Millrats Leapfrog Rainmen Into Playoff Spot
The Halifax Rainmen held a double-digit lead at the end of the third quarter, but couldn’t hold on as the Saint John Millrats mounted a fourth quarter comeback to take this installment of the Maritime rivalry. Final score was 104 – 98.
The Millrats were lead by a strong offense performance from guard Anthony Anderson who put up 32 points, going 5/10 from beyond the arc, to along with his six assists.
At the end of three, it looked like the balanced attack of the Rainmen might prevail. Halifax had five players in double-digit for scoring at that point, but no one added much in the final frame.
In the end Saint John had five players in double figures with Marc Egerson second overall on the night with 24 points.
As has been the case much of the year, the Rainmen dominated the glass lead by Eric Crookshank who pulled down an impressive 19 boards. Crook is seeing more floor time and is back in the starting five as the Rainmen deal with some key injuries, most notably team leading scorer Josh Dollard. Dollard suffered a torn calf muscle and is likely done for the year.
Most importantly, Saint John now holds down the final playoff spot, sitting 1/2 game up on the Rainmen with a game at hand as well. The two teams will meet in the final two games of the regular season at the end of the month, with that final playoff spot likely on the line.
Halifax gets right back on the court tomorrow night as they head to Quebec to face the second place Kebs. The Millrats are off until Sunday when they’ll face Kentucky on the road.
Got a couple words from Rainmen guard Taliek Brown after the game.
(Didn’t realize sepia was on. Just pretend we was talking in the wayback days)