OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 25, 2017 – The Oklahoma City Blue (4-5) fell to the Agua Caliente Clippers (5-4), 99-89 on Saturday night.
After trailing by as many as 23 in the game, Oklahoma City was only down 77-75 heading into the fourth quarter. The Clippers outscored the Blue by 14 points in the first six minutes of the fourth, putting the game out of reach.
Agua Caliente was led by 19 points from Tyrone Wallace and a 16-point, 11-rebound double-double from assignment player Brice Johnson.
The Blue trailed 55-40 at halftime, but a combined 10 points from Rashawn Thomas and Bryce Alford closed the deficit to single digits in the third quarter. Alford turned in 12 points and six rebounds, while Thomas tallied 14 points and eight rebounds in his first start of the season.
“I thought we came out of halftime with a nice response,” Head Coach Mark Daigneault said. “We didn’t have enough to win the game in the fourth quarter, but I was happy with how we responded in the third.”
Six players for the Blue were in double figures, led by 15 points from Daniel Hamilton. He added 11 rebounds for his league-leading sixth double-double of the season. Javan Felix finished with a career-high 12 points, his first double-digit-scoring game of the season.
Oklahoma City will continue its homestand on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. versus the Santa Cruz Warriors at the Cox Convention Center.