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Lightning Score Victory to Finish the Weekend

February 17, 2019 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - London Lightning News Release

(LONDON, ON) The London Lightning tallied another win this afternoon against the KW Titans 115 to 104. Both teams came out with an intense amount of energy racing up and down the court. The energy kept going through all the game for both teams firing back and forth and running right at each other. London grabbed the lead in the second quarter and grabbed, and hung onto to it as they finished the game off with an 11 point difference. This victory gives the Lightning a 17-16 record on the season.

The Lightning continued playing their high energy, ball movement style of basketball and it has been working for them for the past 5 games. The difference in this game is that KW came back with a strong energy and it held the Lightning up from gaining a big lead. It prevented the Bolts from moving the ball around as much as they have previously but London was still able to tally 28 assists as a team for the game. What did not stop in the Lightning offense was their efficiency. The ball movement brought more and better scoring opportunities and the team took advantage shooting 50% from the field for the game. London made the most of their forced turnovers again tonight getting 20 points off them compared to the Titans 14.

Winning has been the biggest feature of the past 5 games for the Lightning winning each game and proving how strong they are as a team in the process. One thing that did not change from the previous games was the spread out scoring by the Lightning who had 7 players scoring in double digits. The leading scorer was Mo Bolden who had 19 points, Xavier Moon and AJ Gaines both had 16, Alex Johnson and Garrett Williamson with 14, Capers with 13, and Marvin Phillips finishing it off with 11. Xavier Moon and Garrett Williamson had strong all around games, Moon with his 16 points, 8 assists, 4 rebounds, and a steal. As well as Williamson's 14 points, 7 assists, and 5 rebounds.

Elliott Etherington the Head Coach for the Lightning talked about the team's ball movement stating that "What's been different is not the number of attempts but where and when we are getting our shots, how many passes, the more ball movement and better use of the spacing." The 3 point shooting has been a key part of their game being ready and willing to shoot threes when open and more importantly pass up shots for better ones to have a stronger chance of scoring.

The Lightning will continue their home stand on Thursday night, Febraury 21th, 2019 when the Lightning go against the St. Johns Edge. The team is looking good and is looking to keep it going for the rest of the season. For tickets to any upcoming games, visit the Budweiser Gardens Box Office or go to www.lightningbasketball.ca.

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