BayHawks Lose in OT Despite 41 from Poythress

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BAYHAWKS FALL TO RED CLAWS IN OVERTIME

ERIE, PA – The Erie BayHawks (17-18), NBA G League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club, fell to the Maine Red Claws (14-22) 130-128, in overtime tonight.

Atlanta Hawks two-way forward Alex Poythress notched a near triple-double, tallying a career-high 41 points, a career-high tying 18 rebounds, a career-high eight assists, one steal and one block in 40.1 minutes. Terrence Jones finished with his eighth 30+ game of the season, recording 34 points on 15-28 (.535) shooting from the floor, 15 rebounds (seven offensive), three assists, a game-high tying three steals and one block in 33.2 minutes. Jordan Sibert registered his first career double-double tonight, contributing 11 points, a career-high 10 rebounds, six assists and one steal in 37.6 minutes.

Archie Goodwin poured in a team-high 27 points on 12-18 (.667) shooting for the Red Claws, four rebounds and four assists in 28.4 minutes as a reserve. John Bohannon pulled down a team-high 14 rebounds, to go along with five points, six assists, one steal and a team-high two blocks in 27.2 minutes. Andrew White III contributed 22 points on 6-12 (.500) shooting from the floor and five rebounds in 34.5 minutes of play.

The first quarter was evenly matched, as there were four lead changes and three ties. After the opening 12 minutes, Maine held a 30-26 advantage. The Red Claws began the second quarter scoring 13 unanswered points, taking a 43-26 lead with 7:51 left to play in the first half. Heading into the intermission of tonight’s contest, Erie found itself in a 16-point, 60-44, hole.

The BayHawks outscored Maine 36-27 in the third frame. After three quarters of play, the Red Claws held an 87-80 lead. Erie cut Maine’s lead to one, 119-118, at the 2:07 mark of the fourth quarter. Jaylen Morris tied the game at 122 with 47.4 seconds left off of a slam dunk, which is where the score would stay until the end of regulation.

The Red Claws outscored Erie 8-6 in overtime, on their way to a 130-128 victory.

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