ABA Triple Header Event in Maywood a Success
Maywood, CA. This weekend, six of the ABA's west coast teams met in a single location for match-up of teams competing for a spot in the ABA Mini-Playoffs set for March 13-15th to determine a spot in the ABA Championship playoffs the following weekend. A large and noisy crowd had an opportunity to see six exciting games between the Los Angeles Push, Los Angeles Slam, Riverside Rage, Inland Empire 5LINX, the Maywood Buzz and the San Francisco Rumble - and they got their money's worth. Maywood has already received a bye to play in the ABA Playoffs and were filling in for the Beijing Aoshen Olympian who were playing a series of games in Texas. The scores of the games were as follows:
Los Angeles Push 115
Los Angeles Slam 110
Inland Empire 5 LINX 123
Riverside Rage 118
Maywood Buzz 130 OT
SF Rumble 122
Los Angeles Push 121 OT
SF Rumble 119
Los Angeles Slam 142
Riverside Rage 137
Maywood Buzz 130
IE 5 LINX 120
"With the Push's two wins, it really shows them as a contender for the Mini-Playoffs," stated Burrel Lee III, Tournament host." "And the other teams certainly were in contention to win their games also. We have a strong division - and when Beijing comes back, the Mini-Tournament should be a wide open event."
Some of the leading performances included:
LA Push Larry "Bone Collector" Williams 32 points
LA Slam Sean Harris 22, CJ Johnbson 22
Riverside Rage Tree Small 26, Leon Flaherty 23
Inland Empire Tyree Williams 26
SF Rumble Derek Foster 30, Cardell "Ballohalic" Butler 26
Maywood Buzz Wesley Stokes 29, Jamar Cramer 25, Kenny Wright 25
SF Rumble Derek Foster 31 Taquane Franklin 23
LA Push Durwin Williams 26, Vince Camper 23
Riverside Rage Tree Small 35, Ray Reed 22
LA Slam Carlos Rivers 38, CJ Johnson 25
IE 5 LINX Tarron Williams 28, M'Jumbe Williams 24
Maywood Buzz Isaac Burton 34, Jamar Cramer 30, Ken Wright 27
For more information, visit _www.buzzbasketball.com_ (http://www.buzzbasketball.com) or wws.abalive.com.
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