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BREAKERS 2009 CHINA TOUR FINAL ANALYSIS

League Staff Writer – 10/25/2009 Possibly the biggest influence on this tour was the Swine Flu panic that is affecting the media and city officials in China. With all due respect, the SARS epidemic that devastated this country in 2003 has left a deft reminder of reality and fear in the minds of many. So, as games had been scheduled back in April, May and June, this was followed by …Read More

The Santa Barbara Breakers Professional Basketball Team duplicated their 2008 tour

League Staff Writer – 10/22/2009 The Santa Barbara Breakers Professional Basketball Team duplicated their 2008 tour to China with another successful journey to the Asian country this past September, 2009. New faces highlighted the 17 day excursion as Coach Curt Pickering searched the US soil for “new blood” in building the 11 man roster. Pickering visited the rich core of basketball in Los Angeles during the spring months but found …Read More

Game Three: BREAKERS GO 3-0 in CHINA

League Staff Writter – 10/21/2009 The Santa Barbara Breakers continued their winning ways with a 82-77 victory over the Brazilian Universities Club Team. The Brazilian squad, comprising of 4 National starters on their Olympic team, took a first quarter lead of 17-15. The Breakers were slow in countering the 2-3 defensive zone that was thrown up against them. In the second quarter, the Breakers defense led to many fast break …Read More

Game Four: Breakers Run Into Chinese Buzz Saw

League Staff Writter – 10/21/2009 The Santa Barbara Breakers met their “Makers” when they faced the Bayi Chinese Army Team on Monday, September 21, 2009. The Army Team, comprised of 4 Chinese National Players, including former NBA Star Wang ZhuZhu, stomped the Breakers 81-62. Despite a close 16-22 first quarter deficit, the Breakers were out-executed in the second quarter 24-19 and a halftime trailing score of 46-35. Early in the …Read More

Game Five: BREAKERS GET NIPPED 86-84

League Staff Writter – 10/21/2009 The Santa Barbara Breakers got off to their worst start in 3 1/2 years of basketball, trailing 16-0 with 5:23 remaining in the first quarter. Despite taking a 4 point lead in the second half, the Breakers lost a 86-84 squeaker to the Brazilian Universities Team. The Breakers finally got on the scoreboard at the 5 minute mark and trailed 24-9 at the quarter break. …Read More

Game Six: BREAKERS RECORD EASY WIN IN CHINA

League Staff Writter – 10/21/2009 The Santa Barbara Breakers recorded their easiest win thus far on the 2009 China tour with a 80-42 victory over the Yuchuan Suns. The Breakers jumped out to a 27-12 first quarter lead and never looked back. The halftime score was 40-21. Leading the way for the Breakers with balanced scoring was: Tim Taylor’s 17 points, Chris Keller and Ivan Harris’s 14 points while Bryce …Read More

Game Seven: BREAKERS RETALIATE WITH VICTOR

League Staff Writter – 10/21/2009 The Santa Barbara Breakers redeemed themselves against rival opponent Brazilian Universites Club Team with a 72-62 win. After suffering a heartbreak 86-84 loss to Brazil the previous night, the Breakers opened the night with a 12-4 lead and later held a 34-27 advantage at halftime. While edging Brazil in rebounds for the game, (42-39) the Breakers played suffocating defense against the three point shot and …Read More

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