A’s win in last second over Moncton

February 4, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Free throw decides the outcome

Talk about pressure.

Friday (Jan. 29) night’s game between the Orangeville A’s and the Moncton Miracles came down to a single free throw in the final second when A’s guard Rick Bodiford found himself on the line with one shot in a game that was tied at 110-110.

The shot was good and the A’s left he court with a 111-110 win.

It was the first time the Moncton team was in town for the 2016 season.

The A’s were off to a good start taking a two point lead midway in the first quarter but the Miracles battled back and the teams traded the lead for the rest of the quarter.

The second quarters saw the A’s go ahead then finish off with a 63-52 lead to end the half.

Orangeville took charge early in the second half but ran into trouble with fouls in the third quarter and saw their lead drop to three points to end the quarter.

The crowd go their monies worth in the fourth quarter when the A’s lead was trimmed to a single point

but again they surged ahead on scoring by power forward Justin Moss to lead 108-97 with just over four minutes remaining on the clock.

The game was tied at 110 in the last seconds when Bodiford got the chance and sunk the basket that gave the A’s the win.

The win gives the Orangeville team a 4-6 record for the season – good for third place in the Central Division of the National Basketball League of Canada.

The London Lightning are currently in first place with a 12-2 record.

The Windsor Express have a 6-8 recrod and currently in second place

The Niagara River Lions are in fourth place in the Division with a 4-10 record.

The A’s will be back on their home court at the Athlete Institute on Friday, February 5, when they host the Windsor Express.

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

By Brian Lockhart

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