On a night that featured D-League call-up Othyus Jeffers scoring his first NBA points off an assist from fellow call-up Sundiata Gaines for the Jazz against the Clippers, the Utah Flash picked up a win over the Springfield Armor in Orem.
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From the press release:
OREM, Utah, March 6, 2010 – The Utah Flash won the very first ever meeting between the Springfield Armor with a 101-89 victory Saturday night at the McKay Events Center.
“With three games in four nights we needed everybody to come in and contribute, and we are very excited about our guy’s effort and the win tonight,” said Flash Head Coach Brad Jones. “We had one bad stretch in the second quarter where we lost our focus, but for the most part we played hard and did what we needed to do.”
The Utah Flash jumped out to a quick 10-2 run to start the game behind Luke Nevill’s eight first quarter points. Springfield fought back with a 9-0 run themselves midway through the quarter and all nine points were scored by Tre Whitted. The Flash held a 30-23 lead at the end of the first period.
Seventeen first half assists helped the Flash extended their lead to as many as 13 points in the second quarter and take a 50-42 lead at the end of the half. Carlos Wheeler led the way for the Flash scoring six points in the second quarter. Whitted led all scorers with 12 points in the first half for Springfield.
Orien Greene scored seven third quarter points for the Flash as they extended their lead to 12 with the score 73-61 at the end of the third period. They closed out the third quarter on a 13-4 run and took the momentum into the final period of play. Dante Milligan led the way for Springfield scoring six third quarter points.
The Flash started the fourth quarter on a 9-3 run and held a significant lead the rest of the game. They executed down the stretch and coasted to a 101-89 victory. The Flash had six players score in double figures and were led by Greene’s 20 points. Springfield was led by Whitted’s 22 points and Milligan’s 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Utah doesn’t play again until next weekend when they travel to Reno to take on the Bighorns in a weekend doubleheader. Fans can catch Flash action on the road by logging on to www.d-league.com/futurecast