- Contact Us
The Niagara River Lions lost 120-103 to the KW Titans in Kitchener on Tuesday night. It was a tough night for the road team as the Titans set the NBL Canada record by making 25 three-pointers.
The Titans began the game on an 8-2 run and led 14-4 at just over 4 minutes into the first quarter.
The River Lions trailed Kitchener-Waterloo 30-17 after the game’s first 12 minutes.
Things rebounded for Niagara in the second quarter as they kept pace with the Titans outscoring the home team 29-28 and went into halftime trailing KW 58-46.
The KW Titans returned their foot to the gas in the third quarter outscoring the visiting River Lions 36-23 in the frame.
Niagara mounted a comeback in the fourth quarter outscoring KW by 8 points but it wasn’t enough as the team finished a tough night on the road with a loss.
Former Niagara River Lion Adam Blazek made 8 three-pointers and led the KW Titans with 28 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.
Tramar Sutherland, who also played for the Niagara River Lions during last year’s inaugural season, scored 13 points while going 3-5 from beyond the arc.
Kirk Williams Jr was the River Lions leading scorer, finishing the night with 32 points and 7 rebounds.
Nick Okorie scored 19 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds while Sammy Zeglinski chipped in 6 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds in his first game since returning from injury.
Carl Hall (12 pts, 3 reb), Marcus Lewis (11 pts, 4 reb, 4 ast) and Sam Muldrow (10 pts, 6 reb) also scored in double digits for the River Lions.
Niagara will get a rematch against the KW Titans in their next game on Saturday April 1 in Kitchener.