The London Lightning took another step in establishing themselves as one of the National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC) teams to beat this season, improving their record to 3-1 with a 106-101 win over the Orangeville A’s on Saturday night.
Hooking up against the A’s on home court at Budweiser Gardens, London wasted little time in setting the pace, getting out to an early 23-15 lead by the end of the first quarter.
With Justin Moss leading the way, Orangeville stepped up their own game during the second frame and would draw back within a single point of the Lightning by halftime.
It was a foot race to the finish from there with the two squads trading baskets through the third and fourth quarters but when the final buzzer sounded, it was London coming out on top.
Moss was the game's leading scorer with 25 points, one more than Lightning spark plug Warren Ward, who not only lit up the scoreboard, but the London crowd as well, connecting on numerous tries from three-point territory.