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Gwinnett Majic Roll to Second Straight WBA Championship

August 3, 2010 - World Basketball Association (WBA) News Release

The Gwinnett Majic steamrolled the Frnklin Knights 133-113, Saturday night at Bogan Park in Buford, Ga., to win their second straight World Basketball Association Exposure League (WBA) championship.

Gwinnett held a 33-24 lead after the opening quarter, but Franklin outscored the Majic 43-25 in the second period to take a 67-58 lead into the locker room at halftime. Gwinnett came back in the third quarter to tie the game at 91 heading into the final quarter and the Majic took control from there, outscoring Franklin 42-22 to pull away and win the title.

The Majic were led by B.J. Puckett, who finished with a game-high 37 points and 10 rebounds. Adrian Borders had 19 points and six rebounds, Mike Sloan finished with 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists, Marcus Brown pitched in 16 points and seven rebounds and Patrick Shokpeka netted 14 points in the victory.

Charles Little led Franklin with 27 points. He was followed by Myles Thrash (22), Jerrell Houston (17) and Maurice Williams (11) as the Knights advanced to the WBA championship game in their first season.

The WBA Exposure League serves as a training ground to develop players on and off the court. Emphasis is placed on exposure, development, community involvement, and most importantly providing an exciting brand of basketball and entertainment. Hundreds of former WBA Players have gone on to play professional basketball all over the world including the D-League and NBA.

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