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Express Run Over The #4 Hawks of Maryland, Post 117-111 Upset

Posted by Monday, February 2nd, 2015 09:58 pm GMT +00:00

FB_IMG_1422824487511 Baltimore, MD – January 31st2015 – The Jersey Express took on the #4 ranked Baltimore Hawks, in Maryland, and posted a 117-111 road victory.  This was the 1st home defeat for the Baltimore Hawks this season.

 

The game was a highly contested game in the 1st half, with Baltimore holding a 1pt lead at the half.  The Express came out firing on all cylinders in the 3rd quarter, and built a comfortable lead.  The 4th quarter started with the Express running, and gunning, with exciting alley-oops, and dunks from Bashir 'Mr Excitement' Grimes.

The  hometown team fought back with tenacious defense, and clutch shooting from its backcourt, and matched the Express shooting.  With the Hawks trailing by 10, with under 4 to play, the game went back and forth, with both teams making clutch plays.  In the end, the Express secured the victory, playing team ball, and withstood a wonderful hometown crowd in Baltimore.

The Express were led by Almin Hodzc, who recorded another double-double, with 21pts & 11rbds.  Zaki Thomas put in 24pts & grabbed 7rbds, Donald Hennie added 22pts & 7assists, Bashir Grimes had 17pts & 7rbds, Lucky Armstrong & Jason Smith both tallied 12pts, while Hashim Bailey pulled down 14rbds.

Next up for the Express, are the Staten Island Vipers, on Sunday, February 8th @5pm.  Admission is $10, and Kids are admitted FREE.  For more information on the Express, please log onto www.jerseyexpress.net.

Jersey Express Debut on ESPN3, LIVE From Paterson Featuring Fetty Wap – Saturday, January 24th @8pm

Posted by Monday, January 12th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT +00:00

espn  January 12, 2015 – Paterson, NJ – The ABA Jersey Express Professional Basketball Team, will make there National TV home debut LIVE on ESPN3, and on the WatchESPN.com app, on Saturday, January 24th.

 

A full line-up of Entertainment will be included, as Recording Artist Fetty Wap, will headline the exciting halftime show, and Queenella will perform the National Anthem

 

The Express will take on the Richmond Elite of Virginia, in a re-match of the last seasons playoff opponent, in which the Express upset the higher ranked Elite.  This will be the game of the year for the Express!

 

After startting the season 0-5, the Express have retruned to there winning ways, and are bringing back last seasons Elite8 players, to make a playoff push.  The current roster consists of players from around NJ, and 1 player from NY.  The Express truly represent the talent we have here in the State.

 

2014-2015 Current Roster:

Donald Hennie, Englewood, NJ

Jason Smith, Garfield, NJ

Travis Conyers, Jersey City, NJ

Sam Furr, Newark, NJ

Hashim Bailey, Paterson, NJ

Alvin Adams, Newark, NJ

Romeo Bartley, Bronx, NY

Lucky Armstrong, Jersey City, NJ

Devin Bennett, Paterson, NJ

Almin Hodzic, Budd Lake, NJ

William Goines, Paterson, NJ

 

Admission for the game is ONLY $10, and Kids under 17 are admitted FREE!!!  Exciting, fun-filled, family entertainment, at an affordable price.  Come out and enjoy the 'Express Experience'.

 

To purchase your tickets on-line go to www.jerseyexpress.net or http://www.eventbrite.com/e/jersey-express-vs-richmond-elite-on-espn3-live-tickets-13586013131?aff=eac2

 

For more information on the Express log onto www.jerseyexpress.net.  To learn about the ABA, click on www.ABALive.com or www.WatchESPN.com.

 

Express Stung By Yellow Jackets, 114-125 in Pittsburgh

Posted by Monday, December 1st, 2014 08:36 pm GMT +00:00

image (1)New Jersey – November 30h, 2014 – The Jersey Express fell to the Steel City Yellow Jackets of Pittsburgh, 114-125, and fell to 0-3 on this early ABA season.  The Yellow Jackets are currently 7-0, and stand at the top fo the division.

The Express, who dressed just 8 players Sunday, had several opportunities to upset the Yellow Jackets, but could not get over the hump!  After trailing by 13 in the 1st quarter, the Express played the Yellow Jackets even the rest of the way.  Marred by the ABA 3-D rule, 3 straight turnovers in the first 5 minutes of the game, put the Express in a hole, that was tough to get out of.

