NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 – FEB 19 – Maine Red Claws defeats Delaware 87ers 127-109

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2016 – FEB 19 – Maine Red Claws defeats Delaware 87ers 127-109
February 19 18:09 2016 Print This Article

NEWARK, DE – February 19, 2016 – The Delaware 87ers lost 127-109 to the Maine Red Claws at the Bob Carpenter Center on Friday afternoon in front of 3,644 fans.

During the second quarter the 87ers presented Goldey-Beacom College President Dr. Gary L. Wirt and Executive Vice President Kristine Santomauro with commemorative jersey to signify their new partnership, Goldey-Beacom will have exposure and branding at all 87ers home games, in addition to digital branding on the team’s official website, while the 87ers will gain access to the college’s athletic facilities for practice. The College will also have the opportunity to engage 87ers fans in a variety of ways at select Sevens’ games.

 Delaware’s (17-17) Sean Kilpatrick led the way with 24 points on 9-of-23 shooting from the field. Ty Greene a produced 15 points on 6-of-10 field goals, while Christian Wood added another double-double to his season total with 15 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. Earl Clark chipped in 17 points, and Rodney Carney scored 13 in his first start of the season.

Coty Clarke scored a game-high 32 points on 12-of-19 shooting and snatched a game-high 16 rebounds for the Red Claws (19-13). Malcolm Miller added 28 points on 4-of-6 from beyond the arc and 8-of-8 from the foul line. Omari Johnson tacked on another 21 points to go with seven rebounds, and Levi Randolph notched 15 points and nine boards off the bench, University of Delaware alum Davon Usher saw one minute of action while attempting two shot in his second home coming game at the Bob Carpenter Center.

The 87ers shot 62 percent (15-of-24) from the field in the opening quarter, but the home team trailed 39-36 and the end of one.

Clarke scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds in the second quarter, which helped the Red Claws to a 69-56 lead at halftime.

Greene tallied 12 points in the third and helped Delaware cut Maine’s lead to three late in the quarter, but Maine rebounded and took a 99-88 lead into the fourth.

The Red Claw’s starting five shot 8-of-16 from the field for 18 points in the final period, as the team won their fifth straight game.

The 87ers face the Red Claws again their next game home game tomorrow, Saturday, February 20th, at 7:00 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.