Vancouver Knights (4-6) vs Kentucky Thoroughbreds (4-5)
Richmond Oval - In their third game in as many nights, the Vancouver Knights were to square off against the Kentucky Thoroughbreds. Coming off back-to-back losses against the Kansas Tornados, the home team was looking for a better game before they head on the road.
Vancouver started the game strong, opening the game 10-0 and trading baskets for an 18-8 lead later in the first. The Thoroughbreds would charge back behind their own 10-0 run to cut the lead to just two points after 12 minutes. In the second quarter both teams would trade baskets but it was Kentucky who was able to combine offence and defence to take the lead at 56-52 going into the locker rooms.
Showing signs of fatigue, the Knights came came out in the second half a little bit slow which allowed Kentucky to expand their lead using a 14-4 run. By the third quarter break, Kentucky led 87-72.
To start the fourth quarter, Vancouver came out in an aggressive trapping press which gave the Thoroughbreds all kinds of problems. Their defensive intensity allowed the Knights to get within two points at 89-97. Unfortunately that was as close as the Knights would get as their run was answered by another Kentucky run. Final score 112-98.
Vancouver was led by Leroy Truck Fludd with 26 points and 6 rebounds and Chance Jones with 16 points and 14 rebounds. The Knights will now go on a road trip where they will face the Rochester Razors before returning home on February 24th and 25th.