The Erie BayHawks have been changing their line-up more than a runway model.
Hard to say if this current starting unit will work against Iowa, but it helped them score 34 points in the first quarter in Erie’s win at Springfield to snap a five-game winning streak. Now the Armor had only won one game, but Erie had just two victories, so at this point, this is a decent win for the BayHawks.
There were four key moves in this:
1. Starting Cliff Clinkscales at point guard. The result: He finished with 11 assists, eight points on 3-of-6 shooting, five rebounds and only turned the ball over once.
2. Benching Ivan Harris. Harris had started every game for Erie last season and every game this season until Wednesday night. Harris scored 12 points on 4-of-14 shooting. He made just 3-of-7 shots from the field.
3. Starting Alade Aminu. Aminu has started before this season, but he had his best game statistically against the Armor with a career-high 22 points, eight rebounds and five steals. He did turn it over five times.
4. Martin Zeno didn’t play. He had played in every game this season prior to Wednesday night. The small forward was averaging just 5.4 points a game.