87ers clip BayHawks, 96-94

87ers clip BayHawks, 96-94
March 30 14:23 2016 Print This Article

NEWARK, DE – March 29, 2016 – The Delaware 87ers defeated the Erie BayHawks 96-94 at the Bob Carpenter Center on Tuesday night.

Ty Greene led the 87ers (21-27) with 24 points on 5-of-9 field goals and 12-of-12 from the free throw line. David Laury III posted a 10-point, 21-rebound double-double – his second straight – and Sam Thompson contributed 15 points on the night. Baron Davis put up 11 points, five assists and four rebounds in his first game back from an injury suffered on March 11th.

The BayHawks (12-36) were led by Charlotte Hornets assignee Aaron Harrison, who notched 27 points on 9-of-18 shooting. Aaron Bowen dropped 18 points on 8-of-12 field goals, while Keith Appling and Jordan Sibert both finished with 13 points apiece.

Erie BayHawks Guard AARON HARRISON (2) drives to the basket for a easy layup in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Erie BayHawks Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo by Saquan Stimpson

Erie BayHawks Guard AARON HARRISON (2) drives to the basket for a easy layup in the first half of a NBA D-league regular season basketball game between the Delaware 87ers and the Erie BayHawks Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark, DEL. Photo by Saquan Stimpson

Laury started the game with seven points and nine rebounds in the first quarter, sparking the 87ers to 35-17 lead after one.

Bowen recorded 12 of his points in the second quarter, as the BayHawks chipped away at the 87ers lead, but still trailed 55-46 at the half.

Erie shot 11-of-21 (52 percent) from the floor in the third quarter, but Greene had 11 points in the period, which put the 87ers up 81-73 through three.

Harrison put up two shots from beyond the arc in the final 3.9 seconds, but both rimmed out as the BayHawks’ rally fell short.

The 87ers travel to Maine to face the Red Claws in their next game on Thursday, March 31st, at 7:00 p.m. ET. The BayHawks will play the Mad Ants in Fort Wayne in their next game on Friday, April 1st, at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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About the Delaware 87ers

The Delaware 87ers of the National Basketball Association Development League (NBADL) were relocated to America’s first state in 2013 and named to commemorate the year in which Delaware ratified the U.S. Constitution, 1787. The Sevens are the NBADL affiliate of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and are owned by the Sixers. The 87ers play at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE.

About the NBA Development League

The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 19 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2015-16 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time high 26 percent of all NBA players at the start of the 2014-15 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.

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