June 6, 1987 |
Michael Brooks had 29 points and 14 rebounds, Jim Lampley scored 27 points and Stewart Granger added 26 points to lead the Aces to a 140-121 United States Basketball League victory over the Long Island Knights at Villanova's Jake Nevin Field House last night. The Aces (5-6) also managed 19 steals - eight by Othell Wilson, who also had 17 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists - on their way to their highest point total of the season. Micheal Ray Richardson scored 36 points for Long Island (6-5)
June 2, 1987 |
Don Collins hit a 12-foot jump shot with 14 seconds left to lift the Tampa Bay Stars to a 119-118 United States Basketball League victory over the Philadelphia Aces last night. The Stars had a chance to win the game after Collins's basket, but Othell Wilson's 6-foot jumper in the lane rolled around the rim and dropped off as the buzzer sounded. "It was an absolutely great game," Aces coach Dave "Lefty" Ervin said. "This team is really maturing. I'm very optimistic about the way we've played in Florida.
July 2, 1987 |
The Philadelphia Aces missed five three-point shots in the closing minutes after mounting a late comeback and fell to the Long Island Knights, 132-116, in a United States Basketball League game last night at the State University of New York. After falling behind, 69-59, at the half and 99-93 at the end of three quarters, the Aces battled back to trail by two points, 114-112, with 1:14 remaining. But Stewart Granger, the hero of Monday night's 137-134 overtime win at Rhode Island, missed a short jumper, and the Aces failed on their next few shots as the Knights raced ahead.
June 13, 1987 |
Stewart Granger scored 31 points, Stanley Williams tallied 24 and Othell Wilson added 21 to lead the Aces to a 137-118 victory over the Jersey Jammers in an United States Basketball League game at the Yanitelli Center on the campus of St. Peter's University in Jersey City, N.J. last night. "He played an absolutely marvelous game," Aces coach Lefty Ervin said of Granger, a former Villanova star, who shot 12-for-17 and dished out five assists. The Aces shot 60.2 percent from the field (50-for-83)
May 19, 1987 |
The players are familiar, culled from various area college rosters and pro lists. The court, the Jake Nevin Field House at Villanova, is new to the Philadelphia Aces, the United States Basketball League team that has transferred from Wildwood, N.J. But what to expect when the Aces face Long Island tonight at 8 in their home opener? Dave "Lefty" Ervin, the Aces' coach and general manager, says he has no idea. "We played at Staten Island last Friday night and drew about 500, then played at Long Island Saturday night and drew about 1,100," Ervin said.
July 7, 1987 |
With a little more than five minutes left in the game, and his team down by 10, Philadelphia Aces coach Lefty Ervin decided to let his players loose. And run. So they did just that, pressuring and harrying the Jersey Jammers up and down the court, just enough to pull out a 125-123 United States Basketball League victory last night at the Jake Nevin Field House at Villanova. The victory raised the Aces' record to 12-13 and sent the Jammers to 9-14. The Aces were playing without center and leading scorer Jim Lampley, who has been suspended indefinitely for missing practices.
June 19, 1987 |
The Philadelphia Aces just needed a little more time last night. Another second or two more at Villanova's Jake Nevin Field House, and what turned out to be a one-point loss to the visiting West Palm Beach Stingrays, 120-119, might have become the biggest comeback victory of their United States Basketball League season. The Aces, who trailed the Stingrays by 19 points (102-83) with 9:52 to go, battled back to tie the game at 110-110 with 4:23 left. The lead then seesawed until Othell Wilson scored on a driving layup and converted a free throw - after being fouled by Anthony Wilson on the play - to give the Aces a 119-118 lead with five seconds remaining.
July 11, 1987 |
The road has not been kind to the West Palm Beach Stingrays, who have managed but two wins away from home this season. Unfortunately for the Aces, both of those victories have come at Jake Nevin Field House. The Stingrays connected on 41 of their 51 second-half shots (80.4 percent) from the floor last night to turn a 69-67 halftime lead into a 160-144 record- setting victory and put an end to their six-game losing streak. "I didn't think a team in this league could play that well," said Aces coach Lefty Ervin.
July 9, 1987 |
Just as the Philadelphia Aces are starting to gear up for the playoffs, things have taken a new, and smaller, look. That's what happens when a team's center and leading scorer, 6-11 Jim Lampley in this case, gets suspended indefinitely for missing a game and practices. Lampley, who had been averaging 25.6 points per game before the suspension, will miss tonight's 8 o'clock United States Basketball League game against the Miami Tropics at Villanova's Jake Nevin Field House.
June 25, 1987 |
The Flyers' Mark Howe was one of 36 NHL players named to the training camp roster of Team USA by general manager Lou Nanne and head coach Bob Johnson. The Minnesota North Stars and the Washington Capitals each had five players named to the squad, while the Calgary Flames had four. The Americans begin Canada Cup play on Aug. 28 against Finland in Hartford, Conn. Canada, the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia and Sweden are also part of the six-team tournament. BASKETBALL A Puerto Rican government official, encouraged by a U.S. Supreme Court decision, said yesterday that efforts should be made to extradite Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight, who faces six months in jail on a Puerto Rican conviction.