Skyforce Break Losing Streak by Dominating Toros
In the first meeting between two NBADL Central Division rivals this season, the Sioux Falls Skyforce maintained a double digit lead to dump the Austin Toros 116-104 Wednesday night at Cedar Park Center.
For much of the first half, everything went right for the Skyforce (20-13) and the hosts were a little sluggish. When you shoot 70 percent from the floor in a half like the visitors did, that’s hard to overcome as the Toros (13-19) found out. Sioux Falls built a lead that peaked at 32 points. Tre Kelley played well against his former team notching 24 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists while Anthony Mason, Jr. exploded for a season high 24 points as well. DeAndre Liggins came off the bench for the first time this season and contributed 11 points and 11 rebounds. For the Toros, Flip Murray led all scorers with 36 points and 8 rebounds and former Skyforce center Dexter Pittman put together a 19 point 10 rebound performance. In the highlights, check out how Dexter is getting along and some great finishing touch around the rim by the Skyforce's Justin Hamilton who scored 17 points.
The other telling statistics in the Skyforce favor include points in the paint (52-38) and fast break points (29-11). Friday marks the second and final tussle between these two teams this season and will occur at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.
Bonus clip: Henry Walker with the steal, slam and pose.