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Rainmen Fall to Lightning in Championship Final

March 25, 2012 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Halifax Rainmen News Release

(HALIFAX, NS) The Halifax Rainmen fell to the London Lightning in the National Basketball League of Canada championship final on Sunday afternoon by a score of 92-116 at the John Labatt Centre in front 5,106 fans.

Chris Hagan led the Rainmen with 21 points, followed by Tyrone Levett with 14 and Justin Johnson with 13. Darnell Hugee added 10 points for the Rainmen.

Leading the Lightning to their championship win was DeAnthony Bowden with 28 points, followed by Gabe Freeman with 22 and Eddie Smith with 20. Shamari Spears and Rodney Buford had 18 points each while Tim Ellis had 14 rebounds for the Lightning.

The championship series was pushed to game five after the Lightning won the first two games at the John Labatt Centre, with the Rainmen winning games three and four at the Halifax Metro Centre.

The Rainmen will host the inaugural NBL Canada All-Star Weekend taking place at the Halifax Metro Centre on March 31 and April 1. For a full schedule of NBL Canada All-Star events and ticket information, please visit or visit

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