Albany Patroons 139, Kansas City 111 – and Lloyd Johnson scores 53!!

The great thing about an Albany Patroons home game is that you have absolutely no idea how the evening will pan out.  You don’t know what player will take charge and lead the team. Well, last night the Patroons were led by a veteran who only made the starting lineup because Jamario Moon had swelling…

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Rochester beats Albany 110-105 … and I return to the microphone!

I hadn’t done this in nearly ten years. And I have to tell you … I was as nervous as a balloon in a cactus farm. For the first time since the 2007-08 season, I was now the public address announcer for the Albany Patroons, helping the Pats out for their stretch run towards the…

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A Dunking Return with the Albany Patroons

I have to say this.  If it weren’t for the Albany Patroons ten years ago, I wouldn’t have gone full-bore into photography. I shall explain. Twelve years ago, when the Patroons returned to the area for their second iteration (Micheal Ray Richardson as head coach), I had a little Nikon CoolPix 800 camera that I…

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Two more Albany Patroons victories… playoffs and #1 seed in sight!!

The Albany Patroons took two big wins from the Kansas City Tornados this weekend, finishing Friday night with a big fat 107-99 win, and Sunday afternoon they claimed a 110-104 win over those same Tornados.  The Patroons are 17-6 on their first season in the North American Premier Basketball League, and they hold a two-game…

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Albany Patroons 117, Yakima Sun Kings 99 – Albany back in first place!!

Saturday night, I didn’t even want to blog about the game.  The Patroons were dominated from tipoff to buzzer by the visiting Sun Kings, and Albany slipped out of first place. Sunday afternoon required a little time for a change.  A bit of a rally cry. And I did my part. Normally I attend Patroons…

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Albany Patroons 106, Yakima Sun Kings 102, and apparently I have a new job…

So here’s what happened. As per my normal routine, I dig up one of my old game-worn Albany Patroons uniforms, and head to the Armory for a hotly contested basketball game between the Albany Patroons and the Yakima Sun Kings.  These are the two best teams in the North American Premier Basketball League, and this…

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Albany Patroons 127, Vancouver Knights 100, and it wasn’t even THAT close!

A few things about last night’s game.  The Albany Patroons pounded Vancouver, at one point the Pats were up by 30, 35 points … en route to a 127-100 beat-down of the visiting squad. This is fun. It’s also fun when Jamario Moon gets an assist from Smush Parker and takes it in for a…

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Albany Patroons beat Rochester 118-107, new scoreboard, new Moon, same results!

The first thing I noticed when I visited the Armory on Sunday afternoon for Albany’s home game against Rochester wss the Armory’s new scoreboard.  And it’s an amazing looking scoreboard.  It’s a digital screen that has running advertisements on the side, as well as the opportunity to play promotional commercials and video clips.  Sweet. The…

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Patroons go 7-1 with 133-128 overtime win, Edwin Ubiles with 44 points!

That’s right … the Patroons are glued to the top of the North American Premier Basketball League standings with a clutch 133-128 overtime victory over the Kansas City Tornado’s in Missouri last night. That’s right … Siena basketball legend Edwin Ubiles drained a team-high 44 points on 16-for-25 shooting. That’s right … Torren Jones pounded…

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Two road wins for the Albany Patroons, now at 6-1 on the season!

It’s one thing to play like world-beaters at home, which the Albany Patroons have done so far.  Now it’s time to put this winning streak on the line and win some road games. So the Patroons left Albany with a 4-1 record, hoping to pick up a win or two against the league-leading 4-0 Kentucky…

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