Photo by Gar FitzGerald


Slow-starting Nighthawks dropped at home

GUELPH – The Guelph Nighthawks got off to a slow start and never recovered as they dropped their Canadian Elite Basketball League home opener 130-110 to the Saskatchewan Rattlers Saturday night.

Thanks to an 11-2 run, Saskatchewan led 34-17 at the end of the first quarter in front of 1,785 fans at the Sleeman Centre. The visitors were up 68-44 at halftime and they carried a 93-68 lead into the final quarter.

Saskatchewan’s Negus Webster-Chan was the performer of the game as he had 28 points, six rebounds and seven assists.

Myck Kabongo led the Nighthawks with 28 points and 10 assists.

Unfortunately, the league is experiencing technical issues with getting scores and scoring details on its website.

The result leaves both teams at 1-1.

After playing two games in three days to start the season, the Nighthawks have a week until their next game as they’re to host the Fraser Valley Bandits (0-1) Saturday at the Sleeman Centre. Game time is 7 p.m.


  • Guelph Sports Journal