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Hurricanes blowout the Windsor Express at home

February 13, 2020 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Halifax Hurricanes News Release

HALIFAX, NS. - Antoine Mason started hot and finished hot with 29 points in the Halifax Hurricanes presented by Eastlink 124-98 blowout victory versus the Windsor Express at the Scotiabank Centre. All on a night where the National Basketball League of Canada presented Captain Cliff Clinkscales with a plaque to commemorate his career accomplishment of reaching more than 2000 assist in the regular season and playoffs.

The Hurricanes get off to a great start in the opening frame. Antoine Mason was extremely aggressive on the drive throughout the quarter. Mason would get the hoop and foul on a drive under two minutes to play in the frame on the way to leading Halifax with 12 points. Cliff Clinkscales would find newly acquired Mamdou Gueye from the University of Edmonton for the dunk in transition. Halifax led 28-19 after one.

In the second quarter things would remain the same for Windsor. Halifax would pick up where they left offé TaèQuan Zimmerman would catch fire hitting four of four triples in the quarter, finishing with 12 points. Windsor would get some resolve in the middle of the quarter from Quinnel Brown off the bench. Brown would hit consecutive shots to get the express with in nine. The run would be short lived as Zimmermanès back to back shots from three-point range would push the lead up to twenty at half time. Halifax would take a 58-42 lead at half time.

The third quarter Halifax continued their very efficient shooting from three-point range. The Hurricanes connected on five of eight from beyond the arc. The quarter was highlighted by two plays by Tremaine Johnson and Mamdou Gueye. Clinkscales with a back door assist to Johnson, who threw down the two-handed reverse dunk. Gueye would then go baseline and throw down a dunk of his own at the end of the quarter. Halifax pushed the lead up to 21 twice in the frame. TaQuan Zimmerman hit a three-pointer at the end of the quarter to give the Hurricanes a 92-71 lead entering the fourth quarter.

The Hurricanes would keep their foot on the gas for the fourth finishing off the Express early in the quarter. Marvell Waithe would be to much for the Windsor defense to handle. Waithe hits three triples in the quarter. He would finish with 16 points in the 12 minutes and finish the game with 26 points off the bench. Halifax would finish shooting 55 percent from the field including 16 for 27 from three-point range. Windsor was led by Quninell Brown who finished with 23 points off the bench and struggled to from the field. The Express shot 42 percent from the floor including 3 for 24 from three-point range.

The Hurricanes' next game is tomorrow night and Sunday Afternoon February 16th in Moncton versus the Moncton Magic in back to back road games versus the defending NBLC Champions.

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