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Patroons come up short in NAPBL championship

May 14, 2018 02:01 pm

The Albany Patroons battled valiantly in the team’s first season back on the hardwood, but came up just short of a NAPBL championship over the weekend.

Despite several runs, including having a 17-point lead in the second quarter, the Patroons fell to the Yakima Sun Kings, 112-97, in game two of the three-game series.

The series was a rematch from the 2007 Continental Basketball Association championship tilt, which the Sun Kings won that best-of-five series, claiming three straight.

Albany’s Xavier Moon once again led all scorers with 27 points, while DeAndre Thomas finished with 21 and Edwin Ubiles notched 15. Lloyd Johnson and Steven Cunningham scored 10 apiece in the loss.

For Yakima, Renaldo Major scored a team-high 20 points in the winning effort. Cedric Jackson added 18.

The Patroons wrap up the season with a 19-10 record.

In addition to the Patroons and Sun Kings, the NAPBL includes the Ohio Bootleggers, Kansas City Tornados, Nevada Desert Dogs, Kentucky Thoroughbreds, Rochester RazorSharks and Vancouver Knights.

Three new teams will be joining the league in 2019, including squads in Washington, North Carolina and Florida.

For more information on the league, visit napbasketball.com