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Bay Area Shuckers kick-off 2014 with a home game

The Bay Area Shuckers are enjoying a winning season – as they kick-off home games in 2014. This is their third year in the American Professional Basketball League. Sitting in first place in their division – the Patriot Division of the Southern Conference – the Bay Area Shuckers have a 5-1 (W-L) record; and, are second in the APBL.

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Anna Renault
Bay Area Shuckers, 5-1, hold first place in APBL Patriot DIvision.
Courtesy of the Bay Area Shuckers

On Saturday, January 11, the team invites fans to visit the Kilby Center arena as the Bay Area Shuckers welcome the NYC-524 team to Maryland. While the Bay Area Shuckers enjoy first place in their division and second-over-all in the League, the NYC-524 is holding down second place in the Atlantic Division/Northern Conference. It should be noted that the American Professional Basketball League has two Northern Conference divisions with five teams in each division (Atlantic and Eastern Divisions). There are two Southern Conference divisions (Patriot and Colonial Divisions), each with four teams.

Doors to the Kilby Center open promptly at 6:00 PM. Game tip-off is at 7:00. Fans buy their tickets online or at the door as they enter the gym. Adults are just $10 and children 12-and-under are just $5. There is VIP seating available on a limited basis in “The Reef” (end of court, on the floor) for just $15. Payment online can be made through PayPal. In person, payments options are cash or credit card.

The Shuckers aim to make the games enjoyable and have several items for sale to make that happen. There are horns, cowbells as well as pom-poms and other accessories. Team spirit can also be enjoyed with the purchase of hats, t-shirts, etc. For many of the clothing items, check out the Team Store online under the SHOP tab on the website. Again, cash or credit card payments are accepted.

Following all games, the players and dancers remain on the floor to provide opportunities for fans to get autographs from and photos with their favorite players. Players and fans alike thoroughly enjoy this opportunity to meet.

Note: The Kilby Center (Annapolis Area Christian School, 109 Burns Crossing Road, Severn MD) operates a snack shop during Shuckers’ home games. Soda, Gatorade, chips, cookies and candy are always available. Food often includes nachos, hot dogs and another option or two depending on the crew handling the stand. Cash payments are accepted and the crews ask that you remember to bring smaller bills as change often becomes an issue during half-time if everyone brings a $20-bill. (THANKS!)

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