As strange as it seems to have to move past the Crookshank suspension, there is basketball to be play this weekend and Halifax take the show on the road and battle two teams that they went a combined 0-12 against last year: Vermont and Manchester. Manchester are 2-2 with both wins coming against Vermont, and Vermont are 1-2 with their losses coming to the Millrats. Halifax are the odd man out in this Atlantic Division rivalry and are hoping to come through the middle to hold on to the divisional lead.
Halifax need to at least split these games – it’s been said time and time again that the PBL season is short, but it’s worth mentioning again: these two games are 10% of the total schedule for Halifax. Splitting these games puts them at a very good 4-2, losing both drops them to .500. I had originally thought that Halifax could win both games, but with the confusion with the Crookshank situation and the injury to Silverhorn I think the more reasonable goal is a win and a loss. (Although winning both is not out of the question)
Both teams play tough defense so Halifax should not anticipate many easy scoring chances.