Jordan Baker rolled off a decide earlier than laying within the successful basket as a part of a 19-point, 12-rebound efficiency, main the Edmonton Stingers over the Niagara River Lions 87-86 on Friday within the Canadian Elite Basketball League Summer time Sequence.
Xavier Moon had a game-high 24 factors whereas Travis Daniels added 15 for the Stingers (3-1), who’ve gained three in a row after dropping their Sequence opener.
“In a good sport, you need to make each possession rely. All people needed to keep composed. We bought stops down the stretch and made our free throws and a few actual robust buckets,” mentioned Moon.
Baker, who entered the sport averaging 14 factors and 11 rebounds on the match, went eight for 12 from the sphere.
WATCH | Baker hits remaining shot in Stingers’ win:
“The factor about Jordan, I do not ever actually run any performs for him. He is aware of the open spots, and he is making photographs now. He is doing all of it for us proper now,” mentioned Stingers coach Jermaine Small. “There is not any query in my thoughts he is the MVP proper now.”
Trae Bell-Haynes led the River Lions (1-3) with 23 factors. Daniel Mullings chipped in with 11.
The CEBL makes use of the Elam Ending scoring format, which means each sport produces a game-winning shot. On the first stoppage of play within the remaining 4 minutes, 9 factors is added to the main crew’s rating. The primary crew to hit that mark is the winner.
Niagara led 78-77 on the first stoppage, making it a race to 87.
Guelph earns win over Saskatchewan
Tre’darius Mccallum scored 18 factors, serving to the Guelph Nighthawks topple the Saskatchewan Rattlers 87-71 on Friday.
The win, Guelph’s second in as many contests, locations the crew in a tie with the Edmonton Stingers for first within the CEBL Summer time Sequence standings.
WATCH | Nighthawks comfortably dispatch defending champs:
Olu Famutimi had 14 factors off the bench whereas Jonathan Arledge added 13 for the Nighthawks (3-1), who shot 52 per cent from the sphere together with 10-for-22 taking pictures from three-point vary.
Kris Joseph led the Rattlers (1-2) with 18 factors. Kevin Bracy-Davis added 15 factors whereas Kemy Osse popped in 11.
CBC Sports activities has live coverage of the entire tournament, via to the ultimate on Aug. 9.