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Rainmen Bounce Back To Beat Storm

January 27, 2013 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Halifax Rainmen News Release

On Sunday the Rainmen returned to the Metro Centre to beat their Atlantic Conference rivals the Summerside Storm 121-108 before a lively crowd of 3347. With the win the Rainmen improved to 14-15 on the season, and are now tied with the Saint John Mill Rats for second in the Atlantic Conference and third in the NBLC.

The first half was a toughly contested battle as the Storm took a 31-27 lead into the second quarter led by 10 points from former Rainmen guard Brandon Robinson. At half the Storm led 58-54, led by 16 points from Robinson, while the Rainmen were paced by Antoine Tisby and Joey Haywood with 11 each. The Rainmen went on a 18-10 run to take a 76-68 lead mid-way through the third quarter. The Rainmen shot 55% from the field in the 3rd quarter on their way to outscoring the Storm 32-23, led by 10 points by Quinnel Brown and taking a 86-81 lead into the fourth quarter. In the fourth the Rainmen were able to fight off the Storm run, led by 3 3-pointers by guard Cedric Moodie and outscored them 35-27, leading to a 121-108 final.

The Rainmen outscored the Storm 67-50 in the second half, shooting nearly 54% from the field, 43% from 3 and 80% from the free-throw line in the half on their way to the comeback victory. The Rainmen also outrebounded the Storm 56-44.

Once again the Rainmen had a balanced scoring effort with 6 players in double-figures, led by forward Quinnel Brown with 27 points on 10-14 shooting from the field and guard Trayvon Lathan with 22 and 13 rebounds. Also chipping in was Antoine Tisby with 18, Cedric Moodie with 15, Joey Haywood with 13 and Hillary Haley with 12.

The Storm were led by former Rainmen guard Brandon Robinson who had 29 points and 10 rebounds but shot only 8-25 from the field. Forward Omari Johnson had 20, guard Greg Plummer added 18 and Antoinio Ballard had his league-leading 14th double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

The Rainmen are back in action at home Thursday night as they take on the Moncton Miracles at 7 pm.

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