Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-December 9, 2017-The Philly Cannons hosted the DMV Warriors Saturday night in Philadelphia and suffered a 146-114 defeat to the eighth ranked team in the American Basketball Association (ABA). The Warriors raced out to an 11-2 lead but the Cannons showed some fight early in the first half taking a 37-32 lead in the 2nd quarter forcing the Warriors to call time out.
In the 2nd half, particularly late in the 3rd quarter, the Warriors were able to create some distance between the Cannons and themselves and Philly found themselves down 20 after keeping it close the entire game. “When you watch us play versus a DMV or a Baltimore, it’s obvious that we have the talent to compete with those squads, however we haven’t found the necessary intensity level, and haven’t been able to sustain that intensity level throughout the entire game,” reasoned Cannons Head Coach Roger Beckwith
The Philly Cannons, playing the home contest at the FiDonce Player Development Center in Philly, received balanced scoring efforts from Kassim Green (23), Rell Harrington (20), Deione Lathem (18) and Shaq Duncan (16) but could not match the veteran Warriors for four quarters. “I always want to play the best teams possible so I’m fortunate that DMV has agreed to play us twice this year; I know my players look forward to testing their skills against the best the ABA has to offer,” added Beckwith. The Cannons now sit at 3-3 and will host the PG County Valor next Saturday December 17, 2017 at 7 PM. The game is expected to take place at FiDonce again, and tip off will commence approximately 7 PM.
The ABA consists of over 100 teams nationwide, and the Cannons compete in the Chesapeake Division with the Baltimore Hawks, Prince George County Valor, Pottstown Flames, NEPA Stars and Stripes, York Buccaneers, Reading Wizards, Steel City Yellow Jackets, and the Western Maryland Bulldogs. Please visitwww.phillycannons.com& www.abaliveaction.com for more information.