The Reno Bighorns (13-19) lost a close game to the Santa Cruz Warriors (21-12) 94-90 Tuesday night in Santa Cruz.
The two teams kept it close throughout the game, but Santa Cruz pulled away at the end of the fourth quarter.
The Bighorns were led by another double-double from Samardo Samuels, his ninth in the last 10 games. Samuels had 26 points and a team season-high 19 rebounds. Newly-acquired guard Ronald Dupree added 14 points. Dar Tucker and Tajuan Porter each had 12 points for Reno.
The Warriors were led by Cameron Jones' season-high 30 points. D-League All-Star game MVP Travis Leslie had 17 points and 14 rebounds.
The Bighorns and Warriors will play again tomorrow night at 7 p.m.
Reno returns home on Thursday, March 7th to face the Idaho Stampede.