Moncton Miracles Lose a Tough One to London Lightning with 92-102

The Moncton Miracles, presented by Rogers, lost to the London Lightning with a final score of 92-102. The Miracles now sit with a 15-20 record.

Miracles fans would start the game standing as the team’s 6th man until Devin Sweetney started the scoring for his team. Moncton would get off to an early 7-0 lead before Lightning’s DeAnthony Bowden would answer back for his team with a 3.

London’s Elvin Mims would hit a 3 with 7:01 left in the first to tie the game up at 11-11. The Lightning would hit 2 more 3’s down the road to put them up 11-17.

Oliver McNally would hit a 3 for the Miracles to bring his team within 1 point late in the quarter, 16-17. With 29.6 seconds remaining Devin Sweetney would tie the game up at 22-22 but London’s Marvin Phillips would answer back with the dunk giving his team the advantage 22-24.

The Lightning would start the second quarter on a early 9-2 to give them the biggest lead of the game, 33-24. London’s Jermaine Blackburn would hit a 3 with less than 3 minutes to play securing his team with a 15-point lead, 32-47. The Lightning bench would receive a technical foul with 1:41 to play in the half. The first half would end with the Miracles trailing 40-50 to the Lightning.

The first points of the second half would come from Lightning’s Marvin Phillips when he went 2 for 2 from line two minutes in, 40-52.

Moncton would come out with their usual third quarter push and shorten the lead to 7-points with 6 minutes on the clock. Sylvania Watkins would hit a baseline jumper to make it a 2-point game, 63-65. The third quarter would end with Moncton shortening London’s lead to 4-points, 68-72.

With 7:35 on the clock Lightning’s Jermaine Blackburn would make 2 foul shots giving his team another 10-point lead, 79-89. With 1-minute left to play Blackburn would dunk breaking the 100-point mark for the Lightning, 89-100.

Isaac Butts led the way for the Miracles with 24 points and 13 rebounds. Devin Sweetney followed with 23 points and Darrell Wonge dropped 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.

Marvin Phillips was the force for the Lightning with 29 points. Jermaine Blackburn was next with 21 points and Elvin Mims with 16 points.

Miracles Darrell Wonge received a technical foul as well as Boubacar Coly and Herman Favors. The Lightning bench and Rodney Buford would also receive technical fouls while Jeremy Williams was fouled out of the game in the third quarter.

Upcoming Community Events:

The Miracles players will be at the HubCap Comedy Festival on Friday, February 8th from 6pm-10pm. On Saturday afternoon they will also be visiting the Church of Nazarene.

The Miracles play their last home game on Sunday, February 10th against the Halifax Rainmen. Tip-off is 2pm at the Moncton Coliseum.

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