St. John's, NL - In a battle of top teams in the Central Division, Carl English ensured his team went home victorious with a late basket as the St. John's Edge (22-12) defeated the London Lightning (21-12) 110-108 Saturday night at Mile One Centre.
With 1.5 seconds remaining on the clock, English drove the lane-using what little space he had, to send the ball into the net to put the Edge up by two. Royce White's full-court Hail Mary toss fell short giving St. John's the win.
St. John's Edge:
Alex Johnson led the way for St. John's with a team-high 19 points, adding a rebound and four assists. Carl English made 16 points, with five rebounds. Xavier Ford-St. John's player of the game chipped in with 16 points and nine rebounds.
Dough Herring Jr. led the Lightning with a game-high 27 points, adding five rebounds and one assist. Ryan Anderson added 25 points for London accompanied by six rebounds.
Inside the Numbers
St. John's went 15-for-21 (71 percent) from the free-throw line, the club also picked up 41 rebounds. The Lightning went 10-for-21 (48 percent) from the three-point line and scored 60 points inside the paint.
The St. John's Edge will close out their six-game home-stand tomorrow afternoon in a rematch against the London Lightning, tip-off is 2:00 NST. All games will be streamed live on www.sjedge.ca.
Edge Season Tickets, Five and Ten Game Packages and Single Tickets are now available and can be purchased in person at the Mile One Centre box office, by phone at 709-576-7657 or online at www.mileonecentre.com. Group rates are available and can be obtained by contacting Kenny O'Leary at Kenny@sjedge.ca.