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Montreal Royal Defeats Westchester Phantoms, 130-96

January 12, 2008 - American Basketball Association (ABA) - Montreal Royal News Release

Montreal, Canada. The ABA Montreal Royal defeated the Westchester Phantoms 130-96. It was an upset as the #6 ranked Phantoms were defeated by the Royal, now 4-11. The Royal had a strong start and quickly took a 14-point lead. During the second and third quarters, the Phantoms fought back and brought the deficit back to two. At that point, Montreal head coach King changed strategy and the players responded with energy and quickness and regained a 20-point lead.

Tommy Mitchell (37points), Manix Auriental (26 points) and Claude Delmas (24 points) were the Royal scoring leaders. Quilninious Randall also added 18 and was a factor in the paint. Jomo Belfor lead the Phantoms with 34. Three new players were introduced to the fans for the Royal: Claude Delmas (6'5), David Dubois (6'9) and Mohamed Fall (6'9). "We think we're ready to make a run for the playoffs now," said Royal GM Pascal Jobin. "We think we are an improved team and we hope tonight was the beginning of something good. We'll see on Friday, January 18th when we host the Halifax Rainmen." For more information, visit www.montrealroyal.com or www.abalive.com.

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