2015 FBA Playoffs

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The 2015 FBA Playoffs was the post-season tournament of the Furry Basketball Association's 2014-15 season. The tournament began on May 6th and is slated to finish before July 3rd. It is the first playoffs overseen by Commissioner Stefan Calico.

For the first time in her career, Newark Pride's franchise point guard Valencia Zeraus (Lioness, G) missed the playoffs after a tough month of divisional and conference games had her team slipping out of the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference to make way for the rejuvenated Baltimore Spirits, while the Tallahassee Typhoons and the Plymouth Taproots both made the post-season bracket for the sixth year in a row. The eighth seed and final spot of the Western Conference bracket came down to the absolute final game of the season when the hosting Hawaii Kahunas narrowly defeated the lottery-bound Las Vegas Wildcards to secure their spot in the post-season.

While the Dakota Bikers have not missed the playoffs in a decade nor the Winnipeg Voyageurs since joining the league, both the San Jose Thrust and the Santa Fe Whips saw their streak of post-season appearances ended this year. Also noticeably absent from this season's playoffs are the reigning finalists from last year, as the Tennessee Moonshiners imploded after new ownership sold off the majority of their champions while the Edmonton Totems fell short in their final game of the season against the league leading Santa Ana Spectrums.

Format

All rounds are best-of-seven series; the team that has four wins advances to the next round. The first three rounds are in a 2H–2L-1H–1L–1H format, where H represents games hosted by the team with the better seed, and L represents games hosted by the team with the worse seed. The FBA Finals follows a 2H-3L-2H format, to balance out the home court advantage better. Home court advantage in the first three rounds belongs to the better-seeded team, even if the worse-seeded team had a better regular season record. Home court advantage in the FBA Finals is determined by regular season record, followed by playoff winning percentage, then head to head record, followed by record vs. opposite conference.

Seeding

Within each conference, the three division winners and the five non-division winners with the most wins qualify for the playoffs. Each conference's bracket is fixed; there is no reseeding. The seedings are based on each team's record; however, the division winners are guaranteed to be ranked at least fourth, regardless of record. This allows one non-division winner to benefit from a superior record than other division winners by taking a higher seed in the playoffs.

Tiebreakers

The tiebreakers that determine seedings are:

  1. Division leader wins tie from team not leading a division (if determining 4th seed)
  2. Conference record
  3. Division record (for the tied teams that are in the same division)
  4. Home game record
  5. Head-to-head record
  6. Rank from last season

If there are more than two teams tied, the team that wins the tiebreaker gets the best seed, while the other teams are "re-broken" from the first step until all ties are resolved. Since the three division winners are guaranteed a spot in the top four, ties to determine the division winners have to be broken prior to resolving any other ties.

Qualified Teams

Eastern Conference

Rank Team Record Clinched
Playoff berth Division title Best record
in Conference
Best record
in FBA
1 Huntsville Mayors 57-23 Mar 15 Apr 9 Apr 29
2 Pittsburgh Keystones 56-24 Mar 19 Apr 5
3 Plymouth Taproots 54-26 Mar 17 Apr 29
4 Albany Alphas 53-27 Mar 19
5 Tallahassee Typhoons 44-36 Apr 11
6 Bangor Tides 42-38 Apr 15
7 Williamsburg Minutemen 37-43 Apr 19
8 Baltimore Spirits 33-47 Apr 27


Western Conference

Rank Team Record Clinched
Playoff berth Division title Best record
in Conference
Best record
in FBA
1 Santa Ana Spectrums 59-21 Mar 19 Mar 23 Apr 23 Apr 27
2 Montana Howlers 55-25 Apr 5 Apr 17
3 Seattle Summit 45-35 Apr 13
4 Texas Lone Stars 41-39[a] Apr 23 Apr 29
5 Dakota Bikers 41-39[a] Apr 19
6 Alaska Arctics 39-41 Apr 25
7 Winnipeg Voyageurs 37-43 Apr 25
8 Hawaii Kahunas 35-45[b] Apr 29


Notes

a. The Texas Lone Stars earned the higher seed over the Dakota Bikers by virtue of winning the Plains Division.
b. The Hawaii Kahunas earned the playoff berth despite having the same overall record as the Edmonton Totems and the Santa Fe Whips by virtue of their better conference record (26-30 to 24-32 to 21-35).

Bracket

Teams in bold have advanced to the next round. The numbers to the left of each team indicate the team's seeding in its conference, and the numbers to the right indicate the number of games the team won in that round. The division champions are marked by an asterisk. Teams with home court advantage are shown in italics.

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Western Conference

Western Quarterfinals

(1) Santa Ana Spectrums vs. (8) Hawaii Kahunas

May 7 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Kahunas 16 25 24 29 94
Spectrums 21 27 25 32 105
Boxscore

   

Officials: Wesley Wasilowsky #41, Celia Strickland #28, Johnny Carp #6
Arena: The Prism Palace - Santa Ana, CA

Player of the Game: Lance Cheval (Stallion, C) - 21 pts, 11 reb, 1 blk

   

 Lance Cheval


May 9 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Kahunas 24 20 24 29 97
Spectrums 27 25 28 21 101
Boxscore

   

Officials: Martin Rosario #12, Wyatt Briggs #13, Theresa Millen #42
Arena: The Prism Palace - Santa Ana, CA

Player of the Game: Lance Cheval (Stallion, C) - 21 pts, 10 reb, 1 ast

   

 Lance Cheval


May 11 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Spectrums 27 26 22 23 98
Kahunas 20 21 27 26 94
Boxscore

   

Officials: George Headstrom #8, Kendrick Manson #32, Johnny Carp #6
Arena: E Komo Mai Arena - Honolulu, HI

Player of the Game: Victor Vos (Red Fox, G) - 19 pts, 1 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl

   

 Victor Vos


May 13 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Spectrums 27 28 24 22 101
Kahunas 23 22 28 29 102
Boxscore

   

Officials: Diego Romero #3, Kasumi Katsuhito #2, Tim Young #16
Arena: E Komo Mai Arena - Honolulu, HI

Player of the Game: Aurora Goldshine (Yellow Cobra, G) - 16 pts, 2 reb, 6 ast, 1 stl

   

 Aurora Goldshine


May 15 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Kahunas 24 17 18 32 91
Spectrums 22 17 26 32 97
Boxscore

   

Officials: Theresa Millen #42, Dimitra Kyriakov #34, Vladimir Chumski #5
Arena: The Prism Palace - Santa Ana, CA

Player of the Game: L.V. McDyess (Black Panther, G) - 30 pts, 2 reb, 6 ast

   

 L.V. McDyess


Santa Ana wins series 4-1

An aggressive retooling campaign by the Spectrums and masterful coaching paid off handsomely as the team not only finished with their first conference title in team history but also the best record in the league. The Kahunas, who squeaked into the playoffs with a last-second win against the Wildcards, also had a similar rebuilding campaign that finally paid off with a pair of highly-touted rookies and strong veteran presence. Because of Santa Ana's sheer depth, they are the overwhelming favorite to take the FBA title, but Hawaii is determined to make their playoff stay against their division rivals a lengthy one. -A. Stanton

Regular season series

This is the first meeting in the playoffs between the Spectrums and the Kahunas.


