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Brampton A's strike first and go up 1-0, topping London 95-87

March 2, 2014 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Orangeville A's News Release

Brampton, ON. The Brampton A's defeat London Lightning 95-87 in their first ever playoff game. The A's lead the series 1-0.

It was a historic day in Brampton, as the A's hosted their first ever playoff game against the two-time defending champions, the London Lightning. The Mayor of Brampton, Susan Fennell and the National Basketball League of Canada's Commissioner, Paul Riley were on hand at the Powerade Centre to watch this momentous occasion.

The A's came out strong, outscoring London 30-20 in the first quarter, on the strong team play of the starting unit. Brampton had 25 assists on 35 field goals. The A's defence frustrated London into 15 turnovers and only 8 assists, on their way to scoring only 87 points; the second lowest scoring output of London's season. The A's league leading three-point defence held London to 4 of 15 three point shooting.

However, the real story of the game ended up being the play of the A's bench players, who scored 49 of the A's 95 points in the game.

Brampton had five players in double digits, led by A's MVP candidate Cedric Moodie. Moodie had 15 points on 5 of 9 shooting. Moodie had a game high 5 assists, and chipped in with 4 rebounds. Point guard Melvin Council, who made the game winning layup on Friday, chipped in with 14 points, 4 assists, and no turnovers. Kevin Francis, Brent Jennings, and Steve Idlet, chipped in with 13, 12, and 10 points respectively. NBLC player of the week, centre Cavell Johnson, added to his league lead in blocks and had 8 points.

Game Notes: The A's are without swingman Jesse Tipping (Injured Reserve list)

The A's next home game will be Game 3 of the series on Saturday, March 8th, at 7pm VS London Lightning at the Powerade Centre.

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