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November 11, 2014 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Orangeville A's News Release

BRAMPTON, ON- After a nail-biting second half, the Brampton A's fell 118-113 against the London Lightning Tuesday night at the Powerade Centre. The A's move to 0-4 on the season.

The Brampton A's struggled early on in the first half against a lethal three-point shooting spree by the Lightning. The A's could not get any shots to fall in their favour which caused them to be down by as many as 31 points.

Brampton hit the hardwood tenaciously in the second half as they went on a 5-0 run atop the third quarter. Much like the last match between the two teams Sunday, London did not allow Brampton to be within striking distance until Richard Amardi knocked down consecutive three-pointers. Amardi's offensive spark led to a 12-0 run in the third quarter. Momentum carried over into the final minutes as Cavell Johnson threw down a monstrous dunk to cut the lead to four points. With 2:27 left of play, the A's took its first lead after more baskets from beyond the arc by Amardi. After leading by four at one point, Brampton unfortunately could not seal the deal to solidify a win.

A's Amardi led all scorers with 34 points as he shot 80 percent from three-point range and 72 percent from the field, he also recorded eight rebounds and four steals. Johnson added 19 points and five blocks, while Brent Jennings and Akeem Scott finished with 15 and 12 points respectively.

Zane Johnson led the way for London with 24 points.

The Brampton A's will travel to Mississauga this Thursday to take on the Power in an afternoon match up. The Power lead the season series 1-0 against the A's.

Brampton will host the Saint John Mill Rats on Nov. 21st for a much anticipated school spirit game. This game has been sold out; a live stream will be available via www.bramptonas.ca.

For information on single game tickets, flex packs, and group pricing, please contact tickets@bramptonas.ca.

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