(2) Montana Howlers vs. (7) Winnipeg Voyageurs

May 6 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Voyageurs 23 19 22 28 92
Howlers 22 27 24 28 101
Boxscore

   

Officials: George Headstrom #8, Kendrick Manson #32, Lucinda Anthony #31
Arena: Treasure State Arena - Billings, MT

Player of the Game: Lemond Conkale (Florida Panther, F/G) - 14 pts, 5 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl, 2 blk

   

 Lemond Conkale


May 8 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Voyageurs 24 19 23 26 92
Howlers 22 28 23 27 100
Boxscore

   

Officials: Kio Splitzer #15, Dimitra Kyriakov #34, Sharon Janzen #24
Arena: Treasure State Arena - Billings, MT

Player of the Game: Vincent Maraundi (Caracal, G/F) - 22 pts, 4 reb, 4 stl

   

 Vincent Maraundi


May 10 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Howlers 24 29 23 28 104
Voyageurs 26 22 27 32 107
Boxscore

   

Officials: Fred Kimteech #11, Vonne de la Fresca #38, Tiberius Crawford #25
Arena: Riverside Stadium - Winnipeg, MB

Player of the Game: Yves Carbonneau (Arctic Fox, G/F) - 15 pts, 6 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl

   

 Yves Carbonneau


May 12 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Howlers 20 25 22 26 93
Voyageurs 22 19 24 18 83
Boxscore

   

Officials: Kio Splitzer #15, Wyatt Briggs #13, Tiberius Crawford #25
Arena: Riverside Stadium - Winnipeg, MB

Player of the Game: Lemond Conkale (Florida Panther, F/G) - 19 pts, 9 reb, 3 ast, 2 blk

   

 Lemond Conkale


May 14 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Voyageurs 25 21 26 29 101
Howlers 24 30 23 28 105
Boxscore

   

Officials: Frank Talum #9, Sharon Janzen #24, James McConnaugh #19
Arena: Treasure State Arena - Billings, MT

Player of the Game: Hiroyuki Matsuura (Shrike, C/F) - 17 pts, 9 reb, 3 ast, 2 blk

   

 Hiroyuki Matsuura


Montana wins series 4-1

After missing the playoffs last year for the first time in nearly a decade, the Howlers have returned to the post-season with another divisional title under their belts and looking for their tenth franchise championship. The Voyageurs haven't missed the playoffs since their inception in 2011 and are hoping that this is the year they can finally avoid a seven-game series that ends in their elimination. And with both coaches already familiar with each other from their days in the EFBL, this matchup could prove to be a lot more interesting than the regular season record shows. -P. Suarez

Regular season series

This is the first meeting in the playoffs between the Howlers and the Voyageurs.


(3) Seattle Summit vs. (6) Alaska Arctics

May 7 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT F
Arctics 25 21 28 22 8 104
Summit 22 29 17 28 9 105
Boxscore

     

Officials: Martin Rosario #12, Ralph Gayle #35, Kasumi Katsuhito #2
Arena: Safe Arena - Seattle, WA

Player of the Game: Jake Turner (Red Fox, C/F) - 23 pts, 12 reb, 2 ast, 4 blk

 Jake Turner (Red Fox, C/F)


May 9 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Arctics 29 24 31 23 107
Summit 25 29 22 28 104
Boxscore

   

Officials: Alex Trenor #7, Natasha Giovanna #14, Ralph Gayle #35
Arena: Safe Arena - Seattle, WA

Player of the Game: Cliff Matthiews (Canadian Lynx, G) - 14 pts, 5 reb, 6 ast, 3 stl

   

 Cliff Matthiews


May 11 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Summit 26 30 22 28 106
Arctics 27 24 33 25 109
Boxscore

   

Officials: Sharon Janzen #24, Alex Trenor #7, Natasha Giovanna #14
Arena: Arctic Tundra Arena - Anchorage, AK

Player of the Game: Cliff Matthiews (Canadian Lynx, G) - 22 pts, 4 reb, 6 ast, 2 stl

   

 Cliff Matthiews


May 13 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Summit 24 25 27 23 99
Arctics 24 23 28 22 97
Boxscore

   

Officials: Chris O'Meara Ford #20, Samantha Homestead #17, Ralph Gayle #35
Arena: Arctic Tundra Arena - Anchorage, AK

Player of the Game: Jeri Naranjo (Cacomistle, G) - 13 pts, 2 reb, 7 ast, 6 stl

   

 Jeri Naranjo


May 15 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Arctics 26 24 30 23 103
Summit 25 26 31 27 109
Boxscore

   

Officials: Hoang Chen #37, Tiberius Crawford #25, Kio Splitzer #15
Arena: Safe Arena - Seattle, WA

Player of the Game: Daniel Quvianuq (Polar Bear, C) - 19 pts, 9 reb, 2 ast, 4 blk

   

 Daniel Quvianuq


May 17 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Summit 23 24 28 20 95
Arctics 25 24 30 23 102
Boxscore

   

Officials: Kasumi Katsuhito #2, Lucinda Anthony #31, Wesley Wasilowsky #41
Arena: Arctic Tundra Arena - Anchorage, AK

Player of the Game: Ambrose Slade (Eurasian Lynx, G) - 21 pts, 5 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl

   

 Ambrose Slade


May 19 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Arctics 24 24 29 22 99
Summit 22 20 26 26 94
Boxscore

   

Officials: Sharon Janzen #24, Rocco Williams #18, Harry Botsa #27
Arena: Safe Arena - Seattle, WA

Player of the Game: Zack Tate (Zorilla, C) - 13 pts, 15 reb, 3 ast, 1 blk

   

 Zack Tate


Alaska wins series 4-3

Fresh off their relocation from eastern Washington to the Pacific coast, the Summit have rallied behind their GM and her star rookie son in the hopes of going deep into the post-season. After winning the Pacific Rim Division only to be upset in the first round of the previous playoffs, the Arctics struggled to make it to the post-season this year and endeavor to make up for their performance last season. If the regular season record is any indication, this matchup could be the sixth-seed upset that has been a part of the past six playoffs. -P. Suarez

Regular season series

This is the first meeting in the playoffs between the Summit and the Arctics.


