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A's Block Power in Nail-Biting Thriller

January 3, 2015 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Orangeville A's News Release

BRAMPTON, ON.- The Brampton A's defeated its Peel Rival, Mississauga Power, in a nail-biting finish by a score of 114-111 Saturday night. The A's are now 7-9 on the season.

Brampton was forced to regroup after Mississauga grabbed a quick five points for a 5-0 run to begin the game. After the home team's first timeout, the A's found a fitting rhythm that allowed a series of second chance buckets and points in the paint. Brampton jumped out to a 19 point lead as the first half dwindled down despite the Power notching 12 points off of turnovers.

The A's headed to the locker room at the half with a 62-43 lead, led by Bryson Johnson's 14 points. Omar strong marked 15 points for the Power.

The second half started in favour of the Power as they mirrored their play atop the first quarter. Brampton managed to hang on to their lead despite several runs by Mississauga. The game became down to the wire in the fourth, as the teams traded baskets until the final seconds. With less than 10 seconds to go, Ashton Smith solidified the A's victory with a huge block that led to free throws.

Cavell Johnson led Brampton with 25 points and eight rebounds, while Thomas Granado grabbed a gamehigh 13 rebounds. Five other A's scored in double-figures in a balanced attack. Travis Releford led all scorers with 37 points for the Power.

The A's will be back in action next Tuesday in Mississauga for a 7 pm match-up against the Power. On Friday, January 9, the A's will return to the Powerade Centre to take on the Halifax Rainmen for the first time this season. For ticketing information please visit

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