Paul M. Schurman
Director of Sales and Marketing
Paul M. Schurman
Director of Sales and Marketing
(Toronto ON) The National Basketball Leauge of Canada announced the Top 20 picks for the All-Star teams today and Mike Williams was the choice from the Storm!
Over 213,000 fans cast their votes for the inaugural NBL Canada All-Star top 20. The results were submitted to the seven NBL Canada Head coaches for the final decision. Six of the top 20 players are Canadian. Summerside’s Chris Cayole was chosen as an All-Star, but due to injury has been replaced by Quebec’s Anzuluni.
Captains for the teams, Eddie Smith from London and Joey Haywood from Halifax, will partake in a Fantasy Draft via conference call tomorrow afternoon at 12:00 p.m. AST to choose their teams. Follow their selections live on NBL Canada’s Twitter and Facebook. The two coaches who lead their teams to the finals will coach the two All-Star teams.
All-Star Weekend will consist of exciting, family-friendly events ranging from an All-Star breakfast and youth basketball clinics to a three-point shoot out, slam-dunk contest, legends game, and of course the All-Star game. Tickets are on sale now and can also be purchased online at www.ticketatlantic.ca or by calling toll free at 1-877-451-1221. Floor seating and minor basketball, senior and military discounts are available exclusively through the Halifax Rainmen corporate offices. Contact the Halifax Rainmen at 902-444-7246.
For more information on All-Star Weekend visit nblallstar.ca.
Media Contact for All-Star weekend contact:
Jillian Blackman, Director of Public Relations & Marketing Halifax Rainmen 902.402.6526 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Storm play their final home game on Friday March 2nd, 7:30pm, and their last game of the season Sunday March 4th in London at 2pm. For tickets and more information on The Storm visit www.stormbasketball.ca
In-front 4017 fans, the largest crowd pro-basketball has ever seen on PEI, the Summerside Storm took a hit by losing to the Quebec Kebs 123-114.
But Monday’s game was about more than just basketball. The Islanders Helping Islanders theme was strong throughout the crowd this afternoon, with the focus being on the Bring Bobby Jo Home Campaign. When the buckets were passed around, the crowd came up with $1554, this will be added to ticket sales from last week that were also sold in support of Bobbi Jo. There was a special cheque presentation to The Three Oaks High School basketball program for 50/50 funds raised so far, totally $4058, and the 50/50 take was also a record at $3559.
Back to the game. Quebec took advantage of Summerside’s reckless play early on, gaining a 6 point lead at the end of the first quarter, mainly due to Ralphy Holmes and Ricky Volcy combining for 20.
Around the half way point of the second quarter Summerside got their offence in order and took full control of the remaining six minutes of the quarter. By half time the Storm led 57-52 over Quebec.
The third quarter momentum was clearly in favour of the Quebec Kebs, Summerside was outscored by them 34-24 in the quarter.
In the highest scoring quarter of the game Summerisde couldn’t manage to get any stops late. With Summerside down double digits with only minutes remaining in the game their defence failed them and they were unable to take this one from Quebec.
Ralphy Holmes was just 2 assists away from a triple double Monday, scoring 32 and elevation for 11 boards; meanwhile, James “Boo” Jackson was getting it done for the Kebs, he scored 30 and secured 14 rebounds.
Summerside was led in scoring by Louie McCroskey with 23. Mike Williams had 12 rebounds and 18 points.
The Storm play next on March 2nd at home, 7:30pm, taking on The Oshawa Power. This will be the final home game for the Storm.
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The Storm will attempt to keep their playoff hopes alive this week when they take on the London Lightning Thursday night at 7pm.
The Storm are currently tied for 5th place with Oshawa, at 10 and 19. The last time Summerside faced off against London, they were able to keep the first place team at bay for most of the game, at times holding them to one-point.
Prior to the big game, the Storm will host a high school AA girls game, with Three Oaks Senior High taking on Cornel Gray, game is at 4pm and entry is with a Storm ticket, allowing fans to take in two games for the price of one!
Entertainment for the night will give fans a taste of some superior athletes in their community. The PEI Mustang Wheelchair Basketball Team will play a four on four game at the half. This is the same team who will be representing PEI at the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League championships, which are being held at UPEI April 6-8.
And of course there will be plenty of chances to win with the Cavendish Beach Music Festival Shoot to Win, Girlfriends Hair Studio draw, and the 50/50 draw which at recent games has been averaging over $1000 take!
If you’re unable to make the game you can always watch it online at; http://www.ustream.tv/channel/summerside-storm