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Comeback Falls Short as Halifax Drops Game 4

March 24, 2015 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Halifax Rainmen News Release

(Halifax,NS): The Halifax Rainmen will have to wait for another opportunity to punch their ticket to the NBL Canada Finals as they dropped Game 4 to the Island Storm on Tuesday Night, 113-105. The Halifax Rainmen lead the best of seven series 3 games to 1.

The Island Storm played with the intensity needed in a do or die situation, as they exploded out of the gate with a 7-0 run that had Halifax on their heels. The Storm did an excellent job creating seperation between themselves and the Rainmen early, getting hot from beyond the arc and finishing the first quarter up 33 to 18. The second quarter saw the Rainmen improve their offensive efforts, however the Storm managed to finish the quarter up by a commanding 19 points, 59-40. Halifax took to the dressing room at half in search of answers.

As the third quarter began Halifax responded to the deficit by going on an 11-2 run. Forrest Fisher heated up from beyond the arc to get Halifax back in the game, as the momentum of the game did a complete 180 degree turn. Halifax would finish the quarter, putting up a total of 40 points in the third, tied at 80 with the Storm. The teams traded the lead back and forth throughout the fourth quarter, until a late foul on Kevin Young allowed the Island Storm to pull ahead for good, securing the 113-105 victory.

Forrest Fisher led the Rainmen with 28 points, 21 coming from beyond the arc. Kevin Young had 17 points, and Chris Cayole contributed 11. Young led the Rainmen with 8 rebounds, while Tyrone Watson and Liam McMorrow pulled down 5 rebounds each. The Island Storm were led by Brandon Robinson who had 30 points. Rashad Whack had 18, and Nick Okorie chipped in 16. Mike Williams and Mike Martin had 8 rebounds each for the Storm.

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