Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Skyforce Strong Fourth Quarter Repels Canton

The two best defensive teams in the NBADL got some offense going on Tuesday night as the Sioux Falls Skyforce outmaneuvered the Canton Charge 105-96 at the Sanford Pentagon with 2,582 in attendance. 

Both squads preach defense and put it into practice by holding opponents under 100 points per game.  When the two teams shot a combined 55-111 through three quarters with Canton (20-12) leading 76-75, the stage was set for a tight fourth stanza.  Only one team maintained the pace as Sioux Falls (19-11) converted opportunities from the field and the line and held the Charge to 7-25 shooting to close out the win.

Tre Kelley pins the success on offense was taking advantage of the matchups.  “The floor was open.  They’re a bigger team, so our quickness bothered them.  We started setting some high pick and rolls and (all the guards) made some plays.”  Kelley also says the team was in synch for the late defensive push.  “We communicated well in the fourth quarter and got stops when we needed them.”   Kelley piled up the most points on the night for Sioux Falls with 25 counters.  On the accompanying video see the sweet connection with Kelley and Larry Drew II with some fancy footwork from Justin Hamilton.  Hamilton finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds, Drew II scored 20 while DeAndre Liggins notched 19 points 12 boards and 6 assists.

Subscribe to KSOO-FM / ESPN 99.1 on

For Canton the bruiser off the bench Arinze Onuaku was high man with 16 points followed by assignee Sergey Karasev of the Cleveland Cavaliers with 15.  The Charge will take a brief respite before taking to the court next Tuesday to host Rio Grande Valley.  Sioux Falls gets one more game before the All-Star festivities this weekend with a trip to Fort Wayne on Thursday.

Bonus coverage:  Watch this clip to see Ryan Evans swish a 3/4 court shot at the close of the first quarter.

Subscribe to KSOO-FM / ESPN 99.1 on


Best of ESPN 99.1

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for ESPN 99.1 MVP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive ESPN 99.1 MVP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.