Arsenal Fall to Jam
Anaheim, Calif., November 16, 2007- On a festive night where the Arsenal celebrated the beginning of the 2007-2008 NBA D-League pre-season with free tickets and free parking for all fans, the Arsenal came up short 94-89 to the Bakersfield Jam.
The Arsenal and Jam both showed off their offensive power early by scoring 25 points each in the first quarter. Arsenal forward Steven Smith racked up 10 points in the first half but tailed off towards the end of the game due to Bakersfield's intense defense.
The Arsenal went into the locker room at halftime down 51-47. When the Jam returned for the second half they were lifted by the play of 6'7" forward Anthony Wilkins and center Lorenzo Davis. Davis finished the game with 14 points.
Arsenal point guard Davin White scored a total of 18 points in the loss. Other offense for the Arsenal included forward Steven Smith with 14 points and forward Noel Felix with 10 points. Davin White's steal and alley-oop pass to Kedrick Brown with one minute left in the fourth quarter brought the Arsenal within three points of the Jam, 92-89. Despite the late game push by the Arsenal, Lorenzo Davis sunk two free throws with 36.1 seconds left to secure the win for the Bakersfield Jam.
After the game Arsenal Head Coach Reggie Geary said, "It was an exhibition game. It served its purpose. This game gave us a chance to look at the players and run some plays. Now we can adjust for the season and make things better. The regular season will be better."
"This was a typical pre-season game. We wanted to see what we could do. We made some mistakes but they will be fixed by the next game," stated Dean Murray, Arsenal Assistant Coach.
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