Austin Spurs Edge Idaho Stampede, 93-85
CEDAR PARK, Texas - Cady Lalanne posted a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds, and Keifer Sykes recorded a team-high 18 points Friday night at Cedar Park Center as the Austin Spurs defeated the Idaho Stampede 93-85.
Idaho took a commanding lead in the first, outscoring Austin 33-14. Idaho shot 14-of-22 (63 percent) from the field, while Austin shot 6-of-17 (35 percent).
Idaho maintained the lead in the second, leading by as many as 22 with one minute left in the half. Sykes paced Austin with six points, and Tibor Pleiss, on assignment from the Utah Jazz recorded nine points for Idaho in the quarter. Idaho finished the half on a 7-2 run making the score 53-36 at the half.
Austin opened the third on a 10-2 run (55-46 Idaho) in the first three minutes led by San Antonio Spurs assignee Ray McCallum's five points. Austin outscored Idaho 33-16 in the quarter led by Sykes with 14 points. They continued to fight back using a 10-4 run to tie the game at 69 at the end of the quarter on a made free throw by Sykes.
Austin took the lead, 71-69 in the fourth on a made two-point basket by Lalanne. Idaho stayed close, tying the game at 81 with five minutes left in the quarter. Austin responded with an 8-3 run to regain the lead 89-85 with two minutes left. Austin held onto the lead through the rest of the game, finishing 93-85.
Pleiss led all Idaho scorers posting 19 points and eight rebounds, while teammates JJ O'Brien and Brandon Fields recorded 12 points each.
Austin (17-9) and Idaho (11-19) are back at Cedar Park Center for Youth Sports Night presented by SeaWorld on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. (CST). For ticket information, visitaustinspurs.com or call (512) 236-8333.
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