66ers Put Away Wizards 96-92, Win Eighth Consecutive Game

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas, Jan. 12, 2011 Cole Aldrich recorded season highs with 19 points and seven blocked shots and point guard Tweety Carter scored 18 points, including a 3-pointer with less than 10 seconds remaining, to help the Tulsa 66ers (16-6) hold off the Dakota Wizards 96-92 Wednesday evening in their final game of the 2011 D-League Showcase in South Padre Island.

The 66ers, who led by as many as 23 points and never trailed in the contest, won their eighth consecutive game of the season and currently stand atop the West Conference.

Latavious Williams led the 66ers in rebounding with a game-high 12 boards. Elijah Milllsap and Jerome Dyson chipped in 15 and 12 points, respectively, and Carter led the team with six assists.

Chris Johnson picked up a double-double for the Wizards (6-16) with 13 points and 11 rebounds and Anthony Goods led the team in scoring with 22. Also scoring in double figures was Dominique Scales with 21, Walter Sharpe with 12 and Vernon Hamilton with 10. Darren Cooper dished out a game-high nine assists for the Wizards.

Next up, the Tulsa 66ers travel to Albuquerque to take on the New Mexico Thunderbirds this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 14th and 15th. Both games are scheduled to tip at 8:30 p.m. CT.

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