Austin Spurs Defeat Rio Grande Valley Vipers 114-97
AUSTIN, Texas - The Austin Spurs (2-2), presented by SWBC, defeated the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (2-2), 114-97, at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park Tuesday morning.
Jaron Blossomgame (10-17 FG, 6-6 FT) and Jeff Ledbetter (8-15 FG, 6-11 3FG, 4-4 FT) paced the Spurs with 26 points apiece. Drew Eubanks contributed 22 points (8-10 FG, 6-6 FT), five rebounds, and five blocks in 30 minutes. Julian Washburn earned his first double-double of the season with 19 points (8-15 FG, 3-7 3FG) and 12 rebounds in 38 minutes.
Austin jumped out to an 11-2 lead and used a strong second quarter to take a 67-59 Spurs advantage into halftime. The Spurs limited the Vipers to 38 second-half points on .341 shooting from the field, including 0-14 from three-point range.
For the game the Spurs shot a season-best .583 (42-72) from the field, .455 (10-22) from beyond the arc and a perfect 20-20 from the foul line.
Angel Rodriguez poured in 24 points (11-18 FG, 2-4 3FG) and snagged four steals for the Vipers. Zhou Qi contributed a double-double with 16 points (7-14 FG) and 10 rebounds.
The two teams will meet again on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. as the Spurs travel to Edinburg in the second game of a home and home set. For tickets, broadcasts, or the full season schedule, visit www.austinspurs.com.
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