OKLAHOMA CITY, March 14, 2017 – The Oklahoma City Blue (30-14) used a strong second half to defeat the Santa Cruz Warriors (25-18), 123-98, on Tuesday night.
Oklahoma City took its largest lead at 27 points in the fourth quarter behind nine points from Reggie Williams on perfect 3-of-3 shooting from the field. He finished with a game-high 23 points, to go along with three assists and two steals.
The win gave Oklahoma City a sweep of the season series and ended a six-game win streak for the Warriors.
“I was really pleased with tonight’s performance,” Head Coach Mark Daigneault said. “I thought we played together on offense and really defended well. It was a good win for our group.”
After the first quarter, Oklahoma City held a 26-22 lead. The Blue went up by 13 points in the second quarter, but Santa Cruz responded to cut the lead to two points with 1:24 left in the half.
OKC closed the half on a 6-0 run behind three-pointers from Alex Caruso and Boubacar Moungoro and went into the locker room leading 55-47.
Caruso and Moungoro were two of the six players for the Blue that finished in double figures. Caruso tallied 10 points and a career-high tying 10 assists for his second double-double of the season, while Moungoro turned in 14 points off the bench.
The Blue goes on the road to face the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Thursday night at 7 p.m. in the State Farm Arena.