Royce White and the London Lightning exploded in the third quarter to complete the comeback against Moncton on Sunday, winning the game 125-121 and returning to winning ways.
White’s incredible 35-point performance proved to be a catalyst for the Bolts, who once again struggled to get into the game early.
London again struggled on defense early, allowing Moncton to outscore them 42-29 in the first quarter. Perimeter defense proved to be an issue throughout, with the fast-paced Moncton side dropping numerous threes.
The Bolts held their own in the second but really came alive in the third, outscoring Moncton 40-24.
London’s comeback was helped by their efficiency on the boards and on turnovers. When all was said and done, London recorded a season-high 56 rebounds, including 15 offensive rebounds, and 35 points off turnover.
London really shined late on in the fourth when Moncton managed to tie the game. Solid execution on both ends of the court helps the NBLC’s top team rebound after Saturday’s loss to the Island Storm.
— Chris Croucher (@CroucherSports) April 9, 2017
Royce White record season highs with 35 points and 17 rebounds. His 35 points ties him for the fifth best single-game performance in Lightning history. Marcus Capers had a stand-out game on the offensive side of the floor, scoring 18 points and going 6-7 from the field (including 4-5 from beyond the arc).
Melvin Johnson led the Miracles with 26 points.
The Lightning will now return home after going 1-1 on their Atlantic road trip. They are set to play the Saint John Mill Rats on Wednesday at Budweiser Gardens. Tickets are available through the Budweiser Gardens Box Office.