The Delaware Blue Coats won their third straight game on Monday when the team beat the Erie BayHawks 108-100 at the 76ers Fieldhouse.
The leading scorers of the game for the Blue Coats were power forward D.J. Hogg and point guard Matt Farrell who each scored 16 points.
Blue Coats center Norvel Pelle recorded a double-double in the win with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Three other Blue Coats scored in double-digits in the game and they were center Justin Patton (12), shooting guard Jared Brownridge (14) and small forward Rashad Vaughn (14).
Delaware had the advantage in multiple categories in the game which included Rebounds (54-49), Assists ( 22-21), Steals (12-11), Block Shots (10-6), Second Chance Points (16-14) and Fast Break Points ( 18-14).
Delaware also had the advantage in shooting as well, with the team shooting 46% (41-89) and with Erie shooting 39% (37-95). Blue Coats also bested the BayHawks at the three point line with the team shooting 32% (12-37) and with Erie shooting 19% (8-42).
Turnovers Hurt Blue Coats In First As They End The Quarter Down By 6
The Blue Coats struggled to find good shots in the first quarter as the team shot 45% (9-20). Delaware also struggled at the three point line shooting 27.3% (3-11) in the quarter. The Blue Coats did find success at the free throw line as the team shot 50% (3-6) in the first quarter.
The BayHawks had a nice rhythm in terms of finding good shots as the team shot 50% (12-24) in the quarter. Erie also went 66.7% (2-3) at the free throw line in the first quarter.
The Blue Coats really hurt themselves in the first quarter by turning the ball over seven times, as Erie only turned it over two times.
The first few minutes of the first quarter, the two teams were battling it out as the lead was changing constantly.
Then, Erie went on a 12-0 run which started at 6:43 mark and gave the team a 20-9 lead with 4:57 left in the first quarter.
The Blue Coats outscored the BayHawks 15-10 for the rest of the quarter but Erie still led 30-24 at the end of one.
Highsmith, Vaughn & Brownridge Combine For 22 Pts To Give Blue Coats The Halftime Lead
The leading scorer for the Blue Coats in the second quarter was forward Haywood Highsmith who scored eight points. Highsmith’s teammates Rashad Vaughn and Jared Brownridge were right behind him which each of them scoring seven points in the quarter.
As a team, the Blue Coats mightily improved their shooting in the second quarter as they shot 56.5% (13-23). Delaware also shot 50% (4-8) at three point line in the second quarter. The Blue Coats also went 100% (4-4) at the free throw line in the quarter as well.
The BayHawks shooting dipped in the second quarter as the team shot 42.9% (9-21) and they also shot 63.6% (7-11) at the free throw line.
This time, the Blue Coats won the turnover battle by 3-6 in the quarter.
The second quarter started with the Blue Coats going on a 16-3 run which gave them a 40-33 lead with 6:17 left in the half. Vaughn led the charge on the run with scoring seven out of the 16 points in the run.
Erie outscored the Blue Coats 24-18 for the rest of the quarter to decrease Delaware’s lead to 58-57 at halftime.
First Half Stats
Blue Coats shot 51.2% (22-43) in the first half and the BayHawks shot 46.7% (21-45).
Blue Coats shot 36.8% (7-19) at the three point line and Erie 31.6% (6-19).
Delaware’s leading scorer in the first half was Rashad Vaughn with 12 points.
Erie’s leading scorers in the first half were Jaylen Morris and Terrence Jones with 13 points.
Both Teams Struggle With Shooting But Blue Coats Remain With Lead After Three Qtrs
The Blue Coats really struggled to find a good shot in the third quarter as the team shot 39.1% (9-23). Delaware did find success at the free throw line as the team shot 60% (3-5).
Erie continued their poor shooting from the second quarter as the team shot 37.5% (9-24) in the third quarter. The BayHawks did shoot 100% (4-4) at the free throw line in the third quarter.
The Blue Coats won the turnover battle 4-6 in the third quarter over Erie.
The third quarter started with the Blue Coats going on a 14-6 run which increased their lead to 72-63 with 6:47 left in the quarter. Guard Keenan Evans led the Blue Coats on that run with scoring six out of the 14 points in the run.
The BayHawks would outscore the Blue Coats 17-10 for the rest of the quarter but Delaware still led 82-80 going into the fourth.
Farrell & Hogg Combine For 13 Points To Seal Blue Coats Win
The leading scorer for the Blue Coats in the fourth quarter was Matt Farrell who scored seven points. Farrell’s teammate D.J. Hogg was right behind him scoring six points in the quarter.
As a team, the Blue Coats improved their shooting in the fourth quarter with shooting 43.5% (10-13). Delaware also shot 57.1% (4-7) from the foul line in the fourth quarter.
The BayHawks shot their worst shooting percentage of the game in the fourth quarter as they shot 26.9% (7-26). Erie did shoot 62.5% (5-8) at the foul line in the fourth quarter.
The Blue Coats would outscore the BayHawks 26-20 in the quarter and would hit four foul shots near the end of the quarter to finish off a 108-100 home win.
Blue Coats look to make it four straight wins when the team takes on Capital City Go-Go at the 76ers Fieldhouse on February 13th at 7:00pm ET.
FG%: DE46% & ERI 39%
3P%: DE 32%& ERI 19%
FT%: DE 64% & ERI 69%
Rebs: DE64% & ERI 49
Ast: DE22&ERI 21
Stl: DE12 & ERI 11
TO: DE 20 & ERI 16
Blks: DE 10&ERI 6