2013 Spring IBA Playoff Championship
June 3, 2013
(BOURBONNAIS, Ill) – The defending IBA Champions, Kankakee County Soldiers (12-3), will compete against the Gary Splash (10-5) for the 2013 Spring IBA Championship on Friday, June 7, 2013.
The IBA continues to grow successfully, an element very evident in their fan base and team interest. The fans and communities of both the Kankakee County Soldiers and the Gary Splash are looking forward to an IBA Championship game full of the fast paced, high intesity IBA basketball they know and love, an energy that is unmatched by any other league.
The playoff scene is nothing new for either team. In fact, the two teams have competed before for the championship title which resulted in the Soldiers taking the win.
The last championship match-up between the Gary Splash and the Kankakee County Soldiers was in Winter 2011. The teams have not yet faced one another in the 2013 IBA Spring Season, but each look forward to the competition.
Barry Bradford, owner and head coach of the Kankakee County County Soldiers commented, “This is the first time in two years that we have matched up. We are much better, they are much better and it will be a great physical match up. We don't take anything for granted and we're always ready to play.”
Christopher Wesby, Gary Splash forward commented, "We have more score threats than last time." Batiste Haywood, head coach of the Gary Splash followed with, “It's going to be an exciting game, we're looking forward to it.”
The Soldiers will host the IBA Spring Championship game on Friday, June 7 at Legends Sportsplex in Bourbonnais, IL. Tipoff is at 7:30pm.