriller.

The Riverhawks are coming off their first victory of the year after defeating the Grand Rapids Cyclones, 127-124, in what was a very intense overtime. On the other side of the ball, Racine split a home-and-home series with the defending Midwest Division champion Indianapolis Diesels with the home team being victories in each game.

Danville will continue to rely on their secondary players after losing Cedirc Ridle with a broken hand. This will start with Fred Gardner, who in three games has 56 points, 16 assists, eight steals and 30 total rebounds. Another player for the Storm will have to try to tame will be Jerron Jameson with 51 points and 12 rebounds in three games.

Racine has had some slightly better luck that Danville and will be starting their top scorer who also ranks amongst the top in the PBL. Averaging 28 points per game, Anthony Spencer has 112 points in four games, making him the Storm's biggest offensive threat to opponents. However, he also is the guy to eliminate opponents second-chance opportunities and gives them to his own team. Spencer also leads the team with 40 total rebounds.

With a fiery attitude and dedication on both sides of the ball, plus some of the best talent around the rim, there is no doubt the PBL Game of the Week is going to be one of the biggest of the season.
 
Player of the Week
Anthony Stover, Rochester RazorSharks

This week's PBL Player of the Week is Anthony Stover of the Rochester RazorSharks.

In a battle for first in the PBL East division, Stover helped his team come back after trailing for almost 70% of the game. He only scored 5 points and had 3 assists on the offensive side of the ball, but what caught people's attention this week was his effort around the rim and on the defensive side of the ball.

Stover led the RazorSharks with a whopping seven blocked shots and 14 total rebounds to slow down the 716ers scoring opportunities and help the 'Sharks in their late fourth quarter comeback, resulting in a 108-95 victory over the Buffalo 716ers to claim first in the PBL East.
Player Transactions

After three weeks of competitive play, many teams are making moves they feel necessary in order to put together a championship caliber team. One of these changes includes first overall draft pick, Tyrone Johnson, of the Grand Rapids Cyclones (pictured above). 

PLAYER RELEASES:
Tyrone Johnson (Grand Rapids Cyclones)

C Gregshon Magee (Danville Riverhawks)
G Jeremy Mixon (Danville Riverhawks)
F Gerarld Campbell (Danville Riverhawks)
J.J. Butler (Racine Storm)
Kyle Butler (Racine Storm)

PLAYER ADDITIONS:
Tyrone Bradshaw (Racine Storm)
Vincent Parker (Grand Rapids Cyclones)
Travoy Edwards (Buffalo 716ers)
Ralphy Holmes (Rochester RazorSharks)
 
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