Friday, February 4, 2011

Fury Fall Short in Tightly Contested Game by Anthony Pickens

     The Florissant Valley Fury took on the North Arkansas Pioneers on Saturday afternoon at home.  They lost to the Pioneers in what was a close game. The final score was 74-67.
     North Arkansas’s 1-3-1 zone defense gave the Fury many problems in the first half. The Fury struggled to get any momentum going into halftime trailing 33-28. However, despite their slow start on offense in the first half, the Fury were able to regain their composure in the second half as they got off to a fast start on offense.
     In the end, the Fury gave up a lot of open three point baskets to the Pioneers and missed on a few critical transition baskets where a few-alley hoop attempts were missed.
    When asked about the things that the team needs to improve upon heading into the next game Coach Jamel Richardson replied, “We need to put together a rhythm where we play 40 minutes of solid basketball.”

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