D-Fenders at Stampede Postgame Report
Trevor Wong | @DFenders
Top prospect Manny Harris scored 30 points and made all 14 of his foul shots in the D-Fenders’ 114-99 win over the Stampede. Jamario Moon also finished with 18 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks in the victory.
The D-Fenders jumped out to an 18-4 advantage midway through the first quarter and their hot start continued into the second, as they led by as many as 32 points before taking a 61-33 lead into halftime. They forced 18 turnovers in the first half that led to 23 points, and held Idaho to just 31.0 percent field goals and an opponent season low 33 first-half points.
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Jamario Moon. He recorded his first double-double of the year with 18 points and 13 rebounds, to go along with four blocks and two steals. Moon drained at least three triples for the fourth straight game, too. In his last four contests, the 6-foot-8 forward is averaging 20.0 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks, while shooting 52.9 percent from the floor and 65.2 percent from the three-point line.
Josh Magette. The guard from Alabama Huntsville flirted with a triple-double, as he finished with 12 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and two steals. He also committed just one turnover in his 35 minutes of play. It was Magette’s second straight game with at least nine dimes after he recorded 19 total (to just three turnovers) in two games at Sioux Falls over the weekend.
PROSPECT PERFORMANCE WATCH
Manny Harris followed up his weekend outing at Sioux Falls with another 30-point effort – his second in the last three games. Though he shot just 8 of 23 from the floor, Harris converted on all 14 of his free throws.
STAT OF THE GAME
The D-Fenders held the Stampede to 99 points on 40.2 percent shooting, far below their averages of 108.1 points and 46.4 percent coming into the game. L.A. forced 24 turnovers – 18 came in the first half when they jumped out to a 28-point halftime lead – that led to 30 points. In two games against Idaho this season, the D-Fenders are allowing just 95.0 points per game on 39.8 percent field goals and 24.6 percent from the three-point line.
PLAYS OF THE NIGHT
1. VIDEO: Magette threads the needle on a pass from three-quarters court to C.J. Williams for a dunk.
2. VIDEO: Travis Hyman denies Reggie Hearn at the rim, which leads to an acrobatic finish (plus the foul) on the other end for Moon for the three-point play.
3. VIDEO: Dee Bost misses a free throw, but Kellen Thornton is there for the putback dunk.
WHERE THEY STAND
The D-Fenders won their second straight road game, and nabbed their second victory overall over Idaho this season by a score of 114-99. Seven players finished in double figures, as L.A. led from start to finish for their fifth win of the season. They conclude their road trip at Reno (7-7) on Thursday, Jan. 2., at 7 p.m. It will be the first meeting of the year between the two teams.