Shorthanded 905 Fall In Home Opener

By: Toronto Raptors

Raptors 905 (0-2), the NBA G League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors, fell to the College Park Skyhawks (1-0) 101-118 in the home opener Sunday afternoon. The 905 were led by second-year guard Darryl Morsell, who put up career-highs in points, 22, and assists, seven. The Skyhawks were led by Chris Silva who put up a 27-point, 10-rebound performance. The 905 were without five players, including Toronto Raptors two-ways Ron Harper Jr. and Javon Freeman-Liberty.

In a game that resulted in 15 lead changes and 10 ties, the teams opened the ball game exchanging baskets, before ending the opening quarter tied at 28. The Skyhawks found their rhythm early in the second, taking an eight-point advantage. However, the 905 closed the quarter on a 22-13 run, holding onto a one-point lead going into the half.

College Park came out of the break strong, outscoring the 905 by six points in the frame. Down five in the final quarter, the 905 mounted their comeback bid, but a 12-2 Skyhawks run to open the fourth, put the game out of reach. The Skyhawks went on to outscore the 905 36-24 in the frame.

The 905 received complementary scoring from Mouhamadou Gueye who added 18 points, eight rebounds, and a block in the loss. Keaton Wallace paced College Park contributing 19 points, three rebounds, five assists, and four steals in the match.

The two teams meet again to complete their showcase cup series, Tuesday, tip-off scheduled for 7:30 pm.