The Cedar Valley CourtKings (7-1) closed the book on the first half of the 2019 Midwest Basketball League season with a 145-96 drubbing of the North Minneapolis Eagles on Sunday in Waterloo. Now the two-time MBL champions embark on the second half of the regular season with a long road trip over Memorial Day weekend that will take them from northern Wisconsin in Green Bay to take on the Titans, to the Iowa capital city of Des Moines to play the Elite Pro, all in a two day span.
The CourtKings first played the Titans back April 28 at home in the Cedar Valley SportsPlex. With Green Bay playing with a limited number of reserves on the bench, the CourtKings rolled to a 138-121 win. Jaree Crawford dominated the paint with a team-high 34 points, while Emeche Wells posted 24 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Aundre Hicks also recorded a solid game with 18 points, five rebounds and six assists. Since the loss, the Titans (4-4) have dropped two of their last three games, falling to T.C. Elite and the Minnesota Lakers. Tip off between the Cedar Valley and Green Bay is set for 6:00PM.
After their Saturday night game in Wisconsin, the CourtKings will have a quick turn around as they make take on the Iowa Elite Pro on their home floor. It was on opening night back on April 7 that CourtKings gave the home crowd a thrilling season opener with a 123-118 win. Anthony James led the way with 27 points, six rebounds and three assists in the win. Hicks also recorded 26 points, six rebounds and six assists, while Brady Burford dropped 20 points and five rebounds. The Elite Pro since falling to the CourtKings that game have won four of their last seven, including a 113-97 win over the Eagan Bulldogs on May 11. Like their game against the Titans, the CourtKings and Elite Pro will tip off at 6:30PM.
Fans can catch the online radio call of both CourtKing games on the road 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.
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