Back to Back Wins For Bolts
(LONDON, ON) The London Lightning have now won back to back games, both over the Windsor Express, after picking up the 124-110 victory Saturday night. With the win, London improves to a Central Division best 14-7 while the Windsor Express fall to 9-11.
It was a quick start for the Lightning who got out to a 24-8 lead early in the first quarter before settling in and taking a 32-22 lead after one. Despite a poor second quarter which saw the Bolts oldscored 36-25 and head into the halftime with a one-point defecit, the Lightning would turn in a solild second half to earn the 14 point victory. The Lightning shot a blistering 61% from the field including 52% from beyond the arc. One area of concern for the Bolts was their defensive rebounding as they allowed Windsor to grab 26 offensive rebounds that lead to 29 second chance points for the Express.
Cameron Forte played just his second game for the Bolts and led the team with a game-high 31 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out in 31 minutes of action. After scoring just two points in the first half, Xavier Moon ended the game with 20 points on 8-11 shooting. Gaines Jr added 18 points off the bench and looks to be an early candidate for Sixth Man of the Year. Canadian Tyrell Green added 16 points off the bench and Jaylon Tate scored 13 points in just his second game back from injury.
The Lightning are on the road next Saturday, March 7th for a match up with the Sudbury Five at the Sudbury Community Arena. The Bolts return home to play the Sudbury Five March 11th at the Budweiser Gardens. For tickets to the next home game make sure to visit the Budweiser Gardens Box Office or go to www.lightningbasketball.ca.
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