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Mavericks Down, But Not Out Leading into 21st Consecutive Win

For Immediate Release

February 10, 2014

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Debra Green, Marketing
Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks Pro Basketball
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Debra@abamavericks.com

When first quarter action ended during Sunday’s home game against the Metroplex Lightning, the Shreveport-Bossier City Mavericks found themselves down 28-27. Being the underdog was a rare position for the Louisiana-based powerhouse – and they were determined not to take it.

Using a 35-14 second quarter to gain control of the game, the Mavericks ultimately triumphed 134-103 for the 21stconsecutive win this season.

“We were pushed like rarely before this entire season,” said Steve Tucker, Mavericks’ president and head coach. “The Lightning would not go away and fought back to cut the Mavericks lead to 11 points heading into the last period of play.”

The Lightning lineup includes former North Dallas Vandals players who played in the American Basketball Association (ABA) Championships Series last season.
“Lightning forward Will Haynes, 1st Team All-ABA last season, gave a banner performance Sunday afternoon with 25 points and 11 rebounds,” said Tucker. “But Mavericks power forward Brandon Davis set a Mavs single game record by pulling down 27 rebounds.”

Davis also recorded a double/double by scoring 16 points.
The Mavericks recorded 34 team assists, with guard Trey Moore and point guard Tony Hooper in the lead with 11 and 10, respectively.

With 28 points to his credit, guard Ed Horton led the Mavericks in scoring, followed by Hooper with 24 points; Moore with 19 points; Davis with 16 points; guard Mike Crain with 15 points; and power forward/center Alex \"The Ticket\" Sanders with 12 points.
The lightning’s lead scorers were Haynes with 25 points; Jeremie Hart with 24 points; Derale Wilson with 19 points; Jarvis Bradley with 13 points; and Steve Johokin with 13 points.

When Monday dawned, the latest ABA Power Rankings found the Mavericks again in the lead. The Jacksonville Giants remained in the #2 slot, followed by the Richmond Elite. The Atlanta Wildcats moved into the #4 slot for the first time this season replacing the Arizona Scorpions.

“The Mavericks and Giants continued to battle for the #1 position with the Mavericks holding a slight edge even though the Giants set an all-time league scoring record with 222 points in a win over the Georgia Roadrunners,” said Joe Newman, ABA chief executive officer.

The Mavericks have home team advantage again this weekend when they host the Jackson Showboat at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, and the Metroplex Lightning at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum.
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