Halifax Dominates Fourth Quarter for Game Three Victory
(Halifax,NS): The Halifax Rainmen were able to rebound from a spotty first half of basketball to finish strong, picking up a 106-93 victory over the Island Storm in Game Three of their Atlantic Division Finals series. With the victory Halifax takes a commanding three game series lead and are one win away from securing a spot in the NBL Canada Finals.
The Island Storm and Halifax Rainmen continued the close play from Friday's game two in the first quarter of Sunday afternoon's contest, with Halifax holding a slight edge at the end of the first 12 minutes, 27-24. The Rainmen looked to create seperation in the start of the second, widening their lead to as many as eight points, before the Storm went on a 16-0 run, taking their first lead since midway through the first quarter. As the half came to a close the Rainmen were able to minimize the Storm's lead to only one point, 50-49.
The third quarter was much of the same from both teams, with the lead being exchanged throughout. Halifax was able to pull away in the latter stages, holding a seven point lead, 81-74, going into the final frame thanks to a PJ Foster three pointer. With momentum clearly on their side Halifax pulled away in the final frame with a 25 point performance.
Liam McMorrow led the Rainmen with 18 points. Jermaine Dailey and Forrest Fisher had 16 and 12 points, respectively, from off the bench. Kevin Young had 14 big rebounds to lead the way for Halifax. Brandon Robinson had 21 points for the Storm, with Rashad Whack chipping in 17 points. Mike Martin pulled down 5 rebounds.
Game 4 goes Tuesday night at 7pm inside the Eastlink Centre. The game will be televised on Eastlink, and streamed on the Island Storm YouTube channel.
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