Rainmen Secure Home Court for Rd. 1

Rainmen secure home court in first round of playoffs

Lawrence Wright skies through the lane for 2 in Rainmen win (photo credit: Scott Kirkpatrick, stkphoto.com)

UPDATE: RAINMEN PLAYOFF SCHEDULE SET

Game 1 – Sunday, March 11, 1PM EST
Halifax Rainmen @ Quebec Kebs

Game 2 – Thursday, March 15, 7PM AST
Quebec Kebs @ Halifax Rainmen

Game 3 – Friday, March 16, 7PM AST
Quebec Kebs @ Halifax Rainmen (if necessary)

The Halifax Rainmen clinched second place in the National Basketball League of Canada standings this evening as they defeated the Moncton Miracles by a score of 106-94 in front of 3,864 fans.

Justin Johnson and Joey Haywood led the Rainmen with 19 points each, followed by Taliek Brown with 15. Tyrone Levett added 12 points in the win.

Leading the Miracles was Darrell Wonge with 23 points, followed by Trayvon Lathan with 22. Sylvania Watkins had 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Miracles. The box score statistics can be found below.

A press release stated that the Rainmen will play their first playoff game on the road in Quebec City on March 11th, but NBL Canada websites have game dates and times listed for March 9th in Quebec City and then games two and three (if necessary) in Halifax on March 15th and 17th. Confirmation on playoffs dates are expected some time Friday.

The two clubs were fairly evenly matched throughout the year, with the Rainmen holding the advantage in the head-to-head matchup going 5-1. The intensity will be that much higher and we should be in for some exciting ball as the two most senior franchises square off for the right to go to the finals.

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