Saturday, February 17, 2018, St. Catharines, ON - The St. John's Edge (17-10) held off a late-game surge by the River Lions (12-17) 107-104 Saturday night at the Meridian Centre. The Edge, who held a 14-point lead in the third quarter, capitalized on some timely buckets late in the game to secure the victory.
St. John's Edge:
Carl English led the Edge with 22 points and 2 assists. Alex Johnson put some very timely points and finished with 15 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists. In just his second game with the Edge, Newcomer Ryan Reid put forth another strong effort in addition to earning a spot in the starting line up Reid contributed with 14 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks.
The River Lions were led by Guillaume Boucard and his 25 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists. Jaylon Tate backed up Boucard's performance with a double-double of 23 points, 7 rebounds, and 10 assists, Tate also went a perfect 12-12 from the free-throw line.
Inside the Numbers:
St. John's went 12-for-31 (38.7 percent) from three-point territory while hitting 15-23 (65.2 percent) of their free throws.
The River Lions went 6-for-29 (20.7 percent) from three-point territory while getting 54 points from the paint.
The St. John's Edge continue on the road to take on the Windsor Express, Monday, February 19th, Tip-off is 3:30 PM 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.