Light­ning strikes High­landers

Lon­don’s An­der­son has record-set­ting game in win over Cape Bre­ton

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS - BY T.J. COLELLO sports@cb­ On Twit­ter: @cb­post_s­ports

The Cape Bre­ton High­landers ran into a hot shoot­ing Lon­don Light­ning team led by a record-set­ting per­for­mance from Ryan An­der­son in a 13394 set­back on Sun­day at Cen­tre 200.

An­der­son set a Na­tional Bas­ket­ball League of Canada record with 13 three-point­ers in the con­test, and also set a record for three-point at­tempts with 27. He led all scor­ers with 45 points.

Lon­don’s 13th win in a row set a new league record, while Royce White also set a new bench­mark with his fourth triple dou­ble: 15 points, 14 re­bounds and 10 as­sists.

Cape Bre­ton’s loss was their fourth straight, as they fall to 6-13. They’re fourth in the At­lantic Divi­sion.

“Lon­don’s a great team with a lot of great in­di­vid­ual play­ers and they’re well coached,” said High­landers head coach Ben Res­ner. “They made a lot of shots and they played well.”

An­thony Criswell net­ted 19, Marvin Sin­gle­ton scored 17 and Marvin Phillips added 16 for the vis­i­tors, who sit atop the Cen­tral Divi­sion stand­ings at 17-3. Lon­don was in the driver’s set at the half, up 69-44, and seemed to hit shots

at will.

Booker Wood­fox paced the Cape Bre­ton of­fence with 22 points. Shaquille Keith fol­lowed with 17 and Deron Scott fired 15 points and added 11 boards. An­thony Walker chipped in 14 as well in the loss. “We knew com­ing into this game that they were go­ing to knock down shots,” said Wood­fox, who shot 9-for-17 from the floor. “The key was to limit them and that didn’t hap­pen. “When guys start get­ting hot, it’s kind of hard to guard. I’ve been on both ends of that.”

Sat­ur­day at Cen­tre 200, the High­landers fell 111-105 to the Kitch­ener Water­loo Ti­tans. Keith led Cape Bre­ton with 25 points, fol­lowed by Chad Fra­zier with 21 and Wood­fox with 18. Lu­file scored 17 to go with 11 re­bounds.

Ricky Tar­rant was tops for the Ti­tans with a game-high 32. Adam Blazek fol­lowed with 24.

Cape Bre­ton will look to get back in the win col­umn this com­ing Sun­day when they host the divi­sion-lead­ing Hal­i­fax Hur­ri­canes. Tipoff is at a 2 p.m.

NOTES: Cape Bre­ton had four play­ers out of the lineup: Hank Thorns (knee), Austin Wit­ter (an­kle), Mike Luby (groin) and Mike Rostam­pour (undis­closed).


Tyrrel Ed­wards of the Cape Bre­ton High­landers scores above team­mate Deron Scott dur­ing Na­tional Bas­ket­ball League of Canada play Sun­day at Cen­tre 200. Cape Bre­ton lost to the vis­it­ing Lon­don Light­ning, 133-94.

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