Bay Area Hits 143 Point Mark for Second Game in a Row, Wins Club's First Division Title
Severn, MD (February 23, 2013) - The Bay Area Shuckers (10-4) clinched the American Professional Basketball League's Colonial Division title with a 143-115 win over the Alexandria Avengers (2-11). The victory gave Bay Area their first division title in only their second season.
Mike McKenzie was named Coffee News Player of the Game for his 27 point, eight assist and four steal performance. Gus Chase added 24 points and Danny Thompson posted 19 points and 18 rebounds, while Anthony Thomas contributed ten points and 11 rebounds.
For the second game in a row the Shuckers scored 143 points; tying the franchise record for points scored in regulation. Bay Area also set a franchise record with their 28 point margin of victory. With the win tonight, they have now won seven of nine games.
"I'm very proud of what our organization has been able to accomplish in such a short time. We made great strides in our first year last season and now to clinch the division title against a very tough schedule this season speaks to the talented players we have, the excellent job done by the coaching staff, and the work of the entire organization," commented Shuckers General Manager John Wolfe.
Following a bye next weekend the Shuckers return to their home court on March 9th to face the Winchester Storm (3-7).