OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 5, 2017 – The Oklahoma City Blue (7-6) defeated the Memphis Hustle (5-7), 107-97, on Tuesday night.
The Blue controlled most of the game, but early in the third quarter, the Hustle cut the Blue’s 12-point lead down to five. A three-pointer from Daniel Hamilton sparked a 12-4 run, to put the game out of reach.
Hamilton contributed eight points and eight rebounds, while Myke Henry scored a career-high 22 points off the bench.
“I thought we dictated the types of shots they took on the offensive end,” Head Coach Mark Daigneault said. “It was our lowest turnover game…we took care of the ball, we shared it and got quality shots and I thought our defense carried us tonight.”
The teams went back and forth in the first quarter, but the Hustle held a five-point lead in the first quarter before Bryce Alford hit three consecutive three-pointers to give OKC a spark. Oklahoma City led 34-24 after the first quarter.
Memphis responded in the second, cutting the Blue’s 13-point advantage down to four points with three minutes left in the first half. Henry scored eight points in the second and Oklahoma City went into halftime leading, 58-48.
The Blue’s bench outscored the Hustle’s by 24 points with Alford scoring 18. Memphis was led by 17 points from Marquis Teague.
Oklahoma City heads on the road for two games, first facing the Wisconsin Herd at the Menominee Nation Arena on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m.