WHAT: IBA Championship game
WHEN: Saturday, July 16 – 5 PM
WHERE: Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha
2016 IBA Spring Season Awards
MVP: Nicholas Reed, St. Louis Trotters
Top Defensive Player: Thomas Cobb, Kenosha Ballers
Top Sixth Man: Brandon Goss, St. Louis Trotters
Top GM: Tony Moore, Kenosha Ballers
Top Coach: Tony Moore, Kenosha Ballers
From Kenosha Ballers President Tony Moore
To all the wonder fans and well wishers who came out to support your Kenosha Ballers basketball team today: we would like to apologize for any inconveince todays incident at the gymnasium caused. To the players and the St. Louis Trotters team, who have always been nothing but professional, please accept our deepest apologies.
We will try our best to do something to be a blessing to you – our fans and supporters.
The fight is on for the IBA Spring season championship! Kenosha Ballers (2-0) are off to a quick start picking up two wins (Soldiers at home, Trotters on the road), but the four other teams competing this season will be looking to get revenge on their early loss.
2016 IBA Spring season teams
- Grand Rapids Fusion
- Illinois Hoopville Warriors
- Kankakee County Soldiers
- Kenosha Ballers
- St. Louis Trotters
New to the IBA this season is Illinois Hoopville Warriors, playing out of Belleville, Illinois. The current roster for the Warriors features several veteran players, many who have previous experience in the IBA. They will play an abbreviated schedule this Spring.
Kenosha will host the championship weekend this season on June 11-12 at the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha. The Ballers, who have played for the IBA title once, will be seeking that championship that has eluded this club for nine previous IBA seasons.
A 12-game regular season schedule will sort out the top four teams who will meet in the two-day playoffs in June.
The Independent Basketball Association opened its 2016 Spring Season on Saturday night in Kenosha. With a supportive home crowd the Kenosha Ballers defeated rival and 6-time IBA champion Kankakee County Soldiers in dominating fashion, 125-90.
Sporting a veteran roster, the Ballers were led by Devron Bostick with 25 points. Tyray Petty scored 23 points while adding five rebounds and three assists as Kenosha shot 65% (30 of 46) from the field inside the three-point line. The Ballers also hit 18 threes while Kankakee went 0-for-8 from behind the arc.
Other offensive leaders for Kenosha were Thomas Cobbs (16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals), Quiande Moore (12 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists) and Dionte Dolly Sr. (12 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists).
Kankakee were led by Zavion Neely with 20 points. Marcus Jackson scored 18 while adding eight rebounds.
Keep up with the IBA by following on Twitter @IBA_hoops
Saturday, Dec. 12
4:00 PM: Kankakee County Soldiers (98), Windy City Blazers (92)
6:00 PM: Kenosha Ballers vs St. Louis Trotters
Sunday, Dec. 13
3:00 PM: IBA Championship
Patriotas de Tunja (Liga DirecTV) inked 24-year old American forward Corbin Thomas (6’6”-F-91, college: Missouri St.). Thomas played the 2014 Fall season with the Kankakee County Soldiers (IBA) in the U.S. Averaging 20.8 ppg, Thomas helped the Soldiers to make it to the semifinals.
In 2013-14 Thomas played at Oulun NMKY
(1st Division) in Finnish league. In 27 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.2 ppg and 9.7 rpg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish 1st Division 2nd Team. His team won LSC regular season.
Thomas graduated from Midwestern State
in 2013, after being named a NABC Division II All American. He previously played at Southwestern Illinois College before a one-year stint at Missouri State in 2011-12.