The Sudbury Five were on home court for a Sudbury Saturday night against the first-place team in the newly formed Basketball Super League, the London Lightning.
The game proved to be a high-scoring affair for both teams.
The Lightning got their offense rolling right from the first tip off, and with contributions from Rashad Smith (37 points in 41 minutes in the game) and Jermaine Haley (22 points in 40 minutes of playing time), the London Lightning scored 38 points in the first quarter to hold a 10 point, 38-28 lead heading into the second quarter.
The second quarter went much the same way as the first, with players such as Shaddell Millinghaus for London, who scored 34 points in the game, contributing to another 37 points for London in the second quarter, and at halftime the London Lightning held a 75-56 lead.
London kept improving as the game went on and scored a strong 42 points in the third quarter and held a 117-86 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
The Five showed signs of life in the fourth quarter, scoring 39 points to London’s 24, with contributions from Duane Notice (30 points in the game), Landon Kirkwood (30 points), and Cody John (21 points), but it wasn’t enough to get the win, as the London Lightning won on the road by a final score of 141-125.
After the loss, the Sudbury Five hold a record of six wins and five losses on the season.
The Sudbury Five hit the road for a rematch against the London Lightning in London on Tuesday, Feb. 13 with a scheduled start time of 7:05 p.m. before coming back home to take on the Windsor Express on Thursday, Feb. 15 with a tip off scheduled for 7 p.m.
Super fan Robert McCarthy covers Sudbury Wolves games for Sudbury.com. Got a question for Robert? Email it to [email protected].