Bay Area ends Short Two-Game Skid with 124-114 Overtime Win
Toms River, New Jersey (March 4, 2012) – It took a trip to the Jersey shore for the Bay Area Shuckers to regain their winning ways as they defeated the Toms River Shooters (3-7) 124-114 in overtime on Sunday in New Jersey. The win ended a two-game losing streak for the Shuckers (5-6), including a loss at home Saturday night to the Garden State Rebels (6-3) 116-112.
“It was a true team effort. All ten players contributed and it was a big to get our first road win as a franchise and also stop the short losing streak,” commented Shuckers General Manager John Wolfe.
On Sunday the Shuckers were led by Zachary White and Harvey Paige Jr. who had their best efforts of the season. White had a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds and added three blocks. Paige chipped in 17 points and six rebounds. Terry Hosley (31 points) and Adrian Bowie (29 points) led the Shuckers in scoring. All ten players scored in the contest as newcomers Eric Bigby (5 points), Patrick Lipinski (4 points), Branden McDonald (6 points), Christian Parker (2 points), and Gerald Stansbury (3 points) combined for 20 points off the bench. Lamarr Shorts also had a season high seven rebounds stepping up to the number 4 position with several players unavailable.
For his efforts Zac White was named the Coffee News Player of the Game.
On Saturday, the Shuckers lost at home 116-112 to the Garden State Rebels (6-3). In the loss Jamarr Johnson had a double-double with 23 points and 12 rebounds, while Terry Hosley with 37 points led the Shuckers in scoring. Adrian Bowie added 20 points. Johnson was named the Coffee News Player of the Game.
The Shuckers return to action at home on Saturday, March 10th at 7:00 PM to host the Beltway Bombers (6-3). The Shuckers home court is the Kilby Center located on the campus of the Annapolis Area Christian School at 109 Burns Crossing Road, Severn, Maryland. Saturday will be "Ditch the Dorms, Spring Break Madness." College students, with ID, can get a $10 Adult ticket for just $5. Fans are also encouraged to wear their favorite college teams' jersey or shirt to be selected for on court contest.