ERIE, PA – Tied at 83 heading to the final frame, Erie started the fourth quarter on an 11-0 run, en route to a 123-115 victory over the Canton Charge during the team’s Slam Dunk Breast Cancer game Saturday evening.
The BayHawks (13-29) fourth-quarter surge was spearheaded by guard Jalen Adams. In the final 12 minutes, Adams notched 18 points on 6-8 shooting (3-5 3FG), finishing the contest with a game-high 31 points, a game-high eight assists and three rebounds in 37 minutes off the bench.
Erie’s second unit proved to be a key factor in the victory. The reserved combined for 63 points on 22-34 (.647) shooting and a perfect 7-7 (1.000) clip from the charity stripe. Scottie Lindsey contributed solid minutes off the bench, as the Northwestern product tallied 17 points, six rebounds and four assists in 29 minutes.
Canton (28-14) wouldn’t go away quietly, however. Down by as much as 16 in the fourth, the Charge responded with a 12-2 run of their own thanks to Sheldon Mac. Dropping 11 fourth-quarter points, Mac registered a team-high 19 points, five rebounds and a game-high three steals in 34 minutes.
Another notable outing for the BayHawks was Zylan Cheatham. In a game-high 38 minutes, Cheatham notched his 20th double-double of the season with 20 points and a game-high 14 rebounds.
For the Charge, Marques Bolden posted a double-double with 14 points and a team-high 11 rebounds. Matt Mooney added 17 points, a team-high six assists and a game-high tying three steals in 34 minutes.