Energy Outlast Arsenal In Overtime
Anaheim, CA (March 20, 2009) - Kedrick Brown sank two three pointers with less than five seconds remaining in overtime but the Anaheim Arsenal fell to the Iowa Energy 122-121 in a Friday night thriller.
Brown led the Arsenal through the first quarter where he dropped 13 of his total 32 points to help the Arsenal control the game in the opening minutes. The opening period saw the Arsenal outshoot Iowa 60.0% (12-20) to 34.8% (8-23). With this, Anaheim was able to open up a 15 point lead over the Central Division leaders. Iowa forward Othyus Jeffers kept Iowa in the game by scoring 8 of his 25 total points in the first quarter.
Jeffers continued to lead Iowa in the second quarter when he dropped 11 points as the Energy outscored the Arsenal 39-29 to bring their deficit to just one point heading into the locker room.
Arsenal guard Cedric Bozeman scored 9 of his 28 points on the night in the third but Energy guard JamesOn Curry retaliated with 12 points of his own as Iowa rallied back to establish an 8 point cushion.
Both teams continued to battle through the fourth quarter and ended regulation with the score tied 108-108. Bozeman added 10 points for Anaheim while Denham Brown added 8 points for Iowa to send the game into overtime.
Overtime saw an even more exciting conclusion to the game as both Denham Brown and Kedrick Brown led Iowa and Anaheim to battle until the very end. Iowa guard Curtis Stinson made a layup and was fouled with 30 seconds left in the game to finish a three point play to put Iowa up 118-115 which they would not relinquish.
Anaheim finished with three players with 20+ points while Iowa finished with four players reaching 20+ points. Courtney Sims ended with a double-double with 23 points and 16 rebounds. The Arsenal had two players obtaining double-doubles with Kedrick Brown finishing with 32 points and 14 rebounds and Marcus Campbell taking home 19 points and 18 rebounds.
With the loss, Anaheim falls to 15-28 while Iowa ends up with a 25-16 record. Anaheim will travel to Colorado to face another first place opponent and taking on the Colorado 14ers. Iowa will continue their road trip up the coast and take on the Bakersfield Jam on Tuesday.
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