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Nighthawks stung by turnovers in loss to Edmonton

GUELPH – The Guelph Nighthawks suffered their second consecutive loss on their home Sleeman Centre court to a Canadian Elite Basketball League western opponent when they were edged 101-95 by the Edmonton Stingers Saturday.

The Nighthawks, who held their biggest lead of seven points early in the third quarter, were hurt by serving up turnovers. They yielded 21 of them, 11 more than Edmonton, that resulted in 23 points for the Stingers. Guelph collected eight points off Edmonton’s turnovers.


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Edmonton also prevailed in thievery with 13 steals to Guelph’s eight. The Stingers topped the Nighthawks in several offensive categories as they had 23 fast-break points (12 for Guelph), 20 second-chance points (eight for Guelph) and 34 points from their bench (16 for Guelph).

The Nighthawks had the better shooting stats, but didn’t take enough shots for it to result in a victory. The hosts shot 56 percent overall on field goals to 46 percent for Edmonton, but the Stingers took 28 more shots resulting in seven more buckets.

While Guelph took 28 free throws, they missed nine of them and only gained four points on Edmonton at the line as the Stingers sank 15 of 17 shots taken.

A.J. Lawson led the Nighthawks with 29 points while Cat Barber had 18, A.J. Hess 13 and T.J. Lall 11. Lawson grabbed eight rebounds, Lall had four assists, Julian Roche had two steals and Hess had three blocks.

Brody Clarke connected for 25 points for Edmonton while Marlon Johnson and Adika Peter-Mcneilly had 20 apiece and Demarco Dickerson had 16. Clarke also had 11 rebounds while Johnson and Peter-Mcneilly each had five assists and Johnson also had five steals. No Guelph shots were blocked.

The result leaves the Nighthawks and Stingers tied for fourth with 6-5 records.

The Nighthawks, who’ve played eight home games, more than any other team in the league (next highest is five by four of the teams in the league), are to play six of their next seven games away from the Royal City.

The Nighthawks are to play the Honey Badgers (7-3) in Hamilton Thursday at the FirstOntario Centre starting at 7 p.m.

Next home game is set for July 13 at 7 p.m. against the Montreal Alliance (3-7). The only other home game left on their regular-season schedule is a July 27 match against the Saskatchewan Rattlers (4-4).

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal

Nighthawks stung by turnovers in loss to Edmonton

GUELPH – The Guelph Nighthawks suffered their second consecutive loss on their home Sleeman Centre court to a Canadian Elite Basketball League western opponent when they were edged 101-95 by the Edmonton Stingers Saturday.

The Nighthawks, who held their biggest lead of seven points early in the third quarter, were hurt by serving up turnovers. They yielded 21 of them, 11 more than Edmonton, that resulted in 23 points for the Stingers. Guelph collected eight points off Edmonton’s turnovers.


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Guelph Nighthawks 95

Edmonton also prevailed in thievery with 13 steals to Guelph’s eight. The Stingers topped the Nighthawks in several offensive categories as they had 23 fast-break points (12 for Guelph), 20 second-chance points (eight for Guelph) and 34 points from their bench (16 for Guelph).

The Nighthawks had the better shooting stats, but didn’t take enough shots for it to result in a victory. The hosts shot 56 percent overall on field goals to 46 percent for Edmonton, but the Stingers took 28 more shots resulting in seven more buckets.

While Guelph took 28 free throws, they missed nine of them and only gained four points on Edmonton at the line as the Stingers sank 15 of 17 shots taken.

A.J. Lawson led the Nighthawks with 29 points while Cat Barber had 18, A.J. Hess 13 and T.J. Lall 11. Lawson grabbed eight rebounds, Lall had four assists, Julian Roche had two steals and Hess had three blocks.

Brody Clarke connected for 25 points for Edmonton while Marlon Johnson and Adika Peter-Mcneilly had 20 apiece and Demarco Dickerson had 16. Clarke also had 11 rebounds while Johnson and Peter-Mcneilly each had five assists and Johnson also had five steals. No Guelph shots were blocked.

The result leaves the Nighthawks and Stingers tied for fourth with 6-5 records.

The Nighthawks, who’ve played eight home games, more than any other team in the league (next highest is five by four of the teams in the league), are to play six of their next seven games away from the Royal City.

The Nighthawks are to play the Honey Badgers (7-3) in Hamilton Thursday at the FirstOntario Centre starting at 7 p.m.

Next home game is set for July 13 at 7 p.m. against the Montreal Alliance (3-7). The only other home game left on their regular-season schedule is a July 27 match against the Saskatchewan Rattlers (4-4).

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal