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Late Push Falls Short in Rainmen Loss to Saint John

December 27, 2014 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Halifax Rainmen News Release

With 17 seconds left on the clock and trailing by one the Halifax Rainmen were unable to put away the Saint John Mill Rats Saturday night, falling 105-104 inside Harbour Station. The loss moves the Rainmen to 7-6 in the Atlantic Division and snaps a four game win streak against the Mill Rats.

The game remained close through four quarters of play with Halifax maintaining the slight lead throughout the first half, finishing two quarters of play up 51-49. The third quarter saw the Mill Rats tighten up their defensive efforts and exchange the lead numerous times with Halifax. With Halifax hanging on to an 82-75 lead going into the fourth quarter the stage was set for another dramatic finish inside Harbour Station. Saint John took the lead late in the fourth and would hang on despite Halifax having final ball possession.

Your Halifax Rainmen were led by Emmanuel Jones who had 23 points on the evening. Keving Young contributed 19 points from the bench and Seiya Ando pulled down 8 rebounds. The Mill Rats saw Anthony Anderson and Johnny Mayhane finish with 24 and 23 points respectively. Tyronne Levett and Raheem Singleton each had 7 rebounds for the Mill Rats.

The Halifax Rainmen will be returning to Scotiabank Centre for their first game of 2015 on Friday, January 2nd, against the Saint John Mill Rats with a 7pm tip-off time. Tickets are available through the Scotiabank Centre Box Office, Ticket Atlantic, or by visiting www.rainmenbasketball.ca

The Halifax Rainmen wish to thank you fans for a great start to the 2014-2015 season and wish you the very best for the remainder of your holiday festivities.

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