The College Park Skyhawks win at home in a matchup against the Motor City Cruise 123-107 at the Gateway arena on Sunday, January 29th. The Skyhawks were led by Brandon Williams #5 with an aggressive performance. Following Brandon with high points for the matchup, Langston Galloway #9 (25 pts), Tyrese Martin #22 (21 pts), and Tyson Etienne #11 (15 pts). Coming from a previous sold-out game versus the Motor City Cruise, the Skyhawks had something to prove.
In the first half, the Skyhawks were unstoppable, starting the game off with Williams scoring back-to-back plays throughout the first and second quarters. Assist, Threes and off-the-run plays played a huge role in Willems’s game tonight. Ending the half with 18 points, five assists, and 2 rebounds, Williams didn’t feel the need to stop there. Coming back to making back-to-back plays throughout the second half as well. His head was fully in the game. In a post-game interview, I asked Williams what was going on in his head going into the matchup. Williams responded, “I didn’t play the last game so I was able to see a few things that I could take advantage of for the game today.”
Throughout the first half, Langston Galloway #9 led the team in three-point shots and nice undefeatable plays. Langston ended the half with 17 points. Going into the second half Williams and Galloway still were unstoppable making back-to-back shots and assists. Tyrese Martin #22 and Tyson Etienne #11 trailing right behind making big plays to keep the chemistry going with the team. Martin gained most of his points in the second half with big offensive plays getting to the basket. Etienne made important and needed three-point shots in the thrilling moments. Skyhawks had an overall great matchup, even with a few minor mistakes in the 4th quarter allowing the Motor City Cruise to come close to a comeback on the Skyhawks. “We can improve on executing the game and not letting the opposite team come back in the half to have a chance to win. We just have to hold each other accountable and continue our chemistry in buckle down,” Brandon Williams #5.
The Skyhawks will play their next matchup away on Friday, February 3rd against Maine Celtics, in Portland, ME.