Rainmen Win Fifth Straight in Dominating Fashion over Moncton
The Halifax Rainmen made it five straight victories with their biggest win of the season, 123-70 over the Moncton Miracles, Thursday evening. The 53 point victory moved Halifax to 15-12, and keeps them in second place in the Atlantic Division with five games remaining in the NBL Canada regular season.
Halifax exploded out of the gate in the first quarter, seemingly having shots drop at will, putting Moncton in a 29-12 hole after the first 12 minutes of play. Moncton had difficulty containing the Halifax offense and the second quarter of play was more of the same, as Halifax added 35 points in the frame, to take the 64-34 lead into the half. The Rainmen refused to let up in the second half of play, moving the ball well and capitalizing off Moncton turnovers to maintain their dominating lead through three quarters. Taking a 98-56 lead into the final frame the Rainmen never looked back, achieving their largest victory of the season when the final whistle blew.
Three Rainmen earned double doubles on the evening with Kevin Young leading the way with his 22 points and 12 rebounds. Liam McMorrow had 14 points with 12 rebounds and Tyrone Watson put in 13 points along with 10 rebounds. The Moncton Miracles were led by Zach Atkinson, who had a double double, with 19 points and 10 assists. Trayvon Lathan had 13 points and 7 rebounds.
Your Halifax Rainmen will be back in action inside the Scotiabank Centre this Sunday, February 15th at 2pm when we play host to the London Lightning. This is London's only visit during the regular season. Tickets are still available at the Scotiabank Centre Box Office, through Ticket Atlantic or by visiting www.rainmenbasketball.ca Kids under 12 get in free with the purchase of an adult ticket.
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