Week Two Expected Thrillers
After an exciting inaugural weekend resulting in some huge scoring drives by veteran teams and exposure of some of the league's new expansion organizations, week two is expected to start just where last week left off. Week two will begin on Saturday, December 13th starting with an East division matinee followed by two evening games.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13th, 2014
Erie Hurricane (0-1) @ Buffalo 716ers (1-0) 1:30pm
Danville Riverhawks (0-1) @ Lake Michigan Admirals (1-0) 6:06pm
Lynchburg Titans (0-1) @ Carolina Pee Dee Vipers (1-1) 7:30pm
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14th, 2014
Indianapolis Diesels (0-0) @ Lima Express (1-0) 3:00pm
Buffalo 716ers (1-0) @ Lake Michigan Admirals (1-0) 3:00pm
Grand Rapids Cyclones (0-0) @ Racine Storm (0-1) 6:00pm
PBL GAME OF THE WEEK:
Buffalo vs. Erie, Saturday, December 13th @ 1:30pm
The PBL Game of the Week is anticipated to be an exciting battle between the Buffalo 716ers (1-0) and the Erie Hurricane (0-1). The two teams will actually meet for a home-and-home series starting in Buffalo on Saturday and then in Erie on Sunday.
Last season the 716ers were 5-1 on the season against the Hurricane, outscoring the boys in Erie 731-575 and building a very intense rivalry. The 716ers five victories against the Hurricane would help drive them to a strong third place finish in the East Division, just knocking them short of a post-season spot. Erie would finish last in the East division with their sole victory coming against the 716ers.
The 716ers current point leader after their victory last weekend is Glenroy Carr. Carr posted 21 points, three assists and eight total rebounds. During the 2014 PBL season, Carr was the third highest scoring player on the 716ers with 15.6-points per game and looks to be the veteran star of the organization to lead them to the postseason.
This will be the Hurricane's first game of the season, so their star player of the season is yet to be shown, however, Lester Jones was the stud that kept the Hurricane from getting blown out many times last season. In 2014, Jones posted 30.9-points per game, totaled 53 assist and 87 rebounds. He was one of the top players in the entire league and is expected to bring similar numbers to the table this year as well.