Bay Area Shuckers

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Bay Area Shuckers
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Founded 2011
League

ACPBL (2011-2012[1])

APBL 2012-present[2]
Team history Bay Area Shuckers (2011-present)
Based in Severn, Maryland
Arena Annapolis Area Christian School
Colors Navy Blue, Orange, Battleship Gray, and White
Owner(s) Bay Area Sports, LLC
Head coach Llewellyn Smalley [3]
Championships 0
Division titles 1

The Bay Area Shuckers are a member of the American Professional Basketball League (APBL).[4] The Shuckers completed their first season in 2011-2012 as members of the Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League (ACPBL). Before the start of the 2012-2013 season the ACPBL was renamed the APBL[5] Based in Severn, Maryland, the Shuckers play their home games on the campus of Annapolis Area Christian School.[6]

The Shuckers are named to honor the Chesapeake Bay area's oyster industry ("shucking" is a term for opening oysters).

2011-2012[edit]

After an 0-3 start, Head Coach Peter Corriero resigned and Bob Topp was named the new head coach of the Bay Area Shuckers on December 26, 2011.[7] The Shuckers completed their inaugural regular season with a 6-8 regular season record. After earning a first round bye, they lost in the second round of the ACPBL playoffs, 129-109, to the Hartford Lightning.[8] In their first season the Shuckers earned several honors. Guard Adrian Bowie was named Most Valuable Player of the ACPBL All-Star Game after leading the South to a 135-124 win on April 1, 2012 in Severn, MD.[9] Bowie was also a 1st Team All-ACPBL selection and fellow Guard Terry Hosley, was a 3rd Team All-ACPBL selection.[10] Shuckers General Manager John Wolfe was also named the ACPBL Executive of the Year.[11]

2012-2013[edit]

The Shuckers completed their second season with a 10-6 record[12] and won their first division title, by winning the Colonial Division championship.[13] The Shuckers then hosted and won the team's first playoff victory by defeating the Winchester Storm 120-108.[14] Bay Area then fell to the Rockville Victors 136-116 in the second round of the APBL playoffs.[15] Following the season Danny Thompson was named 1st Team All-APBL and First Team All-Defense, while Terry Hosley was named 2nd Team All-APBL, and Gus Chase earned 3rd Team All-APBL honors.[16]

2013-2014[edit]

Prior to the 2013-2014 Llewellyn Smalley was named the Shuckers Head Coach.[17] The Shuckers raced out to a 9-1 start after a resounding 141-112 win over the Beltway Bombers[18] on their way to a 11-4 regular season record.[19] The 11th win, which was a club record, was set with a 133-91 victory over the NoVa Hawks.[20] The Shuckers earned a first round playoff win at home versus the Nova Hawks 117-94[21] before falling in the second round at the Rockville Victors 120-118.[22] Following the season Gus Chase earned All-APBL Third Team honors, while Terry Hosley and Danny Thompson were First Team honorable mention selections.[23]

Season-by-Season records[edit]

Bay Area Shuckers - American Professional Basketball League (APBL)
Year Regular season Post-season
Record Win % Record Win % Result
2011-2012 (ACPBL) 6-8 .428 0—1 .000 Round 1 - Bye Round 2 - Lost vs. Hartford Lightning, 129-109
2012-2013 (American Professional Basketball League (APBL)) 10-6 .625 1—1 .500 Round 1 - Won vs. Winchester Storm, 120-108 [24] Round 2 - Lost vs. Rockville Victors, 136-116 [25]
2013-2014 (American Professional Basketball League (APBL)) 11-5 .687 1-1 .500 Round 1 - Won vs. NoVa Hawks, 117-93 [26] Round 2 Lost vs. Rockville Victors, 120-118 [27]
Totals 27-19 .586 2-3 .400 0 Championships[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bay Area Shuckers basketball - team details, stats, news, roster". Usbasket. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  2. ^ http://www.theapbl.com
  3. ^ http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/bs-sp-digest-0502-20130502,0,6257805.column
  4. ^ http://www.theapbl.com
  5. ^ "APBL Basketball, Teams, Scores, Stats, News, Standings". Usbasket. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  6. ^ "Bay Area Shuckers to play at AACS". Capital Gazette. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  7. ^ December 26, 2011 (2011-12-26). "Sports Digest: Shuckers promote Topp to head coach". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  8. ^ April 30, 2012 (2012-04-30). "Sports Digest: Trio of varsity athletes win Brian Piccolo Memorial Award". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  9. ^ May 01, 2012 (2012-05-01). "Sports Digest: Loyola's Ratliff chosen as top ECAC defender". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  10. ^ Shuckers honored (2012-05-02). "Shuckers honored". Capital Gazette. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  11. ^ Local briefs (2012-04-26). "Local briefs". Capital Gazette. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  12. ^ http://www.usbasket.com/APBL/basketball_2012-2013.asp
  13. ^ http://www.myupperchesapeake.com/news/article_260bf01a-84dd-11e2-8593-0019bb2963f4.html
  14. ^ http://www.capitalgazette.com/maryland_gazette/sports/pro/bay-area-shuckers-win-playoff-game/article_f2f00f01-4357-59b3-81d7-6206bb5f79a6.html
  15. ^ http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/bs-sp-digest-0407-20130407,0,879260.column
  16. ^ http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/bs-sp-digest-0414-20130414,0,7568529.column
  17. ^ http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/bs-sp-digest-0502-20130502,0,6257805.column
  18. ^ http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2014-02-09/sports/bs-sp-digest-0209-20140209_1_keenan-reynolds-laurel-park-milwaukee-brewers
  19. ^ http://www.usbasket.com/apbl/basketball.asp
  20. ^ http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2014-03-16/sports/bs-sp-digest-0316-20140316_1_laurel-park-john-rigattieri-wide-country-stakes
  21. ^ http://www.capitalgazette.com/sports/pro_sports/shuckers-all-business-approaching-second-playoff-game/article_b84816f6-1db5-5992-bdc7-ecb438f814b2.html
  22. ^ http://www.usbasket.com/apbl/basketball.asp
  23. ^ http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2014-06-06/sports/bs-sp-digest-0606-20140606_1_dave-cottle-chesapeake-bayhawks-diamond-jim
  24. ^ http://www.capitalgazette.com/maryland_gazette/sports/pro/bay-area-shuckers-win-playoff-game/article_f2f00f01-4357-59b3-81d7-6206bb5f79a6.html
  25. ^ http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/bs-sp-digest-0407-20130407,0,879260.column
  26. ^ http://www.usbasket.com/APBL/basketball.asp?NewsID=358330
  27. ^ http://www.usbasket.com/apbl/basketball.asp
  28. ^ http://www.theapbl.com/

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