The Sudbury Five were back in action Saturday night, once again versus the visiting Flint United, looking for their second straight victory.
More than 2,200 loud Sudbury fans showed up to support their team for this one, and they did not go home disappointed.
From the jump the Five came out and dominated every facet of the game, both offensively and defensively, beginning with solid performances from the likes of AJ Mosby Jr., Dexter Williams Jr., and JD Miller.
The Five held a 10 point lead after the first quarter, with the score 31-21. Sudbury’s strong performance, particularly on the offensive end, continued in the second quarter with strong performances from Jeremy Harris and Braylon Rayson, who was playing in just his second game of the season.
The hometown Five held a 63-45 lead at the end of the first half, with 24 minutes left to play in the game. The high energy play for Sudbury didn’t let up at the start of the second half, with several players, including Braylon Rayson, knocking down multiple three point shots to keep the hometown Sudbury Five well in front.
Sudbury held a 95-67 lead with one quarter left to play in this one.
The Flint United showed some life in the final quarter, and gave Sudbury all they could handle. With solid performances from the likes of Cameryn Carpenter and Michael Bruce, Flint won the final quarter 35-30. It wasn’t enough, however, as the hometown Sudbury Five came away with a 125-102 victory.
With this win, the Sudbury Five now have 12 wins and four losses on the season, good for second place in the National Basketball League of Canada.
Sudbury is headed out on the road for two games, Wednesday, March 15 against the defending National Basketball League of Canada Champions, the London Lightning, with a 7 p.m. scheduled tip off.
After that, Sudbury is headed to Windsor to face Billy White and the Windsor Express on Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m., before coming back home to face the London Lightning on Sunday, March 19 at 2 p.m.
Super fan Robert McCarthy covers home games of the Sudbury Wolves and Sudbury Five for Sudbury.com. Got a question for Robert? Email it to [email protected].