D-Fenders at Energy Postgame Report 04/05/14
Trevor Wong | @DFenders
Top Prospect Shawne Williams put up 24 points, but that wasn’t enough to hold off the Energy in Saturday’s 148-128 loss on the road. Brandon Costner led Los Angeles with 25 points, while Terrence Williams added 14 points and 11 assists.
Trailing 126-118 with 5:23 remaining, the Energy outscored the D-Fenders 22-10 the rest of the way. During that stretch, Iowa made 5 of 6 field goals and 10 of 10 from the charity stripe to close out its regular season finale with a win.
D-FENDERS STANDOUT PERFORMER
Brandon Costner. He bounced back from a three-point effort (he played only 17 minutes) on Friday at Fort Wayne to score a team-high 25 points in 28 minutes of action. Costner shot 9 for 16 from the floor and drained four triples.
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Larry Owens. He came off the bench to score 16 of his 24 points in the final quarter, including seven in the final 5:23 to key Iowa’s late surge at the end of the game. Overall, Owens was 8 for 12 from the floor and drilled 6 for 6 from the charity stripe. He also added nine boards, three assists, two steals and two blocks.
PROSPECT PERFORMANCE WATCH
No. 5 prospect, Shawne Williams, recorded 24 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes. Williams played 23 regular-season games with the D-Fenders and averaged 20.5 points, 7.0 boards and 2.1 blocks, while shooting 41.8 percent on three’s.
STAT OF THE GAME
The D-Fenders were 15 for 39 from the three-point line (38.5 percent) through the first three quarters, but just 1 for 8 from beyond the arc in the fourth (12.5 percent). Iowa, meanwhile, was 4 for 5 from distance in the final frame (80.0 percent) and 12 for 22 overall (54.5 percent).