The RazorSharks were home this weekend to take on the undefeated Buffalo 716ers. The 'Sharks started off slow, but were able to take the lead halfway through the second half despite an impressive defensive effort by the 716ers. The RazorSharks were able to keep their lead throughout the remainder of a very physical contest by way of a dominant defense and versatile offense, under the leadership of new head coach Chris Iversen.
Troy Jackson led the RazorSharks with 20 points. Jerice Crouch, Raheem Singleton, Melvin Council, and Josh Chichester all assisted Jackson by recording double digit point totals. The addition of “Radio” Raheem Singleton proved effective, as he added a necessary spark to the RazorSharks' offense. The RazorSharks shot 44% from the field, helping them score over 100 points once again. Mark St. Fort led the way defensively, recording 4 blocks and 4 defensive boards. The RazorSharks forced 22 turnovers, had 39 defensive rebounds, 7 steals, and 9 blocks on their way to an impressive 104-91 win over the previously undefeated Buffalo 716ers.
The RazorSharks look to stay hot, when they host the New England Shamrocks on Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 pm.
Coming off a win over the Hurricane last Thursday night, the RazorSharks look to stay undefeated at home as they host the Buffalo 716ers at the Blue Cross Arena, Saturday February 6th at 7:05 pm. Chris Iversen will look to earn his second win as Rochester's new Head Coach. The RazorSharks come into Saturday’s game with a 3-2 record on the season, while sitting in fourth place in the Northeast Division. Through the first five games this season, the RazorSharks are averaging over 100 points per game, chasing their average of 127 points per game last season. The 'Sharks have struggled to maintain a record above .500 for 2 consecutive games so far this season, but plan on achieving that with a win on Saturday with the leadership of their new head coach. This will be the first game in the 2016 PBL Season for newly signed players James Helton and Raheem Singleton as well.
The 716ers are headed to Blue Cross Arena with an undefeated record, averaging roughly 91 points per game. This will be the first time these two teams will face off this season. The last 5 times these teams have played each other, the RazorSharks have come out on top with an average win margin of 33 points.
Tip-off is at 7:05 pm from the Blue Cross Arena in Downtown Rochester. There will be a pre-game happy hour and live music performance by "Rain & Leaves" in the upper atrium directly ahead of the game.
The RazorSharks have announced the signing of point guard Raheem Singleton to their roster Wednesday morning. Singleton played briefly with Rochester during the early part of the 2014-2015 season, and has most recently played for multiple teams in NBL Canada and the NBA's Developmental League over the last three years.
Singleton joins the team to replace point guard Kyle Randall, who has been released from the team so he could travel home to deal with personal matters.
The RazorSharks play the undefeated Buffalo 716ers this Saturday at 7:05 pm at the Blue Cross Arena. Pre-game happy hour begins at 6:00 pm featuring $2 draft beer and live musical performance by "Rain & Leaves".
James Helton will once again dawn the blue and white, as the RazorSharks announce his signing back to the organization. The team releases Aaron Weaver, who played in all 5 games for the RazorSharks this season.
Helton, known by many fans as Worm, was a key contributor to the Rochester’s 2014-2015 PBL Championship last season. He hopes to return to Rochester and help a RazorSharks team looking to get back on track after a couple of tough road losses. Helton was excited to get back to his team, and get back to work. "I can't wait to get back and help this team make it to the playoffs, and push win another championship. I love playing in this city, and will make sure that I work hard for these fans, and for my teammates."
The RazorSharks next play this Saturday at 7:05 pm, as they look to make it two wins in a row when they take on the undefeated Buffalo 716ers.
After a last minute loss last week, the RazorSharks were back home to host their second home game against the Chautauqua Hurricane. Filled with emotion, and led by new Head Coach Chris Iverson, the RazorSharks came out ready to improve on their .500 record. Although the beginning of the game was chippy and physical, Rochester showed their resilience while playing one of their best defensive games of the year. The RazorSharks held the Hurricane to a 32% field goal percentage through the entire contest. The team also recorded a remarkable 66 rebounds over the course of the game. Great defense, paired with a fast paced explosive offense, allowed the RazorSharks to score over 100 points, and win by a 35 point margin over Chatauqua. Nate Barfield revealed his all-around productive abilities on Thursday, recording a double-double while scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Jerice Crouch led Rochester in scoring with 17 points. 5 RazorSharks players recorded double digit points in the game, including Troy Jackson, who scored 16 points against his former team.
With their resounding 105-70 over the Hurricane, the RazorSharks move to a 3-2 record and 1-0 under new Head Coach Chris Iversen. The RazorSharks play their next home game next Saturday, February 6th at 7:05 pm against the undefeated Buffalo 716ers. Saturday night's game will once again include a pre-game happy hour and live musical performance before the game, beginning at 6:00pm.
The Rochester RazorSharks are proud to announce their new partnership with 105.5 “The Team” for this upcoming 2016 PBL Season. “The Team” will broadcast live from each of the RazorSharks’ 12 regular season home games, along with producing weekly practice updates and interviews.
105.5 “The Team” is Rochester’s official provider for CBS Sports Radio in the Rochester area. They offer live national sports programming and coverage, and reach over 900,000 people on 105.5 FM, 1310AM, and 1590 AM. National programming includes popular names such as Jim Rome, Tiki Barber, and Mike Francesa. In addition to its broad national coverage, “The Team” broadcasts live local Section V sports such as football, soccer, basketball, and more. “The Team” is currently the official broadcast affiliate for Boston Red Sox Baseball, and is the radio home of Rochester Knighthawks lacrosse.
The RazorSharks organization is certainly delighted to include their name to “The Team’s” great lineup of programming. It is undoubtedly a great opportunity for RazorSharks brand to reach out to markets outside of the central Rochester area, and help continue to grow its fan base. Spencer German will call the game live on 105.5 “The Team” as the RazorSharks take on the Providence Sky Chiefs in their home opener this Saturday at 1:05 pm from the Blue Cross Arena.