COLLEGE PARK, Ga. – The College Park Skyhawks (7-10) lost to the Capital City Go-Go (11-6) in the team’s first game since the NBA All-Star Break, 132-106.
The game marked a return to action for point guard Cat Barber, who had missed the previous four games with a left ankle sprain. The four-year veteran scored 29 points, reaching the 20-point threshold for the 10th time this season. He also added six assists in 37 minutes.
The Skyhawks took an early lead to start the game, but the Go-Go were able to control the game the rest of the way. Capital City was led by Devontae Shuler, who scored a career-high 24 points in 22 minutes. Overall, the Go-Go had eight players in double figures and shot .543% from the field.
College Park guard Ibi Watson tallied a new career-high 22 points in 39 minutes in his second start of the regular season. Watson’s previous career high of 20 points was set on Feb. 12 against Fort Wayne.
Justin Tillman also recorded his ninth consecutive and 15th overall double-double of the season with 24 points and 11 rebounds in 32 minutes.
The Skyhawks shot .474% from three-point range (9-19 3FG), the second-highest percentage this season. The team had been shooting .333% from three coming into Wednesday night.
“We were defeated physically and mentally,” said Skyhawks Head Coach Steve Gansey. “We didn’t play 48 minutes of our identity and playing tough.”
The Skyhawks will face off with the Delaware Blue Coats on Saturday in their next matchup. The two teams previously met on Jan. 28, when the Skyhawks took home a road victory, 127-111 behind a 28-point, 23-rebouund performance by Tillman. The game will tip at 6:30 p.m. ET at the Gateway Center Arena at College Park, and can be found live on Peachtree TV.