Friday the 13th appeared unlucky for the Sudbury Five basketball team, with an away game notching a 108-75 loss against the Windsor Express.
The Express made good on their name and shot past the local team, making 53.2 per cent of their 118 field goal attempts. The Five, meanwhile, succeeded in 28.6 per cent of their 107 field goal attempts.
The Express earned a 34.4 per cent three-point success rate to the Five’s 20.7 per cent, took 58 rebounds to the Five’s 37 and 17 turnovers to the Five’s eight.
Leading in points among the Five was Jason Calliste, with the Scarborough native’s 23 points exceeding this season’s average of 15.1. George Serresse earned 16 points, and Jaylen Bland and Tyrell Gumbs-Frater both earned 12 apiece.
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The Sudbury Five are currently third of four teams in the National Basketball League of Canada, with 12 wins and 12 losses thus far in the season. The London Lightning is first with 20 wins and four losses.
The local team last played the Express on April 24, at which time they took advantage of a home court advantage and vanquished their southern Ontario opponents 125-100.
On that front, there is a notable home court advantage for the Five, with the team earning nine home game wins against three losses. Their away-game record thus far in the season is three wins and nine losses.
The Five’s next game is at the Sudbury Community Arena on Sunday at 3 p.m. against the Kitchener Waterloo Titans. The Five last played the Titans on May 1, at which time the local team won 110-104.