Breaking down what happened in the National Basketball League of Canada last night:
LONDON LIGHTNING 100, OSHAWA POWER 76
London Top Performers
Eddie Smith - 20 pts (7-14), 3 ast
Gabe Freeman - 18 pts (9-17), 12 reb
Oshawa Top Performers
Brandon Robinson - 11 pts, 11 reb
Omari Johnson - 14 pts, 7 reb
Well, the 'Battle of the 401' wasn't much of a battle after the Lightning lit up the Oshawa Power 36-14 in the third quarter of the Ontario matchup in Oshawa on Thursday. The Lightning looked unstoppable, blowing out the Oshawa Power by 24, improving to 10-2 on the season.
The Oshawa Power shot poorly on the night, going 30-84 (35%) from the floor and turning the ball over 24 times. The two teams meet again on Saturday night in London.
HALIFAX RAINMEN 97, SUMMERSIDE STORM 96
Halifax Top Performers
Justin Johnson - 15 pts, 9 reb, 2 ast
Lawrence Wright - 18 pts, 6 reb,3stl
Summerside Top Performers
Chris Cayole - 20 pts, 4-9 from 3pt, 5 reb
Al Stewart - 11 pts, 10 reb, 3 ast, 3stl
Justin Johnson put the Rainmen up 97-96 with just nine seconds to play, as the Rainmen improve their record to 5-4 on the season. Former Rainmen guard, Julian Allen missed both free throws with just 13 seconds to play, that would have put the Storm up by three.
Rainmen newcomers, Chris Hagan and Bryan McCullough made their Rainmen debuts on Thursday night. Hagan scored 6 pts and dished 5 assists while McCullough scored 9 pts.
This marked the fourth straight loss for the Summerside Storm as they look to bounce back on December 15th when they will face the Rainmen one more time.
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