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Beer City’s then and now go head-to-head in IBA

Two cities. One thought. Beer City, then and now. Nestled on the banks of Lake Michigan sits a midwest American town that has been known for it’s dirty water for more than a century. Across the Great State Lake and 30 miles upstream, lies the newest rendition of Tapsville. Saturday, basketball took center stage in the battle for […]

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Grand Rapids-Kenosha rivalry heats up to start season

The heated rivalry between the Grand Rapids Fusion and the Kenosha Ballers of the Independent Basketball Association is back in full force. Last weekend, the Fusion (0-1) traveled to the Cheese State to reengage their rivals, but it was the Ballers (1-0) who got the upper hand in a 130-123 win. It was a very physical […]

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GR Fusion heading into 2017 Spring IBA season

The IBA, the Independent Basketball Association, is returning to Grand Rapids this spring! Starting on March 25, the Grand Rapids Fusion will be back in action for the 2017 Spring season with a game on the road against the Kenosha Ballers and head to Milwaukee to play the Falcons on April 1. They’ll return home […]

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Fusion lose to Kenosha, 145-100

Grand Rapids, MI — The Grand Rapids Fusion returned to the court on Saturday at Kuyper College but were unable to come away with the victory, losing 145-100 to the Kenosha Ballers in IBA spring season action. Coach Marco Wilkinson‘s club has been up and down this year with an influx of new talent amid […]

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Fusion take tough loss to Warriors, 111-108

Terry Bradshaw‘s three-point field goal attempt in the final seconds fell just short and the Illinois Hoopville Warrirors escaped Beer City, USA with the win as the Grand Rapids Fusion fell Saturday at Kuyper College by a final score of 111-108. After honoring military veterans and active duty servicemen, the Fusion got out to an […]

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Fusion take the floor Saturday at 3pm

The Grand Rapids Fusion will return to the court this Saturday, May 14 at 3pm at Kuyper College against the Illinois Hoopville Warriors in an IBA matchup. DeLonzo Wilkins and Amani Pritchett lead coach Marco Wilkinson‘s squad against the newest team in the IBA. Tickets are $7 each or 2 for $10 with kids under […]

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Fusion overheat in St. Louis, fall to 2-4

St. Louis, MO — Even though it was all smiles as Grand Rapids Fusion players and staff piled into the team van Saturday morning, the 2014 IBA champs knew it was a long trip to St. Louis, about 450 miles long. So, diehard fans will understand the 134-84 loss to the St. Louis Trotters sent them home […]

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GR Fusion heads to St. Louis today

The Grand Rapids Fusion(1-3) travel to St. Louis for an IBA matchup with the Trotters today at the Wohl Center. Game time is 6pm CT. The Fusion have a home game scheduled for tomorrow a Kuyper College against the Illinois Hoopville Warriors, but the school’s policy on Sunday games have us waiting in limbo to find […]

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Grand Rapids Fusion open home schedule with 122-120 win over St. Louis

Finding your footing while on the road in the IBA is no easy task. So, when the Grand Rapids Fusion returned home this weekend, they already had a step up on the visiting St. Louis Trotters. “Mr. Double-Double” to the fans, Delonzo Wilkins led the Fusion(1-3) to their first win of the season, scoring 32 points, […]