Dakota Wizards Mystify Armor
BISMARCK, ND---In a game that featured throwback jerseys from 2001 worn by the Dakota Wizards, they put on a show to come away with a 111-107 victory over the visiting Springfield Armor. Edwin Ubiles led the way for the Wizards with 28 points on 11-18 shooting. He also snagged 7 rebounds and dished out 6 assists on the night.
Dakota started the game off flat and the Armor took advantage as they jumped out to an early 7 point lead. The Wizards fought back to take the lead on a Tommy Smith dunk but found themselves down 3 going into the second. Dakota found themselves down by 8 on a lay-up by New Jersey Nets assignee Jordan Williams but went on a 13-2 run to end the half and go up by 3, 56-53.
The Armor fell victim to poor shooting in the third quarter. The closest they would get was at the 7:58 mark as they were down 1. Dakota caught fire and took over the game rattling off a 21-9 run to end the quarter with a 13 point lead heading into the final frame. Roles reversed in the fourth with Dakota struggling to find their touch. Springfield cashed in on back to back to back 3-pointers and cut the Wizards lead to 9 with just over 8 minutes left to play. They would get as close as 2 points but Dakota made their free throws to seal the victory.
Marcus Dove came off the bench and scored 21 points while grabbing 7 rebounds and tossing out 4 assists.
Big man, Jeff Foote, tallied a double-double in the loss scoring 26 points and grabbing10 rebounds.
Dakota is now 10-11 on the season while Springfield drops to 11-11.