LONDON, Ont. — The Summerside Storm gave the first-place London Lightning everything they could handle Thursday night, but in the end it wasn’t enough.
The Lightning pulled out a six-point victory — 113-107 — in the National Basketball League of Canada contest.
The Storm has now lost four of their last five games to fall to 10-19. The Lightning improved to 22-6.
At the John Labatt Centre, the Lightning built a 57-47 lead at halftime. But the Storm, coming off a 106-91 loss in Oshawa on Wednesday night, refused to go away and it was a one-point game late in the fourth quarter.
DeAnthony Bowden (25 points), Shamari Spears (22), Tim Ellis (21) and Eddie Smith (20) were the top scorers for the Lightning.
Julian Allen sank a game-high 28 points for the Storm, who received a 24-point effort from Eric Gilchrese. Stephen McDowell checked in with 12 points.
Doug McKinney of Charlottetown had two points and hauled in 11 rebounds for the Storm.
The Storm bench actually outscored the Lightning bench 70-47.
The Storm’s next game is at home against London on Thursday, Feb. 9. Game time at EastLink Arena is 7 p.m.