Idaho 110 - RGV 121
HIDALGO, Texas, April 7, 2014 – The Rio Grande Valley Vipers (30-19) snapped a six-game losing streak with a 121-110 win over the Idaho Stampede (24-25) tonight at State Farm Arena.
Houston Rockets assignee Robert Covington led the Vipers with 25 points and 9 rebounds. Bo Spencer scored 23 points. Tony Bishop, Jr. followed with 21 points. Dario Hunt contributed three points and 14 rebounds.
Kevin Murphy led the Stampede and scored 22 of his 35 total points in the first half. Derrick Caracter scored a double-double 17 points and 18 rebounds, and Scott Machado added a double-double 17 points and 11 assists.
RGV and Idaho traded the lead throughout the first half. Midway through the second quarter, Spencer gave the Vipers their largest first half lead 44-38 with a three-pointer. At the half, the Stampede held a 58-55 advantage.
The game tied three times during the third quarter, but the Vipers were not able to steal the lead. At the end of the third, RGV trailed Idaho 86-84.
With 9:23 on the clock, Talton connected on a shot from behind the arc to move on top 94-92. RGV built its lead to 106-95 midway through the quarter on a layup from Spencer, and remained in control through the rest of the game. RGV won 121-110.
RGV will wrap up the 2013-14 regular-season tomorrow when it hosts the Central Division rival Austin Toros. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. (CT) at State Farm Arena.