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Lions rush end Cameron Wake, left, gets one of his three sacks of Hamilton quarterback Quinton Porter on Saturday night. ((Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press))

Quinton Porter, welcome to the CFL.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats rookie quarterback received a rude reception in his first career start, getting sacked 10 times by the ferocious Lions defence in B.C.'s 40-10 home win on Saturday night.

CFL sack leader Cameron Wake was Porter's chief tormentor, bringing down the quarterback for a loss three times and hurrying him on countless other occasions.

Cameron, who has 18 sacks on the season, was aided Saturday by Aaron Hunt and Otis Floyd (two sacks apiece), and Barron Miles, Jamall Johnson and Ricky Foley (one each).

"Everybody came out and did their job," said Wake. "The DBs were covering, the linebackers were getting pressure and the D-line was getting to the quarterback."

Lions passer Buck Pierce threw for 290 yards and three touchdowns — two to Geroy Simon, who had 131 yards receiving — to help B.C. (8-5) to its fourth consecutive win.

Paris Jackson caught his first of two TD passes just 2:11 into the game, and the Lions never looked back to move into a tie with idle Saskatchewan for second place in the West Division.

Calgary is two points ahead after pounding Toronto 44-16 earlier Saturday.

Jackson's second major came from the arm of third-string quarterback Zac Champion, who threw for his first CFL touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

Second-stringer Jarious Jackson also had a garbage-time TD toss, connecting with Clarence Coleman earlier in the final period.

Starting in place of the injured Casey Printers, Porter finished 14-of-27 for 144 yards with two interceptions as Hamilton (2-11) lost its sixth straight game.

The 25-year-old Boston College product also threw for a touchdown three minutes into the fourth quarter, finding Chris Bauman in the end zone for a 28-yard strike.

"We got some bad breaks," said Ticats running back Kenton Keith, who recorded a modest 33 yards on nine carries in his first game back in the CFL after a one-season stint in the NFL. "When you've got a lot of new guys out there, it's going to take a little while for us to develop the same page. A lot of our mistakes were because we weren't on the same page."

With files from the Canadian Press