River Lions edged by St. John’s
The Niagara River Lions fell three games under the .500 mark with a 122-104 loss to the St. John’s Edge Sunday afternoon at the Meridian Centre.
The River Lions are now 10-13 and 3-7 in the last 10 games and in third spot in the National Basketball League of Canada’s Central Division.
The River Lions, who also dropped a 99-97 decision versus St. John’s Friday, finished the first quarter tied with the Edge 25-25 and both teams went into halftime tied 55-55.
The tide turned in the third quarter when the Edge outscored the River Lions 37-24.
The River Lions squandered a first-half lead in their loss Friday night and Sunday afternoon’s loss was the second home game in a row they’ve been outscored in the second half.
The Edge went 17-32 from three-point range and shot 57 per cent from the field.
Guillaume Payen Boucard led the River Lions in scoring with 31 points, nine rebounds, two steals and a block. Jaylon Tate chipped in with 19 and Carl Hall 15.
The River Lions rode a big third quarter to a 103-96 victory at Kitchener-Waterloo Saturday.
Tied at 44-44 at the half, Niagara poured in 31 points in the third while holding the Titans to 22.
Tate had 25, Hall 24 and Connor Wood and Marvell Waithe 12 each.
The River Lions have a seven-day break in the schedule before hosting the Titans Sunday at 2 p.m.