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Warriors Dominate D-Fenders on the Road

January 22, 2015 - NBA G League (G League) - Santa Cruz Warriors News Release

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - The Santa Cruz Warriors handed the Los Angeles D-Fenders a 138-103 loss on Wednesday evening, with seven different Warriors scoring in double-figures.

Moe Baker had an explosive night, scoring 21 points on a 9 of 11 shooting effort. Dominique Sutton notched a double-double, with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Ronald Roberts Jr., who was acquired today in a trade with the Delaware 87ers, came off the bench to post 18 points and 7 rebounds in his first game as a Warrior.

Los Angeles was paced by Vander Blue, who scored a game-high 34 points. Jabari Brown tallied 26 points and Roscoe Smith recorded a double-double, with 11 points and 13 rebounds.

The Warriors emerged sharpshooting in the first quarter, leading the D-Fenders 11-2 in just under four minutes of play. At the start of the second period, Santa Cruz edged Los Angeles by 4 points, never trailing during the entire first quarter. The second quarter would see Santa Cruz increase their distance from the D-Fenders, leading by as many as 19 points.

In the fourth quarter, Santa Cruz took over the game completely, finishing with a season-high 138 points and winning by 35 points.

Santa Cruz kept the edge on field goal percentage (56%-44%), rebounds made (54-34), assists made (33-18), and steals (10-6).

The Santa Cruz Warriors return home to Kaiser Permanente Arena to face the Reno Bighorns on Friday. Fans can listen to the broadcast on the Santa Cruz Warriors flagship station, KION 1460AM/101.1FM, or catch the game on the NBA D-League's YouTube channel, via http://www.santacruzbasketball.com.


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