(4) Texas Lone Stars vs. (5) Dakota Bikers

May 6 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Bikers 28 24 16 22 90
Lone Stars 17 24 24 31 96
Boxscore

   

Officials: Jeremiah Waller #10, Esther Haines #36, Richard Rohlwing #40
Arena: Austin Arena - Austin, TX

Player of the Game: Marcus Knight (River Otter, G) - 28 pts, 3 reb

   

 Marcus Knight


May 8 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Bikers 25 23 27 28 103
Lone Stars 20 21 29 26 96
Boxscore

   

Officials: Aurora Mambaro #30, Frank Talum #9, Vonne de la Fresca #38
Arena: Austin Arena - Austin, TX

Player of the Game: Ryan Malone (Kangaroo, G) - 28 pts, 6 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl, 2 blk

   

 Ryan Malone


May 10 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Lone Stars 20 16 25 24 85
Bikers 20 20 29 29 98
Boxscore

   

Officials: Dimitra Kyriakov #34, Vladimir Chumski #5, James McConnaugh #19
Arena: Sofawolf Stadium - Sioux Falls, SD

Player of the Game: Dylan Redfield (Red Deer, F) - 21 pts, 3 reb, 6 ast, 2 stl, 1 blk

   

 Dylan Redfield


May 12 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Lone Stars 20 19 26 23 88
Bikers 24 23 28 27 102
Boxscore

   

Officials: Stevie Maxwell #33, Jeremiah Waller #10, Hoang Chen #37
Arena: Sofawolf Stadium - Sioux Falls, SD

Player of the Game: Dylan Redfield (Red Deer, F) - 21 pts, 6 reb, 5 ast, 3 stl

   

 Dylan Redfield


May 14 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Bikers 25 22 28 27 102
Lone Stars 26 30 23 30 109
Boxscore

   

Officials: Alex Trenor #7, Sal Muller #4, Lucinda Anthony #31
Arena: Austin Arena - Austin, TX

Player of the Game: Buck Hopper (Rabbit, G) - 19 pts, 6 reb, 6 ast, 4 stl

   

 Buck Hopper


May 16 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Lone Stars 24 26 22 28 100
Bikers 26 23 29 28 106
Boxscore

   

Officials: Theresa Millen #42, Dimitra Kyriakov #34, Vladimir Chumski #5
Arena: Sofawolf Stadium - Sioux Falls, SD

Player of the Game: Dylan Redfield (Red Deer, F) - 26 pts, 9 reb, 4 ast, 1 blk

   

 Dylan Redfield


Dakota wins series 4-2

Based on the budding divisional rivalry between these two teams, the Lone Stars hold the slight advantage as the only ones to have won on the road between these clubs. And with home court advantage belonging to the divisional champions, it could be a tough road ahead for the Bikers without it. Grudges do tend to take a long time to resolve, and this series is likely to be one of the longest and most hard-fought. -P. Suarez

Regular season series

This is the first meeting in the playoffs between the Bikers and the Lone Stars.

Western Semifinals

(1) Santa Ana Spectrums vs. (5) Dakota Bikers

May 20 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Bikers 22 24 33 31 110
Spectrums 29 31 26 27 113
Boxscore

   

Officials: Vonne de la Fresca #38, Esther Haines #36, Pierre Laroche #21
Arena: The Prism Palace - Santa Ana, CA

Player of the Game: Victor Vos (Red Fox, G) - 21 pts, 1 reb, 5 ast, 4 stl, 1 blk

   

 Victor Vos


May 22 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Bikers 23 24 31 30 108
Spectrums 30 29 25 25 109
Boxscore

   

Officials: Kio Splitzer #15, Lucinda Anthony #31, Stevie Maxwell #33
Arena: The Prism Palace - Santa Ana, CA

Player of the Game: Victor Vos (Red Fox, G) - 23 pts, 2 reb, 5 ast, 2 stl

   

 Victor Vos


May 24 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Spectrums 23 21 29 24 97
Bikers 24 23 28 29 104
Boxscore

   

Officials: Richard Rohlwing #40, Diego Romero #3, Sharon Janzen #24
Arena: Sofawolf Stadium - Sioux Falls, SD

Player of the Game: Dylan Redfield (Red Deer, F) - 28 pts, 6 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk

   

 Dylan Redfield


May 26 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Spectrums 33 27 30 24 114
Bikers 20 27 31 33 111
Boxscore

   

Officials: Vernon Hill #22, Zack Lightfang #43, George Headstrom #8
Arena: Sofawolf Stadium - Sioux Falls, SD

Player of the Game: Ain Iannizzi (Cougar, F) - 24 pts, 9 reb, 2 ast, 1 blk

   

 Ain Iannizzi


May 28 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Bikers 22 25 28 31 106
Spectrums 32 28 31 25 116
Boxscore

   

Officials: Kio Splitzer #15, Hoang Chen #37, James McConnaugh #19
Arena: The Prism Palace - Santa Ana, CA

Player of the Game: Victor Vos (Red Fox, G) - 25 pts, 6 ast, 4 stl

   

 Victor Vos


Santa Ana wins series 4-1

The apparent true champion of the Plains Division now has to do battle against the dominant team of the entire conference. Last time the Bikers were in this position they rallied in the final three games of the conference semifinal series to defeat the favored Winnipeg Voyageurs in seven games, thanks to the added skills of a certain rabbit they just eliminated from this year's playoffs. The Spectrums they face in this matchup are a far cry from the team they blew out four years ago, however; and the younger Californian franchise would like nothing more than to exact the same kind of merciless onslaught upon the team that spoiled their first ever post-season appearance. -P. Suarez

Regular season series

This is the 2nd meeting in the playoffs between the Spectrums and the Bikers.

