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Ard helps Sports Reach to sweep of Xia Jing in China

Monday, May 21, 2007

May 21, 2007

Lipscomb forward Eddie Ard continues to put up solid numbers as a member of the Sports Reach USA Team playing in China.

Saturday, in game three of the trip, Ard scored seven points and grabbed a personal high eight rebounds in an 89-61 defeat of the Xia Jang Tigers.

The game was played in Shanxi, the site of the largest aluminum factory in Asia.

In game four Ard scored in double figures for the second time in four games with 10 in an 82-74 win over Xia Jing. Ard also added six rebounds.

The game was considered to be the toughest of the four played by Sports Reach USA. Xia Jing was trying to prevent a four-game weep, but the Sports Reach players overcame adversity on the court for the win.

The team is taking a day off and then will start a series of four more games Wednesday.