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Mavericks Weather the Storm

For Immediate Release: 

February 2, 2014

For more information, contact:
Debra Green, Marketing
Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks Pro Basketball
318-734-9827
Debra@abamavericks.com

The Shreveport-Bossier City Mavericks were once again storm-ready when they faced-off against the Mobile Bay Tornadoes Saturday night in Alabama. Blowing past Mobile 122-95, the Mavericks are now 18-0 for the season, with 44 consecutive wins.

Ranked #1 in the American Basketball Association (ABA) Power Rankings, the Mavericks came out shooting – with guard Mike Crain leading the attack against the #19 ranked Tornadoes.

Center Jon Rogers, who rejoined the Mavericks this week after wrapping up a season of professional ball in South America, and power forward/center Brandon Davis dominated the court. The “Twin Towers” had double/doubles: Rogers with 14 points and 16 rebounds, and Davis with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

The Mavericks took their biggest lead, 97-67, with 9:38 to play in the 4th quarter, then cruised the rest of the way to victory.

“The Mavericks’ defense was stellar all night as it held Mobile Bay to 31% shooting for the game and forced the Tornados in 26 turnovers, and the perimeter defense led by Crain, guards Ed Horton and Currye Todd, and point guards Chris Hagan and Tony Hooper was just as effective,” said Steve Tucker, Mavericks’ president and head coach. “The Mavs closed out the day with a 107-7 all-time record in the ABA.”

Leading scorers for the Mavericks were Todd with 25 points; Horton with 18 points; Rogers with 14 points; Davis with 13 Points; and Crain with 12 points

The Tornadoes’ leading scorers were Tim Amerson with 22 points; Anthony Sims with 17 points; Erik Thrash with 14 points; and John Wilder with 11 points.
The Mavericks have home court advantage this week when they meet the Dallas Diesel at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, and the Conway Cyclones at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 8, at the historic Hirsch Coliseum.

For tickets or more information, visit www.abamavericks.com.

SIDEBAR:
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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