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Millrats Ready For Rainmen

November 16, 2007 - American Basketball Association (ABA) - Saint John Riptide News Release

The 1-0 Manchester Millrats of the American Basketball Association (ABA) await the arrival of the 1-0 Halifax Rainmen this Saturday to the Fieldhouse at Southern New Hampshire University (7:05 pm).

The Rainmen drowned the Boston Blizzard last night 136-103 in their inaugural home opener at the Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia in front of 4,300 fans. The Millrats also defeated the Blizzard last Sunday afternoon 127-112 in their home opener. Guard John Huggins led the Millrats in scoring with 26 points off the bench, while 6'11 center Souleymane Wane provided 24 points, 21 rebounds, and 4 blocks versus the Blizzard.

The Rainmen are led by guard Jermaine Anderson, a starter on the Canadian Olympic basketball team, as well as Brian Silverhorn, a 6'6 guard from Kentucky, who scored 28 points in the opener. For the Millrats, Anthony Anderson is expected back in the lineup after recovering from a chest sprain.

Millrats Head Coach Larry Lessett thinks his team is up to the challenge presented by the Rainmen: "the guys have done everything I've asked in practice this week, they have really been great, and they are ready to play; it's going to be a great game."

Saturday's contest will be complete with entertainment including Kristen Fein to sing the national anthem, a halftime performance by the Melissa Hoffman Dance Center, and as always Milly the Millrat and the Pink Sapphire Dancers.

The Manchester Millrats are anew expansion team in the American Basketball Association (ABA). The Fans can see the Manchester Millrats in action this Saturday evening, November 17th, at 7:05 p.m., as the Manchester Millrats take on the Halifax Rainmen in the 'Fieldhouse' on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH. Single game, season and half season ticket plans are on sale now on or by calling 1-866-9-GET TIX (1-866-943-8849).

Note: OurSports Central no longer actively covers the American Basketball Association (ABA) as a professional league due in part to its inability to publish and play a schedule and the transitory nature of many of its teams. For information on professional minor leagues, please see OSC's basketball section.

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