The Texas Legends (10-13) relinquished a double-digit lead in the second half to be overtaken by the Salt Lake City Stars (7-16) 102-108 Tuesday night in Frisco.
The two teams exchanged leads four times in the first, but the Legends carried a 25-20 advantage at the buzzer. The home team’s edge grew to double-digits early in the second before a 7-0 run brought the Stars within five. Salt Lake City pulled within two with 31 seconds left but a Moses Wright slam at the last second gave Texas a 59-53 lead at the break. The Stars opened the third with a 29-10 run to take control. Texas tied it up with 3:44 to play, but the visitors went 8-of-10 from the line in the final three minutes to hold off the home team’s comeback efforts.
Feron Hunt led all scorers with 30 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists. Moses Wright, in his first appearance with the Legends, powered out 24 points and 12 rebounds. Carlik Jones also added a double-double with 14 points, 12 assists, and 7 rebounds.
Three Stars players finished with double-doubles led by Marques Bolden (18 points, 12 rebounds) and Xavier Sneed (18 points, 10 rebounds). Jared Wilson-Frame topped the scoring efforts with 26 points, 6 rebounds, and Carsen Edwards added 25 points, 6 assists.
The Legends get another chance Thursday hosting the Stars for round two at 7pm. For tickets or information call 214-469-0822 or visit www.TexLegends.com.