Jalen Harris scored 26 points to lead the Scarborough Shooting Stars past the Saskatchewan Rattlers 99-83 in Saskatoon on Wednesday for their third consecutive victory.
Xavier Rathan-Mayes, who scored 15, sealed the victory with a two-point jump shot in the Elam Ending. Kameron Chatman contributed to Scarborough’s offense with 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting in just over 30 minutes.
Scottie Lindsey scored a game-high 31 points to lead the Rattlers (3-4) offence.
Bandits return with victory over Stingers
The Fraser Valley Bandits returned for their first game in eight days with an 84-81 victory over the defending champion Stingers.
Fraser Valley’s (4-2) offense was led by Thomas Kennedy, who scored a game-high 22 points in Edmonton. The Bandits last played on June 7 when they suffered an 80-68 loss to the top-ranked Hamilton Honey Badgers.
Shane Gibson, who had 19 points on 8-of-19 shooting, clinched the win for the Bandits with a layup in Elam Ending.
Brody Clarke scored 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting to lead the Stingers’ (4-3) offense.
River Lions tomple Alliance
Khalil Ahmad scored a game-high 14 points as the Niagara River Lions used a balanced offensive attack to defeat the Montreal Alliance 76-64 in Montreal.
Ahmad’s free throws secured the victory for the River Lions (5-3), who bounced back from an 86-81 loss to the Rattlers on Sunday.
After a nine-point lead early in the Elam Ending, Saskatchewan closed the game on a 16-2 run to deny the River Lions a chance of avenging its season-opening loss to the Rattlers.
Isiah Osborne and Hernst Laroche led Montreal’s (3-5) offense with 13 points each.
The Bandits will host the Shooting Stars on Saturday at 8 pm ET. Saskatchewan will remain at home against the Stingers on Friday at 9:30 pm ET. Montreal will travel to Edmonton to face the Stingers on Monday at 7:30 pm ET. The River Lions will host the Ottawa BlackJacks on Saturday at 7 pm ET.
All games will be streamed live on CBCSports.ca, the CBC Sports app and CBC Gem.