Coming off their first win, the Capital City Go-Go looked to build upon the momentum. They received a boost when Chasson Randle was reassigned by the Washington Wizards. Randle had been up with the Washington Wizards for their road trip.
Unfortunately the Rio Grande Valley Vipers weren’t the most gracious guests. The Vipers had five players score in double-digits in their 111-101 win. Danuel House led the visitors with 33 points. House’s offensive barrage was very efficient. He was 8-17 from the field, including 6-11 from the 3-point line, and 11-12 from the free throw line. As a team, 16-36(44%) from the three point line, including 6-10 in the first quarter as the Vipers jumped out to an early lead. “The defensive end was an issue for us all night,” said Coach Jarell Christian
The Go-Go struggled offensively with the Vipers switching defense. The Go-Go finished the game with 19 turnovers and shot a season low 36% from the field. “Their defensive style, obviously just like the Rockets, they switch 1 through 5, thought it bogged down our offense at times,” said Christian.
Despite the offensive woes, the Go-Go used a 16-6 run to take their first lead late in the second quarter. But they couldn’t hold on and trailed by one at halftime. The Go-Go seemingly regained controlled at the beginning of the third quarter eventually taking a five point lead. But the home team couldn’t sustain it. The Vipers would go on a 19-2 run giving the visitors a 78-66 lead. There was a 7:04 stretch where the Go-Go only scored 2 points.
The Go-Go was led by Chasson Randle’s 24 points. Randle’s transition back went pretty smooth. “I did training camp with both teams so that kind of helps,” said Randle.
Up next for the Go-Go is a road game at Wisconsin.