OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (March 22, 2016) – The Bakersfield Jam (21-24) fell to the Oklahoma City Blue (19-27) 110-100 Tuesday night at the Cox Convention Center. Terrico White had a game-high 25 points.
The Jam jumped out to a 14-2 run to start the game, but the Blue would storm back as they finished the opening quarter with a 29-26 lead. White scored 11 points in the quarter alone. Bakersfield got outscored 27-22 in the second frame and trailed 56-48 at halftime.
In the third period, the Jam held Oklahoma City to 36.8 percent shooting from the field and had their deficit cut to four points (76-72) entering the final frame. Despite Askia Booker putting up an 11-point quarter performance in the fourth, the Blue took control and managed to stretch their lead to as big as 19 points. Bakersfield got within single-digits (105-96) at the 2:10 mark, but that would be as close as they got.
Xavier Silas tallied 18 points and Cory Jefferson recorded a double-double with 15 points and 16 rebounds. Booker posted 15 points and five assists off the bench, while Deonte Burton (12) and Kyle Casey (11) also scored in double-figures.
Dwight Buycks led the Blue with 22 points and six assists, while Marquis Teague finished with 17 points, five assists and three steals. Mitch McGary, on assignment from the Oklahoma City Thunder, added 14 points and six rebounds off the bench.
The Jam will next travel to Rio Grande Valley, TX to take on the Vipers on Friday, March 25 at 5:00 p.m. PT.
Terrico White (25 points):
Cory Jefferson (15 points, 16 rebounds):