Tuesday, March 6, 2018, St. John's, NL – The St. John's Edge (20-12) lost in heartbreaking fashion in the final seconds to the Atlantic Division-leading, Halifax Hurricanes (22-10) 116-114. The Edge were down by as many as 17 in the 3rd quarter, but slowly chipped away to tie the game in the final seconds only to fall by a bucket off the fastbreak.
St. John's Edge:
With Carl English taking a night off after putting up 58 points versus the KW Titans on Saturday night, Alex Johnson stepped up with 30 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Ryan Reid put together a strong game after coming back from an injury with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists.
The Hurricanes were led by Billy White and his double-double with 31 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. Cliff Clinkscales also put up a double-double of 20 points, 10 assists and 3 rebounds. The third player to reach the 20-point plateau for the Hurricanes was Mike Poole, who also chipped in with 8 rebounds.
Inside the Numbers:
St. John's went 37-for-81 (45.7 percent) from field-goal territory while going 15-for-38 (39.5 percent) of their three-point shots.
The Hurricanes went 44-for-85 (51.8 percent) from field-goal territory while getting 56 points from the paint.
The St. John's Edge once again take on the Halifax Hurricanes at Mile One Centre as the six-game homestand continues Wednesday, March 7th, Tip-off is 7:00 PM NST. All games will be streamed live on www.sjedge.ca.
Special "Edge March Madness" ticket specials are now available and can be purchased in person at the Mile One Centre box office, by phone at 709-576-7657, for more details go to www.sjedge.ca. Group rates are available and can be obtained by contacting Kenny O'Leary at firstname.lastname@example.org.