Omaha Chargers win basketball title, GM sees bright future

RALSTON, Ne (FOX42KPTM) - Semi-pro basketball is heating up in the metro. In their inaugural season, the Omaha Chargers of the National Basketball League of America captured a title Tuesday night by winning 119-96.

"They look good from what I've seen," said Anthony Graves, a Chargers fan.

For Graves, Tuesday night was an experience unlike any other.

"I like the scoring, the high-flying scoring, and putting the ball in the hole."

It's not often Graves gets to see a team compete for a championship in its first year of experience. Local talent is the driving force in this league. It's what has Paul Christen's attention.

"A lot of the kids are from Omaha and everybody watched them in high school. It's kind of fun to watch them growing up."

After nine games at the Ralston Arena, Tuesday marked number ten and Christen is hoping for more in the near future.

"More people need to know about this. I don't think too many people know about this league."

There will be plenty of the time to get the word out. Darryl Greene, the general manager for the Chargers, told FOX 42 News season two begins in September of 2017.

The Chargers are currently coached by Rodney Buford. If that name sounds familiar, it's because you may remember him from his playing days at Creighton University. He also played in the NBA for a few years.