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Atlantic Division Final Game 1: Storm 119 Hurricanes 115
May 14, 2017
Halifax Hurricanes Media
Halifax, (NS) – The Halifax Hurricanes and the Island Storm took to the court for game one of the NBL Canada Atlantic Conference Finals on Sunday afternoon at the Scotiabank Centre in Downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Hurricanes owned the the regular season series with the Storm, winning six of eight contests.
The two teams spent the majority of the first half exchanging blows both literally and figuratively in what was a very physical first half of basketball. Leads changed hand several times between the two evenly matched teams. The Storm took a 52-50 lead into the break off of a long last-minute three pointer from forward Akeem Ellis. Halifax came roaring out of the gate in the third quarter scoring 41 total points in the frame to the Storm’s 34. The physical play continued into the fourth quarter and leads continued to go back and forth right down to the last few minutes of play. In the end, the Storm were able to get the better of the Hurricanes and hold out for a 119-115 win on the road, stealing home court advantage from the Hurricanes.
Halifax’s top performers on the night were forward CJ Washington (30 points, 8 rebounds), guard Antoine Mason (19 points) and point guard Cliff Clinkscales (10 points, 16 rebounds).
The Storm were led by NBLC Newcomer of the Year Jahii Carson (21 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds), Dartmouth, NS native Terry Thomas (20 points, 9 rebounds) and forward Akeem Ellis (18 points, 5 rebounds)
Game two of the seven game series will be played on Tuesday, May 16 at 7pm at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax.