Santa Cruz Loses to Rio Grande Valley, 126-111
EDINBURG, TX - The Santa Cruz Warriors (4-6) lost both matchups to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (6-3) this week after losing, 126-111, on Thursday night.
Santa Cruz was energized to start the game and earned their highest scoring first quarter of the season to take a seven-point lead into the second quarter, 37-30. However, the Vipers came alive in the second quarter and finished the last 1:40 of the first half on an 8-0 run and went into halftime leading, 66-53.
As a team, the Vipers scored six three pointers in the third quarter and extended their lead to enter the fourth leading, 104-83. Despite outscoring the Vipers in the fourth, Santa Cruz could not close the gap and lost their second game of the week to Rio Grande Valley.
Golden State Warriors Two-Way Guard Quinndary Weatherspoon led the team with 26 points and tallied seven rebounds. Forward LJ Figueroa added 25 points and guard Eli Pemberton came off the bench to add 15 points.
The Vipers had all starters in double digits and both Houston Rockets Two-Way players earned double-doubles, with Trevelin Queen posting 30 points and guard Daishen Nix adding 24 points, seven rebounds and 13 assists.
The Warriors continue their road trip and will face the Austin Spurs on Sunday, January 30 at 3:00 p.m. PST. For more information on the Santa Cruz Warriors, visit santacruzbasketball.com or call (831) 713-4400.
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