The St. John’s Edge found success on and off the court in their first two games of the National Basketball League of Canada playoffs.
The Edge downed the Windsor Express Friday and Sunday at Mile One Centre, drawing an average of almost 4,000 fans in the process. According to the scoresheets on the NBL Canada website, attendance was 4,162 Friday and 3,722 Sunday.
Those were easily the largest attendance figures among the league’s first eight playoff games. For example, the defending champion London Lightning averaged just over 2,500 at home in winning their first two games against the Niagara River Lions.
The NBLC website shows London with a league-leading 4,051 average attendance in the regular season. St. John’s was second with 3,464.
The Edge will be looking to sweep their best-of-five opening round series when they take on the Express Wednesday night in Windsor.