The Oshawa Power played in their first ever preseason game against the London Lightning losing 111-83 to their 401 rivals in front of an enthusiastic John Labatt Centre crowd.
Brandon Robinson had a strong game off the bench for the Power scoring 23 of his 31 points in the second half.
Power Head Coach Mark Strickland was impressed by the effort in the second half.
“The second group came in there, which was a smaller group, they played with heart and played with energy.” said Strickland after the game, “It was a tale of two halves, we won the 2nd second points wise”.
Toronto native and York University alum Tut Ruach gave the Power a burst of energy to start the 3rd quarter and finished the game with 15 points, but the deficit was too much for the Power to overcome.
The Lightning got a balanced scoring effort as 5 players scored in double figures led by the former Duke Devil Taylor King who had 29 points.
For the pre-season rematch at the General Motors Centre on Thursday October 27, the Power will want to clean up on the turnovers and hope the home court advantage will help to boost their field goal percentages.
The Power will play their first home regular season game of the season on Thursday, November 3, at the General Motors Centre, where they will tip off against the Moncton Miracles at 7:30 p.m.
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