Enforcers Look Forward to Return Home, Community Event Sunday
COVINGTON, KY - January 31, 2017 - The Kentucky Enforcers had January 28th circled on their schedule. After beginning the season 7-0, they suffered their first loss December 17th, at home, at the hands of the Chicago Steam. Saturday night, the Enforcers got their chance to even the score in Chicago.
The short-handed (only seven active players available) Enforcers shot 39.6% from the field, including a dismal 27.7% from beyond the arc and suffered a 130-108 loss to the Chicago Steam. Da’Markco Foster led the Enforcers with 34 points and 10 rebounds, Marcus Thompson chipped in 22 points and 14 rebounds, and Robbie Smythe added 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Sunday afternoon was another rematch for the Enforcers as they took on the Indy Naptown All Stars in Indianapolis. The Enforcers beat the All Stars 98-87 at home in November. Indy had designs on exacting revenge, and they used excellent shooting and an impressive effort on the boards to do just that, beating the Kentucky Enforcers 119-110. The Enforcers were led in this one by sharp-shooting guard/forward David Mann with 27 points. Seventeen of Mann’s 27 came in the 4th quarter and sparked a near comeback that fell just short. The Enforcers also got 22 points and 15 rebounds from center Jeff Robinson.
"We got beat up on the boards all weekend and it's hard to win on the road when teams get so many second chances,” said Mann, a Mount St. Joseph University alum. “We let teams dictate the way we played instead of playing our brand of basketball that has won us lots of games so far. Luckily, we will be back at home next time out and playing in front of our home crowd will give us the boost to get us back on track."
The Enforcers welcome in the Oakland County Cowboys from Walled Lake, Michigan this Saturday night at 7:00 pm at Cincinnati Christian University. Tickets, as always, are available at the door for $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors.
This Sunday marks a day off on the schedule for the Kentucky Enforcers, but the team will use that time to engage with the community. Before settling in to watch the Super Bowl on February 5, come shoot hoops with the Kentucky Enforcers Basketball team and hear from the experts from the Cincinnati Children's Heart Institute at the inaugural Slam Dunks for Health! In addition to basketball, this family friendly event offers a variety of interactive stations including bowling, dancing, zumba and more. Best of all...it's FREE!
"It is always an honor to be able to work with Cincinnati Children's Hospital in any capacity,” said David Mann. “There is nothing better than making a positive impression in the lives of kids. So I'm very excited to get to use basketball to promote healthy living!"
Register for free at www.cincinnatichildrens.org/slam-dunks