Storm bounce back; win final game of back-to-back
March 31, 2017
By Stephen Poirier
The Island Storm finished the second game of a back-to-back with a 111-99 win against the Orangeville A’s tonight as their home-stand against the central division continues.
A hard-fought first quarter saw Orangeville jump out to an early lead. The Storm fought back late but still went into the second quarter trailing 32-24.
The A’s continued their offensive pressure in the second quarter and jumped out to a double-digit lead.
The Storm battled back hard. Five quick baskets including three-pointers from Jahii Carson and Akeem Wright gave the Storm a 40-38 lead halfway through the second.
The lead was short lived, as the teams traded baskets for the rest of the quarter. Orangeville pulled away late and headed into halftime with a 57-50 lead.
The Storm came out shooting to start the second half. They went on a 7-0 run to tie the game 57-57.
After more back and forth action, the Storm squeaked into the fourth quarter with a 79-78 lead.
The Storm caught fire in the fourth quarter. They extended their one-point lead to a 17-point lead early in the fourth and put the score at 99-82. They didn’t slow down.
Six Storm players scored in double digits, with Carson leading the way with 20 points of his own. The Storm kept rolling to take this one by a final score of 111-99.
The Storm take the court next on Friday, April 7 at home against the KW Titans.