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A's Fall to the Express on the Road, 99-95

February 11, 2016 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Orangeville A's News Release

After a heartbreaking 3 point loss against the Niagara River Lions on February 6th; the A's were looking for the chance to rebound from their defensive miscues that cost them the victory late in the 4th quarter. The Orangeville A's (5-7) took to the road to face their Central division rivals, the Windsor Express (8-9) for the fifth time this season. The season series currently sits even at 2-2. Orangeville began tonight's game hoping to tap the defensive potential of their roster, which is currently holding opponent's FG% to a league low of only 43.9%.

The 1st quarter began with a Windsor surge, which saw the A's fall behind early by 12 points. However, Orangeville guard Lewis Jackson had himself an impressive 1st quarter on the road, mixing a balance of interior scoring and fluid jump shots. Jackson provided 8 points during the quarter and finished with a total of 18 on the game. The 1st quarter ended with an 11 point lead for the Express, 28-17.

With the 2nd quarter beginning, Orangeville was able to collect themselves on offence and showed great effort in getting to the free-throw line. Lewis Jackson performed especially well, hitting 4/4 free-throws during the quarter. Orangeville managed to outscore Windsor 31-21 during the 2nd quarter, and took their first lead of the game (48-47) with 0:44 remaining. The final score of the 1st half was 49-48 for the Express.

Once the second half commenced, Orangeville continued to push the offensive tempo. However, Windsor capitalized on the A's poor outside shooting and foul trouble. With 3:34 to play in the 3rd, Windsor held a 12 point lead over the A's, 72-60. Tonight also marked the debut of A's player Louis Munks, who put on an impressive athletic display throughout the quarter. Orangeville finished the 3rd quarter with a 12 point deficit, 76-64.

As the 4th quarter began the Orangeville A's started to make their final surge, bringing the Express lead to as little as 10 points with 4:09 to play in the game, 83-73. A's player Louis Munks put on a great showing in his first game for the A's, leading them throughout the 4th quarter and dropping a team-high 24 points. Despite bringing the game to only 5 points in the final minute, Orangeville was not able to find a way to overcome the Express, losing 99-95.

#24 Justin Moss of the Orangeville A's elevates to deny Windsor Express at the rim.

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Orangeville A's vs. London Lightning

3:00 PM - Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016




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