Second Half Woes Sink Legends

By Britney Wynn | March 10, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, (Mar. 9, 2018) –The Texas Legends (25-19) stumbled in the second half, falling to the Oklahoma City Blue (24-21) 97-118 Friday night at Cox Convention Center.

Texas got off to a slow start shooting below 30% in the first.  Jalen Jones led the visitors’ efforts with 8 points and 6 rebounds, but Oklahoma City came out on top 25-22 at the first buzzer.Jordan Downing came alive in the second, hitting 3-of-3 outside to finish with 11 points.  Texas outscored OKC 27-25, but after 13 first half lead changes, the home team maintained a one-point edge at the break.

The slight advantage escalated in the third as the Blue put up 11 unanswered points midway through and finished off the quarter with a 12-2 run to jump up to a 90-68 lead.  Texas spread the scoring in the fourth to chip away at the deficit, but the gap proved to be too much as the Blue evened the season series 2-2.

Jones led the Legends’ efforts with the game’s only double-double of 18 points, 11 rebounds, and 2 blocks while Jameel Warney neared a second with 11 points, 9 rebounds, both dishing out 3 assists each.  Johnathan Motley finished with 16 points, 7 rebounds, and Jordan Downing came off the bench for 14 points, 2 assists.

PJ Dozier had a game-high 20 points for the Blue while grabbing 7 rebounds, 3 steals.  Dakari Johnson added 17 points, 8 rebounds and Rashawn Thomas tallied 16 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and a block.

Texas returns to Dr Pepper Arena Saturday to host the Reno Bighorns at 7:30pm CT.  For tickets or information visit www.TexLegends.com.

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