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Jersey Express Begin 2016 With a Split VS New York & Richmond, Move To 8-3

Posted by Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 02:44 pm GMT +00:00

 

logo     New Jersey – January 5, 2016 – The Jersey Express come off a tough loss, to the #2 ranked Richmond Elite of Virginia, 93-104.  The Express stepped in to replace the North Carolina team, scheduled to play in Richmond Sunday. 

 

Playing short handed, the Express fought the highly ranked Elite to the finish.  The game was a close one throughout, with both teams going on late game runs.  The Express were down by 9 points, with 5minutes to go, and forced 2 consecutive 3D turnovers, but could'nt capitalize on the opportunities, to pull within 3.  The Express, who played with 7 players, last minute, were in foul trouble, and simply ran out of gas.  The Elite took advantage, and ran the ball, which resulted in the final score.

 

aoLed by Antoine Obery, 36pts, 14rbds, Jason Smith, 17pts, 6asts, Neville Joseph, 16pts, and Denzel Mensah chipped in 11.  New comer Amir Gilliam, finished with 5pts, 8asts, and 3stls.

 

donSaturday, the Express won over the New York Holy Storm, 121-97, and were led by Antoine Obery's 42pts & 20rbds, Donald Hennie, 26pts, Kelvin DeLosangeles, 15pts, Will Thompson, 13pts & 11rbds. Jamar Haig, 10pts, 13rbds & 2stls, and Travis Conyers made his return and debut, chipping in 10pts & 4rbds.

 

weekThe Express played the Elite tough, and look forward to seeing them in the playoffs.  Currently #9 in the just released ABA Power Rankings, the Express will be back on the road, to play back-to-back this weekend, taking on the Baltimore Hawks, and the DMV Warriors, January 9th & 10th.

 

flyerThe Express return home, Saturday, January 16th, to take on the New York Court Kings, from Queens, NY.  For tickets, log onto www.jerseyexpress.net. 

 

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The Express Look To Rebound, After Suffering It’s 1st Loss Of The Season To The DMV Warriors, 96-120

Posted by Monday, December 7th, 2015 10:56 pm GMT +00:00

 

flyer     Paterson, NJ – December 1, 2015 – The Express look to get back on track, after suffering its first loss of the season, to the hands of the DMV Warriors of Maryland.  Currently with a record of 5-1, the Express drop to #7 in the ABA League-Wde Power Rankings, after holding the #1 spot. 

 

Tyshon    TyShon Pickett continues to lead the Express in scoring, at a 31 & 9 clip, while Antoine Obery is averaging 25, 13 & 5 per game.  Donald Hennie chips in 18, 5asts & 2.8stls, while shooting 100% from the line.  Averaging 128ppg as a team, the Express have the scoring ability to play with any team in the league.  With 5 players averaging double digit scoring, on any given night, there's the opportunity for 7-8 players to contribute heavily to the scoring load.  The goal is get the rebounding up from 45-55, and average over 25 assists per game, up form the 15.5.

 

upcoming     The upcoming schedule is a tough one, with the DMV Warrios, who handed the Express its first defeat of the season, returning on December 19th, for a huge rivalry game.  The Express look to match the intensity, and even up the series with the talented Warriors team.  After the New Year, the New York Holy Storm pay a visit to Jersey, in the first meeting of the season between the 2 teams.

 

teamhuddle     Team is the theme for the Express, and the montra is 1 possession, 1 quarter, 1 game at a time!  With 1 goal in mind, the Express have unfinished business, in its quest for that illusive ABA title.

 

periscope     Follow us on Periscope for LIVE coverage from practice, and in depth LIVE player profiles, reactions, and to see all the work put in, in preparation for game days. 

 

The North East Division, appears to be one of the most competitive, and toughest divisions this season.  The addition of International, NBA D-League prospects, and the talent pool of the tri-state area, this will be the most competitive division of the 90 teams competing for the ABA Title.

 

 

 

 

 

  

Express Begin Season Undefeated, After Win Over NY Court Kings 120-105

Posted by Monday, November 23rd, 2015 10:35 pm GMT +00:00

 

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 Paterson, NJ – November 23, 2015 – The Jersey Express continue to hold the #1 spot, in 

in the ABA week #4 Power Rankings, with a win over the New York Court Kings, Sunday 120-105.  The Express move to 5-0 on the season, and its best start in 2 years. 

 

TyshonThe Express were once again led by the duo of TyShon Pickett, with 30pts, and Antoine Obery with 28.  The point guard duo of Kevin Walker 17, and Donald Hennie added 14, with Sean Berry 11, and Denzel Mensah chipping in 10.  The balanced attack, proved to much of the Court Kings to handle, with the Express pulling away in the 4th.

 

The tenacious defensive pressure of the Express, caused crucial turnovers in the 4th, that helped the Express turn a 7pt lead into the 120-105 final of the game.  'Depth is the key for the Express, stated Head Coach Marsha Blount.  When I'm able to substitute, and there's no let down in intensity, or ability, we'll make it tough for any opponent'.

