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Brampton A's Fall to Windsor Express in Double OT

February 17, 2014 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Orangeville A's News Release

Brampton, ON. The Brampton A's fall to Windsor Express in double overtime 126-121. The A's record goes to 22-11. The Express improve to 26-7.

The Brampton A's fans were in for a treat as the top two teams in the National Basketball League of Canada faced off on Saturday night at the Powerade Centre in Brampton. Both teams came into the game with winning streaks, with the Express riding an NBL record 11 wins in a row. The teams have split the season series 2-2.

The A's wasted no time taking control of the game, as they won the first quarter 25-21. The A's league leading three-point defense was on display, as the Express only shot 28% from downtown. The A's also forced Windsor into 18 turnovers, and only 13 assists. Brampton's league leading offence was in full swing, as they scored a blistering 39 points going into halftime 64-49. The A's showed off their leagues best three point shooting with 12 three pointers made in the game. The game was tied at regulation 101-101. It was a back and forth affair as both teams hit clutch shots, sending the game into double overtime. In the end, the A's could not overcome the huge free throw disparity, as the Express were awarded 12 more free throws in the game, leading to two A's players fouling out.

Brampton had five players in double digit scoring led by A's centre Cavell Johnson with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Johnson also added 5 blocks to his NBL league-leading total. Brampton sniper Scottie Haralson had a season high six three pointers, making him top 10 in the NBL in three pointers made and percentage. Point guard Evaldas Zabas had 17 points and 7 rebounds and A's new comer forward Donald Johnson had a double double with 15 points and 12 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks. A's MVP candidate Cedric Moodie had 14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, and 1 block, including 3 straight clutch free throws sending the game into overtime. The A's bench chipped in and scored a whopping 64 points.

Game Notes: The A's are still without starting forward Jameson Tipping who is on the injured reserved List (foot) and Centre Steve Idlet. The A's activated and signed forward Donald Johnson and point guard Desmond Wade.

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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