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Sudbury freezes out Montreal to get back in win column

Five defeat Toundra 99-89 in Basketball Super League action
Landon Kirkwood's 22 points helped earn him performance of the night honours on Monday in a match against the Montreal Toundra.

The Sudbury Five celebrated Family Day 2024 with 2,604 members of their Sudbury family as they sent the Montreal Toundra back to Quebec with a 99-89 loss on their record.

The Five went into this one looking for a win, having dropped a game to the KW Titans on Saturday night at home. Sudbury briefly led Saturday’s game, but lost both the third and fourth quarters, and ultimately the game, 113-108.

Right out of the gate, the game was tightly contested as both teams strove to dominate on the defensive side of the ball. 

With solid performances from Duane Notice for Sudbury (19 points) and Amari Haynes for Montreal (15 points), the teams ended the first quarter tied with the score being 23-23. 

The second quarter produced another close result as the Five scored 27 points to the Toundra’s 25, with a big contribution from Landon Kirkwood, with 22 points in the contest. Sudbury led Montreal by a score of 50-48 heading into halftime. 

Montreal would take over in the third quarter, and with solid games from Dominick Welch (18 points) and Phillip Lowry (15 points), the Toundra had a 74-68 lead with only the fourth quarter remaining in the game. 

Sudbury was not going to be denied on this day, however. With A.J. Mosby Jr. scoring  15 points and newly acquired Ja’Myrin Jackson, who was just picked up by the Five in a trade with the Windsor Express a few days prior, getting 10 points in the game, Sudbury scored 31 points in the fourth quarter while holding the Toundra to just 15 points, and the Sudbury Five came away with the win on Family Day by a score of 99-89. 

With the win, the Sudbury Five now hold a record of nine wins and six losses on the season in the Basketball Super League

Sudbury next hits the court on Feb. 24 in Sudbury against the Jamestown Jackals with tip off scheduled for 7 p.m. The Five and the Jackals do it all over again on Feb. 25 for a 2 p.m. match. 

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


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