The only person after Erie’s 98-93 win tonight against Sioux Falls at Tullio Arena who didn’t know Keith McLeod had 22 points in the 3rd quarter was, well, Keith McLeod.
“No clue,” McLeod said. “(I) had no clue. I knew I was making shots.”
McLeod’s hot shooting also blinded Kyle Goldcamp to the fact he had 12 points in the quarter himself.
“I honestly didn’t know because Keith was hitting everything,” Goldcamp said. “It was like, I’m going to keep trying to set screens and figure out a way for him to get open because when you have a hot hand like that, you got to keep feeding the man. That’s great. It was awesome. A great time being out there. It was a good run, but I was unaware.”
The two combined to score 34 of Erie’s 36 points in the third as the BayHawks built an 82-68 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Erie outscored Sioux Falls by 15 points in the quarter.
“They were great,” Erie coach Jay Larranaga said. “Surprised the other three guys didn’t get mad and try to jack up a couple of shots.”
Goldcamp and McLeod accounted for 14 of Erie’s 19 shot attempts in the quarter. Erie shot 73.7 percent in the third. They were only two to attempt a free throw in the quarter.
“It shows how unselfish our team in that the other three guys still played great defense at the other end and supported Kyle and Keith when they both had it going,” Larranaga said. “That was fun to watch.”
McLeod, who finished with a game-high 25 points, was 8-of-9 from the field in the third. He was 2-of-2 from three, 4-of-4 from the line and had three assists in playing all 12 minutes of the quarter.
“The first one felt good,” McLeod said. “So I said, ‘Alright, the first one felt good. You get another open look, take it.’ Second one felt good and I was like, ‘Alright now, something might get started here.’ So they kept going under (the ball screen) so the shot is there. It’s my shot so why not knock it down.”
As for Goldcamp, he was 5-of-5 from the field in the third. He went 2-of-2 from the line and added two rebounds and two blocks in playing the entire third quarter. The former Gannon standout finished the game with 23 points, two shy of tying his career high.
The real trivia question would be who scored the other two points in the quarter?
The answer? B.J. Jenkins.