GREENSBORO, N.C. — In front of its third sold out crowd of the season, the Greensboro Swarm suffered a 99-92 setback Friday night to the visiting Raptors 905 at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. The defeat moves the Swarm to 9-19 on the season.
Rebounding plagued the Swarm all game as the Raptors finished with a 57-33 edge on the boards. The Raptors had 21 offensive rebounds that resulted in 32 second chance points. Meanwhile the Swarm’s seven offensive rebounds ended in nine points.
Greensboro trailed by 10 points entering halftime but was able to keep pace with the Raptors for the duration of the second half. The Swarm took a, 63-62, lead in the third quarter with 3:55 left on Cat Barber fade away but that would be last time they held the upper hand.
Barber had a Swarm-high 19 points in the game with 14 of them coming in the second half. He also eight rebounds and seven assists. Forward Luke Petrasek scored 14 points, including 4-for-5 on threes. Guard Terry Henderson had 12 points off the bench. Charlotte Hornets two-way players Marcus Paige and Mangok Mathiang each scored eight points off the bench.
Raptors guard Malcolm Miller led all players with 20 points to go with nine rebounds. Forward Kennedy Meeks had a double-double at half and finished the game with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Guard Lorenzo Brown had a game-high 13 assists to go with his eight points.