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Storm drops second tight game of the weekend

Kitchener-Waterloo Titans forward Nigel Tyghter, left, and Island Storm big man Jailan Haslem battle for the rebound Sunday during National Basketball League of Canada action at the Eastlink Centre.
Kitchener-Waterloo Titans forward Nigel Tyghter, left, and Island Storm big man Jailan Haslem battle for the rebound Sunday during National Basketball League of Canada action at the Eastlink Centre. - Jason Malloy
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

Forward Olu Famutimi hit a jumper with six seconds left to play Sunday to beat his former team.

Alex Campbell had a chance for the win but couldn’t connect on his three-pointer as the Kitchener-Waterloo Titans defeated the Island Storm 112-110 in National Basketball League of Canada action.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Titan while sending the Storm to its sixth straight loss. They lost both weekend games by two points.

Former Storm forward Akeem Ellis had 27 points and nine rebounds to pace the Titans’ attack while Famutimi had 21 points and Ed Horton and Damon Lynn each scored 20.

Robbie Robinson led the Storm with 29 points to go with nine rebounds, two assists and a block while Johnathan Loyd, Marcus Lewis and Jelane Pryce each scored 17. Loyd also had 10 rebounds and nine assists.

The visitors made their hay behind the three-point line, connecting on 20 of their 48 shots (42 per cent) from downtown. The Storm went 7-for-32 (22 per cent) on the trey.

The Titan led 28-27 after the first quarter and 65-59 at the half, but the Storm took a 88-82 lead to the fourth.

The Titans improved to 7-15 while the Storm is 6-16.

The Storm travels to Moncton on Friday to play the first-place Magic at 7 p.m. before hosting the Windsor Express Sunday at 2 p.m.

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