The Delaware Blue Coats (1-3) dropped a home contest Saturday to the Capital City Go-Go (3-1) by a final score of 119-110 at Chase Fieldhouse in Wilmington, Delaware.
Julian Champagnie had a career night for the Coats, tallying 39 points, including five threes and six rebounds. Michael Foster Jr., Skylar Mays, and Jared Wilson-Frame also had double-digit nights, dropping 15, 16, and 12 points, respectively.
Delaware got off to a hot start, scoring the game's first four points via easy drives to the hoop. The rest of the quarter would result in a back-and-forth battle, with Capital City outscoring the Blue Coats 23-22 for the rest of the period. Skylar Mays gave Delaware the momentum heading into the second when he cashed a fadeaway, step-back three-pointer with four seconds remaining in the quarter to keep the Blue Coats within three.
Mays stayed hot to kick off the second, scoring an acrobatic layup to kickstart the period. Champagnie got rolling in the frame. After leading the Coats with 11 first-quarter points, Champagnie upped his total to 17 in the second thanks to two three-pointers. The Go-Go outscored the Blue Coats 31-23 the rest of the way before the half to extend their lead to 57-46.
The Blue Coats flipped the script to kick off the third, going on a 9-0 run to start the quarter. Champagnie was a main contributor once again, connecting on two more three-balls to bring the Coats within two points. Delaware kept their foot on the gas for the entirety of the period, outscoring Capital City 40-25 and taking a 86-82 lead into the final frame.
Capital City used a balanced offensive attack to beat Delaware down the stretch in the fourth, with a whopping eight players scoring in double figures, led by Kris Dunn’s 24. The Go-Go to score 37 points in the period.
The Blue Coats look to rebound when Raptors 905 come to town on Friday, Nov. 18. Game time is slated for 7:00 p.m. at Chase Fieldhouse. Catch the game locally on DETV Channel 28, Rowan Radio 89.7 FM and on devices everywhere at nbagleague.com.