Santa Cruz Warriors fall to Northern Arizona Suns on Tuesday

SANTA CRUZ, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Avry Holmes /

The Santa Cruz Warriors ended their 3-game road trip on Tuesday with a disappointing loss to the Northern Arizona Suns.

The Santa Cruz Warriors, G League affiliate of the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors, failed to end their 3-game road trip on a positive note Tuesday night, losing 94-138 to the Northern Arizona Suns.

The Sea Dubs drop their regular season win/loss record to 10-7, which currently ranks as the fourth-best record in the Western Conference and ninth-best overall.

They’ll head back home to Kaiser Permanente Arena to host the Memphis Hustle on Friday, Dec. 15 at 7:00 p.m. PST. The Warriors will stay in Santa Cruz to play the Westchester Knicks to conclude a 2-game homestand before heading back on the road to face the Reno Bighorns.

Damion Lee was the highest scorer for the Santa Cruz Warriors on Tuesday against the Suns, dropping in 20 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 30 minutes off the bench. He shot 7-of-16 from the field, 1-of-4 from behind the arc and 5-of-5 from the free throw line.

Starting in the backcourt to fill in for Warriors 2-way contract player, Quinn Cook, Avry Holmes posted 18 points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 30 minutes, going 7-of-12 from the field and 4-of-6 from behind the arc.

Georges Niang tallied 16 points (6-16 FG), eight rebounds, six assists and one block in 35 minutes, while Damian Jones — still on assignment from GSW — also recorded 16 points (7-11 FG), adding in 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 28 minutes.

Cleanthony Early was the last Warrior to score in double-digits, finishing with 11 points and two rebounds in 25 minutes.

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The Sea Dubs haven’t been the same since the Golden State Warriors brought Quinn Cook up to fill in for an injured Stephen Curry.

Santa Cruz Warriors play-by-play commentator Kevin Danna was the first to mention it: the Sea Dubs are 8-2 with Cook in the lineup and 2-4 without, so it’s clear to gauge how significant Cook is to Santa Cruz’s overall gameplan.

As Curry continues to rehab his ankle injury on the sideline, the amount of time Cook will be spending with Golden State remains indefinite; therefore, the most interesting Surf City storyline at this point in the season surrounds whether Santa Cruz will be able to maintain a high level of success without their distinguished floor general.