Spurs fall short in last minute push against Salt Lake City Stars
06 Mar 2017
The Austin Spurs has a nucleus of a solid NBA-D team. But like a physics experiment gone awry, the results could be devastatingly bad if you insert foreign objects into its core. Such was the case Sunday afternoon when Bryn Forbes, Davis Bertans and Dejounte Murray made the short trip from San…
Tale of two halves: Griffins out do Star 5-2
05 Mar 2017
The Texas Stars were the more aggressive team in the first 30 minutes of their game with the Grand Rapids Griffins. Texas jumped to an early lead on a goal by Cole Ully at 6:15 in the first period. Grand Rapids quickly followed suit on a power play goal by Evgeny Svechnikov at 10:10, and…
Cory Jefferson leads Austin Spurs over Long Island Nets
04 Mar 2017
Cory Jefferson recorded his 16th double-double of the season with 19 points and 16 rebounds in 32 minutes. Bryn Forbes, On assignment from San Antonio, led Austin with 21 points and 2 rebounds in 30 minutes. And Charles Garcia also recorded a double-double off the bench with 13 points and 11 rebounds…
Lowly Iowa upsets Austin at home
27 Feb 2017
The last place Iowa Energy surprised the Austin Spurs by taking a lead in the first two minutes of the game. They never looked back.
Iowa led by as much as 12 points in the first quarter, and increased that lead to as much to 13 points in the second quarter. Iowa…
Spurs out-shine the Suns
25 Feb 2017
The Austin Spurs notched an impressive win in Friday’s game against the Northern Arizona Suns before 5561 fans at the HEB Center in Cedar Park. The Spurs have been underperforming in their three-point shooting. The Spurs made 57% three-point attempts, sinking 12 of the long balls.
Cory Jefferson continued to be his…
Nothing stops Spurs against Sioux Falls Skyforce
24 Feb 2017
It took a minute and a half for the Spurs to put their first points on the board. But once they did, they never looked a back. In fact, the Spurs had their second best offensive performance in the history of the team. Key indicators like the three-point conversion rate (48%) and assists…
Wolves howl, bite Stars
19 Feb 2017
The Chicago Wolves came out strong and fast against the Texas Stars Saturday night. Chicago put up two first period goals by Samuel Blais and Andrew Agozzino, the later on a power play. Texas scored the only goal of the evening on an effort by Ethan Werek late in the second period. However Chicago…
Stars Over Wolves in Overtime
17 Feb 2017
Nick Ebert could have taken another 24 seconds, but he chose not. Instead the defenseman converted a 4-on-3 overtime power play to secure the win for the Texas Stars over the Chicago Wolves. It was the eighth goal of the season for Ebert.
Mike McMurtry of the Stars started the scoring at 6:41 of the…
Stars Overpower Tucson with Power Plays
11 Feb 2017
The Texas Stars converted on four of seven power plays to beat the Tucson Roadrunners 6-2.
The Stars scored the first three goals of the game, starting with Travis Morin (16) at 10:39 of the first period. Julius Honka (6) followed at 12:10 with the first power play goal of the evening. And Nick…
Tucson Rally Falls Short, Stars in OT
10 Feb 2017
The Tucson Roadrunners rallied to force an overtime period, but Matej Stransky’s goal secure victory for the Texas Stars.
First period play lacked energy, with neither team scoring. Stars’ Coach Derek Laxdal fired up the
players during the break and the team re-entered the ice with a new attitude. Ethan Werek started…
Morin Tallies 300th Career Assist in Win
10 Feb 2017
Andrew Bodnarchuk led the Texas Stars with a goal and an assist as the Star beat the Tucson Roadrunner 3-2. Travis Morin recorded his 300th career assist as a Star.
After a scoreless first period, Bodnarchuk put Texas on the board at 8:58 of the second with a power play goal, his fifth goal…
Peters Impresses with Winning First Game
04 Feb 2017
Justin Peters turned aside 22 of 23 shots on goal and led the win in his game with the Texas Stars. Final score was Stars 2, San Antonio Rampage 1.
