The St. John's Edge (25-14) put up 38 points in the fourth quarter to turn a tight game into an otherwise convincing win with a 125-115 victory over the Niagara River Lions (16-23) Saturday afternoon.
Teams went shot-for-shot for the greater part of the game as the two clubs found themselves separated by just one point at the conclusion of the third quarter. However, a 7-and-0 run by St. John's courtesy of Grandy Glaze, Carl English and Jarryn Skeete give the Edge a 10-point lead with two minutes remaining. The team stood tall defensively from there on out to cruise to victory.
St. John's Edge:
Carl English-St. John's player of the game, led the way for the Edge with a game-high 38 points, adding six rebounds and one assist. Jarryn Skeete made 12 points, with seven assists. Defensively, Charles Hinkle chipped in with four steals.
Niagara River Lions:
Devonta Pollard led the River Lions with a double-double, putting up a team-high 29 points, adding 11 rebounds and one assist. Adam Klie added 20 points for Niagara accompanied by eight rebounds.
Inside the Numbers
St. John's went 14-for-28 (50 percent) from the 3-point line, the club also scored 35 points off the bench. The River Lions went 13-for-20 (65 percent) from the free-throw line and scored 68 points inside the paint.
The St. John's Edge continue their final home-stand of the regular season on Monday night with a rematch against the Niagara River Lions. All games will be streamed live on www.sjedge.ca.
Edge Playoff 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.