A’s lose weekend game to Windsor

March 31, 2016   ·   0 Comments

The Orangeville A’s came to Sunday’s (Mar. 27) game against the Windsor Express hoping to put a stop to their six game losing streak but a late game push left them trailing and they had to settle for a loss on home court at the Athlete Institute.

The first quarter was a tight battle with the game score tied at ten with 5:40 remaining in the quarter.

The Express were leading by ten points before the Orangeville squad fought back to take the lead by one point heading into the second quarter.

The A’s took their largest lead of the game at the 2:25 mark in the second leading 47-42.

At the end of the half the game was tied at 59-59.

Going into the second half, the game saw a slow down when neither team could put one through the hoop until the 9:57 mark, when A’s forward Dominic Cheek fired a pass to Justin Moss to set up an easy bucket.

The game was tied up several times in the third quarter but by the end, the A’s were trailing by six points, 77-71.

The Express started the fourth quarter on a hot streak taking their biggest lead of the game going ahead 87-75.

Orangeville tightened up on defence and closed the gap to four points with 19 seconds remaining on the clock to make it a 99-95 game but by that point it was just a matter of good defensive posturing by the Windsor squad to hold off and take the game 102-95.

After the weekend the A’s have an 8-22 record leaving them in the basement of the Central Division of the NBLC.

The A’s travelled to London on Wednesday, March 30, to take on the Lightning with results not available at press time.

The Orangeville team will be back on their home court at the Athlete Institute this Friday (April 1) to host the Island Storm of the Atlantic Division.

The tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Written by Brian Lockhart

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