Last Playoffs meeting: 2011 Western Conference Quarterfinals (Bikers won 4-1)

(2) Montana Howlers vs. (6) Alaska Arctics

May 21 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Arctics 29 26 30 26 111
Howlers 24 28 21 29 102
Boxscore

   

Officials: Natasha Giovanna #14, Tiberius Crawford #25, Wesley Wasilowsky #41
Arena: Treasure State Arena - Billings, MT

Player of the Game: Bobby Baylor (Polar Bear, F/C) - 24 pts, 11 reb, 1 ast, 1 blk

   

 Bobby Baylor


May 23 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Arctics 27 24 31 23 105
Howlers 25 30 28 29 112
Boxscore

   

Officials: Harry Botsa #27, Fred Kimteech #11, Ralph Gayle #35
Arena: Treasure State Arena - Billings, MT

Player of the Game: Lemond Conkale (Florida Panther, F/G) - 30 pts, 5 reb, 6 ast, 1 stl, 2 blk

   

 Lemond Conkale


May 25 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Howlers 20 27 25 26 98
Arctics 28 23 32 22 105
Boxscore

   

Officials: Sal Muller #4, Dimitra Kyriakov #34, Alex Trenor #7
Arena: Arctic Tundra Arena - Anchorage, AK

Player of the Game: Alessandro Serra (Weasel, G) - 11 pts, 6 reb, 11 ast, 2 stl

   

 Alessandro Serra


May 27 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Howlers 31 23 29 25 108
Arctics 24 27 31 28 110
Boxscore

   

Officials: Pierre Laroche #21, Kendrick Manson #32, Vonne de la Fresca #38
Arena: Arctic Tundra Arena - Anchorage, AK

Player of the Game: Cliff Matthiews (Canadian Lynx, G) - 15 pts, 2 reb, 10 ast, 3 stl, 2 blk

   

 Cliff Matthiews


May 29 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Arctics 24 21 27 22 94
Howlers 20 29 26 28 103
Boxscore

   

Officials: Chris O'Meara Ford #20, Diego Romero #3, Wyatt Briggs #13
Arena: Treasure State Arena - Billings, MT

Player of the Game: Bobby-Rae Brine (Stingray, G) - 29 pts, 7 reb, 3 ast, 3 stl, 1 blk

   

 Bobby-Rae Brine


May 31 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Howlers 21 27 28 25 101
Arctics 28 23 31 25 107
Boxscore

   

Officials: Frank Talum #9, Vladimir Chumski #5, Sharon Janzen #24
Arena: Arctic Tundra Arena - Anchorage, AK

Player of the Game: Alessandro Serra (Weasel, G) - 25 pts, 1 reb, 2 ast, 3 stl

   

 Alessandro Serra


Alaska wins series 4-2

As dominant as the Howlers were in the regular season against their post-season opponents thus far, the playoffs have shown that even the best teams can slip up. Montana does have the advantage of a few days extra rest, while Alaska is just coming off a grueling seven-game set. The Arctics may have a tougher road ahead of them in this series, but one cannot count them out just yet, especially if The Underwood Reunion Club underestimates their opponents' tenacity and persistence. -P. Suarez

Regular season series

This is the second meeting in the last six playoffs between the Howlers and the Arctics.

Last Playoffs meeting: 2011 Western Conference Quarterfinals (Arctics won 4-2)

Western Finals: (1) Santa Ana Spectrums vs. (6) Alaska Arctics

June 5 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Arctics 22 25 25 25 97
Spectrums 30 25 32 24 111
Boxscore

   

Officials: Kio Splitzer #15, Vladimir Chumski #5, Pierre Laroche #21
Arena: The Prism Palace - Santa Ana, CA

Player of the Game: Victor Vos (Red Fox, G) - 35 pts, 4 reb, 5 ast, 3 stl

   

 Victor Vos


June 7 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Arctics 23 27 31 28 109
Spectrums 33 29 26 28 116
Boxscore

   

Officials: Diego Romero #3, James McConnaugh #19, Vonne de la Fresca #38
Arena: The Prism Palace - Santa Ana, CA

Player of the Game: Victor Vos (Red Fox, G) - 34 pts, 1 reb, 4 ast, 2 stl

   

 Victor Vos


June 9 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Spectrums 30 24 21 25 100
Arctics 21 25 32 26 104
Boxscore

   

Officials: Aurora Mambaro #30, Esther Haines #36, Dimitra Kyriakov #34
Arena: Arctic Tundra Arena - Anchorage, AK

Player of the Game: Alessandro Serra (Weasel, G) - 15 pts, 4 reb, 6 ast, 3 stl

   

 Alessandro Serra


June 11 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Spectrums 33 26 30 24 113
Arctics 25 28 33 29 115
Boxscore

   

Officials: Alex Trenor #7, Jeremiah Waller #10, Carmen Santoligo #39
Arena: Arctic Tundra Arena - Anchorage, AK

Player of the Game: Alessandro Serra (Weasel, G) - 19 pts, 2 reb, 7 ast, 4 stl

   

 Alessandro Serra


June 13 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Arctics 20 26 29 24 99
Spectrums 31 25 28 23 107
Boxscore

   

Officials: Frank Talum #9, Richard Rohlwing #40, Syed Nahle #29
Arena: The Prism Palace - Santa Ana, CA

Player of the Game: L.V. McDyess (Black Panther, G) - 29 pts, 4 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk

   

 L.V. McDyess


June 15 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Spectrums 20 23 28 29 100
Arctics 20 25 15 31 91
Boxscore

   

Officials: Ralph Gayle #35, Theresa Millen #42, Celia Strickland #28
Arena: Arctic Tundra Arena - Anchorage, AK

Player of the Game: Victor Vos (Red Fox, G) - 25 pts, 2 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk

   

 Victor Vos


Santa Ana wins series 4-2

It's a Pacific Rim Divisional clash! The top seed from SoCal against the surprise underdogs of the conference. Having eliminated the Mountain Division contenders by climbing to the Summit and Howling in triumph, the energized Arctics look poised to remind everyone why they were the divisional champs last season. However, they only were the second best in the conference and were hampered by injuries, while the Spectrums this season not only have the best record in the entire league but also have a deep roster that may be able to weather the injury bug. As both teams have plenty of playoff experience to draw upon, it could come down to which team sets the tone of the series early and which club can make a lasting statement on the road with a definitive victory. -P. Suarez

Regular season series

This is the first meeting in the playoffs between the Spectrums and the Arctics.

