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Atlanta Aliens Battle Tested During Tough Road Weekend

January 7, 2013
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Atlanta Aliens Battle Tested During Tough Road Weekend

The Atlanta Aliens winning streak came to an end as the Aliens dropped two games back to back games while on a road trip in South Carolina. On Saturday night in Camden, SC, the Atlanta Aliens lost to Palmetto State Rizers in overtime 143-140.  

In a game filled with dramatic twists and turns, including three technical fouls against the Aliens in the fourth quarter and overtime combined, the last flurry of action in the waning moments of the extra period were downright wild. The Aliens holding onto a seven points lead with 1:27 remaining in regulation stalled to secure their victory. What followed will undoubtedly be hotly debated by Aliens fans for weeks to come.

Aliens shooting guard Charvez Davis missed layup was rebounded by his teammate Jay Brown and the Aliens began to celebrate after being awarded a reset shot clock. Once the ball was put into action, a shot clock violation was ruled against the Aliens after the ball clearly touched the rim. Unfortunately, the ball was turned over to the Rizers and the Aliens players and coaches were highly upset. Due to the multiple technical fouls, the Aliens never received the ball back until the final seconds as their team was down by three. Charvez Davis lead all scorers with 40 points, Senario Hillman had 30 points and Jay Brown had 26 points. 

On Sunday afternoon in Myrtle Beach, SC, the Atlanta Aliens lost to the #3 ABA Power Ranked team South Carolina Warriors in a comeback thriller 120-117.

Both teams started out trading baskets early in the first quarter but in the end the Aliens had a two point lead. In the second quarter, the Aliens continued to build on their lead and extended it to fifteen points. By halftime, the Aliens was in full control with a eleven points lead. However in the third quarter, the Warriors battled back and didn't go out without a fight. The Warriors scored thirty-six points total in the third quarter alone and down only two heading into the forth quarter. Yet the Aliens remained in control holding on to a six points lead with 1:02 remaining in the game. Missed free throws by the Aliens in closing minutes was critical and costly. The Warriors nailed two huge 3-pointers as the clock was winding down to seal the victory. Shasta Scott lead the Aliens with 21 points knocking down seven 3-pointers of his own. Alonso Davis had 20 points. Charvez Davis, Senario Davis and Samuel Goodman each had 16 points a peice. 

GM/Head Coach Duck Richards accepts full responsibility for the two lost. This was the first time in Richards professional coaching career to loose two games back to back. "We won't complain or dwell on what happen. We can only correct our miscues but we will get back on the winning track," said Richards. The Atlanta Aliens (5-2) will play the Electric City Lions (5-3) Saturday, January 12, 2013.

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