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Posts tagged ‘Mad Ants’
Posted: January 3rd, 2013

The Erie BayHawks will try to do a better job on the glass in tonight’s game at Maine. The BayHawks allowed 25 offensive rebounds in their last game that ended in an 106-84 loss against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Posted: November 30th, 2012

The Erie BayHawks haven’t played a game in a week. That’s been a good thing for D.J. Kennedy.

In last Friday night’s 109-100 win at Fort Wayne, Kennedy took a hard fall on his back on a drive to the basket with 7 minutes, 26 seconds left in the third quarter. Going up for a layup, Kennedy got fouled by JaJuan Johnson, who was trying to block the shot.

Go to the 1:32.04 mark of the replay to see the foul.

Kennedy said earlier this week he expects to play tonight at 7:30 at Canton, but said he could have played had Erie played earlier this week. Erie (1-0) will play the Charge (0-3) again in a back-to-back Saturday in its home opener.

“I would have just prepared myself to play,” Kennedy said. “I wouldn’t have known until I really got out there if I could play, but if I can’t be effective, I’m not going to risk it.”

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Posted: November 23rd, 2012

Point guard Nick Covington scored 27 points in leading the Erie BayHawks to a 109-100 win tonight at Fort Wayne to open the 2012-13 D-League season. D.J. Kennedy added 21 points and 10 rebounds.

The BayHawks don’t play again until next Friday at Canton.

Posted: November 13th, 2012

Spots look slim right now. We’ve got a lot of situations going on. It’s hard to call it. People have to come ready to play.” — Tirrell Baines before training camp.

On my pre-snap look at the Erie BayHawks’ training camp roster before their first practice Saturday, I saw more than 17 players competing for 10 spots.

With the way the training roster was put together, you could pencil in certain guys to make the final 10-man roster for their season opener Nov. 23 at Fort Wayne.

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Posted: February 15th, 2012

Forward Sharrod Ford averaged 15.7 points and 10.4 rebounds in 2010-11 with Sutor Montegranaro in Italy.

The Erie BayHawks thought they had got the big man they had been scouting for a minute.

They’ll instead have to keep the player they needed to get the player they wanted.

Earlier today, a trade that sent forward Sharrod Ford to the expansion Canton Charge for forward Frank Hassell on Monday was voided because Hassell failed a team physical due to some problems with his right knee.

At Tuesday’s practice in Erie, Hassell said his knee had swollen as he had ice on it. Out of Old Dominion, Hassell said the ice was just a precaution. Turns out it was enough to stop the trade.

So Hassell, 23, returned to Canton where he was a fan favorite and Ford, 30, is with the BayHawks, who were looking to add size.

The BayHawks have been lacking size since 7-footer Chris Daniels left to play overseas in South Korea last month

When Erie got Ford out of the D-League player pool, coach Jay Larranaga had every intention of trading him because several D-League teams including Canton were interested in him.

Now they’ll play Thursday night at Fort Wayne with him. Ford, who has played overseas most of his pro career after playing at Clemson, was with the Phoenix Suns in 2005-06.

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