NEWARK, DE – February 20, 2016 – The Delaware 87ers were defeated 132-107 by the Maine Red Claws at the Bob Carpenter Center on Saturday night, as Maine notched their sixth straight win.
Sean Kilpatrick led the 87ers (17-18) with a game-high 29 points, on 11-of-22 shooting from the field, in addition to five rebounds and five assists. Christian Wood chipped in 15 points and two blocks, while Rick Jackson snatched a team-high eight rebounds to go along with seven points and two blocks off the bench. Starters Rodney Carney and Ty Greene each notched 10 points, and Earl Clark put up 14 points off the bench for Delaware.
The Red Claw’s (19-13) Malcolm Miller produced 18 points on six-of-nine from the field, to go along with seven rebounds, and five assists in a team-high 37 minutes. Coty Clarke shot 8-of-10 from the field for 23 points and five rebounds. Corey Walden and Levi Randolph combined for 45 points off the bench in Maine’s win.
The Red Claws shot 73 percent from the field in the first, and 12-of-15 from the line to give them a 38-22 lead after one.
In the second quarter, Kilpatrick went 5-of-8 from the field for 14 points, but the 87ers still trailed 74-53 at halftime.
The 87ers bench produced 14 points in the third quarter including five from Rick Jackson, five from Clark, and four from Juwan Staten, but Maine still held a 102-83 advantage.
The Red Claw’s Corey Walden scored 10 points off the bench on 3-of-4 shooting in the fourth quarter to close out the game, Maine’s third in a row over the 87ers.
The 87ers face the Red Claws in Maine in their next game on Thursday, February 25th, at 7:00 p.m. ET. The Maine Red Claws travel to Grand Rapids to play the Drive in their next game on Monday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m. ET.
About the Delaware 87ers
The Delaware 87ers of the National Basketball Association Development League (NBADL) were relocated to America’s first state in 2013 and named to commemorate the year in which Delaware ratified the U.S. Constitution, 1787. The Sevens are the NBADL affiliate of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and are owned by the Sixers. The 87ers play at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE.
About the NBA Development League
The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 19 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2015-16 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time high 26 percent of all NBA players at the start of the 2014-15 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.