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Hurricanes end year with 112-109 win


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Mike Poole and Gabe Freeman made sure the Halifax Hurricanes wrapped up 2018 with a win.
The two players scored some clutch baskets in the dying minutes of Monday’s National Basketball League of Canada game in Sydney on Monday, helping the Hurricanes to a 112-109 victory over the Cape Breton Highlanders.
Poole finished with a team-high 25 points, one day after posting 30 against the St. John’s Edge. Freeman dropped 24 and made some key defensive plays. 
Poole went nine-for 15 from the field and Freeman was 11-for-18. The Hurricanes also connected on 13 of their 24 three-point attempts and converted 79 per cent of their free throws (15-for-19).
Veteran Cliff Clinskales finished with 10 assists and 13 points Tyrone Watson had 13 points and Rhamel Brown and Jordan Washington contributed 10 apiece.
Cape Breton’s Bruce Massey led all scorers with 30 points and added eight assists, six rebounds and four steals. Jamal Reynolds came off the bench to post 20 and Deshaunt Walker (14), Chris Johnson (13) and Kenny Jones (12) also hit double digits.
The loss snaps a seven-game winning streak for the Highlanders. The Hurricanes head in to 2019 with an even 8-8 record.
The Hurricanes’ next game isn’t until Jan. 12 wen they host the division-leading Moncton Magic at 7 p.m. 

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