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Wizards Overwhelm Arsenal in Anaheim

January 7, 2007 - NBA G League (G League) - Anaheim Arsenal News Release

ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 7, 2007 - The Dakota Wizards shot 59 percent from the floor as they easily defeated the Anaheim Arsenal 105-88 Sunday afternoon in Anaheim. The Wizards were led by Quemont Greer who scored 32 points and shot 83 percent (15-18) from the field. Greer also grabbed 10 rebounds

The Wizards led throughout the whole game, having a 14 point advantage at the half. They continued to shoot the ball well as they finished with the 17 point victory, with their largest lead being 27 points. As the Wizards remained hot from the floor, the Arsenal struggled, shooting a meager 38 percent.

The Wizards also received contributions from Dontell Jefferson (18 points, 8 Assists), James Maye (11 points), and Brandon Armstrong (12 points).

"We just ran into a tired team tonight" said Dave Joerger. "They are very skilled, so we had to come out and hit some big shots to have a chance at winning tonight's ball game."

Jawad Williams led the Arsenal in the losing effort, finishing with 20 points. Corsley Edwards also chipped in with his tenth consecutive double-double, recording 16 points and 10 rebounds. Andre Owens also poured in 19 points, although making just 6 of 19 shots attempted.

The Arsenal struggled from all over the floor which led to their downfall. They shot just 26 percent (4-15) from beyond the three-point arch and 64 percent (16-25) from the free throw line.

"Tonight our shots weren't falling," said Arsenal head coach Larry Smith. "Its tough to win when they were shooting the lights out, and we couldn't get them to fall."

The Arsenal (7-11) will look to forget their shooting woes when they play the Austin Toros Thursday night, as they finish off their current five game home stand.

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