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Delaware Blue Coats defeat College Park Skyhawks 111-96

Skyhawks starting lineup for the game. Photo: CP Skyhawks
Skyhawks starting lineup for the game. Photo: CP Skyhawks

In a challenging matchup, the College Park Skyhawks (15-11) succumbed to the Delaware Blue Coats (17-8) with a final score of 111-96. Despite the loss, standout performances from Rob Baker and AJ Griffin showcased the team's resilience.

Rob Baker led the Skyhawks' offensive effort, contributing 19 points, with an impressive 3-5 performance from beyond the arc. Baker's recent hot streak includes shooting at an impressive .563% from deep over the last six games, making him a consistent threat from long range.

AJ Griffin made significant contributions off the bench, setting G-League career highs with five steals and three blocks. Griffin's well-rounded performance included 10 points, four rebounds, and one assist in 25 minutes of play.

Joining Baker and Griffin in double figures were Miles Norris (17 points), Jordan Bowden (15 points), Mouhamed Gueye (11 points), and Vit Krejci (10 points). The game saw a back-and-forth first quarter, but Delaware gained momentum in the second quarter, securing a 16-point lead with sharpshooting from beyond the arc. Despite a spirited effort from College Park, they couldn't overcome the Blue Coats' lead in the second half.

Jordan Bowden's 10 third-quarter points brought the Skyhawks within one point, but Delaware responded with a 10-2 run to end the quarter with an 81-72 lead. The Blue Coats maintained a double-digit advantage throughout the final quarter. Darius Bazley led the way for Delaware with a game-high 25 points, while Jared Brownridge and Rob Edwards also made significant contributions with season-high point totals of 24 and 19, respectively.

Looking ahead, the Skyhawks, holding a 15-11 record in the final month of the regular season, are tied for fifth place in the East with eight games remaining. They will face the second-place Osceola Magic in a back-to-back series to conclude the six-game home stand on Mar. 8 at 7 p.m. and Mar. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Fans can secure their seats by visiting

This is Dez Barnes of Pretty Girls Love Sports, a journalist on the MTMV Sports platform. She is a retired US Army veteran, professional cheerleader, pet mom, and avid sports lover. Feel free to follow her writings as she dives into the latest sports news! You can find her on all social media channels @PGLOVESPORTS.

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