Enforcers Now 11-2 After Hard Fought Win, Blowout Loss
COVINGTON, KY - January 25, 2017 - Cincinnati Christian University was rocking Saturday night with a record crowd to support the Kentucky Enforcers during their first home game in over a month, when they hosted North Carolina’s Fayetteville Flight. After getting out to a 32-18 lead at the end of the first quarter, Fayetteville gave the Enforcers all they could handle the rest of the way, including a 45 point fourth quarter. The Enforcers withstood the sharp shooting of Bryon Calloway, who led the Flight with 38 points, and held on for a 123-117 victory. The Enforcers shot 55% as a team from the field, and had the crowd on their feet with several highlight reel dunks. Many of those emphatic finishes came from center Jeff Robinson who led the team with 27 points and 12 rebounds. Forward Marcus Thompson made major contributions as well with 11 points, 14 rebounds, and 9 assists.
Perhaps Saturday night’s high intensity game took more energy out of the Enforcers than they had allocated for the weekend. The Enforcers welcomed in the 8-0 Windy City Groove Sunday afternoon, and the team from Chicago imposed their will on the Enforcers from the jump. The Groove used their length, athleticism, and tenacity to force 24 Enforcers turnovers, 18 in the first half. The Windy City Groove led 31-9 at the end of the first quarter, 58-33 at halftime, and cruised to a 118-91 win, handing the Kentucky Enforcers their second loss of the season. The Enforcers shot an uncharacteristic 27.1% from the field, partially as a result of shooting 13 for 58 (22.4%) from the three point line. The Enforcers were led by Marcus Thompson with 20 points, got 16 points and 15 rebounds from Jeff Robinson, and 15 points and 15 rebounds from guard Greg Williams.
"You never want to lose, especially the way we did," said co-captain Marcus Thompson. "But, sometimes it’s good to get knocked across the head every once in awhile. The second part of this season will be tough, and we as a team need to make sure we come prepared to play every game... and we will."
The Enforcers are back at it next Saturday, January 28th, when they travel to Chicago seeking retribution against the Chicago Steam, the team that gave the Enforcers their first loss of the season, December 17th, at home. The Enforcers then play the following day, Sunday, January 29th, in Indianapolis against the Indy Naptown All Stars. The Enforcers beat the Naptown All Stars 98-87 November 12th, at CCU.