Bombers opened up their 2014-2015 APBL season with a 20 point win vs the Bay Area Shuckers in a pre-season scrimmage game on Saturday morning, October 11th. Eight Bombers players scored in double figures. Next up for Bombers is a pre-season game against the Baltimore Hawks (ABA) on Saturday October 25th at the Bombers home arena (CSM). Tip-off is 4:30pm.

 

With the Beltway Bombers APBL season complete with a heartbreaking last minute Elite 8 road loss in the playoffs, I want to acknowledge and thank all my Bombers pro players, assistant coaches {Larry Douglas and Daniel Richards}, Bomb Squad Dance Directors {Kim G and Kim S}, dance choreographers {Ameerah and Mia}, all of the Bomb Squad Dancers, DJ Stoney, CSM staff, Charles County MD community, the... officers and staff at CCSO, SPC, Donna Dudley, assorted musical performers, sideline reporter {Cavel Davis}, MD Independent newspaper, ticket table and stats staff, Kristina and Childtime staff, and all the support from the fans.
All of your talents, accountability, sacrifices, time, and efforts is greatly and sincerely appreciated....Thank You !!!

The best place to be as team and organization is when expectations are high. Because of the Bombers long track record of sustained success of winning games & chips, we will always encounter every other teams best effort. We respect and welcome that challenge. That's why it's essential that every time we take the floor as a team and a organization, we have to give our very best effort and maximize our talents. While we came up short this season of our goal of winning our 2nd APBL chip, we competed and hopefully conducted ourselves as an organization with professionalism. No excuses...we'll just prepare accordingly to try and win it again next season.
The Beltway Bombers quest for their 2nd APBL championship fell just short today in a 109-97 dogfight road playoff loss to the Metro All Stars. This game had all physicality, back & forth runs, and last minute battle that is always indicative of a Bombers-Metro game. My congratulations to Metro's ownership, coaches and players for closing out the victory, and their continued path onto the Final 4. ...

It's always tough when your season comes to an abrupt end in a last minute loss; however my Bombers players will always have my utmost respect for their efforts, talents and competitive fire that they all displayed today. It's was a privilege coaching them today & all season. We'll have a quick "funeral", tweak some personnel moves, and prepare to fight again for another chip. Best of luck to all the teams representing the APBL Final 4.
Beltway Bombers grinded and closed out a 126-116 APBL playoff win over the Capital City Express. Guards Steve Miles and Brian Smith led five Bombers players who scored in double figures. Both carried the bulk of the scoring load with Miles scoring 36pts with 6assts, and BJ dropping 34pts and 9assts. Danny Sumner added 12pts and 10rebs, Cal Booth had 11pts and Mike Anderson had 10pts, 12rebs ...and 3 blks. Cordero Holt, Derrell Armstrong, Glenn Andrews, Spider Hines & Myron Howe had huge contributions with scoring, defense and rebounding to secure the win.
 
Next up for the Bombers is a road playoff game in the Elite 8 on Sunday, April 13th in Washington DC vs the Metro All Stars, for the right to go to the APBL Final 4.

APBL PLAYOFFS...Beltway Bombers playoff game update...The league has moved up the Beltway Bombers - Capital City Express APBL pro basketball opening round playoff game to this Sunday, April 6th. Tip-off will be 2:00pm at Lake Arbor Community Center {10100 Lake Arbor Way in Bowie/Mitchellville MD}.

In the APBL regular season finale, in a very competitive game on Sunday afternoon March 30th, the Beltway Bombers lost a tough back and forth battle on the road to the Metro All Stars, 113-96.

Beltway Bombers closed out a 139-126 victory over the Nova Hawks in an APBL pro basketball game on Saturday night March 29th at CSM. Brian "BJ" Smith 36pts and 10 assists led six Bombers players who scored in double figures. Derrell Armstro...ng had his Bombers career high of 31pts, Danny Sumner scored 23pts with 12rebs, Steve Miles had 15pts, as did Myron Howe score 15pts, Glenn Andrews dropped 12pts on four 3pt shots. Mike Anderson had 5pts, 7 blocks and 11rebs, and Spider Hines had 2pts 9rebs and great defense.
Bombers play on the road in Washington DC on Sunday March 30th against the Metro All Stars.

Bombers three-game winning streak came to a halt  on March 15th in a 117-93 home loss to the Metro All Stars. "Metro played crisp and efficient, and we played inconsistently and poor, which is out of character for our team. We will fix it and be prepared for our March 29th home game"...stated Bombers CEO and Head Coach Chaz Dudley.

