Stampede Franchise History With 32 Point Win

BOISE, Idaho, December 5, 2009 – From the tipoff the Idaho Stampede took the ball and defeated the Dakota Wizards 131 to 99 in the second game of the two game series.

“I though we came out and played with great energy and focus throughout the game,” said Stampede Head Coach Bob MacKinnon. “Things got hairy in the second half. But the team maintained their focus and built upon our lead against a quality opponent.”

Idaho had seven players score in double digits including Anthony Toliver with his third double double of the season, with 19 points and ten rebounds. Sundiata Gaines came off the bench to score 27 points and six rebounds. The Stampede made franchise history with the 32 point win over the Wizards. This was the first time the Stampede won by more than 30 points.

The Wizards had five players score in double digits including David Bell with 24, Jason Staight with 20, Romel Beck with 14, Curtis Withers with 12, and Darren Cooper with 10 points.

The Stampede gained a 40 point lead in the 4th quarter, with a three point shooting average of 16-32 compared to the Wizards 7-22. Mildon Ambres of the Stampede went 4-9 at the three point range, while Dakota’s David Bell went 3-8 from the three point range.

The Wizards are on the road again facing the Utah Flash December 7th at 8 p.m. The Stampede have their first away game as the play the L.A. D-fenders on December 11 at 4:30 p.m.