Bighorns Snap Losing Streak, Defeat D-Fenders

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The Reno Bighorns snapped their four-game losing streak Sunday afternoon, defeating the Los Angeles D-Fenders 93-86.

The Bighorns (10-16) were led by Samardo Samuels season-high 27 points and 12 rebounds. Jerome Jordan also had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Marcus Landry added 21 points. Will Blalock grabbed 10 rebounds and scored nine points.

The D-Fenders (12-16) were paced by Lazar Hayward’s 18 points. They had four other players score in double figures, Morris Almond (10), Elijah Milsap (10), Mike Taylor (12) and Orien Greene (11).

Reno out-rebounded L.A. 53-39 and out-scored the D-Fenders 22-10 in the fourth quarter. The Bighorns also had 31 second-chance points, compared to just six for L.A.

Reno’s victory also snapped a nine-game losing streak against L.A.

The Bighorns and D-Fenders will face each other again on Wednesday in Los Angeles. Reno returns home next Monday to take on the Maine Red Claws at 7 p.m. at the Reno Events Center.