Edited to show it was 12 days between games for the Edge
A couple of slow starts cost the St. John’s Edge as they opened a six-game Ontario road trip with a pair of losses over the weekend.
On Friday in Windsor, Ont., the Edge were outscored 39-13 in the first quarter en route to a 112-93 National Basketball League of Canada loss to the Windsor Express.
That might have been explained by the fact Friday’s game was the first for St. John’s in 12 days, but there was a reoccurrence Saturday in Kitchener, where the KW Titans built up a 31-18 lead in the opening quarter and went on to win 114-108.
The Edge (11-9) to respond by scoring 35 points in the second frame and actually led the Titans 53-48 at the half, but may have shot their bolt in doing so; they were outscored 66-55 the rest of the way.
The Edge also found themselves in foul trouble; both Olu Ashaolu and Tyrone Watson fouled out and Montay Brandon both finished the night with five fouls each.
Junior Cadougan led St. John’s with 25 points, while Ashaolu had 20 and Ryan Richardson added 18. But team leading score Karrington Ward was held to four points in 34 minutes and Brandon, who has routinely posted scoring-rebounding double-doubles this season, had just six points and five rebounds on Saturday. In fact, no Edge play had more than five boards.
Damon Lynn of the Titans (9-16) led all scorers in the game with 34 points.
KW will also be the Edge’s opponent in their next game, although there is a significant break in between; the rematch doesn’t go until Thursday in Kitchener.