Next Bombers game is Saturday night, March 29th at 7:00pm at CSM home arena against the visiting Nova Hawks.

Beltway Bombers 6-8 F Efe Odigie, has just been signed to play professionally in Navolato, Mexico. The Bombers organization and his teammates wish Efe the best, and to have a very productive, safe and healthy stint playing overseas. Well deserved...

Definition of "Rivalry" is...competition for the same objective, or for superiority in the same field. The Beltway Bombers and Metro All Stars are two of the most talented and accomplished pro basketball teams on the East Coast. Both organizations have a long track record of consistent winning, mutual respect and admiration, talented pro players, as well numerous championships achieved. This Saturday night March 15th at the Bombers home arena, the Bombers will host the visiting Metro All Stars at 7:00PM in the first of this season's APBL home & home matchup....Bombers - Metro Round 1

In an overtime battle Saturday night March 8th, the Beltway Bombers grinded out a 121-119 OT road victory over the Nova Hawks in Washington DC. Five {5} Bombers players scored in double figures, led by guard Steve Miles 31pts. Danny Sumner ...added 20pts, BJ Smith dropped 19pts, Glenn Andrews scored 16pts and Efe Odigie had 14pts.
Bombers also received great defensive, scoring and rebounding production from several other players which contributed to win. 
In a battle of two of the more accomplished and talented teams in the APBL, the Beltway Bombers defeated the Rockville Victors...135-125. Brian "BJ" Smith 31pts (4 3pt shots made) led five Bombers players that scored in double-figures...Ste...ve Miles poured in 30pts (7 3pt shots made), Danny Sumner had 25pts, Glenn Andrews dropped in 24pts (7 3-pt shots made) and Mike Anderson had 12pts in his Bombers return. Myron Howe, Anthony Winbush, Spider Hines and Kamal Terrell had big overall contributions as well.
Bombers win big in February 22nd pro basketball APBL game...The Beltway Bombers defeated the visiting New York City Jaguars 139-71. Glenn Andrews and Danny Sumner both led eight Bombers players who scored in double figures. Steve Miles, Myron Howe, Efe Odigie, Jamaal Wise, Anthony Winbush, Derrell Armstrong, Calvin Booth, Courtney Hines and Kendall Allison all had major contributions in Bombers blowout 68 point victory margin. 
Next up for Bombers is a 5:00pm home game at Bombers CSM arena on Sunday March 2nd vs the Rockville Victors.
The Beltway Bombers defeated DC Funkhouse last Saturday night at CSM, 129-100. Playing very short-handed with only eight players, each Bomber scored in double figures, led by the double-double production of F Danny Sumner and PG Brian Smith. Showtime Holt, Spider Hines, Derrell Armstrong, Warren Christian, Cal Booth and Eric Hines all scored in double figures as well, and were key in the Bombers v...ictory.
Bombers closed out the big victory without missing players 6-5 F Mike Keyes, 6-8 F Efe Odigie, 6-2 G Myron Howe, 6-4 G John Gilchrist, 6-9 F Anthony Winbush, 6-6 F Jamaal Wise, 6-4 G Glenn Andrews and 6-3 G Steve Miles...all will be in uniform for the Bombers business trip as we travel on the road to play the Bay Area Shuckers this Saturday night, February 8th in Severn MD.
Two of the premiere teams in the APBL {Beltway Bombers and Rockville Victors} faced off last Saturday night in a southern conference match-up. The Beltway Bombers playing on the road, came up short down the stretch in a 142-132 loss to the Rockville Victors. The under-manned Bombers, playing without eight {8} of their core players, went up by 3 points with 4 min left. Rockville then hit a tying 3-...point shot, and went on an 8-0 run to close out the game. In defeat, Bombers 6-5 guard Glenn Andrews broke the APBL record by hitting seventeen {17} 3-point shots. 6-8 F Danny Sumner and 5-10 PG Brian Smith also had double-double production in the Bombers loss.
Bombers next game is on the road this Sunday, January 26th at 1pm against the Metro All-Stars.

Due to the metal netting from the roof at CSM that has collapsed onto the gym floor, and is still being repaired, the Beltway Bombers home game vs the Nova Hawks this Sunday January 12th, has been cancelled and rescheduled to Sunday March 2nd at 5:00PM. Bombers next game is Saturday January 18th on the road in Rockville MD vs the Rockville Victors.

