NAZ Suns Handled by Hustle on the Road
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - The Northern Arizona Suns never got it going Friday night at the Memphis Hustle, as the home team took it handily 118-89.
The Suns (7-31) dropped their fourth consecutive overall game and fourth straight on the road with the loss at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi. The Hustle (19-16) have now won consecutive games after dropping four straight. Memphis' win tonight means a three-game season-series sweep over Northern Arizona.
The Suns lost in wire-to-wire fashion, trailing by as many as 36 points in the fourth quarter.
Retin Obasohan scored his third 20+ point game of the season with 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting (7-10 FT), to go with five assists, two steals and a block. He was one of three Suns to score in double figures, joined by Hollis Thompson (14 points, six rebounds, five assists) and George King (13 points).
Although the Suns were efficient from the free throw line tonight, making 28-of-35 (.800), they couldn't buy one from the field, finishing 27-of-76 (.355). The Hustle, meanwhile, made 47-of-86 (.547) from the field, including 8-of-19 (.421) from distance. Memphis outrebounded NAZ 50-35 and outscored the Suns in the paint 66-32.
Dusty Hannahs and Markel Crawford each led Memphis with 18 points apiece. Six total Hustle players scored in double figures, while Kyle Casey grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds to go with seven points.
The Suns only have three road games remaining the rest of the season. They return home for one game before the All-Star break with a Tuesday night matchup against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers at 6:30 p.m. MT. The Hustle will play the second game of a back-to-back set on the road tomorrow at the Texas Legends at 6:30 p.m. MT.
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