After starting their season with three straight victories, the Erie BayHawks dropped their second consecutive game Friday against the Canton Charge by a 100-97 final. The Orlando Magic's D-League affiliate got a season-best 22 points from swingman Drew Crawford, but its usually solid backcourt fell flat against Canton: Seth Curry and Peyton Siva combined to shoot 12-of-29 from the field for 33 points, eight assists, and 10 turnovers.
Moreover, Erie didn't have an answer for Charge big man Arinze Onuaku word. The Syracuse product, who has NBA experience with the Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Hornets, tallied 28 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks in 38 minutes, helping Canton own a 39-30 edge on the glass. William Buford came off the Charge's bench to add 18 points in 27 minutes, nearly matching the BayHawks' bench's total of 22 points himself.
The BayHawks return to action Monday on the road against the Westchester Knicks.