Reed records his second double-double of the season in Blue Coats win over Santa Cruz

Blue Coats lead by 11 after one-quarter of play

The game started with Delaware marching out to a 10-3 lead with 8:17 left in the first quarter. The leader of this run was Julian Washburn, who scored four of the 10 points. Rebounding was also a key on this run as the Blue Coats collected four rebounds.

Starting at the 6:21 minute mark, Delaware would continue to add to their lead as the team went on a 15-9 run, which gave them a 25-12 lead with 1:32 left in the first quarter. The duo of Paul Reed and Jared Brownridge would score seven of the 15 points on the run.

The last points of the first quarter would belong to Santa Cruz as the team made a two-point free throw shot , which cut the lead to 25-14.

Delaware leads by 16 at the end of the first half

The Blue Coats would start the second quarter strong as the team went on a 12-7 run, which extended their lead to 37-21 with 5:04 remaining in the first half. The trio of Paul Reed, Julian Washburn, and guard Jordan Bone would score 10 of the 12 points on the run.

Courtesy of NBA G League YouTube. / Bone hitting a timely three pointer on the Blue Coats run.

In the last five minutes of the first half, each team would score 10 points each, but Delaware would still hold a 47-31 lead.

Blue Coats lead by eight after three-quarters of play

In the early minutes of the second half, the Blue Coats would swing the momentum their way as the team went on a 14-7 run, which pushed the team’s lead to 61-38 with 6:27 left in the third quarter. The duo of Julian Washburn and Justin Robinson would score nine of the 14 points on the run. Rebounding was also a key factor on this run, as the team collected seven rebounds.

Seconds later, the Warriors would come roaring back into this game as the team went on a 29-9 run to cut the lead to three points (70-67) with 1:09 left in the third quarter.

Delaware would answer back by scoring five straight points to end the third quarter with a 75-67 lead.

Delaware wins by 11

In the first three minutes of the final quarter, Santa Cruz was right in this one, with them staying within striking distance of the lead as the team cut the deficit to five points (79-74) at the 9:36 minute mark.

In the next eight minutes, it would be the trio of Justin Robinson, Paul Reed, and Rayjon Tucker who would carry the Blue Coats to the 103-92 win as they scored 18 of the team’s 24 points during that time.

Team Stats:
FG%: DE40% & SC41%
3P%: DE 19%& SC31%
FT%: DE 19% & SC56%
Rebs: DE47& SC 50
Ast: DE23&SC 21
Stl: DE15 &SC5
TO: DE 13 &SC 26
Blks: DE 3&SC5

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