June 16th, 2024

CEBL roundup: Stingers roll Rattlers 93-77 in battle of the unbeaten


By The Canadian Press on June 2, 2024.

Maxime Boursiquot, 23, of the Montreal Alliance, connects for two of his five points on Sunday against Shamiel Stevenson (14) and his Brampton Honey Badgers in Canadian Elite Basketball League action at the Verdun Auditorium in Montreal on Sunday, June 2, 2024. The Alliance won 95-77. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Alliance Montreal-Reuben Polansky-Shapiro *MANDATORY CREDIT*

EDMONTON – Brody Clarke scored 18 points and Ben Krikke chipped in with 14 and six rebounds as the Edmonton Stingers defeated the visiting Saskatchewan Rattlers 93-77 in a Canadian Elite Basketball League battle of unbeaten teams on Sunday.

The Stingers, who improved to 4-0, led 40-37 at halftime in their home opener at the EXPO Centre.

Elijah Harkless led the Rattlers (3-1) with 25 points and eight rebounds, while Jalen Harris had 19 points and eight rebounds.

Elsewhere in the CEBL on Sunday:

ALLIANCE 95 HONEY BADGERS 77

Chris Smith scored 23 points and added 10 rebounds as the Montreal Alliance finally hit the win column with a 95-77 victory over the visiting Brampton Honey Badgers.

Ahmed Hill scored 19 points and Jaden Edwards added 17 for the Alliance at Verdun Auditorium. The Alliance improved to 1-3 and sit fourth in the five-team Eastern Conference.

The Alliance led 44-21 at halftime and outscored the Honey Badgers 30-19 in the third quarter. It was the first time in six meetings the Alliance managed to beat the Honey Badgers.

Zane Waterman led the Eastern Conference co-leading Honey Badgers (2-2) with 28 points and eight rebounds, while Shamiel Stevenson had 24 points and five rebounds.

THROW-INS: The Vancouver Bandits (3-1) visit the Stingers (4-0) on Tuesday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 2, 2024.

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