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The Island Storm dropped a back-and-forth game to the first place Halifax Hurricanes 103-99.
The Storm fell into trouble early when the Hurricanes went on an 8-0 run to start the game before Terry Thomas fought through an eye injury to get the Storm on the board.
A three-pointer from Nick Okorie signaled a turnaround for the Storm, who were able to catch up and tie the game before the first quarter ended.
A solid game-effort from Tyrone Watson (26-points), Billy White (22-points) and CJ Washington (20-points) propelled the Hurricanes to finish the back-and-forth first half with a 48-45 halftime lead.
The Storm battled back in the third quarter for their first lead of the game after a steal from Al Stewart who finished the game with 13-points.
Leading 72-69 going into the fourth quarter the Storm and the Hurricanes traded blows in a tug-of-war finish before the Hurricanes plunged the final nail in the coffin and finished with a 103-99 victory.
Despite an eye injury, Terry Thomas finished with a game-high 32-points while Tirrell Baines recorded his 1,000th career NBL point.
Our official real estate partner, Steve Nabuurs, of New Neighboours PEI, purchased 500 tickets for newcomers to PEI.
The Storm continues their five-game home stand on Saturday Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Eastlink Centre. Tickets can be purchased at the Eastlink Centre box office, online, or by phone.