Top News

Fourth-quarter rally allows St. John's Edge to overtake Express at Mile One

Glen Davis (centre) returned to action to score 17 points and add nine rebounds in the St. John's Edge's 97-90 win over the Windsor Express Friday night at Mile One Centre. — St. John's Edge photo/Jeff Parsons
Glen Davis (centre) returned to action to score 17 points and add nine rebounds in the St. John's Edge's 97-90 win over the Windsor Express Friday night at Mile One Centre. — St. John's Edge photo/Jeff Parsons

Results snaps three-game losing streak for Central Division leaders

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Diego Kapelan scored 21 points, Glen Davis added 17, Desmond Lee and Junior Cadougan each recorded a double-double and the St. John’s Edge put in a solid rebounding effort as they rallied to down the Windsor Express 97-90 in National Basketball League of Canada play Friday night at Mile One Centre.
The result (boxscore here) snapped a three-game losing streak for St. John’s (16-11) and allowed the Edge to remain in first place in the league’s Central Division ahead of the Express (15-13).
On Friday, playing before a crowd of 4,151, St. John’s trailed by 11 points at the half, but outscored the visitors 59-41 the rest of the way. Kapelan, getting a starting assignment with Carl English sidelined after surgery on an injured thumb, got 16 of his points is the final two quarters. Also noteworthy was Isaiah Tate coming off the bench to score 11 of his 14 total points in the third frame.
But while that helped the home side close the gap, Windsor still led 75-67 through three quarters, requiring St. John’s to do most of its work building an impressive comeback during the final 12 minutes of the game.
Cadougan put up 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Lee added 15 points and a dozen boards for the Edge.
Davis, who missed almost all of the last two games because of injury, almost joined Lee and Cadougan in Friday’s double-double club with his 17 points and nine rebounds in 38 minutes of action, his second-most floor time this season.
Olu Ashaolu joined Tate with important contributions off the bench, with eight points and 13 boards. In all, the Edge had 60 rebounds on the night, their most since recording 61 in a season-opening loss to the London Lightning.
Another stat that jumped out from Friday: St. John’s was credited with 34 fast-break points to just two for Windsor.
Chris Jones had a game-high 23 points and Tyrrel Tate added 22 for the Express, who get another shot at the Edge Sunday afternoon (2 p.m. at Mile One). That will be the second of three straight matchups between the two teams, who will all square off Wednesday night in Windsor, Ont.

Recent Stories