Tritons Recap Days 33-36: Tritons Come Up Short vs Hawks, Get Win vs Knights

  • By Reggie Cross, Day 37, 2026


OAKLAND -

Day 33:   Tritons at Skyhawks


Highlights:


1st Qtr 5:33:    22-21 Tritons        Both teams trade lead for the first half of the quarter with
                                                  Navigato and Hunter scoring 7 pts each
1st Qtr 4:23:    29-22 Skyhawks   Skyhawks score 8 straight to take 7 point lead 
End of 1st Q:    45-25 Skyhawks    Skyhawks get hot with a 16-3 run, taking a dominating 20 point lead to end quarter
                                                   (Hunter 14 pts, Johnson 13 pts, Wallace 11 pts, Francis 9 pts)
2nd Qtr 10:22:    51-33 Skyhawks   Skyhawks maintain an 18 point lead
2nd Qtr 7:32:    51-43 Skyhawks     Tritons go on 10-0 run to cut deficit to 8 with 5 pts from Foreman
2nd Qtr 5:48:    58-45 Skyhawks      Skyhawks extend lead back to 13 with 7-2 run. 
2nd Qtr 4:45:    58-51 Skyhawks      6 straight from the Tritons to cut deficit back to 7
End of Half:       71-63 Skyhawks      Skyhawks end half with 8 point lead
                                                      (Johnson, 19, Francis 18 pts, Hunter 16 pts, Wallace 16 pts)
3rd Qtr 7:51:    76-74 Skyhawks       After being down 76-67, Tritons score 7 unanswered to get within 2
3rd Qtr 4:51:    80-80 Tied               Game all evened up
3rd Qtr 2:58:    90-81 Skyhawks       Skyhawks outscore Tritons 10-1 with 5 from Johnson
End of  3rd:      98-93 Skyhawks        Tritons get within 6 to end quarter
                                                      (Hunter 27 pts, Johnson 26 pts, Francis 21 pts, Wallace 19 pts)
4th Qtr 8:48:    110-105 Skyhawks    Skyhawks maintain 5 point lead
4th Qtr 6:15:    116-105 Skyhawks      6 point run by Skyhawks (4 by Hunter) to extend to 11 point lead
4th Qtr 2:46:    117-116 Tritons          Tritons score 12 in a row (7 from Foreman) to take the lead by 1
4th Qtr 0:53:    124-117 Skyhawks      Skyhawks hold Tritons scoreless, score 8 in a row (6 from Phillips) to go ahead by 7
4th Qtr 0:44:    124-120 Skyhawks      Francis takes a 3 and gets fouled by Wallace.   Hits all 3 FT's to pull within 4.
4th Qtr 0:40:    125-120 Skyhawks      Tritons foul, Phillips hits just 1 of 2.    Up by 5.
4th Qtr 0:31:    125-123 Skyhawks      Hood takes a 3 ... and hits.    Tritons down 2
4th Qtr 0:14:    125-123 Skyhawks      Fullard takes a midrange shot.. and misses.  Tritons call a TO.
4th Qtr 0:11:    125-123 Skyhawks       Play drawn up for Foreman.   Takes the 3 for the lead...  misses.
4th Qtr 0:09:    126-123 Skyhawks       Fullard fouled...    makes the first...    misses the second.
                                                          Rebound by Foreman...  throws it ahead to Lockhart for a 3 
4th Qtr 0:06:     126-126 Tied               ... and hits.      Skyhawks call Timeout.   Inbounds... 
                                                          gets the ball down low to Hunter..     and puts it in!    
4th Qtr 0:01:     128-126 Skyhawks      Skyhawks up 2!  Lockhart throws the ball downcourt, intercepted by Johnson
End of Game:     128-126 Skyhawks      Nice win for the Hawks

After a terrible run in the last 4 minutes of the 1st Quarter, the Tritons did a good job fighting back
. It was a heartbreaking loss in the end with, Hunter scoring the game winning basket to finish with 30 points and 11 rebounds. Wallace (24 points), Phillips (21 points, and Johnson (29 points, 13 assists) all played great offensively with the Skyhawks shooting 54% and 50% from 3 land. On the other side, the Tritons recovered by shooting 53% from the field with 42% from beyond the arc. Francis had just 24 points while Grant Hayes had a good game off the bench with 17 points. Isaiah Foreman scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against Hunter, but it wasn't enough in the end.

