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Orangeville Loses Tough One in Halifax

February 14, 2016 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Orangeville A's News Release

On the first day of their east coast road trip, Orangeville took to the road to face the Halifax Hurricanes (11-4) at the Scotiabank Centre. Orangeville entered today's afternoon match up with a (5-8) record, hoping to find another win against an Eastern division team that sits first in their division and 2nd in the entire league.

Orangeville let the Hurricanes get off to a quick start in the 1st, seeing Halifax take a 12 point lead with 8:32 to play in the quarter, 21-9. The A's were having troubles finding their mark from deep, as Orangeville's long range efficiency dipped to as low as 15% during the game. A's forward Justin Moss was able to get to the line for some easy foul shots, sinking 10/12 throughout the game. In what became a high scoring quarter, the Halifax Hurricanes finished the 1st with a 22 point lead over the A's, 38-16.

The second quarter started off much better for for the A's, with help from the scoring efforts of Whitfield and Moss, the A's were able to cut the lead back to 18 points with 7:07 to play in the 2nd quarter. Moss finished the half with a tally of 20 points, leading all scorers through 24 minutes. Orangeville finished the half with a 27 point deficit, 69-42.

The A's were unable to slow down the Hurricanes during the opening minutes of the 3rd quarter, the Halifax lead grew to 34 points with 6:32 to play in the 3rd quarter, 82-48. A's forward Richard Amardi provided some necessary inside scoring help, pouring in 5 points throughout the 3rd quarter, finishing with tally of 11. Windsor finished the quarter with a 31 point lead, 95-64.

Starting the 4th quarter with a 31 point deficit, Orangeville A's head coach Chris Thomas wasn't going to let his team go down without a fight. Entering the 4th, the A's turned up the intensity and brought the lead back down to 28 with 11:15 to play in the Q. Unfortunately for Orangeville, the hot hands of Kyle Hunt and Mike Glover proved to be too much for the A's defense. Between these two Hurricane players, they dropped 75 points on the A's. The Windsor Express finished with a 26 point lead over the Orangeville A's, to a final of 125-89. Justin Moss led the A's in scoring with a total of 26 points on the night.

Orangeville showed positive signs of improvement on defense, forcing the Hurricanes to turn it over 16 times with 12 steals. However the A's struggled on Offense themselves, turning the ball over a total of 26 times. Orangeville will be right back at it again tomorrow night on February 15th, as they take on the Island Storm on the road! Head to AsBasketball.ca and NBLCanada.com for more information on how to stay updated on your A's and get tickets of your own.

Next Home Game!

Orangeville A's vs. London Lightning

3:00 PM - Sunday, February 28, 2016




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Lewis Jackson of the Orangeville A's Drives against the Halifax Hurricanes
Lewis Jackson of the Orangeville A's Drives against the Halifax Hurricanes

  

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