BayHawks Cruise Past Go-Go
ERIE, PA - The Erie BayHawks (20-23), NBA G League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club, cruised past the Capital City Go-Go (22-23), 121-100, tonight inside Erie Insurance Arena.
Cat Barber poured in a game-high 32 points, to go along with four rebounds, five assists and one steal in 41.0 minutes of action. With Barber's 32-point outing, nine BayHawks have now notched 30-or-more in nine separate games this season, becoming the only team in the NBA G League to accomplish such feat in the 2018-19 campaign (Elias).
Jeremy Hollowell finished with a double-double, tallying 14 points, a game-high 10 rebounds, a career-high seven assists and one block in 26.4 minutes of action as a reserve. Jaylen Morris dished out a game-high tying seven assists, to go along with 17 points, seven rebounds, a game-high tying three steals and one block in 40.2 minutes.
Erie outscored the Go-Go in points in the paint (74-44) and dished out 34 assists to Capital City's 20. Tonight's tilt marked the 12th time Erie has recorded 30-or-more assists in a single game this season and fourth game of pouring in at least 70 points in the paint.
The Go-Go were led by Pe'Shon Howard's team-high 27 points, in addition to three rebounds, a team-high seven assists and one steal in 38.1 minutes of play. Isaiah Armwood contributed 18 points on 8-12 (.667) shooting from the floor, five rebounds and a game-high five blocks in 29.3 minutes as a reserve. Tyler Lydon pulled down a team-high seven rebounds, to go along with seven points, one steal and one block in 29.1 minutes.
Capital City held advantages in second chance points (15-10) and fast break points (10-4).
The first quarter was evenly matched, as the BayHawks edged Capital City by only four points, 28-24. Of Erie's 28 first quarter points, 22 of them were scored in the paint. The BayHawks began the second quarter on a 17-5 run, notching a 16-point, 45-29, lead with 6:50 left to play in the first half. Erie maintained its double-digit lead throughout the remainder of the half to hold a 58-43 advantage heading into intermission.
A.J. Mosby put in a layup to give the BayHawks their first 20-plus point lead of the game, 66-45, early in the third quarter. After 36 minutes of action, Erie held a 22-point, 88-66, lead. Although Capital City narrowly outscored the BayHawks, 34-33, in the final frame, Erie would eventually come away with its 20th victory of the season.
Erie will embark on its final road trip of the season, taking on the Capital City Go-Go (March 12), Long Island Nets (March 13) and Canton Charge (March 16). The BayHawks will wrap up the 2018-19 regular season with a three-game homestand, beginning on Wednesday, March 20 against the Maine Red Claws at 7 p.m. Tickets can be found online at eriebayhawks.com or at the Erie Insurance Arena box office.
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