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A's Stun the Lightning in Game 3

March 14, 2015 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Orangeville A's News Release

LONDON, On.- The Brampton A's defeated the London Lightning 105-89 at Budweiser Gardens Saturday night. The A's have moved to 2-1 in the best-of-five NBL Canada Playoff first round series. Brampton is now one victory away from advancing to the Central Division Finals.

Tenacious, the word and notion used to describe the A's effort tonight in one of the League's most hostile arenas. Brampton performed thoroughly on both ends of the floor as they shot over 50 percent from the field, while holding the Lightning to a 38 percent offensive performance.

After being up by as many as 16 points in the half, the A's headed to the locker room with a 55-45 advantage. Akeem Ellis led the team with 14 points.

The beginning of the second half was favourable for the A's, until London went on a run that eventually tied the contest at 82. Brampton remained composed and continued to attack the hoop as the minutes progressed. Zane Johnson knocked down crucial shots from downtown that kept his former team at Bay.

The A's received a tremendous boost throughout the game from its bench, as they contributed 59 points. Ellis concluded the game with 25 points, while Z. Johnson added 16. Ashton Smith recorded a game-high seven assists.

Brampton will take on the Lightning tomorrow at 2pm for game four. A live stream of the action will be available via

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