A Quick Homecoming
They left Lawton, Oklahoma, at 1am, just a few hours after losing to the Cavalry 85-80 in a Premier Basketball League game on Friday night. It was a three hour drive to Dallas to catch a 6am flight back to Rochester via Atlanta. The RazorSharks got back home, following a three game week long road trip, Saturday at noon.
They don't stay long. After a Sunday film session and an 8am practice Monday, they're back on the bus to Dayton, Ohio, for a game Tuesday night. It has been a tough stretch, but a productive stretch.
"We got a chance to really bond," said guard Jerice Crouch. "A lot of guys ate together. We hadn't done things like that in the past when we were 2-6 the first eight games of the year."
Since that time Rochester has won eight of ten games, with both of those losses coming to Lawton. The first was in overtime at home last month. The other came Friday night. It was the closest game the Cavalry played at home this season. In two years in the PBL, they haven't lost at the Great Plains Coliseum.
"Every game that we've played against them the games have been close," said forward Mike Williams, who pulled down 12 boards on Friday. " It comes down to defense, rebounding and execution."
"They know that we are a great team, that they had to play extremely well to beat us in Lawton," added Sammy Monroe. "I feel like the next time we go to Lawton, we will win."
That opportunity could come. Rochester needs just one win over its last two games to clinch its way into the PBL playoffs. The Sharks are at Dayton Tuesday, and home to play Kentucky in the regular season finale Saturday March 26.
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