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Rainmen Fall in Opener

November 7, 2014 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Halifax Rainmen News Release

The Halifax Rainmen came up short in their season opener against the Moncton Miracles, dropping the opening contenst of their 2014/2015 NBL Canada campaign 117-113 in Moncton Friday night.

The Rainmen started off with an impressive 8-0 run, however the game quickly turned into a much closer affair, with the Halifax Rainmen holding a slim 60-54 lead at halftime over the Miracles. By the end of the third quarter the teams were square at 81, setting up an exciting fourth quarter.

Moncton's defense proved to be the deciding factor, holding the Rainmen to two points in the final three and a half minutes.

Emmanuel Jones was dominant for the Rainmen, putting up 33 points and hauling down seven rebounds. Tyrone Watson had 17 points with nine rebounds. Stanley Robinson had 28 points and 14 rebounds for the Moncton Miracles. Trayvon Lathan had an impressive 26 points and seven boards for the Miracles as well.

The Halifax Rainmen are back in action tomorrow evening, Saturday November 8th, when we host the Island Storm in our home opener at the Scotiabank Centre. Tip off is at 7pm AST and tickets are available through Ticket Atlantic.

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