Eastern Conference

Eastern Quarterfinals

(1) Huntsville Mayors vs. (8) Baltimore Spirits

May 6 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Spirits 26 27 24 24 101
Mayors 25 24 26 27 102
Boxscore

   

Officials: Tiberius Crawford #25, Theresa Millen #42, Stevie Maxwell #33
Arena: Explorer Stadium - Huntsville, AL

Player of the Game: D’Angelo MacQuilkin (Lion, G) - 16 pts, 7 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl, 2 blk

   

 D’Angelo MacQuilkin


May 8 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Spirits 29 25 22 23 99
Mayors 24 23 27 27 101
Boxscore

   

Officials: Hoang Chen #37, Sal Muller #4, Lawrence Law #1
Arena: Explorer Stadium - Huntsville, AL

Player of the Game: John Stoat (Stoat, G) - 17 pts, 8 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl

   

 John Stoat


May 10 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Mayors 20 19 25 24 88
Spirits 23 24 21 28 96
Boxscore

   

Officials: Diego Romero #3, Tim Young #16, Wesley Wasilowsky #41
Arena: Charm City Center - Baltimore, MD

Player of the Game: Theodore Rockwell (Wolf/Cheetah Hybrid, F) - 16 pts, 6 reb, 3 ast, 2 blk

   

 Theodore Rockwell


May 12 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Mayors 22 21 26 25 94
Spirits 25 26 22 28 101
Boxscore

   

Officials: James McConnaugh #19, Esther Haines #36, Pierre Laroche #21
Arena: Charm City Center - Baltimore, MD

Player of the Game: Brax Trenor (Grey Hare, F) - 19 pts, 10 reb, 1 ast, 2 blk

   

 Brax Trenor


May 14 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Spirits 26 24 21 22 93
Mayors 24 24 28 27 103
Boxscore

   

Officials: Pierre Laroche #21, Johnny Carp #6, Wyatt Briggs #13
Arena: Explorer Stadium - Huntsville, AL

Player of the Game: D’Angelo MacQuilkin (Lion, G) - 22 pts, 6 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl

   

 D’Angelo MacQuilkin


May 16 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Mayors 24 22 29 27 102
Spirits 23 24 20 28 95
Boxscore

   

Officials: Zack Lightfang #43, Johnny Carp #6, Celia Strickland #28
Arena: Charm City Center - Baltimore, MD

Player of the Game: John Stoat (Stoat, G) - 22 pts, 4 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl

   

 John Stoat


Huntsville wins series 4-2

It was a charmed season for the Mayors, who had a fabulous 16-1 start en route to the Eastern Conference's best record, only earning it on the last day against the equally-hot Pittsburgh Keystones. On the flip side, the Spirits battled the Newark Pride almost the entire season for the last spot and only claimed it in the last couple of days. No one would give Baltimore much of a chance in this series against Huntsville, but as they were the ones to upset the Firestorm last year these new Spirits could be liable to surprise, as most analysts had not expected them to get to this point after all. -A. Stanton

Regular season series

This is the first meeting in the last six playoffs between the Mayors and the Spirits.

Last Playoffs meeting: 2009 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals (Mayors won 4-1)


(2) Pittsburgh Keystones vs. (7) Williamsburg Minutemen

May 7 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Minutemen 21 28 27 23 99
Keystones 30 25 23 29 107
Boxscore

   

Officials: Rocco Williams #18, Fred Kimteech #11, Alex Trenor #7
Arena: AmeriSteel Forum - Pittsburgh, PA

Player of the Game: Lance Freewell (Clouded Leopard, C) - 26 pts, 9 reb, 2 ast, 1 blk

   

 Lance Freewell


May 9 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Minutemen 27 22 26 23 98
Keystones 22 26 24 28 100
Boxscore

   

Officials: George Headstrom #8, Kasumi Katsuhito #2, Vernon Hill #22
Arena: AmeriSteel Forum - Pittsburgh, PA

Player of the Game: Terrence Tolliver (Pronghorn, G) - 16 pts, 6 reb, 6 ast, 2 stl

   

 Terrence Tolliver


May 11 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Keystones 29 21 23 28 101
Minutemen 24 30 28 24 106
Boxscore

   

Officials: Carmen Santoligo #39, Sal Muller #4, Aurora Mambaro #30
Arena: Patriot Stadium - Williamsburg, VA

Player of the Game: Crystal Davis (Cheetah, G) - 25 pts, 3 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl

   

 Crystal Davis


May 13 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Keystones 27 30 22 26 105
Minutemen 21 22 27 20 90
Boxscore

   

Officials: Lawrence Law #1, Martin Rosario #12, Celia Strickland #28
Arena: Patriot Stadium - Williamsburg, VA

Player of the Game: Lance Freewell (Clouded Leopard, C) - 26 pts, 9 reb, 2 ast, 2 blk

   

 Lance Freewell


May 15 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Minutemen 19 23 24 20 86
Keystones 27 24 23 27 101
Boxscore

   

Officials: Frank Talum #9, Sharon Janzen #24, James McConnaugh #19
Arena: AmeriSteel Forum - Pittsburgh, PA

Player of the Game: Shirley Takamoto (Jaguar, F/G) - 20 pts, 6 reb, 5 ast, 2 stl

   

 Shirley Takamoto


Pittsburgh wins series 4-1

The Keystones' rebuilding project finally paid off as they had their best season in franchise history, including their time in Springfield as the Fusion, having run away with the Central Division title by 19 games -- they clinched the earliest in the Eastern Conference and spent most of the month of April battling the Huntsville Mayors and the Santa Ana Spectrums for the best record in the conference and the league only to fall short of both on the last day. Despite retooling around more females on the club, the Minutemen fell below .500 for the second time in the past three seasons but have reached the playoffs for their fifth year in a row. Expectations are running high for both clubs, as Pittsburgh's mostly-young team with sky-high talent and very solid veteran experience have provided more blowout wins against their divisional foes while Williamsburg relishes the underdog role -- they knocked off defending Eastern Conference champions twice in the first round -- and will rely on their veteran experience to guide them through the series which may come down to who steals the most games on the road. -A. Stanton

Regular season series

This is the first meeting in the playoffs between the Keystones and the Minutemen.


