Colorado Uses Big Fourth to Defeat Arsenal
Anaheim, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2007) - Despite some players sweating through four games in four days, the visiting Colorado 14ers used a huge fourth quarter to defeat the Arsenal 131-118 Sunday afternoon at the Anaheim Convention Center.
After trailing by eight at the half, Colorado tied the game on a last-second three pointer by Antoine Hood to close the third. The 14ers were then able to ride that momentum to outscore the Arsenal 45-32 and hold on for the win.
"They did a lot better job of being tough," said Arsenal interim head coach Reggie Geary. "We need to look at ourselves, because our effort level in the second half was not there."
After representing Anaheim Saturday night in Las Vegas at the D-League All Star Game Jawad Williams led the Arsenal with 28 points. Andre Owens added 21 while Steven Smith contributed 19. Davin White also chipped in with 16 points off the bench.
The 14ers were led by Mike Harris and Terrence Crawford, both reaching double figures in the second half. Harris led the 14ers, scoring 21 of his 30 points after the break while pulling down 12 rebounds. Crawford had 17 of his 23 points in that same stretch with 12 rebounds for the game.
"Today was a matter of pride," said Colorado head coach Joe Wolf. "We were trying to find chemistry after playing through a lot of tired mistakes in the first half, but the guys really stepped up big."
Four Colorado players and their coaching staff flew back and forth from Orange County to Las Vegas for the All-Star game as well.
The Arsenal (16-19) visit Bakersfield Friday and the 14ers (20-12) return home to meet Albuquerque the same night.
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