The Halifax Rainmen’s offence got a nice warmup for this week’s big clash with the Puerto Rico Capitanes.
The Rainmen tied a franchise single-game scoring record and padded their individual stats in a big way on Saturday with a 147-105 demolition of the Maryland Greenhawks before a season-low crowd of 2,668 at the Metro Centre.
Seven players hit double-figures against a 2-8 team that showed up with just seven players and offered little resistance against a relentless Rainmen onslaught.
“Every opportunity we got, we scored,” said Rainmen guard Garry Gallimore, a St. F.X. grad who had a team-high 26 points on four-of-five three-point shooting.
“We ran a good offence, we made good shots, and that’s what it was.”
Point guard Gary Ervin recorded the franchise’s first triple-double with 14 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds while power forward Eric Crookshank had his seventh straight double-double with 21 points and 11 boards.
But the Rainmen allowed more than 100 points for just the fourth time this season.
The Rainmen, 9-2, host the Capitanes, 11-1, on Friday in a game that could determine who finishes first.
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