(3) Plymouth Taproots vs. (6) Bangor Tides

May 6 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Tides 21 27 22 26 96
Taproots 24 29 23 28 104
Boxscore

   

Officials: Chris O'Meara Ford #20, Tim Young #16, Pierre Laroche #21
Arena: Roots Garden - Plymouth, MA

Player of the Game: Raoul Kidane (Ethiopian Wolf, C) - 15 pts, 11 reb, 4 blk

   

 Raoul Kidane


May 8 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Tides 22 28 20 26 96
Taproots 23 26 22 27 98
Boxscore

   

Officials: Samantha Homestead #17, James McConnaugh #19, Vladimir Chumski #5
Arena: Roots Garden - Plymouth, MA

Player of the Game: Shou Masaru (Shiba Inu, G) - 12 pts, 3 reb, 8 ast, 3 stl

   

 Shou Masaru


May 10 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Taproots 21 28 28 28 105
Tides 20 21 28 29 98
Boxscore

   

Officials: Pierre Laroche #21, Frank Talum #9, Samantha Homestead #17
Arena: Shawshank Stadium - Bangor, ME

Player of the Game: Raoul Kidane (Ethiopian Wolf, C) - 28 pts, 15 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl, 2 blk

   

 Raoul Kidane


May 12 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Taproots 21 26 23 25 95
Tides 23 27 22 26 98
Boxscore

   

Officials: Harry Botsa #27, Theresa Millen #42, Frank Talum #9
Arena: Shawshank Stadium - Bangor, ME

Player of the Game: Clifford Carlin (Mutt, G) - 17 pts, 4 reb, 8 ast, 2 stl

   

 Clifford Carlin


May 14 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Tides 24 23 22 23 92
Taproots 21 29 22 27 99
Boxscore

   

Officials: Hoang Chen #37, Tiberius Crawford #25, Kio Splitzer #15
Arena: Roots Garden - Plymouth, MA

Player of the Game: Raoul Kidane (Ethiopian Wolf, C) - 21 pts, 9 reb, 2 ast, 2 blk

   

 Raoul Kidane


Plymouth wins series 4-1

Although they didn't cinch the top spot this year, the 'Roots still had a terrific run, and are more than prepared and determined to go all the way this season. On the other corner we have their division rivals, the Bangor Tides, who have seen more shakeups in their roster over the course of the season, including a massive four-way buyout to draft new talent as well as the trade of Barton Rouge (Red Fox, G). Even so, they managed to slightly improve from last year's 8th place to a more comfortable 6th, as well as keeping massive talent with them; however, the Taproots still have the advantage as they have won their regular-season series by a larger margin more times while both of Bangor's victories were only by a bucket or two. Don't be ready to hand out any passes yet, as most of these games were hotly contested, so we'll see how it goes. -Z. Donovan

Regular season series

This is the second meeting in the playoffs between the Taproots and the Tides.

Last Playoffs meeting: 2014 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals (Taproots won 4-2)


(4) Albany Alphas vs. (5) Tallahassee Typhoons

May 7 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Typhoons 22 23 24 20 89
Alphas 22 25 21 26 94
Boxscore

   

Officials: Zack Lightfang #43, Eddie Bergman #26, Harry Botsa #27
Arena: Farigami Park - Albany, NY

Player of the Game: Rodger Umaechi (Husky, F) - 25 pts, 3 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl

   

 Rodger Umaechi


May 9 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Typhoons 25 24 20 29 98
Alphas 28 29 27 23 107
Boxscore

   

Officials: Rocco Williams #18, Kendrick Manson #32, Stevie Maxwell #33
Arena: Farigami Park - Albany, NY

Player of the Game: Rodger Umaechi (Husky, F) - 30 pts, 7 reb, 6 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk

   

 Rodger Umaechi


May 11 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Alphas 25 24 30 26 105
Typhoons 28 29 23 30 110
Boxscore

   

Officials: Martin Rosario #12, Vernon Hill #22, Kasumi Katsuhito #2
Arena: Merrill Palace - Tallahassee, FL

Player of the Game: Jake Velox (Swift Fox, G) - 25 pts, 2 reb, 5 ast, 2 stl, 1 blk

   

 Jake Velox


May 13 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Alphas 24 29 24 23 100
Typhoons 30 24 28 26 108
Boxscore

   

Officials: Dimitra Kyriakov #34, Syed Nahle #29, Aurora Mambaro #30
Arena: Merrill Palace - Tallahassee, FL

Player of the Game: Klaus Korber (Doberman, G) - 25 pts, 5 reb, 6 ast, 3 stl, 1 blk

   

 Klaus Korber


May 15 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Typhoons 15 28 26 27 96
Alphas 31 25 30 24 110
Boxscore

   

Officials: Alex Trenor #7, Sal Muller #4, Lucinda Anthony #31
Arena: Farigami Park - Albany, NY

Player of the Game: Apiatan Redmane (Water Buffalo, G) - 15 pts, 5 reb, 9 ast, 3 stl

   

 Apiatan Redmane


May 17 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Alphas 30 25 31 24 110
Typhoons 29 26 25 20 100
Boxscore

   

Officials: Vonne de la Fresca #38, Tiberius Crawford #25, Wyatt Briggs #13
Arena: Merrill Palace - Tallahassee, FL

Player of the Game: Xavier Knutten (Squirrel, G/F) - 21 pts, 5 reb, 7 ast, 1 stl

   

 Xavier Knutten


Albany wins series 4-2

This has been two very interesting teams to follow. After missing the playoffs last year, the New York-based team underwent a notable makeover, with some shuffling to accommodate Spokane star Xavier Knutten (Squirrel, G/F), making the duo with Rodger Umaechi (Husky, F) a most talked one this season. On the other corner, the Tallahassee Typhoons were chock full of activity both on and off court, but easily had the smoothest run through the season while still keeping a decent record. Many analysts talked about them playing safe so far, so we are expecting a lot of tricks under their sleeves at this point in the competition. This would be expected to be the TXS-DAK of this conference: hot, contested and a claw-biter to the end. -Z. Donovan

Regular season series

This is the first meeting in the playoffs between the Alphas and the Typhoons.

