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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.

Posted: November 30th, 2012

Kevin Jones had his fourth double-double in as many games in leading the Canton Charge to a 91-80 win Friday night against the Erie BayHawks at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.

Signed by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, Jones had 27 points and 13 rebounds in the first win of the season for the Charge (1-3). D.J. Kennedy led Erie (1-1) with 21 points.

The BayHawks will play their home opener Saturday night at 7 against the Charge at Erie Insurance Arena.

Posted: May 1st, 2012

The Austin Toros came back from a 0-1 deficit to win the 2012 D-League title against the Los Angeles D-Fenders. The Toros won Game 2 and the deciding Game 3 in Los Angeles.

The D-Fenders had the league’s best record followed by the Toros, who were a third seed.

Springfield had the second seed. Expansion Canton beat the Armor in the first round.

The Toros began their championship run with a 2-1 series victory against fifth-seeded Erie. In fact, Austin lost Game 1 of all three of its series only to win the the final two games of each one.

Posted: April 23rd, 2012

The top two D-League teams during the regular season will now meet to determine the best team in the league.

The top-seeded Los Angeles D-Fenders open the D-League Finals on Tuesday at Austin against the third-seeded Toros in a best-of-3 series. Game 2 and Game 3, if necessary, will be in Los Angeles. Game 2 is Thursday. If there is a Game 3, it will be Saturday.

Los Angeles was 2-0 against Austin this season, winning both games at home.

The D-Fenders (38-12) had the D-League’s best record while Austin (33-17) had the second-best record. The Toros were seeded third because Springfield won the East Conference to earn the second seed.

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Posted: April 18th, 2012

The Cleveland Cavaliers put Luke Harangody’s mind, body and spirit to the test – and Jay Larranaga loved it.

The Erie BayHawks coach applauded Harangody for playing four games in as many days with three being for the Canton Charge in the 2012 D-League playoffs.

“I think it’s awesome,” he said. “I think it’s a credit to Luke. The kind of player he is and the kind of professional he is that he was able to do that. That he played at a high level in all four games and helped his team get a win in three of the games including the game he played for the Cavs. The kid deserves so much credit.”

The Cavs recalled the former Notre Dame star up today before Cleveland plays the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at Quicken Loans Arena. In his game with Cleveland, Haranagody had 16 points and 10 rebounds in a 99-89 home win against Washington.

The Cavs had recalled Harangody the second time April 14th and sent him back down the Charge the next day for Game 2 of their best-of-3 series at second-seeded Springfield.

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Posted: April 17th, 2012

After closing out their respective best-of-3 first-round series Monday night, the Austin Toros and Canton Charge will face each other in Game 1 of the D-League semifinals Thursday night at 7:30 in Canton.

The expansion Charge, a seventh seed, won Game 3 at second-seeded Springfield 115-106 while the third-seeded Toros beat the fifth-seeded Erie BayHawks 99-85 in Game 3 in Austin.

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Posted: April 9th, 2012

After winning at expansion Canton by 15 points in their regular-season finale, the Erie BayHawks returned to practice today as they get ready for Game 1 of their D-League playoff series against Austin on Thursday night at 7 at Tullio Arena.

Game 2 and Game 3, if necessary, will be Sunday and Monday, respectively, in Austin. A third seed, the Toros (33-17) picked the fifth-seeded BayHawks (28-22) as the top three teams got to select their first-round playoff opponent from the bottom four seeds.

After Monday’s practice, players Tyrone Brazelton, Joey Graham, Keith McLeod and Marvin Phillips talk about the playoff format and being chosen by the Toros.

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Posted: April 6th, 2012

The eight-team field for the 2012 D-League playoffs has been set.

The Los Angeles D-Fenders are the top seed. The West Conference champions have the D-League best record of 37-12.

Dakota (29-20) has a game lead against Springfield (28-21) for the East Conference title. That conference champion will get the No. 2 seed.

Austin (32-17) has the No. 3 seed. The top three seeds get to pick their first-round opponent Sunday. Last year, Reno chose Erie and beat the BayHawks, 2-1, in a best-of-three series.

Bakersfield (28-21), Canton (27-22), Erie (27-22) and defending D-League champion Iowa (25-24) round out the eight playoff teams. The D-League playoffs begin April 10.

Posted: April 6th, 2012

Erie fell to 1-4 against expansion Canton after Friday’s 114-103 loss to the expansion Charge at Tullio Arena.

Josh Akognon had 23 of his game-high 33 points in the second quarter to help the Charge (27-22) clinch an D-League playoff berth. Akognon, who ESPN’s Mark Stein calls “the best shooter outside the NBA” was 5-of-7 from 3-point range.

Joey Graham led Erie (27-22) with 24 points. The BayHawks will face the Charge in their regular-season finale Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Canton.

Posted: April 6th, 2012

Battling with T.J. Campbell for the ball, BayHawks point guard Keith McLeod had a tough night in Erie' 114-103 loss to Canton on Friday night./Photo by Janet B. Kummerer/Erie Times-News

Veteran point guard Keith McLeod got his shot playing against the team from his hometown that traded him to Erie in January.

Didn’t go well for him or the BayHawks.

Not only did the expansion Canton Charge beat the BayHawks, 114-103, tonight at Tullio Arena, but McLeod scored just five points on 2-of-12 shooting.

“It’s worse when you lose when you have that kind of night,” McLeod said. “Now had I shot like this and we had won, then so be it. I wouldn’t care, but we lost. It was what it was. I got to be better. Point blank period and I am better. It was just a bad night all around.”

A 2012 D-League All-Star selection, McLeod had missed the previous games games against Canton due to a hamstring injury, but didn’t feel as if he put too much pressure on himself to play well tonight.

“It’s basketball,” McLeod said. “‘I’m not sitting here worried that it’s life or death. It’s basketball. It’ what I do. It was just one of those nights. Sometimes it’s just how it goes.”

The good news for McLeod is he gets to face the Charge again Saturday night  as he returns to his hometown for the 7:30 game.

“Tomorrow, I’m going to go out here and prepare like I did and we’re going to see what happens. Hopefully I don’t have a night like tonight. At least I don’t plan on it.”

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