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College Park Skyhawks head coach Noel Gillespie and the Skyhawks won 130-108 Tuesday night.

COLLEGE PARK — The College Park Skyhawks needed a win Tuesday night and they made a strong case for it against the Greensboro Swarm.

Excellent shooting from across the entire roster led to the 130-108 victory and improved the team’s record to 5-5.

The Skyhawks did everything they needed to do in the first quarter and even fought off a late charge from Greensboro to take the opening quarter lead 29-24.

Through the first quarter, the Skyhawks were shooting a smooth 57.9 percent from the field in the first quarter. But things progressively got better in the second as the Skyhawks built a lead as big as 26 points.

The deep three was working well for the team as Brandon Goodwin led the way with 3-of-5 three balls hitting the mark. Another thing that was working for the Skyhawks was the fact that the team shot impressively on the floor with another 65.2 percent showing. College Park’s swell of momentum continued past halftime. Although the Swarm nearly matched College Park’s scoring output, the Skyhawks shot well enough to remain ahead. But it was Goodwin who continued to lead the team offensively.

Greensboro never had a chance at the lead at the end of the game. College Park had a lead as large as 42 points in the second half of the game, a deficit the Swarm couldn’t climb out of.

College Park’s starters combined for 96 points and Goodwin led all scorers with 32 points, including a 6-9 showing from beyond the arc. Atlanta Hawks assignees Bruno Fernando and Tyrone Wallace had solid showings, scoring 20 and 15 points, respectively. Charlie Brown, Jr. added 22 points and nine rebounds, and Armoni Brooks went 3-4 from the three-point line to score nine points.

The Skyhawks head to Grand Rapids to take on the Drive on Dec. 6.

The Skyhawks recovered 45 rebounds and dished the ball for assists 32 times in the victory.

Sports Editor

Graduated from South Carolina State University in 2015. Been with the Henry Herald and Clayton News in two capacities as a sports journalist and interim sports editor.

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