The Grand Rapids Fusion will move to their new home court at Kuyper College this coming Saturday, April 23rd as they return from opening the season on the road with a record of 0-3.
In their first game of the season, the Fusion lost a tough matchup against the Kenosha Ballers, losing 131-130.
IBA rookie Delonzo Wilkins(pictured) scored a team-high 34 points and Amani Pritchett chipped in with 29 of his own. A last shot by the Fusion was just off-line and the Ballers sealed the win to open the 2016 IBA season.
The Fusion’s first “home” game of the season had them playing on the road in Lansing. Due to Kuyper College’s policy on Sunday events, the game was played at Mt. Zion Church, home of the Lansing Capitals. The Kenosha Ballers made the trip from Wisconsin and would leave with a 126-122 overtime win. Lamont “Bubba” Cope lead the way with 27 pts, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Amani Pritchett kept up his hot streak with 25 points , 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Wilkins had a double-double with 20 its and 11 rebounds, adding 3 steals. Rookie Chaz Rollins added 17points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks. Rookie Justin Klien added 13 point, 7 rebounds and 8 assists and Fusion veteran Randy Jefferson chipped in 15 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists.
In game three, played last night against the St. Louis Trotters at the Wohl Center in Missouri, the Fusion took another tough loss, 114-104.
Those same Trotters will make the trip to Grand Rapids next weekend to open up the Fusion’s home schedule at Kuyper College Saturday at 7pm.