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Power Lose 117-93 to Halifax Rainmen

January 5, 2012 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Mississauga Power News Release

(HALIFAX, NS) Durham's Team the Oshawa Power fell for the second time in as many games to the Halifax Rainmen 117-93 at the Metro Centre Thursday night.

Omari Johnson continued his stellar play for the Power, netting an NBL Canada record 37 points, on a very efficient 14-of-19 shooting to go along with 16 rebounds for the double-double, his seventh of the season. Brandon Robinson scored 17 points and Canadian Paul Campbell scored 8 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the 7-16 Power.

Johnson would surely have traded all those points for a victory in this one and it didn't take much analysis from the former Oregon State Beaver as to the reasons for the loss.

"We weren't guarding at all and had too many turnovers," said Johnson.

Just like the game between these two teams on Sunday, the Power got off to a good start trailing by only 3 after one quarter. But the Rainmen took the second quarter by 10 points, taking a 60-47 advantage into halftime. The Power kept close by keeping their turnovers to a minimum in the first half with only 6 giveaways.

But the game came undone in a 5:24 stretch from the end of the third quarter and into the early part of the fourth, as the tenacious defense by the Rainmen second unit put the game out of reach for the home side. Lawrence Wright scored a team-high 22 points for the Rainmen.

The next game for the Power is on Thursday January 12 on the road against the Summerside Storm. Game time is 6 p.m. E.S.T. from the Consolidated Credit Union Place.

The next Power home game is January 26, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. against the Saint John Mill Rats.

Power Glance

Record: 7-16

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