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Brampton A's Derail Windsor Express Winning Streak

February 18, 2014 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Orangeville A's News Release

Windsor, ON. The Brampton A's beat the Windsor Express 101-96, halting their record National Basketball League winning streak of 12 games. The A's record improves to 23-11. Windsor falls to 26-8.

The Brampton A's have done what no other team in the NBLC have been able to accomplish in 2014, by beating first place Windsor Express. The Brampton A's defeated the Express on their home court, at the WFCU Centre in front of a hostile crowd. The win gives Brampton a 4-3 series edge over the Express, with two head-to-head games remaining.

The A's showed great resilience and composure, as they came back from a 31-15 first quarter deficit.

Brampton came back and won the second quarter 28-15. The A's continued their league leading three point shooting, as they hit 42% (15 of 36) of their shots from downtown. Brampton continued their league dominance on the boards, as they out rebounded Windsor offensively and defensively. The A's showed why they have one of the best defences in the game, by limiting the Express to 39% and 32% from the field and three point shooting respectively. The A's and Express were neck and neck in the third quarter, as the Express won 25-24. In the end, the A's powered back with a 34-25 fourth, winning the game 101- 96.

Brampton had seven players in double digits, led by forward Kevin Francis with 19 points and 7 rebounds.

Francis was a perfect 7-7 from the line, where he is top 20 in the League. Brampton power forward Flenard Whitfield had 13 points and 8 rebounds. Whitfield went 5 for 8 in the game, making him fourth in the NBLC in field goal percentage (55%). The A's point guard tandem of Evaldas Zabas and Melvin Council, chipped in with 10 and 12 points respectively. In the end, the player of the game was A's shooting guard Scottie Haralson. Haralson had 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists, including six three pointers on nine attempts, making him top 5 in the NBLC in 3-pts made and 3-pt shooting percentage.

Game Notes: The A's are still without starting forward Jameson Tipping and centre Steve Idlet, who are on the Injured Reserve list.

The A's next home game is Monday February 24th, at 7pm against the Island Storm at the Powerade Centre.

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