Former NBA draft pick, Royce White joins the London Lightning, December 8, 2016. (Photo by Miranda Chant, Blackburn News.)

Lightning Falls to Titans 126-116

Despite a triple-double from Royce White, the London Lightning lost to the Titans at Kitchener-Waterloo Sunday afternoon in overtime 126-116.

White led scorers from both squads with 30 points, ten assists and 14 rebounds, but the Lightning fell to 4-3 in the NBL Central Division, good for second place.  White became the first player in NBL history to achieve a triple-double in two consecutive games.

Ryan Anderson also had a big day on the hardwood with 26 points and five rebounds.  Garrett Williamson had nine boards for London.  Ricky Tarrant and A.J. Davis led Titans scorers with 19 points apiece with Tarrant’s eight rebounds leading the defensive effort.  Kitchener-Waterloo’s bench accounted for 52 of their 126 points.

London controlled the game tempo in the first quarter and had a 26-17 lead at the end of it, but Kitchener-Waterloo outscored the Lightning 32-21 in the second.  The game was relatively even throughout the second half but the Titans jumped out in the overtime period and sealed the win by going 20-10 in that frame.

The Lightning and Titans are in the midst of a three-game series with each team getting a victory.  The rubber match is set for Budweiser Gardens Saturday.