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Seven In A Row For Stampede

Idaho 107, Sioux Falls101

BOISE, Idaho (January 13, 2007) -- The Idaho Stampede won their seventh game in a row on Saturday, January 13 by defeating the Sioux Falls Skyforce 107-101. C.J. Miles led Idaho with a game-high 27 points, 13 of which came in the fourth quarter, and nine rebounds off the bench. The Stampede have won 12 of their last 14 contests.

Idaho played a controlled style of basketball the entire game, giving up the lead only twice early in the first quarter. The Stampedes’ biggest lead of 13 points was with 11:38 left in the second quarter when Mouhamed Sene tipped in his own miss to give Idaho a 33-20 lead. The Skyforce fought back to tie the game at 44 with 3:03 left before the half, but Idaho maintained the lead the remainder of the game.

The Stampede had six players with double figure scoring, including Miles. Randy Livingston and Peter Ramos each had a double-double, with a combined 29 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. Ronell Taylor had 14 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, while Jermaine Blackburn finished with 12 points and five assists. Sene also had nine points and nine rebounds.

“With a game and a win like this, you see Randy Livingston’s name all over it,” said Stampede Head Coach Bryan Gates. “With his play, he deserves to get into the D-League All-Star game.”

Sioux Falls had five players score in double figures, led by Stephen Graham’s 25 points and seven rebounds. Vincent Grier added 20 and 12 rebounds, while Corey Williams contributed 18 points off the bench. Antywane Robinson and Amir Johnson each had 10 points.

Both teams shot at or above 40% and committed few turnovers, a well played game throughout. Idaho scored 27 of their total 36 field goals on assists, led by Livingston’s 11, for the game.

Both teams will now head to Sioux Falls, SD for the MLK D-League Showcase. The Showcase provides exposure for D-League players and coaches to NBA general managers, player personnel executives and scouts on three consecutive days at one location.

The D-League NBA Panel consists of basketball operations executives and scouts from various NBA teams, as well as members of the NBA and D-League Basketball Operations staffs. The Panel is charged with continually evaluating the D-League’s progress toward meeting the needs of the NBA’s 30 teams.