The Olympia Reign welcome the Nippon Tornadoes to the Skookum Creek Events Center at Little Creek Casino tonight. Former Seattle Supersonics star Gary Payton will also pay a visit to Little Creek and the Reign are spreading the rumor that Shawn Kemp will also be on hand.
The Nippon Tornadoes are 0-2 this season and have been outscored by an average of 44 points in their two games against the Vancouver Volcanoes and Bellingham Slam. The Slam beat the Tornadoes by 54 points on Monday. According to the box score from the game, the Tornadoes played just
five six players and one of them only played four minutes. Jordan Mast, a guard that played 12 games as a walk on at Gonzaga in 2006-2007, scored 38 points while Yashuo Iijima scored 33. Mast scored 48 points in their opener against Vancouver and pulled down 13 rebounds. Former University of Washington reserve center Joe Wolfinger scored 28 points in that game but didn’t play in their game in Bellingham.
Tip-0ff tonight at Little Creek is at 7:00 PM. Tickets are just $7 for adults and $5 for player club members.