Little Rock Lightning vs Potawatomi Fire

The Basketball League March 17, 2024 - 3:00 pm
Hall High School


Fire 113 Lightning 87


LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Potawatomi Fire continued their perfect start to the season as they beat the Little Rock Lightning 113-87.

The Fire started off strong, leading Little Rock 22-11 after the first quarter. In the second quarter, Little Rock battled back but the Fire still led by eight going into halftime. Like they have all season, the Fire used a strong third quarter to put the Fire away. In the third, the Fire again clamped down defensively and led by 12 going into the fourth where they were able to pull away the game away for good.

The Fire’s defense led their effort as they held Little Rock to just 39% shooting. The Lightning also shot just 25% from three and had 15 turnovers, which led to 22 Potawatomi Fire points. The 87 points was also the lowest point total allowed by the Fire this season.

The Fire were equally as dominant on the offensive end, shooting nearly 59% from the field and hitting on 39% of their threes. The only area where the Fire struggled offensive was from the free throw line, where they shot a season low 52.6%.

“I thought we played a complete game,” said Fire head coach Mark Dannhoff. “We knew Little Rock was going to be tough, but I thought we came out strong and it’s always good to get a win on the road.”

It was a true team effort for the Fire as had six players in finish in double figures scoring. Myron McGowan led the Fire in scoring with 23 points.

“I talked with Myron this week and told him I thought he was pressing a bit,” said Dannhoff. “It was nice to see him get out there, play relaxed, and knock down shots.”

2022 TBL MVP Deshawn Munson was close to a triple-double with 18 points, 18 rebounds, and 7 assists.

“He’s such a weapon and he’s putting together a nice start to the season” said Dannhoff. “He does so many things well that he can impact the game in a lot of ways and you saw that tonight.”

K.D. Moore continued his strong start to the season with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Chuck Guy had another solid performance with 13 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals. Off the bench, Ricardo Artis II continued his early Sixth Man of the Year push with 13 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block. T.J. Maston was the final player in double figures scoring 10 points while grabbing 2 rebounds.

A full box score can be found here.

With the win, the Fire are now 5-0 on the year. Up next, the Fire take on the Texas 7ers in their final game before the TBL All-Star game. That game is scheduled for Saturday, March 23rd at 7:00 PM inside FireLake Arena. You can watch a live stream of the game on TBL TV or listen to the game on KGFF Radio (100.9 FM/1450 AM/

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Story by Chris Cox • Photos by Garett Fisbeck


Date Time League Season
March 17, 2024 3:00 pm The Basketball League 2024


Hall High School