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Express Off Track In Loss to Miami in ABA Elite8 in Laredo 86-111

Posted by Saturday, April 9th, 2016 08:46 pm GMT +00:00

 

logo     Laredo, TX – Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 – The Express Fell to the Miami Midnites, in Elite8 Championship Series Quarter Round playoffs, in Laredo, Texas 86-111.  After a 1 year absence from making the final 8, the Express won a buzzer-beater at home, to return to the championships, and a shot at the elusive ABA Championship.

 

     divtrophyAfter accomplishing the first goal set this season, the Northeast Division Championship, the Express set-off for Texas, to meet the Miami Midnites.  The rematch pitted teams that went into overtime to determine the outcome of its only contest, with Miami prevailing.  This tho, was the big stage, for all to see, and for an opportunity to advance to the final 4 of the ABA Playoffs.  

 

laredoarenapic     Unfortunately, it was not our night!  We're extremely proud of the job the Express did this season, representing New Jersey, and the tri-state area, on the biggest stage the season had to offer, for Professional Basketball.  The Jersey Express, Official Member of the ABA (American Basketball Associaion), since 2005, is the most successful Professional Basketball Team in the tri-state area.

 

champs     The Express were led by Antoine Obery (27pts, 15rbds, 5asts), Jason Smith (19pts, 5asts), Donald Hennie (19pts, 5asts), Almin Hodzic (18pts, 10rbds, 3asts, 2blks), Denzel Mensah (16pts, 3asts), Travis Conyers (14pts, 6rbds, 5asts, 2stls) per game.  This season was a total team effort, with 6 players averaging double figure scoring.

 

allstars     We're proud to be sending 2 players, and an alternate to the ABA All Star Game, to be held at Townson State, Maryland, on Friday, April 22nd

 

Antoine Obery, 6'6 Forward

Jason Smith, 6' Guard

Almin Hodzic, 6;11 Center (alternate)

 

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Express Win NE Division Championship 127-124 On Buzzer Beater

Posted by Friday, March 25th, 2016 07:53 pm GMT +00:00

 

     timteamWayne, NJ – March 19h, 2016 – The Jersey Express won the ABA Northeast Division Championship over the Baltimore Hawks, in a thrilling 127-124 victory.  The Express played host for the division championship, by holding the #1 seed for most of the season.  Express co-owner Tim thomas was in the building, supporting the team, and signing autographs for the fans.

 

donald     The Express held a large lead, for most of the game, but the Hawks stormed back with a furious push in the 4th quarter.  With the score tied at 122, both teams hit lutch jumps shots, Dishawn Bradshaw for the Hawks to take a 2pt lead, then Express captain Jason Smith to ie the score at 124.   With 4.1 on the clock, the Express ran an inbound play for the last shot…Donald Hennie caught a perfect pass from Brad Forestieri, and took a tough 3 pointer, that banked off the glass and in for the final basket, and win for the Express.  Donald called the shot a '3 ball layup'.

 

champs     The Express won the NE Division, for the 2nd time in the last 2 seasons!  Led by Donald Hennie's 34pts, and Jason Smith's 32, the high scoring backcourt, stepped up for the team, to lead them back to the Elite8 Championship Series, and a shot at the elusive ABA National Championship.

 

divtrophy      Proud to represent NJ Pro Basketball, the Express are the ONLY Professional Basketball team in the State, and the 1st and only to win a championship.  Since 2005, the Express have provided opportunities for players, coaches, and its staff…proudly!

 

logo     Whats next for the Express?  The ABA Elite 8 Championship Series, that kicks off on April 5the Vs the Miami Midnites.  Stay tuned…it's going o be an amazing ride!

 

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Express Closeout Regular Season With Back-2-Back in Florida

Posted by Monday, March 7th, 2016 04:15 pm GMT +00:00

all     Miami, Fl – March 4-6, 2016 – The Express closed out the regular season, with a trip to Florida, to take on 2 top-ranked teams, the South Florida Gold, and the Miami Midnites.  Arriving to the gym prior to start time, the Express fell to the South Florida Gold 80-107.  theres no question jet-lag, and  delays upon arrival, played a part in the game outcome.

 

 The Express fougth hard throughout, cutting a 20 pt deficit to 6 in the 3rd quarter, but the fatigue, along with the talent of the Gold were to much to overcome.

 

teamSaturdays game against the #3 ranked Florida Gold was a thrilling overtime loss 108-111.  The game had playoff intensity, and showed the talent the ABA has to offer.  The Express traveled to florida, without 2 of its most dominant post players, 6'10 Almin Hodzic, and 6'9 Sean Berry, who was called to tryout overseas, during the week.

