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Brampton Falls to London 107-95

January 10, 2014 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Orangeville A's News Release

London, ON. - The Brampton A's lose on the road to the London Lightning 107-95. The A's record is 16-7. London is 16-6.

Two of the top teams in the National Basketball League of Canada squared off in a grudge match at the Budweiser arena tonight. Brampton won the last two meetings against London, including a thrilling home win last Saturday night.

Brampton wasted no time getting on the board to a 12-0 lead, with a three point shot by the A's Scottie Haralson. The A's had their entire offense in sync with quick baskets by Evaldas Zabas, Kevin Francis and a dunk by Cavell Johnson. London forward Elvin Mims answered with six straight points of his own. The A's controlled the quarter from both sides of the floor earning them a 28-19 lead.

The second quarter was a tale of two teams as London started clicking and took advantage of Brampton's turnovers. The normally stingy Brampton team had a uncharacteristic 19 turnovers in the game. The A's were held to 12 points in the quarter and the Lightning entered the half with a 47-40 lead.

The A's came out of halftime fired up as guard Cedric Moodie set the tone with a quick three pointer. The A's were playing great defense, which frustrated London guard Tony Bennett into his fourth foul and quickly lead to a technical foul. The A's took advantage as Kevin Francis hit a three point shot after a nice pass from Moodie. The A's matched their league total with ten threes on the game. London edged out the tight quarter 24-22, giving them a nine point lead going into the fourth with a 35 ft desperation three pointer at the buzzer by London guard Tim Ellis.

The final quarter showed a determined A's team who didn't back down. The A's quickly got within two points of the Lightning with a couple of baskets by Zabas, a three pointer by Moodie and a fast break dunk by A's power forward Flenard Whitfield. It was a high scoring quarter as London outscored the A's 36-33 for a 107- 95 win. The A's were lead by their high scorer Cedric Moodie who finished with a double double of 19 points and 12 rebounds. Cavell Johnson had 18 points and increased his league lead with four blocks. Six A's players finished with double figure points.

The A's have back to back home games at the Powerade Centre on Friday, January 10th @ 7:00pm against the Ottawa SkyHawks and Saturday, January 11th @ 7:00pm against cross town rival Mississauga Power.

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

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