Top Stampede scorers in Finals Game 1:
Ryan Schmidt 33
Jeremiah Dominguez 29
Jeff Dunn 28
Chris Neal 24
Matt Schmidt 22
The Salem Stampede opened the 2010 NABL playoffs with a 169-144 win over
The Snohomish County Explosion Sunday night in Salem.
Salem leads the best of three series (1-0).
Game Two is Sunday June 20 at 5pm in Monroe, WA.
The Stampede rolled to 42 points in the first quarter and added 92 points in the second half as they had their highest scoring showing of the season.
Matt Schmidt and Ryan Schmidt had 35 and 34 points to lead the Stampede.
Both players averaged over 20 points a game in the last 5 regular season games of the year. Both also had impressive performances in the NABL all star game
played in May.
Mike Tabb named First team ALL-NABL this week showed his playoff game with a triple double performance of 29 points 14 rebounds and 11 assists.
Willie Freeman was also named to the ALL-NABL (3rd) team announced this past week. Freeman proved the voters right contributing his own triple double performance closing the books with17 points 14 rebounds and 13 assists.
Stampede veteran star Ryan Skinner may have topped everyone’s night with a very complete game of 31 points (on 15-18 FG’s) 10 rebounds 8 assists and tied his own team record of 9 steals.
Jeff Dunn hit 8-12 shots and finished with 19 points.
Mike McGloughlin a late season addition to the roster continues to show a great presence around the basket grabbing 8 boards dishing 4 assists and scoring 4 points.
Chris Ferguson led Snohomish with an impressive 42 point outburst. Ferguson named the 2010 NABL sixth man of the year hit shots from all six Salem zip codes.
Chris Weakley (1st team ALL-NABL) scored 35 points for Snohomish.
The Explosion now prepare for game two which is set for Sunday at 5pm in Monroe, WA.
Monroe is one of the toughest places to win in minor league basketball.
Salem will go in trying to close the series with a win and advance to the NABL finals.
The Portland Showtime received a bye and await the winner of the best of three series.
Stampede lead NABL standings
National Athletic Basketball League Standings
1. Salem Stampede 7-3
2. Portland Showtime 6-3
3. Snohomish Explosion 7-5
4. Seattle Aviators 3-4
5. Tacoma Thunder 1-5
6. Tualatin Rainmakers 1-6
All six teams will play regular season games at the HOOP.
Saturday May 15 will be the NABL All Star game.
Players from all six teams will be represented in the game.
There will be a Three point shootout and a Dunk Contest.
The All Star weekend starts out Friday May 14th with the Tualatin Rainmakers taking on the Snohomish County Explosion at 5:00 pm.
The Salem Stampede vs the Seattle Mountaineers follow at 7:30 pm.
Saturday May 15th opens with the Three point Shootout at 4:00 pm
Followed by the Dunk contest at 5:00 pm.
The NABL All Star game will start at 6:00 pm.
There will be a post game party TBA
Sunday May 16th has the Salem Stampede opening against the Snohomish County Explosion at 12:30 pm
Followed by the Tualatin Rainmakers vs the Seattle Mountaineers at
The closing game will be the Portland Showtime vs the Tacoma Thunder
at 5:00 pm.
Tickets to the All Star event are now on sale.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Stampede Win 136 to 100 over Tualatin
Mike Tabb shines in game against Tualatin
The Salem Stampede have announced the signing of Willamette University All American Cameron Mitchell for the 2010 NABL season. Mitchell is a 6’7” forward from Portland, Oregon. He comes to the Stampede after one of the most outstanding careers in NCAA division 3 history. Mitchell played one year at College of the Redlands in California before finishing His career with Willamette.
Mitchell completed his three years at Willamette with 1,200 points and 791 rebounds in 74 games for the Bearcats from 2007-08 through 2009-10. Including his freshman season at the University of Redlands (Calif.) in 2006-07, he played in 98 games during his career, with his efforts resulting in 1,342 points and 959 rebounds.
In 2009-10, Mitchell led the Northwest Conference in scoring with 21.1 points per game and in rebounding with 12.5 boards per game. He was selected First Team All-NWC for the second consecutive season. Mitchell recorded 20 double-doubles on his way to scoring 528 points and grabbing 312 rebounds this season. He scored 10 or more points in all 25 games and tallied 20 or more points 16 times. He shot 57.9% on field goals to rank second in the NWC. He tied for second in the conference in blocked shots per game (1.24), as he finished the year with 31 blocks.
“Cameron is truly a franchise type of player. He has a great work ethic and attitude. If you look at his stats, it’s obvious that he gets a lot of different things accomplished on the court. We have been impressed with the things he does that don’t come up on the box score as well. Showing up to practice early, outhustling players play after play, encouraging teammates on both sides of the ball. He is a winner” stated Salem President and General Manager Joe Becerra. “We are very excited to have Cameron as part of our family. Fans are going to love his style of play. He will go on to play many years of Pro basketball around the world.” Becerra continued.
“ I’m excited for this opportunity. I think this is great start for my pro career. The Stampede have a great staff and coaching. I know a couple of the guys on the team and they like to play to win.” “ I am looking forward to facing the Seattle team on the 27th .” commented Mitchell after a Stampede practice.
Stampede sign champion Japanese point guard.
The Salem Stampede announce they have inked 6'0 guard Hirofumo Oga from Oita City, Japan for the 2010 NABL season. Oga is known in the international basketball circuit as "Hiro". Oga was the starting point guard for the Chiba Pierce Arrow Badgers in the famed Japan JBL super league. He was the starting point guard for the JBL champions in 2005. Hiro also played for the ABA Asian Select tour team in 2008.
The 6 foot inch lightning quick point guard burst on the United States professional scene during the 2006 N.B.A. Summer Pro League in Los Angeles,Ca. Hiro electrified the scouts and fans with non stop drives and finishes in a very competitive league. He demonstrated outstanding shooting range and consistent play and demeanor.
Stampede President and General Manager Joe Becerra announced the signing Friday and commented. "Hiro is a great talent and we are excited to have him join our team. With our history of such players as Will Funn and Grayson Boucher as point guards that have led us. We feel Hiro will come in and continue our tradition of outstanding point guards."
Hiro commented by phone from Japan shortly after signing with the Stampede.
"I'm very happy to be a part of the Salem Stampede family. I promise 110 percent to work hard to excel and continue the Stampede tradition of success on the court. My goal has always been to excel to the best of my ability and continue my career at the highest level possible. I feel the Stampede organization fits my profile. They have a history of advancing players to top pro leagues around the world."
Hiro is expected to arrive in Oregon within the week.
Salem opens their season at home March 27 vs the Seattle Mountaineers. The Stampede captured the 2007 IBL Southwest Division Championship and finished with a league best record of 19-4. Including 11-0 at home.
Season Schedule Announced
Salem Stampede will open March 27
at home against the
Date Time Home Team Away
Sat, March 27 7:30pm Salem Seattle
Sat, April 3 7:30pm Salem Snohomish
Fri, April 16 7:30pm Salem Portland
Fri, April 17 7:30pm Snohomish Salem
Sat, April 24 7:30pm Salem Tualatin
Sun, May 2 5:30pm Salem Tacoma
Fri, May 14 7:30pm Salem Seattle
Sat, May 15 *All Star Weekend in Salem, at 'The Hoop'
Sat, May 15 1:00pm Snohomish Salem
Sat, May 22 7:30pm Portland Salem
Sat, May 29 7:30pm Salem Portland
Sat, June 5 7:30pm Salem Tualitan
June 11-13 Round One Playoffs TBA
June 18-20 Finals TBA
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