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Herd Stuns Go-Go with Late Run

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Capital City Go-Go, the NBA G League affiliate of the Washington Wizards, were outscored by the Wisconsin Herd 24-14 in the final frame, as Wisconsin went on to win, 109-105.

The Herd (5-22) jumped out to an early nine-point lead in the first quarter, which they would sustain throughout the frame. The Go-Go (15-11) charged back in the second quarter and carried a four-point lead into the half.

In the third quarter, Capital City looked to have taken control with a 12-0 run to take an 81-67 lead with five minutes to go in the quarter. The Go-Go stretched the lead to as many as 15, but Wisconsin used a late 8-0 run in the final two minutes of the quarter to trim the lead to just six entering the fourth.

Capital City Go-Go guard Jordan McRae (left) scored 37 points in a 109-105 home loss to the Wisconsin Herd on Jan. 19. (John E. De Freitas/The Washington Informer)
Capital City Go-Go guard Jordan McRae (left) scored 37 points in a 109-105 home loss to the Wisconsin Herd on Jan. 19. (John E. De Freitas/The Washington Informer)

Christian Wood, on assignment from the Milwaukee Bucks, scored 10 of Wisconsin’s 24 point in the fourth to lead the comeback for the Herd. Wood finished the game with 34 points and a season-high 23 rebounds. Wisconsin finished the game on an 18-7 run as Capital City struggled to find open looks.

Wisconsin also received contributions from Michael Qualls (23 points), who had his second-straight game with 23 points, as he went 13-of-17 from the free throw line. Bonzie Colson (11 points), Robert Johnson (10 points) and Vander Blue (10 points) all scored in double-figures for the Herd as well. Wisconsin went 30-for-35 from the free throw line in the game, the third time this month the team has attempted at least 35 free throws in a game.

Jordan McRae led the Go-Go with 37 points and five assists, his seventh 30-point game in the last nine games and 11th on the season overall. In his return from the trip to London with the Wizards, two-way player Devin Robinson scored 20 points and pulled down four rebounds for his 12th 20-point game of the season. Darel Poirier tallied his second double-digit scoring game of the season with 11 points and six rebounds.

Capital City will be back in action on Monday, Jan. 21, as the team travels to Grand Rapids for its first of three-straight games against the Drive. Wisconsin will return home and host the Windy City Bulls on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

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