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Dec 12, 2014  |  Vote 0    0

Second half surge earns London Lightning win over Mississauga

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The London Lightning bolted their way back into the win column in fine fashion, posting a 123 -107 over the visiting Mississauga Power in National Basketball League of Canada on Dec. 11.

Playing the first of three, back-to-back-to-back games against the Power, London looked a little flat out of the gate and Mississauga made the most of it, building up a 65-55 lead at the half.

Lightning coach Carlos Knox must have plugged his team in for a quick recharge during the intermission as London hit the floor with a vengeance after the break, going on a 39-12 run in the third to regain control of the game.

Even a 30-point fourth quarter for the Power wasn’t enough to dim down the Lightning with the Bolts adding another 29 of their own before the final buzzer to seal the victory.

Jonathan Mills had the hot hands for London, scoring 29-points and pulling in a dozen rebounds. Teammate Marvin Phillips wasn’t far behind, stroking 25-points through the hoop and picking off 17 rebounds.

The two teams hit the hard court again on Saturday, Dec. 13 in Mississauga at the Hershey Centre starting at 7 p.m. before returning to London and the familiar surroundings of Budweiser Gardens on Thursday, Dec. 18.

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