RENO, Nev. —- The Bighorns recorded their twelfth straight home win when they defeated the Erie Bayhawks 130-105 Tuesday afternoon at the Reno Events Center. The Tuesday afternoon victory over the BayHawks keeps the Bighorns the number one ranked team in the Western Conference.
Ricky Ledo led the Bighorns with 22 points, and eight rebounds. Erick Green followed Ledo closely, notching 22 points, five rebounds and five assists. Akeem Richmond scored his season high with 19 points as Sacramento Kings assignment player, Duje Duka, totaled 14 points and six rebounds during the Tuesday afternoon contest.
Green led the Bighorns in the first quarter with eight points and three rebounds. Dukan notched five points and three rebounds in the quarter as Mark Tyndale scored four points in the first.
Ledo led the Bighorns in the second quarter with nine points and three rebounds. Green, who went 3-3 from the field, tallied eight points and two rebounds in the quarter as Stockton and Kadeem Jack had six points each.
The Bighorns led the BayHawks 66-49 at the Half. The Bighorns shot 57 percent from the field in the first half compared to the BayHawks shooting 43 percent from the field.
Akeem Richmond paced the Bighorns in the third quarter with 11 points as Ledo tallied seven points and two rebounds. Reggie Hearn had six points and two rebounds in the quarter. Stockton had six points in the quarter. The Bighorns outshot the BayHawks 41-30 in the third.
During the final quarter, Richmond led the Bighorns with eight points while Kadeem Jack notched four points and two rebounds. Stockton totaled four points, four rebounds and two assists in the fourth quarter.
The Bighorns outscored the BayHawks 64-56 the second half. The Bighorns shot 55 percent from three-point range compared to the BayHawks shooting 22 percent from three-point range.
The Bighorns next travel to Santa Cruz to face the Warriors on Friday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. before returning to the Reno Events Center on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
The Bighorns Friday, Feb. 26 game will be broadcasted live on ESPNU at 8 p.m.
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The Reno Bighorns hosted the Erie Bay Hawks tonight and won 156-130. Brady Heslip scored eight more threes tonight! Kings assignee Quincy Miller put up a game high 31. Be sure to check out the Bighorns website at www.renobighorns.com #weloveourbighorns