In fact, the Storm turned it up a few notches en route to posting a 45-point victory – 135-90 – over the Halifax Rainmen at Eastlink Arena. That win came 24 hours after the Storm defeated the National Basketball League of Canada-leading London Lightning 116-97 on Thursday.
The win improved the Atlantic Division-leading Storm’s record to 17-10 (won-lost) while the Rainmen dropped to 13-15.
The Storm, who led 32-25 after the first 12-minute period, started to pull away in the second quarter, outscoring the Rainmen 37-18 to take a 69-43 advantage into the half. The Storm proceeded to outscore the Rainmen 39-25 and 27-22 in the final two quarters.
The Storm, who had six players scored in double figures, were led by Omari Johnson’s 24-point effort and 23 from Brandon Robinson. Antoine Tisby was Halifax’s top scorer with 16 points.
The game was played before an announced crowd of 1,816 fans.
The Storm will pay a return visit to Halifax on Sunday. Game time at the Metro Centre is 2 p.m.
See complete story in Saturday's Journal Pioneer.