Contact Us

Skyforce Shake Off Shooting Woes To Dump Delaware

Two big buckets at the end of the game softened the blow of a poor shooting night. The shots in the clutch and tough defense over the final three minutes sent the Sioux Falls Skyforce over the Delaware 87ers 100-93 at the Sanford Pentagon on Friday night.

The stat at one time line read 6 of 35 from long range for Sioux Falls (13-7) as Delaware (3-19) packed the lane and sent the Skyforce outside for shots. However, the last two bombs went down one from DeAndre Liggins to give Sioux Falls the lead at 93-91 with 1:27 left. The second came from Justin Hamilton with 22.1 left to make it 98-93, sealing the victory before a sold out crowd of 3,336.

For the night Delaware out shot the home team 49 percent to 38 percent, but committed 31 turnovers which led to 24 points. That statistical teeter-totter doesn’t balance exactly, but does shed light on how tight the game was. Until Hamilton’s late basket, neither team led by more than four points during the second half.

Hamilton’s 23 points led all scorers and DeAndre Liggins scored 15 points with 7 steals, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.  The contest also marked the return of Larry Drew II who returned from a groin injury to post 8 points 7 assists and 2 steals.

Matt Bouldin topped the scoring chart for the 87ers with 16 points with 9 assists and Ben Strong added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the only double-double on the night. The same two teams meet again Saturday night with Delaware’s arduous task of trying to break a 9-game losing streak.

PREVIOUS GAME: SKYFORCE 94 TULSA 82

 

More Local News

Latest Entertainment News

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://mix97-3.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Mix 97-3: Today's Best Mix of the 80s, 90s and Today quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Mix 97-3: Today's Best Mix of the 80s, 90s and Today quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!