Iowa Energy Fall in Another Close Game to Maine
Des Moines, Iowa - The Iowa Energy (5-8) fell to the Maine Red Claws (12-2) 112-108 Friday night at Wells Fargo Arena.
The Red Claws were led by Tim Frazier with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists. Andre Stringer added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. The Energy were led by Damien Wilkins with a game-high 27 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Kalin Lucas added 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists.
The Red Claws jumped out to an early first quarter lead behind 8 points from Chris Babb. The Energy were down 10 during the quarter and were able to close the lead down to 6 points, trailing 27-21 at the end of the first quarter.
The Energy were able to close the gap to only a point heading into halftime, trailing 53-52. Iowa outscored Maine 31-26 during the second quarter. Kalin Lucas had 9 second-quarter points and Damien Wilkins added 8. Jarrid Famous recorded 14 first half rebounds.
It remained a close game during the third quarter with 11 lead changes and three ties. The Energy were able to hold onto the lead at the end of the third quarter and led 80-79 at the end. It was another close quarter in the fourth, with three lead changes and three ties. In the closing minutes of the fourth, the Energy tried to take the lead and had several chances to tie the game. In the end, Maine held on to win 112-108.
The Energy play at home again Saturday night against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants at 7pm.
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