Island Storm takes back lead in NBL playoff

Island Storm takes back lead in NBL playoff

The Island Storm defended their home court Thursday night with a 103-96 win over the Halifax Hurricanes in Charlottetown.

The Storm takes back the lead in the National Basketball League of Canada Atlantic conference championship series. The team came out of Halifax with a split, and now leads the seven-game series 2-1.

Jahii Carson and Renaldo Dixon led the Storm scoring 28 each. Carson scored 18 of his points in the first half, as the Storm led 51-41 at the break.

The Hurricanes closed the gap in the third quarter, but the Storm recovered and were back to a 10-point lead, 67-57, heading into the fourth.

Rashad Whack and Terry Thomas drained jumpers to start the final quarter and the Storm never looked back.

Game four goes Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Eastlink Centre before heading back to Halifax Monday.

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