SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Santa Cruz Warriors (20-20) fell to the Western Conference-leading Salt Lake City Stars (29-12), 101-95, Wednesday night at Bruin Arena in the first game of a three-game road trip.
Guard Andrew Harrison led the Warriors with 24 points on 7-of-11 FG, adding six assists and six rebounds while fellow guard Jonathan Simmons added 18 points and six rebounds. Center Deyonta Davis finished the night with 16 points and 13 rebounds, his ninth double-double in the last 10 games.
Guard Mike Scott led the Stars with 20 points off the bench and two-way guard Justin Wright-Foreman ended the night with 17 points. Center Isaac Haas added 10 points and 13 rebounds in the Stars victory.
The Warriors scored the first eight points of the game however the Stars trailed by just three, 27-24, entering the second quarter. Andrew Harrison scored a team-high nine points on a perfect three-of-three 3FG in the period. Santa Cruz connected on six three-pointers in the second quarter but Salt Lake went on a 9-2 run late in the second to cut the Warriors lead to 61-59 heading into the half.
Center Torren Jones was a perfect four-of-four from the field in the third quarter, helping the Sea Dubs extend their lead to 78-72 entering the fourth quarter. The Stars rallied mid-way through the fourth quarter to take its first lead of the game, 86-84, and didn’t trail the rest of the way.
The Warriors head to Sioux Falls to take on the Skyforce (20-20) at the Sanford Pentagon on Friday, March 6 at 5:00pm in the second contest of their three-game road trip. Fans can watch the game on NBC Sports Bay Area or stream on the MyTeams App. The Warriors conclude the road trip at Iowa on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m. before returning 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.