GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro Swarm suffered its third straight defeat after falling to the Delaware 87ers, 97-84, on Friday night at the Fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.
Delaware (7-16) had eight players score in the first quarter and held a 13-point advantage after 12 minutes of action, 36-23. The lead swelled up to 20 points during various points in the second half. Delaware was led by forward Devin Robinson’s game-high 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting in 32 minutes off the bench.
Greensboro (8-15) guard Cat Barber had a team-high 18 points in his first action on the court since December 22. He had 16 of those points in the first half. In total he finished the night with four assists, three rebounds and two steals in addition to his offensive outburst.
Center Mangok Mathiang added 17 points and six rebounds in 30 minutes. Mathiang has scored in double figures in 13 of his 18 games with the Swarm this season.
Guard Terry Henderson nearly had his first career double-double, scoring 12 points with nine rebounds off the bench. Joining Barber, Mathiang, and Henderson as double-digit scorers was guard Archie Goodwin, who contributed 14 points, three rebounds and three steals in 29 minutes.
Delaware was balanced offensively, having 46 of its total points come from the bench (led by Robinson). 87ers guard Askia Booker led Delaware starters with 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting. Forward Emeka Okafor had a game-high 11 rebounds to go with eight points.