Lightning Storm Past the Island
(LONDON, ON) The London Lightning won their second consecutive game, defeating the last place Island Storm 105-93. Extending the Island's road lose record to 0-10.
The Lightning had a rough first half on both sides of the ball only shooting 33% from the field and allowing the Storm to shoot 40%. The second half completely flipped around, the Bolts upped their play all around shooting 57% from the field and holding the Storm to 32%. A big focus for London was getting to the basket only making 3 3-pointers but had 58 points in the paint.
It was team effort scoring the ball and playing strong all the way around. Garrett Williamson was a big time player with 18 points and 10 rebounds shooting 7 of 12 from the field. A big show of his hustle tonight was his 7 offensive rebounds. The Lightning had a total of five players who recorded 10 plus points. Jaylen Babb-Harrison and AJ Gaines each had 16, while Mo Bolden had 18 and Marvin Phillips finishes it off with a solid 10.
Head Coach Elliott Etherington was extremely happy about his teams performance on the game tonight commenting on his players overall hustle. "I think every single player on our team is a hustle player, its just about getting the right mindset and right now we have it."A big positive for the Lightning as they look to keep their momentum moving forward.
The next Lightning game will come tomorrow night , January 27, 2019 when the Bolts will stay in London to take on the Five. The last matchup the Lightning were able to pull out a 7 point victory so lets pull for the same result tomorrow. For tickets, visit the Budweiser Gardens Box Office or go www.LightningBasketball.ca.
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