Jam Slams Skyforce to Advance to NBADL Showcase Cup
Sioux Falls’ chase for the NBADL Showcase Cup title came to an end with the Skyforce succumbing to the Bakersfield Jam 104-88 Saturday afternoon in Santa Cruz.
At the 3:30 mark of the first quarter, Sioux Falls (12-11) tied the game at 18. By the 9:07 mark of the second period, Bakersfield (16-8) had scored 18 straight to double the lead. The game never got closer than 11 points for the rest of the game.
Bakersfield’s bench was a big boost with the four reserves each scoring in double figures and outscoring the Skyforce substitutes 48-19. Phoenix Suns assignee Archie Goodwin posted 25 points and 5 boards in his role as a starter to lead the Jam. Jamil Wilson was the top performer of the shock troops with 16 points and 7 rebounds.
Leading the Sioux Falls effort was Henry Walker’s 23 points on 9-14 shooting plus Shawn Jones who posted a double-double of 16 points and 15 rebounds with 2 blocks.
Bakersfield will play in the NBADL Showcase Cup Championship on Monday afternoon. Sioux Falls will return home to face the Iowa Energy on Thursday at the Sanford Pentagon.