The London Lightning are rolling and rewriting the NBLC record book while they’re at it.
London’s 13th win in a row Sunday afternoon, a 133-94 win over the Cape Breton Highlanders, broke the league record for consecutive wins.
“This is a special group of guys doing special things. They work hard every day. They’re hungry to win a championship. They pay the cost to be great regularly. They care about each other and play hard for each other. They do all the little things necessary to win as a team.” said head coach Kyle Julius.
The win also allowed for many other records to come crashing down. Ryan Anderson broke the record for most three-pointers in a single game with 13. He also broke the record for most three-point attempts, firing 27 at the basket from beyond the arc. The previous records were held by Omar Strong (11 threes) and Devin Sweetney (24 attempts), respectively.
“Special stuff happens with this team. They allowed me to heat up and they kept me going in the zone. I’m just happy to be a part of it,” said Anderson, who finished with 45 points.
Anderson had 17 points in the first quarter with five threes giving London a solid 17 point lead. That lead held up for the rest of the game as London’s offence was simply too good for Cape Breton’s defence.
Meanwhile, Royce White quietly collected his fourth triple-double in his first season, breaking the NBLC record for the most triple-doubles ever. His stat line was a cool 15 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists.
“This is the best basketball team I’ve ever played on,” said White. “We’re all having so much fun as a team, we work hard together off the court and it shows on the court. We’re brothers.”
Doug Herring Jr. was also a key component in the record-breaking victory, adding 19 assists, a franchise best.
“We have the same game plan every game and that’s to play as a team,” said Herring.
London blew things wide open in the fourth with shots dropping from all over the court. The team hit 24 three pointers, one better than the previous record holder, Mississauga in 2014.
For the Highlanders, it was too much, too fast as they struggled to keep up. Booker Woodfox led the team with 22 points.
The Lightning wrap up their east coast trip with a game against the Saint John Riptide on Tuesday night. Tip-off is at 6 p.m. EST.