Oklahoma City Comes Back to Beat Iowa

Official Release | January 26, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 26, 2017 – The Oklahoma City Blue (19-9) earned a comeback victory, 93-90, over the Iowa Energy (5-21) on Thursday night.

With 2:45 left in the game, Oklahoma City trailed 87-86. Semaj Christon drove to the basket for a layup and Josh Huestis hit a three to put the Blue up for good.

Christon and Huestis, on assignment from the Thunder, finished with 16 and eight points, respectively.

“I thought our guys showed good toughness and resilience in the game,” Head Coach Mark Daigneault said. “Those are hard games to win and our guys did a good job closing in the fourth quarter.”

The Blue went into halftime leading 57-35. Reggie Williams scored 14 points in the second quarter, as Oklahoma City outscored Iowa, 33-14.

Williams finished with a game-high 21 points and added four rebounds and three assists.

Iowa locked down in the third quarter and held Oklahoma City to 16 points. The Blue held a slight advantage going into the fourth, leading 73-72.

“I think we did a good job as a team,” Williams said. “The second unit, especially the second unit, got us back and changed the momentum and got it back on our side.”

Oklahoma City goes on the road for two games against the Sioux Falls Skyforce, the first on January 28 at 7 p.m. in the Sanford Pentagon followed by a matchup on January 31 at 6:30 p.m.