By Woodard, Dale on August 1, 2020.
The Edmonton Sting enjoyed at strong first week in Candian Elite Basketball League play.
The Sting – led by new University of Lethbridge Pronghorns head coach Jermaine Small – edged the Niagara River Lions 87-86 in action Friday afternoon in St. Catharines, Ont. to improve to 3-1 and into at least a share of first place in the seven-team field.
The Guelph Nighthawks faced the defending champion Saskatchewan Rattlers Friday night. With a win Guelph can improve to 3-1 and into a tie for first place with the Sting.
Edmonton started the week with a 113-100 loss to the Fraser Valley Bandits, but rattled off three straight wins, beating the Ottawa BlackJacks 89-82 Monday and the Hamilton Honey Badgers 88-82 Wednesday.
The Sting face Saskatchewan today at 1:50 p.m., local time and wrap up the round-robin portion of the tournament against Guelph Monday at 5 p.m.
The playoffs start Thursday with the quarter-finals with the semifinals followed Aug. 8.
The championship game takes place Aug. 9 at 10 a.m., local time.