AUSTIN, Texas — The Santa Cruz Warriors (10-5) defeated the Austin Spurs (8-7) 107-102 at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park Thursday night.
Two-way contract player Darrun Hilliard led the way for the Spurs with 21 points (6-21 FG, 3-6 3FG, 6-6 FT), 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Julian Washburn contributed with a season-high 19 points (7-10 FG, 4-5 3FG), 2 rebounds and 3 steals. After a four-game absence with his minutes restricted, Matt Costello chipped in 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 10 minutes.
The Warriors finished the first quarter ahead by 7 (35-28) shooting 70 percent from the field. Both teams scored 16 in the second quarter and the Spurs went into halftime down 51-44. In the second half, the Spurs kept the game close, cutting their deficit to 4 by scoring 10 points off the Warriors six turnovers in the third quarter. The Warriors then went on a 22-11 run and despite a late 10-0 run by the Spurs the Warriors came out on top.
For the Warriors, James Southerland led the team with 27 points and 8 rebounds in 28 minutes, while Alex Hamilton contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds in 35 minutes.
The teams will meet again on Sunday at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park at 2 p.m. (CST).
Austin’s home game against Santa Cruz will be broadcast on NBATV. For tickets, broadcasts or the full season schedule, visit www.austinspurs.com.