Wednesday, January 17, 2018, London, ON - The St. John's Edge (11-7) couldn't hold the lead in the final moments as the London Lightning (13-5) stormed back to force overtime and beat the Edge,121-115. London poured in on in the fourth quarter outscoring the Edge 36-20 in the critical frame.
St. John's Edge:
The Edge scored by committee as 8 players finishing with points in the double digits. Alex Johnson led the way for the Edge with 19 points, adding 3 rebounds and 8 assists. Jarion Henry embraced his appearance in the starting lineup by contributing with a double-double and finished with 15 points, 13 rebounds, and 2 assists. Newcomer Coron Williams continued his strong play by posting 17 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists in the losing effort.
The London Lightning were led by Royce White and his 24 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Kirk Williams Jr. recorded a double-double to help the Lightning force OT with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists. This win marks the 11th in a row for the Lightning who have retooled dramatically after dropping 2 straight games versus the Edge at Mile One Centre.
Inside the Numbers:
St. John's went 19-for-32 (59.4 percent) from the free-throw line, the club also scored 36 points from inside the paint. The Lightning found success in both categories by going 31-for-37 (83.8 percent) from the free-throw line and scoring 60 points in the paint.
The St. John's Edge take on the Niagara River Lions, Friday, January 19th as their five-game road trip continues, Tip-off is 8:30 NST. All games will be streamed live on www.sjedge.ca.
Edge Season Tickets, Five and Ten Game Packages and Single Tickets are now available and can be purchased in person at the Mile One Centre box office, by phone at 709-576-7657 or online at www.mileonecentre.com. Group rates are available and can be obtained by contacting Kenny O'Leary at Kenny@sjedge.ca.