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Brampton A's extend Powers losing streak to 11

January 16, 2014 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Orangeville A's News Release

Brampton, ON. - The Brampton A's defeat the Mississauga Power 113-106. The A's won their second game in a row, improving their record to 18-7. The loss was Mississauga's 11th in a row, dropping them to 7-20.

The National Basketball League of Canada's new Battle of Peel rivals met at the Powerade Centre on Saturday night. Brampton has dominated the match ups thus far with a stellar 5-0 record against the Power.

The Brampton A's number one draft pick Brent Jennings was recently activated and made his first start of the season in tonight's game, and he didn't disappoint . Jennings started the game with an offensive rebound putback and a jump shot to put the A's on the board. The Power was motivated to get their first win in 11 games and went on a run, giving them a 27-15 lead. The A's answered back, with buckets from point guard Melvin Council and forwards Cavell Johnson and Flenard Whitfield. But it wasn't enough as the A's had some costly turnovers that the Power capitalized on, giving the Power a 37-23 lead.

The A's intensity did not waiver, despite the large hole they dug themselves in the first quarter. Jennings started the quarter with a half court dunk, which fired up the team. A's shooting guard Cedric Moodie followed up with a three point shot, Moodie is third in the NBL for three point shots. The Power took advantage of some A's unforced turnovers and got the lead back up to 47-28. The A's never lost confidence and mounted a comeback, led by forward Kevin Francis. Francis had a double double with 11 points and 11 rebounds at halftime. The A's cut the Power lead to 58-49 going into halftime.

Brampton's defense got going in the third quarter as they outscored the Power 29-15. A's guard Scottie Haralson got his three point stroke going with five in the game, almost matching the entire Power team, who had six for the entire game. Brampton went into the fourth quarter with a 78-73 lead.

The A's had their highest scoring output in the game with 35 points in the quarter. The A's dominated the boards, out rebounding the Power 66-50 for the game. Jennings scored eight of his 16 points in the fourth quarter. The A's were also very efficient from the line, hitting 35-40 free throws and took advantage of their second chance points, scoring 14. The A's final score was 113-106. It was an all-around team effort as Brampton had seven players in double figures. Scottie Haralson led with 21 points, Moodie and Jennings had 16 each. Francis and Steve Idlet had double doubles with 15 & 15 and 11 & 12 respectively.

The A's next home game is Saturday, January 25th @ 7:00 PM at the Powerade Centre against the Windsor Express.

For tickets contact Lisa at lisa.headley@bramptonas.ca OR Owen at owen.king@bramptonas.ca.

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