Skyforce knock down 87ers 99-93 in Overtime

Skyforce knock down 87ers 99-93 in Overtime
March 26 01:47 2016 Print This Article

NEWARK, DE – March 25, 2016, – The Delaware 87ers lost 99-93 on Friday to the Sioux Falls Skyforce at the Bob Carpenter Center.

Rodney Carney led the 87ers (19-27) with 22 points off-the-bench on 9-of-18 shooting from the field while racking up five rebounds. Christian Wood had the team’s sole double-double with 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting and 10 rebounds. Ty Greene chipped in 20 points on 7-of-19 from the field.

Sioux Falls Skyforce Forward JARNELL STOKES (21) drives towards the basket for a high percentage lay-up in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Sioux Falls Skyforce Friday, Mar. 25, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Sioux Falls Skyforce Forward JARNELL STOKES (21) drives towards the basket for a high percentage lay-up in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Sioux Falls Skyforce Friday, Mar. 25, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The Skyforce (38-8) were led by Jarnell Stokes who had 23 points on 11-of-15 shooting from the field to go along with six rebounds. DeAndre Liggins went 3-of-9 from the field for 12 points and 10 assists. NBA D-League All-Star Keith Benson posted 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting and 10 rebounds.

Stokes went for eight points in the first quarter to help the Skyforce build a 21-16 lead at the end of one.

Sioux Falls built on their lead in the second, out-scoring Delaware 27-18 to take a 48-34 lead at the half.

Carney went for 12-of-his-22 points in the third quarter, but the 87ers still trailed 71-58 after three.

Delaware 87ers Guard TY GREENE (15) drives towards the basket as Sioux Falls Skyforce Forward JARNELL STOKES (21) defends in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants Friday, Mar. 18, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Delaware 87ers Guard TY GREENE (15) drives towards the basket as Sioux Falls Skyforce Forward JARNELL STOKES (21) defends in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants Friday, Mar. 18, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

The Sevens out-scored Sioux Falls 28-15 in the final period, led by 10 points from David Laury. Down 86-83, Carney hit a three-pointer with 4.0 seconds left in the game to tie the game at 86 and force overtime.

The Skyforce didn’t miss a shot from the field in the extra frame, scoring 13 points on their way to win No. 38 on the season, which was Delaware’s first overtime loss in five games that went past 48 minutes.

The 87ers host the Skyforce in their next game on Saturday, March 26th, at 3:00 p.m. ET.

 

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About the Delaware 87ers

The Delaware 87ers of the National Basketball Association Development League (NBADL) were relocated to America’s first state in 2013 and named to commemorate the year in which Delaware ratified the U.S. Constitution, 1787. The Sevens are the NBADL affiliate of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and are owned by the Sixers. The 87ers play at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE.

 About the NBA Development League

The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 19 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2015-16 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time high 26 percent of all NBA players at the start of the 2014-15 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.