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Titans stop Five's winning streak at four

Fourth quarter rally upends the FiveĀ 
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The Sudbury Five missed out on hitting a win streak to match their name on Sunday as they fell 108-104 to the KW Titans. (File)

The Sudbury Five missed out on hitting a win streak to match their name on Sunday as they fell 108-104 to the KW Titans.

The Five came into Sunday's matchup with their Central Division foes riding a four-game win streak and looking to close the gap on the division-leading London Lightning.

Sudbury started out on the right foot, jumping out to a 32-23 lead after the first quarter, but the Titans battled back in the second to close the gap to 55-50 as the teams headed into halftime.

The teams traded baskets throughout the third, with the Titans narrowing the gap by another point, and the Five carried an 84-80 lead into the fourth and final quarter.

Playing two road games in 24 hours may have caught up with the Five as they hit a bit of a wall in the fourth, managing just 20 points, while the Titans continued to push and eventually closed out the game with a four-point victory.

Jaylen Bland was the lone Five player to eclipse the 20-point mark on the day, scoring 23 points. The Five received solid offensive contributions from a number of players Sunday, with Marlon Johnson dropping 19 points, Braylon Rayson scoring 18, and JR Holder adding 15 off the bench.

Brady Skeens and Jarryn Skeete chipped in with 12 and 10 points respectively.

Titans forward Akeem Ellis led all scorers on the day, putting up 32 points while dominating on the glass, grabbing a game-high 15 rebounds.

The Five's record slips to 7-5 with the loss, but they remain firmly in second place in the Central Division. 

The team returns home this week for a games on back to back nights against the Windsor Express on Feb. 6 and the Halifax Hurricanes on Feb. 7.

Tickets and more information can be found at thefive.ca.




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