COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) — In the first stop of the NBA G League Ignite Tour, the College Park Skyhawks held on to defeat the Ignite in College Park Friday night, 129-119.
The Skyhawks were led by a huge effort from center Justin Tillman, with 37 points and 11 rebounds. Rookie forward Jalen Johnson — on assignment from the Atlanta Hawks — picked up 21 points, nine rebounds, and five assists.READ MORE: Apple stores file papers to unionize, including 1 in Atlanta
College Park were helped by newcomer and Atlanta-area native Marcus Georges-Hunt, who picked up three three-pointers on four attempts from the bench.
“I was proud of the intensity we brought as a unit tonight,” said Skyhawks Head Coach Steve Gansey. “We were happy to have a lot of new and returning faces, and I thought everyone worked together very well.”READ MORE: Special grand jury considering Trump election interference in Georgia convenes
The Ignite was paced by guard Jaden Hardy, who scored 29 points and pulled down six rebounds in 35 minutes. College Park native Kevin Murphy scored 19 points off the bench in 33 minutes for Ignite.
The stats from this game won’t count toward any regular-season stats as the Ignite barnstorm across the league.
The Skyhawks’ next home game is against the Long Island Nets on Tuesday night at 7 pm at the Gateway Center Arena at College Park.MORE NEWS: Zelensky Says The World Should Be Prepared For The Possibility That Putin Could Use Nuclear Weapons
The College Park Skyhawks are the NBA G League affiliate of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and play home games at the Gateway Center Arena just a short distance away from Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in College Park. For info on season ticket memberships and single-game tickets, please visit www.cpskyhawks.com or call the front office at 404-878-3370.