DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 7, 2017 – The Oklahoma City Blue (23-10) defeated the Iowa Energy (7-24), 116-106, on Tuesday morning.
Iowa cut Oklahoma City’s 16-point lead to seven with 2:58 left in the third quarter. Dez Wells and Jannero Pargo hit back-to-back three-pointers to secure the lead for the Blue.
Oklahoma City shot 51.6 percent from the three-point line, with Daniel Hamilton and Pargo each hitting four 3’s.
The lead ballooned to 24 points in the fourth quarter, with Dakari Johnson scoring 10 points in the final frame. Johnson finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds, his third double-double in the last four games and 11th this season.
The Blue held a slight advantage over the Energy, 29-27, after the first quarter. Hamilton turned in 11 points in the quarter and finished with 14 points, five rebounds and three assists.
The game went back and forth in the second quarter, with three ties and four lead changes. The Energy took its last lead of the game, 36-35, on a dunk from Amir Williams. The Blue responded with a 16-2 run and went into halftime leading 54-46.
Oklahoma City stays in Iowa for another matchup with the Energy on Thursday, February 9 at 7 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Arena.