Thursday, May 05, 2016

2016 NBLC Playoffs -- Divisional Semi-Finals -- May 5, 2016

Moncton 97-89 Saint John
(Series Tied 1-1)

The Moncton Miracles crawled back into their series with Saint John on Thursday, upsetting their New Brunswick rivals 97-89 in Game 2 of their Atlantic Division Semi-Final.

After going into the fourth quarter down 72-62, the Miracles battled back, eventually getting the score to 84-84 with four minutes left. Paul Mokeski's men took hold in the final minutes, keeping the Mill Rats to just five points in the final four minutes of play.

Moncton's win is the first by a road team in the playoffs so far (home teams are now 6-1).

No live stats were recorded during the game.

Game 3 will take place on Saturday in Moncton.

Stats can be found here.

Halifax 106-100 Island
(Halifax Leads 21-0)

The Island Storm couldn't close out the upset on Thursday in Halifax, dropping Game 1 of their series with the Hurricanes 106-100.

Halifax was down 16 points at halftime, following a surprising first-half performance from the fouth-placed Storm. However, NBLC's top club eventually pulled through, winning Game 1 at home.

Billy Rush led the Hurricanes with 23 points. Morgan Lewis led the game with 26 points for the Storm.

Game 2 will take place on Friday in Halifax.

Stats can be found here.