01/02/05 - UPDATE ON CRUSH TEMPORARY HOME; THANKS TO SEAN ROOKS
The Crush Partners are in negotiations with several possible temporary home venues. We hope to be able to report to our fans on finalizing one soon, at least before our January 9th game against Long Beach. All postponed games will be made up before the playoffs begin in March 2005. Please revisit this site for updates and thank you to everyone in Orange County and all of the Crush fans for your continued patience during this transition period.
Also, congratulations to Sean Rooks on signing a contract with the top professional team in Spain. We thank him and wish him much success.
- The Crush Partners
12/30/04 - CRUSH BEAT TIJUANA 127-99
The Orange County Crush are now 8-1, as they defeated the Tijuana Dragones 127-99. Individual team stats were not available at the end of the contest due to technical difficulties.
Despite the OC Crush’s success, they have still not faced the undefeated Utah Snowbears. The showdown between the OC Crush and the Utah Snowbears is scheduled for January 13th.
12/19/04 - CRUSH DEFEAT DEFENDING ABA CHAMPS LONG BEACH JAM 142-110
The Orange County Crush continued their winning ways with a 32 point victory over the Long Beach Jam, the ABA's defending champions. Led by Fred Vinson and Derrick Dial who both scored 27 points, the Crush remain in second place of the Red Division with a 7-1 record.
Damien Cantrell had another great game on the boards pulling down 15 rebounds to go along with his 16 points.
12/18/04 - CRUSH NOW 6-1 WITH 116-110 VICTORY OVER TIJUANA
12/13/04 - PORTLAND NO MATCH FOR CRUSH WHO IMPROVE TO 5-1 WITH 98-83 VICTORY
12/12/04 - CRUSH SQUEEZE PAST ONTARIO
The Orange County Crush was able to beat the Ontario Warriors once again, after holding on to a one point lead once the final buzzer sounded. The Crush topped the score book with 104 points over the Warriors 103 points. The game was exciting throughout the process, as both teams came with their game face on. Though the Warriors team appears to get stronger each time the two teams meet, the Crush was still able to manage a third victory over the Warriors.
Derrick Dial led all scores with 25 points. Jerry Dupree poured in 24 points, Damian Cantrell had 16, Fred Vinson had 14, and Sean Rooks scored 11.
Damian Cantrell led all players with 12 rebounds.
The Crush will travel to Portland, Oregon to take on the Portland Reign on Monday, December 13th at 7:05 pm. The Crush will play their next home game on Wednesday, December 15th at 7:05 pm, against the Calgary Drillers.
12/05/04 - CRUSH DEFEAT ONTARIO 123-110
The Orange County Crush basketball team led the entire evening in their win over the Ontario Warriors. The “Crush” began to pull away in the midst of the first quarter as they mounted a 26-point lead. The “Crush” continued their lead throughout the game and subsequently won the game by of a margin of thirteen points. The final score was 123 to 110.
Derrick Dial led the way for the “Crush” with 20 points. Juaquin Hawkins and Fred Vinson scored 17 points; Damian Cantrell and Jerry Dupree scored 16 points, Cordell Henry scored 13 points, Sean Rooks scored 12 points, Jeremee McGuire scored 8 points and Brian Finley scored 4 points.
Damian Cantrell led the “Crush” with 10 rebounds and Kamram Sufi lead the team with 9 assists.
11/30/04 - CRUSH PICKS UP FIRST WIN OF SEASON BY BEATING ONTARIO 126-114
The Orange County Crush basketball team was successful in beating the Ontario Warriors Tuesday night. The two teams exchanged points equally during the first quarter, but by the turn of the second quarter the “Crush” began to pull away. During the third quarter, the “Crush” took a demanding lead by a 20 plus deficit.
As the game moved midway through the fourth quarter, the Warriors mounted a scoring spurt, but they could never get beyond the deficit of 12 points. The hot scoring hands for the “Crush” included Jerry Dupree with 20 points, Derrick Dial scored 19, Damian Cantrell scored 17 points, Juaquin Hawkins had 16, Sean Rooks scored 15 and Fred Vinson sunk 13 points.
The leading scorer for the Warriors was Jelani Janisse, with 23 points.