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Posted: April 30th, 2013
Jonathan Ouegnin

Jonathan Ouegnin

Mercyhurst University basketball player Jonathan Ouegnin has made the Final Four.

Actually, the 6-foot 4-inch junior guard has made the semifinals of a national college dunk of the year contest being conducted online by the website hoopsmanifesto.com.

Ouegnin made a spectacular dunk (check out the video below) Feb. 20 during the Lakers’ win over rival Gannon. ESPN’s Sportscenter show featured the dunk in its Top 10.

His dunk was one of 16 involved in the opening round of the contest. Ouegnin won his first-round matchup against Detroit’s Doug Anderson 58 percent to 42 percent. Ouegnin then won his quarterfinal matchup last week by a single vote over East Carolina’s Maurice Kemp.

In this week’s semifinals, Ouegnin is matched against Syracuse’s C.J. Fair. Fans can vote before Sunday’s midnight deadline but are limited to one vote. (Vote at the bottom of the page.)

In the other semifinal, Jacksonville’s Daniel Skinner faces Eastern Kentucky’s Marcus Lewis.

This is the fourth year the site has run the contest.

Again, here’s video of Ouegnin’s memorable dunk:

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Posted: January 5th, 2013

Former Gannon University standout Kyle Goldcamp had 16 points off the bench in leading the Erie BayHawks past the Maine Red Claws, 98-85, Saturday at the Portland Expo. Erie (8-5) is just a half game behind Maine (10-6) in the East Division.

The BayHawks play at Springfield (4-9) today.

Posted: December 16th, 2012

The Erie BayHawks pulled out a thrilling 101-100 win against the Maine Red Claws on Sunday at Erie Insurance Arena. Here’s the exciting finish.

Posted: December 16th, 2012

I sat down with NBA Development League President Dan Reed for an interview before the Erie BayHawks played the Iowa Energy on Friday night at Erie Insurance Arena.

In Part 2, I asked Reed about the BayHawks, who have reached the playoffs in three of their first four D-League seasons. Erie is 3-4 so far this season.

Posted: December 16th, 2012

I sat down with NBA Development League President Dan Reed for an interview before the Erie BayHawks played the Iowa Energy on Friday night at Erie Insurance Arena.

In Part 1, I asked Reed about how the D-League has changed since he joined in 2007. We also talked about the D-League’s groundbreaking hires and future NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s feelings about the league.

Posted: December 14th, 2012

BubbaLuv, a hit at Erie BayHawks’ game for being a “SupaFan” of Erie sports and for his dance routines, made his debut with Bubba’s Buds at Friday night’s Erie BayHawks-Iowa Energy game at Erie Insurance Arena.

Posted: December 13th, 2012

Erie BayHawks forward Mychel Thompson did his best to keep up with how his younger brother fared against the defending NBA champions.

“I couldn’t watch it because it wasn’t on here, but I saw it online,” Thompson said.

Klay Thompson was known for his ability to shoot coming out of Washington State. Now a second-year NBA guard, Thompson has arguably become Golden State’s best player as evidence of his play in Wednesday night’s 97-95 win at Miami.

Thompson had 27 points, seven rebounds, four assists and defended three-time NBA MVP LeBron James on the game’s final play. James missed a fading jumper at the buzzer.

On the season, the 6-foot, 7-inch, 205-pound Thompson is averaging 16.4 points for the 15-7 Warriors.

“It’s from putting in a lot of hard work over the summer,” said Thompson about his brother. Their dad is former NBA player Mychal Thompson. “He’s always had the talent. Can shoot. So he worked on other parts of his game. He’s really showing improvement.”

http://youtu.be/F2p2dzXZUf0

Posted: December 11th, 2012

Here’s the full replay of Erie’s 104-92 loss at Iowa on Sunday. It was the third straight loss for the BayHawks.

D.J. Kennedy and Henry Sims each had 19 points and 11 rebounds in the loss. Erie (2-4) will play the Energy (2-3) in its next game Friday night at 7 at Erie Insurance Arena.

Posted: December 7th, 2012

The Erie BayHawks fell to the Maine Red Claws, 113-111, Thursday night at Erie Insurance Arena. The Red Claws (3-2) are 3-0 on the road. Falling to 2-2, the BayHawks will play at Sioux Falls on Friday night at 8 p.m. Erie is 1-1 in road games.

Posted: December 5th, 2012

Once college rivals, rookies Henry Sims and Fab Melo will square off against each other when the Maine Red Claws face the Erie BayHawks on Thursday night at Erie Insurance Arena.

Sims played at Georgetown while Melo, a first-round pick of the Boston Celtics, played at Syracuse. Sims is coming off a 19-point performance in Erie’s 82-80 win Saturday night against the Canton Charge.

The Celtics sent the 7-foot Melo down to Maine where he is averaging seven points and two blocks.

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