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2023 Showcase Cup Tournament Updates

NBA G League Staff /December 21, 2023

No. 1 Indiana Mad Ants 113, No. 8 Capital City Go-Go 102

It got interesting, but the top-seeded Indiana Mad Ants, riding a 12-game winning streak, ultimately managed to come out on top against No. 8 Capital City to clinch their spot in the semifinals and make it 13 in a row. The Mad Ants held a five-point lead at halftime, but the Go-Go, aided by three 20+ point performances from Jules Bernard, Devon Dotson, and Hamidou Diallo on the night, fought back to even the score entering the fourth quarter. Indiana, led by Jarace Walker's 31 points and 6 rebounds, ended the game on a 15-4 run to secure their spot in the Semifinals.

No. 3 Santa Cruz Warriors 116, No. 6 Motor City Cruise 112

It was a back-and-forth contest for all four quarters, but it was the No. 3 Santa Cruz Warriors that came out victorious against the No. 6 Motor City Cruise to move on to the Showcase Cup Tournament Semifinals. Neither team led by more than seven points at any point during the game, with both squads trading the lead throughout the majority of the 4th quarter. Jerome Robinson, who finished as Santa Cruz's leading scorer with 27 points, hit what ultimately was the game-deciding shot with 33.2 seconds left to give the Warriors a lead they wouldn't relinquish. Santa Cruz won despite an awesome 33-point performance from Motor City's Two-Way star Jared Rhoden.

No. 2 Westchester Knicks 114, No. 7 Mexico City Capitanes 104

Led by a stellar performance from point guard Brandon Goodwin (33 PTS, 9 AST), the No. 2 Westchester Knicks were able to keep the No. 7 Mexico City Capitanes at bay for a 114-104 win to advance to the Showcase Cup Tournament Semifinals. Westchester was also aided by 18 points from Charlie Brown Jr. and 13 points apiece from Mamadi Diakite and Jacob Toppin. The Knicks led by as many as 18 points during the game and were able to hold off a late rally from the Capitanes, who were paced by 29 points from Ethan Thompson.

No. 5 College Park Skyhawks 100, No. 4 Ontario Clippers 87

Brandon Randolph (23 PTS, 5 REB, 4 STL) and Keaton Wallace (14 PTS, 7 REB, 7 AST) led the way as the No. 5 College Park Skyhawks knocked off the defending Showcase Cup Tournament champions in the No. 4 Ontario Clippers, 100-87. The Skyhawks ran out to an early lead, riding a 24-12 second-quarter run to take a 53-36 lead into the locker room at halftime. Ontario fought back in the third quarter, cutting into the deficit by 11 points by the time the fourth quarter began, but was unable to keep up the momentum to reclaim the lead. LA Clippers Two-Way Jordan Miller led all scorers with 28 points to go along with 7 rebounds in the game.