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Posts tagged ‘Mike Gansey’
Posted: February 12th, 2010

In 16 games with Idaho, former Erie BayHawk guard Donell Taylor is averaging 23.1 points for the Stampede.


It’s a word former Erie BayHawks guard Donell Taylor uses quite a bit.

As Taylor road a bus from Houston to Dallas earlier Friday, he felt a little better than nice because he had been selected to participate in the D-League All-Star Weekend festivities at the Dallas Convention Center.

Taylor was selected as a replacement in Friday’s Shooting Stars competition.

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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

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

Mike Gansey wasn’t taking any chances Wednesday night.

With leg wraps on both of his calves and a stimulator on the bruised right one, Gansey scored 25 points in leading the Erie BayHawks (11-15) to a 95-94 win against the expansion Springfield Armor (5-17).

In the five games Gansey missed due to injury, the BayHawks are 2-3. In the games he’s played, they are now 5-1. Now understand that each win Erie has had with Gansey in the lineup has been against teams with losing records.

If Erie can win at Maine (15-9) Friday with Gansey, that will be even more significant because the BayHawks are 0-4 against the expansion Red Claws.

Posted: January 23rd, 2010

No Cedric Jackson. No Mike Gansey.

No chance of beating one of the D-League’s best teams in Rio Grande Valley (17-6) on Saturday night. Although the Erie BayHawks played better than it did in losing to the Vipers, 110-88, Friday night, they still fell to the West Conference leaders, 100-94, Saturday night at Tullio Arena.

Jackson signed a 10-day contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He didn’t play for the BayHawks Friday night. Gansey remains out with a bruised calf. He’s missed Erie’s last five games and the BayHawks are 2-3 in those games.

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Posted: January 22nd, 2010

After watching the Erie BayHawks lose to Rio Grande Valley, 110-88, Friday night without their rookie point guard Cedric Jackson, I came up with a few conclusions.

Now Jackson received an NBA call up with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are an NBA affiliate of the BayHawks. This is the first time the Cavs have plucked a player from Erie as they are an NBA affiliate of the BayHawks.

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Posted: January 21st, 2010

Mike Harris is averaging 27.1 points for Rio Grande Valley heading into Friday night's game at Erie.

Rio Grande Valley Vipers (15-6) at Erie BayHawks (10-13)
Today, 7 p.m.; at Tullio Arena
On the air: WJET-AM/1400, (live stream)

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Posted: January 12th, 2010

A few years ago, Mike Gansey led West Virginia to the Eilte Eight of the 2005 NCAA Tournament.

“Marshall? Oh man.”

That’s what Mike Gansey said after spotting the Marshall University skull cap I was wearing Tuesday. It was all good.

See, Gansey, who just joined the Erie BayHawks last week, was a star player at West Virginia and years before that, I was a sports editor at Marshall University.

Marshall and WVU are state rivals.

We both laughed about it and although I was planning to talk with new BayHawk about his first season in the D-League, I decided to interview him about WVU and what’s going on with his former coach at WVU, Michigan head coach John Beilein.

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