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A's Halt the Express in Final Minutes

December 19, 2014 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Orangeville A's News Release

BRAMPTON, On. The Brampton A's fought back in the final minutes of play to defeat the Windsor Express 109-104 Friday night. The A's move to 5-7 on the season while the Express hold a 9-3 record.

Brampton jumped out to a 4-0 start as they seemed to match the Express' intensity early on. After Windsor found its offensive flow, the A's struggled to impede their opponent's momentum. Brampton found themselves down by as many as 15 points in the first stint despite a decent performance in the paint and second chance opportunities.

Brampton was held to 37 percent shooting from the field, while the Express shot just under 50 percent at the half. Brent Jennings led the A's with 10 points heading into the locker room as Quinnel Brown led all scorers with 19 points.

The A's went on a 5-0 run at the beginning of the second half displaying a new tenacious energy. The two teams battled in a game of cat and mouse as every time the A's trimmed the Windsor lead to single digits, the Express would not comply. This pattern continued until the A's received a spark from Richard Amardi, TyShwan Edmondson, and a continued effort from Jennings. With 3:13 left in the game, Amardi threw down a Slam Dunk on a fast break to notch a one point lead for the A's. With the help of the Powerade Centre's energy and support, Brampton stifled the defending champs for the final minute victory.

Jennings led Brampton with 26 points, as he shot 67 percent from the field. Amardi finished the game with 18 points, while Cavell Johnson marked a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Brown recorded a game-high 32 points for the Express.

The Brampton A's will conclude it's back-to-back home stretch tomorrow night against the London Lightning at 7pm. Tomorrow's contest is also the Toys for Tots game in partnership with the Peel Regional Police. Pre-game action between the Peel Police and York Regional Police will take place at the Powerade Centre for a 5pm tip. For tickets please visit www.bramptonas.

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