The Reno Bighorns struggled from the field, shooting 29.4 percent, as they fell to the Warriors 95-79. Memphis Grizzlies’ assignee Tony Wroten led the Bighorns with 21 points.
Warriors’ guard Stefhon Hannah had the hot hand for Santa Cruz, scoring 25 points and going 7-9 from the three-point line. Mickell Gladness added five block for the Warriors.
Bighorns’ center Darnell Jackson recorded the first double-double of the season for the team, with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Marcus Landry also put in a strong showing for the Bighorns, scoring 11 points and shooting 60 percent from the three-point line.
The Bighorns mounted a mini-comeback in the fourth quarter, cutting the Warriors lead to six points, however, Hannah’s hot shooting stymied the rally. The Warriors again out-rebounded the Bighorns, 57-46.
The Bighorns return to action next Friday night, December 7 against the Bakersfield Jam. On Saturday, December 8, the Bighorns will be giving out holiday ornaments to the first 1500 fans in the door. Season tickets and group tickets are on sale today. For more information, fans can call 775-853-8220.