Austin Spurs come back to defeat Northern Arizona


Darrun Hilliard scored 27 points while rookie Jaron Blossomgame notched a double-double as the Austin Spurs defeated the Northern Arizona Suns 113-105 at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park on Thursday night.

The win halted a two-game losing streak for Austin.

Hilliard connected on 9-of-16 field goals as the Spurs (16-12) shot 51 percent from the field. Blossomgame scored 21 points to go with 12 rebounds. He was 9-of-15 from the floor.

Olivier Hanlan added 20 points as he went 8-for-13 while hitting 2-of-3 3-pointers. Austin made 11 3-pointers as they shot 38 percent from deep. The Suns hit just 19 percent of their 3-pointers, going 6-for-31.

Archie Goodwin and Josh Gray each scored 25 points to lead the Suns (11-15).

The Spurs trailed by 15 points at halftime, but they got hot in the third quarter to regain the lead.

Austin outscored the Suns 32-13 in the period to gain control of the game.

After trailing by as many as 17 points, the Spurs built a 14-point lead.

Despite holding a 58-44 advantage in points in the paint, the Suns were outscored 28-18 in fast-break points.

The Spurs shared the ball well, having 22 assists in the win. Jeff Ledbetter led with nine assists and added 19 points. He was 4-for-7 from beyond the arc.



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