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Brampton A's go up 2-1 in the series, topping London 103-92

March 9, 2014 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Orangeville A's News Release

The Brampton A's defeat London Lightning 103-92 in game 3 of their best of 5 series. The A's lead the series 2-1.

The Brampton A's hosted the London Lightning at the Powerade Centre last night, in game three of their best of five series. Mayor Susan Fennell and Paul Riley, the NBLC Commissioner, were on hand to witness the A's second ever home playoff game. The crowd was vibrant and came out in high numbers to support the A's, and honour International Women's Day.

Coming off a stunning Game 2 loss, where they led by 13 at halftime, the A's came out sluggish, falling to a 29-18 deficit. However, they quickly got back on track, tying the second quarter 25- 25, and going into halftime down by 11. The A's showed the heart of a champion, as they came out of the intermission upping their level of play and quickly gaining the lead, on their way to outscoring London 33-16 in the 3rd quarter. Brampton was outstanding from the line, as they made 90% of their free throws. The A's dominance continued throughout the duration of the second half in all the important statistical categories including: rebounds, assists, points in the paint, bench scoring, and second chance points. In the end, Brampton outscored London 60-38 in the second half, on their way to the win.

Brampton had five players in double digits, led by the reigning player of the week, Cavell Johnson. Johnson had a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds, along with a career high 6 assists. A's shooting guard Cedric Moodie, just missed a double-double with 13 points and 9 rebounds. Point guard Evaldas Zabas ignited the comeback in the 3rd quarter and ended the night with a game high 23 points on 9-15 shooting. Melvin Council and Jameson Tipping chipped in with 10 points each.

Game Notes: The A's were without injured power forward Flenard Whitfield (ankle).

The A's next home game is Saturday, March 15th (if a game 5 is necessary), at 7pm against the London Lightning at the Powerade Centre.

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