ERIE, Penn. — A five-minute scoreless stretch in the second-half from the Erie BayHawks (9-24) proved to be the deciding factor in Capital City’s (17-17) 117-111 victory on Tuesday evening.
Ike Iroegbu sparked the Go-Go‘s 12-0 run spanning from the third quarter till 9:47 left in regulation. The Washington State product scored five quick points to end the frame, finishing the contest with a game-high 25 points, a team-high five assists and three rebounds in 27 minutes off the bench.
Capital City’s bench, as a whole, also played a key role in their victory. All five reserves that saw action logged a positive +/-, with Mike Cobbins (+21) and Iroegbu (+20) leading the way, while Admiral Schofield (+4) was the only starter to log a positive +/-. Their reserves edged Erie’s in points (54-33), field goals made (22-9) and assists (11-6).
Despite the loss, Bayhawks guard Scottie Lindsey registered 18 points, a game-high tying three steals and three rebounds in 36 minutes. Lindsey posted his 11th game this season scoring in double figure, while logging the best +/- (+9) for Erie on the evening.
Josh Gray had a solid outing for the BayHawks as well, totaling a team-high 21 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals in 33 minutes. Earlier this week, Gray was recognized as being one of the Eastern Conference’s top performers for the first-half of the season, earning Eastern Conference All-NBA G League Team honors.
One last notable outing for Capital City was the play Jalen Jones. In 33 minutes of action, the Go-Go forward recorded a double-double with 15 points, a game-high tying 11 rebounds and three assists. In his last five games, Jones is averaging 19.0 points and 7.4 rebounds in 31.2 minutes.