More of the same as Honey Badgers clout Nighthawks
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More of the same as Honey Badgers clout Nighthawks

HAMILTON – It’s safe to say the Hamilton Honey Badgers have the Guelph Nighthawks’ number.

The teams have played each other 10 times during the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s history and the Honey Badgers have won all 10 of those meetings.


Hamilton Honey Badgers 103 Guelph Nighthawks 85

The 10th of those wins came Thursday night at the FirstOntario Centre as Hamilton clouted the Nighthawks 103-85.

The Honey Badgers had previously won all four meetings in the inaugural 2019 season, the only meeting in the shortened 2020 bubble season and all four meetings last year.

Hamilton jumped ahead early Thursday, scoring 14 of the game’s first 16 points on its way to a 33-15 lead by the end of the opening quarter. The teams fought evenly after that as each scored 70 points in the final three quarters. The Honey Badgers led 57-38 at halftime and 80-63 at the end of the third quarter.

Cat Barber collected a game-high 25 points for the Nighthawks while Ahmed Hill and Sean Miller-Moore each had 16 and A.J. Lawson netted 12. Lawson had 10 rebounds and Hill had eight while Barber and Lawson each had five assists, Madut Akec had two steals and Lawson and Akec each had two blocks.

Christian Vital connected for 17 points for Hamilton and was followed by Nikola Djogo with 16, Jeremiah Tilmon with 14 and Keevan Veinot with 13. Michael Okafor hauled down seven rebounds while Vital had five assists and five steals.

The teams were fairly even on a lot of the stats although the Honey Badgers had 15 of the game’s 20 steals and the shooting definitely went Hamilton’s way. The hosts shot 54 per cent on two-pointers and 45 per cent on three-pointers while the Nighthawks shot 38 per cent on two-pointers and 34 per cent on three-pointers.

Hamilton moves into a five-way tie for first, joining the Fraser Valley Bandits, Niagara River Lions, Saskatchewan Rattlers and Montreal Alliance at 2-1. Edmonton Stingers are at 1-1, the Nighthawks and Scarborough Shooting Stars are both at 1-2 and the Ottawa BlackJacks are at 0-3. The Newfoundland Growlers are to host Edmonton in their inaugural season opener Friday night.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal
CEBL Photo

More of the same as Honey Badgers clout Nighthawks

HAMILTON – It’s safe to say the Hamilton Honey Badgers have the Guelph Nighthawks’ number.

The teams have played each other 10 times during the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s history and the Honey Badgers have won all 10 of those meetings.


Hamilton Honey Badgers 103
Guelph Nighthawks 85

The 10th of those wins came Thursday night at the FirstOntario Centre as Hamilton clouted the Nighthawks 103-85.

The Honey Badgers had previously won all four meetings in the inaugural 2019 season, the only meeting in the shortened 2020 bubble season and all four meetings last year.

Hamilton jumped ahead early Thursday, scoring 14 of the game’s first 16 points on its way to a 33-15 lead by the end of the opening quarter. The teams fought evenly after that as each scored 70 points in the final three quarters. The Honey Badgers led 57-38 at halftime and 80-63 at the end of the third quarter.

Cat Barber collected a game-high 25 points for the Nighthawks while Ahmed Hill and Sean Miller-Moore each had 16 and A.J. Lawson netted 12. Lawson had 10 rebounds and Hill had eight while Barber and Lawson each had five assists, Madut Akec had two steals and Lawson and Akec each had two blocks.

Christian Vital connected for 17 points for Hamilton and was followed by Nikola Djogo with 16, Jeremiah Tilmon with 14 and Keevan Veinot with 13. Michael Okafor hauled down seven rebounds while Vital had five assists and five steals.

The teams were fairly even on a lot of the stats although the Honey Badgers had 15 of the game’s 20 steals and the shooting definitely went Hamilton’s way. The hosts shot 54 per cent on two-pointers and 45 per cent on three-pointers while the Nighthawks shot 38 per cent on two-pointers and 34 per cent on three-pointers.

Hamilton moves into a five-way tie for first, joining the Fraser Valley Bandits, Niagara River Lions, Saskatchewan Rattlers and Montreal Alliance at 2-1. Edmonton Stingers are at 1-1, the Nighthawks and Scarborough Shooting Stars are both at 1-2 and the Ottawa BlackJacks are at 0-3. The Newfoundland Growlers are to host Edmonton in their inaugural season opener Friday night.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal