The Delaware Blue Coats are starting the new year with two straight wins after the team beat Raptors 905 119-108 on Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center.
The leading scorer of the game for the Blue Coats was shooting guard Shake Milton who had 33 points.
Five other Blue Coats scored in double digits and they were guard Rashad Vaughn (19), power forward Cameron Oliver (16), shooting guard Jared Brownridge (14), center Corey Jefferson (13) and center Norvel Pelle (10).
The Blue Coats out rebounded the Raptors 52-40 in the win.
Milton Scores 11 In First Quarter For Blue Coats
Shake Milton started his scoring dominance in the first quarter as he led the Blue Coats with 11 points in the quarter.
In the first quarter, the Blue Coats lost the turnover battle to the Raptors by 5-1 margin.
The game started with the Blue Coats coming out fast as the team went on a 15-2 run which was led by small forward Haywood Highsmith and Cory Jefferson who had five points in that time span.
Delaware would lead most of the quarter but Raptors pulled out a 19-6 run near the end of the first to give them a 36-35 lead heading into the second quarter.
Rashad Vaughn Was The Leading Man In the Second For Blue Coats
In the second quarter, it was Rashad Vaughn who led the Blue Coats as he had 10 points in the quarter.
The second quarter started with the Raptors going on 8-0 run which increased their lead to 44-35 with 8:32 left in the half.
The Raptors led the whole second quarter but the Blue Coats did go on a 22-12 run which made it a two point game going into the half.
Raptors led 61-59 going into the half.
First Half Stats
Blue Coats shot 52.3% in the first half and Raptors shot 48.1%.
Blue Coats had 10 turnovers in the first half and Raptors had 4.
Delaware’s leading scorer in the first half was Shake Milton with 13 points.
Raptors 905 leading scorer in the first half was Deng Adel with 13 points.
Blue Coats Defense Tightens Up In Third Quarter
The Blue Coats definitely made some adjustments in halftime as they made sure the Raptors did not have many good looking shots in the third quarter. The Raptors shot 36% in the third and Delaware shot 50%.
The Blue Coats also won the turnover battle for the first time in the game as they had two and the Raptors had three.
Milton led the Blue Coats in scoring in the third with 12 points.
The third quarter started with the Blue Coats outscoring the Raptors 12-9 which helped them take a 71-70 lead with 8:04 left in the quarter.
Cameron Oliver and Milton were big on that run with scoring a combined 12 points in that time span.
The Blue Coats would outscore the Raptors 23-16 for the rest of the quarter to end with a 94-86 lead.
Raptors 905 Shooting Struggles Carry Into The Fourth
The Raptors did not shoot the ball very well in third and the team did not shoot well in the fourth either. Raptors shot 38.9% in the fourth quarter and the Blue Coats shot 53.3%.
Delaware’s Milton and Vaughn led the team in scoring in the fourth with eight points each.
The fourth quarter started with the Raptors going on a 6-2 run to decrease the Blue Coats lead to 96-92 with 9:49 left in the game.
The Blue Coats would go on a 12-1 run of their own to increase their lead to 105-93 with 6:45 left in the game. Jared Brownridge led the charge on that run with scoring eight of the 12 points on the run.
Delaware would outscore the Raptors 14-12 for the rest of the quarter to end with a 119-108 victory at the Wells Fargo Center.
Blue Coats will try to make it three straight wins when the team takes on the Lakeland Magic at the Wells Fargo Center on January 9th at 7:00 pm ET.
FG%: DE 52% & Rap 43%
3P%: DE 41% & Rap 36%
FT%: DE 79% & Rap 73%
Rebs: DE 52& Rap 40
Ast: DE 23 & Rap 17
Stl: DE 5 & Rap 15
TO: DE 19 &Rap 12
Blks: DE 2 & Rap 5