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A's Calm the Storm

December 5, 2014 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Orangeville A's News Release

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I.- The Brampton A's have improved to 4-5 on the season, after defeating the Island Storm 125-122 on the road. The A's mark their fourth straight win amidst handing the Storm their first loss at home.

The Storm got off to six straight points to start the game as the A's took some time to find their offensive rhythm. Both teams progressed to be evenly matched with respect to offence as the game featured alternating leads and ties. P.E.I. was forced into a tempo that favoured the A's but did not seem to be startled as they made the extra pass and chose long distant shots wisely. The A's relied heavily on outside shooting which in turn did not allow for their usual post dominance.

The A's headed to the locker room at the half down four points, staying close to the Storm as a result of steals and second chance opportunities. Brampton's Akeem Scott led all scorers at the half with 11 points.

The A's appeared to be more aggressive in attacking the basket atop the second stint. Brampton led by double digits at one point during the third quarter but could not keep a relentless Storm squad from scoring. Although the A's seemed to have complete control, fouls allowed a couple three-point chances for the Storm to stay within single digits. The Storm's Louis Birdsong connected on a three-pointer with just over two minutes left of play that seemed to give P.E.I. momentum. Brampton continued to attack and took advantage of free throws when it mattered most. Despite another late three by the Storm upon seconds of conclusion, the A's remained calm and strategic, solidifying a crucial win.

Brampton shot 51 percent from the field, notching 66 points in the paint. Flenard Whitfield led the way with a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds. Scott added 22 points, while four other A's scored in double figures. Birdsong led the Storm with 22 points with a perfect showing from the free-throw line and beyond the arc.

Next up, the A's will take on the Moncton Miracles to conclude their East Coast trip. Action will begin at 6 pm and can be streamed via www.bramptonas.ca.Brampton will return home next Saturday, Dec.13th for another match-up against the Windsor Express. For tickets please email tickets@bramptonas.ca.

SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE contact tickets@bramptonas.ca or visit www.bramptonas.ca for more information on ticket pricing, A's in the community, camps and clinics, and special events.

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