San Antonio, TX
The WBCBL MidSouth region put on quite a show on Sunday afternoon as the San Antonio Crusader hosted the Dallas Diesel. The Crusader’s home opener took place at the WNBA San Antonio Silver Stars’ practice facility, which is also the home of the San Antonio Crusaders.
Defense was the opening theme for both teams as the game began with a series of blocked shots and steals. Each team held one another scoreless for the first 2 minutes of play.
Eventually, the Crusaders would strike first and built a 10-point lead by the end of the first quarter. Once the 2nd quarter began, the Diesel started rolling and made a comeback to take a 5-point lead before the half.
During the 3rd quarter, the Lady Diesel would continue to build their by as much as 18 points. The 4th quarter was a roller coaster as the Crusaders caught their second-wind and went on a 12-2 run. With time winding down, the Diesel called a timeout to regroup. With 4-minutes and 52-seconds remaining in regulation, the Lady Diesel turn up the defense and hold the Crusaders to only 2 points and hold on to win 88-78.
The WBCBL Auburn Flyers Showdown will spotlight three days of WBCBL exclusive basketball. The game schedule has been released. There are three teams arriving in Auburn, Alabama for the weekend to compete against one another and the 2014 National Runner Up Team, Auburn Flyers, Dade County Bulls (Miami, FL), Indianapolis Blue Lightning (Indianapolis, IN), and SC Storm (Spartanburg, SC).
On April 24th, the Friday Night Madness begins with a televised Southland Sports TV game at 9:00pm. That game will feature the Auburn Flyers vs the SC Storm. On Saturday, April 25th, the Battle of the Regions will bring some explosive women’s basketball for the evening – 5:00pm SC Storm vs Indianapolis Blue Lightning then 7:00pm Auburn Flyers vs Dade County Bulls. On Sunday, April 26th, the basketball frenzy concludes with Basketball Fun Day, which will feature games at 11:00am – SC Storm vs Dade County Bulls and 2:00pm – Auburn Flyers vs Indianapolis Blue Lightning.
Thank you to the Youth and Women’s teams that made the 2015 Jammers Hoopin’ Madness Tournament a huge success this past weekend – April 18 & 19. Congratulations to the Fort Bragg Lady Dragons for winning the Championship Game versus the Memphis Lady Tigers.
There was Round Robin Play on Saturday. Each team played one another once. This set up the seeding for the single elimination bracket play for Sunday – 11:00am 1. Memphis Lady Tigers (3-0) vs 4. Fort Gordon (0-3) Memphis defeated Fort Gordon (56-31). 11:00am 2. SC Storm (2-1) vs 3. Fort Bragg (1-2) The SC Storm and Fort Bragg battled in a hard fought first round game. This game was won by Fort Bragg in the remaining seconds…47-43. 1:00pm The Lady Tigers and Lady Dragons advanced to the Championship. The lead changed many times throughout the game. The score was 41-39 with 1:43 on the clock…Fort Bragg. Memphis had many opportunities to capitalize but couldn’t score the necessary buckets. Fort Bragg held on to win the Championship…47-39.
Thank you to the Staff, Officials, Parent Volunteers, Jammers Travel Club, and Roy’s West Indian Kitchen/The Crescent Connection Food Truck.
- Terri Steed
Atlantic Regional Director