No matter how much promotion the Rainmen did for student night they may have a raw deal tomorrow when the snow, rain and slush keep people away. This is even more of a problem since it’s student night and most college kids don’t have a car to get to the game. Here’s hoping that Quebec can make it to the game given the weather.
As for the game itself: I expect a relatively close game but ultimately a victory for Halifax. Quebec are a good team, but in the past Halifax have matched up well against them, the big crowd should help push Halifax over the top if it is close – assuming of course that Lewis doesn’t blow it. Halifax’s match up advantage may be minimized by the fact that Halifax’s line up is drastically different. It will be Halifax’s first look at Twyman and hopefully James Booyer. (How strange would it be if Halifax never got to see Booyer play a game?) And the big Canadian dude whose name escapes me right now will play his first game in Halifax, too. It will be exciting to watch Twyman act like a Globetrotter, Booyer shoot jump shots and big Canadian dude clog up the lane.
I think we should keep in mind that Halifax basically needs to be in the top 11 in the mysterious “ABA Power Rankings” to make the play offs. (top 5 teams make the final 8, next 6 play one game each with the winning three advancing) Failure to win almost all of their games from here on out mean Halifax may not make it to the play offs in the a joke league. That’d be a bummer.