Legend Cruises to Win
Josh Kinder, Dodge City Daily Globe

Dodge City Legend head coach Dale Osbourne found out late Wednesday night that the defunct Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs would not be making their trip to Dodge City for Thursday night's game and that the Legend would be facing the Northeast Pennsylvania Breakers/Delaware Destroyers for a second straight night.

Dodge City's DeSean Hadley
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And for the Legend's sake, that was the only similarity from Wednesday night as Dodge City cruised to a 100-76 victory over the Destroyers Thursday at the Civic Center.

The Pennsylvania/Albany team will close out the regular season for the Legend with a pair of home games Sunday and Monday.

"That happens in minor league basketball and either you adjust or you don't and we were able to adjust tonight to come out with a victory," Osbourne said.

Dodge City, keyed by five players in double figures (including a game-high 20 points from Renaldo Major), led by 12 at halftime, but put the clamps down defensively in the second half, holding Delaware to just 30 points.

The Legend stymied the Destroyers' shooting, holding them to just 30 percent from the field, while creating 16 turnovers, 11 of which off steals.

"I thought everybody came off the bench and played better, executed better and played good defense," Osbourne said. "We didn't let their shooters get as many open looks as they did yesterday.

"I was very pleased that we didn't have any letdowns in the second half. Everybody came and did their part tonight." >>> complete story