LONG ISLAND (December 26, 2017) – The Long Island Nets (14-7), the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, defeated the Erie BayHawks (7-13) 96-90 on Tuesday night at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. It was the first of three meetings between the two clubs this season.
Forward Thomas Wimbush (Seen in photo below) led the way for the Nets with a game-high 27 points, nine rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes off the bench. He scored 16 points the fourth quarter alone when he shot .625 (5-of-8) from the field. Wimbush shot .588 (10-of-17) from the field overall in the win.
The Nets began the game down by nine but rallied to end the first quarter tied up at 26 apiece. Despite trailing by as many as 22 points through the third quarter, guard Jeremy Senglin drained a three with just under three minutes remaining in the game to give the Nets their first lead of the night, 85-84. Long Island proceeded to outscore Erie 29-12 in the fourth for the comeback victory.
Erie center Jeremy Evans registered a double-double with a team-high 22 points and 15 rebounds in 31 minutes. He shot .889 (8-of-9) from the field and 1.000 (2-of-2) from 3-point range for the visitors. Forwards Jaylen Morris (14 points) and Raphiael Putney (21 points), and guard Craig Sword (10 points) also scored in double figures for the BayHawks.
Long Island guard Charlie Marquardt (Seen in photo below) made his professional debut in the Nets’ victory and made a 3-pointer as his first shot attempt to help start the Nets rally late in the game.
The Nets play their next game at home against the Westchester Knicks on Friday, December 29, at 7 p.m. ET. Right after the Long Island Nets’ High School showcase featuring;
The Brentwood Indians vs. The Deer Park Falcons