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Express Force Game 7

April 10, 2015 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Orangeville A's News Release

ORANGEVILLE, On. - After a hard fought battle in the final quarter, the A's fell 104-99 to the Windsor Express in game six of the Central Division Finals. The best-of-seven series is tied 3-3, with the final game heading back to Windsor.

The A's managed to stick to their game in the first half despite being unable to secure a comfortable lead heading into the break. Both teams were evenly matched with respect to shooting from the field and rebounding. Windsor held a one point edge at halftime, led by Quinnel Brown's 15 points.

Akeem Ellis notched eight points at the half, while Ashton Smith added seven.

The second half featured a seven point run by the A's to narrow the once nine point lead to two. The final stint was intense, as both teams traded baskets until the last seconds. When it appeared that the Express would end the game after hitting every shot, Bryson Johnson knocked down a three-pointer with 18 seconds left to bring the A's within one possession. Unfortunately, the defending champs fought harder as they wanted to push for game seven.

Tony Bennett scored 31 second half points in Windsor's victory.

Ellis finished with 19 points, while Zane Johnson recorded 17 off of 50 percent shooting from long distance.

The A's will take on the Express for the final game of the series this Sunday at 2pm. This is a must win for Brampton as they look to advance to the NBL Canada Finals. A live stream of the action will be available via

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