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Old 12-17-2008, 11:07 PM
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Default Minot Skyrockets 110, Chicago Steam 84

Hey Fellas,
Scorers for us:
Spears 24 points, 11 boards
Scruggs 14 points, 11 boards, 2 blocks
Fields 18 points, 7 boards, 7 assists
Parran 17 points, 4 assists
Brandon Smith 17 points, 10 boards -- Rookie
Miles 8 points 5 boards
Davison 2 points, 6 assists
O'Quinn 2 points, 2 rebounds 5 fouls
Griffin 8 points, 7 boards, 4 steals
Alvin Jones -- DNP, hamstring
43% from field, 27% from 3, 72% from FT

Top 3 For them:
Eric Smith 23 points, 5 boards, 7 assists, 5-10 3point
Chris Hopson 21 points, 9 boards, 3 assists
Mike Henderson 20 points, 10 boards
37% from field, 40% from 3, 53% FT

Overall good game, lost 1 QP, but Chicago led in the 3rd quarter at one point.

Skyrockets 20 28 26 36
Steam 21 19 22 22

Smaller crowd, but having home opener on a Wednesday didn't help.
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:25 PM
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Nice win for the Skyrockets. I notice that the crowds in the CBA have been down, although it's early. Any figures?
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:51 PM
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Nothing announced... Temps up here are -20 below (Not counting windchill) and the opener is on a Wednesday... Should get better!
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:12 AM
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I hope you're right and I realize this is mid-week. But it seems to me that fans don't really find ABA opponents as interesting as league rivals(imo).
My guess is that attendence was around 1,000. The picture in MDN looked almost empty.
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:24 AM
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I hope you're right and I realize this is mid-week. But it seems to me that fans don't really find ABA opponents as interesting as league rivals(imo).
My guess is that attendence was around 1,000. The picture in MDN looked almost empty.
I don't think the ABA opponents have anything to do with attendance. Attendance is down as a sign of the times. What are minor league hoops teams doing differently to bring-in fans?!? Ponder that question. Also, weather isn't a factor. Everyone knew there would be sub-zero temperatures in Minot before this franchise was purchased from Apex. Personally, I think the Skyrockets should have been allowed to die on the vine. Wasn't anything learned from Minot's IBA experience?
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:34 AM
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Default Winter and cold are normal..

..blizzard conditions in North Dakota and 250,000 customers without power due to an ice storm in the Albany region aren't. Both of those circumstances made the Today Show this week, and would impact attendance.

I agree with Ken that the ABA opponents are having relatively little impact on attendance, and that says something about any future direction the CBA might have.
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:04 AM
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You're probably right, and I'm glad to see the ABA teams fulfilling their responsibilities. But attendence is down, regardless of the reason. Hopefully it will pick up, though.
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:38 PM
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Hey Chuck, how did my man Monte O'Quinn do in the game? I saw posted here that he had 2 points, 2 rebounds and five fouls. I know you disagreed, but I think that I proved my point. He stinks!
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:41 PM
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Hey Chuck, how did my man Monte O'Quinn do in the game? I saw posted here that he had 2 points, 2 rebounds and five fouls. I know you disagreed, but I think that I proved my point. He stinks!
Geez man, what is it with you and Monte O'Quinn? Did he stiff you for an autograph or something and it snapped your opinion of him? Give it a rest. Yeah, he's not part of the CBA All-Star Team, but I'm sure he could still outshoot you in a game of HORSE.
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:45 PM
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No actually I'm mad because I told him clearly that I wanted a double quarter with cheese and he served me a big mac instead. I distinctly remember ordering a double yet he screwed up. Well you know what they,"you always get screwed at the drive through." Chuck you are never wrong
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