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    The St. John’s Edge (16-9) battled back from an early deficit against the Windsor Express (11-13) to win 111-100 Wednesday night at Mile One Centre.
    Windsor built themselves a nine-point lead midway through the first quarter; however the Edge outscored the Express 28-19 in the second to take a seven-point lead into the half. St. John’s maintained the lead thanks to key shots by Carl English and Charles Hinkle late in the contest en route to the win.

    St. John’s Edge:
    Carl English-the Edge’s player of the game, led the way for St. John’s with a game-high 28 points, adding three rebounds and five assists. Grandy Glaze made 17 points, with four rebounds. Defensively, Alex Johnson, Desmond Lee and Ransford Brempong each chipped in two assists.

    Windsor Express:
    Chad Frazier led the Express with 25 points, adding four rebounds and four assists. Omar Strong added 20 points for Windsor accompanied by one rebound.

    Inside the Numbers
    St. John’s went 42-for-78 (53 percent) from the field-goal line, the club also picked up 40 rebounds. The Express went 11-for-28 (39 percent) from the three-point line and scored 52 points inside the paint.

    Up Next
    The St. John’s Edge head out on the road where they will kick off a four-game road trip beginning next Thursday, February 15th against the London Lightning, tip-off is 8:30 NST. All games will be streamed live on www.sjedge.ca. Edge Season Tickets, Five and Ten Game Packages and Single Tickets are now available and can be purchased in person at the Mile One Centre box office, by phone at 709-576-7657 or online at www.mileonecentre.com.

    University Curling

    The Subway 2018 AUS Curling Championships get started Thursday evening in Fredericton, NB at the Capital Winter Club. The event, presented by Atlantic University Sport and Curling Canada features 13 teams from Atlantic Canada, 6 men’s and 7 women’s clubs.

    Memorial has entered teams in both the men’s and women’s divisions. The Sea-Hawks men’s team won the AUS Championship last season and would go on to also win the U Sports National Championship, finishing with a perfect 17-0 record on the season.

    On the women’s side, the team is led by skip Rebecca Roberts. Other members include Chantal Newell, Lauren Barron, and Stephanie Nadeau. They are coached by Wallace Gregory. The men’s team is skipped by Greg Blyde and includes Liam Gregory, Kyle Barron, and Ian Withycombe. Their coach is Craig Withycombe. Ian Withycombe is also a member of Team Newfoundland and will be competing at next month’s Brier.

    The Memorial women’s team will play their first match in Draw #1 versus UNB at 1:30pm AST on Thursday. The men play their first match in Draw #2 against StFX at 6:30pm AST. A full tournament schedule is available here – http://atlanticuniversitysport.com/sports/curling/2017-18/index

    Three of the men’s and three of the women’s teams from this event will go on to represent the AUS in the 2018 U Sports / CCA Curling Championship hosted by the University of Alberta in March. More information on the event can be found at https://usports.ca/en/championships/curling/x/info


    The top 8 male and top 8 female high school basketball teams from around the province will fight for the chance to be the best next weekend. The tournaments will take place in St. John’s from February 16-18, and the winners will take home the Hall of Fame Cup title. The Top schools for both divisions are both from St. John’s, including St. Kevin’s for the female teams and Holy Heart of Mary for the male teams. Other teams include Waterford Valley High, Holy Trinity, O’Donel, Gonzaga, Corner Brook Regional, Mobile, Prince of Wales Collegiate and Fatima Academy.

    The tournament will take place at the NL Sports Centre in St. John’s. The schedule will be available on the Newfoundland and Labrador Basketball Association Website.

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