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Brampton A's Clip SkyHawks' Wings 114-101

December 15, 2013 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Orangeville A's News Release

Brampton, ON. - The Brampton A's won their league leading 12th game, 114-101 against the Ottawa SkyHawks, who fall to 9-8.

A winter storm warning did not stop the Brampton faithful fans from cheering on their Brampton A's at the Powerade Centre on a snowy Saturday night. The SkyHawks felt the cold reception as the A's started the game with a new three-guard line up, featuring Evaldas Zabas, Melvin Council and Cedric Moodie. The A's got off to a 17-4 run, which was capped by a thunderous dunk by A's centre Cavell Johnson on the SkyHawks Ryan Anderson. After an Ottawa timeout, the A's continued their onslaught ending the quarter 29-11.

In the second quarter the SkyHawks slowed down the surging A's momentum with two quick back-to-back three pointers by Justin Tubbs and Mike Rose. Zabas answered with a jumper of his own, the A's shooting would then go cold. The SkyHawks built some momentum off a Brampton technical foul, outscoring the A's 35-20 and ending the quarter down 3 points 49-46.

The third quarter was a high scoring seesaw match as each team tried to take control of the game by making their runs. Despite taking more three pointers than the A's, with 35, the SkyHawks also benefitted from 36 free throws, compared to Bramptons 23, but they were only able to convert 64% of them, while the A's shot 91% from the stripe. Zabas continued his efficiency from the charity stripe going 5-5, placing him third in the league at 92%. Ottawa brought the game to one point, ending the quarter 80-79.

In the fourth quarter Coach Magley's three guard lineup proved too much to handle for the Ottawa defenders, as they out scored them 34-22 on 40% 3-point shooting. Zabas ended with a game high 29 points, Council had 25 points and Moodie had 21. Flenard Whitfield just missed a double double with 9 points and 14 rebounds. Cavell Johnson added to his league leading blocks total with three.

The Brampton A's next home game is Friday, December 20th when they host the Mississauga Power at the Powerade Centre at 7:00pm.

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