(LONDON, ON) The London Lightning defeated the Sudbury Five 100-93 in a Sunday afternoon match. The third time playing the Five in seven days, the Lightning finished off the mini-series with two victories.
The Lightning took command of the game right from the beginning. A strong first quarter helped set the tone for the rest of the game, as the team would hold strong to maintain its lead throughout.
Leading the team offensively was Canadian Jaylen Babb-Harrison. Babb-Harrison had a team high 24 points, while adding two steals and three assists. Also chipping in was Xavier Moon and Marvin Phillips, who added 19 and 17 points respectively.
Head Coach Elliott Etherington was very proud of his teams performance down the stretch. "I really like the way we executed down the stretch. It really put the game together. We played good solid defence from half court against a high scoring team."
The next Lightning game will come on Thursday, January 10, 2019 when the Bolts will take on the Cape Breton Highlanders here at Budweiser Gardens. For tickets, visit the Budweiser Gardens Box Office or go to www.lightningbasketball.ca.
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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.