By Matthew Murphy
It was another heartbreak for the Niagara River Lions Thursday, February 11th at the Meridian Centre. Maintaining the lead for most of the game, early on, it looked like the Lions were destined for the W.
With a valiant effort from Da’Quan Cook, putting down 26 points and 12 boards, yet again it was not a one player game. Logan Stutz and Sammy Zeglinski both received 24 points respectively, with Stutz also getting 11 boards. Stutz got the crowd going with back to back threes at the 10 minute mark in the fourth but it was not enough to defeat the 112 points London put in throughout the night. In the end 112 to 104 would be the final.
“On the court we are fierce competitors, when is comes to coach to coach and the players. I am really impressed with the comradery between all the players. They know that we have to go out there and represent the league. A lot of these guys are friends. The way our season has gone so far, we haven’t got the breaks yet, but I have no doubt eventually it will go our way.” – Ken Murray
Though there have been quite a few line up changes in the last few weeks, most notably the absence of Marcus Lewis, it is obvious that every step the Lions take is bringing them closer that magical combination where consistently the win will come.
The River Lions are back at the Meridian Centre Friday, February 19th against the Windsor Express. For tickets visit riverlions.ca