Enforcers Use Fourth Quarter Run to Down Yellow Jackets
COVINGTON, KY - November 7, 2016 - In the first game of their inaugural season, the Kentucky Enforcers gave Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati basketball fans a reason to get excited about their new team. Although the game was played Saturday night at Barack Obama Academy in Pittsburgh, PA, Enforcers fans who made the trip had a tale of grit and resilience to tell upon arrival back home.
The Kentucky Enforcers withstood a night of hot outside shooting from the #23 ranked Steel City Yellow Jackets, and put together an impressive fourth quarter to earn a 131-124 victory in the expansion team’s first regular season contest.
With the game tied at 91 entering the fourth quarter, the Enforcers turned up the intensity for the last 12 minutes, posting a 40 point period. Aaron Miller scored 13 of his team high 26 points in the fourth, and David Mann added his fifth, sixth, and seventh three point field goals as part of a run that broke the game open and moved the Enforcers to 1-0 on the season.
Kentucky Enforcers head coach Dustin Driskell said about his first ABA win, “I am very excited to have my first win as a professional head coach in the ABA. The team fought hard for that win. It was a great game and test for our team.”
The Enforcers prepare for their home opener this Saturday, November 12th, versus the preseason #19 Indy Naptown All Stars at 7:00 pm at Cincinnati Christian University. They come right back on Sunday at 2:00 pm to take on the Detroit Fast Forward, a team that won their season opener by 41 points.
Tickets for all home games can be purchased at the door, beginning 45 minutes before tip off. A sell out crowd is expected and tickets are limited, so please arrive early. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and children five and under are admitted at no charge. Weekend passes are also available for admission to both games at $15 for adults, and $7 for students and seniors.