DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 3, 2018 – The Oklahoma City Blue (19-16) fell to the Iowa Wolves (18-14), 117-90, on the second night of a back-to-back.
Oklahoma City was up 36-35 midway through the second quarter until Iowa produced a 14-3 run to put them up by double digits. Nine of Rashawn Thomas’ 16 points came in the third quarter, helping the Blue close the gap to just five points at 60-55, but the Wolves responded with 14 unanswered points to put the game out of reach.
Two-way players PJ Dozier and Daniel Hamilton led the charge for Oklahoma City. Dozier tallied a game-high-tying 20 points, five rebounds and four assists while shooting 9-of-14 from the floor and 2-of-3 from three-point range. Hamilton registered a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds, tacking on five assists and three steals.
Justin Leon led all Oklahoma City reserves with 11 points and eight rebounds, going a perfect 6-for-6 from the charity stripe.
The Wolves shot 55.3 percent from the floor and 50.0 percent from beyond the arc, compared to Oklahoma City’s 35.4 percent from the field and 32.4 percent from long range. Iowa’s Melo Trimble posted a triple-double of 20 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists.
The Blue will return home to face the Salt Lake City Stars next on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. inside Cox Convention Center.