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Sudbury Five weather the Storm for second straight win

Five grab a pair of wins on home court to hang on to second place in the Central
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Greater Sudbury weathered a winter storm on Saturday and the Sudbury Five weathered the Island Storm on Sunday, defeating the PEI squad by a score of 139-125.

The Five followed up their Friday win over the KW Titans with a 14-point victory on Sunday to improve their record to 5-4 on the season, good enough for second in the Central Division.

Jaylen Bland continued his torrid start to the season for the Five, leading his team in scoring with 38 points, including draining 11 three-pointers. Braylon Rayson had another strong outing for the Five on Sunday, chipping in 21 points and 10 assists on the day.

Dexter Williams added 21 points of his own, while Marlon Johnson poured in 22 points and grabbing nine rebounds.

The Five and the Storm both got out to strong starts on the offensive side of things, with the teams trading baskets and the Five carrying a 34-31 lead into the second quarter. In the second, the offense dried up for both teams as the Five outscored the Storm 18-16 in the frame to take a 52-47 lead into half time.

Sudbury came out flying in the second half, hanging 50 points on the scoreboard in the third quarter to open up a 102-82 lead heading into the fourth and final quarter.

The Storm had some push back in the fourth, scoring 43 points, but the Five scored 37 of their own to cruise to a comfortable 139-125 win.

Storm point guard Johnathan Lloyd had a strong game in the losing effort, leading all scorers with 41 points, while adding six rebounds and three assists. A lack of secondary scoring punch was the Storm's undoing however, as no other players managed to hit the 20 point mark, with three players scoring 15 points each.

The Five now head back out east this week, with a pair of games Tuesday and Wednesday night against the St. John's Edge. The team returns home this weekend for a Sunday afternoon tilt with the Windsor Express.

For tickets and more on the team, visit thefive.ca.




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