Jalen Harris leads Shooting Stars over Rattlers for 3rd consecutive victory

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In this file photo, Scarborough Shooting Stars guard Jalen Harris (0) is guarded by Ahmed Hill (5) of the Guelph Nighthawks during second half CEBL action in Guelph, Ont., on Thursday, May 26, 2022. Harris scored 26 points to lead the Scarborough Shooting Stars past the Saskatchewan Rattlers 99-83 in Saskatoon on Wednesday. (Nick Iwanyshyn/The Canadian Press - image credit)
In this file photo, Scarborough Shooting Stars guard Jalen Harris (0) is guarded by Ahmed Hill (5) of the Guelph Nighthawks during second half CEBL action in Guelph, Ont., on Thursday, May 26, 2022. Harris scored 26 points to lead the Scarborough Shooting Stars past the Saskatchewan Rattlers 99-83 in Saskatoon on Wednesday. (Nick Iwanyshyn/The Canadian Press - image credit)

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.

The expansion Shooting Stars (4-3) were coming off their most impressive win of the year by defeating the defending champion Edmonton Stingers 78-69 on Sunday in Edmonton.

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 offence 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) offence was led by Thomas Kennedy, who scored a game-high 22 points in Edmonton. The Bandits last played on June 7 when they suffered a 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) offence.

River Lions topple 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.

River Lions' Jaylen Babb-Harrison had 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting. Antonio Davis Jr. and Ej Onu added 11 points apiece for Niagara.

Isiah Osborne and Hernst Laroche led Montreal's (3-5) offence with 13 points each.

The Bandits will host the Shooting Stars on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET. Saskatchewan will remain at home against the Stingers on Friday at 9:30 p.m. ET. Montreal will travel to Edmonton to face the Stingers on Monday at 7:30 p.m. ET. The River Lions will host the Ottawa BlackJacks on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.

All games will be streamed live on CBCSports.ca, the CBC Sports app and CBC Gem.

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