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Power Lose Game 2 Late in Fourth

March 10, 2015 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Mississauga Power News Release

(Windsor, ON - ) The Mississauga Power headed to Windsor trailing one game to none in the best-of-five series. The Power took a lead into half but would ultimately lose 107-93 after a late run by Windsor in the 4th quarter. The Power had six players score in double digits, led by Jordan Weidner who had 21 points and 8 assists.

The Power started off looking efficient in the 1st quarter, consistently feeding the ball to Doug Thomas, who converted on baskets in the paint. Jordan Weidner was also feeling it early on, leading the Power with seven points in the first quarter. Though the Power were not able to take the lead in the quarter, they stayed within striking distance, trailing 24-21 at the end of the quarter.

Tut Ruach got the ball rolling at the start of the 2nd quarter on a three point jump shot. Ruach would continue to fuel the Power, finding Marcus Capers for a jump shot followed by a slam dunk the next possession. The Power took a four point lead early in the quarter and would go on a 11-2 run late in the quarter to take the largest lead of either team. The Power took a 48-40 lead into halftime.

The Power would attempt to hold the Express at arm's reach in the 3rd quarter but the champs would not go down easy. Windsor went on a 9-2 run early in the quarter to cut the Power's lead to just 2 points. The Express continued to chip away at the Power's lead until they were able to finally reclaim the lead on a Tony Bennett three pointer late in the quarter. The two teams exchanged the leads multiple times in the last 2 minutes of the quarter, with the Power hanging on 71-70 heading into the final frame.

The Power stayed aggressive at the start of the 4th quarter, getting into the paint and drawing fouls. The visitors converted on six free throws in the first two minutes to hold the Express at bay. Ryan Anderson's three pointer would ignite Windsor's offense, as the Express would catch fire and end the game on a 26-14 run with 37 points in the quarter.

The Power will head back to the Hershey Centre on Thursday, March 12 down 2-0 in a win or go home scenario. Tip-off is set for 7:30pm.

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