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Arsenal hang on to win after late surge by Toros

December 2, 2006 - NBA G League (G League) - Anaheim Arsenal News Release

AUSTIN, Texas - Despite a furious second half rally by the Austin Toros to overcome a 19-point halftime deficit, the Anaheim Arsenal held onto to win the second game of the weekend against the Toros 111-106 on Saturday night at the Austin Convention Center. Jamar Smith had 24 points, nine rebounds and four assists for the Toros, who fell to 0-4 on the season.

The Toros used a 26-12 run out of the locker room at halftime to bring the Arsenal lead to single digits. Melvin Scott hit a three point shot with 7:10 remaining in the fourth quarter to give the Toros their first lead of the night since the first minute of the game. After watching their double digit lead turn into a deficit, Anaheim's Daryl Dorsey single-handedly answered the Toros late run by scoring 14 of his game high 22 points in the last five minutes of the fourth quarter.

Former North Carolina standout Jawad Williams had 21 points, 7 rebounds and Andre Owens had 19 points for the Arsenal, who stretch their winning streak to three games and improved to 3-2.

The Toros six players scoring in double figures including Scott Merritt (19), B.J. Elder (16), Kris Clack (13), Anthony Fuqua (10) and Brad Buckman (10).

Anaheim and Austin both resume play on Tuesday, December 5. Anaheim travels to Fort Worth to take on the Flyers and Austin makes its first trip of the year to Alltel Arena to face the Arkansas RimRockers.

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