Former VP Joe Biden Attends 87ers Game


Bulls’ Balance Too Much For Sevens

NEWARK, DE – The Delaware 87ers (25-22) fell to the Windy City Bulls (22-25) 110-99 on Beau Biden Foundation Night. This was a well-contested, back and forth game, but when the Bulls took a 46-44 lead with 6:57 to go in the second quarter they never let go of their advantage. The Sevens and Bulls tied the season series 2-2.

Former VP JOE BIDEN salutes the crowd during Half time of an NBA D-league regular season game

Former VP JOE BIDEN salutes the crowd during Half time of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls) Saturday, March 25, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo Saquan Stimpson

The game had a similar feel to the Reno and Long Island affairs earlier in the week. In those two games, Delaware got timely buckets whenever their opponent got close. Tonight, the tables were turned when it became clear the Bulls had an answer for every Sevens push.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - MAR 25 - Windy City Bulls defeated Delaware 87ers 110-99

Delaware 87ers Guard AARON HARRISON (15) looks to take a shoot in the second half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls) Saturday, March 25, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

 

Aaron Harrison led the way for Delaware with 32 points. He hit five three-pointers and also added eight rebounds. He was one of four 87ers in double figures, with Nate Robinson (23), Roscoe Smith (13) and Russ Smith (11) rounding out the group.

In a cruel twist of fate, Fort Wayne lost to Grand Rapids by two. Had the Sevens won, they would have moved to within 1.5 games of the Mad Ants for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. As it stands, Delaware is still 2.5 games back of Fort Wayne. The 87ers have three games left, while the Mad Ants have two contests remaining.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - MAR 25 - Windy City Bulls defeated Delaware 87ers 110-99

Delaware 87ers Guard NATE ROBINSON (1) drives his shoulder in the chest of Windy City Bulls Forward THOMAS WALKUP (0) in the second half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls) Saturday, March 25, 2017, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

Windy City had an astounding eight players finish in double figures. The Bulls only had nine guys see the court, making the feat all the more impressive. Former 87er David Laury III was a high man for Windy City, pacing the club with 17 points. He was traded to the Bulls on March 2.

NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 - MAR 25 - Windy City Bulls defeated Delaware 87ers 110-99

Windy City Bulls Forward DAVID LAURY III (22) drives towards the basket as Delaware 87ers Forward CARLOS LOPEZ-SOSA (4) defends in the second half of an NBA D-league regular season game between the Delaware 87ers and the Windy City Bulls (Chicago Bulls) Saturday, March 25, 2017 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo By Saquan Stimpson

 

 

GALLERY: NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2017 – MAR 25 – Windy City Bulls defeated Delaware 87ers 110-99

 

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NBA D-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 2014 – JAN 14 Iowa Energy defeats Delaware 87ers (76ers) 123-114


The Delaware 87ers (3-18) hosted the Iowa Energy (14-6) for the second time this season.  For the second night in a row, Delaware forward “Tiny” Gallon, contributed significantly scoring 18 points and pulling down seven rebounds in 20 minutes of play while new comers Center Kyrylo Fesenko contributed 12 points meanwhile Guard Vander Blue added 10 points off the bench.

Philadelphia 76ers assignee Lorenzo Brown contributed big with 22 points and dished out eight assists in 37 minutes of play while Forward, Thanasis Antetokounmpo added 17 points on 8 of 12 shooting.

The Sevens outscored the Energy 48-14 in points in the paint during the first half.  However Iowa was able to come from behind and take the lead mid third while the sevens were able to cut that lead to 114-110 with 2:32 left on the clock, But Iowa was to strong in the end. Patrick Christopher lead Iowa in scoring with 30 points, including 12 points from three point range on 4 of 7 shooting.  Othyus Jeffers added 24 points and 12 rebounds at the same time Kalin Lucus netted 18 points for Iowa.

The 87ers will look to bounce back from this lost on the road on January 17 in Sioux Falls against the Skyforce at 8 p.m.

The Sevens fell to the Energy 123-114.

Iowa Energy Guard Patrick Christopher (19) dribbles the ball up court in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers (76ers) and the Iowa Energy Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, Newark, DE Patrick Christopher finished the game with 30 points.

Iowa Energy Guard Patrick Christopher (19) dribbles the ball up court in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers (76ers) and the Iowa Energy Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, Newark, DE
Patrick Christopher finished the game with 30 points.

Iowa Energy Guard Kalin Lucas (6) dribbles the ball up court in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers (76ers) and the Iowa Energy Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, Newark, DE Kalin Lucas finished the game with 18 points.

Iowa Energy Guard Kalin Lucas (6) dribbles the ball up court in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers (76ers) and the Iowa Energy Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, Newark, DE
Kalin Lucas finished the game with 18 points.

Delaware 87ers Forward Keith “Tiny” Gallon (41) uses the sky hook while Iowa Energy Forward Augustus Gilchrist (24) defends in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers (76ers) and the Iowa Energy Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, Newark, DE

Delaware 87ers Forward Keith “Tiny” Gallon (41) uses the sky hook while Iowa Energy Forward Augustus Gilchrist (24) defends in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers (76ers) and the Iowa Energy Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, Newark, DE

Iowa Energy Guard Othyus Jeffers (12) and Iowa Energy Guard Moses Ehambe (17) fight each other for the defensive rebound in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers (76ers) and the Iowa Energy Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, Newark, DE

Iowa Energy Guard Othyus Jeffers (12) and Iowa Energy Guard Moses Ehambe (17) fight each other for the defensive rebound in the second half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers (76ers) and the Iowa Energy Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, Newark, DE

Delaware 87ers Guard Vander Blue (14) dribbles the ball up court in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers (76ers) and the Iowa Energy Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, Newark, DE

Delaware 87ers Guard Vander Blue (14) dribbles the ball up court in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers (76ers) and the Iowa Energy Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, Newark, DE

Delaware 87ers Guard Lorenzo Brown (17) dribbles the ball up court in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers (76ers) and the Iowa Energy Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, Newark, DE Lorenzo Brown finished the game with 22 points.

Delaware 87ers Guard Lorenzo Brown (17) dribbles the ball up court in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers (76ers) and the Iowa Energy Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, Newark, DE
Lorenzo Brown finished the game with 22 points.

Delaware 87ers Forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo (19) hangs off the rim after dunking the ball in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers (76ers) and the Iowa Energy Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, Newark, DE

Delaware 87ers Forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo (19) hangs off the rim after dunking the ball in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers (76ers) and the Iowa Energy Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, Newark, DE

Delaware 87ers huddle together prior to a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers (76ers) and the Iowa Energy Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, Newark, DE

Delaware 87ers huddle together prior to a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers (76ers) and the Iowa Energy Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, Newark, DE

Delaware 87ers Center Kyrylo Fesenko (34) dunks the ball in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers (76ers) and the Iowa Energy Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, Newark, DE

Delaware 87ers Center Kyrylo Fesenko (34) dunks the ball in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers (76ers) and the Iowa Energy Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, Newark, DE