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Willie Reed leads Armor to win in Iowa

Springfield Armor

With his family on hand, Willie Reed had his second straight big game for Springfield as the Armor beat the Energy, 98-91. Reed, a Kansas City native, finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds, including seven offensive. He shot 8-of-14. Friday night, he had 18 and 8 in a loss to the Energy in Des Moines.

“He’s coming in and working hard, and tonight was a result of that, definitely,” Coach Bob MacKinnon said of Reed..

The win was the Armor's first in four games and followed a January when they won only three of 11 games. They're now 9-18.

In addition to Reed, three other Armor bigs played well, finishing with 17 each. James Mays, who added 15 boards; Carleton Scott and ex-Net Dennis Horner. Ben Uzoh added seven and nine, but shot 3-of-15. Over the last eight games, Reed is averaging 17 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks, while shooting better than 50 percent.