BAKERSFIELD, CA (February 26, 2016) – The Bakersfield Jam (16-21) erased a 19-point second half deficit and defeated the Idaho Stampede (14-24) 108-103 in overtime. Cory Jefferson (20 points, 11 rebounds) and Xavier Munford (20 points, 11 assists) each recorded a double-double.
Bakersfield fell behind 34-20 at the end of the first period, allowing Idaho to shoot 62.5 percent in the quarter. The Jam outscored the Stampede in the second quarter 33-29, paced by Xavier Munford (8 points) and Joel Wright (7 points). Idaho went into the break with 63-53 advantage.
In the third quarter, the Stampede extended their lead to 19 but the Jam managed to cut it to eight (87-79) heading into the final frame. Bakersfield continued to fight back in the fourth and a Terrico White lay-up with 30.8 seconds left tied the game at 103 to force overtime.
The Jam outscored the Stampede 5-0 in overtime to earn the home victory.
In his Jam debut, Wright notched a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. Renaldo Major (12) and Askia Booker (11) also scored in double-figures off the bench.
Idaho was paced by Jeff Ayers (24 points) and JJ O’Brien (22 points, 7 assists). Tibor Pleiss, on assignment from the Utah Jazz, had a double-double with 13 points and 16 rebounds.
Bakersfield returns to action on Wednesday when they travel to Santa Cruz for a match against the Warriors at 7:00 p.m. PT.
Xavier Munford (20 points, 11 assists):
Xavier Munford Dishes Out 11 Assists:
Cory Jefferson (20 points, 11 rebounds):
Joel Wright (19 points, 10 rebounds):