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Millrats Rout Kebs 82-62 in First Preseason Game

December 6, 2008 - Premier Basketball League (PBL) - Saint John Riptide News Release

(Quebec): The Manchester Millrats unleashed a punishing defense on the Quebec Kebs, downing them 82-62 in the first game of a preseason doubleheader.

The Millrats defense forced 28 turnovers and held the Kebs to just 34% shooting from the field. Manchester's defense led to transition offense and easy baskets repeatedly.

Point guard Al Stewart initiated the pressure defense, coming up with 7 steals while PJ Young added 5. Quebec star Charles Fortier was held to just 1-7 shooting from the floor.

PJ Young scored 20 points for Manchester, while Alex Owumi chipped in 16. Larry House and Jean-Philippe Morin scored 14 apiece for the Kebs.

The two teams play again on Saturday evening at 7:30 at the Juvenat Notre Dame at Saint Romuald. Saturday's game is Game 1 of the Champlain Cup Series.

The Kebs return the favor to the Millrats when they visit New Hampshire on December 16th at 7:00 pm at NH Tech in Concord.

Box Score

Al Stewart 4/12 0/0 2/4 10pts 9rebs 7asts 7steals 2to's

Charles Mason 1/6 0/4 2/2 4pts 1reb

Chris Burns 1/2 1/2 0/0 3pts 1reb 1ast 1steal 1to

Alex Owumi 6/10 1/3 3/3 16pts 7rebs 1steal 4to's

Marlowe Currie 4/10 0/1 3/3/ 11pts 5rebs 2asts 2steals 2to's

John Oates 1/5 0/3 2/2 4pts 8rebs

Sam Carey 1/10 0/1 4/8 6pts 7rebs 1steal 1 block

Roosevelt Lee 4/7 0/1 8pts 1reb 1 steal 1 to

PJ Young 8/15 2/4 2/3 20pts 6rebs 3asts 5 steals 3to's

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