BALANCED 66ERS TAKE DOWN STAMPEDE

TULSA, Okla., March 7, 2012— Marcus Lewis tallied a team-high 17 points and collected seven rebounds and five other 66ers players scored in double figures to lead Tulsa (18-22) to a 94-87 home win over the Idaho Stampede (16-23) Wednesday afternoon in front of a sellout crowd of 3,810 on ‘Kids Day’ inside the Tulsa Convention Center.

Also scoring in double figures for Tulsa was Jerome Dyson and Delroy James with 16 each, Brady Morningstar with 13, Robert Vaden with 12 and Dwight Buycks with 11.

The 66ers totaled 13 assists on the offensive end, led by James with four dishes.

Defensively, Tulsa forced 15 Idaho turnovers and created nine steals, led by Buycks off the bench with three thefts. Buycks, who was waived due to injury on Jan. 22, was re-acquired by the 66ers earlier in the day.

“I thought we did a great job of playing as a team and moving the basketball on the offensive end,” 66ers head coach Dale Osbourne said. “Down the stretch, I thought we stepped up defensively then finished the game off with free throws. This team will continue to grow and improve with each practice and game.”

Pacing Idaho was Paul Carter with 21 points and nine rebounds. Chris Davis added 14 points off the bench and David Bailey posted a team-high four assists.

The 66ers return to action on the road against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants this Sunday, March 11, at 4 p.m. CT.

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