Oshawa wins by three points
SUMMERSIDE â€“ Just when it looked like the Summerside Storm was going to cruise to victory, the Oshawa Power responded back in a big way.
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Omari Johnson, 24, of the Summerside Storm slams the ball into the basket during first-half action of Sunday afternoon's National Basketball League of Canada game against the Oshawa Power at Eastlink Arena.
The Power overcame a 20-point â€“ 65-45 â€“ deficit at halftime to outscore the Storm 43-24 in the third quarter en route to a 117-114 win before 1,834 fans at Eastlink Arena on Sunday afternoon.
The Storm had an opportunity to tie the game but Brandon Robinson rang about an eight-footer off the back of the basket with 12 seconds left in game. Then the Storm charged down the floor in the dying seconds, but Robinsonâ€™s attempted pass to the corner for a potential game-tying three-pointer was intercepted by the Power.
The loss snapped the Stormâ€™s six-game winning streak in the National Basketball League of Canada, and dropped their record to 15-10 (won-lost). Oshawa improved to 15-11.
The Storm hosts the league-leading London Lightning on Thursday at 7 p.m. The Lightning took a 22-2 record into Sundayâ€™s game against Montreal.
See complete story in Monday's Journal Pioneer.