Vipers Clinch Playoff Birth

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IOWA – The Rio Grande Valley Vipers (30-14) tamed the Iowa Wolves (17-27) on the road. With the win the Vipers locked in a playoff berth and the Southwest Division title.

A high energy first half had much to offer for both ends on the court. Iowa played host to a powerful Rio Grande Valley team who was looking to clinch a playoff berth just three days into March.

The Vipers headed into the locker room ahead by four, 58-54. Houston Rockets assignee, Isaiah Hartenstein wasted no time and tallied a double-double in the half with 17 points, 13 rebounds. Two-way player Danuel House Jr. totaled 13 points individually as he aided in the push to get on top after one full half of action.

For the Wolves, Minnesota two-way players C.J. Williams and Jared Terrell combined for 24 points, 12 a piece, before heading to the break.

Iowa was outscored in three of the four quarters tonight but fought hard to force an overtime period. Both teams were at a deadlock 125-125 after regulation and had to earn a decision the hard way.

Once the final buzzer blew, the Vipers locked in their 30th win of the season and clinched the Southwest Division and a playoff berth.

Hartenstein had 22 points and 26 rebounds, a new career-high for the Rockets assignee. This also broke the previous franchise record for rebounds in a single game (24) which was set in 2010 by Mike Harris. Chris Chiozza, Rockets assignee, managed to lock in a double-double behind 18 points and a career-high 14 assists. House Jr. closed out with 28 points, seven rebounds, eight assists. Dakarai Tucker hit seven three-pointers en route to a 25-point performance.

For the Wolves, Williams ended the night with 21 points, five rebounds. Denver Nuggets two-way Brandon Goodwin totaled 21 points, six rebounds and 10 assists which secured the double-double for him. Xavier Silas had 22 points. Terrell reached 17 points this evening for Iowa



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