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Storm loses to Highlanders

Robbie Robinson of the Island Storm, right, attempts to block a three-point shot by Justin Taylor of the Cape Breton Highlanders during National Basketball League of Canada action at Centre 200 in Sydney on Thursday.
Robbie Robinson of the Island Storm, right, attempts to block a three-point shot by Justin Taylor of the Cape Breton Highlanders during National Basketball League of Canada action at Centre 200 in Sydney on Thursday. - Jeremy Fraser

SYDNEY, N.S. - Jamal Reynolds scored 32 and Kenny Jones added 28 to lead the host Cape Breton Highlanders to a 128-117 victory over the Island Storm Thursday.

It was the Storm’s eighth straight loss in National Basketball League of Canada play.

Bruce Massey added 15 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the home side.

Russell Byrd had 26 points, Robbie Robinson had 23 and Kareem Canty  19 to lead the Storm. Tirrell Baines, Tyree White and Dominic Shuler contributed 16, 14 and 11 points, respectively.

White, Canty and Alex Campbell each had six assists. Campbell had a team-high seven rebounds.

Sampson Carter was limited to three minutes due to hip and knee injuries. He will be a game-time decision Friday when the Storm host the St. John’s Edge at 7 p.m. at the Eastlink Centre.

The Storm fell behind early Thursday as the Highlanders held quarter leads of 31-24, 69-56 and 95-90.

Cape Breton improved to 10-6 while the Storm is 2-9.

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