By Jordan Ramsay | March 18, 2018
CHARLOTTETOWN - The Island Storm made it eight straight wins on Sunday afternoon after dropping the Cape Breton Highlanders 116-99 at the Eastlink Centre.
Chris Anderson started the game off right with hard work on both ends of the court, leading the team in points, rebounds and blocks in the first quarter. Kemy Osse, Du’Vaughn Maxwell and the newest Storm addition, Carl Hall also chipped in offensively, but the Storm trailed the Highlanders 27-21 after one quarter.
Maxwell tore the court up with 15-points in the second quarter alone. Osse and Anderson continued to contribute solidly with Anderson making some big blocks and Osse hitting two key three-pointers in the quarter.
The Storm outscored the Highlanders by nine points in the second quarter and took a 54-51 lead into the halftime break.
After a quiet first half, Franklin Session exploded in the second half. The Storm’s 45-point fourth quarter helped them lockdown a 116-99 win over the Highlanders.
Maxwell finished with a game-high 27-points with Session and Osse each putting up 23-points. In Carl Hall’s first home game as a Storm player, he was able to get 15-points, seven rebounds and two assists in 30-minutes of work.
The Storm already clinched a playoff spot before the game, but with the win on Sunday they take a two game lead over the Highlanders in the standings and are within striking distance of the Moncton Miracles for home court advantage in the playoffs.
The Storm head to Saint John on Thursday for the first of three straight games against the Riptide. Sunday, March 25 will mark the last regular season home game of the year at 2 p.m. against the Riptide.