BELTWAY BOMBERS PRO BASKETBALL TEAM, BOMB SQUAD DANCERS, DJ STONEY, R&B ARTIST SHEILA NYCHOLE, RAP GROUP DOGWOOD GANGRENE, CHARLES COUNTY MD SHERIFFS, MARYLAND STATE TROOPERS, MIKE BOZEMAN-game announcer, FAMOUS DAVE'S BBQ... will all be in... the building on Saturday, January 4th. Bombers tip-off at 7:00PM vs the visiting South Jersey Thunder in an APBL pro basketball game. Arrive early at the Bombers home arena at the College of Southern Maryland {PE Building-Mitchell Road in La Plata MD} to see the Charles County Sheriff's play the MD State Troopers in a basketball charity game {5:45PM tip}. Tickets at door to see both games are only $8 for adults and $4 for kids.
The under-manned Beltway Bombers went on the road Saturday night Dec 21st and defeated the Winchester Storm 124-118. Bombers had five players who scored in double figures led by Brian Smith's 25pts. John Gilchrist and Danny Sumner each drop...ped 23pts. Mike Keyes added 17pts and Warren Christian had 16pts. Steve Miles, Robbie Lewis, Cal Booth and Courtney Hines also had big contributions.
Bombers played without APBL MVP Fahreed Cheatham, APBL All-star Derick Payne, Derrell Armstrong, and Myron Howe.
Bombers will be off during the holiday season and return to action at home on Saturday night, January 4th against the South Jersey Thunder. Tip-off is 7pm at the College of Southern Maryland in La Plata MD.

The Beltway Bombers have added 6-7 forward Danny Sumner to the active roster. The former College of William & Mary star is on W&M's top scoring, 3pt shots made, rebounds, and games won all-time list.

 Danny's extensive professional career began by being selected in the 2012 NBA Development League Draft by the Erie BayHawks … He then helped UMF Skallagrimur to the Iceland Division I title... Played part of the 2011-12 season with VFB 1900 Giessen Pointers of the German Pro B league ... Played part of the 2011 season in the Canadian NBL with the Halifax Rainmen ... Signed with Karhu Kauhajoki in Finland's top division … and has had three training camps with the NBA's Atlanta Hawks.

Danny will showcase his talents and join his Bombers teammates this Saturday, December 21st at 7pm, when the Bombers go on the road to play the Winchester Storm.

The Bombers went on the road November 23rd to Brooklyn NY, and defeated Gotham City Express 123-106. Bombers placed seven players in double-figures. Next up is a road game on Saturday, December 21st against the Winchester Storm in Winchester VA.

Bombers next home game is on Saturday, January 4th vs the South Jersey Thunder at CSM.

Beltway Bombers ready for 2013-14 season - Oct 7, 2013

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The former champs of the APBL are back and gearing up for their 2013-14 campaign and can't wait to get back into the swing of things. I caught up with Head Coach and CEO of the Bombers, Chaz Dudley...check it out below!


1.So coach how has the off-season been and what have you been doing since seasons end?

After finishing with the second best record in the league in the regular season, we came up short in the second round of the playoffs. We shot the ball poorly and didn't finish the game as we did all year. We had a "quick team funeral" on not being able to achieve our goal of winning back-to-back APBL chips, and I went back into the lab to win again. The players and I spent some well deserved time off with our respective families, enjoyed our summer, and I then began putting in the work to reclaim the APBL chip this upcoming season.

2.Talk about some of the new players joining the Bombers this season!

During the course of each Bombers season, I lose between 1-3 players overseas. It's a great blessing for my guys and I am very happy for their well deserved opportunity to go overseas or to the D-League. That being said, I have to replace their double-double production skills. We have however most of our core talent returning, including All-APBL performers 5-10 PG Brian Smith, 6-4 G Rogers Barnes, 6-3 G Steve Miles, 6-5 F Mike Keyes, 6-7 F Derick Payne, 6-7 F Antonio Haymon, and 6-6 F Jamaal Wise. We re-signed former APBL scoring leader 6-5 G/F Marcus Fisher. The biggest new addition to the Bombers is reigning  APBL League MVP 6-5 F Fahreed Cheatham. Joining Fahreed as newly signed Bombers players are 6-9 PF Kelvin McNeil, 6-9 Cordero Holt, 6-3 G Derrell Armstrong, 6-2 G Joe Penn and 6-7 F Aaron "Gank" Williams. They all match very well to the Bombers attacking, and physical system.

