SIOUX FALLS, SD -
Sioux Falls S.D. (Feb. 9, 2014) – The Sioux Falls Skyforce defeated the Erie BayHawks 107-97 Sunday night at the Sanford Pentagon. Sioux Falls never trailed in the game but couldn’t pull away until the final minutes of the contest to improve to 12-3 at home.
Sioux Falls (18-11) led 32-25 after the first quarter behind 13 points from Justin Hamilton. Sioux Fall maintained the lead in the second quarter and led 59-53 at halftime.
After a lay-up by newcomer Alex Oriakhi pushed the lead to 11 points (76-65) with under four minutes to go in the third quarter, Erie (9-22) went on an 11-2 run and trailed 78-76 heading into the final quarter. Sioux Falls pushed the lead to double digits (93-83) and held off Erie behind 13 fourth-quarter points from Larry Drew II.
Hamilton recorded his 14th double-double of the season with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Drew posted 23 points and seven assists while Tre Kelley added 19 points behind 5-of-10 3-pointers.
Ricky Davis scored a team-high 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field. CJ Leslie posted 18 points and eight rebounds off the bench while Lewis Jackson tallied a double-double with 14 points and 10 assists.
Sioux Falls hosts Canton Tuesday night at 7 p.m. CT. Erie visits Delaware Tuesday night at 7 p.m. ET.
Brett Hansen, Skyforce
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