A basket by Junior Cadougan with one second left in overtime gave the St. John’s Edge a thrilling 115-113 win over the Island Storm Thursday night in Charlottetown, P.E.I.
In front of 905 fans, the Edge notched their third straight win in the second game of a five-game road trip.
It was Cadougan who forced the extra session by nailing a couple of free throws with 13 seconds remaining in regulation time to knot things up 102-102.
Cadougan has been outstanding for the Edge this season, particularly since the start of the new year. His play, in fact, was one of the reasons the Edge moved all-star Maurice Jones.
Prior to arriving in St. John’s, the Toronto native played with the two-time defending champion London Lightning. Before that, he played NCAA ball at Marquette University, where he reached the Sweet 16 as a junior and Elite Eight as a senior. He also played on Canada’s national team, helping it win a silver medal at the 2015 Pan-American Games in Toronto.
Once again Thursday it was Glen Davis leading the change for the Edge with 29 points and 10 rebounds. Diego Kapelan scored 17 off the bench. Carl English had 14, Cadougan with 12 and Obinna Oleka with 11. Oleka also pulled down 13 boards.
The Edge play again Sunday afternoon in Halifax (3 p.m. NL time), followed by games in Moncton and Saint John, N.B. Tuesday and Wednesday.
St. John’s host to the Windsor Express next Friday and Sunday at Mile One, before hitting the road again for another four games to close out the month.