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Orangeville Loses Game 3 at Home, Drop Series to London

May 6, 2016 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Orangeville A's News Release

The Lightning were propelled by the 39 points and 8 assists of Akeem Scott, who led the Lightning to a 132-125 win. A's forward Justin Moss would also have an impact for the home side, collecting 27 points and 13 rebounds on the night.

After falling two games down to the London Lightning (2-0), the Orangeville A's (0-2) were on the brink of elimination. The A's would need to pull out a win at home in order to avoid their season coming to an end.

Tonight's 1st started with a slight London advantage, with the Lightning outscoring the A's 23-21 near the halfway mark of the quarter. Riding the hot offence of A's guard Dominic Cheek, Orangeville would lead London 32-29 after 12 minutes. Cheek would collect 10 points in the 1st quarter and finish the night with 24 points.

Orangeville came out strong in the 2nd quarter, attacking the Lightning defence directly through the interior and heading to the line 22 times (while going 82%). A's forward Justin Moss was monumental for the home team during the 1st half, finishing with 16 PTS and 10 REB and 27 and 13 on the night. Orangeville would conclude the 2nd quarter up by 9 points, 63-54.

The 3rd would see London punch back against the home team, outscoring the A's 35-32 in the quarter. Despite Orangeville outrebounding the Lightning by a comfortable margin (43-30 by the end of the 3rd), they weren't able to slow down the Lightning attack.

In the final quarter the Lightning were able to continue to chip away at the A's lead, with Orangeville only up by 3 points with 7:40 remaining, 102-99. After this point in the quarter the A's were unable to stop the Lightning comeback, seeing an 8 point deficit build in the final two minutes.

Key Game Notes:

- The A's were outrebounding the Lightning well up until the 3rd, leading (43-30). They would finish the game (48-41).

- Dominic Cheek and Justin Moss would have impressive performances in their last game of the season, finishing with a combined 51 points.

- The A's weren't able to shoot efficiently from the FT line, going (30/45) on the evening.

The A's will unfortunately end their series tonight, after losing the 5 game series to the Lightning (3-0). Orangeville will look back on their (14-26) season as one riddled with injuries.

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