RGV Vipers Pinch Red Claws 128-113





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Published on Mar 12, 2014

HIDALGO, Texas, March 12, 2014 -- Dario Hunt led the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (27-13) with 27 points to top the Maine Red Claws (17-23) 128-113 tonight at State Farm Arena.

In addition to Hunt, Houston Rockets assignee Robert Covington scored a double-double 26 points, 14 rebounds. Maalik Wayns added 20 points. Gary Talton recorded 15 points, followed by Tony Bishop, Jr. with a double-double 14 points, 10 rebounds. Troy Daniels added 13 points and scored his 199th three-point shot of the 2013-14 season.

Daniel Orton led Maine with 26 points and 16 rebounds. Frank Gaines scored 25 points, and Tyshawn added 18 points.

The Vipers used the first quarter to build a 32-19 lead over the Red Claws. Wayns connected on three-pointer to give RGV its largest lead of the first half 35-20 to open the second quarter. However, Maine fought to close their deficit to 40-35 on a shot from behind the arc by Gaines with 7:33 on the clock. Then, Taylor connected on a layup and a shot at the line to take the 50-49 lead for Maine. At the half, the Vipers were on top 57-56.

RGV quickly rebuilt their lead and was up 78-63 midway through the third quarter. At the end of the third, the Vipers held a 98-84 advantage, and continued to hold the lead through the end of the game. RGV won 128-113.

The Vipers hit the road this weekend to face the Austin Toros Saturday, March 15. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. (CT). The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest. Fans can also watch live on the NBA Development League YouTube channel or listen live on Fox Sports 1700 AM. For more information about the RGV Vipers 2013-14season and ticket information, call the Vipers at 956-972-1144 or visit www.rgvipers.com.

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