BayHawks' Losing Streak Grows to Five Games

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Over the weekend, the Erie BayHawks lost two games against the Iowa Energy. They lost 95-88 on Saturday and 99-89 on Sunday. Erie has now lost five in a row to fall to 2-7, which puts them in sixth place (out of seven teams) in East conference. Iowa is now 8-1, which is the best record in the league.

Ivan Harris had his best game of the season on Saturday, scoring a team-high 28 points on 12-22 shooting (2-6 from 3) and Jackie Manuel added 10 points and 10 rebounds. But it was not enough

Then on Sunday, Donell Taylor responded with 21 points on 8-16 shooting, and John Bryant added 16 points on 7-10 shooting to go with 9 rebounds. But again, it was not enough to win.

The trend that is quickly becoming a fatal flaw was once again the 3-point line. For the two-game trip to Iowa, Erie shot 3-15 from 3 while Iowa converted on 16-37 from beyond the arc. That's 48-9 in favor of Iowa for points scored off of 3-point attempts. It's been the Achille's heel for Erie through seven games, and there are no signs that it's going to change unless they make some more roster moves.


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