Bolstered Iowa Lineup Sinks Sioux Falls Skyforce
Sioux Falls and Iowa have played three games against each other in the last eight days. The Energy prevailed on their home court 123-115 after surrendering the first two games in the set in a daytime skirmish.
Othyus Jeffers returned for the Energy (18-11) after spending 10 days with San Antonio to log 20 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds. Jarvis Varnado was also in the fold for Iowa notching 18 points, 9 rebounds and one block after spending nearly a month out of action with a hip injury. Leading the way for the home squad who played in front of a mostly elementary school crowd of 6,277 at Wells Fargo Arena was Patrick Christopher with 26 counters.
For the Skyforce (17-10), Tre Kelley continues to pour in the points with 34 marking his 7th straight game with at least 20. Larry Drew II posted a season high 21, followed by Justin Hamilton with 18 and DeAndre Liggins posted a near triple double of 17 points, 17 rebounds and 8 assists. You get up close and personal for a couple of Hamilton Slams in the video below.
Sioux Falls plays 5 games in 8 days starting with today’s contest. The Skyforce play at Fort Wayne on Saturday while Iowa will have a home date with Erie on Saturday also. Erie will then face Sioux Falls at the Sanford Pentagon on Sunday.