The Hurricanes surrendered 79 points in the first half on their way to a 129-105 loss to the Island Storm on Sunday afternoon.
Things didn't improve drastically for the Hurricanes after half time either. The Halifax squad turned the ball over 24 times in the contest, leading to 40 points for the Storm, and were outrebounded 60-39 with 27 offensive boards for the Storm that gave them 40 second-chance points. In total, the Storm got more than 15 more shot attempts than the Hurricanes on Sunday.
Despite their ball control and rebounding issues, Halifax played well on the offensive end, shooting 50 per cent from the floor and hitting 13 threes and assisted on 85 per cent of their made field goals.
Leading the way for Halifax was East Preston's own Terry Thomas, who tallied up a game-high 23 points, six rebounds, four assists and two blocks and steals in 34 minutes off the bench.
Joel Kindred was not far behind with 21 points on 64 per cent shooting. He had six board and four assists of his own as well.
Also helping off the bench was Malcolm Duvivier with 19 points, including five made threes.
For the Storm, it was just their eighth win of the season.
Tyree White had a team-high 21 points and 16 rebounds for the Storm and his teammate Alex Campbell notched a triple-double with 10 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds.
The 19-13 Hurricanes can look for some payback on Monday when the Storm are scheduled to stop in Halifax Scotiabank Centre for a 7 p.m. rematch. Get tickets in advance at the Ticket Atlantic Box Office or online.
After that, the Hurricanes head to Ontario for a three-game road trip.