Eastern Semifinals

(1) Huntsville Mayors vs. (4) Albany Alphas

May 21 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Alphas 31 25 29 22 107
Mayors 22 24 29 30 105
Boxscore

   

Officials: Celia Strickland #28, Vladimir Chumski #5, Kendrick Manson #32
Arena: Explorer Stadium - Huntsville, AL

Player of the Game: Rodger Umaechi (Husky, F) - 23 pts, 5 reb, 8 ast, 2 stl, 1 blk

   

 Rodger Umaechi


May 23 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Alphas 30 25 28 25 108
Mayors 25 21 27 28 101
Boxscore

   

Officials: Rocco Williams #18, Chris O'Meara Ford #20, Martin Rosario #12
Arena: Explorer Stadium - Huntsville, AL

Player of the Game: Rodger Umaechi (Husky, F) - 29 pts, 7 reb, 5 ast, 1 blk

   

 Rodger Umaechi


May 25 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Mayors 25 24 19 23 91
Alphas 26 22 29 22 99
Boxscore

   

Officials: Theresa Millen #42, Kasumi Katsuhito #2, Lawrence Law #1
Arena: Farigami Park - Albany, NY

Player of the Game: Rodger Umaechi (Husky, F) - 23 pts, 5 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl

   

 Rodger Umaechi


May 27 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Mayors 30 26 29 26 111
Alphas 30 25 28 24 107
Boxscore

   

Officials: Syed Nahle #29, Carmen Santoligo #39, Esther Haines #36
Arena: Farigami Park - Albany, NY

Player of the Game: John Stoat (Stoat, G) - 38 pts, 4 reb, 3 ast

   

 John Stoat


May 29 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Alphas 32 26 31 24 113
Mayors 27 28 26 24 105
Boxscore

   

Officials: Martin Rosario #12, Natasha Giovanna #14, Wesley Wasilowsky #41
Arena: Explorer Stadium - Huntsville, AL

Player of the Game: Rodger Umaechi (Husky, F) - 38 pts, 8 reb, 5 ast, 1 blk

   

 Rodger Umaechi


Albany wins series 4-1

The second Conference semifinal features two teams that couldn't make the playoffs last season, which seems to be the trend this year (Hello Pittsburgh and Montana!). Everyone feels this particular matchup would be one for the ages, with two teams HUNGRY for the title. It was clear the Eastern Conference was divided in 'cliques' this season result-wise, with these two forming part of the "stronger" clique (Huntsville the strongest, Albany the weakest), but nevertheless, if past records are something to count with, means that they're both heading for the maximum award. Gonna be a hard one to call. -Z. Donovan

Regular season series

This is the second meeting in the last six playoffs between the Mayors and the Alphas.

Last Playoffs meeting: 2010 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals (Mayors won 4-1)

(2) Pittsburgh Keystones vs. (3) Plymouth Taproots

May 20 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Taproots 22 26 23 26 97
Keystones 28 29 23 27 107
Boxscore

   

Officials: Syed Nahle #29, Aurora Mambaro #30, Carmen Santoligo #39
Arena: AmeriSteel Forum - Pittsburgh, PA

Player of the Game: Shirley Takamoto (Jaguar, F/G) - 24 pts, 5 reb, 7 ast

   

 Shirley Takamoto


May 22 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Taproots 24 31 25 29 109
Keystones 31 29 25 28 113
Boxscore

   

Officials: Hoang Chen #37, Wyatt Briggs #13, Eddie Bergman #26
Arena: AmeriSteel Forum - Pittsburgh, PA

Player of the Game: Shirley Takamoto (Jaguar, F/G) - 24 pts, 6 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl

   

 Shirley Takamoto


May 24 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Keystones 26 28 25 27 106
Taproots 32 24 29 23 108
Boxscore

   

Officials: James McConnaugh #19, Tim Young #16, Frank Talum #9
Arena: Roots Garden - Plymouth, MA

Player of the Game: Nina Lime (Wolf, G/F) - 27 pts, 5 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl

   

 Nina Lime


May 26 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Keystones 29 26 27 24 106
Taproots 30 26 29 25 110
Boxscore

   

Officials: Johnny Carp #6, Samantha Homestead #17, Jeremiah Waller #10
Arena: Roots Garden - Plymouth, MA

Player of the Game: Nina Lime (Wolf, G/F) - 30 pts, 4 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl

   

 Nina Lime


May 28 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Taproots 30 22 27 23 102
Keystones 30 26 26 22 104
Boxscore

   

Officials: Aurora Mambaro #30, Eddie Bergman #26, Stevie Maxwell #33
Arena: AmeriSteel Forum - Pittsburgh, PA

Player of the Game: Lance Freewell (Clouded Leopard, C) - 33 pts, 10 reb, 4 ast, 4 blk

   

 Lance Freewell


May 30 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Keystones 20 25 22 30 97
Taproots 27 23 26 22 98
Boxscore

   

Officials: Tiberius Crawford #25, Celia Strickland #28, Rocco Williams #18
Arena: Roots Garden - Plymouth, MA

Player of the Game: Nina Lime (Wolf, G/F) - 27 pts, 4 reb, 5 ast, 2 stl

   

 Nina Lime


June 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Taproots 32 24 18 22 96
Keystones 23 30 24 30 107
Boxscore

   

Officials: Tiberius Crawford #25, Stevie Maxwell #33, Lucinda Anthony #31
Arena: AmeriSteel Forum - Pittsburgh, PA

Player of the Game: Wayne Kirkpatrick (Tasmanian Devil, F) - 32 pts, 6 reb, 6 ast, 1 blk

   

 Wayne Kirkpatrick


Pittsburgh wins series 4-3

Powerhouse vs. Surprise of the season, exactly what we will get in the first Conference Semifinal established. The Taproots have usually been a staple in the far stages of the playoffs, this year being no exception as Division winners. but what we didn't count was the meteoric rise from last season's ashes from the Pennsylvanian team to secure not only their Division title, but a top 3 spot in the league's rankings! This, alongside the Home Court Advanage they have over the usually on point greens, have furs debating and arguing over this particular matchup. Stay tuned, this can get good. -Z. Donovan

Regular season series

This is the first meeting in the playoffs between the Keystones and the Taproots.

