Game Review: Erie BayHawks 94, Iowa Energy 97

Friday, February 5, 2010

Erie's struggles against the Iowa Energy continued tonight as the BayHawks lost 97-94 on the road. I missed the game because I was at work, but I'll post a quick review of what I can gather from the box score and play-by-play.

  • Erie had two chances to take the lead and a third to send it into overtime in the final 50 seconds, but Mike Gansey missed three 3-point attempts. He was 4-14 from downtown for the game, 9-22 overall for a team-high 26 points. Gansey's no stranger to late game heroics, winning two games in the final seconds last week against Springfield. Unfortunately, the shots didn't fall this time, and Erie missed a chance to steal one on the road. Gansey's been a workhorse for the BayHawks, but you have to wonder if playing all 48 minutes left him drained of energy for those final attempts.
  • The BayHawks actually outscored Iowa in the second half, including a curiously low-scoring fourth quarter that they won 17-13.
  • Alade Aminu scored the ball very efficiently (18 points on 9 shots), but he grabbed just 4 rebounds.
  • John Bryant had another double-double with 18 points and 17 rebounds.
  • Jackie Manuel, fresh off one of his best performances of the year, did not play in the game. Not sure on the reasoning, but consider the thin roster Erie's working with, you'd have to think it was some sort of health issue.
  • Cliff Clinkscales put up solid numbers: 14 points on 6-12 shooting, 13 assists and just 4 turnovers.
  • Iowa connected on 8-16 shots from 3-point range, including 4-6 from Pat Carroll.
  • Cartier Martin returned to the Energy after a stint for the Golden State Warriors. He scored 21 points in just under 30 minutes of playing time.
The BayHawks fall to 12-18 on the season and 0-6 against Iowa. The Energy improves to 24-6. These teams will square off again tomorrow night at 8 p.m.


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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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