D-Fenders vs. Warriors Postgame Report 02/10/14

Trevor Wong | @DFenders

Manny Harris followed up his franchise-record 56 points from Saturday night with 22 points on Monday night in a 121-106 home loss to the Warriors. C.J. Williams led all scorers with 25 points and Terrence Williams added 11 points and 11 assists.

KEY MOMENT
Up three at the end of the first, the D-Fenders were outscored 41-14 in the second quarter and trailed 65-41 at halftime. L.A. never cut the deficit to single digits and only got it as close as 12 with about two minutes remaining. The Warriors’ 41 points in the second was a season-high for a quarter, while the D-Fenders hit just 5 of 28 shots, including 0 of 12 from beyond the arc.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Mychel Thompson. With his dad, Mychal Thompson, in attendance, son Mychel registered a season-high 18 points and eight rebounds, and tied a season high with four assists. In his first career start, Thompson was 7 of 14 from the floor, including 2 of 5 from beyond the arc.

UNSUNG HEROES
Cameron Jones, Scott Machado, William Buford and Kevin Kotzur. The Warriors bench combined for 25 of the team’s 41 second-quarter points to help pace Santa Cruz to a double-digit halftime lead. In total, the reserves totaled 44 points, 21 rebounds and 13 assists on the evening.

PROSPECT PERFORMANCE WATCH
Manny Harris recorded 22 points and five rebounds in 38 minutes. In five games vs. Santa Cruz this season, Harris is averaging 32.8 points and 7.2 rebounds on 51.7 percent field goals and 40.6 percent from the three-point line.

No. 2 prospect, Terrence Williams, returned from a one-game absence, but struggled from the floor, shooting just 3 of 18, and 1 of 10 on three-pointers towards 11 points. Williams, however, dished out a season-high 11 assists and grabbed five rebounds.

No. 14 prospect, James Southerland, scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds on 8 of 17 field goals, and 2 of 7 on three-pointers.

STAT OF THE GAME
Santa Cruz hung a quarter-high this season with 41 points in the second frame on 16 of 26 field goals (61.5 percent). Of those points, 26 came inside the paint. The D-Fenders had 41 at halftime, with 14 coming in the second quarter. With so many missed shots, L.A. was outrebounded 24-7.

PLAY OF THE NIGHT
VIDEO: Hyman goes up high and tip slams a Harris missed jumper.