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Go-Go Roundup: December 16
The Go-Go played two games last week, falling to the College Park Skyhawks on Wednesday and defeating the Lakeland Magic on Friday. Capital City is now 7-7 on the season and ranks eight in the Eastern Conference as the team heads to Las Vegas for the 2019 MGM Resorts NBA G League Winter Showcase.
SEASON LEADERSAs of December 16, by per game average
TWO-WAY WIZARDS // ASSIGNMENT PLAYERS
Chris Chiozza // Guard // Two-WayLast week: 0 GP / 0.0 PPG / 0.0 RPG / 0.0 APG
Chiozza did not appear in either of Capital City’s games last week as he continued to provide minutes for a Wizards team dealing with injuries at the guard position. Chiozza played in a pair of Wizards road games against Charlotte and Memphis, averaging 7.0 points, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals in 15.9 minutes per game.
Garrison Mathews // Guard // Two-WayLast week: 2 GP / 11.0 PPG / 3.5 RPG / 0.0 APG
Mathews started in both Go-Go games last week, highlighted by a 15-point performance against the Lakeland Magic on December 13 in which he hit 4-9 (.444) 3-pointers, including 2-4 (.500) in the fourth quarter. Mathews also saw some action for the Wizards last week, scoring the first points of his career against the Memphis Grizzlies on December 14.
Justin Robinson // Guard // On AssignmentLast week: 2 GP / 8.5 PPG / 4.0 RPG / 9.5 APG
Robinson led the Go-Go in minutes last week, averaging 34.7 per game in his two games played. The rookie set new career highs in assists in each game, recording nine against College Park last Wednesday before dishing out 10 for his first-career double-double in Capital City’s win over Lakeland on Friday.
Admiral Schofield // Guard-Forward // On AssignmentLast week: 2 GP / 28.5 PPG / 3.0 RPG / 1.5 APG
Schofield played the best two games of his young career this week, scoring 29 and 28 points in his two outings with the Go-Go. He shot a combined 21-32 (.656) from the field and shot 50.0% from 3-point range in each game. Only two G League players who played in multiple games last week averaged more points than Schofield.
Schofield also continued to see action with the Wizards. He has now played in the last four games with Washington, including a 14-point performance against the Grizzlies on Saturday night.
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Capital City Go-Go vs. College Park Skyhawks // December 11 // Gateway Center Arena
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The Go-Go fell to the College Park Skyhawks 128-112 Wednesday night at Gateway Center Arena, despite a game-high 29 points from Wizards’ assignee Admiral Schofield. Capital City trailed by five after three quarters, but were unable to overcome the deficit as 15 fourth-quarter points from College Park’s Cat Barber helped the Skyhawks pull away late.
Jerian Grant recorded his first double-double of the season, scoring 13 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.
Capital City Go-Go vs. Lakeland Magic // December 13 // RP Funding Center
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Capital City got back to .500 on the season with a 113-100 win over the Lakeland Magic on Friday night at the RP Funding Center. Admiral Schofield stayed hot, scoring 28 points on 11-15 (.733) shooting to lead all scorers. Justin Robinson registered the first double-double of his career (10 points, 10 assists) and Jalen Hudson scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds of the bench for the Go-Go.
The game was won in the third quarter as Capital City, down four at halftime, outscored Lakeland 32-16 to take a 12-point lead. The Go-G0 shot 73.7% from the field and 50.0% from 3-point range in the third and held the Magic to just 35.3% shooting as a team.
THE WEEK AHEAD
This week, the Go-Go, as well as the other 27 NBA G League teams, are in Las Vegas for the 2019 MGM Resorts NBA G League Winter Showcase. From December 19-22, all 28 teams will participate in a four-day, tournament-style showcase that rewards $100,000 to the players of the winning team.
Under the new tournament format, which was announced in September, teams will be ranked 1-28 based on their records through the first 12 regular season games of the season. The top four ranked teams will be placed into the Championship Bracket while the remaining 24 teams will be placed into six four-team brackets. All games at the Winter Showcase will continue to count toward regular season records.
Capital City plays its first showcase game Thursday at 8:00 P.M. against the Iowa Wolves and will be broadcasted on ESPNU. The Go-Go’s second game will be played Saturday with opponent, timing and broadcast information determined by Thursday’s showcase results.