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CLOSE CALL! Fever's First Three Have Been Intense

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - The AF2 has really proven to be exciting, and not just for the incredible athletes and huge hits. The competition so far this season, has been great. The Tri-Cities Fever have played in three games, all decided by less than eight points. They started the year with an eight-point loss at Mahoning Valley, then had a three-point loss at home to Bakersfield. Saturday in Fresno, they finally had a win, beating Central Valley by just five points.

The close calls will make a young coach grow old in a hurry. "I'm tired of them!" said Coach Tony Wells. "I'd rather have blowouts, but I'll take them how I can get them. It builds a lot of character, knowing you're never out of a game. Going into the playoffs, I hope we are battle-tested in close games, so we know how to win them."

Maybe their next game can be a blowout win. The Fever play in front of the home crowd Monday night against 0-3 Everett.