Santa Cruz Warriors bounce back vs. Agua Caliente Clippers

SANTA CRUZ, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Quinn Cook /

The Santa Cruz Warriors notch a win against the Agua Caliente Clippers on Saturday, ending a 3-game losing streak.’

Following a three-point loss to the Iowa Wolves just the night before, the Santa Cruz Warriors were noticeably much more locked in on Saturday at Kaiser Permanente Arena, defeating the Agua Caliente Clippers 118-84 on the tail end of a back-to-back series.

The Warriors improve to a 17-13 regular season win/loss record following Saturday night’s victory, simultaneously breaking the 3-game losing streak that caused them to fall from the second seed in the West to the eighth-best record in the conference.

Considering how much ground they have to make up in order to get back into playoff contention, I’m hopeful Surf City will find a way to continue riding this wave of momentum into a new string of wins.

Quinn Cook was the best player on the floor Saturday night at KP Arena, pacing the Sea Dubs with 33 points in 33 minutes of play. He added four rebounds, eight assists and one steal, shooting 11-of-19 from the field, 5-of-9 from behind the arc and 6-of-6 from the free throw line.

Still on assignment from the Golden State Warriors, Damian Jones dropped in 18 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 32 minutes. He shot 5-of-8 from the field and 8-of-11 from the charity stripe.

More from Blue Man Hoop

Damion Lee has continued to impress, tallying 16 points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal against the Clippers.

With Antonius Cleveland having signed a two-way contract with the Dallas Mavericks and Georges Niang now on a two-way contract with the Utah Jazz, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Lee be the next Sea Dubs player to get called up.

Winston Shepard had his best game in a Warriors uniform on Saturday, nearly recording a triple-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists to go with three steals. He did this all in just 27 minutes on 5-of-11 shooting.

Lastly, James Southerland posted 12 points, seven rebounds and two assists on 5-of-12 shooting. He was also a team-high +33 in just 32 minutes of play.

The Sea Dubs will resume their 7-game homestand on Thursday when the host the Oklahoma City Blue. This will be their last game at KP Arena before they host their annual game at Oracle Arena against the visiting Austin Spurs.