Top Scores:


Tritons:

Isaiah Foreman: 23.5 (25 pts, 11 reb)
Lamar Francis: 20.9 (24 pts, 2 stl, )
Grant Hayes: 14.9 (17 pts, 5 reb)

Skyhawks:

Jamal Johnson: 32.2 (29 pts, 8 reb, 13 ass, 3 stl)
Mark Hunter: 25.1 (30 pts, 11 reb)
Malik Phillips: 20.3 (21 pts, 5 reb, 3 stl)

Top Net Ratings over 15 minutes:


GOOD:

Isaiah Foreman: 37.3
Lamar Francis: 21.3
Grant Hayes: 16.3

BAD:

Dimitri Ilic: -67.4
Dominic Lockhart: -46.4
Jose Gallo: -34.4

Day 34:   Tritons at Knights


Highlights:


1st Qtr 8:22:    10-4 Tritons     Tritons start with a 6 point lead 
1st Qtr 4:20:    10-10 Tied       Knight tie the game up with a 6-0 run 
1st Qtr 2:09:    17-16 Tritons    Tritons hold on to a one point lead
End of 1st Q     28-16 Tritons    Tritons score 11 unanswered to lead by 12 at the end of the quarter
                                              (Lockhart 6 pts, many with 4 pts)
2nd Qtr 10:52:    30-22 Tritons   Knights cut Tritons lead to 8 
2nd Qtr 9:29:    37-22 Tritons      Tritons 7-0 run to extend lead back to 15 
End of Half        57-43 Tritons      Tritons end half with 14 point lead
                                                (Lockhart 12 pts, Navigato 11 pts, Woodley 10 pts, Dembele 8 pts)
3rd Qtr 9:06:    62-49 Tritons      Tritons maintain 13 point lead
3rd Qtr 7:08:    71-49 Tritons       9-0 run by Tritons to take lead to 22.
End of 3rd Q:    85-57 Tritons       Tritons outscore Knights 28-14 in 3rd to take 28 point lead
                                                (Navigato 18 pts, Lockhart 14 pts, Woodley 14 pts, Francis 12 pts)
4th Qtr 9:59:    93-59 Tritons       Triton lead extended to 34 with 8-2 run
4th Qtr 7:08:    93-73 Tritons       Knights make a big run with 14 unanswered to come within 20
End of Game:    111-94 Tritons      Knights too far behind, Tritons win by 17.

After a painful loss in St. Louis, the Tritons bounced back strong against the Knights on the back to back. Omari Woodley led the Knights with a double double with 21 points and 13 rebounds, but Darius Whiteside struggled shooting with 2 points and 13 assists. Developing young players, Ford (15 pts), Dillinger (13 pts) and Jackson (12 pts) were held in check as the Tritons pulled away in the second half. Tritons shot an average 44% from the field and led by Francis with just 20 points. Dominic Lockhart had a good double double with 19 points and 10 rebounds with Navigato at near double double with 18 points, 9 rebounds. The score looked more impressive than the boxscore, but the Tritons will take every win they can.

Top Scores:


Tritons:
Kai Navigato: 18.5 (18 pts, 9 reb, 4 ass, 3 stl, )
Dominic Lockhart: 17.3 (19 pts, 10 reb, )
Isaiah Foreman: 11.4 (6 pts, 11 reb, 5 ass, 2 stl, )

Knights:

Omari Woodley: 21.4 (21 pts, 13 reb, )
Chris Dillinger: 14 (13 pts, 8 reb, 2 stl, )
Ricky Jackson Jr: 10.2 (12 pts, 5 reb, 2 blk)

Top Net Ratings over 15 minutes:


GOOD:

Keon Perkins: 105.2
Dominic Lockhart: 45.7
Isaiah Foreman: 37.2

BAD:

Evan Coleman: -56.2
Darius Whiteside: -52.2
Ari Ajayi: -50.5

Upcoming Games:  


Day 37: vs Jaguars (9-7)
Day 38: vs Predators (10-7)
Day 39: vs Thunder (8-9)

Tritons host three tough Western conference teams in four days. The Tritons beat the Jags in their first matchup this season, however, Jags have always started slow. They've won 3 of their last 4 and may be starting to adapt to life without Hooker with Juwan Hughes playing excellent basketball this season. The Predators are another strong team this year running at a high pace and sitting 4th in the conference. Stackhouse and Pierce are of big concern as well as the resurgent Barber who's loving the new offense. The Thunder have won 4 of their last 5 and have one of those teams with young scary potential. 3rd in transition, 5th in pace, Tritons will need to control tempo and either hold down the high scoring Thunder team led by Phifer or have Francis get into a gunfight with him (not literally... Kuberka..)