3.The APBL is heavy with teams from the DMV area, and each team is loaded with talent. Can you touch on the DC area's talent compared to other states.

The APBL is divided into two divisions (North and South). The Bombers are in the Southern division, being that we're based in Maryland. While the Northern conference has good teams, and has this year's APBL champion NYC 524, the Southern conference is loaded with talent, and has some of the most successful skilled players in the country. The Beltway Bombers, Metro All-Stars and Rockville Victors are all looked upon as elite teams not only in the APBL, but along the East Coast. The Bay Area Shuckers, Nova Hawks, Winchester Storm and Alexandria Avengers always will have very skilled players, and compete at a high level. There are two new teams in the conference which will add to the competition. The parody of talent in the area has made every conference game very competitive.

4.Championships is always the goal for the Bombers. What's it gonna take to reach that goal again this season?

Our collective mindset, game-planning, playing with bad intentions along with having quick funerals as challenges arise. The same formula and approach has worked for us for all our other championship seasons. My job is to put together a talented pro team that is unselfish, accountable, has high basketball IQ, plays with a passion and high motor, and who's only agenda is to win the game that is being played. They will do their job as pros, kill all the outside noise and distractions, and strive to be the nastiest, most physical, fastest, quickest, most unselfish, toughest, most aggresive, enthusiastic and executing team in the league. The best place to be as a team is when expectaions are extremeley high.

 

The Beltway Bombers opened up their 2013-2014 APBL season with a 127-118 victory over the Blazers, on a neutral court in Rockville MD. Bombers had four players in double figures led by Fahreed Cheatham with 31pts and 14rebs, Derick Payne added 27pts and 11rebs, Jamaal Wise had 26pts and 9rebs, and Brian Smith dropped 20pts with 13 assists. Bombers next game is home opener on Sat Nov 9th at 7pm at the College of Southern Maryland (Mitchell Rd in La Plata MD).

Fast, quick, strong. physical, productive on both ends, great shot-blocker, rebounder, finisher at rim, and plays with great intensity...that is the scouting report from his professional stint play in Malaysia. Beltway Bombers welcome their newly added player...6-9 forward KELVIN McNEIL. The former University of North Carolina-Greensboro star re-joins his college teammate Derrell Armstrong on the Bombers. Kelvin and the Bombers open the APBL season on Sat, October 26th vs the Tri-State Energy on a neutral court in Rockville MD.

Beltway Bombers have added Derrell Armstrong to the roster for this upcoming APBL season. The 6-3 left-handed power guard/swing had a stellar career at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. His speed, quickness, physicality, explosiveness, and high motor on both ends, is ideal for the Bombers attacking system.

Bombers Breaking News!!!...Beltway Bombers have signed the APBL reigning MVP...FAHREED CHEATHAM to the roster. The 6-5 swing forward is one of the most prolific pro scorers in the country, and was voted one of the top fifteen best players i...n USA last season. The former Delaware Destroyers APBL All-Star posted stats of 34pts, 12rebs and 5assts last season. "I wanted the opportunity to play with a proven head coach and a very talented pro team, that matches my intensity and determination to win another championship. The Bombers and Coach Chaz is that team. Very much looking forward to put in the work."See More

The headband, passion and buckets are back...Beltway Bombers have re-signed APBL All-Star 6-5 Swing Forward...MIKE KEYES for this season. Keyes is one the most productive players in the APBL, and was a major part of the Bombers success. "Keyes is a beast and an extremely tough cover. He is a double-double every game; and the brighter the lights, the more he steps up and performs".

Blazing speed, high motor, strap-up defender, knock-down shooter, and unselfish...describes the scouting report of guard Joe Penn. The 6-1 former Tabor College star is now part of the Beltway Bombers attacking system and backcourt talent.

Beltway Bombers News...Congrats goes out to Bombers All-APBL PG Brian Smith on being named a co-captain of the Beltway Bombers. Brian now joins current Bombers co-captains Steve Miles and Rogers Barnes. BJ's accountability, professionalism, leadership, and consistent production has earned the high respect of his teammates, coaching staff and the league. Well deserved BJ

"Glad to be back with the Bombers"...the Beltway Bombers welcome back ACPBL/APBL former scoring leader MARCUS "Fish" FISHER to the roster. The prolific scoring 6-5 swing returns back to the Bombers lineup focused on winning another chip. "I'm healthy, committed, and ready to play alongside all this talent on the Bombers to get us another chip".

