Manny Alvarez/JBA Writer
Nyang Wek missed the first few weeks of the JBA season and returned right after their first game at home. He made the most of it in their return to Dallas.
Wek, otherwise known as ‘Tako’, led the Dallas Ballers with 31 points and 13 rebounds in their 109-100 victory over the Chicago Ballers in game two of a doubleheader at the Curtis Culwell Center in Dallas, Texas on Thursday night.
Caleal Walker scored 29 points to go with his eight rebounds, five steals and five assists while Nate Morris scored 14 points with seven rebounds and four blocks before fouling out. Malik Morgan helped Dallas (3-3) with eight assists to go with four points before being thrown out of the game after receiving two technical fouls. It was a tough situation for Dallas, but they stayed together on and off the court.
“We just had to stay together as a team,” Wek said. “We had to play hard and came away with the win. We played together. The foul troubles were not that hard because the bench kept cheering us on. It felt like they were still on the floor.”
Karlon McSpadden led Dallas with 10 assists to go along with his 13 points. Cameron Massey too chipped in with 13 points of his own for Dallas, which heads to Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, July 24th to the Infinite Energy Center to take on the Philadelphia Ballers.
Harrison Rieger led Chicago (2-4) with 23 points to go with his six rebounds while Deon Lyle added 20 points and 18 rebounds for a Chicago team that has been going through a lot of changes.In addition to new players, Chicago also had a coaching change with Nick Colon, who has coached at every level, including the NBA.
New Chicago point guard and former Towson University player, Travis Ingram scored nine points to go with his six rebounds in his debut. Montrell Dixson and Lenell Watson added 19 and 17 points respectively, but it was not enough as they suffered their second straight loss. Chicago now heads back home on Saturday to the Wintrust Arena to take on the red hot Los Angeles Ballers.