Imperials imposing defense leads to victoryFebruary 5, 2007 - American Basketball Association (ABA) Palm Beach Imperials
The Imperials came out firing and went on an 8-0 run to begin the game and would play stifling defense building a lead. With 5:05 left in the quarter The Aces would go on a 13-5 run to close the gap and the quarter would end with the Imperials up 28-25. The Imperials would ratchet it up a notch with a pressing defense led by Jason Brooks 4 steals that resulted in 11 points being scored as The Imperials took a 55-42 lead in halftime.
The Imperials continued to pressure The Aces as they created 5 3d opportunities converting 4 into points taking full advantage of this unique rule which awards an extra point to a team if they create and convert a turnover in the back court to points.
The Imperials continued to build on their lead and prevailed 127-106. The Imperials are now 9-14 and building momentum as they have won their last two games. The keys to this victory were tenacious defense led by Jason Brooks who recorded 8 steals. Rolando "Downtown" Hall's solid play and leadership led to 19 points 10 assists and 5 steals. Chauncey Davis aided the effort with 23 points and 5 steals. Carl Jenkins contributed to the victory with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Lamar "Burna" Moore was the leading scorer with 27 points. The Imperials will face the #3 ranked Miami Tropics on Friday February 9 at 7:30 PM at FAU in Boca Raton. With a victory The Imperials have a chance to break into the top 24 and be in playoff contention. The Tropics are led by Carlos Escalara, Marcus Barnes, and Korel Rosario who hope to match up favorably against The Imperials leading rebounded Carl Jenkins.
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