Hustle spurred by Austin to open two-game series

Photo: Matt Hurt shown in action earlier in the season. Hurt scored 17 points in the loss to Austin Saturday night. (Bob Bakken/

The Austin Spurs defeated the Memphis Hustle in the first of a two-game series Saturday night at the Landers Center 121-109 before 1,154 fans. The two teams meet again Monday night at 7 p.m.

Justin Bean and Matt Hurt led the way for the Hustle with 17 points each and were two of seven players in double figures.  

Three Spurs scored more than 20 points in the victory, led by Olin Carter III with 25 points.

The Hustle led 52-50 at halftime but Austin scored 71 points in the second half to pull away for the victory.  

With the loss, the Hustle fell back into second place in the NBA G League Western Conference race with Stockton a half-game in front. 

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Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob is also heard on 95.3 The Rebel twice a week with sports updates and high school football play-by-play broadcasts in the fall. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

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