The Beltway Bombers continue to load up by adding CORDERO "Showtime" HOLT to their roster for the upcoming APBL season. The explosive 6-9 forward starred in college at Virginia Union, and is a complete pro player. His size, ball-handling abilities and speed, will pose difficult cover match-ups, along with his rebounding, shot-blocking and versatility as a scorer.

The Beltway Bombers defeated the Capital City Express in the opening round of the APBL Playoffs...133-122. It was a back & forth competitive game with several lead changes throughout. The Bombers were able to close it out in the 4th quarter... against a talented Express team. Playing short-handed, the Bombers had seven players that scored in double-figures, led by Mike Keyes 30 points. Chris Howard added 27 points, Myron Howe dropped 22 points, Brian Smith had 15 points, Eric Bigby scored 10 points, Rogers Barnes had 10 points, Derick Payne added 10 points, and Steve Miles had 9 points. Next up for Bombers is home quarter-final playoff game vs the Metro All-Stars on Saturday, April 6th.
APBL PLAYOFFS...the defending APBL Champion and #2 overall seed Beltway Bombers, will host the visiting Capital City Express this Saturday, March 30th, in the opening round of the APBL Playoffs. Tip-off is 7:00PM at WOODROW WILSON HIGH SCHOOL (3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC). Bomb Squad Dancers performing, music by DJ Stoney, entertainment by Gospel Melo, Wavy Crockett on play-by-play, halftime show...SPECIAL ADMISSION PRICE...All tickets at the door are just $5 !!!
CONGRATS goes out to Beltway Bombers PG BRIAN SMITH..."B" was voted APBL Clutch Performer of the Week, with his double-double of 18 points and 11 assists, along with 3 steals, in Bombers regular season finale 123-114 win over the Bay Area S...huckers. The top Rookie-of the Year Candidate will be in the building with his Bombers teammates, for the Bombers APBL Playoff opener vs the visiting Express, this Saturday, March 30th. Tip-off is 7pm at Woodrow Wilson HS (3950 Chesapeake St NW in Washington DC)
In their final regular season game, the Beltway Bombers defeated the visiting Bay Area Shuckers 123-114. The Bombers playing short-handed, had all eight players score in double figures. Led by Derick Payne's 24 points and 15 rebounds. Mike Keyes added 21 points, Brian Smith had 18 points, Steve Miles with 15 points, Chris Howard had 12 points, Myron Howe scored 12 points, Rogers Barnes had 11 points and Eric Bigby with 10 points.
 
The Bombers (13-3) are the overall #2 seed in the APBL, and will host the Capital City Express Saturday, March 30th in the opening round of the playoffs.

In a very competitive game, the Beltway Bombers closed out the Hudson Valley Kingz 112-110. The Bombers had seven of their nine players score in double-figures, led by Jamaal Wise's 21 points. Brian Smith added 18 points, Steve Miles with 15 points, Derick Payne with 15 points, Rogers Barnes added 13 points, Mike Keyes with 11 points, and Chris Howard scored 11 points...Eric Bigby and Keith Gray also both had big games with scoring, rebounding and defense. Missing tonight were Myron Howe, Mike Anderson and BSmith. The Bombers improved to 12-3, with their final regular season game played at home (RBS), next Saturday, March 23rd vs the visting Bay Area Shuckers.

ALL KIDS AGES 13 AND YOUNGER ARE ADMITTED FREE TO BOMBERS GAME!!! This Saturday night, March 16th, the Beltway Bombers host the visiting Hudson Valley Kingz, in an APBL Pro Basketball Game. Tip-off is 7pm at Riverdale Baptist School [1133 Largo Rd-Upper Marlboro MD]. Come out for a fun family night to see the APBL Champs play, along with the Bomb Squad Dancers perform, halftime show by Gospely Melo, music by DJ Stoney, Wavy Crockett on the mic, fan interaction, R&B artist, concessions...Adult tickets are just $10...Teens ages 14-18 are $5...ALL KIDS AGES 13 & UNDER ARE ADMITTED FREE!!!

