The NBA D-League Western Conference Leader Reno Bighorns (26-16) fell 142-121 to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (23-20) Tuesday night at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas.
Ricky Ledo paced the Bighorns with 28 points and two rebounds. Akeem Richmond netted 15 points and five rebounds as Gani Lawal totaled 14 points and four rebounds during the Tuesday night contest. David Stockton logged a double-double with 14 points, 11 assists, four rebounds and two steals.
In the first quarter, Ledo netted 12 points as Reggie Hearn went 2-2 from the field and 2-2 from three-point range recording six points in the quarter. Kadeem Jack notched four points and five rebounds in the first as Erick Green recorded four points.
Ledo led the Bighorns in the second quarter with 10 points while Akeem Richmond netted nine points behind a 3-4 shooting effort from the field and going 3-3 from three-point range. Stockton tallied seven points in the second quarter. The Bighorns shot 60 percent from three-point range compared the Vipers shooting 30 percent from three-point range in the quarter.
It was a one point game going into the locker room at the half with the Vipers leading 61-60. The Bighorns and Vipers exchanged the lead seven times in the first half and tied a total of six times.
During the third quarter, Ledo had six points as Sacramento Kings assignment player, Duje Dukan, had five points in the quarter.
Lawal went 7-9 in the final recording 14 points and adding four rebounds while Stockton tallied seven points, two rebounds and six assists. Richmond netted six points in the fourth.
The Bighorns continue on the road facing the Austin Spurs on Friday, Mar. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Austin.