No moral victories - 905 fall to Blue Coats
Final Score: 114-107 Blue Coats
905 Leading Scorer: Paul Watson with 21points
905 Starters: Paul Watson, Justin Anderson, Dewan Hernandez, Jawuan Ewans, Tyler Ennis
905 2-Ways: Shamorie Ponds & Oshae Brissett
905 Assignees: Dewan Hernandez
After leading for most of the game, the Raptors 905 feel to the Delaware Blue Coats on Saturday, 114-107. "I'm certainly not a morel victory sort of guy. The win is on the scoreboard and we feel that the most", said Coach Jama Mahlalela. "That being said, I think the fight is important, we keep fighting and we have proven that all season".
First quarter: 25-22 for the 905
The 905 struggled from the field in the first quarter, shooting a a collective 10-30. At the frigid end of the spectrum where Dewan Hernandez who shot 1-7 for 2 points, while Tyler Ennis was a perfect 3-3, all from behind the ark, for 9 points. In middle was Justin Anderson who went 3-6 for 6 points. Not mention this emphatic dunk.
Second quarter: 56-49 for the 905
As the second quarter came to a close, Ennis hit a driving layup at the buzzer, to put the 905 up by six. After not playing in the first quarter, Nicolas Bear scored 11 points (4/5 from the field, 3/4 from 3) in six minutes. Ennis and Bear were the 905 leading scores, with 11 points each, through the first half.
Third quarter: 86-82 for the 905
Bear's hot shooting earned him some more playing time in the third, checking in at the 5:41 mark. Baer hit his only shot of the quarter, a three, and had a nice block as the quarter was coming a to a close, "a big monster player" according in to Coach Mahlalela.
Fourth quarter: 114-107 for the Blue Coats
After a strong first three quarter, the wheels feel off during the fourth quarter as the Blue Coats outscored the 905 32-21 to pick up the road victory. "A good learning game for us", said Coach Jama Mahlalela after the game. "A team that is a really good team in the G-League. You have to tip your hat to them. They have a lot of talented players who played really well today".
He's starting to play basketball the right way - enjoying watch him play and he kind of pays with a real fight which is fun to watch and a good energy. I think he is improving.
- Coach Jama Mahlalela on Nicholas Baer continuing to improve