ERIE, Pa. — The Erie BayHawks (13-32) fell to the Westchester Knicks (18-26) Sunday afternoon inside Erie Insurance Arena, 116-104.
The BayHawks held a slim, 13-12, lead at the 7:10 mark of the first quarter, before the Knicks would go on a 13-2 run to build a 10-point, 25-15, lead. Erie closed out the first quarter on a 15-7 run and headed into the second quarter down by two points, 32-30. Erie regained the lead, 35-34, off of a TJ Price jump shot with 11:02 left to play in the second quarter. The first half included 17 lead changes and 12 ties. At the intermission of today’s match, both teams were knotted up at 62.
The BayHawks built a five-point, 71-66, lead at the 8:07 mark of the third quarter. Westchester erased Erie’s lead by going on an 11-2 run. With 5:46 left to play in the third, Westchester held a 77-73 lead. After three quarters of play in today’s contest, the Knicks held a two-point, 88-86, advantage. Westchester went on a 7-2 run midway through the fourth quarter, to build a five-point, 99-94, lead with 6:01 left on the clock. Maurice Ndour knocked down two free throws at the 1:26 mark to extend the Knicks lead, 113-104. Westchester would go on to win today’s matinee match, 116-104.
Gabe York recorded a team-high 24 points on 9-16 (.563) shooting from the floor, including a 5-9 (.556) clip from deep in 33 minutes as a reserve. Kalin Lucas dished out a game-high eight assists, to go along with seven points and three rebounds in 38 minutes. Reggis Onwukamuche pulled down a team-high nine rebounds (five offensive) in 23 minutes. TJ Price notched 18 points on 7-14 (.500) shooting from the floor, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in 37 minutes. Stefan Jankovic, Shevon Thompson and Branden Dawson each contributed 12 points.
For the Knicks, Maurice Ndour registered a double-double, finishing with a game-high 27 points on 8-14 (.571) shooting, a game-high 10 rebounds, two assists, a game-high four steals and one blocked shot in 27 minutes of action. John Jenkins also poured in 20-plus points, tallying 26 points on 8-15 (.533) shooting, including a 4-6 (.667) mark from three-point territory in 38 minutes of action.