Tulsa comes up short against Anaheim
TULSA, OK - Less than 24 hours after both Tulsa and Anaheim surpassed the 100-point plateau against different opponents, both failed to sniff the century mark at Expo Square Pavilion Saturday night. The visiting Arsenal (5-8) handed Tulsa (6-7) its second-straight loss and fourth loss in five games, with an 88-78 victory.
Jawad Williams scored 22 for Anaheim, hitting five three-pointers on the night, one more than the 66ers had as a team.
Will Conroy poured in a game-high 24 to go along with his game-high nine assists.
"It was another night of us just not being there," said Tulsa head coach Joey Meyer. "We're going to use this time off to get our heads straight."
Anaheim led by double-digits for most of the night, extending its advantage to 12 midway through the fourth quarter after Andre Owens capped off a 13-0 run. Owens finished with 19 points and nine rebounds. Corsley Edwards and Bryson McKenzie each had double-doubles. Edwards finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds, his fifth-straight double-double. McKenzie tallied 11 points and a game-high 17 boards.
Mike Hall was the only other 66er in double-figures, earning his fourth double-double of the season. Hall had 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Tulsa now embarks on a four-game road trip. Nine of the team's next 11 games, in fact, are away from the confines of home. The 66ers face the Arkansas RimRockers next Friday and Saturday at Alltel Arena in Little Rock, Ark. Tipoff is 7 p.m. both nights.
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