Erie, PA – The Erie BayHawks (10-8), NBA G League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club, took down Southeast Division rival, the Lakeland Magic (10-9), tonight inside Erie Insurance Arena, 132-120.
In tonight’s win, Erie had eight players score in double figures (Jordan Sibert-19, R.J. Hunter-18, Sanjay Lumpkin-18, Jaylen Adams-18, Isaac Humphries-14, John Gillon-14, Jeremy Hollowell-13, Craig Sword-13). Humphries posted his third consecutive double-double, recording 14 points, a game-high 10 rebounds (four offensive), two assists and a game-high three steals in 29.3 minutes of play. John Gillon also finished tonight’s match with a double-double, dishing out a game-high tying 10 assists, to go along with 14 points, four rebounds and one steal in 34.0 minutes. Jordan Sibert contributed a team-high 19 points on 7-14 (.500) shooting from the floor, three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27.1 minutes as a reserve. Sibert scored all 19 of his points in the second half, including 17 in the fourth quarter.
The BayHawks held advantages in points in the paint (64-52) and fast break points (12-5). Erie knocked down 16 triples tonight, marking the 17th time this season the BayHawks have drilled 10 or more from deep and the 15th straight game of doing so. With 132 points in tonight’s win, Erie has hit the century mark in every game this season. The BayHawks 18-game streak of tallying 100 or more points is the longest such streak in franchise history, as well as the longest streak in the NBA G League this season.
Lakeland guard Gabe York posted a game-high 34 points, to go along with five rebounds and three assists in 35.2 minutes. B.J. Johnson notched 26 points on 11-16 (.688) shooting from the floor, including a perfect 4-4 (1.000) clip from the three-point line and five rebounds in 32.4 minutes. Orlando Magic two-way guard Troy Caupain recorded a game-high tying 10 assists, to go along with seven points and five rebounds in 32.2 minutes.
Erie built an early 10-2 lead to begin tonight’s contest. Lakeland responded by going on a 13-4 run, capped off by a pair of Gabe York triples. With 3:31 left in the opening quarter, Lakeland held a one-point, 15-14, lead. After 12 minutes of action, the BayHawks found themselves in a 28-23 hole. At the 6:33 mark of the second quarter, the Magic held a 40-31 lead. The BayHawks would finish out the half on 25-11 run, taking a 56-51 advantage heading into intermission.
Erie outscored Lakeland by two points, 30-28, in the third quarter. After 36 minutes, the BayHawks held an 86-79 lead. Erie poured in a franchise record 46 points in the fourth quarter, on its way to a 12-point, 132-120 win over the Lakeland Magic. The BayHawks scored their 46 fourth quarter points on 15-20 (.750) shooting from the floor, including a perfect 8-8 (1.000) mark from three-point land and 8-9 (.889) shooting from the charity stripe. Erie’s 8-8 (1.000) clip from the three-point line marks a franchise best for three-point shooting percentage in a fourth quarter (min. four attempts).