The Texas Legends were on the road Wednesday night taking on the Santa Cruz Warriors. The Legends came into this game hoping to halt their five game losing streak. It was not to be on this night, as they fell to the Warriors 120-104 for their sixth straight lose.
Eric Griffin paved the way for the Legends in the first quarter scoring 14 points. The Legends and Warriors traded the lead eight different times in the first quarter with Texas having the final say at the end of the first quarter, leading 32-31.
In the second quarter, Texas outscored Santa Cruz 32-23. led by newcomer Jarrid Famous who was acquired via trade with the Iowa Energy. Famous scored 10 points and had 5 rebounds to pull Texas away to a 10 point lead at halftime by the score of 64-54.
Early in the third quarter, the Legends would take a 13-point lead by a score of 69-56. The lead quickly evaporated when the Warriors went on a 15-0 run to take a 71-69 lead. The Warriors run in the third quarter propelled them for the rest of the game. The Warriors outscored the Legends 33-18 in the third quarter.
The fourth quarter wasn’t any easier for the Legends as the Warriors outscored the Legends 33-22, propelling the Warriors to a 120-104 victory.
Darington Hobson, Aaron Craft and Taylor Griffin were phenomenal for the Warriors. Hobson had a triple-double with 20 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists. Thompson joined Hobson with 20 points, and Craft led the team with 25 points.
The Texas Legends were led by forward Eric Griffin with 25 points. Jarrid Famous also had double digit points with 15, and led the Legends with 15 boards. Guard Mike James had 10 assists and also chipped in 19 points. Renaldo Balkman had 18 points off the bench.
The Legends are now losers of six straight and losers of 9 out of their last 10. They will not return home to Frisco until March 11th when they take on the Reno Bighorns. Texas will take on Reno Friday night and LA on Saturday night. The Legends hope that March madness works in their favor as they try to get back in the winning column.
By Taimon Turner