Ryan Anderson of the London Lightning Photo courtesy of NBLC/London Lightning)

Lightning Strike Niagara For Fifth Straight 119-102

Ryan Anderson sank 31 points as the London Lightning beat the Niagara Rivers Lions 119-102 at Budweiser Gardens.

The win on Saturday night was the fifth in a row for the Lightning, who improve to 7-5 in the NBL Central Division, one game behind the St. John’s Edge.

London shot 59% from the floor compared to Niagara’s 42%. They also dominated from the charity stripe with almost 68% of free throws made.

Royce White and Garrett Williamson were also big scorers for the Lightning with 21 points apiece. White also led defensively with nine rebounds. Doug Herring Jr. scored ten points off the bench and picked up 11 assists for a double-double.

For the River Lions, Marvell Waithe led the scoring with 28 points. Jaylon Tate and Omar Strong sank 16 points each while Guillaume Boucard got a double-double with 13 points and a team-leading 11 rebounds.

London had a slight upper hand in the first quarter and extended it a tad more in the second to close out the half leading 57-48. Niagara, however, kept the game close in the third and fourth quarters.

The Lightning travel to Niagara on Wednesday for their first game of 2018.