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The Arsenal won Saturday night (the second night of a back-to-back pair of games) to notch their first consecutive victories of the season. They defeated the reigning D-League champion Dakota Wizards 106-97 in a game that was probably their best showing of the season. Recent acquisition Marcus Campbell had a hot hand in the first quarter, finishing with 21 points on 10-of-14 shooting, and giving the Arsenal some much-needed size and rebounding inside. Not much to say here other than that the Arsenal had a very impressive shooting night, shooting almost 50% from the field and just about 90% from the charity stripe. Here’s hoping they can keep it up next Friday night for “Affiliate Night” against the D-Fenders.

We wound up getting to sit courtside in “the best seats in the house,” courtesy of a team promotion that we won, and sat next to Arsenal alumnus (and current Indiana Pacer) Andre Owens. It’s really nice sitting down on the floor — it gives you a much different perspective on things, and it’s just fun to be down there. The other notable occurrence of the night was the half-court shot promotion. The guy that they picked to do it was really hamming it up, trying to get people excited, and I thought that he was going to fail miserably, just like all the others have this season. He didn’t win, but he did strike iron twice (better than anyone else has done)…hucking the ball over his head, backwards. I was impressed enough to clap — one of his shots looked like it might get a friendly bank into the basket, but not quite…

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