CEDAR PARK — For the second straight game, Bryce Cotton posted a game-high 38 points and San Antonio assignee Kyle Anderson achieved his sixth double-double (16 points, 11 rebounds) as the Austin Spurs (19-9) outlast the Idaho Stampede (4-25) in a 107-102 contest Saturday afternoon on the SWBC Court inside the Cedar Park Center.
Cotton was 7-for-8 from three-point land didn’t miss from the free throw line. Also contributing for Austin were Orlando Johnson (17 points), Keith Wright (13 points, eight rebounds), and Erik Murphy (12 points, nine rebounds). As a team, Austin’s consistent free throw shooting (81.1 percent) compared to Idaho’s clip from the line (52.4 percent) proved crucial in the game’s outcome.
Jerrelle Benimon’s near triple-double (27 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds) led the Stampede’s attack. Idaho’s Jack Cooley nabbed a double-double (14 points, 19 rebounds) and Jermaine Taylor added 21 points.