D-Fenders at Charge Postgame Report 03/15/14

Trevor Wong | @DFenders

For the second straight night, the D-Fenders pulled off a road win over the Charge with a 130-98 victory on Saturday. Shawne Williams led all scorers with 34 points and James Southerland added 26 off the bench.

KEY MOMENT
Up 61-48 early in the third quarter, the D-Fenders reeled off a 22-6 run over the next six-and-a-half minutes that essentially put the game away. Their lead would reach as much as 36 points in the fourth quarter as they cruised to their fifth straight win and a weekend sweep over Canton.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
No. 9 prospect, Shawne Williams. He scored a career-high 34 points (10 of 20 field goals, 5 of 10 three-pointers, 9 of 11 free throws), to go along with seven rebounds and five blocks. Williams tallied 21 in the second half, including 13 in the third quarter, when the D-Fenders put the game out of reach. During the teamís five-game win streak, he is averaging 23.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.6 blocks on 47.7 percent field goals.

UNSUNG HERO
No. 30 prospect, James Southerland. The 6-foot-8 forward recorded 26 points and eight rebounds off the bench in just 26 minutes. In the three games on the road trip thus far, Southerland is averaging 20.7 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks, while shooting 54.5 percent from the floor.

PROSPECT PERFORMANCE WATCH
No. 1 prospect, Manny Harris, has headed overseas to play professionally in Turkey. Harris was the leagueís leading scorer at 31.6 points per game.

No. 7 prospect, Terrence Williams, did not play for the third straight game.

STAT OF THE GAME
L.A. limited Canton to just 39.8 percent shooting from the floor, including a 6 for 27 mark (22.2 percent) from beyond the arc. Through the first three quarters, the Charge mustered a 35.1 percent clip from the field before a 34-point fourth boosted their final percentage.

PLAYS OF THE NIGHT
1. VIDEO: Southerland receives an entry pass in the paint and throws down a two-handed slam over Cantonís Steve Weingarten, plus the foul.

2. VIDEO: Josiah Turner finds Williams out of the pick-and-roll for the slam.

3. VIDEO: Williams records the last of his five rejections on the night, denying Cantonís Will Cherry of an easy hoop.