PHILADELPHIA, Penn. — A dominant effort from the bench earned a 97-84 victory for Raptors 905 (18-12) against the Delaware 87ers (9-20) Wednesday morning. Shevon Thompson led the way for the 905, recording a team-high 21 points and 11 rebounds off the bench. Askia Booker responded with a game-high 24 points to pace the 87ers.
Booker got to work early for Delaware, scoring 10 first quarter points and helping his team jump out to a 25-20 advantage after the opening frame. In the second stanza, Thompson and Fuquan Edwin contributed six points each for the 905 to trim the Delaware advantage to four, 45-41, headed into the break.
Raptors 905 gradually pulled away from the 87ers in the second half, beginning with a 28-22 third quarter, erasing its first-half deficit and heading into the final frame ahead 69-67. The 905 locked in defensively in the fourth, holding Delaware to .211 from the field and 17 points in the period. Thompson scored 10 of the teams 28 points in the quarter to secure the third victory in a row for Raptors 905.