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Orangeville Boosted by 2nd Half Comeback, Win 134-119 over London

April 22, 2016 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Orangeville A's News Release

The A's guards all had it rolling tonight! Louis Munks was the Player of the Game tonight, finishing with 32 points on 73% shooting. Lewis Jackson also put up a strong performance, collecting 23 points and 7 assists. Bryson Johnson had his biggest game since joining the A's as he scored 14 points, shooting 4/5 from downtown.

The A's were able to get off to a quick start today, taking an early 4-0 lead. However, it wasn't long before the Lightning would answer back and push the A's deficit to as high as 12 at the 2:23 mark of the 1st. Tonight's 1st quarter would eventually conclude with an 8 point London lead, 33-25.

The 2nd quarter saw the A's steady their defensive efforts, managing to tie the game back up at 42-42, with 5:45 remaining in the quarter. A's guard Lewis Jackson was key for the home team during the 1st half, collecting 12 points and 2 assists out of his total 23 points and 7 assists on the night. After Justin Moss (ORG) closed out the half with a huge block, Orangeville would see themselves facing a 7 point deficit, 59-52.

Orangeville would kick off the 3rd quarter with a 12-5 scoring run, tying the game once again with 7:45 left in the 3rd, 64-64. The A's benefitted from the red hot shooting of guard Louis Munks, who had 12 points in the quarter. After outscoring London (38-29) in the quarter, the 3rd would eventually conclude with a 2 point Orangeville lead, 92-90.

Orangeville was up just 5 points with 7:37 left in the 4th, before they caught fire. A's guard Bryson Johnson had a clutch performance for the home team, hitting 4 timely 3 pointers in the final quarter. After pushing the late lead to as high as 16 points, the A's would move on to win the game, 134-119.

Key Game Notes:

Louis Munks shot the ball incredibly well today, going (11/15) from the field and (6/9) from 3PT.

The A's put up a great rebounding effort tonight, finishing with 31 over the Lightning's 26.

Despite allowing the Lightning to shoot 50%, the A's were able to leave with the victory, due to their guards big offensive performances down the stretch.

Up Next:

Orangeville A's vs. London Lightning (Home) - 7PM - Friday, April 29, 2016

After tonight's victory over the Lightning, the A's will be hosting London again, next Friday at the Athlete Institute. Help the A's build some momentum before playoffs. With the standings locked in, the A's will be up against the Lightning in the first round of the playoffs. Head to AsBasketball.ca and NBLCanada.ca for more info and to get tickets of your own!

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