The Delaware Blue Coats defeated the Raptors 905 115-106 on Tuesday at the 76ers Fieldhouse.
The leading scorer of the game for the Blue Coats was center Norvel Pelle who had 20 points. Pelle also had a double-double in-game as he had 14 rebounds with his 20 points.
Five other Blue Coats players scored in double digits and they were center Christ Koumadje (12), guard/forward Marial Shayok (16), point guard Xavier Munford (11), forward Haywood Highsmith (11) and forward Zhaire Smith (18).
Delaware had the advantage in multiple categories in the game which included rebounds (54-49) and blocked shots (6-3).
Delaware also had the advantage over Raptors in shooting percentage as the team had 43% ( 43-89) and the 905 had 39% ( 39-101). The Blue Coats also bested the Raptors at the three-point line with the team shooting 26% (9-34) and the 905 shot 23% (10-43).
The Blue Coats also took advantage of their time at the free-throw line as the team went 87% (13-15). The Raptors went 73% (11-15) at the free-throw line in the game.
Delaware Leads By Five After One Quarter
The first quarter started with the Blue Coats going on a 9-2 run as Norvel Pelle was the leading man during the period with scoring four of the nine points.
At the 5:27 minute mark, Delaware was at it again as the team went on another 9-2 run which increased their lead to 25-15 with 2:15 left in the quarter. Guard Jared Brownridge led the charge on that run by scoring three of the nine points.
About a minute later, Raptors would answer back with an 8-3 run of their own which decreased the Blue Coats lead to 28-23 after one quarter.
Blue Coats Keep Five Point Lead At The Half
In this quarter, Raptors gradually clawed their way back in this game as the Blue Coats tried to keep them at a distance.
At the 7:08 minute mark, The Raptors grabbed the lead for a quick minute by going on a 9-2 run which gave them a 36-34 lead at the 5:31 minute mark. Less than a second later, Delaware’s Christ Koumadje sunk a hook shot that tied the game at 36.
At the 4:33 minute mark, Blue Coats would jump-start their offense by going on a 10-2 run which guard Shizz Alston Jr. and Koumadje led the charge with each scoring four of the 10 points. The 10-2 run would give the Blue Coats a 46-38 lead with 2:33 left in the half.
Around the one minute mark in the game, the two teams would trade buckets as each team scored eight points as the game went into halftime.
The Blue Coats would go into the half with a 54-49 lead.
Blue Coats Still Letting the Raptors Hang Around After Three
The third quarter would open up with the Blue Coats going on a 6-2 run which gave the team a 60-51 lead with 10:03 left in the quarter. Jared Brownridge led the charge of the run by scoring four of the six points.
About a minute later, Raptors came roaring back with scoring eight unanswered points to pull the Blue Coats lead to one as the score was 60-59 with 8:31 in the third quarter.
Delaware would put some cushion in their lead with a 15-2 run which gave the team a 75-61 with 5:09 left in the quarter. Marial Shayok was the leading man on that run with scoring five of the 15 points.
Raptors would outscore Delaware 12-2 for the rest of the quarter to pull the lead within six with the score being 79-73 after three quarters.
Delaware Hangs On To Win By Nine Points
The Blue Coats could not just push the Raptors away, as the team kept gnawing back into Delaware’s lead. The closest the Raptors would get in the fourth quarter was four points as the score was 109-105 with a 1:03 left in the game.
Delaware would put some distance in the lead after that as the team went on 6-2 run to close the game which sealed a 115-106 win.
The Blue Coats stay at home to take on the Capital City Go-Go’s on December 6th at 7 PM ET.
FG%: DE48%& RAP39%
3P%: DE26%& RAP23%
FT%: DE87% & RAP73%
Rebs: DE54& RAP49
Stl: DE7 &RAP11
TO: DE20 & RAP15