Trybanski lifts Bighorns over Idaho
BOISE, Idaho – A dominant 29-point,15-rebound effort by Reno’s Cezary Trybanski pushed the Bighorns to their second straight victory, a 110-93 triumph over the Idaho Stampede on Friday night in Qwest Arena.
The 7-foot-2 Trybanski came off the bench and heated up immediately, finishing 11 of 15 from the floor and 7 of 8 from the stripe en route to a season-best 29 points. Trybanski also blocked four shots in 34 minutes for Reno (7-12).
The Bighorns led by a point after the first quarter, then exploded in the second period, outscoring the Stampede 36-16 to take a commanding lead into intermission. Idaho (11-7) stormed back in the third quarter, carving the deficit to 11 points heading into the final period, but Reno held on strong in the fourth quarter to collect its second-straight win.
Russell Robinson returned to the starting lineup Friday and dropped in 20 points, helped by four three-pointers. Doug Thomas registered a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 16 boards.
Idaho was led by 19 points and 13 rebounds by Donnell Taylor. Patty Mills came off the bench to score 16, and Anthony Tolliver collected 17 points and 12 rebounds.
The Bighorns and Stampede will tangle again on Saturday night.
Reno returns home on Saturday, Jan. 30 for a two-game weekend series with the Flash.