2017 FBA Playoffs Set

(Orlando, FL) – The Florida Basketball Association (FBA) playoff format and match-ups have been set for 2017, and will include a best of 3 series for the Championship game. This year saw an exciting finish, as both the first and last place playoff positions came down to the final games of the season.

The St. Pete Tide (9-1) finished the season on a 5-game winning streak, one of which included a hotly contested win at home versus the then-first place Palm Beach Knights (8-2) to earn a tie-breaking situation to decide first place. The Tide picked up the deciding win of the season against the fledgling Bradenton GymRatz (0-10), who opted to forfeit their final game against the Tide after going winless in their first FBA season. The GymRatz will not be allowed to return for the 2018 FBA season as a result of their decision.

The Southeast Royals (3-7) of Jacksonville, Florida also pulled off a decisive win at home against Orlando’s Florida Flight (3-7) in the final game of the FBA season to earn a trip to the playoffs in their first FBA season. The two teams split the regular season match-up 1-to-1, with the Royals winning the tiebreak by holding a larger margin of victory in the matchup, giving the Royals the 4th place, Playoff- qualifying position.

This year’s playoff schedule will feature the Southeast Royals (Jacksonville) traveling to St. Petersburg to take on the Tide at the Campbell Park Recreation Center on Sunday, August 6th at 4:30pm. The Space Coast Stars (7-3), last season’s runner-up, will hit the road for Boynton Beach to take on the 2nd place Knights at Lake Worth Christian School at 5:00pm.

The winning team in the semi-final match-up with the best record will be awarded home court advantage in the best of 3 championship series. The schedule for the FBA Championship will be determined next week after the results are in. The Championship game finale is projected to take place the weekend of August 19th and 20th.

 

The FBA is a Florida-based professional basketball league providing a development, branding and exposure platform for athletes, referees and other individuals seeking to further their professional basketball career.

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FBA Week 1 Recap

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(Orlando, FL) – The Florida Basketball Association (FBA) kicked off its season-opening weekend in exciting fashion with all three games requiring overtime for the finish.

On Saturday, April 27th,the Florida Flight (Orlando) traveled to Riviera Beach to take on the Palm Beach Knights in one of the highest scoring games thus far in the FBA. Despite trailing by 18 at one point, the Flight regrouped to force overtime and won by a score of 140-132. The Flight’s Corey Williams led all scores with 36 points, and also contributed 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Jon Admason also contributed 32 points, 16 rebounds and 9 assists.Germer Kinsey led the Knights with 25 points.

That same day, the Defending-Champion Tampa Bay Rebels hosted the Heartland Prowl at Freedom High School. The Rebels came out on top to win 123-122 in overtime. The Rebels Chris Stephenson led all scores with 24 points. He also added 8 rebounds, 7 assists, and 5 steals. Charles Okwandu for the Rebels also added 22 points, 15 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks.

Sunday, April 28th provided the Knights with an immediate opportunity to avenge their opening day loss to the Flight. Momentum carried over for the Flight, who held a 51-44 advantage at halftime. The Knights pushed ahead to force overtime by the end, but couldn’t recover from a barrage of 3 pointers from Ernest Jones and Mark King. The Flight won by a score of 117-108.

The Flight’s Jonathan Adamson picked up where he left off in game 1, contributing game highs in points (24) and rebounds (20). Jones and Corey Williams contributed 24 a piece, and Adam Waldo added 21 points and 14 rebounds. Germer Kinsey again led the Knights with 22 points.

On Saturday, May 5th, the Flight travel to Tampa to take on the Rebels.The game will be held at Freedom High School. Tip off is slated for 2:00pm.

The FBA is a Florida-based professional basketball league providing a development, branding and exposure platform for athletes, referees and other individuals seeking to further their professional basketball career.