ERIE, Penn. — The Erie BayHawks (20-23), NBA G League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club, cruised past the Capital City Go-Go (22-23), 121-100, tonight inside Erie Insurance Arena.
Cat Barber poured in a game-high 32 points, to go along with four rebounds, five assists and one steal in 41.0 minutes of action. With Barber’s 32-point outing, nine BayHawks have now notched 30-or-more in nine separate games this season, becoming the only team in the NBA G League to accomplish such feat in the 2018-19 campaign (Elias).
Jeremy Hollowell finished with a double-double, tallying 14 points, a game-high 10 rebounds, a career-high seven assists and one block in 26.4 minutes of action as a reserve. Jaylen Morris dished out a game-high tying seven assists, to go along with 17 points, seven rebounds, a game-high tying three steals and one block in 40.2 minutes.
Erie outscored the Go-Go in points in the paint (74-44) and dished out 34 assists to Capital City’s 20. Tonight’s tilt marked the 12th time Erie has recorded 30-or-more assists in a single game this season and fourth game of pouring in at least 70 points in the paint.
The Go-Go were led by Pe’Shon Howard’s team-high 27 points, in addition to three rebounds, a team-high seven assists and one steal in 38.1 minutes of play. Isaiah Armwood contributed 18 points on 8-12 (.667) shooting from the floor, five rebounds and a game-high five blocks in 29.3 minutes as a reserve. Tyler Lydon pulled down a team-high seven rebounds, to go along with seven points, one steal and one block in 29.1 minutes.
Capital City held advantages in second chance points (15-10) and fast break points (10-4).
The first quarter was evenly matched, as the BayHawks edged Capital City by only four points, 28-24. Of Erie’s 28 first quarter points, 22 of them were scored in the paint. The BayHawks began the second quarter on a 17-5 run, notching a 16-point, 45-29, lead with 6:50 left to play in the first half. Erie maintained its double-digit lead throughout the remainder of the half to hold a 58-43 advantage heading into intermission.
A.J. Mosby put in a layup to give the BayHawks their first 20-plus point lead of the game, 66-45, early in the third quarter. After 36 minutes of action, Erie held a 22-point, 88-66, lead. Although Capital City narrowly outscored the BayHawks, 34-33, in the final frame, Erie would eventually come away with its 20th victory of the season.