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NBL Canada Weekly Report

January 19, 2020 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) News Release

GAMES PLAYED

Tue. Jan. 14

Kitchener-Waterloo 116, Island 104

Thu. Jan. 16

London 131, Island 122 Windsor 125, Kitchener-Waterloo 112

Fri. Jan. 17

Halifax 108, Moncton 104 Windsor 127, Island 99 Sudbury 122, Kitchener-Waterloo 114

Sun. Jan. 19

Moncton 95, Halifax 88 Sudbury 139, Island 125

UPCOMING GAMES

Tue. Jan. 21

Sudbury at St. John's, 7:00 pm NST London at Halifax, 7:00 pm AST

Wed. Jan. 22

Sudbury at St. John's, 7:00 pm NST

Thu. Jan. 23

London at Moncton, 7:00 pm AST Windsor at Kitchener-Waterloo, 7:00 pm EST

Fri. Jan. 24

Halifax at St. John's, 7:00 pm NST Moncton at Island, 7:00 pm AST

Sun. Jan. 26

Halifax at St. John's, 2:00 pm NST Island at Moncton, 2:00 pm AST Windsor at Sudbury, 2:00 pm EST

Halifax Hurricanes

Coach: Mike Leslie Home arena: Scotiabank Centre

halifaxhurricanes.ca

The Hurricanes split a two-game series with the Moncton Magic, with each team winning on their home court. Antoine Mason carried the Hurricanes with 19.5 ppg, with C.J.

Washington adding 18.0 ppg and 8.5 rpg to the score.

Island Storm

Head Coach: Tim Kendrick Home Venue: Eastlink Centre

stormbasketball.ca

The Island Storm has a rough week, all four of their road games were losses. The only bright side on their scoring column was Jonathan Loyd, who put up 29.0 ppg in the four contests. Alex Campbell contributed 19.5 ppg, while Robbie Robinson was the top rebounder with 6.7 rpg.

KW Titans

Head Coach: Cavell Johnson Home arena: Kitchener Memorial Auditorium

kwtitans.com

Although the Titans picked up only one win in three games this week, Kitchener- Waterloo's win did come in front of a season- high 3766 in a "school day" game at the Aud against the Island Storm. KW's pair of "Akeems" did well - Akeem Ellis notched 25.0 ppg, while Akeem Scott scored 20.7 ppg. Ellis and Jonathan Harris both pulled down 9.7 rpg this week.

London Lightning

Head Coach: Doug Plumb Home arena: Budweiser Gardens

lightningbasketball.ca

The London Lightning added another win to their total, with a 131-122 Thursday night win over the Island Storm. Garrett Williamson contributed a double-double of 30 points and 11 assists, while Omar Strong returned from injury to contribute 18 points.

Moncton Magic

Head Coach: Joe Salerno Home arena: Centre Avenir

monctonmagic.ca

Although Moncton split their two games this week against the Halifax Hurricanes, with both teams picking up home-court wins, the 2019 NBL champions are still atop the Atlantic Division. Jeremiah Mordi was the top Magician with 19.0 ppg; he almost averaged a double-double, with 9.0 rpg and 8.0 apg, while Marcus Lewis and Ronald Delph added 13.5 ppg apiece.

St. John's Edge

Head Coach: Steve Marcus Home Arena: Mile One Stadium

sjedge.ca

The St. John's Edge did not play this week.

Sudbury Five

Head Coach: Logan Stutz Home Arena: Sudbury Community Arena

thefive.ca

Two big wins this week keep the Sudbury Five in a dogfight with the Windsor Express for the upper half of the NBL's Central Division standings. Jaylen Bland's 29.5 ppg came from 20 3-pointers this week, while Braylon Rayson was not far behind with 24.5 ppg. Rayson also averaged 8.5 assists.

Windsor Express

Head Coach: Bill Jones Home Venue: WFCU Centre

windsorexpess.ca

Look out for the Windsor Express, as the newly-healthy Chris Jones drilled a 30.0 ppg average in the Rose City's two wins. Shaquille Keith added 17.0 ppg and 9.0 rebounds per game, while Derrick Nix also pulled down 8.0 rpg.

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 Chris Jones of the Windsor Express has been named Player of the Week for the week ending January 19, 2020.

Jones, a 6'0" point guard who played collegiately at Louisville, averaged 30 points and 6 assists in two Windsor victories this week.

- December 29, 2019: Damon Lynn, Kitchener-Waterloo Titans.

- January 5 2020: Xavier Moon, London Lightning.

- January 12, 2020: Karrington Ward, St. John's Edge.

- January 19, 2020: Chris Jones, Windsor Express.

NBL CANADA CANADIAN PLAYER OF THE WEEK

The National Basketball League of Canada is pleased to announce that Shaquille Keith of the Windsor Express has been named Canadian Player of the Week for the week ending January 19, 2020.

Keith, a 6'5" forward who played collegiately at Cape Breton University, put up 17.3 ppg this week in two Express victories, he also led the team in rebounding with a 9.0 rpg average.

- December 29, 2019: Alex Campbell, Island Storm.

- January 5, 2020: Alex Campbell, Island Storm

- January 12, 2020: Garrett Williamson, London Lightning.

- January 19, 2020: Shaquille Keith, Windsor Express.

NBL CANADA TRIPLE DOUBLES, 2019-20 SEASON

- December 28, 2019: Alex Campbell, Island Storm: 15 pts, 10 rebs, 10 ast

- January 11, 2020: Garrett Williamson, London Lightning - 20 pts, 13 rebs, 11 ast

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