SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA – The Santa Cruz Warriors (20-21) fell to the Sioux Falls Skyforce (21-20) 125-102 Friday night at Sanford Pentagon, sending the Warriors to their first three-game losing streak of the season.
The Warriors got out to a slow start, falling 31-14 after the first quarter. Sioux Falls shot 64 percent in the first half to keep their distance from the Warriors and build a 70-46 lead heading into halftime.
Santa Cruz’s Jeremy Pargo hit a three-pointer on the opening possession of the second half to try to get the Sea Dubs going. Santa Cruz won the third quarter 29-25 and trailed 95-75 entering the fourth, but the Skyforce continued their first half hot shooting to maintain a large lead, never letting the Sea Dubs inch closer than 17 points in the second half.
With the win, Sioux Falls moves into the seventh place in the Western Conference all by itself.
Roger Moute a Bidias picked up a new career-high with 24 points and added three rebounds. Pargo finished the game with 14 points, five rebounds and four steals, while Isaiah Reese went 6-of-10 from three-point range to finish the night with 22 points.
Miami Heat two-way Guard Gabe Vincent came off the bench and had 18 points in the first half and finished the game with 23 points (5-8 3FG) to lead the game and five rebounds. Former Golden State Warrior (2012-13) Jarrett Jack tallied 14 points and four assists.
The Warriors now head to Des Moines, Iowa to take on the Iowa Wolves at 1:00pm on Sunday to finish the three-game road trip. Fans can watch the game on NBC Sports Bay Area or stream on the MyTeams App. The Warriors return to Kaiser Permanente Arena on March 12 to take on the Oklahoma City Blue (20-19) at 7 p.m. The first 1,000 fans will receive a Hardwood Classics Blanket presented by Ticketmaster. For more information on the Santa Cruz Warriors 2019-20 NBA G League season, presented by Kaiser Permanente, visit santacruzbasketball.com or call (831) 713-4400.