 

jThe Express had 6 players score in double figures, with Jason Smith leading the balanced attack with 23.  Antoine Obery pulled down 13rbds, and Will Thompson had a season high 10rbds & 5blks. 

 

playoffsNext up for the Express, are the Northeast Division Playoffs!  The Express are the #1 seed, and earned a bye in the pre-liminary rounds.  The Express will host the Northeast Division Championship Game, on Saturday, March 19th.  The winner of the Championship game, will earn a spot in the Elite8 Championship Series, being held in Laredo, TX, from April 4-10th.

 

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Eventbrite - Northeast Division Championship Game - Opponent TBD!    March 19th @ 6pm

 

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Express Win Big Over Brooklyn Sky Rockets 138-119

Posted by Friday, February 19th, 2016 08:01 pm GMT +00:00

 

teamWayne, NJ – February 15, 2016 – The Express got a big win over the Brooklyn Sky Rockets Saturday, 138-119.  The Express won the season series 3-0 over the cross-river rival, and potential playoff opponent.

 

sean Sean Berry 'Big Baby', recorded his 1st triple-double of the season, with 17pts, 13rbds, and 10blks.  Sean adds an interior shot-blocking, defensive presence to an already tough defensive team.  Berry comes with overseas experience, and is built to help lead the Express to the elusive finals.  Sean has played in the European league, and has the ability to score inside and out.  His smooth shooting stroke, from the arc, makes him a difficult cover.  With the name 'Big Baby', he's a wide load to defend on the block, and his rebounding ability will play a big role for the Express run.

 

Sean should finish the season, adding that experienced post presence, grit, and toughness needed, to extend the Express season, far into the playoffs.

 

blDenzel Mensah 'Blade' led the Express in scoring tallying a season high 32pts, and 6rbds.  Mensah was big in the 4th quarter, getting out on the break, and making it difficult for the Sky Rockets defenders to guard him in the open court.

 

Mensah is a strong combo-guard, who plays with no fear!  He's a gritty, tough defender, that accepts and rises to any challenge.  Remember the name 'Denzel Mensah'.

 

aoAntoine Obery, one-upped his season averages this game, putting up 31pts, 16rbds, and 6asts.  This was an extremely intense game for Obery, with many of the opposing players, being familiar with his play.  It was testy, physical, and at times difficult to control the battle, between Antoine and his defender.  In the end, 'The Nitemare' prevailed, and helped his team earn the win.

 

This is why we play, noted Obery, in that we're playing for a bigger picture, than just local superiority…we want a title!

 

Obery is currently averaging over 30pts, 16rbds, and 6asts per game on the season.  We hope that he wll be in the running for the ABA League MVP!  We win, he wins!!!

 

Please follow our journey via our social media platforms on Facebook @jerseyexpressbasketball and on Twitter & Instagram @jerseyexpress

 

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Express Off Track In Loss In Elite8 In Laredo 86-111

Posted by Friday, February 19th, 2016 07:31 pm GMT +00:00
 

logo     Laredo, TX – Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 – The Express Fell to the Miami Midnites, in Elite8 Championship Series Quarter Round playoffs, in Laredo, Texas 86-111.  After a 1 year absence from making the final 8, the Express won a buzzer-beater at home, to return to the championships, and a shot at the elusive ABA Championship.

 

     divtrophyAfter accomplishing the first goal set this season, the Northeast Division Championship, the Express set-off for Texas, to meet the Miami Midnites.  The rematch pitted teams that went into overtime to determine the outcome of its only contest, with Miami prevailing.  This tho, was the big stage, for all to see, and for an opportunity to advance to the final 4 of the ABA Playoffs.  

 

laredoarenapic     Unfortunately, it was not our night!  We're extremely proud of the job the Express did this season, representing New Jersey, and the tri-state area, on the biggest stage the season had to offer, for Professional Basketball.  The Jersey Express, Official Member of the ABA (American Basketball Associaion), since 2005, is the most successful Professional Basketball Team in the tri-state area.

 

champs     The Express were led by Antoine Obery (27pts, 15rbds, 5asts), Jason Smith (19pts, 5asts), Donald Hennie (19pts, 5asts), Almin Hodzic (18pts, 10rbds, 3asts, 2blks), Denzel Mensah (16pts, 3asts), Travis Conyers (14pts, 6rbds, 5asts, 2stls) per game.  This season was a total team effort, with 6 players averaging double figure scoring.

 

allstars     We're proud to be sending 2 players, and an alternate to the ABA All Star Game, to be held at Townson State, Maryland, on Friday, April 22nd

 

Antoine Obery, 6'6 Forward

Jason Smith, 6' Guard

Almin Hodzic, 6;11 Center (alternate)

 

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