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Not very often the fourth game in the regular season feels like a must-win scenario, but this was an exception.
The Island Storm took care of business on the road Saturday against the Saint John Mill Rats by a score of 108-105.
The Storm has gone to the NBL Finals two of the past three seasons and traditionally starts the year off on the right foot. This year has been a bit more challenging, dropping two big home games to the Mill Rats and Halifax Hurricanes.
Now the Storm has evened themselves in the standings at 2-2 and have taken down the league’s only unbeaten team in Saint John.
The Storm had a balance attack led by Malcolm Grant who scored 24 points and dished out seven dimes. Nick Evans added 21 while Brent Jennings and Brian Addison both scored 13.
The Mill Rats effort was led by Anthony Anderson with 23 points.
The Island is back on the hardwood tomorrow when the face the winless Miracles at the Coliseum at 2 p.m.
Still with three road games left before returning to Eastlink Centre, the Storm will be back on the Island for a 2 p.m. tipoff against the Mill Rats on Jan. 10. Click here to purchase tickets to the game online.