EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The Iowa Wolves (12-11) won their second consecutive game Wednesday evening, defeating the South Bay Lakers (10-12) 147-140 at the UCLA Health Training Center in El Segundo, Calif.
Wednesday marked the second straight game in which the Wolves scored over 145 points and shot 50.0% or better from the field (55.8%).
Two-way guard Jordan McLaughlin continued his torrid offensive pace as of late, finishing with his third-straight 25-plus point game (31) and also finished one-point shy of tying a season high. The former University of Southern California product shot 8-of-16 from the field and 9-of-10 from the charity stripe.
Minnesota Timberwolves assignee Jaylen Nowell contributed with 23 points, five rebounds and a team-high eight assists. The guard shot 9-of-16 in the Wolves win.
As a team the Wolves outshot the Lakers from the field (55.8%) and from the three-point line (40.9%). Iowa also tallied 35 assists as a team, one shy of the season-high set during Monday night’s win.
Three other players from Iowa ended the game with at least 20 points including: James Webb III (21), Barry Brown Jr. (21) and Tyus Battle (20). Brown Jr. and Battle each finished the game with a new season-high in points scored.
Two-way forward Kostas Antetokoumnpo and former Iowa State standout Talen Horton-Tucker did the heavy lifting for South Bay on the evening, ripping off 24 and 23 points respectively.