Wednesday, May 04, 2016

2016 NBLC Playoffs -- Divisional Semi-Finals -- May 4, 2016

Saint John 128-98 Moncton

Saint John took Game 1 of their Atlantic Divison Semi-Final series in dominating fashion on Wednesday, crushing Moncton 128-99 at Harbour Station.

The Mill Rats soared ahead to an early lead, outscoring their New Brunswick rivals 28-16 in the first quarter. After dominat second and third quarters, the Mill Rats went into the final frame up 95-71.

Anthony Anderson and Doug Herring scored 28 points each for Saint John. James Justice led Moncton with 18.

Game 2 will take place in Saint John on Thursday.

Stats can be found here.

London 127-112 Orangeville
(London leads 2-0)

The London Lightning rode a huge fourth quarter to take a commanding two-game lead on the Orangeville A's on Wednesday, taking Game 2 of their series 127-122.

After the two teams remained deadlocked through the second and third quarters, the Bolts came alive in the fourth, outscoring the A's 33-21 while also playing some solid defence.

Nick Okorie led the game with 29 points. Garrett Williamson was right behind him with 28. Akeem Scott had 20 points and 10 assists.

Dominc Cheek put up 24 points on 8-16 shooting.

Game 3 will take place in Orangeville on Friday.

Stats can be found here.

Windsor 100-97 Niagara
(Windsor leads 2-0)

Windsor came from behind to take a commanding 2-0 series lead on Niagara on Wednesday, bringing down the River Lions 100-97 at the WFCU Centre.

Niagara held the lead for most of the first half before the Express came out swinging in the third quarter. After several steals and back-to-back buckets, Windsor took a 74-70 lead into the fourth. The River Lions couldn't pull the game closer than a three point margian in the dying seconds. In the end, only got 18 points off of the bench.

Brandon Robinson led the Express and the game with 24 points. Kirk Williams Jr. had 22 points and 13 rebounds. B.J. Monteiro led the River Lions with 24 points, 16 rebounds, and nine assists.

Game 3 will take place in St. Catherine's on Friday.

Stats can be found here.