OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 16, 2017 – The Oklahoma City Blue (8-10) lost 99-94 to the Agua Caliente Clippers (10-7) on Saturday evening at the Cox Convention Center.
The game was competitive throughout featuring 24 lead changes as well as 12 ties. The Blue trailed 24-21 after one quarter and were able to turn things around in the second to take a 48-46 lead into the halftime break.
The two teams continued the back and forth battle into the second half, but the Clippers were able to pull ahead for good on a three-point shot by LaDontae Henton with 3:09 to play. Henton finished with a game-high 19 points and nine rebounds.
“I thought we competed.” Head Coach Mark Daigneault said. “It was a hard-fought game. We just didn’t quite make enough plays to win, but we continue to fight.”
Two-way player PJ Dozier and Myke Henry lead the scoring charge for the Blue with a team-high 18 points apiece. This matched a career high for Dozier, who tacked on an additional seven rebounds and two steals while going 4-of-5 from three-point range. Henry also added five rebounds and three assists.
Two-way player Daniel Hamilton finished the game with nine points, nine rebounds and nine assists.
The Blue will be back in action inside the Cox Convention Center on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. against the Northern Arizona Suns.