August 14th, 2020

Edmonton Sting surge into first place at CEBL tournament


By Woodard, Dale on August 1, 2020.

Lethbridge

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.

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