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Five 4-1 on season against KW with Sunday’s win

Sudbury takes a 110-104 win on the road
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Sudbury Five's Braylon Rayson drives toward the basket against the KW Titans on Sunday. The Five won 110-104. Rayson led Sudbury with 34 points

The Sudbury Five are sitting in second place in the National Basketball League of Canada after a 110-104 win over the KW Titans on the road on Sunday afternoon.

The Titans came out strong in front of the hometown fans at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex for the 2 p.m. match.

Titans offence was led by Tyran Walker who picked up six points in the first quarter. Jeremy Harris led the way for Sudbury in the opener, racking up nine points. 

The Five couldn’t contain the Titans offence, though, and the period ended with KW up 23-21.

The second quarter saw the Five begin to pick up the pace. Harris picked up eight more points during the quarter, while Jason Calliste grabbed six. Tyrell Tate led the Titans in scoring with 12.

The Titans earned 28 points in the second to the Five’s 24, giving KW the 51-45 lead going into the half.

Head Coach Elliott Etherington must have had some inspiring words for the Five in the dressing room during half-time because Sudbury came out for the second half ready to play.

Braylon Rayson and Jaylen Bland led the way in scoring in the third quarter, with 17 and eight respectively. Joel Kindred and Tate led the way for KW with eight apiece. 

Sudbury outscored the Titans 34-30 in the third to pull within one point of tying the game up, but KW would still go into the fourth with a one-point lead.

The fourth quarter opened with the Titans up 80-79, but the Five’s offence wasn’t about to quit. Rayson led the Five in scoring again with 12, while Bland picked up nine. Kindred led the way for the Titans with nine. 

Sudbury would pick up 31 points in the fourth to KW’s 23, propelling the Five to the 110-104 victory.

Sudbury now sits in second in the NBLC with a record of 12-9, while the Titans fall to third with a 12-11 record. Rayson led the team in scoring with 34, while 

The Five welcome the London Lightning to town on May 9 for a 7 p.m. game. They then travel to London on Thursday for a followup before travelling to Windsor to the on the Express on May 13.