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Wood Drops 40 as Herd Wins Fourth Straight

Christian Wood drives the lane against the Erie Bayhawks on Sunday, January 27.

The Wisconsin Herd, the G-League affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks, beat the Erie Bayhawks 119-115 Sunday afternoon, thanks in large part to Bucks assignee Christian Wood, who scored 40 on 14 of 24 shooting and grabbed 20 rebounds.

The Herd started the season 4-22, but have now turned things around and won four straight.

The Herd built an early 11-point, 21-10, lead with 5:03 left to play in the first quarter. Erie cut into its deficit, outscoring Wisconsin the rest of the opening 12 minutes, 20-13. Heading into the second quarter of play, the Herd held a 34-30 lead. Jaylen Adams knocked down a three-pointer at the 6:14 mark of the second quarter, giving Erie a 51-49 lead. After 24 minutes of action, the BayHawks notched a six-point, 67-61, advantage.

The third quarter was evenly matched, as both Erie and Wisconsin dropped 28 points. Heading into the fourth quarter, the BayHawks maintained its six-point lead, 95-89. The Herd opened up the fourth quarter on a 21-6 run, taking a 110-101 lead with 5:29 left to play. Jordan Sibert buried a triple at the 3:10 mark of the fourth quarter, regaining the lead for Erie, 113-111. Wisconsin would finish the game on an 8-2 run.


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