Anaheim 79, Erie 75
ERIE, Pa., Jan. 14, 2009 - James White stayed hot with 25 points Wednesday night and the Anaheim Arsenal held on for a 79-75 victory over the Erie BayHawks that ended a five-game losing streak.
Kedrick Brown added 12 points and 16 rebounds for the Arsenal, who won for the first time since Jan. 2 at Reno. They improved to 1-1 on a five-game road trip.
White has scored at least 23 points in his last 11 contests, averaging 27.8 points during that stretch. He made 7-of-17 shots and 10-of-11 free throws in Wednesday's win.
White scored 19 points in the first half as Anaheim built a 49-36 halftime lead. Erie cut the deficit to 62-55 entering the final period and forged a 74-74 tie on a 3-pointer by Erik Daniels with 2:25 to go.
But Chet Mason answered with a three-point play for the Arsenal, and Daniels missed two shots and a free throw and committed a turnover in the final two minutes.
Mason and Cedric Bozeman scored 11 points each for Anaheim, which shot under 40 percent (29-of-73) and held a 49-44 advantage in rebouds.
Ivan Harris scored 17 points and Daniels added 13 and 14 boards for Erie, which shot 38 percent (34-of-89) and had a two-game winning streak snapped.