Rogues Give it their All, Fall to Lightning

ST. JOHN’S, NL – The Rogues left it all on the court, but couldn’t come away with a victory over the defending NBL-C champion London Lightning.

Leading by 8 with less than 7:00 remaining in the fourth quarter, the Rogues had trouble finishing out the game Friday night. The Lightning locked down on defence and took advantage of their inside height on pick and roll action to battle their way to a 102-93 victory. The Rogues were led by Armani Chaney and Isaiah Hill with 31 pts and 21 pts respectively. A balanced Lightning attack that featured six players in double figures was led by newcomer Antwon Lillard with 20.

Saturday night’s game was another nail-biter that ultimately went to overtime, where the Lightning again came away with the win 108-104. The Rogues were led by Armani Chaney, who poured in 41 points despite playing through an injury. Jaylen Burns was the high scorer for the Lightning with 37 points.  Friday and Saturday night’s games were

Former St. John’s Edge head coach Doug Plumb was impressed with the effort he saw from the Rogues:

“We lost the energy battle…I thought those guys outplayed us. Every loose ball they were winning, every offensive rebound, they would get.”

The Rogues now head out of town for a road trip through Ontario, where ex-patriot Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are snapping up tickets. They’ll return to the Mary Brown’s Centre on February 15 to take on the Sudbury Five.