For the St. John’s Edge, home really is where the heart is as the team got on the winning side of the ledger once again following a horrible road trip, with a 105-84 win over the Cape Breton Highlanders Sunday afternoon.
At Mile One Centre before an announced attendance of 3,083, St. John’s snapped a four-game National Basketball League of Canada losing streak. The Edge just came off the road where they lost all four games.
The Edge, in fact, are 9-11 away from Mile One this season, but 9-4 on home court. Good thing for the team its seven remaining regular season games are in St. John’s.
Overall, St. John’s is 18-15 and first in a very tight Central Division. Both the London Lighting and Sudbury Five are right behind at 18-16.
In a game that saw the Edge lead 50-33 at the half, Dez Lee led the winners with 18 points, two more then Glen Davis. Isaiah Tate and newcomer Murphy Burnatowski both scored 13 points, and Russell Byrd added 11.
The teams play again 7 o’clock tonight at Mile One.