ERIE, Penn. — A back-and-forth contest, which saw 26 lead changes through its entirety, ended with a 133-124 victory for College Park over the BayHawks on Erie’s New Orleans Pelicans Affiliate night.
After trailing by double-digits late in the fourth, Erie (10-26) went on a 9-2 run to bring the game within three points with 1:14 left in regulation. However, a 29-foot triple on the wing from Jordan Sibert crushed all momentum for the BayHawks, as College Park (19-18) would go on 7-0 run of its own spanning just 40 seconds.
Sibert finished the contest with 21 points, knocking down five three-pointers, five rebounds and three assists in 23 minutes.
Despite the loss, Erie’s two-way players Zylan Cheatham and Josh Gray produced solid outings for the BayHawks. Cheatham logged his third-straight game with at least 15 points and 15 rebounds, recording 17 points, a game-high 21 rebounds and a game-high tying two blocks in 34 minutes.
Gray added a double-double as well with 21 points, a game-high 11 assists, seven rebounds and two steals in 35 minutes.
The Skyhawks (19-18) saw solid all-around scoring on the evening, as five players scored at least 20 points. Skyhawks center Nick Ward led the team, tallying a double-double with a game-high 25 points and a team-high 11 rebounds in 34 minutes.
Other notables for the Skyhawks were Armoni Brooks (21 PTS/5 REB), Charlie Brown Jr. (21 PTS/9 REB) and Cat Barber (20 PTS/5 AST).
Turnovers proved to be a hindrance for Erie again, as the team lost the ball on 17 occasions leading to 30 points for College Park tonight, opposed to just 13 turnovers and nine points off for the BayHawks.