Thursday, January 14, 2016

Gameday -- January 14, 2016

Saint John 98-91 Halifax

The Saint John Mill Rats completed the two-game sweep on the Halifax Hurricanes on Thursday, taking down the Atlantic Division-leading Hurricanes 98-91 at Moncton Coliseum.

After going down 27-23 through the first quarter, the Mill Rats used their deep bench, which scored 39 points in the game, to beat the Hurricanes for the second time in as many nights.

Anthony Criswell led the Hurricanes with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Doug Herring Jr. had 22 points and 7 rebounds for the Mill Rats.

Halifax will head to Moncton for a Sunday matinee (2pm AT). Saint John will host Niagara on Sunday (4pm AT) in their first-ever game against the expansion Niagara River Lions.

You can watch the game below. Stats can be found here.

Moncton 120-119 Windsor

The Moncton Miracles notched their third win in a row on Thursday, sqeaking out a 120-119 decison over the Windsor Express.

The Miracles battled back from a 71-66 defeicent to take the high-flying Express to task. While they led Chris Commons (31), Brandon Robinson (27) and Mo Bolden (24) to big nights, they managed to out-do them from beyond the arc, shooting 42% compared to their 22%.

The game was the first between inter-divison teams in the 2015-16 season.

Moncton will host the Halifax Hurricanes on Sunday (2pm AT). Windsor will move on to take the Island Storm on Friday.

Tip-off has been set for 7pm AST. You can watch the game below. Stats can be found here.

London 107-93 Niagara

The 5-2 London Lighthing took sole possession of first place in the Central Division on Thursday thanks to a dominat 107-93 win over the Niagara River Lions.

The Lightning used a strong indivdiual perfromance from Stephen Maxwell (26 points, 13 rebounds) to take a 61-45 lead into halftime. After that, the Bolts kept the 2-5 River Lions at bay, even with Logan Stutz's game-leading 28 points and 20 rebounds.

Niagara are set to travel east to take on the Island Storm in Charrlottettown on Saturday. London will head to Orangeville for a date with the A's on Sunday.

You can watch the game below. Stats can be found here.