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Shreveport-Bossier City Mavericks Storm Past Mobile Bay Tornadoes

For Immediate Release: 

January 18, 2014

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

The Mobile Bay Tornadoes brought squall conditions to center court for tonight’s game against the Shreveport-Bossier City Mavericks at Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC). But the Tornadoes soon felt the power of the storm unleashed by the Mavericks, who finished the night 113-95.

Ranked #2 in the American Basketball Association (ABA) Power Rankings, the Mavericks used the lightning-fast action of guards Ed Horton and Currye Todd to forge a 55-45 lead at half-time.

With a 20 point spread midway through the third period, the Mavs were sailing toward a smooth victory when Mobile Bay’s Erik Thrash steered the #13 ranked Tornados within 9 points with just over seven minutes to play. Key baskets by guard Trey Moore, point guard Tony Hooper, and Horton put the Mavericks in control down the stretch.

“The Mavericks’ defense held the determined Tornadoes to 41% shooting for the game while coming up with key stops in crucial situations,” said Steve Tucker, Mavericks’ president and head coach.

The Mavericks are now 15-0 for the season, with 42 consecutive victories since the 2010 season and an ABA record of 105-7.
“This is the longest winning streak in the history of professional basketball,” said Tucker.

“With the Jacksonville Giants falling earlier in the week to the South Florida Gold, 120-117, the Mavericks should be the #1 ranked team in the ABA when the Power Rankings come out on Monday.”

The Mavericks’ leading scorers in tonight’s game were Horton with 32 points; guard Trey Moore with 20 points; Todd with 16 points; and power forward/center Alex Sanders with 10 points.

The Tornadoes’ leading scorers were Thrash with 33 points; Anthony Sims with 23 points; Tim Amerson with 17 points; and John Wilder with 14 points.

The Mavericks host the DFW Stars this coming Thursday, January 23. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Hirsch Coliseum.

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

SIDEBAR:

On the Air with Coach Steve Tucker
Mavericks’ president and head coach Steve Tucker joins “Voice of the Mavs” Jay Whatley and “Talk of the Town” host Tom Pace to break down the week’s games – and all that’s going on with the Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks on “The Coach T Show,” airing each Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on The Promise Radio Station, 90.7 FM.


“It's good listening with great guests,” said Tucker.

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