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Halifax Takes Game One in Convincing Fashion

March 19, 2015 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Halifax Rainmen News Release

(Halifax,NS): The Halifax Rainmen took game one of the Atlantic Division Finals in convincing fashion, with a 117-99 victory over the Island Storm. Halifax continued their strong play in the post-season as they attempt to return to the National Basketball League of Canada finals.

Halifax came out of the gate slow, allowing the Storm to quickly amass a 16-7 lead midway through the first quarter. Coach Claros called a timeout to regroup his troops and focus their energy on tightening up their defensive efforts. The timeout seemed to work as the Rainmen finished the quarter with a renewed sense of energy, taking the 26-24 lead into the second quarter. Once Halifax had the lead they never looked back, steadily increasing it throughout the game. While the Island Storm kept the game close through the first half, however it began to slip away from them in the second half, with Halifax leading by as many as 23 points in the fourth. Tempers began to flare in the fourth quarter, with Liam McMorrow fouling out for the Rainmen. When the final buzzer sounded the Rainmen would walk away with the 117-99 victory and momentum heading into game two.

Kevin Young had a stellar game for the Rainmen, sinking 36 points and pulling down 8 boards. Joey Haywood put away 17 points, and Tyrone Watson had 15 points off the bench with 7 rebounds. Michael Martin led the Island Storm with 19 points and Nick Evans chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds.

Game two of the Atlantic Division Finals goes tomorrow night, Friday March 20th, inside the Scotiabank Centre at 7pm. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the Scotiabank Centre Box Office, through Ticket Atlantic or by phoning (902)444-RAIN(7246).

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