 

flyerNext up for the Express, on Saturday, November 28th, is a rematch with the DMV Warriors of Maryland, who the Express faced in it's season opener on the road, winning 128-122.  This is a special Thanksgiving Weekend game, and there will be lots happening at the game.  Pre-game, and half-time entertainment, along with Radio Personality, and BigLink Radio Host, Hypeman Ricky on the 1's & 2's. 

 

To reserve your ticket online, click here: Eventbrite - DMV Warriors - November 28th @ 5pm

 

 

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Express Top Baltimore Hawks 143-122, Off to 4-0 Start & Top ABA Power Rankings

Posted by Monday, November 16th, 2015 11:14 pm GMT +00:00

 

team photo Paterson, NJ – November 16th, 2015 – The Jersey Express took down the 2014-2015 Mid-Atlantic Division Champion Baltimore Hawks Saturday, 143-122, in a battle of I95!  The Hawks entered the game, having defeated the DMV Warriors, and were looking to halt the Express 3 game winning streak.  In a game that Baltimore led, thru 3 quarters, the Express overcame an 11 point deficit, at the start of the 4th.  The Express intensity increased, and the depth of the bench, proved to much for the Hawks to handle. What began as a double digit deficit, quickly turned into a 22 point lead. and a 33 point turn-around.

 

Tyshon     antoine     donald    TyShon Pickett, Antoine Obery, and Donald Hennie led the Express, combining for 95pts, 32rbds, 10asts, 7stls & 2blks.  Pickett led the team in scoring with 39pts & 10rbds, while Obery added 31pts, and a season high 20rbds, 6asts, 1stl & 1blk.  Hennie added 25pts, 3asts, and a team leading 5stls.   The Express had 5 players in double digit scoring, 7 players with 4 or more rbds, 2 players with 4 or more stls.  The Express prides itself on its depth at every position!

 

 

ABA LOGO    Indianapolis, IN – November 16th, 2015 – Just announced, the Jersey Express Top this weeks ABA League-wide Power Rankings, and take over the #1 spot, for the 1st time.  This, the Express 11th season in the ABA, brings about an excellent start to the season, holding an undefeated 4-0 record, and moving into the #1 position for the first time since its inception in 2005.  With a roster that can rival any team in the league, the Express feel confident that they can include the D-League in that!  Look out for the names TyShon Pickett, Antoine Obery and Donald Hennie…you'll be hearing a lot about them soon. 

 

   ABA POWER RANKINGS WEEK #3

1.  Jersey Express (4-0)
2.  Miami Midnite (2-0)
3.  Atlanta Wildcats (2-0)
4.  Bowling Green Bandits (1-0)
5.  Richmond Elite (2-0)
 
For the Full List of Ranked Teams, and for more on the American Basketball Association (ABA), log onto www.AmericanBasketballAssociation.org

 

 

NEXT UP: DMV WARRIORS, WOODLAWN, MD

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH @ 5:15PM

SPECIAL THANKSGIVING WEEKEND GAME

W/SPECIAL CELEBRITY GUEST

Eventbrite - DMV Warriors - November 28th @ 5pm

 

 

 

Express Begin 2016 With Split Vs New York & Richmond, Move To 8-3

Posted by Monday, November 9th, 2015 02:47 pm GMT +00:00

 

 

logo     New Jersey – January 5, 2016 – The Jersey Express come off a tough loss, to the #2 ranked Richmond Elite of Virginia, 93-104.  The Express stepped in to replace the North Carolina team, scheduled to play in Richmond Sunday. 

 

Playing short handed, the Express fought the highly ranked Elite to the finish.  The game was a close one throughout, with both teams going on late game runs.  The Express were down by 9 points, with 5minutes to go, and forced 2 consecutive 3D turnovers, but could'nt capitalize on the opportunities, to pull within 3.  The Express, who played with 7 players, last minute, were in foul trouble, and simply ran out of gas.  The Elite took advantage, and ran the ball, which resulted in the final score.

 

aoLed by Antoine Obery, 36pts, 14rbds, Jason Smith, 17pts, 6asts, Neville Joseph, 16pts, and Denzel Mensah chipped in 11.  New comer Amir Gilliam, finished with 5pts, 8asts, and 3stls.

 

donSaturday, the Express won over the New York Holy Storm, 121-97, and were led by Antoine Obery's 42pts & 20rbds, Donald Hennie, 26pts, Kelvin DeLosangeles, 15pts, Will Thompson, 13pts & 11rbds. Jamar Haig, 10pts, 13rbds & 2stls, and Travis Conyers made his return and debut, chipping in 10pts & 4rbds.

 

weekThe Express played the Elite tough, and look forward to seeing them in the playoffs.  Currently #9 in the just released ABA Power Rankings, the Express will be back on the road, to play back-to-back this weekend, taking on the Baltimore Hawks, and the DMV Warriors, January 9th & 10th.

 

flyerThe Express return home, Saturday, January 16th, to take on the New York Court Kings, from Queens, NY.  For tickets, log onto www.jerseyexpress.net. 

 

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