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Tornadoes Start Final Weekend With Win

June 23, 2006 - World Basketball Association (WBA) - Memphis Tornadoes News Release

SOUTHAVEN, MS--- The North Mississippi started their three game weekend on a winning note defeating their Western Conference rivals, the Arkansas ArchAngels, on Friday night, 106-102. The Tornadoes were led by Adrian Henning (Austin Peay State University) who had 28 points and 7 rebounds. Henning's former teammate at Austin Peay, Anthony Davis and Marcus Hicks (University of Mississippi) each had 15 points to go along with 5 and 6 rebounds, respectively. Josh Richmond (Arkansas Baptist College) led the Tornadoes in rebounding with eight to go along with 13 points. Newcomer Modibo Diarra (University of Memphis) had 10 points and 3 rebounds in his North Mississippi debut. The ArchAngels were led by Taron Downey (Wake Forest University) and Myron Allen (University of North Dakota) who each had 17 points. Downey also had three rebounds for the ArchAngels. Marcus Campbell (Mississippi State University) led all rebounders with ten, combined with his 15 points gave him the game's only double-double. The win moved the Tornadoes one step closer to bypassing the play-in round and earning the sixth seed in the WBA playoffs that begin in Rome, GA this coming Thursday, June 29th. The Tornadoes close their regular season Sunday, June 25, at Olive Branch High School against interstate rival Murfreesboro Musicians; tip-off has been changed from 2 PM to 7 PM. For more information on this release, please contact Parker Griffith at 1 (877) 751-4800 Ext. 6 or [email protected] For more information on the North Mississippi Tornadoes please visit our web page at www.wbatornadoes.com.

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