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Lightning Win in Halifax

January 5, 2013 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Halifax Rainmen News Release

(HALIFAX, NS) On Saturday the Halifax Rainmen hosted the London Lightning in a rematch of last years NBL Finals, falling to the Lightning 97-85.

The Lightning took a 23-15 lead into the second quarter, led by Jeremy Williams with 7 in the opening frame, while the Rainmen were led by Antoine Tisby with 8. Lightning started the 2nd quarter on a 10-2 run and led 33-17 early in the 2nd. Rodney Buford had 11 points in the second quarter to help the Lightning outscore the Rainmen 26-23, and the Lightning took a 49-38 lead into the second half. The Rainmen shot only 28% in the first half, compared to the Lightning 53%. The Rainmen won the 3rd quarter 26-24 led by Haywood with 12 and Tisby with 7. Heading into the 4th quarter, the Rainmen trailed 73-64. Early in the 4th quarter the Lightning were able to pull away, thank to 8 points by Elvin Mims. Quinnel Brown hit a 3 with 4:05 to play cut the Lightning lead to 10, but the Lightning were able to hold down the stretch for the 97-85 win.

The Lightning were led by forward Elvin Mims who had 26 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks, and Rodney Buford, DeAndre Thomas and Marvin Phillips, who came off the bench to record 17, 14 and 10 points respectively. The Rainmen were led by centre Antoine Tisby who had a massive double-double of 19 points and 16 rebounds, and Quinnel Brown who had 17 points and 8 rebounds.

The Rainmen suffered from poor shooting, as they shot only 33% from the field, 19% from 3 and 63% from the free-throw line. The Rainmen did do an excellent job of pounding the offensive glass, reeling in 23 offensive rebounds, led by Tisby with 7. The Rainmen now fall to 10-12 on the season, and will look to bounce back next week as they travel to Saint John to take on the Mill Rats next Thursday

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