The Capital City Go-Go lost the opener to their inaugural season on Saturday night, falling to the Greensboro Swarm 107-105 in overtime.
In front of a crowd of 2,383, the two teams exchanged buckets throughout, with neither team successfully creating stable separation. The Go-Go entered the fourth quarter with a 73-72 lead, but a late rally from Greensboro tied things at the conclusion of regulation. In the two-minute overtime period, Greensboro’s Devonte Graham knocked down two consecutive shots and scored seven points in overtime to give the Swarm the lead for good.
The Go-Go standouts of the night were forward Devin Robinson, who is on a two-way contract with the Wizards, and guard Chasson Randle, on assignment from the Wizards as well. Behind his trademark athleticism, Robinson ended the night with 24 points and 10 rebounds. The most noteworthy of Robinson’s highlight-reel plays was when he hauled in a half-court pass from college teammate Chris Chiozza, before finishing with a jam. Randle ended his night with a team-high 37 points, along with three assists and four steals.
The aforementioned Graham paced the Swarm with 31 points. Additionally, Chinanu Onuaku, Cat Barber, Luke Petrasek, Joe Chealey and Jaylen Barford also finished with double-digit points for the Swarm.
The Go-Go return to action Nov. 8 in Uniondale, N.Y. to take on the Long Island Nets.