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Orangeville Can't Overcome Express at Home, Fall 102-95

March 27, 2016 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Orangeville A's News Release

Express guard Sherron Collins would lead all players in scoring tonight, finishing the game with 19 points and 6 assists. Da'Quan Brooks had a strong game for the A's, finishing with 14 points and 12 assists.

The Orangeville A's (8-21) kicked off Easter Sunday with an afternoon game against their Central Division opponents the Windsor Express (17-14). The A's entered today's game looking to end their six game losing streak.The 1st quarter was closely fought between both teams, seeing the score tied at 10 a piece with 5:40 remaining in the quarter. Orangeville had trouble slowing down the scoring of Express forward Chris Commons, who finished the 1st with 8 points (17 on the night). Windsor would lead by as much as 10 points in the 1st, before Orangeville fought back to reclaim the lead by 1 heading into the second, 27-26.

Orangeville took their largest lead of the game at the 2:25 mark of the 2nd, leading 47-42 over the Express. A's guard Da'Quan Brooks split the Express defence, drew the foul and finished a tough floater over traffic, for the and-one. Despite their difficulties from the 3PT line (2/10 at half), the A's would finish the half tied 59-59 with the Express.

The 3rd quarter began with a drought, seeing both squads go scoreless until the 9:57 mark of the quarter. During the halfway point of the 3rd, A's forward Dominic Cheek would find a hole through traffic and fire a bullet pass to Justin Moss, teeing up an easy bucket for the A's. After tying the game several times throughout the 3rd, Orangeville trailed the Express by 6 points at the end of the quarter, 77-71.The A's were unable to get their offence clicking during the early moments of the final quarter.

Windsor started the quarter on a 10-4 run, attaining their biggest lead of the entire game (87-75). After tightening their defence the A's were able to bring the game to as little as 4 points with 19.2 seconds remaining, 99-95. Too little, too late for the A's as the clock ran out and the game concluded with a 7 point deficit, 102-95.

Key Game Notes:

A's guard Da'Quan Brooks had his third consecutive game with over 10 assists, finishing the night with 12 (Brook had 11 AST after the 1st half).

Orangeville was dominant distributing the ball, collecting 31 assists over Windsor's 23.

The A's had difficulty from deep tonight, going (2/10) in the 1st half and (0/7) in the 2nd half.

Up Next:3/30/2016 - Orangeville A's vs. London Lightning (Away) 7 PM

The A's will be heading west on Wednesday as they look to take on the NBLC Central leaders, the London Lightning. For more information on how to purchase tickets of your own and to stay current on everything A's Basketball, head to AsBasketball.ca and NBLCanada.ca!

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