Inside the Swarm

March 19, 2001
SWARM RELEASES FORWARD CHANCELLOR NICHOLS
St. Louis – -The St. Louis Swarm of the International Basketball League (IBL) released forward Chancellor Nichols today.
Nichols, a 7-year veteran, joined the Swarm on February 23 to help fill the void of Doug Smith who was placed on injured reserve with a fractured right foot. In eight games with St. Louis, Nichols (6-9, 260) averaged 5.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 16.0 minutes per game. He contributed IBL career-highs in points (10) vs the Gary Steelheads (3/13) and rebounds (10) against the Grand Rapids Hoops (3/11)

February 23, 2001
SWARM CENTER DOUG SMITH PLACED ON INJURED RESERVE
Team Signs Chancellor Nichols To Fill Injured Centers Role
St. Louis Swarm team captain Doug Smith was placed on injured reserve today and is expected to be out three weeks with a stress fracture in his right foot. With Smith on the IR, the team signed 6-8, 240 pound forward Chancellor Nichols, to fill the team¹s tenth roster spot.

February 8, 2001
SWARM DOWNS STUFF, 99-94
St. Louis Ties Franchise Win Streak With Sixth Consecutive Victory
Cincinnati, OH- Reigning IBL Player of the Week Doug Smith led the Swarm with 22 points to give St. Louis a 99-94 win over the Cincinnati Stuff Wednesday night at the Firstar Center.
With the win, St. Louis tied its franchise win streak with six consecutive victories, improving to 18-3 overall and 9-2 on the road. The Stuff fell to 8-15 on the season, losing a franchise high ten consecutive games.

February 7, 2001
JOHNSON NAMED INTERNATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE’S PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Johnson Captures First 2000-01 IBL Monthly Honor
St. Louis Swarm guard Danny Johnson earned St. Louis’ first monthly honor today, capturing the International Basketball League’s (IBL) Player of the Month for January.

February 7, 2001
DOUG SMITH NAMED IBL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Team Captain Earns Second League Honor Of The Season
St. Louis Swarm team captain Doug Smith picked up his second International Basketball League Player of the Week honor, earning the award for games played Monday, January 29 through Sunday, February 4

January 31, 2001
ST. LOUIS STUFFS CINCINNATI 98-95
Win Gives Swarm 14th Victory Of The Season
Cincinnati, OH–The St. Louis Swarm defeated the Cincinnati Stuff, 98-95, at the Firstar Center on Tuesday night. The win improved the Swarm’s league-best overall record to 14-3 overall and 6-2 on the road while the Stuff fell to 8-11 overall.

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January 27, 2001
SWARM POUNDS SLAM 119-100
Win Halts New Mexico’s Three-Game Win Streak
Las Vegas, NV- -Swarm forward Greg Stolt scored a career-high 30 points off the bench to lead St. Louis to a 119-100 victory over the New Mexico Slam at the Convention Center in Albuquerque Saturday night.
Stolt tallied 16 of his career-high 30 points in the first half, hitting four of five shots from beyond the three-point range. Finishing the half with a 59-41 lead, St. Louis tallied 25 points off of three-pointers, hitting 47% from three-point range and 51.4% from the field. In the third, St. Louis led by as many as 29 points, finishing out the third quarter with an 88-63 point margin.

January 25, 2001
ST. LOUIS FALLS TO LAS VEGAS
100-89 Loss Ends Teams Consecutive Win Streak At Six
Las Vegas, NV- -St. Louis fell to 12-3 on the season, with a 100-89 loss to the Las Vegas Bandits Thursday night in IBL action at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Despite the loss and falling to 4-2 on the road, the Swarm maintained its league-best away record while tying the season series versus Las Vegas at three wins apiece. With the win, Las Vegas improved to 10-7 on the season.

January 21, 2001
SWARM DEFEATS RHYTHM 122-112
Richmond, VA – Danny Johnson scored a game-high 29 points to lead the St. Louis Swarm past the Richmond Rhythm, 122-112, at the ALLTEL Pavilion on Sunday night.
In the first meeting between St. Louis and Richmond since the 1999-2000 IBL Championship Series, the Swarm defeated the Rhythm to improve its league-best overall record to 11-2 and 4-1 on the road. Richmond fell to 7-12 overall.

January 17, 2001
SWARM SKIMS PAST STUFF, 90-86
St. Louis Grabs First Victory of the Series at Firstar Center Cincinnati, OH- In a battle between the IBL’s East and West Division leaders, the defending IBL Champion St. Louis Swarm captured a 90-86 win over the Cincinnati Stuff Wednesday night at the best thermometer baby center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

With the win, St. Louis earned league-best records all across the IBL board at 9-2 overall, 6-1 at home and 3-1 on the road. Cincinnati fell to 8-6 on the season.

January 16, 2001
SWARM OUTSHINE STARS, 116-95
St. Louis Wins Sixth Consecutive Home Game
Danny Johnson scored a game-high 26 points as the St. Louis Swarm defeated the Trenton Stars, 116-95, at the Family Arena on Tuesday night.

January 12, 2001
ST. LOUIS DEFEATS LAS VEGAS
St. Louis Grabs Second Game Of Series, 111-100
Las Vegas, NV- -The St. Louis Swarm defeated the Las Vegas Bandits, 111-100, in International Basketball League action Friday night at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Following Thursday night’s loss to the Bandits, the Swarm bounced back to grab the second game of the two game series and improved its overall record to 7-2. With the win, St. Louis tied the season series against Las Vegas, 2-2.

January 11, 2001
ST. LOUIS FALLS TO BANDITS
98-96 Loss Ends Teams Consecutive Win Streak At Six
as Vegas, NV- -Byron Houston’s career-high 28 points weren’t enough for the Swarm as St. Louis fell to the Las Vegas Bandits, 98-96, at the flash lite for blackberry torch Center Wednesday night in Las Vegas.
Despite falling to 6-2 on the season and 1-1 on the road, St. Louis maintained its league-best record, while Las Vegas improved its second place West Division mark to 8-5 on the season. Las Vegas now leads the season series 2-1..

January 9, 2001
DOUG SMITH CAPTURES IBL PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
Team Captain Earns First League Award of the 2000-2001 Season
St. Louis Swarm team captain Doug Smith was today named the International Basketball League’s Player of the Week for games played Monday, January 1 through Sunday, January 7.