Maurice Carter poured in 23 points to lead the way as teh St. Louis Swarm succesfully defended their IBL Championship with an 81-73 win over the Grand Rapids Hoops in Game #3 of their best-of-seven Championship Series. The Swarm grab the title two games to one. 2,278 fans watched the festivities at the Family Arena.
Maurice Carter and Doug Smith combined for 56 points leading the St. Louis Swarm past Grand Rapids 98-90 in Game #1 of their IBL Championship Series. The venue switches to Family Arena for Game #2 tonight at 7:30 p.m. A victory this evening will give the Swarm back-to-back IBL Championships.
After taking care of Richmond in three games in the first round, the St. Louis Swarm will now battle the Grand Rapids Hoops for the IBL Championship. Game #1 is tonight in Grand Rapids. Games #2 & #3 will be held at the Family Arena. The Swarm are the defending IBL Champs.
The defending IBL champion St. Louis Swarm wrap-up the regular season with games tonight and tommorrow at the Family Arena. St. Louis is 41-7 on the season and they have already clinched a first-round playoff bye. Tonight the Swarm welcome Sioux Falls to town, tommorrow night it’s Connecticut paying the Swarm a visit.
Former Mizzou star Doug Smith has a championship to add to his resume. Smith scored 35 points and led the St. Louis Swarm to a 117-107 win over the Richmond Rhythm, and the International Basketball League title. The Swarm rallied from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter. St. Louis guard Marcus Bullard made a three-pointer with 1.6 seconds left to tie the game at 101. Smith drilled a couple threes in overtime, and the league’s MVP finished with 35 points and ten rebounds. The Swarm swept the Rhythm in three games in the title series, and won all ten meetings between the teams this season.
The St. Louis Swarm can win the first-ever IBL championship with a victory tonight in Richmond. The Swarm have a two-games-to-none lead in the best of five championship series, after beating Richmond 101-86 in Game two Friday. League MVP and former Mizzou star Doug Smith has led the Swarm in the series, averaging 20.5 points a game. The Swarm are 4-0 in the playoffs 9-0 against Richmond this season. The series would return to St. Charles Family Arena for a fifth and deciding game if Richmond wins the next two at home.
Former Mizzou star Doug Smith will lead the St. Louis Swarm into a championship series tonight after being named the most valuable player in the International Basketball League. Smith averaged 13.4 points and 8.2 rebounds in leading the Swarm to the best regular season record in the IBL. The Swarm are heavy favorites in the finals against the Richmond Rhythm. Richmond finished just 23-41 in the regular season, but has caught fire in the playoffs, pulling two upsets to reach the finals. The Swarm beat the Rhythm in all seven meetings this year. The first two games of the best of five series are tonight and tomorrow at Family Arena in St. Charles.
The St. Louis Swarm has reached the International Basketball League finals. The Swarm finished off a two-game sweep of the Las Vegas Silver Bandits with a 119-107 victory. Former Mizzou Tiger Derek Grimm led the Swarm with 25 points. St. Louis will open the IBL finals against the Richmond Rhythm Thursday at Family Arena in St. Charles. That series will be best of five, with game two Friday, also at Family Arena.
With a win at home tonight, the St. Louis Swarm can reach the finals of the International Basketball League. The Swarm won game one of their conference final series in Las Vegas last week, 113-106. St. Louis will try to wrap up the best of three series tonight, when they play in St. Charles’ Family Arena for the firrst time since April 22. If the Swarm loses, they will host Game three tomorrow night. The winner of the series will face the Richmond Rhythm in the championship series. Richmond eliminated the top team in the East conference, the Cincinnati Stuff.
The St. Louis Swarm has taken control of the IBL Western conference finals. After trailing throughout the game, the Swarm came from behind in the fourth quarter and beat Las Vegas 113-106 in game one. Former Mizzou star Doug Smith led the way with 24 points. Point guard Lazarus Sims had 18 points and 10 assists. The Swarm can win the conference finals in Game two, which is Monday at Family Arena in St. Charles. Game three, if necessary, would be Tuesday at Family Arena.