By Jordan Ramsay
The Island Storm won a high-energy game 112-95 against the Cape Breton Highlanders on Saturday night.
AJ Stewart opened the game’s scoring for the Storm with a tough mid-range jumper before the Highlanders struck back and finished the first quarter with a 26-16 Cape Breton lead.
Trailing into the second quarter, the Storm shot off to a quick start aided by a huge slam-dunk from Terry Thomas, before Jahii Carson capped the half off with a half-court shot to give the Storm a 49-38 lead at the break.
The Highlanders came ready to battle in the second half but the Storm, propelled by Carson’s hot shooting, stayed in control with a 76-70 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
It was a tight back-and-forth finish to the game with both teams getting into foul trouble before the Storm pulled away offensively and locked down their defense.
The final score saw the Storm walk with a 112-95 victory.
The top scorer of the game was Booker Woodfox with 31-points for the Highlanders while Jahii Carson led the Storm with 30-points.
The Storm are back in action when they play the third of their five-game home stand against the league-best Halifax Hurricanes on Thursday Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Eastlink Centre.
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