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January 22nd Game Rescheduled!
by posted 01/16/2018


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RazorSharks Fall to Cardinals in Final Seconds
by posted 01/08/2018


The RazorSharks dropped a heartbreaker last night to the Ohio Cardinals in their third straight loss to start the 2018 season.  The newly formed North American Premier Basketball League has clearly shown a very high level of competition that even the Sharks are struggling to adjust to.  Last night was Rochester’s closest game to this point, losing by just 4 points, 97-93.  The Sharks had a lead down the stretch that reached 9 points, but a questionable no-call on a fairly clear goaltending play went in favor of the Cardinals, which may have played an important role in shifting the momentum.  With 30 seconds left in the game, Ohio guard Jesse Hardin Jr. hit a massive three-pointer from way beyond the arc, breaking the tie and the RazorSharks simply couldn’t respond.

Leading the way for Ohio was forward Richie Gordan III with a 24-point, 10 rebound double-double.  Trailing him was guard Bernard Parks with 23 points of his own.  DJ Blanks had a game high 4 steals.  For Rochester, Nick Waddell was the leading scorer with 17, while also adding 7 rebounds.  Rashard McGill had 16 points followed by Matt Hart’s 15.  Hart, John Ivy, and Melvin Council each added 3 steals.  Jordan Railey led the Sharks with 10 rebounds and had a game high 2 blocks.    

The RazorSharks will travel south this weekend to face the Kentucky Thoroughbreds in a two-game weekend series.  Rochester and Kentucky will face off at 7:00pm on Friday, January 12th and Saturday, January 13th.  Links to watch the game will be available on our website and social media outlets as game-time approaches.  The Sharks will not return home until January 22nd, at 7:05pm as they take on the Kansas City Tornados for the first time.  The Sharks will be anxious for revenge after their close battle last night, so reserve your seats today!

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WE HAVE LIFTOFF!
by posted 01/01/2018


WE HAVE LIFTOFF: ALBANY PULLS AWAY AT ROCHESTER FOR FIRST WIN IN NAPB HISTORY

  

                                          

 

The first game in North American Premier Basketball (NAPB) league history is in the books.

Mark the Albany Patroons as the first team to win in the NAPB as they found a way to take an early lead, hold it, build on it and roll to a 110-92 victory in Rochester against the host RazorSharks for a New Year’s Eve tip-off in front of a solid, opening night crowd.

Albany (1-0) led 54-43 at the halftime break and never allowed the RazorSharks (0-1) to really get anything going in terms of a rally for an opening night comeback.

Albany was led in the win by Edwin Ubiles who led a five double-figure scorers with 24 points while Torren Jones (21 points), Lloyd Johnson (20 points), Smush Parker (16 points) and Steven Cuningham (11 points),

 

The RazorSharks’ big performances came from Nick Waddell (16 points, 13 rebounds) and John Ivy (15 points).

“They came out and beat us in every aspect of the game tonight,” Rochester head coach Chris Iversen said. “They showed a certain level of toughness that we did not match. They deserve all the credit and we found out that we definitely have some work to do.

“It was a good first night for the league because it showed right off the bat that things are going to be very competitive this year, and I think each team is looking forward to the challenge of playing in this league.”

Next up, the Kansas City Tornados play host to the Kentucky Thoroughbreds for a 2-game set beginning Wednesday at 7 p.m. and the same time the following evening at Municipal Arena.

Five other games are planned for next weekend including the RazorSharks traveling to Albany for a rematch on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. Rochester will host the Ohio Cardinals at 2:05 p.m. on Sunday and the Patroons will also host the Cardinals the following evening for a 7:05 p.m. tipoff.

The Yakima Sunkings will host the Vancouver Knights for another 2-game set that will take place Friday and Saturday with a 7:11 p.m. tipoff on both nights.

– Alan Dale, Media Relations for North American Premier Basketball

http://napbasketball.com/top-stories/we-have-liftoff-albany-pulls-away-at-rochester-for-first-win-in-napb-history/

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