Lightning De-Spell Magic in Overtime

Lightning De-Spell Magic in Overtime

(LONDON, ON) The London Lightning won their second consecutive game, defeating the first place Moncton Magic 109-107. The game required extra time but the Lightning held strong and finished with the victory.

A back and forth game all the way through, the Lightning and Magic swapped leads throughout the game. At the end of regulation, the score read 96-96. The Lightning came close to winning in regulation, but came up just shy getting the basket.

Leading the team offensively was Mo Bolden with 18 points and 10 rebounds. The Lightning had a total of six players who recorded 10 plus points. Marcus Capers and AJ Gaines each had 15, while Kirk Williams Jr., Alex Johnson, and Marvin Phillips each had 13, 12, and 11 respectively.

Head Coach Elliott Etherington was extremely happy about his teams defensive game tonight. "We only missed our defensive rotations only three times throughout the game." A big positive for the Lightning as this was only the third time they held their opponents to under 100 points in regulation.

The next Lightning game will come on Friday, January 4, 2019 when the Bolts will travel to Sudbury to take on the Five. The Lightning's next home game will be on Sunday, January 6, 2019 when this time Sudbury comes to London. For tickets, visit the Budweiser Gardens Box Office or go to


For more information, contact:

Mark Frijia
Assistant General Manager
Phone: (519) 433-0634 |

The London Lightning is part of the National Basketball League of Canada. The Lightning won the league championship consecutively in 2011 and 2012 and again in 2017and 2018 to be a 4 time NBL Canada Champion.

Founded in 2011, the National Basketball League of Canada is the country's only professional basketball league. NBL Canada is committed to developing the next generation of Canadian athletes and raising the excitement and awareness for basketball throughout the country. Ten teams will play in the 8th season and the league is poised for continued expansion across Canada. NBL Canada is headquartered in Halifax Nova Scotia.

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