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Orangeville Goes Down 2-0 against London Lightning, 127-112

May 4, 2016 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Orangeville A's News Release

Dominic Cheek of the Orangeville A's vs. the London Lightning
Dominic Cheek of the Orangeville A's vs. the London Lightning
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In what measured up to be a high scoring affair, the A's weren't able to slow down the efforts of Lightning guard Garrett Williamson (28 points, 9 rebounds), who pushed the Lightning to a 127-112 win. A's guard Dominic Cheek had a hot start for the away team, with 19 points in the 1st half and 24 on the night.

The Orangeville A's were looking to even up the series against the London Lightning as the game headed back to London for Game 2. The A's hoped to score a win on the road before they host London this Friday back in Orangeville.

After starting the 1st quarter with as much as an 8 point deficit, the A's were able to rally behind the 10 points of A's guard Dominic Cheek and close out the 1st with a 2 point deficit to the Lightning, 28-26.

The 2nd quarter saw the A's utilize their momentum and start hot, finishing the 1st half with a blistering 63% FG as a team. A's guard Da'Quan Brooks also had an efficient quarter with 10 points and 7 assists, eventually finishing the night with 12 and 7. The A's were able to collect 5 and-one plays during the 1st half and hold London's lead to just 2 points.

Orangeville put up a tremendous fight in the 3rd, exchanging leads with London several times throughout. The A's continued to push the high pace of the game and finished the 3rd down 3, 94-91.

The 4th quarter began to saw the game slip away from the A's, as the Lightning took their biggest lead of the contest. After shooting the ball well the entire night, the A's saw their FG% drop to 53%. London was able to outscore Orangeville 33-21 in the final quarter. Despite their best efforts on the offensive end, the A's dropped the game 127-112.

Key Game Notes:

- Rebounding has been the least of Orangeville's problems, as they tied London tonight (49-49)

- The A's were shooting the ball exceedingly well tonight, with 63% FG by half and 53% FG on the night

- The Orangeville backcourt of Cheek and Jackson combined for 46 points, while also shooting 16/31 on the night

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