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Posted: January 5th, 2013

Former Gannon University standout Kyle Goldcamp had 16 points off the bench in leading the Erie BayHawks past the Maine Red Claws, 98-85, Saturday at the Portland Expo. Erie (8-5) is just a half game behind Maine (10-6) in the East Division.

The BayHawks play at Springfield (4-9) today.

Posted: October 30th, 2010

Point guard Cedric Jackson is looking to once again make his way to the NBA through the Erie BayHawks.

The following eight players have been invited to the Erie BayHawks’ training camp that begins Saturday, Nov. 6 at the LECOM Medical Fitness & Wellness Center in Erie.

The BayHawks can have up to 17 players in training camp. Erie opens the 2010-11 season Nov. 19 against Springfield at Tullio Arena.

▀  PG Cedric Jackson – Averaged 16.4 points and 7.4 assists in 34 games for the BayHawks as a rookie last season, The 6-foot, 3-inch, Jackson, 24, received NBA call ups from the Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs and Washington Wizards.

▀   PG Maureece Rice – Avg. 18.7 points to help Erie make the D-League playoffs in its expansion season in 2008-09. Erie tried to get the 6-1 combo guard last season, but Rice, 26, couldn’t get out of his contract with a team in the Ukraine. The Philadelphia native was an exciting player for Erie and was really the difference in the BayHawks making the playoffs.

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Posted: June 25th, 2009

Forward Christian Eyenga is going from the Congo to Cleveland.

The NBA affiliates of the Erie BayHawks – Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers – made some selections tonight’s NBA Draft, which means one thing.

They may wind up suiting up for the BayHawks this season.

With the 30th overall pick, the Cavaliers chose Christian Eyenga out of the Congo. He’s 6-foot-6, 210 pounds, can play either guard or forward, but check out his stats.


The Sixers used the 17th overall pick to take UCLA  point guard Jrue Holiday.

With the D-League adding two teams in the eastern part of country in Portland, Maine and Springfield, Mass., Philadelphia become an affiliate of one of those two teams. Since the Sixers were so far away from Erie (6 hours), they didn’t develop the kind of the relationship with the BayHawks the Cavaliers did.

So talking about Philadelphia’s first-round pick playing in Erie may be irrelevant. If Philly and Erie remain connected, the chances of Holiday playing for the BayHawks are decent, but not great.

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Posted: March 31st, 2009

The home of the Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, Mass., is now the location of the D-League's latest expansion franchise.

For now, the D-League looks as if it’s going to have 17 teams for next season. The league has added two franchises in Springfield, Mass., and Portland, Maine, but a current team – the Anaheim Arsenal – is relocating to Springfield.

So our sports department intern, Eric Peddigree, and I took a moment to see what would be the best way to divide the league up. So we printed out a map of the United States and began to go to work on it.

“All I need is a piece of paper,” Eric said.

I provided the pen. It wasn’t that hard. The D-League probably already got it figured out, but just in case it doesn’t, Eric and I wanted to help the league out.

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Posted: March 19th, 2009

No. 5-ranked Gannon will continue its historic season in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament against Central Missouri next week in Springfield, Mass.

The Gannon Golden Knights are once again a national power in NCAA Division II men’s basketball.


I personally watched them go through two tough seasons in which they won only 21 games in John Reilly’s first two seasons as head coach.

In their last two seasons under Reilly, Gannon has won 56 games.

No wonder the Erie BayHawks put a spotlight on him during Wednesday night’s game against the Austin Toros at Tullio Arena to acknowledge him and his team’s achievements this season.

Gannon established a school record for most wins in a season with 30 this season and won the Atlantic Regional to earn a spot in the Elite Eight in Springfield, Mass., where it will take on Central Missouri (25-4) next week.

Good luck Knights.

Much respect due.

Posted in: College hoops

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