Friday, June 10, 2016

2016 NBLC Finals -- Game 5 -- June 10, 2016

London 92-82 Halifax
Halifax Leads 3-2

The London Lightning managed to stay alive in the NBLC Finals on Friday, taking down the Halifax Hurricanes 92-81 at home to take the series to 3-2.

London’s shooters had a great night from all over the court, with Warren Ward (16) and Ryan Anderson (14) lifting them to an early lead, which led to a 48-34 lead through the first half.

Halifax ran into foul trouble early, with players like Mike Glover seeing the bench early on.

London kept the tempo up throughout the second half, applying pressure and making occasional shots. Halifax was unable to convert on a series of open looks in the second, which ultimately handed the Lightning the win.

Akeem Scott led the Lightning with 19 points on the strength of 11-11 shooting from the line. Justin Johnson put up 20 points in a losing effort.

Game 6 will take place in Halifax on Sunday afternoon. Game 7, if necessary, will take place the day after.

Stats can be found here.