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Lightning Take Game One of Finals

April 6, 2013 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - London Lightning News Release

(London, Ontario) The London Lightning began the series right as they won 105-100 against Summerside Storm Saturday evening. The raucous crowd of

4,423 spent the majority of the night on their feet, cheering the team on.

"It was a good game. We played some great defense and in the end we prevailed," said DeAnthony Bowden. Bowden garnered 19 points, 12 assists and

three rebounds, making some key shots early in the game.

Late in the third quarter, Morgan Lewis and Greg Plummer of Summerside were both disqualified for fighting. "It affects the momentum of the team but you

just have to power on. These things happen and you just have to keep working at it," said Bowden.

It was a huge night for Marvin Phillips as well, scoring key shots in the fourth quarter to secure the win. "It was a good game, but we still get into this lapse

and give up a big lead," said Phillips. "It's important to take advantage of the opportunities you get when you get them, and that's what I did in the fourth

quarter." Phillips scored 25 points and 12 rebounds, the second double-double of the night next to Tim Ellis with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

Game Two is Sunday, April 7 at 7:30pm. It is apart of London's first ever double header, as the Knights will be playing at 1:30pm.

Will the Lightning STRIKE TWICE and win the NBLC Championship again? Find out! Playoff tickers are available at The Budweiser Gardens office 1-866-455- 2849, www.budweisergardens.com or www.lightningbasketball.ca.

The London Lightning are part of the National Basketball League of Canada.

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. There are now eight teams playing in

2012-2013 season and the league is poised for continued expansion across Canada. NBL Canada is headquartered in Toronto, Ont.

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