Santa Cruz Warriors: Quinn Cook drops 28 points in loss to Suns

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Quinn Cook and Terrence Jones valiantly attempted to lead the Santa Cruz Warriors to a win over the Northern Arizona Suns, but to no avail.

The Santa Cruz Warriors began a two-game road trip on Saturday, starting with a 122-113 loss to the Northern Arizona Suns at the Prescott Valley Event Center.

The Sea Dubs lost the first quarter 24-20, but a 30-26 second quarter allowed the Warriors to tie the game at 50 a piece at halftime. They came out of the locker room inspired, winning the third quarter 38-32.

Unfortunately, Santa Cruz just didn’t have enough in the tank to close out the game, giving up a 40-25 fourth quarter to the Suns.

The Sea Dubs drop their regular season win/loss record to 18-16 with theis loss to Northern Arizona Suns. Hopefully, Santa Cruz can bounce back on Tuesday when they take on the Salt Lake City Stars.

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Saturday night in Arizona

Golden State Warriors two-way contract player Quinn Cook was one of the best guys on the court for Santa Cruz Saturday night, posting 28 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four steals in 39 minutes. He shot 10-of-23 from the field, 5-of-8 from behind the arc and 3-of-4 from the free throw line.

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Terrence Jones also had one of his best performances as a Sea Dub, recording 28 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals in 32 minutes as a starter. He shot 9-of-14 from the field and 10-of-18 from the charity stripe.

Damion Lee was once again one of the best second unit players for Santa Cruz, dropping in 19 points, two rebounds, one assist and two steals in 34 minutes. He was relatively efficient off the bench, shooting 4-of-9 from the field and 10-of-11 from the free throw line, but only 1-of-5 from long range.

Alex Hamilton rounded out Surf City’s double-digit scorers, tallying 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field and 1-of-2 shooting from the free throw line. He added six rebounds and three assists in 30 minutes.