Beltway Bombers (11-3) defeated a talented Nova Hawks team...116-110. Rogers Barnes 27 points {six 3's) led six (6) Bombers players who scored in double figures. Three Bombers (3) players had double-doubles. Chris Howard added 16pts, Brian Smith had 15pts and 10 assists, Mike Anderson added 14pts, 16rebs & 4 blocks, Steve Miles with 13pts, Derick Payne with 10pts and 10rebs. Mike Keyes, Myron Howe, Eric Bigby, BSmith and Keith Gray all contributed with scoring, rebounding, assists and defense.
Next game for Bombers is Saturday, March 16th, at Home(Riverdale Baptist School- Upper Marlboro MD). Tip-off is 7:00pm vs Hudson Valley Kingz.

Beltway Bombers had eight (8) players that scored in double-figures in a 135-107 win over the visiting Manhattan Pride. Derick Payne led the way with 22 pts, 8 rebs and 6 assists. Chris Howard had 20 pts, 9 rebs and 4 steals, Rogers Barnes had 18 pts and 4 steals, BSmith had 18 pts and 4 steals, Mike Keyes had 16 pts and 4 steals, Steve Miles had 13 pts, 4 assists, and 3 steals, Mike Anderson had 12 pts, 9 rebs and 8 blocks, Brian Smith added 10 pts, 8 assists and 4 steals, and Myron Howe had 6 pts, 6r ebs and 4 steals. Next up for Bombers is home game at RBS on Saturday, March 9th vs the Nova Hawks.

ATTENTION...all Churches, Pastors, Deacons, and Church Members of those Churches based in Prince Goerge County and Charles County MD. Mark the date of Saturday, March 2nd. The Beltway Bombers Pro Basketball Team extend an invitation to join us for an ...evening of pro basketball and gospel celebration at 7:00pm on March 2nd.
The APBL Champion Bombers play against the visiting Manhattan {NYC} Pride at Riverdale Baptist School {1133 Largo Rd in Upper Marlboro MD}. Bomb Squad Dancers, great music, concessions, live gospel singing performances, fan activities...all for just $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

Beltway Bombers led by as much as 32 points, and cruised to close out a 128-115 win over the talented Alexandria Avengers. Bombers placed six players that scored in double-figures, led by Mike Keyes 23pts. Steve Miles 19pts, Rogers Barnes 19pts, Chris Howard 17pts, Jamaal Wise 16pts, and Brian Smith with 13pts. Derick Payne, Myron Howe, Mike Anderson, Roscoe Johnson and BSmith all contributed with scoring, rebounding and defense for win.

Next Bombers game is Saturday, March 2nd at 7pm vs Manhattan Pride, at home gym...Riverdale Baptist School {1133 Largo Rd in Upper Marlboro MD}.

Two of the premiere teams in the APBL faced off and battled last night. The Beltway Bombers defeated the Metro All-Stars 109-105, in a great match-up of some of the most talented pro players in Mid-Atlantic Region. Bombers had seven players in double-figures, paced by Jamaal Wise 22pts. Brian Smith added 18pts, Steve Miles 16pts, Rogers Barnes and Myron Howe each had 12pts, Chris Howard with 11pts... and Mike Keyes had 10pts. Eric Bigby, Daryl Towe and Denzel Mooney also contributed with scoring defense and rebounding. Missing for Bombers were Mike Anderson, Derick Payne and Roscoe Johnson. Next game for Bombers is home (Riverdale Baptist School on Largo Rd in Upper Marlboro MD) Sat Feb 16th, vs the Alexandria Avengers.

Bombers lose tough road game to the Rockville Victors, 107-95. It was a hotly contested battle between two of the most talented teams in the APBL. The Victors pulled away late in the 4th quarter and closed out the win. Next up for Bombers is home game against the Metro All-Stars on Saturday February 9th.

APBL Champion Beltway Bombers played on road and defeated the Capital City Express 130-112. Up by as many as 40 points in the 3rd quarter, the Bombers cruised to finish. Hugh "Baby Shaq" Jones 27pts paced seven Bombers players who scored in double-figures. Evan Martin, returning from injury, had 21pts, Derick Payne added 20pts, Rogers Barnes and Mike Anderson had 13pts each, Mike Keyes with 12pts and Eric Bigby had 10pts. Steve Miles, Brian Smith {9 steals}, Lawrence Felder and Roscoe Johnson all had big contributions with defense, scoring and rebounding.

 

Bombers play next on Saturday, February 2nd on the road vs the Rockville Victors.

