Hinkle drops 53 points as Edge earn comeback win over Express

Charles Hinkle was four points away from setting a league record, as the St. John's Edge came back from 20 points down on the Windsor Express.

Four points shy of setting league record for most points in one game

Charles Hinkle, pictured here in front of the hometown crowd, dropped 53 points on Friday night in Windsor, Ont. (St. John's Edge)

Charles Hinkle was four points away from setting a league record, as the St. John's Edge came back from a big deficit for a 103-99 Windsor Express.

The California-born small forward was on fire Friday night, also picking up 12 rebounds and making 12 of 18 attempted three-pointers.

Carl English chipped in with 28 points, two steals and four assists.

St. John's was down 20 points in the third quarter before the Hinkle-led offence mounted a comeback.

The team is back in action on the road Sunday, taking on the London Lightning at 3:30 p.m. NT.

With the win, the Edge widened its lead of both the National Basketball League of Canada's Atlantic Division, and the entire league.