Ethan Werek started the scoring for Stars at 17:46 in the first period. It was Werek’s fourth goal of the season, and was…
Spur lose Steam, Fall to D-Fenders
02 Feb 2017
The Austin Spurs battled neck and neck with the league leading LA D-Fenders for the first three quarter. The lead changed 18 times and the game was tied 20 times. But the depth of the D-Fenders prevailed as they out scored the Spurs by ten points in the final frame. Final score was…
D-Fenders Blow-Past Spurs
29 Jan 2017
The LA D-Fenders out-scored the Austin Spurs by 32 points in the first half and never looked back. The Spurs trailed for the rest of the game, not coming any closer than 24 points to the D-Fenders.
Hollis Thompson led the Spurs with 20 points and 8 rebounds. Daniel Nwaelele finished with 18…
Texas out-shoots Bakersfield but still fall
29 Jan 2017
The Texas Stars came out with guns a blazing, out shooting the Bakersfield Condors nearly three-to-one. Unfortunately a full house of 6300 fans was disappointed as the Stars were out-scored two-to-one.
Scott Allen of the Condors started the scoring at 13:01 in the first period, and teammate Jere Sallinen added another goal 30 seconds later. …
Condors stop Stars in shoot-out
28 Jan 2017
The Texas Stars wasted no time in their match-up with the Bakersfield Condors. Stars’ Captain Travis Morin scored this 15th goal of the season in the first 72 seconds of the game. The fast start was not necessarily a good omen as the Condors followed suite a few minutes later. Matej Stransky…
Fantastic Team victory! Spurs over Suns
27 Jan 2017
One of the hidden benefits of the Austin Spurs is that many San Antonio Spurs players make the short drive to Austin on a regular basis and play. Austin is the official Developmental League team for San Antonio. This helps the younger players by providing more playing time and less bench time. This year…
Spurs fall hard in overtime to Warriors
10 Jan 2017
Coach Ken McDonald is a composed, supportive professional while on the court. In four years covering the team, his voice has never been heard off the court. Unfortunately, Coach McDonald’s frustrations were exposed and the f-bomb was loudly dropped during the second quarter of the Austin Spurs match-up against the Santa Cruz Warriors on Sunday.
Cleveland Monsters squeak by Texas Stars in overtime shoot out
08 Jan 2017
Saturday nights match-up between the Texas Stars and the Cleveland Monsters had an entirely tone from the previous night. In Friday’s game both teams tallied a total of six goals. Saturday’s game was much tighter contest, allowing only a total of two goals in regulation play.
All of the Stars scoring came from…
Stars snap slump, tap Monsters for win
07 Jan 2017
The Texas Stars played the Cleveland Monster before a crowd of 5000 fans at the HEB Center on Friday. The Stars started the scoring on a goal at 3:04 in the first period by Remi Elie. The Monsters evened the score, and then took a lead into the locker room to close the…
Gulls ruin Stars New Years Eve
01 Jan 2017
Quantity does not always produce quality, and the Texas Stars proved that on a very dysfunctional New Years Eve. The Stars needed 38 shots on goal to put one puck in the net, while San Diego Gulls needed only 23 attempts to score three times. Such was close of 2016 for 4500 very disappointed…
Spurs overcome weak second quarter, outlast Energy
31 Dec 2016
The Iowa Energy is the worst team in the NBA-D League. Normally when a two-win team comes to the HEB Center you assume an easy night for the Spurs. There is never a sure thing.
The Spurs came out strong in the first period, closing with a 32 to 24 lead. But…
Texas Stars shutout by San Diego Gulls
30 Dec 2016
The Texas Stars disappointed greater than 6500 fans on Thursday as they fell to the San Diego Gull. Official credit is given to San Diego Gulls rookie goalkeeper Kevin Boyle who stopped a perfect 26 shots on goal, leading to a 4-0 win. However, the Gulls did not win this game, the Stars lost…
Legends top Spurs, capitalize on inconsistent Play
29 Dec 2016
Basketball is a very cruel mistress. You must be attentive for four entire quarters or she will turn on you. The Austin Spurs failed to give complete attention and lost a game they could have won.
Playing a much stronger Texas Legend team on Wednesday, the Spurs came out strong and more than held their…
Spurs look sharp, bite Vipers
24 Dec 2016
The Austin Spurs had a very short wish list on the eve of Christmas Eve… they wanted to win. The 6-and-10 Spurs faced the impressive 11-and-6 Rio Grande Valley Vipers, without the help of San Antonio Spurs assignees Dejounte Murray and Bryn Forbes. And it worked, even without the special sauce from San…
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