Albany Patroons season ends…

Well, it was a fun run while it lasted. Despite putting together some strong runs and a lead of almost 17 points, the Albany Patroons lost Game 2 of the best-of-three NAPB championship series to the Yakima Sun Kings, 112-97.  And with that … the Patroons go from “we can win in our inaugural season”…

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Albany Patroons lose Game 1, 107-92… this ain’t good…

Everything was going fine.  Albany was up 20-4 in the first few minutes of Game 1 of the NAPB Basketball championship series against the Yakima Sun Kings.  They couldn’t miss.  9 for 9 from the floor and 2 for 2 from the line.  It’s like someone inserted the Konami Code in the team and they…

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Yes, the Albany Patroons are going to the NAPB Championship…

And now it boils down to a three-game series.  The Albany Patroons and Yakima Sun Kings, longtime Continental Basketball Association rivals, will face each other in a three-game series to determine the North American Premier Basketball championships.  Game 1 is Thursday night, Game 2 is Saturday night, and Game 3 (if necessary) on Sunday. And…

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Albany Patroons win 116-107, advance to NAPB Championship!!

For all the naysayers and snowflakes and marginalizers who said that the Patroons were done, that they were out the door, that this return to professional basketball was nothing but a joke… I say to them, go kick rocks. Because last night, the Albany Patroons – with 30 points from Edwin Ubiles, including a buzzer-beating…

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Tonight … for all the marbles…

Last night, I thought the Patroons would finish their business and claim the playoff series against the Ohio Bootleggers, and eventually move to the NAPB finals. Unfortunately, the Bootleggers came back and took Game 2 of the best-of-three matchup.  The final game – the “steel cage match,” if you will – happens tonight at the…

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Albany Patroons take Game 1 of NAPB Playoffs, 126-109

Last night, the Albany Patroons played their first postseason game in nearly a decade, as they faced the Ohio Bootleggers at the Washington Avenue Armory.  And with an explosive 41-point second quarter – buoyed by a 20-pout rn by point guard Stefan Bonneau and twelve hard-fought points from Jalen Robinson, the Patroons took Game 1…

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The Albany Patroons are going to the playoffs!

Nearly a decade since their last appearance in the postseason – which, coincidentally, was their last appearance as an organized franchise in an organized league – the Albany Patroons have returned to the postseason. The Pats will host the Ohio Bootleggers in a best-of-three series beginning Sunday night, April 29 at 7:00 p.m.  Game 2…

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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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