OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 24, 2017 – The Oklahoma City Blue (4-4) defeated the Erie BayHawks (4-5), 120-115, on Friday afternoon.
Trailing 53-47 at the half, the Blue found a rhythm in the third quarter, scoring 28 points in just over seven minutes to cap off a 39-point quarter. Erie then rallied to gain a four-point advantage with 7:41 remaining in the fourth until Myke Henry scored on back-to-back possessions, sparking an 18-5 run to give Oklahoma City the lead they needed to finish on top.
“I thought we showed a good amount of resilience to win that game,” Head Coach Mark Daigneault said. “They’re a really good defensive team, they are really scrappy and they had won four in a row coming in here. I was proud of how we played, especially in the second half. I was proud of how we responded.”
Daniel Hamilton recorded his league-leading fourth triple-double of the season, finishing with 20 points, a career-high 17 assists and team-best 11 rebounds. The Blue had eight players in double figures, four of which tallied at least 15 points.
Justin Leon provided a spark off the bench, posting a season-high 17 points while going 4-for-5 from beyond the arc.
The BayHawks were led in scoring by Jordan Mathews, who dropped a game-high 21 points, including six three-pointers. Hawks assignment player Nicolas Brussino posted a double-double with 19 points and team-leading 12 rebounds.
The Blue will return to action tomorrow when they face the Agua Caliente Clippers at 7:00 p.m. at the Cox Convention Center.