Final: The Summerside Storm gave it their all tonight, but they came up short in the final seconds falling 97-96 to Halifax.
The Summerside Storm will still be in action tonight at the Eastlink Arena in the Credit Union Place. There was talk that the game was cancelled due to strong winds temporarily shutting down the Confederation Bridge. However the Halifax Rainmen arrived in Summerside last night. Tonight’s game is also an extra special one; it marks the first time the Storm will play on TV. The game will be airing at 7pm on Eastlink TV. This game should also bring in a nice crowd; Storm players were busy last night handing out thousands of tickets to fans that attended the Lights for Life campaign at the Price County Hospital.
I will be live blogging throughout tonight’s game on Storm Watch and also on Twitter - https://twitter.com/#!/Brett4Raps
First Quarter: The Storm started off the first few minutes of the quarter sluggish; allowing Halifax easy baskets which led to a 15-5 lead. But the Storm surged back in the quarter led by Chris Cayole’s four three pointers. Summerside led 22-19 at the end of the first.
Second Quarter: Summerside and Halifax were in close combat throughout this quarter. Louie McCroskey was red hot adding to his 14 point halftime total. Score at the half was 47-46 for Halifax.
Third Quarter: For the first time in four games Summerside was able to maintain a solid 12 minute quarter. In fact Summerside led going into the fourth! The score was 72-70.
Fourth Quarter: By far the most exciting finish in Storm basketball this year. Unfortunately the Storm came up short, in a one point finish. With a pair of missed free throws from Julian Allen and a buzzer beater missed by Eric Gilchrese. The Rainmen went on to win by a mere one point; 97-96.
There were 2331 fans in attendance, that’s a season high!
It was another great game for Chris Cayole who finished the game with 20. Al Stewart added 11 points and 10 rebounds for Summerside.
And for Halifax it was a solid team effort; Lawrence Wright, Justin Johnson, Joey Haywood and Taliek Brown all managed double digit point totals.
But it was the free throws that killed the Storm tonight, they went 15/35 from the line, that’s a dismal 43%.
The Storm will have a week to plot their revenge on Halifax before they come back to Summerside on the 15th of December.
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#34 Chris Cayole driving to the hoop