Hustle close inaugural season with loss to Texas

By Geoff Langham | March 24, 2018

The Memphis Hustle lost the final game of its inaugural season to the Texas Legends 111-103 Saturday night at Dr. Pepper Arena. The Hustle closed the season by winning four of its last five games. Texas swept the regular season series 3-0.

Box Score

After setting records for points, field goal percentage, three-pointers and three-point percentage the previous evening, Memphis shot just 39.2 percent (40-102 FG) from the field and 37.8 percent (14-37 3P) from three-point range, which helped Texas set a record for rebounds by a Hustle opponent (61). The Legends led by as many as 15, but Memphis was able to stay within striking distance the majority of the night.

Omari Johnson put an exclamation point on his strong finish to the season, scoring 30 points, tying a career-high and tying his own Hustle record for three-pointers made (8-15 3P). Chance Comanche (12 points, 15 rebounds) posted his fifth double-double of the season and set a new career-high for rebounds. Dusty Hannahs (17 points, six assists) had another productive night for Memphis. J.J. Frazier (14 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists) fell one rebound shy of a triple-double while Myke Henry recorded 16 points.

Cory Jefferson had game highs of 32 points and 15 rebounds, recording a double-double by halftime (13 points, 10 rebounds). Jameel Warney (13 points, 13 rebounds) also recorded a double-double while J.J. Avila grabbed 14 rebounds. Keith Hornsby chipped in with 19 points. Damon Lynn (14 points) and Brandon Ashley (13 points) also reached double figures.