The College Park Skyhawks used 28 points from Tahjere McCall and a balanced approach on offense to knock off the Delaware Blue Coats on the road Friday night, 132-125.
With the win, the Skyhawks improve to 10-8 on the season.
Neither team wasted time out of the gate, ending the first quarter tied at 37 points apiece. The Skyhawks scored a season and franchise-high 78 points in the first half, trailing the home team by just one headed into the break. College Park took a 98-99 lead into the fourth quarter and pulled away by as many as 10, but the Blue Coats refused to go away easily. Delaware hit back-to-back three-pointers to cut the deficit to just two with over five minutes to play. McCall connected on a jump shot out of College Park’s timeout to spark a 6-0 run and the home team was not able to recover.
McCall led the Skyhawks, scoring a season-high 28 points (4-6 from three) off the bench to pace the offense. Cat Barber recorded a double-double of 23 points and 10 assists, while Nick Ward added 16 points. Marcus Derrickson scored 14, Jordan Sibert contributed 11 and Charlie Brown, Jr. added 12 points and seven rebounds in the win. Armoni Brooks, Kenny Gabriel and Mark Ogden, Jr. scored 12, 11, and four points off the bench, respectively, to round out the scoring effort.
The Skyhawks make stops in Maine and Westchester on Dec. 29 and 30, before returning home to tip-off 2020.