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NBL Canada Standings
Atlantic Division
 1 Moncton M. 27-13 
 2 Halifax H. 25-15 
 3 Cape Breton H. 19-21 
 4 St.John R. 17-23 
 5 Island S. 12-28 
Central Division
 1 London L. 22-18 
 2 St.Johns E. 21-19 
 3 Sudbury F. 21-19 
 4 KW Titans 19-21 
 5 Windsor Exp. 17-23 
Full Standings

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Braylon RAYSON
  Sudbury F.
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Rayson, Sudbury F.24.3 
 2. Massey, Cape B.23.4 
 3. Jones, Sudbury F.21.9 
 4. Carter, Island S.21.9 
 5. Jones, Windsor .21.5 
 6. Kell, Moncton M.20.7 
 7. Patillo, Windsor Exp.20.4 
 8. Boucard, Island S.19.7 
 9. Bartley-IV, St.John.19.6 
 10. Bland, Sudbury F.19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Grandy GLAZE
  Sudbury F.
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Glaze, Sudbury F.11.5 
 2. Washington, St.Jo.11.3 
 3. Oleka, St.John's E.10.4 
 4. Patillo, Windsor Exp.9.0 
 5. Reynolds, Cape B.8.8 
 6. Dixon, Sudbury F.8.7 
 7. Maston, St.John R.8.6 
 8. Boucard, Island S.8.5 
 9. Hall, KW Titans8.4 
 10. Jones, Cape B.8.2 
Assists Per Game
  Windsor .
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Wormely, Windsor .6.6 
 2. Jones, St.John's E.6.5 
 3. Clinkscales, Halif.6.4 
 4. Massey, Cape B.5.8 
 5. Smith, KW Titans5.5 
 6. Kell, Moncton M.4.9 
 7. Arrington, St.Jo.4.8 
 8. Boucard, Island S.4.7 
 9. Rayson, Sudbury F.4.7 
Steals Per Game
  Cape B.
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Massey, Cape B.2.8 
 2. Jones, Sudbury F.2.2 
 3. White, Island S.1.8 
 4. Kell, Moncton M.1.6 
 5. Poole, Halifax H.1.6 
 6. Releford, Sudbu.1.6 
 7. Boucard, Island S.1.6 
 8. Jones, Windsor .1.6 
 9. Lewis, Moncton M.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
  Windsor .
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Walker, Windsor .2.2 
 2. Evans, Moncton M.1.9 
 3. Brown, Halifax H.1.7 
 4. Dalembert, Sudbu.1.6 
 5. Bolden, London L.1.6 
 6. Burnatowski, St.John'.1.5 
 7. Maston, St.John R.1.4 
 8. Shuler, Island S.1.4 
 9. Carter-II, Island S.1.3 
 10. Capers, London L.1.1 
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

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Akeem Ellis
If there's a bright spot to the London Lightning's 119-95 loss to the KW Titans Thursday night, it's that it can't get much worse. The Titans held an 83-82 edge after three quarters but blew the Bolts away 36-13 in the fourth to take a 1-0 lead in their best-of-five National Basketball League Canada Central Division semifinal at Budweiser Gardens. The Bolts were were outplayed, outhustled and outcoached. 'We took bad shots. I didn't call good plays. We let them get open for threes,' Lightning coach Elliott Etherington said. 'We didn't move the ball . . . and defensively we gave them drive lanes - the ability to kick out and find the open man - and that's what they are good at. You can't give them open shots.' The Bolts outrebounded the Titans 33-24 in the first half and 56-52 for the game, but they missed too many easy shots. 'I think we did a good job crashing, but then we were missing layups,' Etherington said. 'It's great to get an offensive rebound, but if you miss the second shot and they get the ball and go down the other end and score then what's the point?' The Lightning came out with loads of energy to start the game, but the Titans matched them step for step and they heated up just when the Bolts went stone cold. 'We were missing shots and it led to them getting rebounds and getting easy buckets,' said Garrett Williamson, who led the Lightning with 22 points. He has confidence the team will bounce back in Game 2 Tuesday night at home. 'They did a good job at countering in transition . . . and they shared the ball well,' Williamson said. 'We knew those were their strengths. We have to do a better job finishing plays and we have to do a better job getting stops on defence. 'We'll go watch the tape, make some adjustments and come back the next game.' Akeem Ellis (6'6''-G-90, college: Coppin St.) led the Titans with 28 points. Flenard Whitfield (6'7''-F-90, college: W.Michigan) scored 24 and Tramar Sutherland (6'3''-G-89, college: UALR) had 21. Anthony Gaines (6'4''-G/F-93, college: Louisiana Coll.) scored 18 points and had 11 rebounds for the Lightning. Marvin Phillips (6'7''-F-83, college: Claflin) scored 13 and Maurice Bolden (6'10''-G/F-89, college: S.Mississippi) 10. Ashton Smith just needed an opportunity and he found it with coach Cavell Johnson and the Titans. The six-foot-two point guard played in 19 games for the Lightning last season, scoring 3.9 points a game in limited playing time, but he's having a breakout season with the Titans. The Scarborough native averaged 14 points through 30 games with the Titans this year and he was a leading contender for the NBL's top Canadian, losing out to Guillaume Boucard (6'6''-F-90, college: Carleton) of the Island Storm. Smith, who came to the Lightning last year after playing in Germany, said he was slowed by an ankle injury when he was with London, but the biggest difference this year is just having the opportunity to play. 'I love the chemistry of the team, the coaching staff. Everything is amazing,' he said before Thursday's game. 'Sometimes you just need that coach or that organization to believe in you and give you the chance and anything can happen.' Johnson said Smith brings an edge and intelligence to a newly assembled Titans. 'He's a dog of a competitor,' Johnson said. 'He definitely leads by example and he also has a great acumen for the game. His IQ is off the charts. He sees things as they are happening and he is able to come to me and the coaching staff about adjustments we can make on both ends of the floor, defensively and offensively. His IQ for the game is definitely something we value here.' Although he didn't spend a long time in London, Smith said winning an NBL title last year with the Bolts will be one of the highlights of his career. 'Anytime you win a championship with a group of guys it's special,' he said. 'It's fun to be back here and have a chance to knock them out and go on in the playoffs.' Another former Lightning guard made the most of his opportunity on the East Coast. Junior Cadougan was named the NBL's most improved player, averaging 12.9 points with 172 assists through 39 games with the St. John's Edge this season. The six-foot-one Toronto native spent the 2016-17 season and part of last season with the Lightning, averaging 7.5 points a game. Cadougan said before a 121-103 loss to the Lightning in London on Feb. 21 that he found new motivation to improve in Newfoundland under then Edge coach Doug Plumb. 'It feels like I'm at a high-level program there,' Cadougan said. 'Sometimes it takes time to find the right coach, the right system and the right situation.' Plumb, a former Bolts assistant, left the Edge in mid-March to pursue an opportunity in British Columbia.
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