Much was expected from the game between the Columbus Skyhawks ranked # in the ABA a few ranks higher than the #25 ranked Tampa Bay Fury, many were excited about the match-up. In some ways it was exciting and in other ways it disappointed. The gap between the Tampa Bay Fury and the Columbus Skyhawks was much wider than expected by either team. The Tampa Bay Fury had one of the hottest shooting streaks likely in the history of the American Basketball Association, with the highest scorer and “Player of the Game” being Quennel Francis with 63 points. Another big game from big time player Jerome “J5” Harrison with 54 points. Saladeem dewberry was dominant on defense with 5 blocks, but also gathered 12 assist and 22 rebounds. Tamarrick “Big Buckets” Boans, came through with 33 points of his own. The young center Malick Sene turned into a machine scoring 26 points and gathering 19 rebounds. James “Bulldawg” Harrison was masterful in his point guard position with 13 assists.
The return of Coach Tavaris brought much needed additional spark as this talented team heads into the playoffs. If also bought a crowd in and allowed for the organization to leverage its staff in ways not seen earlier in the season. This is potentially a team headed for another championship and the city is excited to see what is in store with new staff, hungry and capable players! For more information on schedule visit 813furynation.com or https://www.htosports.com/teams/?u=TAMPABAYFURY&s=basketball . the most updated scheduling information is also on all social media platforms!