After notching their second straight 15-1 regular season, the Cedar Valley CourtKings will begin play in the 2019 MBL Playoffs this Sunday, July 7 at home at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex in Waterloo.
With a league best record at 15-1, the CourtKings secured the top-seed in the MBL West back on June 22 with a home win over defending MBL champions T.C. Elite. With seven teams in the playoff field in the West, Cedar Valley received a first-round playoff bye, automatically putting them into the Division Semifinal Round.
The Kings will face the winner of the first round game between the fourth-seeded Green Bay Area Titans (8-8) and the fifth-seeded T.C. Elite (8-8). The two teams will play on Saturday, July 6 in Wisconsin. During the regular season, the CourtKings swept the regular season series against both the Titans and Elite.
On April 28, Jaree Crawford’s 34 points helped led the Kings to a 138-121 win over Green Bay in Waterloo. A month later, Crawford shined again as he scored another 30 on the Titans, as Cedar Valley swept the regular season series with a 124-85 road win in Green Bay.
Against T.C. Elite, the CourtKings won a nail bitter in their first meeting of the year on May 11 in Minneapolis, claiming victory by a score of 121-119. Seven Kings, led by Emeche Wells’ 25 points scored in double-digit scoring figures. During their June 22 meeting in Waterloo, Cedar Valley capitalized on a depleted Elite bench in a 132-99 blowout win at home that saw Aundre Hicks post a team-high 26 points.
Regardless of their opponent for the semifinal matchup, doors to the Cedar Valley SportsPlex will open at 6:00PM for a 7:00PM opening tip. Tickets are available for purchase at the door upon entry at the game. Fans can experience our new courtside seating for $20 for a single game or all eight home games for $99. Adults single game tickets cost $10, while season tickets run for $59. Youth and college students can purchase single game tickets for $5, season tickets for $30, or youth/college student courtside seating for $15.
Fans can catch the online radio call of all CourtKing games with the voice of the CourtKings John Leo on the Cedar Valley Sports Network by clicking https://www.meridix.com/channel/?liveid=CVCOURTKINGS#/ to listen.
Be sure to follow the CourtKings on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @CVCourtKings for updates and news as the postseason kicks off!