Armor Break Losing Streak, Outlast BayHawks 115-105
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) — The Springfield Armor recovered from three-straight losses and led most of the game on their way to a 115-105 victory over the Erie BayHawks Friday night. Despite a season-high performance from one BayHawks star, Springfield’s leading scorer shined even more brightly.
The Armor weren’t showing any rust in their first game in a week’s time, as they jumped all over the BayHawks in the first quarter. Springfield shot nearly 70 percent from the field in the first quarter, behind 10 points from Darius Johnson-Odom, as they built a 13-point lead.
Erie picked up ground in the second, as they pulled to within 3 points at halftime. However, Adonis Thomas picked up 12 first-half points for the Armor to keep pace with an Erie run.
The start of the second half was more tumultuous for the Armor, as they and the BayHawks traded leads 6 times in the third quarter. Nonetheless, they held on to the lead and managed to pull away late in the game.
Springfield’s second-half push came behind the team’s star Johnson-Odom, who finished as the player of the game with 30 points.
Micah Downs kept the BayHawks close throughout, as he finished with a season-high 26 points.
It was a pivotal win for the Armor to salvage a 4-7 record in the month of January. Springfield now moves one game closer to passing Erie for fourth place in the East Division.