SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — The Salt Lake City Stars snapped a three-game losing skid with a 111-99 victory over the Santa Cruz Warriors tonight at Kaiser Permanente Arena. The win marks the 10th time the Stars have held their opponent to under 100 points this season.
The Stars were led by Utah Jazz two-way player Jarrell Brantley, who tallied 21 points on 8-of-15 (.533) shooting from the floor, registering his third consecutive 20-point game. Fellow Jazz two-way player Justin Wright-Foreman posted 20 points, three rebounds and three assists. Jazz assignee Miye Oni (13 points and 11 rebounds) and Isaac Haas (10 points and 11 rebounds) added double-doubles for the Stars.
The Warriors were paced by Golden State Warriors assignment player Alen Smailagic, who scored a game-high 26 points on 9-of-13 (.692) shooting to go with seven rebounds and four assists. Deyonta Davis notched a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds, while Ryan Taylor added 11 points and five rebounds.
There were 24 lead changes and nine ties through the first 39 minutes of play. From that point, the Stars went on a 14-0 run to take a 13-point lead (95-82), with six minutes left in the final frame. The Warriors trimmed the lead to single digits (91-98), but Salt Lake City pulled away down the stretch to earn the 12-point road victory (111-99).