Kirk Williams Jr. of the Niagara River Lions tries grab a rebound during their game against the Moncton Miracles in National Basketball League of Canada action in downtown St. Catharines Friday. Julie Jocsak/ St. Catharines Standard Julie Jocsak

River Lions outlast Moncton

With four games left in the regular season, the River Lions entered Friday night’s game at Meridian Centre knowing they couldn’t lose.

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PHOTO: All-Stars shine in high school hoops

Rahim Bardi of Governor Simcoe Secondary School (in blue) tries to catch the ball while No. 3 Tre Ford of A.N. Myer Secondary School looks on in high school boys action during the Niagara All-Star Classic Basketball Tournament at St. Catharines Collegiate on Wednesday.

Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen attends practice in Toronto last Wednesday before facing the Capitals in Game 1 in Washington a day later. (Jack Boland/Toronto Sun)

Trading Kessel paying dividends

As Frederik Andersen walked down the hallway at the Verizon Center just after midnight Sunday, followed not far behind by Kasperi Kapanen, a thought occurred: Almost everything about this young and growing Maple Leafs team comes back to Phil Kessel.