Print RSS Sign-Up for Insider

Skyforce Grabs Comeback Victory

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Dec. 19, 2008 -- The Sioux Falls Skyforce battled back from a slow start on Friday to beat the Los Angeles D-Fenders, 98-92, at the Sioux Falls Arena.

Frank Williams scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to lead the comeback after Sioux Falls trailed by as many as 13 points midway through the third quarter.

Sioux Falls (8-2) trailed the entire first half until Gary Forbes hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to tie the game at 46 at halftime.

The Skyforce came out cold in the third quarter and trailed 68-55 following a lay-up by Joe Crawford.

Williams and Gary Forbes led the Skyforce with 22 and 20 points, respectively. Keith Braumbaugh chipped in with a season-high 10 points off the bench.

Joe Crawford recorded a team-high 22 points for the D-Fenders in the loss. Brandon Heath posted 15 points, while newly-acquired forward C.J. Giles added 13.

Sioux Falls returns to action Saturday at home against the expansion Reno Bighorns. Los Angeles travels to Bismarck to take on the Dakota Wizards on Saturday.