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They’ve come to Halifax from New York, Texas, South Carolina, Maryland and as far away as California.

They’ve come to Halifax from New York, Texas, South Carolina, Maryland and as far away as California. But few, if any, of the newest Halifax Rainmen will travel home for the holidays.

With the Premier Basketball League regular season scheduled to begin on Jan. 2, the Rainmen will be on the court every day except Christmas and Boxing Day.

“Guys realize we’re here to win a championship, and so a lot of times when you’re playing for a championship, you have to do some sacrificing,” said guard Tommy Mitchell, who is from Los Angeles.

“If guys do go home, it may be for a day, but we have business to attend to.”

After going 3-1 in the pre-season, the Rainmen are feeling good about things right now, but there’s still work to be done. Owner Andre Levingston is still searching for a missing piece or two — namely, a starting centre — and the Rainmen will spend the next few weeks fine-tuning their offence.

“We have to solidify the paint — that’s always a work in progress,” said Rainmen head coach Les Berry. “The next few weeks, we have to work hard at defending our own paint and we need to get better offensively as far as moving the basketball.”

The Rainmen host the Vermont Frost Heaves on Jan. 2 at 3 p.m.

 
 
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