(Saint John, NB): The Saint John Mill Rats held on to beat the Moncton Miracles, 98-91, at Harbour Station.
The Mill Rats led 26-16 after the first quarter behind the strong inside play of Kenny Jones. At the half, Saint John was ahead 52-37.
Late in the game the Miracles actually rallied to take a one point lead before a Jones three point play and a layup plus the foul by Anthony Anderson helped rebuild the lead to four, at 93-89 with under a minute to play.
“The ball moved much better this game and we worked hard on our defensive rotations.” said Mill Rats Head Coach Julian King. “We have a tough game tomorrow on the road but we want to keep getting better.”
Kenny Jones scored 30 points for Saint John, followed by a career-high 21 from Jabs Newby, and 19 from Anthony Anderson. Troy Brewer led Moncton with 17.
The Mill Rats improve to 4-4 and the Miracles fall to 1-7.
SEASON TICKETS STILL ON SALE!
Pro-rated season and flex tickets are on sale at the Harbour Station Box Office! Please visit or call the box office at 506-657-1234 to pick your up.
The Saint John Mill Rats are part of the National Basketball League of Canada.
National Basketball League of Canada founded in 2011, is a Canada’s only professional basketball league. There are currently 8 teams, with 2 divisions: Central and Atlantic. The NBLC is committed to being one of the leading professional basketball leagues in the world. The NBLC provides Canadians, international athletes, coaches and officials the opportunity to participate in the game they love at the professional level. The NBLC is dedicated to raising awareness of the sport of basketball throughout Canada, by providing fans with an exciting and entertaining experience.
For more information on the league, please visit www.nblcanada.ca.
Courtesy Saint John Mill Rats