Nighthawks knock off league leaders for first time
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Nighthawks knock off league leaders for first time

GUELPH – The Guelph Nighthawks kept their Canadian Elite Basketball League win streak going Sunday at the Sleeman Centre with their first ever win over the league-leading Hamilton Honey Badgers.

The win, an 89-83 triumph for the locals, was the sixth consecutive victory for the Nighthawks while the loss put an end to Hamilton’s six-game winning streak.


Guelph Nighthawks 89 Hamilton Honey Badgers 83

The Nighthawks rallied in the second half for the victory. While Guelph led 19-18 at the end of the first quarter, Hamilton grabbed a 43-35 lead by halftime. The teams were tied 58-58 at the end of the third quarter.

Largest lead of the game for the visitors was 14 points as the Honey Badgers led 33-19 with 3:03 to go in the first half.

All five starters for the Nighthawks hit double digits in scoring as Ahmed Hill connected for 23, A.J. Hess had 14, Sean Miller-Moore had 12 and T.J. Lall and Stefan Smith had 10 apiece. Clayton Henry came off the bench to get 10. Miller-Moore had 10 rebounds, six assists and two blocks while Lall had five steals.

Zane Waterman picked up 23 points for Hamilton while Caleb Agada had 16 and Koby McEwen gathered 11. Agada also had 10 rebounds, nine assists and four steals.

The Nighthawks shot 55 percent on two-pointers, 40 percent on three-pointers and 75 percent on free throws while Hamilton shot 46 percent on two-pointers, 33 percent on three-pointers and 76 percent on free throws.

Hamilton leads the league at 7-2 while the Nighthawks and Niagara River Lions are tied for second at 6-3. The Fraser Valley Bandits are at 5-2 while the Scarborough Shooting Stars, Edmonton Stingers and Saskatchewan Rattlers are tied at 4-4, Montreal Alliance is at 3-5, Ottawa BlackJacks are at 1-6 and Newfoundland Growlers are at 0-7.

The Nighthawks are to host Fraser Valley Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Edmonton Saturday at 2 p.m.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal
CEBL Photo

Nighthawks knock off league leaders for first time

GUELPH – The Guelph Nighthawks kept their Canadian Elite Basketball League win streak going Sunday at the Sleeman Centre with their first ever win over the league-leading Hamilton Honey Badgers.

The win, an 89-83 triumph for the locals, was the sixth consecutive victory for the Nighthawks while the loss put an end to Hamilton’s six-game winning streak.


Guelph Nighthawks 89
Hamilton Honey Badgers 83

The Nighthawks rallied in the second half for the victory. While Guelph led 19-18 at the end of the first quarter, Hamilton grabbed a 43-35 lead by halftime. The teams were tied 58-58 at the end of the third quarter.

Largest lead of the game for the visitors was 14 points as the Honey Badgers led 33-19 with 3:03 to go in the first half.

All five starters for the Nighthawks hit double digits in scoring as Ahmed Hill connected for 23, A.J. Hess had 14, Sean Miller-Moore had 12 and T.J. Lall and Stefan Smith had 10 apiece. Clayton Henry came off the bench to get 10. Miller-Moore had 10 rebounds, six assists and two blocks while Lall had five steals.

Zane Waterman picked up 23 points for Hamilton while Caleb Agada had 16 and Koby McEwen gathered 11. Agada also had 10 rebounds, nine assists and four steals.

The Nighthawks shot 55 percent on two-pointers, 40 percent on three-pointers and 75 percent on free throws while Hamilton shot 46 percent on two-pointers, 33 percent on three-pointers and 76 percent on free throws.

Hamilton leads the league at 7-2 while the Nighthawks and Niagara River Lions are tied for second at 6-3. The Fraser Valley Bandits are at 5-2 while the Scarborough Shooting Stars, Edmonton Stingers and Saskatchewan Rattlers are tied at 4-4, Montreal Alliance is at 3-5, Ottawa BlackJacks are at 1-6 and Newfoundland Growlers are at 0-7.

The Nighthawks are to host Fraser Valley Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Edmonton Saturday at 2 p.m.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal