First meeting of the Atlantic and Central divisions results in Miracles win over Express

Released: January 14, 2016

In the Miracles first game against a Central division team, they came out on top as they defeated the defending champion Windsor Express. The starters for the Miracles were Tydran Beaty, Tom Grandado, Dexter Strickland, Tyrell Tate and James Justice. For the Windsor Express it was Maurice Bolden, Tony Bennet, Brandon Robinson, Adrian Moss and Chris Commons. 


James Justice opens up the scoring for the Miracles with a three ball. But the Miracles came out to a slow start after that while the Express came out hot. The Miracles finally start to get going as Tydran Beaty hits a three ball to put the Miracles down 14-8 with 7:25 left in the first. Anthony Gurley came out and was looking to get the team going as he hit two big threes back to back. The Express send Dexter Strickland to the line with 2:24 left in the first quarter as the Miracles trail 31-25. James Justice was fouled behind the deep line and was sent to the line to shoot three from the charity stripe. At the end of the first the score was 37-32 for the Windsor Express. 


A bucket from Cordell Jeanty gave the Miracles their first lead of the game with a score of 43-42. Miracles trailed the Express with 6:31 left in the half by a score of 51-47. The Miracles head into the locker room for halftime trailing the Express by five points with a score of 71-66. 


Tom Granado starts things off for the Miracles in the second half as he gets a tough second chance bucket under the hoop. Kason Cheeks goes for a two to put the Miracles down by a margin of 72-77. James Justice then cuts the lead to just three as he gets an and one to drop for the three point play. Miracles trail by just four points as the third quarter comes to an end. 


With nine minutes to go in the game, the Miracles trailed by three with a score of 100-97. Tyler Murry goes for the break away after getting a big steal and a basket from Tydran Beaty gives the Miracles the lead. Cordell was sent to the line with 1:11 left in the game where he makes both to give the Miracles the one point advantage. 


The Miracles take this close game with the final score being 120-119. 


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