Orangeville A’s open season with a pair of wins

January 5, 2017   ·   0 Comments

The Orangeville A’s have opened the season with a win on the road and a home opener that saw them leave the court with a win over the Windsor Express.

The team opened the season with a 110-105 game over the Kitchener-Waterloo Titans on December 27.

In that season opener the A’s had a huge comeback effort after trailing by 14 points in the first half and reducing that lead to six points at the end of the second quarter.

Orangeville managed to get ahead in the third quarter to lead 84-83 with one quarter left to play. The team’s exchanged the lead in the fourth quarter with the A’s trailing 103-99 with two minutes left on the clock.

The A’s went ahead when Rick Bodiford completed two four-point plays and a clutch three-pointer from Jameson tipping gave the Orangeville team a 110-105 victory in their first outing of the season.

Returning to their home court at the Athlete Institute on Thursday, December 29, the A’s took a lead in the first quarter and held on for the rest of the game.

Windsor ran into trouble the first quarter with fouls and gave up several free throws.

The A’s turned out some great ball control to limit turn overs in the quarter.

Orangeville was leading 32-19 at the end of the first quarter.

Orangeville’s Justin Moss led the scoring in the first half notching 20 points to lead the A’s to a 57-40 lead at the half and leaving Windsor with a 17 point deficit when the teams returned after the break.

The Express returned for the third quarter determined to get back in the game and had some success cutting down the A’s lead to single digits at the end of the quarter. The quarter ended with O-ville moving ahead on a pair of three-pointers from Jameson Tipping and a dunk by Justin Moss as the buzzer sounded the end of the quarter.

Windsor chipped away in the fourth quarter shrinking the A’s lead down to eight points but the A’s managed to keep ahead and take the game 105-93 in their home opener.

The A’s were back on their home court on Wednesday (Jan. 4) night to take on the London Lightning. Results were not available at press time.

They will return to the Athlete Institute on Sunday, January 15, to host the Kitchener-Waterloo Titans.

Game time is 3:00 p.m.

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