Arsenal Lose To 66ers 132 - 131
Anaheim, Calif., February 20, 2008 - For the second time this season the Anaheim Arsenal faced off against the Tulsa 66ers. The Arsenal looked to extend their winning streak to 4 games, but were rerouted by the Tulsa 66ers, 132 - 131.
Going into the fourth quarter, Anaheim was down 23 points, 112 - 89. Strong defense and strong drives to the basket allowed the Arsenal to get back into the game, but fell one field goal shy from completing a come from behind victory.
Four Tulsa players scored 20+ points, and were led by Guard Adam Harrington who had 25 points, even though he was ejected from the game in the 3rd quarter after acquiring 2 technical fouls. Harrington scored most of his points from beyond the arc, going 6-for-7.
Guillermo Diaz scored 31 points, and was one point shy from tying his season high. Diaz also contributed 6 assists and 4 steals in the losing effort. Diaz's teammate, Ivan Johnson, turned in a gutsy performance scoring 14 points off the bench, including several fourth quarter free throws, while playing with a hurt wrist.
Arsenal Coach Reggie Geary said about the game, "Tulsa came in here and shot the ball, they were on fire all night. Our guys showed a lot of heart and pride, it was a big comeback, we just came up a little short."
With the loss, the Arsenal drop to 12 - 18 on the season. The Arsenal will play again at home on Wednesday, March 5th against the Iowa Energy at The Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center. Tip-off is at 7:30 PM.
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