Sunday, January 29, 2012

Rebels Come Up Short in FBA Exhibition Opener


(RIVIERA BEACH, FL) – In a matchup between two teams making their Florida Basketball Association (FBA) debuts, the Palm Beach Titans edged the Tampa Bay Rebels 140-131 in a preseason contest played at Inlet Grove High School in Riviera Beach. 

The Rebels led the high-scoring affair by a 32-30 count after one stanza, but the Titans rallied to take a four-point lead into the locker room at the half.

The Titans made six three-point field goals during a third quarter that saw them stretch their lead to eight at 109-101 after three quarters. In all, they connected on 15 treys in the contest. The Titans then protected their lead in the final quarter to preserve the win.

Guard T.T. Hall paced the Titans with 36 points, while center Matt Kendrick paced the Rebels with a team-high 27, including an array of noteworthy dunks. He was also a force on the defensive end, blocking several Titan shots.

“The Titans’ shooting and transition game was outstanding today,” said Rebels Coach Fernando Rojas. “They moved the ball well, getting high-percentage shots. We couldn’t keep up with their speed, and at the end we ended up nine points short.”

Please continue to check the FBA’s Website at www.thefba.com for dates and times of more preseason action as the league ramps up for its regular-season debut in May.