The St. John’s Edge didn’t play Tuesday night, but they still clinched a spot in the National Basketball League of Canada playoffs.
They did so because the KW Titans lost.
The Titans (5-23) dropped a 122-112 decision to the Halifax Hurricanes in the Halifax capital Tuesday, which means the Kitchener, Ont. -based team couldn’t overtake the Edge (18-11) in the Central Division standings even it won all of its remaining games.
Four teams in each of the league’s two five-team divisions will advance to the post-season.
“It’s an outstanding accomplishment as an expansion team and our first year in the league. I am incredibly proud of our players, coaching staff, ownership and everyone that has helped us get to this point,” said Edge head coach/GM Jeff Dunlap in a team release.
However, Dunlap also pointed out that there is still much to be accomplished over the remaining 11 games of the regular season, beginning with a Friday-night contest against the Titans at Mile One Centre.
That matchup opens a six-game homestand for St. John’s, which sits second in the division and third overall in the league.