Montreal J. - Oshawa P. 114-131 The Oshawa Power handed the second straight loss to the Montreal Jazz. The teams met again on Friday and the Power once again proved the strength unloading 131 points. Papa Oppong (6'4''-G-87, college: E.Kentucky) came up with 29 points and 9 rebounds to lead the Power to the 17th win in the season. Nick Okorie (6'1''-PG-88, college: Texas Tech) added 27 points and 9 assists for the winning side. Montreal led by a single point at halftime 56:55. But Oshawa stepped on the gas in the second half. They fired 76 points after the big break and raced to a comfortable win at the end. Eric Frederick (6'8''-F-88, college: Texas Wesleyan) was a usual topscorer for the Jazz with 30 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Courtland Bluford contributed 28 points and 6 assists in the losing effort.
Moncton M. - London L. 76-77 The Moncton Miracles, presented by Rogers, lost to the London Lightning with a final score of 76-77 The Miracles now sit with a 15-17 record. The first basket of the game came from Miracles Isaac Butts in the inside of the key as he posted up Jeremy Williams. Butts would have the first 6 points for the Miracles followed by Devin Sweetney (6'6''-G/F-87, agency: Pro One Sports, college: St.Francis, PA) for the next 4 giving them an early 10-4 lead. The Miracles would continue to push strong and with another 3 from Sweetney would have a 16-4 lead. London's Rodney Buford would enter the game giving his team a spark late in the first quarter. Hitting 2 consecutive 3's he would bring it to a 5 point spread, 20-15. The first quarter ended with the Miracles edging the Lightning 24-15. Sweetney led the way with an impressive 13 points. The Lighting would start the second quarter on a 9-2 run to bring them within 2-points of the Miracles, 26-24. With 6:41 minutes left to play in the half Lightning's Jeremy Williams would tie the game up at 26-26. With less than 4 minutes to play Miracles Cordell Jeanty would get a lay-up to give his team back the lead, 31-30. The first half would end with London's Marvin Phillips (6'7''-F-83, college: Claflin) cashing in with the 3-point play giving them a 35-38 lead. Miracles would start the third quarter with a quick 5 points to give them back a 40-38 lead. London would then go on a run of their own and pulled ahead by 8 points with less than 6 minutes to play in the third quarter, 43-51. Marvin Phillips would end the third quarter with a dunk for the Lightning securing them with a 53-61 lead going into the last 12 minutes of play. Sweetney would hit a 3 with 8:19 left on the clock in the game to bring the game within 1 point, 62-63. This basket would put Devin with 764 points this season, surpassing Gabe Freeman's record from the 2011-2012 NBL Canada season with 761 points. Devin Sweetney led the way for the Miracles with 27 points. Oliver McNally followed with 13 points and Isaac Butts dropped 12 points and pulled down 15 rebounds. Marvin Phillips was the force for the Lightning with 22 points. Rodney Buford was next with 14 points and Elvin Mims with 10 points and 14 rebounds. Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com
St.John M.R. - Windsor Exp. 135-127 The Saint John Mill Rats presented by Rogers, won their second set of double header action on Friday night at Harbour Station against the Windsor Express with a final score of 135-127 in front of 2,156 fans. The Mill Rats battled hard out of the gate but the Express gained an early lead, after 11 points from Mike Helms in the first, 25-32. The second quarter, the Mill Rats were on fire, dropping 34 points before half. The Express held their lead until just under 6 minutes before half time, when Jerice Crouch dropped a three, giving the Mill Rats a 3 point lead, 43-40. Windsor called a time out to stop Saint John's momentum but it proved unsuccessful. The Mill Rats closed the half leading 59-52 over the Windsor Express, playing a strong quarter, outscoring the Express 34-20. The third quarter proved to be the hottest for the Mill Rats as they were able to gain as much as a double digit lead over Windsor. They outscored the team, 42-32. Leading scorer for Saint John, Anthony Anderson (5'11''-G-81, college: Massachusetts) dropped 12 points alone in the third, contributing to the 101-84 lead. The fourth quarter had fans on the edge of their seats as the Windsor Express failed to give