Lightning Drop Game to Five
(LONDON, ON) The London Lightning lost against the Sudbury FIVE. It was a close game all the way until the end but the FIVE were able to pull out and win the game 115-110. Setting the Lightnings record to 11-13.
The Lightning and FIVE had a strong back and forth game all the way until the end. Both sides had strong game, the FIVE shooting 45% from the field and 35% from three and the Lightning shot 47% total and 42% from deep. The Bolts had trouble with fouls earning 29 for the game compared to the FIVE's 23. The FIVE took advantage of their extra opportunities scoring 27 second chance points which was the final nail in the coffin to put them ahead against London.
Mo Bolden had a great all around game for the Lightning with 7 assists, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, and a block. He was also their leading scorer with 25 points, shooting 9 of 18 from the field. A huge piece of todays game was Marcus Capers who played hard the whole game scoring 10 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. He made constant plays to give the team momentum hitting the offensive boards with 7 for the game, and blocking 5 crucial shots against bigger defenders or chasing them down on fast breaks.
Head Coach Elliott Etherington wants to work on the effort on the boards, after letting up 22 offensive rebounds. "We controlled the game for a good part, but when they started getting really physical we didn't really want it."He did however commend the team for the defense and guys helping in key moments such as Marcus Capers, AJ Gaines, and Kevin Ware Jr.
The next Lightning game will come Wednesday night , January 30, 2019 when the Bolts head out east once again to take on the Moncton Magic. The next matchup for Lightning at home comes on February 7th when they will take on the Windsor Express for 5th times this season. For tickets to any upcoming games, visit the Budweiser Gardens Box Office or go to www.lightningbasketball.ca.
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