BayHawks Blow by Bulls
ERIE, PA - The Erie BayHawks (23-26), tonight known as the Flagship City BayHawks, NBA G League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club, took down the Windy City Bulls (27-22) 115-101 inside Erie Insurance Arena.
Flagship City had four players record double-doubles in tonight's win: Cat Barber (game-high tying 20 points, game-high 10 assists), Isaac Humphries (game-high tying 20 points, game-high 11 rebounds), Jeremy Hollowell (17 points, 10 rebounds) and Jaylen Morris (16 points, 10 rebounds). It's the first time since Dec. 13, 2017 the BayHawks had four players tally double-doubles in the same game (Elias Sports).
The BayHawks dished out 30 assists tonight, compared to Windy City's 16. Flagship City has now registered 25-or-more assists in an NBA G League-leading 32 contests this season. The BayHawks notched 10 steals tonight, marking the sixth time in eight games Flagship City had 10-or-more thefts. Flagship City also poured in 72 points in the paint for the second consecutive game.
Windy City was led by Thomas Wilder's near double-double, as the Western Michigan product finished with 12 points on 4-8 (.500) shooting from the floor, a team-high nine rebounds and three assists in 20.0 minutes. Walter Lemon Jr. dished out a team-high seven assists, to go along with 16 points and three rebounds in 27.6 minutes as a reserve. Mychal Mulder finished tonight with 11 points on 4-8 (.500) shooting, four rebounds, three assists, a team-high three steals and one block in 30.2 minutes.
The first 12 minutes of tonight's contest went back-and-forth as there were six lead changes. Flagship City ended the first quarter on a 6-0 run to take a 25-19 lead. The BayHawks built a 10-point, 29-19, lead early in the second quarter off of a Jaylen Morris layup. Brandon Sampson buried a three-pointer as time was expiring in the opening half, cutting into the BayHawks' lead. After two quarters of action, Flagship City notched a 60-51 advantage.
The BayHawks outscored Windy City 33-19 in the third quarter. Heading into the final frame, Flagship City held a commanding 23-point, 93-70, lead. The BayHawks maintained their double-digit lead throughout the fourth quarter, on their way to a 115-101 victory.
The BayHawks will wrap up the 2018-19 season tomorrow against the Westchester Knicks. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased online at eriebayhawks.com or at the Erie Insurance Arena box office.
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