SAINT JOHN, NB – The Island Storm came charging back into the best-of-five series against the Saint John Riptide with a convincing win at Harbour Station on Thursday night. Both sides put out the same lineups that we saw in game one, with the exception of the Storm’s Terry Thomas who missed the game with a hand injury.
It was all Storm early as the visitors quickly silenced the home crowd. The Riptide were not making their shots while the Storm were firing on all cylinders as they looked to avenge their game one defeat. They were headed in the right direction at halftime as they limited Saint John to just 14 points in each of the opening two quarters to lead 45-28 at the midway mark.
The Riptide finally mustered up some offence in the third quarter, but the Storm had an answer for just about every basket from the home squad. It went from bad to worse quickly as the Storm posted 35 points in the third frame to extend their advantage to 80-56 going into the fourth quarter. Saint John did manage to match the Storm in scoring in the final 12 minutes but it was not enough as the boys from PEI took it 103-79 to even the series up 1-1.
Gabe Freeman lead the Riptide with 17 points while Chris Commons and Horace Wormely finished with 16 apiece. Rashad Whack had a game-high 22 points to lead the Storm.
Game three goes down this Saturday, May 6th in Charlottetown and we’re sending a bus load of fans to cheer our guys on. The cost is $45 per person including a game ticket and round trip transportation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register before it’s too late!