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Rainmen Cannot Handle the Power in Mississauga Thursday Night

January 22, 2015 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Halifax Rainmen News Release

The Halifax Rainmen will be happy to leave Ontario, where they went 0-2 in a recent road swing. The latest loss, 114-85 came at the hands of the Mississauga Power Thursday night. Halifax now moves to 10-12 on the season, with ten games remaining in the regular season.

Much like in Wednesday's loss to Windsor Halifax started out with a strong first quarter but quickly saw their efforts fade away, allowing Mississauga to capitalize on costly turnovers and relaxed defence. Heading into the second half the Power enjoyed a comfortable 59-42 lead, thanks to a 36 point second quarter effort, and never looked back, opening up a margin of 30 points during the third. Halifax tried to close the gap, shooting from beyond the arc, however their efforts would fall short, converting on only 6 of 30 attempts. The Power would pad their 87-60 lead in the final frame, finishing with one of their biggest wins of the season.

Tyrone Watson led all Rainmen with 24 points on the night in addition to pulling down 7 rebounds. Kevin Young continued his impressive play, scoring 22 on the night and grabbing 8 rebounds. The Mississauga Power were led by Warren Ward who had a double double, scoring 28 points and getting 11 rebounds. Tyrone Garland had a big game for the Power, putting up 26 points and hauling down 7 rebounds.

The Halifax Rainmen return to the Scotiabank Centre this Sunday, January 25th for a 2pm game against Atlantic Division rivals the Saint John Mill Rats. Tickets are still available through the Scotiabank Centre Box Office, Ticket Atlantic and by visiting www.rainmenbasketball.ca.

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