PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. – The Oklahoma City Blue (27-15) used a dominant second half to beat the Northern Arizona Suns (9-33), 127-113, on Friday night.
Oklahoma City took its largest lead of the game at 23 points after a three from Devon Hall early in the fourth quarter. Though the teams played each other close in the fourth, the Blue maintained a double-digit lead for much of the second half.
Hall provided a spark off the bench, scoring 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting, including 4-of-5 from beyond the arc. Kevin Hervey also contributed a game-high-tying four three-pointers, scoring 21 points to go with seven rebounds.
Oklahoma City took its first lead of the game late in the second quarter after a three from Scotty Hopson and led 64-62 at halftime. The Blue outscored Northern Arizona 14-6 to open the third, taking its first double-digit lead on a dunk from K.J. McDaniels.
Hopson and McDaniels were each in double figures for the Blue, scoring 18 and 12 points respectively. Oklahoma City was led by Richard Solomon with 23 points and 12 rebounds, his 13th double-double of the season, while two-way player Donte Grantham recorded 10 rebounds to go with four point and three steals.
The Blue outrebounded the Suns 46-40 and scored 56 points in the paint to the Suns’ 42. Oklahoma City’s reserves outscored Northern Arizona’s 61-33.
Northern Arizona was in control for much of the first half, leading by as many as 15 points. George King scored 18 in the first half for the Suns and finished with a game-high 28 points, six rebounds and four assists.