BOISE – Tony Bobbitt provided a spark off the bench with 21 points and five steals as the Idaho Stampede beat the Reno Bighorns 106-92 at CenturyLink Arena on Friday night.
The Stampede raced out to a 68-44 first half advantage behind a stellar defensive effort. Idaho forced 10 Bighorns turnovers, which led to 15 points in the first two quarters.
Marcus Banks chipped in with 16 points and six assists for Idaho, while starting point guard David Bailey had six points and eight assists. Seth Tarver had 14 points and Antoine Walker added 12 points, six rebounds and four assists.
Reno (16-17) was led by Blake Ahearn, who scored 28 points. Zach Graham had 20 points, and Christopher Ayer had 10 points, 10 rebounds.
Idaho plays Reno tomorrow, and will be wearing Utah Jazz jerseys as part of Utah Jazz Affiliate Night. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. at CenturyLink Arena.