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A's Weather the Storm, Win 128-124 at Home

April 1, 2016 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Orangeville A's News Release

ORANGEVILLE, ON - The A's were able to make short work of the Island Storm tonight with a 128-124 win, seeing forward Justin Moss finish the night with 30 points and 11 rebounds. A's guards Da'Quan Brooks and Lewis Jackson also had effective nights, combining for 22 points and 22 assists. Island Storm forward Chad Posthumus had a strong game for the visitors, dropping 25 points and collecting 7 rebounds.

After pulling off an impressive road win against the London Lightning this past Wednesday (103-91), the Orangeville A's (9-22) were set to host the Island Storm (10-20) at the Athlete Institute Fieldhouse. Tonight's game against the Storm marked their 2nd and final contest this season after dropping their previous meeting on the road, 106-95.

The early parts of the game were heavily contested and saw the lead switch hands 6 times. Orangeville rallied with a late quarter run that gave them their largest lead of the game so far, 34-22. A's forward Justin Moss went to work in the 1st, dropping 9 points and collecting 7 rebounds. Moss finished with 30 points and 11 rebounds, earning him Player of the Game honours.

Orangeville was able to take over in the 2nd quarter, outscoring the Island Storm (35-29) while dropping eight 3 pointers as a team. The A's can attribute much of their success in the 1st half to their rebounding and distributing efforts, collecting 25 assists and 25 rebounds as a team to outmatch the Storm's 17 assists and 21 rebounds. A's forward Tyrone Watson also played a large role for the home team, collecting 16 of his total 22 points in the 2nd.

Midway through the 3rd, A's forward Richard Amardi found a gap through traffic and threw down a rim-rattling dunk over the Storm defence. Amardi finished the game with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Orangeville would let the opposing team draw within 13 points by the end of the 3rd quarter, cutting the A's lead to 99-86.

A's forward Justin Moss would provide a thunderous block in transition, helping Orangeville contain the Island Storm's late 4th quarter surge. The Storm would apply defensive pressure and cut the Orangeville lead to as little as 4 points in the final minute of play, 124-120. Orangeville avoided the late scare and came away with a 128-124 win, marking their second win in a row.

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