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Five shocks Lightning with big win to avoid elimination

Sudbury defeats London 128-118 in Game Three of the BSL semi-final
Sudbury Five’s Duane Notice surveys the court during the team’s winning May 8 road game against the London Lightning.

The Sudbury Five were on the road May 8 for Game 3 of the Basketball Super League semi-finals series against the London Lightning

Sudbury needed a victory in this one in order to avoid playoff elimination and send the series back to Sudbury. The Five did just that, defeating London 128-118. 

London got the start they were looking for on home court, taking a 34-29 lead after the first quarter, thanks to a solid performance from Jeremiah Mordi, who scored 22 points in the game. 

Both teams came out firing on all cylinders for the second quarter, but it was the Five who posted some stellar numbers. A.J. Mosby Jr. went on to pick up 39 points in the game, while JD Miller had 20 points. By the half and despite a strong second quarter, the Five still found themselves down by five points, 62-57. 

Sudbury had a very strong third quarter coming out of the halftime break, scoring 41 points in the quarter to London’s 28. Heading into the final quarter, the Sudbury Five held a 98-90 lead. 

Landon Kirkwood chipped in 18 points on this one while Paul Harrison scored 13 for Sudbury, helping Sudbury avoid the sweep and live to fight another day.

The win returns the series to Sudbury for Game 4. Another must-win game for the Five, that match goes May 10 at Sudbury Arena. 

The tipoff for Game 4 between the Five and the Lightning is at 7 p.m. Friday.

Super fan Robert McCarthy covers Sudbury Wolves and Sudbury Five games for Got a question for Robert? Email it to [email protected].


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