Carl English had 28 points, including his team’s first 10 points of the game, as the St. John’s Edge defeated the Cape Breton Highlanders 109-92 in National Basketball League of Canada play in Sydney, N.S., Tuesday night.
The win ended a four-game losing streak for the Edge (2-5), who were wrapping up a three-game road trip through the Maritimes.
Five-foot-seven guard Maurice Jones had a triple-double for St. John’s, scoring 19 points and adding 10 rebounds and 11 assists.
Diego Kapelan also had 17 points off the bench for the Edge, with middleman Keith Wright Jr. contributing 16 points and 11 rebounds, the latter tying him for the game-high in the category with teammate Guillaume Boucard.
English was 10-for-21 shooting and even better on three-pointers, where he was six-for-11.
Jamal Reynolds had a team-high 21 points for the Highlanders (2-4).
The win came before the start of a lengthy break for the Edge, who don’t play again until they open a four-game homestand Dec. 14, when they take on the Island Storm at Mile One Centre.
Note: The Edge played with an 11-man lineup Tuesday. Newly-signed Obinna Oleka didn't play, while the team released forward Todd Brown Jr. on Monday, the same day they announced the Oleka signing. Brown averaged 11 points and just over three rebounds per game in St. John's first six games...