D-Fenders at 66ers Postgame Report 03/11/14

Trevor Wong | @DFenders

Top prospects Manny Harris and Shawne Williams scored 22 points apiece in the D-Fenders 117-109 win over the Tulsa 66ers on Tuesday morning. Josiah Turner chipped in with a career-high 31 points, plus seven assists off the bench.

KEY MOMENT
Trailing 93-91 midway through the fourth quarter, the D-Fenders reeled off a 15-4 run over the next three-and-a-half minutes to take a 106-97 lead. Tulsa cut the deficit to four points at 111-107 with 36 seconds left, but L.A. got four free throws and a layup from Josiah Turner for another to hold off the 66ers down the stretch.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Josiah Turner. The 6-foot-3 guard scored a career-high 31 points off the bench (20 in the second half), to go along with seven assists and four rebounds in 28 minutes.

UNSUNG HEROES
No. 9 prospect, Shawne Williams, and No. 30 prospect, James Southerland. Williams scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds off the bench, while Southerland recorded a double-double with 16 points, 13 boards and two blocks. The two combined for 25 of the D-Fenders 57 points in the second half, helping lead L.A.’s rally – along with Turner – when they trailed by as much as 10 in the third quarter.

PROSPECT PERFORMANCE WATCH
No. 1 prospect, Manny Harris, tallied 22 points, four rebounds and four assists. He hit a key three-pointer to give the D-Fenders the lead at 94-93 with 6:11 remaining, and they never trailed the rest of the way.

No. 7 prospect, Terrence Williams, did not play.

STAT OF THE GAME
The D-Fenders outscored the 66ers 40-29 in the fourth quarter, with L.A. shooting 71.4 percent from the floor (15 of 21 field goals).

PLAY OF THE NIGHT
VIDEO: Southerland denies Tulsa’s Mustafa Shakur of an easy two points.