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Edge defeats Storm 107-98

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Glen (Big Baby) Davis had 20 points to pace the St. John’s Edge to a 107-98 victory over the Island Storm Friday in National Basketball League of Canada action in Charlottetown.

The former NBA player also had seven rebounds, three assists and three blocks in the victory.

Desmond Lee had 19 points and 10 rebounds while Maurice Jones Sr. had 13 points, 13 assists, five steals and three boards for the visitors. Jared Nickens (15), Junior Cadougan (14) and Diego Kapelan (10) all scored in double digits.

Sampson Carter had a game-high 33 points for the Storm while grabbing nine rebounds and dishing out a pair of assists. Russell Byrd added 20 points while Alex Campbell chipped in 14 rebounds and 13 points. Tirrell Baines had 14 points and nine boards.

The Edge had the edge on each of the shooting percentages: 42.4 to 40.8 in field goals, 34.1 to 27.9 from three-point territory and 88.2 to 75 at the free-throw line. The Storm shot eight free throws while the Edge made 17 trips to the charity stripe.
The game was tied 27-27 after the first quarter while the Edge held a 54-53 lead at the half and 80-77 going to the fourth in front of 1,035 fans.

The Edge won its third straight game to improve to 10-6 while the Storm dropped its ninth in a row to fall to 2-10.

The Storm goes back on the road to Sydney, N.S., Sunday to play the Cape Breton Highlanders while the Edge is in Saint John, N.B. Both are 2 p.m. Atlantic tipoffs.

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