SLC Stars Fall to Stockton Kings

SLC Stars Fall to Stockton Kings

The SLC Stars, who are coming off one of their worst defensive performances of the season, were looking to improve last night against the Stockton Kings.

​unfortunately, the SLC Stars would struggle on both sides of the ball and be unable to be productive.

Offensively, the open looks were there but the shots wouldn’t fall. The Stars, who are a predominant 3-point shooting team, were 12 of 37 beyond the arc. The only player on either team that would have success from 3-point land was Stars’ guard Stacy Davis who would finish the night 5 of 7 and lead the team with 19 points.

T​he Stars’ would have no answer defensively for the Kings. Under the basket, Kings’ center Neemias Queta would dominate with his height advantage against Tyler Cook and end the game with 18 points.

​Going into the half, Stars’ Coach Thomas Jackson shared his thought on the game so far.

“​We are getting good looks,” Coach Jackson stated. “We need to do better on the defensive end. We need to sprint back and set our defense.”

W​hile coach Jackson knew the issues, executing the solution was a different story.

W​hen Queta wasn’t inflicting damage, Kings’ guard Jordan Ford was slicing through the defense. Whether Ford drove the ball and finished, or, drove and kicked the ball back outside, he would accumulate 22 points and 7 assists by the time the game clock hit zero.

S​LC would add to the suffering by allowing 19 turnovers that would account for over 18 of the Kings’ points.

The final score would be 121-103 Kings’ with the victory.

W​hile it was a frustrating start to the week for the Stars, they do get two days to find an answer before facing a formidable opponent in the 10-2 Ontario Clippers this Thursday at 7 p.m.

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