ERIE, Penn. – -The number 36 haunted the BayHawks this evening. The BayHawks were unable to overcome 36 personal fouls called against the team and 36 percent shooting at Erie Insurance Arena versus the Sioux Falls Skyforce, and lost 98-82.
BayHawks starters Nnanna Egwu, Daniel Coursey, Keith Appling, and Melvin Ejim all found themselves in foul trouble going into the fourth quarter when Sioux Falls was able to jump out to 21-point lead behind a 15-5 run to begin the quarter.
Greg Whittington had a game-high 30 points for the Skyforce behind 10-15 shooting from the field and earned a points-rebound double-double with 10 boards. Keith Benson notched 13 points. Tre Kelley near broke for a double-double but finished the game with nine assists and 13 points.
Tyler Harvey led the way for the BayHawks, scoring 19 points on four three-pointers. Harvey was the only starter to not find himself in foul trouble throughout the game. After missing Friday night’s action, Jordan Sibert had a strong showing off the bench with 14 points. Melvin Ejim continued his streak of double-doubles, earning his third in as many games behind 11 points and 10 rebounds.