Eastern Finals: (2) Pittsburgh Keystones vs. (4) Albany Alphas

June 4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Alphas 21 24 22 26 93
Keystones 22 20 26 32 100
Boxscore

   

Officials: Chris O'Meara Ford #20, Martin Rosario #12, George Headstrom #8
Arena: AmeriSteel Forum - Pittsburgh, PA

Player of the Game: Lance Freewell (Clouded Leopard, C) - 31 pts, 11 reb, 1 stl

   

 Lance Freewell


June 6 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Alphas 28 25 27 24 104
Keystones 28 23 26 24 101
Boxscore

   

Officials: Vernon Hill #22, Sharon Janzen #24, Natasha Giovanna #14
Arena: AmeriSteel Forum - Pittsburgh, PA

Player of the Game: Rodger Umaechi (Husky, F) - 30 pts, 11 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk

   

 Rodger Umaechi


June 8 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Keystones 21 27 24 27 99
Alphas 30 25 29 24 108
Boxscore

   

Officials: Wyatt Briggs #13, Johnny Carp #6, Rocco Williams #18
Arena: Farigami Park - Albany, NY

Player of the Game: Xavier Knutten (Squirrel, G/F) - 28 pts, 10 reb, 6 ast, 2 stl

   

 Xavier Knutten


June 10 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Keystones 21 27 18 26 92
Alphas 25 22 27 20 94
Boxscore

   

Officials: Lawrence Law #1, Hoang Chen #37, Harry Botsa #27
Arena: Farigami Park - Albany, NY

Player of the Game: René Lacoste (Jackal, G) - 16 pts, 5 reb, 7 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk

   

 René Lacoste


June 12 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Alphas 32 23 28 22 105
Keystones 31 27 25 26 109
Boxscore

   

Officials: Sal Muller #4, Fred Kimteech #11, Zack Lightfang #43
Arena: AmeriSteel Forum - Pittsburgh, PA

Player of the Game: Randy Catcher (Bullfrog, G) - 23 pts, 3 reb, 10 ast, 2 stl, 1 blk

   

 Randy Catcher


June 14 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Keystones 22 25 23 34 104
Alphas 19 25 27 20 91
Boxscore

   

Officials: Eddie Bergman #26, Kasumi Katsuhito #2, Samantha Homestead #17
Arena: Farigami Park - Albany, NY

Player of the Game: Randy Catcher (Bullfrog, G) - 23 pts, 3 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl

   

 Randy Catcher


June 17 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Alphas 30 29 18 21 98
Keystones 19 20 23 28 90
Boxscore

   

Officials: Tim Young #16, Stevie Maxwell #33, Lucinda Anthony #31
Arena: AmeriSteel Forum - Pittsburgh, PA

Player of the Game: Rodger Umaechi (Husky, F) - 26 pts, 3 reb, 2 ast, 3 stl, 2 blk

   

 Rodger Umaechi


Albany wins series 4-3

The Eastern Conference series are drawing to a close and what a way to close it! Keystones and Alphas: two eastern Conference pinnacles at this moment in time, having knocked out a perennial FBA star team and the conference leaders respectively. Not only that, but both teams are coming from a disappointing season last year that saw them shockingly disqualified from the post-season. This time they're giving it their all; Alphas with a deadly Knutten-Umaechi combo, Keystones responding with surprising depth. One will win, one will lose, both will give it their all in this must-see battle of the titans. -Z. Donovan

Regular season series

This is the first meeting in the playoffs between the Alphas and the Keystones.

FBA Finals: E4 Albany Alphas vs. W1 Santa Ana Spectrums

June 20 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Alphas 23 17 20 29 89
Spectrums 36 19 23 26 104
Boxscore

   

Officials: Syed Nahle #29, Hoang Chen #37, Diego Romero #3
Arena: The Prism Palace - Santa Ana, CA

Player of the Game: Victor Vos (Red Fox, G) - 27 pts, 4 reb, 4 ast

   

 Victor Vos


June 22 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Alphas 23 20 25 21 89
Spectrums 22 26 26 31 105
Boxscore

   

Officials: Ralph Gayle #35, Zack Lightfang #43, James McConnaugh #19
Arena: The Prism Palace - Santa Ana, CA

Player of the Game: Victor Vos (Red Fox, G) - 36 pts, 2 reb, 4 ast, 2 stl, 1 blk

   

 Victor Vos


June 28 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Spectrums 34 27 21 25 107
Alphas 24 20 19 29 92
Boxscore

   

Officials: Natasha Giovanna #14, Lucinda Anthony #31, Jeremiah Waller #10
Arena: Farigami Park - Albany, NY

Player of the Game: Victor Vos (Red Fox, G) - 27 pts, 6 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl

   

 Victor Vos


July 3 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Spectrums 27 21 29 24 101
Alphas 29 25 28 21 103
Boxscore

   

Arena: Farigami Park - Albany, NY

Player of the Game: Xavier Knutten (Squirrel, G/F) - 26 pts, 4 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl

   

 Xavier Knutten


July 12 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Spectrums 36 21 21 25 103
Alphas 22 24 26 29 101
Boxscore

   

Officials: Fred Kimteech #11, Tiberius Crawford #25, George Headstrom #8
Arena: Farigami Park - Albany, NY

Player of the Game: Lance Cheval (Stallion, C) - 19 pts, 8 reb, 4 ast

   

 Lance Cheval


Santa Ana wins series 4-1

The GlassCougar versus The CoffeeHusky. A starting sophomore Sergeant against a rookie relief Lance Corporal. Veteran snow-dipped paws taking on inexperienced pink lightning. Even though both teams have former champions on their squads, the Alphas have been on this stage before while this is the first ever Finals appearance for the Spectrums franchise. Santa Ana has remained consistently excellent all season, and throughout the playoffs they minimized their losses to within three possessions of their opponents, knocking out their persistent divisional rivals from Alaska to cement their title as Western Champions. Albany was a contender for the top spot in the East but slipped in the final month of the regular season, only to storm back in the playoffs and fend off a tenacious Pittsburgh club to emerge as Conference Champions. Will Zip-Nut once again deny a championship to the California club with the best record in the league, or can the equine half of the old Team Chopper do what the lapine half could not and win a ring on his first try? -P. Suarez

Regular season series

This is the first meeting in the playoffs between the Spectrums and the Alphas.

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