NBL Canada Weekly Report
January 20, 2019 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) News Release
Tue. Jan. 22 Kitchener-Waterloo at Windsor, 7:00 pm
Wed. Jan. 23 Sudbury at Saint John, 7:00 pm
Thu. Jan. 24 Windsor at Saint John, 7:00 pm Island at Kitchener-Waterloo, 7:00 pm
Fri. Jan. 25 Sudbury at Cape Breton, 7:00 pm Windsor at Halifax, 7:00 pm
Sat. Jan. 26 Saint John at Halifax, 7:00 pm Island at London, 7:00 pm
Sun. Jan. 27 Windsor at Cape Breton, 2:00 pm Sudbury at London, 2:00 pm
Cape Breton Highlanders
Head Coach: Bernardo Fitz-Gonzalez Home arena: Centre 200
As we reach the halfway point in the NBL season, the Cape Breton Highlanders finish off their Ontario road trip with a 122- 89 victory Tuesday afternoon against the KW Titans. Jamal Reynolds had a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Bruce Massey added 18 of his own. Chris Johnson led all Highlanders in scoring with 22 points.
Coach: Mike Leslie Home arena: Scotiabank Centre
Halifax' only game this week was a big one, a 29-point triumph over the visiting Sudbury Five on Sunday afternoon at Scotiabank Centre. Mike Poole was the top scorer for the Hurricanes, with 25 points; while Joel Kindred's 21 points came from 8-for-19 shooting from the floor. Terry Thomas had 18 points and a team-high nine rebounds in the win.
Head Coach: Tim Kendrick Home Venue: Eastlink Centre
The Storm suffered two losses this week, putting their postseason hopes in jeopardy. Sampson Carter still remains their top scorer with 19.0 ppg and 9 rpg this week, followed by Guillaume Boucard's 13.0 ppg.
Head Coach: Cavell Johnson Home arena: Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
Definitely not the greatest week for the Kitchener-Waterloo Titans, as they lost three home games this week, causing their slide into the second division of the NBL standings. Ashton Smith and Justin Strings both notched 16.3 ppg this week; Damon Lynn came off the bench to score 11.3 ppg. Ed Horton averaged 10.7 ppg and nearly 5 assists this week.
Head Coach: Elliott Ethington Home arena: Budweiser Gardens
The Lightning took two of three games this week, including a 119-113 overtime victory Sunday afternoon on the road against St. John's. Garrett Williamson finished with a team high 21.0 ppg, while Maurice Bolden put up 16.7 ppg and pulled down 9.3 rpg.
Head Coach: Joe Salerno Home arena: Centre Avenir
A 110-103 win over the Island Storm helped the Moncton Magic remain tied with Cape Breton atop the NBL standings. While Corey Allmond scored four 3-pointers en route to a 20-point night, Nick Evans earned a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Saint John Riptide
Head Coach: Nelson Terroba Home Venue: Harbour Station
The Saint John Riptide nosed out an 87-85 win over the Island Storm this week, keeping the Port City crew's slim postseason hopes alive. The newly-acquired TJ Maston spurred the victory with a double-double of 25 points and 12 rebounds.
St. John's Edge
Head Coach: Doug Plumb Home Arena: Mile One Stadium
St. John's split their two games with the London Lightning this weekend, slipping to a game behind Moncton and Cape Breton in the standings. Junior Cadougan had the big scoring hand in the games with a 22.0 ppg average, while Obinna Oleka's 16.5 rpg included a team- record 24 rebound game - tying the NBL record for most rebounds in a single regular season game.
Head Coach: Logan Stutz Home Arena: Sudbury Community Arena
The Sudbury Five's losing streak continues, with two losses this week to slide further down the standings. The Five's shooting gun, Jaylen Bland, led the Nickel City crew with 25.0 ppg, while Cory Dixon scored 16.5 ppg and cleaned off 10 rebounds per game this week.
Head Coach: Bill Jones Home Venue: WFCU Centre
After starting the season in the cellar, the Windsor Express have moved to a 10-8 record and the upper half of the NBL's standings. Juan Pattillo powered a massive double-double of 28 points and 13.5 rebounds per game; Chris Jones added 21.0 ppg in the two Express victories.
Game reports compiled via team press releases, and from articles appearing in newspapers from the teams' home locations.
NBL CANADA PLAYER OF THE WEEK
The National Basketball League of Canada is pleased to announce that Juan Patillo of the Windsor Express has been named Player of the Week for the week ending January 20, 2019.
Patillo, a 6'8" forward from Western Kentucky University, averaged a double-double of 28 points and 10.5 rebounds in two Express victories this week.
"I've gotten a better feel for the team and the ways to score as the season progressed," said Patillo. "I've been fortunate enough to help the team in the way that I can, to get off that hump and back to winning. I'm pretty confident in the teawm we have now, going forward, taking one game at a time and never getting ahead of myself, try to do what I can and put the team in the best position to win the game."
- November 18, 2018: Jaylen Bland, Sudbury Five.
- November 25, 2018: Bruce Massey, Cape Breton Highlanders.
- December 2, 2018: Gabe Freeman, Halifax Hurricanes.
- December 9, 2018: Maurice Jones Sr., St. John's Edge.
- December 16, 2018: Doug Herring Jr., Moncton Magic.
- December 23, 2018: Joel Kindred, Halifax Hurricanes.
- December 30, 2018: Bruce Massey, Cape Breton Highlanders.
- January 6, 2019: Mike Poole, Halifax Hurricanes.
- January 13, 2019: Bruce Massey, Cape Breton Highlanders.
- January 20, 2019: Juan Patillo, Windsor Express.
NBL CANADA CANADIAN PLAYER OF THE WEEK
The National Basketball League of Canada is pleased to announce that Garrett Williamson of the London Lightning has been named Canadian Player of the Week for the week ending January 20, 2019. This is the second time this season that he has earned this honour.
Williamson, a 6'5" guard who played collegiately at St. Joseph's University (Pa.), helped the Lightning earn two victories in three games this week. He averaged 21 points in those three matchups, including scoring 26 team-high points in a 119- 113 overtime victory over the St. John's Edge.
"Garrett was out for a little bit with an injury," said Lightning coach Elliott Etherington. "He came back with a seamless transition, he made sure we were locked into a game plan. proven himselfe to be one of the elite players in our league, Canadian or otherwise."
- November 18, 2018: Gentrey Thomas, Moncton Magic.
- November 25, 2018: Jamal Reynolds, Cape Breton Highlanders.
- December 2, 2018: Tyler Scott, Island Storm.
- December 9, 2018: Joel Friesen, Kitchener-Waterloo Titans.
- December 16, 2018: Grandy Glaze, Sudbury Five.
- December 23, 2018: Aaron Redpath, Cape Breton Highlanders.
- December 30, 2018: Garrett Williamson, London Lightning.
- January 6, 2019: Junior Cadougan, St. John's Edge.
- January 13, 2019: Guillaume Boucard, Island Storm.
- January 20, 2019: Garrett Williamson, London Lightning.
NBL CANADA COACH OF THE MONTH
- November 2018: Joe Salerno, Moncton Magic.
NBL CANADA TRIPLE DOUBLES, 2018-19 SEASON
- December 4, 2018: Maurice Jones Sr., St. John's Edge, 19 pts, 10 rebs, 11 ast.
- December 14, 2018, Doug Herring Jr., Moncton Magic, 12 pts, 10 rebs, 10 ast
- December 16, 2018, Doug Herring Jr., Moncton Magic, 18 pts, 10 rebs, 10 ast
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