Botched call costs Bombers home game in OT 138-133. Players and coaches knew it, fans knew it, and video tape confirmed it, however the Bombers suffered their first home loss in over two years. With the Bombers down 2 points with 6 seconds left in regulation, Coach Chaz called time out and drew up a play for the final shot. Hugh "Baby Shaq" Jones caught the ball at the top of the 3 point line, pump faked to get the Rockville Victor defender off his feet, and drew the foul. The referee called it a 2 point shot, when it was clearly obvious to all that it was a 3 point shot. Tape shows he was a foot past the pro 3 point line, and he should have been awarded 3 free throws. Instead Shaq was only given 2 free throws.

 

With only .03 left on the clock, Shaq makes both free throws to send the game into overtime, where the Bombers eventually came up short. "Very frustrating and disappointing. Two talented teams battling each other all night. Too obvious a call to miss, at too crucial a point in the game". Bombers CEO and Head Coach Chaz Dudley also added that "under NBA rules, it is a reviewable and reversible call. The tape clearly shows that Shaq was well behind the 3 point line when he was fouled, and should have been given 3 free throws, not two".

 

The Commissioner of APBL reviewed the film and agreed it was an obvious 3 point shot and that it was a blown call, but ruled not to reverse decision to award Bombers addiontial free throw.

"Removing emotion from both sides, it should only be about getting it right...getting the call right for the integrity of the game.  Extremely tough to accept losing that way on such an obvious call, and then not have it reversed as per NBA rules."

 

Jamaal Wise led Bombers with 33pts, Hugh Jones 26pts, Steve Miles 24pts, Brian Smith and Rogers Barnes each with 13pts and Mike Anderson with 12pts. The crushing loss puts the defending APBL champs record to 6-2 with 8 games remaining (6 at home). Bombers travel to Rockville to play the Victors again on Saturday February 2nd. "We will have a quick funeral and move past it, fix those areas we need to execute better, and do our jobs."

Playing short-handed on the road in Winchester VA, the Beltway Bombers defeated the Winchester Storm 136-125. Bombers had six players scoring in double figures led by top APBL rookie sensation Brian Smith's 32pts. APBL MVP Hugh "Baby Shaq" Jones had 30pts, along with Mike Keyes with 22pts, Evan Martin's 22pts, Steve Miles 11pts and Mike Anderson's 10pts. Roscoe Johnson and Dave Bailey also had significant scoring, rebounding and defense contributions to push the Bombers record to 6-1. 

Bombers are back at their home gym {Riverdale Baptist School 1133 Largo Rd in Upper Marlboro MD} this Saturday, January 19th at 7pm to play the Rockville Victors.

Returning from holiday break, the APBL Champion Beltway Bombers (5-1) cruised to a 104-86 January 5th home win over the Capitol City Express. With five players scoring in double-figures, the Bombers were led by Hugh "Baby Shaq" Jones with 22 points, Chris Howard 13pts, Evan Martin 12pts and Mike Keyes and Jamaal Wise with 11pts each. Rogers Barnes, Steve Miles, Brian Smith, Myron Howe, Eric Bigby, Ernie Graham and Ali Djim all had significant contributions with scoring, defense and rebounds.

 

Bombers travel on the road Saturday January 12th, to play the Winchester Storm. Bombers defeated the Storm in home opener back in November.

 

Bombers return to their home gym (Riverdale Baptist School in Upper Marlboro MD) on Saturday January 19th to play the Rockville Victors.

Bombers continue their wining ways with a 130-122 road win over the Bay Area Shusckers. Bombers placed eight players in double figures led by Mike Keyes 37points. Next up for Bombers is ahome game against the Capital City Express at RBS on Saturday January 5th.

 

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BOMBERS roll over Monarchs...141-127

 

Beltway Bombers, playing short-handed, go on the road in West Virginia, and defeat the West Virginia Monarchs...141-127. Up 79-47 at halftime, the Bombers cruised and closed out the game, having (6) players score in double-figures.

 

The defending champs were paced this game by APBL rookie sensations PG Brian Smith's double-double of 30pts and 11 assists, and C Mike Anderson's double-double of 24pts and 12 rebounds. Major contributions also by Jamaal Wise 21pts, Mike Keyes 20pts, Eric Bigby 12pts and Steve Miles 11pts. Chris Howard, Ameer Ali and Roscoe Johnson all had productive games as well.



 



Beltway Bombers defeated the Winchester Storm 112-86 in the Bombers home opener. APBL All-Stars Rogers Barnes [25pts] and Hugh "Baby Shaq" Jones [21pts] led a balanced team scoring attack, joined by Jamaal Wise [18pts] and Mike Keyes [15pts]. The Bombers exploded in the 3rd quarter going on a 31-17 run to push the lead out, and close the game with a 26 point win.

