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Armor's poor shooting dooms it to another loss.


The Iowa Energy used a 22-7 run to close out the game as they rolled past the Springfield Armor 105-89 in Iowa on Friday night. The Armor once again had a hard time putting the ball in the basket, shooting a mere 36 percent overall and 17 percent from downtown. Of the ten Armor players who saw action, only two shot better than 50 percent and none of the starters.

Willie Reed, playing in front of his family for the first time as pro, scored 18 points and grabbed eight boards, but shot a dreadful 8-for-24 and had four of his shots blocked. He was the high scorer. Ben Uzoh finished with an odd double-double-double for a point guard, 14 points and 10 rebounds. Dennis Horner and James Mays, who share the Armor starting front court with Reed finished with identical offensive numbers: six points on 3-of-11 shooting.

Trailing 83-78 with 8:52 left in the game, the Armor used a 5-0 run to cut the lead to one at 83-82 with just over five minutes remaining. With the game on the line, the Energy scored 11 straight points to put the game away. The same two teams meet tomorrow night in Des Moines at 7pm. That game is the Energy’s annual 70’s Night game.