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Jam Overwhelms 14ers

April 14, 2007 - NBA G League (G League) - Bakersfield Jam News Release


Bakersfield, CA - The Bakersfield Jam overwhelmed the 14ers 130 to 112 in the Jams season finale in front of 3475 very generous fans.

"Roderick Riley, Roderick Riley, Roderick Riley," said a smiling Coach Harrick. "He had a monster game!" Riley went eight for eleven from the field and scored 20 points. He also had four assists. The big news, however, was rebounds. Riley had six offensive boards and 12 on the defensive end of the court. Scooter McFadgon lead the Jam with 43 points while Brandon Bowman and Mateen Cleaves scored 16 and 14, respectively.

The Jam's domination of the game and a 33 point in the fourth quarter clearly frustrated Colorado. They ended the game with five technical fouls, two of which were on Coach Joe Wolf. Wolf was ultimately ejected with six minutes left in the game. Elton Brown played 48 minutes for Colorado and scored 27 points, while Rick Rickert put up 22 and Pooh Jeter scored 18.

Bakersfield Jam fans proved once again how generous they can be by raising more than $9000 for Christian Hubbard. Christian is three year old boy who is getting a kidney transplant from his dad. Jam fans raised the money through donations and a silent auction of its Golden State affiliate jerseys signed by the players. Fans raised approximately $3020. Mateen Cleaves made a spontaneous donation of $500 during the fourth quarter. Owner Stan Ellis was so impressed by the fans' and Cleave's generosity that he also donated $5000. "This is not just about basketball," said Mr. Ellis, "this is about community."

Jam tickets are on sale and can be purchased at bakersfieldjam.com or at the Jam front office. For premium or group seating call the Jam office at (661) 716-4JAM.

The D-League currently includes the Albuquerque Thunderbirds (N.M.), Anaheim Arsenal (Calif.), Arkansas RimRockers (Little Rock), Austin Toros (Texas), Bakersfield Jam (Calif.), Colorado 14ers (Broomfield), Dakota Wizards (Bismarck, N.D.), Fort Worth Flyers (Texas), Idaho Stampede (Boise), Los Angeles D-Fenders (Calif.), Sioux Falls Skyforce (S.D.) and Tulsa 66ers (Okla.).

The D-League continues to develop talent from across all disciplines for the NBA's 30 teams and the entire NBA umbrella. In addition to the assignment of 20 NBA players to D-League affiliates this season, there have also been 11 GATORADE Call-Ups from the D-League to the NBA. Additionally, every referee hired by the NBA since 2002 has worked in the D-League, while coaches, athletic trainers and front office executives are also being developed.

Designed to help grow the sport of basketball both domestically and internationally, the D-League also offers fun, family entertainment at affordable prices. For additional information on the NBA Development League, visit D-LEAGUE.com.

For additional information about the Bakersfield Jam call (661) 716-4JAM or log on to www.bakersfieldjam.com.

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