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Posted: December 20th, 2009

Final: Iowa Energy 99, Erie 89

High scorers: Cartier Martin (IWA) 24 points; Curtis Stinson (IWA) and Donell Taylor (ERI) 21 points each.
High rebounders:
Earl Barron (IWA) 10 rebounds; John Bryant (ERI) 9 rebounds.
High assists: Stinson (IWA) 12 assists; Cliff Clinkscales (ERI) 6 assists.
Double-doubles: Stinson (IWA) 21 points, 12 assists; Barron (IWA) 12 points, 10 rebounds (four offensive).
Local look: Kyle Goldcamp (ERI) 2 points (1-of-1 shooting) in 35 seconds of play.
Biggest lead: Iowa led by 18 points, 60-42 with 59 seconds left in the half.
Next game for Erie (2-7): at 1-7 Springfield (Wednesday, 7 p.m.)

Posted: December 19th, 2009

The Erie BayHawks have now lost four of their last five games after falling at Iowa, 95-88, Saturday night.

Watched the game and the same song rang true for the BayHawks. Now they did make free throws Saturday, going 11-of-12, but the BayHawks are turnover prone. They had 21 total turnovers in Saturday’s loss.

Newly acquired point guard Cliff Clinkscales, who played 43 games for Erie last season before being waived, had six of those turnovers. Now he’s a great ball handler, but Clinkscales is going to have to get familiar with his new teammates and vice versa. Clinkscales did lead the team in assists with seven.

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Posted: December 17th, 2009

Third time was not a charm for Erie.

The BayHawks lost their third consecutive game to Maine on Thursday night. Like the first time they played the Red Claws in their home opener last Saturday, the BayHawks were beaten by 20-plus points.

The puzzling thing about Thursday’s game was center John Bryant didn’t play. Now he came into this three-game stretch against the Red Claws averaging a double-double of 17.8 points and 14.5 rebounds.

He did struggle in his first two games against Maine, but John Treloar shouldn’t have benched him for the whole game Thursday. This isn’t college. It’s professional and if a guy is getting paid to play, you play him and have him gut it out even if the opponent presents him match up problems as Maine did.

Now Erie heads on the road Friday for Saturday’s game at Iowa, which like Maine has only one loss. The BayHawks lack chemistry right now, but if they can’t make free throws or protect the ball consistently, they’re going to continue to struggle.

Posted: December 16th, 2009

The Erie BayHawks were ahead by 13 points in the second half, but failed to close out Maine in their 81-77 loss to the Red Claws at Tullio Arena on Wednesday night.

Once again, John Bryant struggled with foul trouble. The 6-foot-11, 300-pound center had just two points on 1-of-5 shooting. Bryant had more fouls (5) than points and also committed four turnovers.

He came into the game averaging 16.2 points and 13 rebounds. Bryant did have 10 rebounds Wednesday, but he played on 17 minutes, 24 seconds due to the foul difficulties. Bryant was in the game for only seven minutes, six seconds in the first half.

Posted: December 15th, 2009
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Donell Taylor looks to bounce back from a 3-of-18 shooting effort in Erie's loss to Maine.

Maine Red Claws (5-1) at Erie BayHawks (2-3)
Wednesday night (Buck Night), 7 p.m.; at Tullio Arena. Tickets are $5 with every time at concessions costing $1 including beer.

On the air: WFNN-AM/1300, www.nba.com/dleague (live stream)

Players to watch: Maine – SF Bill Walker (Avg. a team-high 16.7 points a game); SG Billy Thomas (Scored 26 points in Maine’s 116-90 win at Erie last week, making 6-of-8 3-point shots. He’s fifth in the D-League in 3-point shooting at 57.1 percent); SG Tony Bobbitt (Fourth in the D-League in 3-point shooting at 57.9 percent). Erie — C John Bryant (Avg. 16.2 ppg. and 13 rebounds); G Donell Taylor (Shot just 3-of-18 from the field in loss to Maine last week; avg. a team-high 18.8 ppg.); SF Ivan Harris (Scored a season-high 14 points in his last game on 6-of-11 shooting from the field. He came into that game shooting 14-of-41 from the field.

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Posted: December 12th, 2009

We had a lot of fun with this.

After Thursday’s practice, the Erie BayHawks did some video for us and this is the result of it. The guys seem to have a good time with it at LECOM, which is where the BayHawks practice.

The BayHawks (2-2) play their home opener against the Maine Red Claws (3-1) at Tullio Arena. Thes crazy thing about this opener is the BayHawks will have their first practice in the arena later today in their afternoon shootaround.


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Posted: December 5th, 2009

The Erie BayHawks blew a 16-point halftime lead, but beat the Sioux Falls Skyforce, 109-107, Saturday as they head into their home opener Saturday, Dec. 12, against the expansion Maine Red Claws at Tullio Arena with a 2-2 record.

Leemire Goldwire had a chance to win the game for the Skyforce (2-2), but missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer after Erie center John Bryant missed a pair of free throws with 4.1 seconds remaining in overtime.

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Posted: December 5th, 2009

Final: Erie 109, Sioux Falls Skyforce 107 (OT)

High scorers: Reggie Williams (SF) 33 points, John Bryant (ERI) 29 points; Donell Taylor (ERI) 28 points.
High rebounders: Bryant (ERI) 16 rebounds (eight offensive), Greg Stiemsma (SF) 11 rebounds.
High assists: David Bailey (SF) 10 assists, Bryant (ERI) 4 assists.
Double-doubles: Bryant (ERI) 29 points, 16 rebounds; Stiemsma (SF) 15 points, 11 rebounds, 7 blocks.
Local look: Kyle Goldcamp (ERI) 0 points in two minutes and 34 seconds of play.
Biggest lead: Erie led by 16 points, 60-44, at the half.
Next game for Erie: Maine (Saturday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m.)

Posted: December 4th, 2009

Final: Sioux Falls Skyforce 110, Erie 101

High scorers: Reggie Williams (SF) 35 points; Jackie Manuel (ERI) 20 points.
High rebounders: Greg Stiemsma (SF) 16 rebounds (six offensive), John Bryant (ERI) 14 rebounds
High assists: Cedric Jackson (ERI) 9 assists. Leemire Goldwire (SF) 6 assists.
Double-doubles: Bryant (ERI) 12 points, 14 rebounds; Stiemsma (SF) 10 points, 16 rebounds.
Local look: Kyle Goldcamp (ERI) Played his first game of the regular season for the BayHawks. Goldcamp scored three points in 13 minutes and 43 seconds of action.
Biggest lead: Erie led by 17 points, 74-57, with 3:49 remaining in the third quarter.
Next game for Erie: @ Sioux Falls (Saturday, 8 p.m.)

Posted: November 30th, 2009

Final: Fort Wayne Mad Ants 93, Erie 82

High scorers: Ron Howard (FW) 25 points; Donell Taylor (ERI) 23 points.
High rebounders: Rob Kurz (FW) 19 rebounds, John Bryant (ERI) 14 rebounds
High assists: Taylor (ERI) 7 assists. Kurz (FW) 5 assists.
Double-doubles: Taylor (ERI) 23 points, 10 rebounds; Bryant (ERI) 14 points, 14 rebounds, Kurz (FW) 16 points, 19 rebounds.
Local look: Kyle Goldcamp (ERI) DNP (Did not play).
Biggest lead: Fort Wayne led by 12 points, 76-64, with 7:10 remaining in fourth quarter.
Next game for Erie: @ Sioux Falls (Friday, 8 p.m.).

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