The Storm started off the first few minutes of the quarter sluggish and allowed Halifax easy baskets, which led to a 15-5 lead. But the Storm surged back in led by Chris Cayole’s four three pointers.
Summerside led 22-19 at the end of the first. In the second, Summerside and Halifax were in close combat throughout this quarter. Louie McCroskey was red-hot adding to his 14-point halftime total. Score at the half was 47-46 for Halifax. For the first time in four games Summerside was able to maintain a solid 12-minute third quarter and the score was 72-70.
The Fourth was by far the most exciting finish in Storm basketball this year. Unfortunately the Storm came up short, in a one-point finish. Even after a huge dunk by Chris Cayole to put the Storm ahead with 16 seconds left; a pair of missed free throws from Julian Allen and a buzzer beater missed by Eric Gilchrese allowed The Rainmen to win 97-96.
High scorers were Chris Cayole for Summerside and Lawrence Wright for Halifax.
The Storm plays next at home, December 15th at 7pm ADT against Halifax again.