1300 Elmwood Buffalo State College Article!
Tawan Slaughter, ’05
By: Laurie A. Kaiser
Professional men’s basketball has a new star in town—Buffalo State alumna Tawan Slaughter, ’05. The 29-year-old recently became the owner and coach of the Buffalo 716ers, a start-up franchise in the American Basketball Association (ABA).
In November, Slaughter purchased the 716ers from ABA commissioner Joe Newman. For the previous six years, Slaughter taught as a substitute and full-time physical education teacher in three area schools and coached players from middle school through community college. Last fall, she was approached about leading the 716ers.
BUFFALO, NY — For the second time in two days the Buffalo 716ers have come out on top over the Chicago Tide. On Saturday night the Buffalo 716ers beat the Chicago Tide 97 – 93. The 716ers record now improves to 4-7 for the season.
After jumping out to an early lead, the first quarter ended with a 20-20 tie. The 716ers maintained the lead for the rest of the game, but the Tide kept the score close. The game came down to the final minutes of the game, with the 716ers leading by one. A late series of fouls by the Tide brought the 716ers to the line twice, making 3 of their four shots.
The 716ers have five players scoring at least ten points each — Terrell Williams (11), Joshua Parker (14), Glenroy Carr (21), Ajay Ruttledge (19), and Marcus Hall (15).
The 716ers next game is against the Lake Michigan Admirals on Saturday, March 15th, at 7pm at the Thunderdome at Tapestry Charter School in Buffalo.
BUFFALO, NY — The Buffalo 716ers won the first game of a weekend double header 108 -90 against the Chicago Tide on Friday night. This improves the 716ers record to 3-7 for the season.
Chicago and Buffalo battled throughout the first half, with the Tide going into half time with a 43 – 42 lead. The 716ers took the lead early in the third quarter and never looked back.
Devon Dawson led the offense for the 716ers with 30 points, most coming in the second half. Ajay Rutledge (19), Glenroy Carr (16), and Terrell Williams (12) all contributed more than ten points of offense for the 716ers.
These two teams face off again tomorrow, Saturday March 7th, at 7 pm at the Thunderdome at Tapestry Charter School in Buffalo. Saturday is Disco Night, with disco music playing throughout the game, and a disco costume contest at half time.
Doors open at 6:30, with tip-off at 7 pm for both games. The games will be streamed live at Buffalo716ers.net.
After coming off a close loss to the Erie Hurricane on Saturday, March 1st, the 716ers are looking to deliver two home wins for their fans.
The 716ers (2-7) host the visiting Chicago Tide (1-10) on Friday, March 6th, and on Saturday, March 7th. Both games are at 7pm at Tapestry Charter School.
The 716ers kept the score close in the last game, narrowly loosing to the Hurricane.
Kelvin Agee led the team in scoring with 26 points, and Travonta Gatewood close behind with 25 points. Glenroy Carr (15), Ajay Rutledge (14), and Marcus Hall (13) all scored double digits.
Hall led the team on defense with 14 rebounds.
“We’ve got to go in strong and control the next game from the start,” said 716ers head coach Tawan Slaughter.
Friday’s game at the Thunderdome at Tapestry Charter School is Fan Appreciation Night, and Saturday is Disco Night, with disco music playing throughout the game. There will also be a live disco band performing at half-time.
Doors open at 6:30, with tip-off at 7 pm for both games. The games will be streamed live at Buffalo716ers.net, with the pre-game show starting at 6:45 pm.
Buffalo, NY- The Buffalo 716ers lost to the Erie Hurricane on Saturday, March 1st, 2014. The Buffalo 716ers led for three quarters but found themselves trailing midway in the fourth quarter.In the final minutes of the game, Erie pulled away to gain a 7 point lead to seal the game. The final score in favor of the Erie Hurricane 115-108.
The Buffalo 716ers were led on the scoring front by Kelvin Agee, who had 26 points, TravontaGatewood, who had 25 points, Glenroy Carr who had 15 points. The Erie Hurricane were led byJoe Jones, who had 33 points, and Lester Jones, who added 31 points.
The 716ers have a grueling schedule for the upcoming week and will play three games in 3 days.The 716ers take on the Chicago in a double header, March 7th and March 8th at home at 7pm. Followed by a road trip against the Erie Hurricane, March 9th at 4pm.
The Buffalo 716ers will play a home-and-home series with the Erie Hurricane this weekend. On Saturday, March 1st the 716ers play host to the Hurricane at 7 pm. The next day the 716ers travel to Erie for a 4 pm showdown.
Buffalo (2-6) is coming off a 118 – 112 home win over the Chicago Tide (1-9).
Buffalo’s offense was led by Ajay Rutledge, with 38 points, and Marcus Hall with 34 points. Together Rutledge and Hall were named co-MVP’s of the game. Kelvin Agee and Terrell Williams also scored in the double-digits, with Agee scoring 15 and Williams scoring 13.
716ers owner and head coach Tawan Slaughter is looking for her team to deliver back to back wins in front of the home fans. “The team is really coming together now, and playing strong basketball. The defense has stepped up their game, and the offense is getting open to make plays happen. We started the season with one goal, and that goal remains to bring the PBL Championship to Buffalo,” said Slaughter.
The Erie Hurricane (0-8) are coming off a 120 -112 loss the the Chicago Tide.
Saturday’s game on Saturday at the Thunderdome at Tapestry Charter School is college night. Students receive $1 off at the door with their student ID.
Doors open at 6:30, with tip-off at 7 pm. The game will be streamed live at www.buffalo716ers.net, with the pre-game show starting at 6:45 pm.