Saturday, April 30, 2016

Gameday -- April 30, 2016

Halifax 89-82 Saint John

The league-leading Halifax Hurricanes took down the Saint John Mill Rats 89-82 to close out the regular season on Saturday.

Halifax kept Saint John to only 13 points in the second quarter, riding 42-34 halftime advantage to their 29th win of the season.

Justin Johnson led all scorers with 19 points for the Hurricanes.

Halifax (29-11) will host the Storm (14-26) on Thursday to kick-off their Atlantic semi-final series. Saint John will host Moncton on Wednesday in their semi-final as well.

Stats can be found here.

Moncton 117-96 Island

The Moncton Miracles clinched the third seed in the Atlantic on Saturday, taking down the Storm 117-96 on the last day of the regular season.

In the biggest game of the season for either team, the Miracles jumped out to a 34-28 lead through the first half. Thanks to effective shooting (51%, 44-85), the Miracles, who were winless in six contests heading into the game in Charlottetown, were able to clinch third spot and the ability to play the Saint John Mill Rats in the first round of the playoffs.

James Justice put up 13 points, eight rebounds, and nine assists in the win. Tirrell Baines led the Storm with 18 points.

Moncton (15-25) will head to Saint John on Wednesday to tangle with the Mill Rats in their Atlantic semi-final. The Storm (14-26) will visit Halifax on Thursday.

Stats can be found here.

London 113-107 Windsor

The London Lightning outlasted the Windsor Express on Saturday, taking down their 401 rivals 113-107 to close out their regular season.

The Central-leading Lightning held the lead for most of the game after the Express came out to an early advantage in the fourth quarter.

London's Stephen Maxwell put up 24 points and 15 rebounds in the win. Brandon Robinson led the game with 29 points.

London (26-14) will host Orangeville in game one of their Central semi-final series on Monday. Windsor (21-19) will host Niagara on Monday as well.

Stats can be found here.

Orangeville 137-128 Niagara

The Orangeville A's closed out their regular season on a strong note, taking down the Niagara River Lions 137-128 at home.

After heading into halftime deadlocked at 70-70, the A's pushed on in the final two frames of the incredibly offensive contest, outscoring Niagara 65-58 in the second half.

B.J. Monteiro put up an incredible 47 points on 18-35 shooting in a losing effort. Da'Quan Brooks had 15 points and 17 assists for the A's.

Niagara (16-24) will play game one of their Central semi-final series in Windsor on Monday. London will host Orangeville (14-26) on Monday as well.

Stats can be found here.