By Colin Mieczkowski
The Windy City Bulls lost in a tough game against the defending champion Sioux Falls Skyforce 129-124 to fall to 17-21 on the season. Alfonzo MicKinnie, the Bulls’ first ever All-Star, led the way with 29 points to go along with five rebounds.
On the other side, it was two-time All-star Keith Benson who carried the load for the Skyforce with 30 points. Benson was also the Summit League’s career leader in blocks during his college days at Oakland University. He only recorded one block in the game against the Bulls.
Towards the end of the third quarter, the Skyforce had a 14-point lead. However, the lead was cut down to nine by end of the period.
Then, in the fourth quarter, the Bulls would make an impressive comeback, to take the lead with a little under seven minutes to go in the game. In the end, some missed shots by the Bulls, and some made free throws by the Skyforce would shut the door.
Despite the cringe worthy loss, point guard Jon Octeus played well, scoring 17 points while dishing out five assists and grabbing five rebounds. Thomas Walkup, who sat out with an injury, had some nice things to say about Octeus.
“I’m super proud of Jon” Walkup said. “He deserves all of the credit he’s getting, with how hard he’s been working so he deserves everything that’s coming to him”.
The final score would be 129-124, as the Bulls finished 1-1 over the weekend.
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