Erie, Penn. — The Raptors 905 (13-10) defeated the Erie BayHawks (10-14) on Friday night inside Erie Insurance Arena, 100-85, running their winning streak to eight games. The loss snaps Erie’s three-game winning streak.
The Raptors 905 finished the first quarter with a 22-point, 39-17, lead. The 905 went 16-23 (.696) shooting from the field, including a 5-7 (.714) clip from three-point territory in the first 12 minutes. Erie weathered the storm in the second, opening the quarter on a 14-4 run. At the intermission of tonight’s contest, the Raptors 905 held a 56-49 advantage. The BayHawks outscored the 905, 32-17, in the second quarter.
The 905 expanded their lead to 18 at the 5:20 mark of the third quarter, 73-55. Erie responded with back-to-back triples from Josh Magette and Raphiael Putney. After three quarters of action, the Raptors 905 commanded an 11-point, 79-68, lead. The 905 opened up the final quarter of play on a 12-4 run, building a 19-point, 91-72, lead. The BayHawks would eventually fall tonight, 100-85.
Raphiael Putney notched a double-double in tonight’s contest, finishing with a team-high 17 points on 6-11 (.545) shooting from the floor, a game-high 11 rebounds, one block and one steal in 27.2 minutes of play. Josh Magette also recorded a double-double, tallying a team-high 10 assists, to go along with 11 points and one block in 33.5 minutes. Jeremy Evans saw his double-double streak come to an end tonight, finishing with 11 points on 4-5 (.800) shooting, nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 34.2 minutes of play. Craig Sword finished with his second straight game netting double-digit points. Sword contributed 13 points, two rebounds, one steal and one block in 30.1 minutes.
Lorenzo Brown dished out a game-high 15 assists, to go along with eight points, three rebounds and a game-high tying three steals in 34.3 minutes. Bruno Caboclo paced the 905 with a game-high 22 points on 8-11 (.727) shooting, including a 4-7 (.571) clip from deep, four rebounds, two assists and one block in 32.5 minutes of action. Former Erie BayHawks center Shevon Thompson pulled down a team-best nine rebounds, to go along with four points, one steal and one block in 19.5 minutes as a reserve.