Strong Effort Not Enough To Beat Talented Windy City Groove
COVINGTON, KY - February 20, 2017 - Chicago, Illinois is known for many things, one of them being quality basketball. The third most populated city in the United States is home to four ABA basketball teams; four of the over 100 teams in the American Basketball Association. The Windy City Groove appears to not only be the best team in Chicago, but may be the best in the ABA. After handing the Enforcers a 27 point loss at home in January, the Groove would get all they could handle from the Enforcers Saturday afternoon in Chicago. A strong first and third quarters kept the Enforcers in the game, but the Windy City Groove were too deep and too talented, and ultimately beat the Enforcers 107-92. The fourth ranked Groove improve to 12-1 on the season, while the Kentucky Enforcers drop to 12-7 and #20 in the ABA power rankings. David Mann led the Enforcers with 25 points that included seven three pointers from the NBA three point line, three feet farther back than the ABA line. Mann commented, “We are playing very streaky ball right now. For as well as we played at times on Saturday, we have to be better at weathering the storm when other teams make a run. We will get it figured out though. We have great players on this team, and we will get better.”
The Kentucky Enforcers make the trip to South Bend, Indiana next weekend for two games against the Northern Indiana Monarchs. The Enforcers beat the Monarchs twice in November by a total of 24 points.