Playing without its starting forward, Sam Furr, and Center, Almin Hodzic, backup Center Hashim Bailey pulled down a season high 18 rebounds, and added 10 points, for his 1st double-double of the season.  The Express had 6 players score in double figures, led by returning point guard Donald Hennie (Englewood) with 26, Zaki Thomas (Paterson) added 23, Lucky Armstrong (Jersey City) 19, Jason Smith (Garfield) and Kirk Bailey (Freeport) tallied 15 apiece.

The talent on paper for the Express is exciting, and once the pieces come together, this should make for an exciting team, and successful season.

The Express travel to New York Sunday, for a showdown with the Bronx Holy Flames.  Hooperstown, 300 E. Sanford Blvd, Mount Vernon, NY @ 8:30pm will be the place.

For more information on the Express, log onto www.jerseyexpress.net and follow us on our Official Facebook, Twitter & Instagram Fan pages.  Follow all ABA League news at www.ABALive.com.
 

Express Fall to Providence in Back-To-Back Road Games 85-99

Posted by Monday, November 17th, 2014 07:29 pm GMT +00:00

actionProvidence, RI – Novemeber 16th 2014 – the Express fell to the Providence Sky Chiefs 85-99 at Murray College, on the campus of the Univ. or Rhode Island for a second consecutive game.  The game was a highly contested game, with both teams holding leads at one time of double digits. 

The Express held a 7 point halftime lead, before the Sky Chiefs fought back in the 3rd qtr to regain the lead at the end of the 3rd.  The 4th qtr went back and forth, before the Sky Chiefs took the lead for good, at 69-81.  The Express cut into the lead, but got no closer than 6pts, the rest of the way.  The lead grew with under 2 to play, as the Express attempted to stop the clock by fouling.  The Sky Chiefs knocked down there free throws, which resulted in the final score.

The Express were lead by Zaki Thomas with 22pts (Paterson, NJ), Jason smith tallied 15 pts & 5  asts (Garfield, NJ), and ABA All Star Almin Hodzic (Budd Lake, NJ), made his debut with 16pts, 9rbds & 3blks.

The Express drop to 0-2 on the young season, the 1st time in 10 years that they have begun the season with a losing record!  Providence visits Jersey  on Saturday, November 22nd @5pm, for the 1st time.  The Express look to break the streak, and earn there 1st win of the season.

Tickets for the home opener are available on-line @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jersey-express-vs-providence-sky-chiefs-tickets-8544024407 or @ www.jerseyexpress.net. General Admission is only $10, and VIP seating is available on-line, or at the door.  For more information on the ABA, log onto www.ABALive.com

Jersey Express Fall To Sky Chiefs 106-110 in Season Opener on the Road

Posted by Monday, November 3rd, 2014 07:16 pm GMT +00:00

 gameProvidence, RI – November 2nd, 2014 – The Jersey Express fell the the Providence Sky chiefs, by the score of 106-110, in Providence, Rhode Island Sunday.  The Express goal was to play spoiler to the 1st year franchise, during there inaugural game.  The game began with a tribute to the State of Rhode Island, and the welcoming of the first professional team there in 30 years.

The Express got of to a slow start, and trailed the Sky Chiefs by 21 at the half.  After Coach Blount, made some minor adjustments, and the mostly rookie team had there first taste of professional basketball, the Express stormed back, and cut into the lead.  At the end of the 3rd quarter, the Express were down only 8, with starting guards Jason and Anderson leading the defensive charge.  Express Center Sam Fuff commanded the boards, and was a force in the post. 

Down only 6 with 27 seconds left, the Express forced back to back turnovers in 3-D, but were undable to capitalize on the unique ABA rule, to force a tie, and potential overtime.

The Jersey Express were a last minute fill-in to travel to Providence.  The Official Season opening contest between the two teams is Satruday, November 15th, in Providence, RI.

The Express Home Opener is Satruday, November 22nd @5pm!  Opening day tickets are available on-line at www.jerseyexpress.net.  Tickets can also be purchased thru the players, beginning November 8th. 

for more information on the Jersey Express, log onto www.jerseyexpress.net.  For information on the ABA, log onto www.ABALive.com.  Select games will be telecast on ESPN3 or the Watch ESPN Mobile APP. @ www.watchespn.com