(Moncton, NB - February 12)
Cape Breton Highlanders Head Coach: Robert Spon: Cape Breton picked up one win of two this week, first taking a 113-100 win over Saint John, but losing in a 147-109 major loss to the Moncton Magic. Shane Osayande led all Highlanders in scoring with 21.0 ppg, while Kevin Loiselle scored 20 points in the Highlanders' loss to Moncton. Antonio Biglow dished out an average of 8 assists this week. Duke Mondy's 13.5 points per game included a 7.5 assist per game ratio and three steals per game.
Halifax Hurricanes Coach: Mike Leslie: The Halifax Hurricanes are not letting up, as they took a 114-90 victory over Saint John on Saturday night. Both Ta'Quan Zimmerman and Mike Poole scored 20 points apiece for the Hurricanes, while CJ Washington and Rhamel Brown each had 11 rebounds for the Nova Scotia crew.
Island Storm Head Coach: Tim Kendrick: The Island Storm had three games on their schedule this week – one game ended in a Sunday afternoon loss to Moncton 115-100; the other two games were postponed due to snow. In the Island loss to Moncton, Franklin Session (25 pts, 15 rebs) and Jarion Henry (13 pts, 11 rebs) scored double-doubles for the Charlottetown crew; Du'Vaughn Maxwell had 17 points and a team-high six blocked shots.
KW Titans Head Coach: Serge Langis: Kitchener-Waterloo's one game this week was a road loss Sunday afternoon against the London Lightning, 139-105. Despite the loss, six Titans scored in double figures, including 21 points from Ahmad Starks, 18 points from Derek Hall, and 15 off the bench from Kyle Arsenault. Darren Duncan led all Titans with 10 assists.
London Lightning Head Coach: Keith Vassell: London's weeknight game against the Island Storm was snowed out; but the Lightning made up for it with a monster 139-105 win over the KW Titans on Sunday afternoon. Ryan Anderson hit his second triple-double of the season, with 24 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists. Anderson also scored 6 of 13 3-pointers. Garrett Williamson was the top scorer for London, with 29 points.
Moncton Magic Head Coach: Joe Salerno: This was one of the most successful weeks for the Moncton Magic; they took two games with a combined margin of victory of 53 points this week. Moncton's veterans Terry Thomas (19.5 ppg) and Corey Allmond (18.0 ppg) were the team's top scorers; while Jason Calliste hit ten 3-pointers this week, including 8 3-pointers against the Island Storm in a 115-100 win.
Niagara River Lions Head Coach: Joe Raso: Niagara played one game this week, a 112-110 nail-biting loss to the Windsor Express. In the loss, Carl Hall completed a run of 24 points, while Davontra Pollard and Samuel Muldrow came off the bench to score 13 and 12 points, respectively. Guillaume Boucard had a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Saint John Riptide Head Coach: Nelson Terroba: The Riptide suffered two tough losses this week, causing them to lose grip upon the top of the NBL's Atlantic Division. Mareik Isom was the top scorer for the Riptide, with 21.0 ppg in two games. Jeremiah Mordi yanked down an average of 95 rebounds per game; he also had a 2.5 steals per game average.
St. John's Edge Head Coach: Jeff Dunlap: Carl English averaged 27 ppg and 6 apg this week in two St. John's Edge games; both against Windsor and a split of one win and one loss at Mile One Centre. Charles Hinkle averaged 18.0 ppg, while Grandy Glaze had the high rebound generation with 7.5 rpg.
Windsor Express Head Coach: Bill Jones: The Windsor Express took two of three games this week – they split two road games with the St. John's Edge, and clipped Niagara 112-110 on Saturday night. Chad Frazier averaged 20 points in three games, while Omar Strong was right behind with 19.3 ppg. Maurice Jones averaged 5.7 assists per game this week; while Erik Parker scored 21 points in Windsor's Saturday evening victory.
NBL CANADA ATLANTIC DIVISION PLAYER OF THE WEEK
The National Basketball League of Canada is pleased to announce that Terry Thomas of the Moncton Magic has been named Atlantic Division Player of the Week for the week ending February 11, 2018. This is the second time this season that Thomas has earned this honour.
Thomas, a 6'4" forward who played at the University of Ottawa, averaged a team-high 19.5 points per game in two massive Moncton Magic victories, in which the team outscored its opponents 262-209.
"We're starting to find our stride," said Magic head coach Joe Salerno, "to get on the same page offencively, we found that and we're playing well. Terry's the guy on our team, he draws the toughest defencive assignments, yet he still contributes on the offencive side as well, and he's having a great year."
• November 26, 2017: Gabe Freeman, Saint John Riptide.
• December 3, 2017: Franklin Session, Island Storm.
• December 10, 2017: CJ Washington, Halifax Hurricanes.
• December 17, 2017: Terry Thomas, Moncton Magic.
• December 24, 2017: Duke Mondy, Cape Breton Highlanders.
• December 31, 2017: Antoine Mason, Halifax Hurricanes.
• January 7, 2018: Malcolm Miller, Saint John Riptide.
• January 14, 2018: Gabe Freeman, Saint John Riptide.
• January 21, 2018: Bruce Massey, Cape Breton Highlanders.
• January 28, 2018: Corey Allmond, Moncton Magic.
• February 4, 2018: Billy White, Halifax Hurricanes.
• February 11, 2018: Terry Thomas, Moncton Magic.
NBL CANADA CENTRAL DIVISION PLAYER OF THE WEEK
The National Basketball League of Canada is pleased to announce that Chad Frazier of the Windsor Express has been named Central Division Player of the Week for the week ending February 11, 2018.
Frazier, a 6'4" guard who played collegiately at Alabama-Birmingham, averaged 20.0 ppg in three games for the Express, including two Windsor wins.
"What Chad has done a good job for us is scoring, he averaged 20 points in our two wins, he's able to get to the basket and shoot the three as well, and to get to the free throw line and score. Those are things that are able to help us in our two wins this week. It's not how you start, it's how you finish. The guys are buying into our process, so we're starting to play well."
• November 26, 2017: Carl English, St. John's Edge
• December 3, 2017: Charles Hinkle, St. John's Edge
• December 10, 2017: Samuel Muldrow, Niagara River Lions.
• December 17, 2017: Charles Hinkle, St. John's Edge
• December 24, 2017: Ryan Anderson, London Lightning.
• December 31, 2017: Royce White, London Lightning
• January 7, 2018: Maurice Bolden, London Lightning.
• January 14, 2018: Royce White, London Lightning.
• January 21, 2018: Guillaume Boucard, Niagara River Lions.
• January 28, 2018: Logan Stutz, Windsor Express.
• February 4, 2018: Derek Hall, Kitchener-Waterloo Titans.
• February 11, 2018: Chad Frazier, Windsor Express.
Story: Chuck Miller NBL of Canada