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Brampton A's Fall to London Lightning 114-96

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

London, ON. The Brampton A's fall to London 114-96. The A's record goes to 23-12. The Lightning improve to 21-16.

The Brampton A's visited the London Lightning at Budweiser Gardens for a family day matinee game. This was Brampton's third game in three days and second game in less than 24 hours. It was sure to be battle, as the series was split 3-3 between the two teams.

The A's showed up with very tired legs in the first quarter, as they went down 35-22. The A's had many unforced turnovers and weren't in sync early on. Brampton's league leading three point defence was on display as the Lightning shot only 25% from downtown. On the other side of the ball, the A's showed off their league best three point shooting with 11 three pointers made in the game. Brampton fought back and tied the second quarter 18-18, but nonetheless headed into halftime with a 13 point deficit. The A's kept it close throughout the game, but couldn't overcome the huge free throw disparity, as the lightning were awarded a whopping 30 more free throws in the game.

Brampton had five players in double digits, led by point guard Evaldas Zabas with 18 points. Kevin Francis had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Francis is top 15 in the league in offensive rebounding. Point guard Melvin Council had 14 points and 5 rebounds. Council hit two 3 pointers and was perfect from the line, earning a spot in the top 20 in both NBLC statistical categories. NBLC's #1 shot blocker Cavell Johnson chipped in with 11 points. In addition, A's MVP candidate Cedric Moodie had his usual all-around game with 10 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists. Moodie also had two 3 pointers in the game. Moodie is top 10 in free throw percentage , three pointers, rebounds, steals, and scoring.

Game Notes: The A's are still without starting forward Jameson Tipping, who is on the Injured Reserve list (foot) along with centre Steve Idlet. Today was Brampton's Shooting guard Scottie Haralsons birthday.

The A's next home game is Monday, February 24th, at 7:00pm against the Island Storm at the Powerade Centre.

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

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