Mavericks Thunder Past Lightning

For Immediate Release:
February 15, 2014

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Debra Green, Marketing
Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks Pro Basketball

The Shreveport-Bossier City Mavericks had a strong showing against the Metroplex Lightning Saturday at the Hirsch. Blowing past the Metroplex Lightning 171-114, the Mavericks are now 22-0 for the season.

Still ranked #1 in the American Basketball Association (ABA) Power Rankings, the Mavericks clinched their second Gulf Coast Division Championship; the Mavericks have also held two division wins in the Southwest Division.

The Mavericks had a record breaking night. They remain undefeated this season at 22-0, the best start to a season in Mavericks’ history! They have won 48 straight games, which is the longest winning streak in professional basketball history! The Mavericks set their own scoring record against the Metroplex Lightning, scoring 171 points! Alex Sanders also scored 31 points on 13 of 14 shooting from the floor, his Mavericks’ career high.

The Mavericks also clinched its 4th straight Division Championship by winning the Gulf Coast Division for the 2nd time (the Mavs have also previously won 2 Southwest Division Championships).

The Metroplex Lightning were able to keep it close in the first quarter, 30 –23, but the Mavericks’ shooters were hot and were not going to be denied. Alex Sanders score 31 points with other eight players, including Currye Todd and Ed Horton, made for an offense that was unstoppable.

In the 2nd quarter the Mavs started to pull away behind the hot shooting of Ed Horton, Mike Crain, and Trey Moore. Alex Sanders came off the bench to give the Mavericks a big time inside presence! The Mavs extended its lead to 19 points at the half to lead at the break 73-54.

The Mavs had 38 team assists for the game and only had 12 turnovers for the game.

Leading scorers for the Mavericks were Sanders with 31 points; Horton and Todd with 18 points; Johnson with 17 points; Hamilton and Giles with 16 points; and Moore and Rogers with 13 points.

Leading scorers for the Lightning were Jeremie Hart with 51 points; Jason Horton with 25 points; William Haynes with 19 points; and Joseph Moody with 16 points.

The Shreveport/Bossier Mavericks will host the North Texas Fresh this Thursday night, February 20th at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport, LA. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM.

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For a breakdown of the week’s games – and all that’s going on with your Mavs – join Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks’ head coach and general manager Steve Tucker, “Voice of the Mavs” Jay Whatley, and “Talk of the Town” host Tom Pace for “The Coach T Show,” Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on The Promise Radio Station, 90.7 FM. It's good listening with great guests.




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