Bighorns hold on to first in West

RENO - The Reno Bighorns scored 32 points in the first quarter and never trailed Friday night, collecting their seventh-straight victory, 113-97, over the Bakersfield Jam in the Reno Events Center.

With the win, Reno (33-16) held on to its first-place standing in the Western Conference with just one regular season game remaining.

The Bighorns held a 32-13 lead after the first period and never looked back. Reno led by 20 at the break and went to the fourth quarter with a 25-point advantage.

Simmons led six Bighorns in double figures with 25 on the night. Marcus Landry scored 19 and Donald Sloan kicked-in 16 with nine assists.

The Bighorns and Jam will meet again on tonight to close out the regular season. Tip-time from the Jam Events Center is set for 7 p.m.

Reno's opponent and game schedule for the first round of the NBA Development League Playoffs will be determined at the conclusion of the regular season. Playoff tickets may be purchased now by visiting www.RenoBighorns



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