Moncton Miracles vs. Brampton A's
The Moncton Miracles captured their second win of the season by taking the Brampton A's, 111-125 in Saturday night NBL action at the Moncton Coliseum. Both teams were eager to win, with the Miracles looking to break their losing streak, while the A's were looking to continue their four game win streak after beating the Island Storm last night, 122-125, the Miracles capitalized on a lack of defense, turnovers, and early shots to give them the one-up on the A's.
The first quarter got off to a fast start with the game tied three times in the first twelve minutes with six lead changes. At the end of the first quarter, the Miracles were down by four, 24-28. The Miracles played hard and chased the A's as Daquan Brooks knocked down a three to make it 39-45 in the second quarter. The A's led by as many as ten points, but the Miracles pushed strong to stay in it. Trayvon Lathan's dunk closed the A's lead within two, 57-59, and Brooks buzzer beater tied the game 59-59 at the end of the half.
The Miracles continued their momentum into the third quarter and ended it with a 92-87 lead over the A's. Shamus Ferguson and Dwayne Smith both fouled out of the game in the fourth quarter, for the Miracles.
Daquan Brooks was the leading scorer for the Miracles with 29 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 assists. Stanley Robinson added a double-double and 10 rebounds while Tramar Sutherland added 17 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists.
Richard Armadi led the A's with 21 points and pulling down an impressive 15 rebounds. Akeem Scott added 15 points on the night to go along with 3 rebounds and 3 assists.
The Miracles improve to 2-6, while the A's fall to 4-6 on the season.
The Miracles next game is tomorrow as they head to the Island to take on the Island Storm at the Eastlink Centre. Tip-off time is 2 p.m.
The A's make the long trek back to Ontario with a week break before they host the Windsor Express on Saturday, December 13th at the Powerade Centre. Tip-off time is 7 p.m.