Cavalry's Road Woes Continue Against Tri-City

Oklahoman Published: January 24, 1993
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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Oh, those road blues.

The Cavalry closed out another disappointing road trip Saturday night, dropping a 104-99 decision to the Tri-City Chinook in front of 3,986 fans at Tri-Cities Coliseum.

Oklahoma City, 12-16, won just one of six games on the nine-day trip. At least it's over. The Cavs open a six-game homestand Friday night against Eastern Division leader Grand Rapids and will host Western Division leader Wichita Falls on Saturday night.

The Cavalry, 4-13 on the road, had second-half leads in all but one of the six games. The Cavs won almost half of the quarters (11 1/2) on the trip, evidence they had their chances. But like so many other road games, they always came up short.

Tri-City's win Saturday night was a perfect example. Oklahoma City led by 11 points early in the second quarter (33-22), but it quickly evaporated as Tri-City built a slim 53-52 halftime lead.

The Cavs went back up 63-62 midway through the third quarter, but fell behind by as many as eight, trailing 86-78 with 6:36 to play. Oklahoma City charged to within 88-87 with 4:07 remaining and clawed to within 96-94 with 1:08 left, but could never get closer.

Tri-City, collecting 5 1/2 standings' points, answered every run as Andy Toolson scored nine of his 17 points in the final four minutes. Jo Jo English scored 22 and Wayne Tinkle 21 for the Chinook.

Jay Taylor, nailing five three-pointers, led all scorers with 30 points. Steve Burtt added 19. BIOG: NAME:

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