Reno Tripped Up in Bakersfield, 118-112

For Immediate Release
March 9, 2010

Box Score

BAKERSFIELD, Calif.— A dominant Bakersfield fourth quarter and struggles at the free-throw line for Reno pushed the Jam to a 118-112 victory over the Bighorns Tuesday night in the Jam Events Center.

Reno (19-20) jumped out to a 12-point lead after the first quarter, but Bakersfield (12-28) would chip away at the advantage and ultimately outscore the Bighorns 34-22 in the final quarter of play to pick-up the victory.

The Bighorns shot just 43.3 percent from the free-throw line Tuesday, connecting on 13-of-30 attempts from the stripe. Rod Benson collected 14 rebounds on the night, but hit just 2-of-12 free-throw tries.

Desmon Farmer led five Bighorns in double figures with 28 points, including four three-pointers. Will Blalock finished with 17 points, and Yaroslav Korolev and D.J. Strawberry each chipped-in 16 for Reno. Three of Reno’s five starters—Benson, Mo Charlo and Doug Thomas—combined for 18 points on the evening.

Alade Aminu recorded a double-double for Bakersfield, finishing with 29 points and 10 boards. Trey Johnson added 21 points and seven assists in the winning effort. The Jam held a 10-rebound advantage over the Bighorns.

The Bighorns now return home for a crucial weekend series against the Utah Flash with significant playoff implications on March 12 and 13 in the Reno Events Center. Tickets are on-sale now at www.RenoBighorns.com, the Reno Events Center Box Office, Silver Legacy Box Office, or by visiting any Northern Nevada Ticketmaster location or Web site.

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