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Posts tagged ‘Sioux Falls Skyforce’
Posted: January 6th, 2011

Former BayHawk Maureece Rice will make his Sioux Falls' debut against his former team Friday night at Tullio Arena.

Sioux Falls Skyforce (2-12) at Erie BayHawks (11-6)

Friday, 7 p.m., Tullio Arena.
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Players to watch
▀  Erie — PF Ivan Johnson (Leads team in scoring at 17.1 points a game. Johnson is the only player on the team to start every game the BayHawks have played this season. … C Solomon Alabi (A rookie with the Toronto Raptors, Alabi is making his second trip to the D-League. In his first run with the BayHawks, Alabi averaged 8.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and three blocks in seven starts. … SG Blake Ahearn (Had a season-high 16 points in his third game with Erie after being reacquired by them. He averaged 25.7 points in 13 games with the BayHawks last season).

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Posted in: Erie BayHawks, NBA
Posted: April 16th, 2010

Averaging 27.1 points and 10.5 boards, Mike Harris was a man on the inside for Rio Grande Valley this season.

I’m sitting here looking at the All-NBA D-League teams and that first-team squad is nice, but then I checked out the honorable mention list.


I could pick five guys from that list and seriously challenge the first team.

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Posted: April 4th, 2010

Marvin Phillips and the Iowa Energy chose Utah as their first-round opponent in the D-League playoffs.

For the second straight season, the D-League allows its top three seeds to pick their first-round playoff opponent. They pick from teams seeded fifth through eighth.

I love the idea.

As I’ve said before, it puts a lot of pressure on the team picking the foe to deliver because if that team loses? Oh boy. Not good.

It gives the team chosen extra motivation, but a lot of strategy goes into making that pick. The playoffs start later this week.

Let’s look at the first three seeds:

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Posted in: D-League
Posted: March 5th, 2010

“A lot of fans are always on Curtis. Curtis is a very fiery player. Plays with a lot of intensity. He’s just like me. I hate losing, but Curtis will talk more than me. I won’t talk. I just go out there and play, but Curtis, he’ll speak his mind.” – Earl Barron speaking about his outspoken Iowa teammate, point guard Curtis Stinson.

Curtis Stinson (with headband) doesn't mind talking with the fans when in their home arena.

“You’re about to lose.”

Iowa All-Star point guard Curtis Stinson had to say it Friday night.

After all, a small, but vocal group of Erie fans in the front row behind the Iowa bench had been riding him all night at Tullio Arena.

Their BayHawks had come back from a 16-point, first-half deficit to take an eight-point, fourth-quarter lead.

“You really can’t say nothing,” Stinson said. “You can’t get personal. Then you get mad. You just have fun with it because they’re there enjoying it. It’s all basketball, but when you’re losing, they’re coming at you. They chanting my name, ‘Cur-tis! Cur-tis!’”

Then Iowa came back to take a 110-108 lead 64 seconds left on Mark Tyndale’s putback bucket.

With a big smile, Stinson began walking back to the Iowa bench. As he got closer, he took a look at the Erie fans who had been on his case and said it.

“You about to lose.”

Stinson was right. Iowa 116, Erie 111.

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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 in: Uncategorized
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

Here’s the highlights of Erie’s 85-77 season-opening win at Fort Wayne against the Mad Ants. The BayHawks, who lost the rematch to Fort Wayne, 93-82, Sunday, will resume action Friday at Sioux Falls (1-1) against the Skyforce.

Posted: November 27th, 2009

Here’s a look at video highlights from Friday night’s season openers in the D-League.

Sioux Falls Skyforce 112, Maine Red Claws 95
Boston Celtics second-year forward Bill Walker had 25 points and 11 rebounds for Maine, but the expansion franchise lost its first game in the D-League.

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Posted: April 10th, 2009

Tejay Anderson and the Erie BayHawks haven't lost sight of what's at stake tonight. A win at Fort Wayne will earn them a playoff bid in their first season in the D-League. Erie is 3-2 vs. the Mad Ants.

Win and they’re in.

A victory at Fort Wayne tonight (7:30 p.m.) will put the Erie BayHawks in the playoffs in their first year in the D-League.

A loss will put them in a must-win situation Saturday against the Mad Ants at home only if Sioux Falls is able to win at Iowa tonight.

Sounds simple enough? Well, not exactly.

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