D-Fenders at Stampede Postgame Report 01/31/14

Trevor Wong | @DFenders

Top prospect Terrence Williams finished with a franchise-record 50 points as the D-Fenders beat the Stampede 135-127 on the road on Friday. Shawne Williams and C.J. Williams each scored 19 in the winning effort.

KEY MOMENT
Leading by as much as 13 points early in the fourth, Idaho cut the deficit to 125-122 with 1:14 remaining. Over the next 40-plus seconds, however, Josiah Turner sank two free throws and Terrence Williams forced a turnover that led to a layup that pushed the lead to seven points. Idaho wouldn’t get closer than six points the rest of the way.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Terrence Williams. The Louisville product bested Manny Harris’ previous franchise-high of 49 points with 50 of his own (20 in the third quarter) on 18 of 37 field goals, including 6 of 13 on three-pointers. Williams also chipped in with nine rebounds, four assists and three steals. He is currently the No. 3 prospect on the NBA D-League Watch Board.
*Watch highlights of Williams' performance.

PROSPECT PERFORMANCE WATCH
No. 7 prospect, Shawne Williams, scored 19 points on 6 of 13 field goals, including 5 of 11 on three-pointers, and also grabbed eight rebounds in just 21 minutes (foul trouble). In two games with the D-Fenders, Williams is averaging 18.5 points and 6.5 rebounds on 50.0 percent field goals and 47.1 percent shooting from beyond the arc.

No. 15 prospect, James Southerland, scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds in 31 minutes off the bench. Shawne Williams started at the four, alongside Travis Hyman and Terrence Williams in the frontcourt, moving Southerland to the second unit.

STAT OF THE GAME
The D-Fenders finished with 19 offensive rebounds that led to 27 second-chance points. Five different players corralled at least two, with Terrence Williams grabbing a team-high five offensive boards on the night. L.A. held a small plus-three edge on the glass, but a plus-10 advantage in second-chance points.

PLAYS OF THE NIGHT
1. VIDEO: Turner steals the inbounds pass and feeds Southerland for a dunk, plus the foul.
2. VIDEO: Idaho’s Kellen Thornton grabs the offensive board, but Hyman swats his shot.