D-Fenders vs. Bayhawks Postgame Report 04/02/14
Trevor Wong | @DFenders
The D-Fenders had eight players score in double figures Wednesday night as they beat the Bayhawks 154-136. Terrence Williams scored 31 points, to go along with 12 rebounds and six assists, while Brandon Costner added 25.
The D-Fenders led wire-to-wire for the second straight game in large part due to a hot start that saw them hit nine triples in the opening frame towards a 45-34 lead. The deficit was cut to nine late in the second quarter, but L.A. led by double digits the entire second half en route to their 11th win in the last 13 games.
PLAYER OF THE GAME
No. 7 prospect, Terrence Williams. He recorded 31 points, 12 rebounds and six assists. He made 10 of 19 field goals, including 7 of 13 from the three-point line. In the last three games, Williams is averaging 27.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.3 steals on 52.7 percent field goals and 48.1 percent on three-pointers.
Josh Magette. The D-Fenders floor general posted a double-double with 16 points and 11 assists, plus three steals (just two turnovers), and helped orchestrate another efficient offensive performance for the D-Fenders: 154 points, 52.1 percent field goals, 22 three’s made, 51.2 percent from beyond the arc.
PROSPECT PERFORMANCE WATCH
No. 5 prospect, Shawne Williams, scored 24 points (9 of 15 field goals, 3 of 5 on three-pointers), grabbed nine rebounds and blocked three shots. It was the fifth time in the last six games Williams scored at least 20 and drained at least two triples.
STAT OF THE GAME
The D-Fenders had eight players in double figures as they topped the 150-point mark for the fourth time this season. L.A. also drained 22 three-pointers on the night, while shooting 52.1 percent overall and 51.2 percent from beyond the arc.
WHERE THEY STAND
The D-Fenders (31-17) are one game back of Fort Wayne (32-16) for the best record and the No. 1 overall seed in the playoffs. L.A. finishes the regular season on the road at Fort Wayne on Friday and at Iowa on Saturday. The Mad Ants, meanwhile, host Maine on Thursday before playing the D-Fenders on Friday. Fort Wayne won the first and only meeting of the year between the teams back on Mar. 18 by a score of 125-121.