up. With 7:38 left in the game, a huge three from Jerice Crouch had the Mill Rats leading 115-88, bt the Express battled back from a 27 point deficit to come within 8 points of the Mill Rats. The Express outscored the Mill Rats in the fourth quarter, 34-43. The Mill Rats were able to hold onto their lead and close a second consecutive home win tonight in front of all their fans during their "Fan Appreciation" night. Prior to the game, the organization hosted the Uptown Saint John VIP Event for season ticket holders and sponsors. A special thank you to Urban Deli and East Coast Bistro for providing the catering. The event was a huge success! Leading the Mill Rats was Anthony Anderson who netted a double double, with 26 points, and 10 assists. Kenny Jones (6'6''-PF-84, agency: Dream Team Management, college: Kentucky St.) was second in scoring, adding 22 points while Cavell Johnson had 14. Taking the helm for the Express was Mike Helms with 35 points, while former Mill Rat, Darren Duncan (5'11''-PG-88, college: Merrimack) added 22 and 20 assists, also having a double double. The Mill Rats rise to 12-15 on the season while the Express drop to 10-15. The team heads to Montreal to take on the Jazz tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 26th. They then return to the East Coast to play in Moncton on Jan. 30th. Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com
Summerside S. - Halifax R. 135-90 There was no letdown for the Summerside Storm on Friday night. In fact, the Storm turned it up a few notches en route to posting a 45-point victory - 135-90 - over the Halifax Rainmen at Eastlink Arena. That win came 24 hours after the Storm defeated the National Basketball League of Canada-leading London Lightning 116-97 on Thursday. The win improved the Atlantic Division-leading Storm's record to 17-10 (won-lost) while the Rainmen dropped to 13-15. The Storm, who led 32-25 after the first 12-minute period, started to pull away in the second quarter, outscoring the Rainmen 37-18 to take a 69-43 advantage into the half. The Storm proceeded to outscore the Rainmen 39-25 and 27-22 in the final two quarters. The Storm, who had six players scored in double figures, were led by Omari Johnson (6'9''-F-89, college: Oregon St.)'s 24-point effort and 23 from Brandon Robinson (6'6''-F-89, college: Clayton St.). Antoine Tisby (6'8''-F/C-83, college: S.Carolina) was Halifax's top scorer with 16 points. The game was played before an announced crowd of 1,816 fans. The Storm will pay a return visit to Halifax on Sunday. Game time at the Metro Centre is 2 p.m. Courtesy of: journalpioneer.com
Lightning Defeat Windsor, Head to NBLC Finals - May 28, 2016
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Friday night at the WFCU Centre, the London Lightning beat the Windsor Express 107-88 in Game 6 of their best-of-seven playoff series. London wins the series 4-2 and will move on to the NBLC Finals. Akeem Scott (6'1''-G-83, college: High Point) led Lightning scorers with 25 points while Akeem Wright (6'7''-F/G-84, college: Kansas St.) had 21 points to go along with seven assists and eight rebounds. Ed Horton (6'1''-PG-85, college: Murray St.) also contributed 20 points in the win. London... [read more]
Friday night at the WFCU Centre, the London Lightning beat the Windsor Express 107-88 in Game 6 of their best-of-seven playoff series. London wins the series 4-2 and will move on to the NBLC Finals. Akeem Scott (6'1''-G-83, college: High Point) led Lightning scorers with 25 points while Akeem Wright (6'7''-F/G-84, college: Kansas St.) had 21 points to go along with seven assists and eight rebounds. Ed Horton (6'1''-PG-85, college: Murray St.) also contributed 20 points in the win. London led the majority of the game, taking a comfortable 15-point lead into the fourth quarter that was never in danger. "I'm really happy for the guys, they've worked very, very hard to get to this point. We've had a lot of ups and downs with a lot of challenges," said coach Kyle Julius . "Every last guy contributed to this win and I think this is special for the organization because there's so many people invested in this team. To be able to take a trip to the finals together, playing some of our best basketball of the year is exciting." London will take on the Halifax Hurricanes in the NBLC Finals. The best-of-seven series will be a 2-3-2 format, with the first and last two games being played in Halifax. Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com
