Drive Fall to Go-Go in DC
WASHINGTON D.C. - The Capital City Go-Go (17-11) earned their second win in as many games against the Grand Rapids Drive (12-16) at home on Friday night by a final score of 115-106. The Go-Go sealed the win with a scoring flurry late in the fourth quarter.
Dakarai Allen scored 21 points for the Drive, leading them in scoring for the first time this season. Speedy Smith added 18 points and seven rebounds for the visitors, who had eight players register at least six points with leading scorer Marcus Thornton sitting the game out due to a rest day. Jon Horford led the team with nine rebounds off the bench and five players registered at least two assists.
Isaiah Whitehead also chipped in 15 points for Grand Rapids and Todd Withers scored 14, continuing his recent stretch of shooting well from three-point range by going 4-of-6 from downtown.
For the first time this season, the Drive did not register a blocked shot as the Go-Go were persistent in the paint.
The Go-Go were very efficient offensively throughout the game, shooting over 50 percent from the floor and 44 percent from three-point range. Their free throw shooting also played a big part in clinching the victory down the stretch, as they knocked down over 20 of them. The Drive hit as many three-pointers as Capital City managed, but they took almost 10 more attempts to get to their total of 14.
The two teams will rematch in their next action on Sunday afternoon, still on the Go-Go's home court. The action will begin at 3 p.m. EST.
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