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Highlanders Defeat Island Storm in New Year’s Day Matchup

The Cape Breton Highlanders were back in action January 1st at Centre 200 against the Island Storm. The Highlanders defeated the Storm, 117-113 to claim their first win of the season and franchise.

Highlanders led the game 26-20 after the first quarter and maintained the lead at halftime 53-50. In a nail-biting fourth quarter that came down to the buzzer, the Highlanders won the victory over the Island Storm 117-113. Booker Woodfox led the Highlanders with 27 points. Hank Thorns scored 23 points with 12 assists and 7 rebounds. Chadrack Lufile scored 20 points with 3 assists, and Shaquille Keith had 18 points.

Nick Okorie led the Island Storm with 25 points and 5 assists. Jahil Carson scored 20 points and 3 assists. Terry Thomas scored 20 points and had 11 rebounds.

The Cape Breton Highlanders face the Halifax Hurricanes Thursday, January 5th , at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax.

The Cape Breton Highlanders Franchise is one of 10 professional basketball teams in the National Basketball League of Canada. The Highlanders’ ownership group is comprised of successful business and community leaders in Cape Breton and led by President and General Manager Tyrone Levingston.