The Erie BayHawks finished its first season with a win and a special ceremony thanking LECOM for helping the team get its start in the NBA Development League. BayHawks President Ron Sertz congratulated LECOM for signing on as the premier sponsor. He presented a team basketball to Anthony Ferretti, DO, a member of the LECOM Sports Medicine team that serves as the BayHawks physicians. Dr. Ferretti represented LECOM President John M. Ferretti, DO at the final home game.
The BayHawks went on to defeat the Fort Wayne Mad Ants 123-89 before a record crowd of 5,252 fans, including many LECOM students and employees. The team clinched the seventh seed in the NBA D-League Playoffs after ending the season with 27 wins and 23 losses.
At the beginning of the game, LECOM Sports Medicine Director Patrick Leary, DO, had the honor of presenting the game ball to the referee to start the final home game of the 2008-09 regular season.