Top 10 Plays of the 2019-20 Season
Last Points of the Season: Mar. 11, 2020
Mark Ogden, Jr. cut through the lane and finished a layup on an assist from Sanjay Lumpkin, scoring what would be the last points of the Skyhawks' inaugural season. The Skyhawks fell on the road to the Raptors 905 by a score of 129-116, but six College Park players scored in double-figures and four scored 18-or-more points. Cat Barber led the way with 20 points, while Tahjere McCall added 19 points and 14 rebounds. Ogden, Jr. finished with 19 points and Lumpkin recorded a season-best 18 points in the final game.
First Franchise Points: Nov. 8, 2019
Two-way player Charlie Brown, Jr. scored the first points in franchise history on Nov. 8 against the Erie BayHawks on the road in a 113-97 loss, assisted by two-way guard Brandon Goodwin. Brown, Jr. led the Skyhawks with 21 points, while five of his teammates also scored in double figures.
Call Him Cat! Feb. 3, 2020
Cat Barber was named the NBA G League Player of the Week for games played Jan. 27- Feb. 2, as he led the Skyhawks to a 2-1 record on the road during that time frame including a Jan. 30 upset over the Wisconsin Herd. Barber averaged 26.0 points through the week, becoming the first player in Skyhawks franchise history to be named Player of the Week in the process.
First Triple-Double: Dec. 13, 2019
Brandon Goodwin led the Skyhawks to a 135-111 win over the Greensboro Swarm on the road with 36 points, 18 assists and 13 rebounds, recording the first triple-double in franchise history. Goodwin went off for 23 points in the first half alone, setting the pace for the Skyhawks, who never trailed in the game. Marcus Derrickson added 26 points, while Nick Ward added 18. Charlie Brown, Jr., Jordan Sibert and Tahjere McCall chipped in 15, 13 and 11 points, respectively in the team effort. The win came just 10 days after Goodwin lit up Greensboro at home with 32 points, seven rebounds and six assists in a 130-108 College Park victory.
Ar-Money Brooks: Jan. 24 and 28, 2020
Armoni Brooks knocked down nine three-pointers, en route to recording a career-high 38 points in a 111-109 loss to the Lakeland Magic at home. Four days later, however, Brooks matched his effort from beyond the arc, going 9-14 from deep to lead College Park to a 117-112 victory on the road against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Brooks hit at least one three-pointer in 21 consecutive games at one point during the season.
Home Sweet Home: Nov. 24, 2019
After falling to the Delaware Blue Coats in their home opener on Nov. 21, the Skyhawks bounced back and picked up the first home victory in franchise history in a 101-96 triumph over the Long Island Nets at the Gateway Center Arena. Tyrone Wallace, on assignment from the Atlanta Hawks, paced the home team with 26 points on a 10-18 effort from the field. Bruno Fernando, also on assignment, added nine points and 10 rebounds, while Brandon Goodwin scored 16 points off the bench.
Herd the Herd: Jan. 30, 2020
The Skyhawks pulled off a big upset on the road on Jan. 30, knocking off the Eastern Conference-leading Wisconsin Herd at the end of a three-game road trip. Cat Barber led the way with a season-best 33 points on 4-6 shooting from beyond the arc. The Herd went on a 13-0 run to start the game, before the Skyhawks settled in, taking a 31-29 lead into the second quarter and going up by nine points at the end of the first half. Wisconsin refused to go away easily and cut the lead to just three with over a minute to play, but Barber responded with a layup before Jordan Sibert hit two free throws to seal the deal for College Park. Sibert finished the game with 25 points and Kenny Gabriel added 19 to lead all reserves.
First Franchise Win: Nov. 11, 2019
The Skyhawks picked up their first win in franchise history on Nov. 11, taking down the Long Island Nets 120-109 on the road. Marcus Derrickson led the visitors with 31 points, while Brandon Goodwin chipped in 27. The Nets got off to a solid start, taking a 30-23 advantage at the end of the first quarter. College Park settled in, going on a 9-3 run to open the second and kept the lead the rest of the way. Long Island managed to pull within three points in the final quarter, but the Skyhawks held on to grab the club's first win.
Three's, Please: Jan. 12, 2020
The Skyhawks matched their season-high of 19 made three-pointers to top the Raptors 905 at home, 123-119. Jordan Sibert contributed nine of those, exploding for a career-high 35 points on 9-12 shooting from beyond the arc. Armoni Brooks added 24 points on a 6-10 effort from three and as a team, College Park shot 53% from deep (19-36) in a crucial win against an Eastern Conference foe.
Comeback Win: Dec. 30, 2019
The Skyhawks erased a 21-point deficit on the road on Dec. 30, beating the Westchester Knicks 108-104 to end 2019 with a win. After trailing by 14 points at the half, the Skyhawks outscored the home team 27-21 in the third quarter and took the lead for the first time in the game with just over four minutes left to play. Tahjere McCall finished on a floater and Cat Barber hit two free throws to secure the win. On the same night, two-way guard Brandon Goodwin had a breakout game with the Hawks, scoring 21 points to help Atlanta win on the road over the Orlando Magic.
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