LONDON ON – The Halifax Hurricanes kept the Lightning honest all afternoon, but it wasn't enough as they fell 105-101 on Sunday afternoon at Budweiser Gardens in London.
It was the Hurricanes second game in less than 24-hours as the complete the first half of their four-game Ontario road trip.
The Hurricanes just shot 39 per cent as a team on Sunday, but were led by an efficient scoring outburst by Billy White, who put up a game-high 27 points on 12 for 20 shooting plus two free throws to go along with six rebounds and a steal.
Antoine Mason and Ta'Quann Zimmerman put up buckets in the third quarter, netting 14 and 12 points respectively.
It was not enough to outscore the Lightning however, who got big contributions from National Basketball League of Canada MVP Royce White with 20 and Kirk Williams Jr., who had a team-high 23 points off the bench for London.
The Hurricanes are back in action against the Kitchener Waterloo Titans on Tuesday night at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex.
Fans can watch the game live at HalifaxHurricanes.ca.