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Storm Take Series Lead in Tight Contest at Eastlink Centre

March 8, 2015 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Island Storm News Release

(Charlottetown, PE) Nick Okorie scored 14 of his game high 26 points in the 4th quarter while Brandon Robinson and Mike Martin hit 5 consecutive foul shots between them in the last 30 seconds as the Island STORM took a 2-1 lead in the best of 5 first round series with a 108-107 win over the Saint John Mill Rats Sunday afternoon at Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown.

1,356 STORM Fans were in a frenzy as as the score was tied at 77 going into the 4th quarter. The Mill Rats had a 28-22 lead after the 1st quarter while the STORM led 53-48 at the half.

Nick Okorie had 5 assists to go along with his 26 points while Brandon Robinson scored 17 and grabbed 7 rebounds, Nick Evans was 16 and 9, Mike Martin 15 and 8, while Mike Williams was 14 and 9. The STORM outrebounded the Mill Rats 57-37 and the STORM bench outscored the Mill Rats bench 31-11.

For the Mill Rats, Ricky Volcy scored 26 points which included 6 for 12 from 3 point range. Kenny Jones had 21 points while Keith Cothran had a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds.

With the win the STORM are 11-4 all-time at home in the playoffs.

The best of 5 now shifts to Harbour Station in Saint John for game 4 in the series and if a 5th game is needed it will be played at Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown on Thursday evening at 7pm.

Cody Gotell was the winner of the 50-50 taking home half of $1,657.00.

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