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Storm Win Tough One in Mississauga

January 30, 2015 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Island Storm News Release

(Charlottetown, PE) If STORM Head Coach Joe Salerno was looking for a tough, character win leading to the play-offs, he got it Friday night in Mississauga as the Island STORM withstood a torrid 1st half of shooting by the Power for a comeback 124-118 win at the Hershey Centre.

It was the second game in two nights on the road for the STORM who were limited to just 9 players due to injury. The Power shot over 60% from the 3 point line in the 1st half, helping them to a 61-48 lead at the break. But the STORM came out of the locker room smoking to start the 2nd half going on a 22-9 run and from there it was a game until Brandon Robinson iced it for the STORM with seconds to go.

Robinson had a huge night for the STORM scoring 38 points, grabbing 7 rebounds and handing out 7 assists. Nick Evans was also key down the stretch finishing with 17 points and 9 boards. Nick Okorie scored 16, Mike Martin 14, and Sammy Zeglinski followed up his triple-double from Thursday night with a double-double with 11 points and 12 assists. And Olu Famutimis' 8 points, 6 of those points on 2 three point shots down the stretch, were also key to the STORM victory.

Warren Ward led the Power attack with 19 points and 9 rebounds.

With the win, the STORM move into 1st place overall in the NBL Canada with a 17-8 record and 5 games clear of 2nd place Halifax in the the Atlantic Division.

The STORM now hit the road to Prince Edward island where they will have a week to prepare for the Moncton Miracles who visit Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown Saturday February 7th at 7pm.

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