OKLAHOMA CITY—Santa Cruz Warriors forward Lester Quinones finished with a game-high 36 points to help lift the Sea Dubs in a 112-108 win over the Oklahoma City Blue at the Paycom Center on Sunday afternoon.
Fellow teammate Dusty Hannahs followed with 25 points for the Warriors, who improved to 2-3 with the victory.
Forward Zeke Moore added 16 points and six rebounds and center Jayce Johnson contributed 17 rebounds in a bounce back victory for the Sea Dubs.
Blue forward Adam Mokoka finished with a team-high 25 points and nine rebounds. Fellow teammate Jaden Shackelford added 15 points and forward Robert Woodard II and center Noah Starkey each contributed 14 points.
OKC (2-4) led by as many as 11 points in the first quarter, but the Warriors tied the score at 31-all heading into the second frame.
The contest remained close throughout the second period and the Warriors held on to a 60-49 lead heading into halftime.
Santa Cruz maintained the lead in the third, eventually building a 17-point advantage over the Blue.
OKC fought back to tie the game midway through the fourth quarter. However, the Warriors held on to secure the 112-108 win.
Santa Cruz (2-3) will return home to Kaiser Permanente Arena for back-to-back games against the Sioux Falls Skyforce (4-2) on Jan. 12 and 13. Both games are slated to tip off at 7pm.
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