 

In addition to having four players scoring in double figures, the talented and deep Bombers had key contributions behind the power dunks and blocks of Mike Anderson; speed and pressure defense of Brian Smith; poise and ball-handling of Chris Howard; inside presence and physicality of Lawrence Felder, Stacey Daniels, and Dave Bailey; and the veteran leadership of Steve Miles and Myron Howe.

 

The Bombers next game is on the road in West Virginia on Sunday, December 2nd to play the West Virginia Monarchs.

 

 



Beltway Bombers defeat Palmieri Jeans/Destoyers 127-118 to win ACPBL Championship

With about 6 minutes left in the ACPBL championship game, with the Bombers up 10 points, Beltway Bombers CEO and Head Coach
 Chaz Dudley was heard telling his players that '2nd place sucks...you don't want that feeling. What are you prepared to do to win this chip"?! Every possession now down the stretch is critical...we're playing as much the clock as we are them. Let's be brilliant on the basics, execute our sets, gang rebound, and finish.' The Beltway Bombers listened and closed out Palmieri Jeans/Destroyers, 127-118, to win the 2011-2012 ACPBL Championship. The 'Bad Boys' Bombers trademark relentless pressure blitzing defense, multiple scoring options, and unselfish execution, enabled them to pull away in the 4th quarter.

Bombers had six of their nine players who scored in double figures, led by
 Cavell Johnson. The 6-8 All-star F had 26 points, 15 rebounds, 6 blocks; and 3 steals, earning him championship game MVP honors. PG Joe Flegler added 29 points with 7 assists and 7 rebounds; 6-7 F Antonio Haymon dropped 25 points; 6-3 G Steve Miles added 11 points; and 6-5 All-star swing Hugh "Baby Shaq" Jones had 10 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. 6-4 All-star G Rogers Barnes,  6-3 G Myron Howe and 6-7 F Stacey Daniels were all very aggressive and productive on both ends as well. Bombers played with only nine players, missing PG Evan Martin, and PF Dave Bailey.

The championship game featured the two top ranked teams going at it...physical, competitive and hard-fought. With the Bombers surprisingly  trailing by 15 points in the 2nd quarter, Coach Chaz had one of the most important time-outs all season. His message was clear and firm...'the pro game is  a marathon, not a sprint. Every team makes runs; they had theirs. Stay poised, extend our defense to force them to shoot contested jumpers, rebound and then attack the rim. Let's chip away and get their lead to single digits by the half'. Within a six minute window, the Bombers did much better than that by tying the game tied at the half and gaining all the momentum. With an evenly played 3rd quarter, the 4th quarter however belonged to the Bombers. Every timely steal, rebound, block shot, defensive stop, and foul shot was made by assorted Bombers players to close out win.

 

Congrats goes out to the Bombers organization, coaches, players, and staff for a championship well deserved. This now makes the 45th team championship for Coach Chaz Dudley.

 

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Bombers have just added 6-4 combo guard Chris Howard to their ACPBL/APBL pro roster. Chris's complete package of overall pro skills, playmaking, size and versatility, will blend in quickly with the Bombers loaded championship roster. Chris had a stellar career at the University of South Florida, and is viewed by many scouts as one of the top overseas pro prospects.
"It's a blessing to be able to still play this game, and for a coach and organization like the Bombers. I'm extremely excited to see what this season will bring, and can't wait to chase another Bombers championship."

Bombers are pleased to announce the addition of Mike Keyes to their championship roster for this upcoming 2012-2013 APBL season. The 6-5 explosive swing from Philly played last season for Palmeiri Jeans/Destroyers. "I want to thank the Destroyers and wish them the best, but playing for the Bombers is the best move for me. I'm relocating to Maryland. and I love the Bombers aggressive and attacking style of play, along with their championship pedigree. Baby Shaq and me have talked for years of playing together for Coach Chaz. Now teams have to match up against me, Shaq, and all my very talented teammates that the Bombers have".

 

After a productive college career at Wilmington University, Mike played with the And1 tour team. "Mike is a very tough cover, straps up on defense, attacks the rim and finishes aggressively, plays with bad intentions, and whose agenda is winning". Coach Chaz adds that "Mike is an accountable veteran pro who will fit in seamlessly into the Bombers attacking system. I'm looking forward to coaching him and having him put in work with our returning players".