The Memphis Hustle had its second four-game winning streak of the season snapped in a 103-94 loss to the Stockton Kings on Saturday night at Stockton Arena.
Memphis ended a six-game trip away from home with a 4-2 mark and Stockton moved to 11-7 on the season by sweeping a home back-to-back.
Memphis never led and would trail 39-24 at the end of the first quarter, additionally taking a 15-point deficit into the half.
The Hustle held the Kings to 21-of-55 (.382) from the field in the first half but got bullied on the boards (37-23), including a 14-7 edge on the offensive glass, with the Kings outscoring them 15-4 in second chance situations.
The deficit was cut to as little as seven with a minute to go in the game, but it was too much for Memphis to prevail.
Tyler Harvey led the Hustle with 26 points on 9-of-17 shooting (5-9 3P) to go with six boards. Tarik Phillip chipped in with 15 points. Kyle Casey (14 points) and Dusty Hannahs (11 points) also reached double figures.
Kings two-way player Troy Williams had a monster night with 25 points and 15 boards in a reserve role. Cameron Reynolds also scored 20 points off the bench. Wenyen Gabriel poured in 13 points to give the Kings their top three scorers from the bench.
The team returns to Landers Center on Thursday, January 3 at 7 p.m. for a rematch with the Stockton Kings.
BOYS’ BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS
* Jorden Flowers was named to the all-tournament team as Northpoint Christian edged Tipton-Rosemark 59-58 and win the holiday tounament hosted by TRA.
* Courtney Walls scored 18 points and Justis Scott added 17 points for Horn Lake as the Eagles defeated City University School of Liberal Arts 64-52 in a game played at Southwind High School.
* Wynne, Ark. edged DeSoto Central 53-52 in the seventh-place game of the Bartlett, Tenn. holiday tournament.
* Leake Academy defeated Lewisburg 71-67 at the Kirk Academy tournament.
* Fayette Academy, Tenn. beat host Magnolia Heights 70-69 to win third place at the Magnolia Heights holiday tournament. Seth Powell of Magnolia Heights was named to the all-tournament team.
GIRLS’ BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS
* Hernando’s Zuri Dunlap was named to the all-tournament team after Lutheran Saxony, Mo. defeated the Lady Tigers 55-50 in overtime at the Collierville Dragon Fire tournament. White Station of Memphis defeated DeSoto Central 52-45 in the same tournament on Saturday.
* Amara McKay of Northpoint Christian is an all-tournament selection after the Lady Trojans fell to host Tipton-Rosemark 42-38 in two overtimes in Saturday night’s championship game.
* Fayette Academy dominated host Magnolia Heights 78-34 in that tournament’s fifth place game. Lady Chief Lucy Lipscomb was picked to the all-tournament team.
* Leake Academy beat Lewisburg 58-24 at the Kirk Academy tournament.
HAYES LEADS LADY RAIDERS: Former Horn Lake basketball star A’Queen Hayes led Middle Tennessee State with 18 points and went over the 1,000 point mark for her college career in a 58-47 victory over Chattanooga in the Fordham Holiday Classic Saturday. MTSU plays the host Fordham Sunday afternoon in the tournament championship game.