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Tornadoes Rally Falls Short With Majic Buzzer Beater

April 27, 2006 - World Basketball Association (WBA) - Memphis Tornadoes News Release

OLIVE BRANCH, MS--- After being down by six points with less than thirty seconds to go, the North Mississippi Tornadoes tied the game with a Kevin Nunley basket, formerly of Southwest Tennessee Community College, with just five seconds to go. The Majic took the ball down the court and missed two lay ups before former Utah State player Ronnie Ross tipped in the ball as time expired, winning the game for the Majic, 73-71. In a game that saw all Tornadoes players score, former Ole Miss standout Marcus Hicks led the way for North Mississippi with fourteen points. Theanthony Hayman, formerly of Austin Peay, and Will Caudle, formerly of Xavier (OH), led the way for Majic with twenty one and twenty, respectively. The loss takes the tornadoes to 1-2 overall and 1-1 in Western Conference play. The Tornadoes leave tonight and begin a three game road trip, playing at the Mississippi (Hattiesburg) Hardhats on Friday night and at the Magic City (Birmingham, AL) Court Kings on Saturday night and both are Western Conference games.

The Tornadoes will take the court again in Olive Brach a week from Saturday on May 6 against the Hardhats of Mississippi. Tip-off is set for 7 PM. Tickets are available at the door and are $10 for adults, $7 for students and children eight and under are free. For more information on this release, please contact Parker Griffith at (901) 340-3782 or [email protected] For more information on the North Mississippi Tornadoes please call 1 (877) 751-4800 or go to

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