Iowa's Energy Too Much for Arsenal
Anaheim, Calif., March 5, 2008 - After a five game road trip, on which they won 1-of-5, the Anaheim Arsenal returned home to face the Iowa Energy. The Arsenal looked to snap a three-game losing streak with a win at home against the Energy (16-19). Unfortunately, Anaheim's losing streak continued with a 119 - 99 loss.
Energy forward, Demetris Nichols, led all scorers at halftime with 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting and was the only player by the half to score in double digits. Nichols, who is on assignment from the Chicago Bulls, finished the game with 33 points.
Mo Charlo tried to bring the Arsenal back in the fourth quarter with 12 points in the final period. However, poor Arsenal free throw shooting would contribute to the loss. Anaheim had 42 free throw attempts but only converted on 26.
Arsenal head coach Reggie Geary commented after the game, "We took care of the ball and rebounded well but we made it difficult on ourselves by missing free throws and lay-ups. That lost it for us."
Anaheim will start another long road trip on Friday, February 7, 2008 when they take on the Bakersfield Jam. Anaheim returns home on Friday, March 21, 2008 against the Idaho Stampede at the Arena at the Anaheim Convention Center. Tip-off is at 7:30 PM. For more information about the Arsenal, call (714) 635-BALL or visit www.anaheimarsenal.com.
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