A’s done for the season

May 12, 2016   ·   0 Comments

The Orangeville A’s are done for the season after losing their best of five playoff series to the London Lightning.

The final game took place on the A’s home court at the Athlete Institute on Friday (May 6.) night.

Returning to home court after back to back losses in London to start the series, the A’s where in a must win situation when the laced up for Friday’s game.

On the road, the A’s started the series  on May 2, in London and came up short in game one taking a 118-110 loss to the Lightning.

The A’s worked hard in game number two on Wednesday, May 4, to try to tie the series before returning home for game three.

The Orangeville squad felt the pressure after taking a 127-112 loss in the second game and returning to Orangeville for game three.

Friday’s game started with a London advantage with the Lightning outscoring the A’s 23-21 at the halfway mark in the first quarter with Orangeville catching up to take a 32-29 lead.

Orangeville’s Justin Moss finished the first half with 16 points and ten rebounds to take the squad to a 63-54 lead at the half.

The third quarter saw the Lighting again go head, outscoring Orangville 35-32 in the quarter.

With just over seven minutes remaining in the third quarter, the A’s were up with a 3 point lead at 102-99 but the London squad started hitting the baskets to build an eight point lead in the final two minutes of the game.

The final was 132-125 for the Lightning.

The A’s finished with a 14-26 record in their first year at the Athlete Institute and provided the fans with an exciting season.

The organization ran a top notch event at all home games for the entire season with non stop action for the duration of all the games.

Written by Brian Lockhart

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