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Posted: June 9th, 2010

Erie BayHawks forward Jackie Manuel (center) will participate in the NBA D-League Elite Mini-Camp this weekend in Virginia.

Jackie Manuel hasn’t given up on his dream to play in the NBA yet.

Manuel is among the 30 players who will participate in this weekend’s NBA D-League Elite Mini-Camp in Chantilly, Va.

NBA scout will be in attendance to watch the players go through drills and play in scrimmages. The purpose of the camp is to help players earn spots on NBA summer league rosters and fall training camp rosters.

Last season, Manuel averaged a career-high 13.9 points for the BayHawks.

The small forward out of North Carolina has played four seasons in the D-League with the last two being for the BayHawks.

Former BayHawks Donell Taylor and Darian Townes are also on the list of 30 players.

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Posted: April 3rd, 2010

Make that 1-6 against Maine.

The Erie BayHawks won their first game ever against the Red Claws in their last game of the season in beating the expansion Red Claws, 105-97, at Maine.

For a season that went south, for Erie (21-29) to win its final two games, that speaks for what pride means.

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Posted: March 11th, 2010

The BayHawks must contend with Albuquerque's Keith McLeod, who has averaged 31.1 points in his last six games.

Erie BayHawks (15-25) at Albuquerque Thunderbirds (18-22)

Saturday, 9 p.m., Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, N.M.

On the air: WJET-AM 1400, (live stream).

Players to watch, Erie:

SF Jackie Manuel (Expected to play tonight after missing Tuesday’s win against Sioux Falls with a stomach virus.). … SG Blake Ahearn (Averaging 21.6 points in his three games with Erie since being traded from Bakersfield for D-League All-Star rookie power forward Alade Aminu). … SF Ivan Harris (Scored 21 points Tuesday after not scoring in Erie’s previous game against Iowa).

Players to watch, Albuquerque:

G Keith McLeod (After not scoring in an Feb. 25 loss at Idaho, McLeod has averaged 31.1 points in his last six games. He went for 44 in a March 3 loss at Dakota). … G Antonio Agudio (Averaging 15.4 points and shooting 42.8 percent from 3-point range). … SF Trey Gilder (Traded to Albuquerque from Maine for center Kurt Looby on March 5, Gilder is averaging 13.9 points this season.

Fast facts: Erie — The BayHawks are without rookie point guard Cedric Jackson, who signed a 10-day contract with the San Antonio Spurs this week. … Shooting guard Mike Gansey has averaged 26 points and shot 13-of-23 from 3-point range in his last three games. … Erie has won its last two games.

Fast facts: Albuquerque — The Thunderbirds’ leading scorer, Carlos Powell, is now overseas playing in China. The top pick in the 2009 D-League Draft, Powell averaged 22.1 points in 33 games for them. … Albuquerque snapped a seven-game losing skid in Wednesday’s win against Fort Wayne.

 BayHawks up next: at Idaho (Saturday, 9 p.m.), at Utah (Monday, 9 p.m.).

— Duane Rankin

Posted: February 7th, 2010

This one got ugly.

The Erie BayHawks shot just 36 percent from the field in their 102-78 loss to the Iowa Energy (25-6) on Saturday night. Erie (12-19) shot 2-of-12 from 3-point range with Frank Tolbert making both of them.

Considering he’s a 23.1 percent shooter from behind the arc, the BayHawks could have easily gone 0-for-12. Jackie Manuel came back from the flu, but was ineffective as he scored seven points on 3-of-12 shooting.

What’s even more puzzling is Erie’s All-Star forward Alade Aminu didn’t score, going 0-for-5 from the field. Mike Gansey also struggled as he shot 4-for-12 to finish with eight points. Gansey was averaging nearly 20 in his games with Erie.

The BayHawks are now 0-7 against the Energy, but will have another chance to beat them Tuesday at Iowa. Odds aren’t in their favor to say the least.

Posted: January 30th, 2010

The Springfield Armor have had enough of Mike Gansey.

Last Wednesday, Gansey made two free throws with 5.2 seconds left to beat the Armor in Erie, 95-94. He finished with a game-high 25 points after missing five games with a bruised calf.

Today, he hit the game-winning basket with eight seconds left as the BayHawks (12-16) won, 93-91, at Springfield (5-19). Once again, Gansey was the high-point man with 27 points. He played all 48 minutes for the second straight game in a back-to-back situation.

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Posted: January 29th, 2010

The Erie BayHawks folded at the end.

They were up 76-73 with two minutes and 42 seconds left in the game after power forward Alade Aminu scored three straight baskets in the paint area.

The BayHawks didn’t score again until Mike Gansey made a lay up with three seconds left as they lost 82-78 to the expansion Red Claws, who are 5-0 against them.

What happened in between?

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Posted: January 29th, 2010

No. 6 it is.

Jackie Manuel’s lob dunk from a Cliff Clinkscales pass that made the D-League Top 10 dunks posted Jan. 25 on its web site. The BayHawk tandem pulled it off against the For Wayne Mad Ants earlier this month.

Pretty cool.

Posted: January 29th, 2010

Here's Snow (in the yellow shirt) at one of Erie's open tryouts in Philadelphia before the 2008-09 season.

The Erie BayHawks picked up a familiar face to help fill their void at point guard for tonight’s 7:30 p.m. game at Maine: Tychicus “Tic” Snow.

Most people in Erie don’t know him, but Snow has tried out for the BayHawks all six times they’ve had open tryouts since becoming an D-League franchise.

Erie coach John Treloar got him out of the D-League player pool. The Manassas, Va., native was one of the 200 prospects available in this season’s draft, but went undrafted.

He averaged 6.5 points and 2.3 assists in his last seasonat at Mississippi Valley State in 2006-07, but I remember him when he participated in the open tryouts in Erie at Family First last November. Snow is listed at 5-foot-7, 165 pounds but he’s very muscular.

“He’s like Spud Webb,” Virginia Fastbreak coach Chris Brown said. “He’s very, very physical.”

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Posted: January 27th, 2010

“That’s the fight that I have right now. I mean, even though I’m hurt and we a man down already so. We’ve got to do anything to get a win. If they would have had to cut it off, I was playing tonight. We just needed a win bad.”


Clinkscales is all heart for Erie.

You’ve got to love his heart.

There he was. Cliff Clinkscales. The pride of Jamacia Queens, N.Y.

He had just knocked down a jump shot in the second half of Erie’s 95-94 win against Springfield and landed on an Armor defender.

Badly twisting his right ankle, Clinkscales got up, got back on defense and kept playing until the whistle blew. He limped off the court and later returned to the game.

He ended the game limping onto the court to congratulate Jackie Manuel for his defensive stop on Morris Almond to seal the game for Erie, but Clinkscales days’ may be numbered in Erie.

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Posted: January 22nd, 2010

The Erie BayHawks will look to bounce back from Tuesday’s loss at Austin tonight against Rio Grande Valley, which has the best record in the West Conference. Below are highlights from the Austin-Erie game.

Thing to look for tonight is to see if Cedric Jackson can continue to play at a high level, how will Jackie Manuel fare with the injured wrist and will Rio Grande Valley speed up the game with Mike Harris and not allow Erie’s defense to control it.

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