After serving five seasons as General Manager and president of the Saint John Mill Rats, Ian McCarthy has made the decision to resign from his role with the organization citing family pressures as the reason. In a letter to the NBL Canada Board of Directors McCarthy said, "family pressures requires that I no longer live or commute back and forth to Saint John." He went on further to say, "My family lived in Saint John for 5 years until last June, when they relocated back to Cape Cod full... [read more]
After serving five seasons as General Manager and president of the Saint John Mill Rats, Ian McCarthy has made the decision to resign from his role with the organization citing family pressures as the reason. In a letter to the NBL Canada Board of Directors McCarthy said, "family pressures requires that I no longer live or commute back and forth to Saint John." He went on further to say, "My family lived in Saint John for 5 years until last June, when they relocated back to Cape Cod full time. As I was still obligated to run the Mill Rats, I made the 8.5 hour commute each way every week. Sometimes twice in a week, sometimes staying in Canada for up to 3-weeks at a time." Professional basketball started as an 11-year odyssey for McCarthy which began as a side hobby in Cape Cod, then to Manchester New Hampshire, and then finally to Saint John, and eventually became the National Basketball League of Canada in 2011 for which he was a co-founder. The Mill Rats organization will continue to be run by the 21 owners that comprise the 6th Man Inc Group who will work closely alongside Commissioner Magley who will assist the team with a succession plan that will carry the team forward for next season and beyond. "I wish to thank Ian for all he's done by helping form this great league & direct it in its infancy stages" said Commissioner Magley. He also added, "I personally appreciated working with you this year in my capacity as Commissioner your insight & knowledge of why we do what what we do was really helpful." Courtesy of: nblcanada.com
Hurricanes Defeat Mill Rats and Advance to Finals - May 22, 2016
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Halifax Hurricanes Basketball Club defeated the Saint John Mill Rats 109-80 in game four of the Atlantic Conference Championships, at the Harbour Station. Hurricanes sweep the Mill Rats in the 7 game series 4-0, and advance to the Finals. Hurricanes led the Mill Rats 26-19 at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter the Hurricanes outscored the Mill Rats 25-21, and the Hurricanes lead 51-40 at halftime. In the third quarter the Hurricanes outscored the Mill Rats 29-20. The Hurr... [read more]
Halifax Hurricanes Basketball Club defeated the Saint John Mill Rats 109-80 in game four of the Atlantic Conference Championships, at the Harbour Station. Hurricanes sweep the Mill Rats in the 7 game series 4-0, and advance to the Finals. Hurricanes led the Mill Rats 26-19 at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter the Hurricanes outscored the Mill Rats 25-21, and the Hurricanes lead 51-40 at halftime. In the third quarter the Hurricanes outscored the Mill Rats 29-20. The Hurricanes outscored the Mill Rats again 29-20 in the final quarter, defeating the Mill Rats by a margin of 29 points; The final score of the game was 109-80. Center, Kyle Hunt (6'10''-F/C-89, college: Oklahoma S&A) led the Hurricanes with 23 points and 8 rebounds. Forward, Billy White (6'8''-F-89, college: San Diego St.) scored 17 points. Guard, Clifford Clinkscales (6'1''-PG-84, college: De Paul) scored 12 points. Guard, Joel Friesen (6'4''-G) scored 12 points. Forward, Mike Glover scored 12 points. Guard, Justin Johnson scored 11 points. Guard, Anthony Anderson (5'11''-PG-81, college: Massachusetts) scored 13 points for the Mill Rats. Forward, Gabe Freeman scored 13 points. Guard, Chris Smith (6'2''-G-87, college: Louisville) scored 13 points. Forward, Keith Gayden (6'8''-F-83, college: Duquesne) scored 12 points. Halifax Hurricanes have swept the Mill Rats in the Atlantic Conference Finals and will move on to face the winner of the Windsor Express vs. London Lightning series in the NBL Canada Finals. Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com
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