Austin Spurs cruise to win over Reno


The Austin Spurs defeated the Reno Bighorns 125-109 for their second win in a row Friday night on the road.

Three Spurs scored at least 25 points to lead the offensive charge.

Darrun Hilliard scored 27 to lead all scorers while rookie Jaron Blossomgame notched a double-double, scoring 26 points to go with 12 rebounds. Blossomgame was 12-of-18 from the field while adding three steals on the night.

Jeff Ledbetter stayed hot from outside the 3-point line, sinking 6-of-11 from beyond the arc on the way to 25 points. Ledbetter also added seven assists in the effort.

The Spurs (3-1) shot 55 percent from the field, including 54 percent from 3-point range. They made 14 out of 26 attempts from deep. Their biggest lead of the night was 17 points and only ever trailed by four.

Austin outrebounded Reno (1-1) 44-32 and had seven more assists than the Bighorns.

The Spurs held a two-point lead after the first quarter and took that lead to halftime. They erupted for 41 points in the third quarter to take control of the game. An 11-2 run helped the Spurs build a 68-59 lead with just under nine minutes to play in the quarter. A 7-0 run followed a couple of minutes later.

Austin outpaced Reno by six points in the final period to take the win comfortably.

Aaron Harrison led Reno with 22 points. JaKarr Sampson scored 21 points for the Bighorns.

The Spurs take on the South Bay Lakers in El Segundo, Calif. on Saturday at 9 p.m. They return home Tuesday to take on Sioux Falls at 11 a.m. at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park.



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