Chinooks advance to title game

July 2, 2007 - International Basketball League (IBL) - Portland Chinooks News Release

The Portland Chinooks beat the Santa Barbara Breakers 119 - 106 to win the International Basketball League's Western Championship Title on Sunday July 1, 2007.

Bo Colas was named player of the game after scoring 14 points, most of which were off of rebounds and steals. He had 10 rebounds, 1 asst, 1 block and 3 steals. David Lucas scored 36 points & had 11 rebounds. Mike Parker had 26 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. David Jackson scored 12 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 blocked shot and 1 steal. Robert Day scored 11 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Shammgod Wells scored 9 points, had 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block and 1 steal. Also adding to the points were Edjuan Green with 5 points, Chris Nixon 4 points, 2 blocks, 1 steal and Terrance Green with 2 points.

The high scorer for Santa Barbara was Toby Bailey with 31 points.

The Western Championship playoffs started on Friday, June 29th. In Round 1 the Portland Chinooks beat the Las Vegas Stars 151 - 130.

Round 2 was played on Saturday, June 30th. The Portland Chinooks played the top seeded Salem Stampede, who was favored to win the National Championship Title. That game was a battle until the end. The score at the end of the 1st quarter was Portland 36 - Salem 39. The score at half time was Portland 66 - Salem 67. At the end of the 3rd quarter the score was Portland 101 - Salem 100. Portland pulled it out in the 4th quarter outscoring Salem 39 - 23. Portland ended the game with Portland 140 - Salem 123.

Next up for the Portland Chinooks is the International Basketball League's National Championship Title. They will go to Elkhart, Indiana on July 21st to take on the Elkhart Express.

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