Your IBL champion Los Angeles Lightning


Lakers, NBA.
Lightning, IBL.
Champs, both.
Now, play each other.
Lamond Murray scored 22 points and Fred Vinson added 20 tonight as the Lightning won the International Basketball League championship, 111-94, over Oregon at the Cal Lutheran campus gym.
Trayvon Lathan had 18 points and eight rebounds, Toby Bailey had 14 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and Darrick Martin contributed 10 points, six rebounds and eight assists for the Lightning (18-5), who won the first and last of the best-of-three series, all on their home court.
“This was the final game, we wanted to win so bad,” said Vinson, who shot 5-13 on 3-pointers. “We made some adjustments defensively and everybody came with a focus. We played a smart game.”
Murray scored eight points in the first eight minutes as L.A. built a 22-7 lead. The Lightning led 54-40 at the half and 82-64 after three quarters.
David Lucas, the son of former NBA great Maurice Lucas, led the Waves (16-9) with 30 points and nine rebounds. Robert Day, who scored a game-high 33 points in Oregon’s 108-107 Game 2 win, manage just four points and went 0-11 on 3-pointers.

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