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Rainmen Secure Series Stranglehold with Impressive Game Five Victory

April 26, 2015 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Halifax Rainmen News Release

(Halifax,NS): In their last home game of the 2014-2015 season the Halifax Rainmen delivered one of their most dominanting performances, earning a 125-91 game five victory over the Windsor Express, and sending the series back to Windsor with a three to two series lead.

The first quarter of action more resembled a boxing contest, as the physicality between these two teams carried over from game four. Windsor got into the heads of the Rainmen early in the quarter, with Liam McMorrow earning four fouls in the first three minutes of the game. The action was close after 12 minutes, with the teams earning numerous trips to the free throw line, as 23 fouls were called between the two. Heading into the second quarter with a slight 23-20 advantage the Rainmen began to check their emotions and play a smarter game of basketball, squashing an early quarter Windsor run to eventually putting up 29 points on route to a 59-45 lead at the break.

Windsor seemed to make the necessary adjustments after the break, as they closed the gap to within 7 before the Rainmen took over. After a media time out with 5:52 left in the third quarter, the Rainmen were able to hold the Express scoreless for the following 3 minutes, and finishing the quarter up 79-66. The Rainmen were on fire for the last 12 minutes, with the team working hard at both ends of the court to earn the victory. The fans in attendance gave their team a rousing ovation as the buzzer sounded, giving Halifax the 125-91 win, and the three games to two series lead heading into game six.

Game six goes Tuesday, April 28th, at 8pm AST from the WFCU Centre in Windsor, Ontario.

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