SQUADRON FEND OFF WOLVES IN BACK AND FORTH CONTEST

By Joseph Hooven | March 9, 2022

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 9, 2022) – The Birmingham Squadron (12-10), NBA G League affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans, captured their second-straight home win, defeating the Iowa Wolves (10-11) 117-113. Birmingham edged out the victory in a back-and-forth game that included nine lead changes and nine ties.

A hot start from behind the arc from Squadron forward Daulton Hommes helped keep the Squadron ahead in the first half. Hommes started the game with 21 points in the first half, shooting 6-of-10 from the three-point line. His 21 points in the first half were the second most in a single half by a Squadron player this season, and his six made threes tied for the fifth most in a single half in the G League this regular season. Hommes also added four rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in the contest.

After a tough first half in the shooting column, Squadron guard Jared Harper kept his foot on the gas and finished the game with a 13-point fourth quarter to help seal the victory for Birmingham. He finished with a team-high eight assists as well.

Leading the way for Birmingham was forward Zylan Cheatham, who finished team highs in points (23) and rebounds (17), notching his second-straight double-double and his ninth of the regular season. Cheatham also added four assists, one steal and one block in the game.

For the Wolves, two players scored 20+ led by center Chris Silva (28) and followed by two-way player McKinley Wright IV (22). Silva also added seven rebounds and three assists, while Wright IV tallied five rebounds, a team-high six assists and one block.

Iowa guard Melvin Frazier Jr. came away with a double-double, logging 12 points and 13 rebounds.

The Squadron head to Frisco, TX this weekend to face the Texas Legends (10-13) in a Saturday evening contest at 7:30 p.m. CT.

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