The Sioux Falls Skyforce defeated the Tulsa 66ers 100-94 at the Sanford Pentagon Saturday night. After a tightly contested first half, Sioux Falls took the lead with 11 seconds to play in the second quarter and never gave it back.
Sioux Falls (6-2) fell behind early and trailed Tulsa (1-9) by as many as nine points in the first quarter, but gaining the win in comeback fashion gave the Skyforce its third straight victory and kept the 66ers winless on the road.
Sioux Falls outrebounded Tulsa 27-13 in the second half after falling to a 24-15 deficit in the first half. Sioux Falls was led on the glass by Justin Hamilton’s game-high 12 rebounds and DeAndre Liggins’ 11. Hamilton pulled down nine of his rebounds in the second half.
Hamilton led the Skyforce with 22 points and was closely followed by Liggins with 21. Charlie Westbrook came off the bench to score double figures for the second straight night, scoring a season-high 19. Liggins also finished three assists shy of a triple-double as he and Larry Drew II both tossed seven assists.
For Tulsa, all five starters ended the game in double figures as Mario Little led all scorers with 23 points, Ben Uzoh scored 14, Rodney Bartholomew ended the night with 13, Larry Owens put up 12 and Grant Jerrett finished with 10. Bartholomew completed a double-double with 12 rebounds and Uzoh dished a game-high seven assists.
Tulsa returns home to face Reno Thursday at 7 p.m. CT. Sioux Falls visits Maine Friday at 6 p.m. CT.
Courtesy: Brett Hansen, Media/Public Relations Director, Sioux Falls Skyforce