Breaking down what happened in the National Basketball League of Canada last night:
LONDON LIGHTNING 98, MONCTON MIRACLES 93
Eddie Smith - 23 pts, 10 asst, 5 reb
Shamari Spears - 31 pts (12-19), 4 reb
Moncton Top Performers
Andrew Francis - 19 pts (8-10), 3 reb
Darrell Wonge - 22 pts (7-11), 8 asst, 4 reb
London played with a short-handed eight-man rotation due to injuries on Saturday but still prevailed with a 98-93 win. London dominated the Miracles in the paint, outscoring Moncton 52-22 down low as the Lightning pulled out their ninth win of the season. The Miracles are now 0-9 on the season.
London are now on four days rest before playing three straight games against the Oshawa Power starting on Thursday. Moncton faces off against Halifax on Sunday afternoon.
“We played a great game,” Coach Michael Ray Richardson emphasized. “Defensively we played smart. We had a short roster because two of our players were hurt (DeAnthony Bowden and Rodney Buford) and the bench came in and played well. It was a great all around game. Each player contributed to the game and were crucial factors in the result.”NBLCanada.com
“We worked together as a team and things finally started to come together,” said Head Coach Mike Evans. “There are still a lot of things that we need to improve on but it was good to see the guys compete until the final buzzer.”
- The Halifax Rainmen have released Richard Delk (nephew of former NBA player, Tony Delk) and have signed shooting guard, Chris Hagan.
'Like' us on Facebook!
Subscribe to RAPS TALK, our audio podcast on iTunes
If you don't have iTunes, you can subscribe here
Follow @hiphoopjunkies on Twitter