June 26, 2022

The KW Titans came out with a huge win against the London Lightning on Saturday night at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, defeating the Central Division leaders 129-125 at the end of regulation.

The London Lightning came into this one looking to extend their win streak to nine games but the KW Titans had other plans.

The Titans roster showed out in this one as they used the committee approach with six players scoring in double figures including Justin Strings (22 points, five rebounds), Akeem Ellis (23 points, 10 rebounds, five assists), Damon Lynn (25 points, five rebounds, five assists), Ed Horton (20 points), Nigel Tyghter (10 points) and Derek Hall (12 points, five rebounds).

Head coach Cavell Johnson was very happy with what his team brought to the game against London.

“Nigel [Tyghter] had some huge minutes for us, he had some huge hustle plays,” Johnson said. “Tramar [Sutherland] was huge on the boards down the stretch. Justin [Strings] [had] some big hustle plays down the stretch. I could go off and name every guy and something that they did but definitely how Nigel showed up tonight with the minutes that he got.”

The Titans playoff hopes are still alive and kicking with this victory but they will need to have a flawless finish to their season and will also need a few other teams to lose some games as well.

KW will now have nearly a week to prepare for their next matchup on Friday against the Windsor Express in Windsor before traveling back home to The Aud to host the league-best Moncton Magic the following day.

Tipoffs for both games are scheduled for 7 p.m..

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