PROVIDENCE, R.I. – July 13, 2019
● Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis scored Power’s final four points to help secure the victory in front of a standing New England crowd. Following a game-winning, under-the-basket layup, Davis – who was ejected in Week 3 – embraced Power head coach Nancy Lieberman.
● Perry Jones (13 pts on 5 of 9 shooting) stepped up to help Enemies earn third consecutive win of the season.
● Andre Emmett (15 pts) and Jason Maxiell (12 pts, 4 reb) lead 3’s Company to its first victory, leaving the Ball Hogs in search of a first victory.
● BIG3 continues tomorrow, with three games at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Games begin at 12:00PM ET and will broadcast on CBS and CBS Sports Network.
Power 50 (3-1) vs Ghost Ballers 36 (2-2)
Coach Nancy Lieberman and reigning champion Power looked to rebound from its first loss of the season on Saturday afternoon. Ricky Davis and Jamario Moon didn’t make things easy in the first half, with a two-man game that helped the Ghost Ballers jump out to a 25-20 lead at intermission. The team shot an efficient 8-for-15 in the half, including a 4-point shot from Alex Scales.
Power captain and BIG3 scoring leader Cuttino Mobley was sidelined with a calf injury for the game. However, the University of Rhode Island alumnus still managed to contribute, serving as a vocal presence from the bench, in what proved to be a chippy contest.
The verbal back-and-forth did not serve the Ghost Ballers as well in the second half. Beyond a few flashy drives from the always energetic Mike Taylor, the team struggled to find the basket. Meanwhile, Power hit 60-percent of its shots in the half and 51-percent for the game.
Ultimately, Power captain Corey Maggette – who made his Season 3 debut in Providence – proved to be too much. The 2018 BIG3 MVP jumped right back into form, pouring in 23 points, grabbing 15 boards and leading Power to its third victory on the season.
Power Ghost Ballers
Corey Maggette 23 pts, 14 reb Jamario Moon 13 pts, 5 reb
Julian Wright17 pts, 6 reb Ricky Davis 10 pts
Power rebound to (3-1); Ghost Ballers trip up at (2-2)
Enemies 50 (3-1) vs Aliens 39 (1-3)
Rhode Island’s final matchup featured two squads hungry for their first win of the season. 3’s Company and Ball Hogs played hard-nosed basketball and kept things close in the first half. 3’s Company held a slight edge, 25-20, going into the break.
3’s Company refused to slow down in the second half, as Andre Emmett provided a spark off the bench and finished with 17 points. The Ball Hogs’ big man Will Mcdonald continued to be a force (18 pts, 4 reb) and crowd-favorite Brian Scalabrine ignited the crowd with a couple of buckets under the rim.
3’s Company also received solid contributions from Jason Maxiell and Dahntay Jones (8 pts, 3 reb), whose dazzling game-winner capped off a strong team win. The Ball Hogs and captain Brian Scalabrine will look to snatch their first win of the season next week in Oklahoma City.
Top Ball Hogs
Andre Emmett 15 pts Will McDonald 16 pts
Jason Maxiell 12 pts, 4 reb
3’s Company gets on the board (1-3); Ball Hogs still looking for answers at (0-4)