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No Miracle for Mississippi as Aeros win 118-92

November 19, 2006 - American Basketball Association (ABA) - Arkansas Aeros News Release

SPRINGDALE, Ark. - The Arkansas Aeros returned home from a two-game Texas road trip Sunday afternoon for a 118-92 victory over the Mississippi Miracles at the All-Star Sports Arena in Springdale.

The 6-1 Aeros opened a 31-16 lead after a quarter over the Miracles (1-3) and never looked back. Bob Hoffman's crew carried a 62-39 lead into intermission before outscoring the Mississippi squad 56-53 in the second half.

"I thought we came out with a lot of energy in the first half," Hoffman said. "We played the longest possessions of defense to this point in this game, and I felt overall our team defense was really good."

The Aeros limited the Miracles to just 35.2% shooting from the field, including 16.6% from behind the 3-point line. As been the custom for the team this year, Arkansas also showed its strengths on the boards, outrebounding Mississippi 64-40.

"Our guards are doing a great job rebounding," Hoffman said. "We've got good size there, and our guys really do a good job going after the ball."

Daryan Selvy led the Aeros with 27 points followed by Jarred Merrill's 21. Curtis Haywood just missed a triple-double for the winners, having posted 12 points and 11 rebounds while dishing out 9 assists.

Tyrone Davis led Mississippi with 26 points and shared team-high rebound honors with Detrick White as each snared 11.

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