Stampede Overcomes Early Deficit in Anaheim
ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 14, 2006 - The Idaho Stampede overcame an early 16 point deficit to defeat the Anaheim Arsenal by the score of 105-93, to earn their second win this season. Ronell Taylor led the Stampede with a dominant performance, recording his first double-double of the season, as he finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds.
After jumping out to a 33-17 advantage in the first half, the Arsenal struggled from the field as they shot just 29 percent in the final two quarters and 21 percent in the final frame (4-19). The Stampede took advantage of the struggling Arsenal as they outscored their opponent by 25 points in the final three quarters.
"After having the week off we expected to start off sluggish," said Stampede head coach Bryan Gates. "(Ronell) Taylor let his hair down and played the way he is capable, it is good to see his hard work paying off."
Corsley Edwards remained hot for the Arsenal, recording his second straight double-double, as he poured in a season high 24 points, complimented by his 13 rebounds. Andre Owens also turned in another fine performance for the Arsenal, scoring a season best, 22 points.
"We continue to struggle on defense," said Arsenal head coach Larry Smith. "We are having a tough time playing consistent and finishing ball games."
The Arsenal (3-7) will look to end its current five-game skid on Saturday as they head to Bakersfield to take on the Jam. The Stampede (2-6) will try to keep things rolling as they take on the D-Fenders on Friday in Los Angeles.
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