Heatwave win second straight home game at Folsom High, 108-103

By: Brett Ransford, Telegraph Correspondent
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Back home in Folsom on Sunday night, the Sacramento Heatwave won their third home game of the season 108-103 over the California Sea Kings. After losing a tough game to the NorCal Division top ranked San Francisco Rumble the night before, the Heatwave won their second straight game at home. Darius Wright shot lights out for his season-high 30 points. The Heatwave owned the middle two quarters of the game, outscoring the Sea Kings 53-41. The first and last quarters were tense as Sacramento was outscored 25-24 in the first and 37-31 in the fourth. Benefiting from a 15-point lead in the third, the Heatwave withstood a late-game rally to within three points at 106-103. In the last two minutes of play, the Heatwave made 8-of-10 free throws with a steal and only one foul. Wright had 11 assists, 3 steals and 3 rebounds to go along with his 30-point ousting. “We executed better down the stretch,” said Wright. “Our big guys played really well for us today. When our guards are knocking down jumpers it opens it up for our big guys and they were crashing the boards.” As if Wright wasn’t impressive enough, the Heatwave starters shared the ball earning 4-of-5 starters double-double statistics. Demarshay Johnson was first to benefit from the fluid passing and shooting threat the Heatwave posed against the Sea Kings. Johnson continues his double-double average scoring 24points and 16 rebounds while adding three blocks and an assist against the Sea Kings. Johnny Williams also had 10 points and 14 rebounds and also had three blocks and an assist. Aaron Perry had a huge second half, taking 11points and six rebounds in just the third quarter. He finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Off the bench James Doran hit four 3-pointers as he scored a total 16 points and grabbed five rebounds with three assists and two steals. “We bounced back tonight and got a win and that’s the main thing,” said Head Coach Reggie Davis. “Overall we got a win, but we need to learn how to close out teams and they’re really starting to understand what it takes to do that.”