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Hornsby, Ashley lead the way as Legends outlast the Clippers

Hornsby, Ashley lead the way as Legends outlast the Clippers

Though March Madness has taken over the sports world, that wasn’t the only basketball being played tonight.

As the fans get accustomed to watching the Legends without Jameel Warney, Jalen Jones, and Johnathan Motley, the team has quickly become accustomed to playing without the trio with another victory tonight against the Agua Caliente Clippers. 

The Legends came out the gates firing as they jumped out to a double-digit first quarter lead. Keith Hornsby and Brandon Ashley were hitting from downtown, shooting a combined 10-17 from deep for the game. 

In the second half, the Legends kept the same energy and continued to control the pace until the fourth quarter. The Clippers had some help from the officials with some questionable calls along with sloppy play from Texas. 

Though the Clippers cut the deficit within single-digits, it wasn’t enough as Hornsby knocked down a clutch three pointer from the top of the key as the dagger, giving the Legends a 122-11 victory. 

Ashley led the way for the team with an efficient 29 points. Hornsby had one of his best games of the season, logging 27 points, five rebounds, and five assists. 

J.J. Avila continued his production since entering the starting lineup with 17 points, eight rebounds, and four dimes.

“I’d say without a doubt since coming back from the injury,” Hornsby stated about tonight being one of his best performances of the season. 

With the recent significant roster turnover this late in the season, the team has stayed on track and gained strong chemistry fast. 

“You know, it’s funny. It’s such a new roster but we have some uniquely good chemistry,” Hornsby explained on the new faces on the team. “At the end of the day, the end score is all that matters and we’ve been winning.” 

The Legends will look to extend their winning streak for the last road game of the season against the Northern Arizona Suns before finishing the regular season with two home games. 

 

Born & raised in the Dallas area. UNT alumni. Sports writer with a hefty beard and smooth jump shot.

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