The Reno Bighorns defeated the Santa Cruz Warriors 129-123 Tuesday Night at the Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz, CA. Improving their record to 21-10, keeping them the number one ranked team in the Western Conference.
David Stockton led the Bighorns with 30 points, nine assists and four steals during the Tuesday night contest. Ricky Ledo followed Stockton closely, netting 26 points, grabbing two rebounds and adding two assists. Chad Toppert finished the contest going 6-8 from the field and 6-8 from behind the arc notching 19 points and two rebounds. Vince Hunter logged his 20 double-double of the season with 17 points, 16 rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Toppert paced the Bighorns in the first quarter with 10 points. Toppert went 3-3 from the field and 3-3 from the three-point range in the quarter. Hunter scored six points and added three rebounds in the quarter while Reggie Hearn had six points and three rebounds.
In the second quarter, Stockton tallied 13 points and two assists as Toppert notched nine points. Cliff Hammonds totaled five points and two assists in the second quarter. The Bighorns shot 54 percent from the field in the second quarter compared to the Warriors shooting 40 percent from the field in the quarter.
The Bighorns went into the locker room at the half leading the Warriors 64-52.
Ledo led the Bighorns in the third quarter, counting 13 points while Stockton netted 10 points. Duje Dukan had five points in the quarter. The Bighorns led by 16 points midway through the quarter.
During the final quarter, Hunter notched nine points and 10 rebounds as Hearn and Ledo had five points each. Stockton added five points and two assists for the Bighorns in the fourth quarter.
The Bighorns shot 53 percent from behind the arc in the second half compared to the Warriors shooting 31 percent from the three-point range.
The Bighorns next travel to Bakersfield to face the Bakersfield Jam after the All-Star break on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.