November 14, 2012 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Saint John Riptide
(Moncton, NB): The Saint John Mill Rats, presented by Rogers, emerged with a hard fought, much needed road win, 109-106, over the Moncton Miracles.
Saint John started out hitting four threes in route to 14-4 start. At the end of the first quarter, the Mill Rats led 26-22. Saint John held a 48-44 halftime lead as Jerice Crouch and Cavell Johnson had 11 points a piece.
In the third quarter, Mill Rats guard Anthony Anderson caught fire and Saint John began to pull away. In span of 10 seconds, Anderson hit Antonio Burks for an open three pointer, made a flying block, scooped up the ball, and made a slashing layup. The Mill Rats opened a 79-63 lead.
The Miracles did their best impression of their own name and erased a 15 point fourth quarter deficit to force overtime at 93-93. A tight overtime went again down to the wire and the game went to double overtime to the delight of the home fans.
In the second overtime the Mill Rats began executing to perfection. Melvin Council came off the bench to score a critical drive and drew the foul. His free throw gave Saint John some breathing room at 105-100, with 52 seconds left. Christian Upshaw's three point answer cut the score to 105-103, but Jerice Crouch hit a tough fallaway jumper to push the lead back to four. Free throws and a late harmless three pointer led to the final score.
Anthony Anderson led Saint John with 24 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 assists. Jerice Crouch added 18, Cavell Johnson 17 points and 13 rebounds, while Micah Brand and Antonio Burks scored 13 each. Devin Sweetney led all scorers with 32 points for Moncton.
Saint John improves to 2-3 on the season while Moncton falls to 2-3.
The Mill Rats are back in action at Harbour Station for a double header on Nov 22nd and 23rd against the Oshawa Power and the Windsor Express. Both games tip off at 7pm.
Season tickets and single game tickets are available at the Harbour Station Box Office (1.506.657.1234) or by visiting the Mill Rats Fan Zone in Brunswick Square on the second level (next to Tim Hortons). Hurry down to get the best seats in the house!
For those with commitment issues, you can still take advantage of a great deal with their Flex Packs!
Flex & BOGO Packs:
Bogo Pack - $42.00 (3 Bowl tickets + 4 BOGOS + 10% discount voucher off merchandise)
10 Game Flex Pack - $120.00 (10 game tickets)
Family 4 Pack - $39.00 (2 Adult bowl seats, plus 2 Youth bowl seats, voucher for Kid's eating free at Jungle Jim's, 10% discount on merchandise, 25% discount on Mill Rats clinic)
Date Night Pack - $24.00 (2 Adult bowl seats, plus 50% off roses at Lancaster Florists, 10% off at one of Grannan's Hospitality Restaurants, + 10% discount off merchandise)
Jr Mill Rats Team Pack - $99.00 (12 Youth Tickets + 1 Coach ticket, BOGO for a large Domino's Pizza, 10% discount on merchandise, 25% discount on Mill Rats clinic)