BayHawks Team Up With Erie Area High School Basketball

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Erie BayHawks aren't the only basketball game in town. On the college level, Erie features Division II PSAC rivals Mercyhurst College and Gannon University as well as Division III Penn State Behrend.

Additionally, the high school rivalries in the Erie area captivate fans throughout the city and county every winter from the season's opening tipoff to the McDonald's Classic to the state championships, where Erie often represents itself well.

This season, several of Erie's high school basketball teams will play as the opening act for Erie BayHawks games at Tullio Arena.

Five games spanning three nights will give Erie high school basketball fans the chance to see bonus basketball from their hometown NBA Development League team, the Erie BayHawks.

“We felt it was a perfect opportunity to showcase the next generation of players and give the players a taste of the excitement of playing on the BayHawks’ court, in front of a Tullio Arena crowd,”said BayHawks president Matt Bresee. “It also presents a great value to our fans, with the chance to see two or three games for the price of one ticket.”

Specially priced tickets will be available at all of the participating schools, and will include admission to the BayHawks game. Tickets will go on sale in November.

The affected dates and schedule is as follows:

December 29 (Tuesday)
Warren High School vs. Cathedral Prep, 5 p.m.
Bakersfield Jam vs. Erie BayHawks, 7 p.m.

January 9 (Saturday)
McDowell High School vs. Mercyhurst Prep (Girls), 3:30 p.m.
Fairview High School vs. Mercyhurst Prep (Boys), 5 p.m.
Fort Wayne Mad Ants vs. Erie BayHawks, 7 p.m.

January 23 (Saturday)
Iroquois vs. Villa Maria (Boys), 3:30 p.m.
East High School vs. Franklin High School, 5 p.m.
Rio Grande Valley Vipers vs. Erie BayHawks, 7 p.m.

This promotion is a win-win for basketball fans in Erie. It's a great opportunity to see high quality basketball at the high school and professional level. Hopefully it'll entice the casual high school fan that hasn't seen the BayHawks yet because I think they'll be impressed by what they see.


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Blog Talk BayHawk is an unofficial Erie BayHawks blog covering the NBA D-League. It features opinions and information about the NBADL and the Erie BayHawks. Blog Talk BayHawk is written from a basketball fan’s perspective to fill In the gaps left by professional journalists’ coverage of BayHawks basketball and the Erie professional basketball scene.

Matt Hubert is a 25-year-old writer and basketball fanatic born and raised in Erie, Pa. He graduated from Mercyhurst College in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in English and a dual concentration in writing and creative writing. Matt's not wavering from his stance as a lifelong Los Angeles Lakers fan, but he will cover the BayHawks' NBA affiliates in Cleveland and Toronto when it makes sense to do so throughout the year.

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