The Express bring a 3-0 record into a weekend back-to-back.
Undefeated Express Hosting Pair of Games this Weekend
East Orange, N.J. (Wednesday, December 9, 2009) – The Jersey Express has been getting it done on the court this season, and the local New Jersey media has been taking notice. Currently sitting on a 3-0 record, the Express will host East Orange Mayor Robert L. Bowser in addition to having TV media News 12 New Jersey filming a feature this Sunday when the team takes on the New York City Thunder at East Orange Campus High School at 2:00 p.m.
“I'd like to thank Mayor Bowser for his support, along with the East Orange Board of Education for allowing us to utilize East Orange Campus High School as our home venue,” Express President Marsha Blount commented. “Without the support of Derrick Johnson, head girl’s basketball coach at the high school, this partnership with East Orange would not be possible.”
The Express have made it a mission to be active within the community, and Blount says that the team will continue to show that type of commitment.
“Our goal has always been to become a part of the communities in which we play,” she said. “Being able to mentor the youth in our community is also extremely important to us, and that's why we utilize some students as our game day interns to show them what it takes to prepare for a game.”
Additionally, Blount and the Express coaching staff give a strong look at players that come from the surrounding community.
“Many of the players on the team live here in the community,” she remarked. “Jordan Fowler, Samar Battle and Troy Goodman are all residents of East Orange. Dwayne Howell, Elijah Thorpe, and Jamie Sowers are from Newark, and Antoinne Morgano is from Irvington. Now, we look to the community to support this undefeated team that wants to bring a championship back to New Jersey.”
Before the Sunday match-up with the Thunder, the Express will host the Maryland Marvels on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for all Express home games are $10, and season ticket packages are still available through the team website at www.JerseyExpress.net. Also, businesses and organizations interested in sponsorship opportunities with the Express can contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jersey Express is a member of the American Basketball Association and is currently amid its fifth season in the ABA. Quaasim Austin is the head coach of the Express with Cassandra Smith serving as his assistant coach, and the team plays its home schedule at East Orange Campus High School. The Express made the playoffs in each of their past two seasons and reached the ABA Elite Eight last year in Nashville, Tennessee.
For ABA league information, fans are encouraged to log onto www.abalive.com.
Press releases for the Jersey Express are written by Resolution Sports, the official media partner of the team.