Idaho 111, Utah 87
Boise, Idaho, March 7 -- Six Idaho Stampede players scored in double-digits Friday night as the Stampede routed the Utah Flash, 111-87, at the Qwest Arena.
With the win, the Stampede snapped a two-game losijg streak and improved their record to 27-10 for the season. Idaho also maintained its two-game lead over the Los Angeles D-Fenders in the West Division.
Utah dropped to 18-18 with the loss.
The Stampede and the Flash return to the Qwest Arena on Saturday for a rematch.
Mike Taylor scored a team-high 20 points, while Lance Allred added 16 points. Randy Livingston recorded 15 points and Brent Petway added 13 points, while Luke Jackson contributed 12 points for the Stampede.
Utah Jazz assignees Morris Almond and Kyrylo Fesenko recorded 27 and 10 points, respectively, for the Flash. Newly reassigned Boston Celtics rookie Gabe Pruitt picked up 16 points on six-of-9 shooting from the field, including a perfect four-of-four from beyond the arc, in his first game back with the Flash.
“We just came out flat in the second half.” Flash coach Brad Jones said. “Our energy level dropped significantly in the last 24 minutes of the game and that is what cost us.”
Idaho outscored Utah, 55-32, in the second half.