Brampton Honey Badgers and Scarborough Taking pictures Stars Face-off in Common Season Finale

For the second time in lower than every week, the Brampton Honey Badgers (8-11) (-111) and Scarborough Taking pictures Stars (10-9) (-121) face-off, and this time it’ll be from the Toronto Pan Am Sports activities Centre, with tip-off set for 7:30 pm ET on Monday.

The sport shall be obtainable for streaming dwell on TSN+, CEBL+ powered by BetVictor, and on the CEBL Cell app obtainable on iOS and Android gadgets.

Followers ought to regulate this sport, not solely as a result of it’s the final common season sport of the CEBL season, but additionally a preview of the East play-in that’ll be happening on August 4, between the 2 squads. This would be the fourth and closing common season contest between the Japanese Convention rivals, with their most up-to-date head-to-head having taken place final Wednesday.

Not solely did the convincing 103-86 win give the Honey Badgers their first win in opposition to the Taking pictures Stars this 12 months, nevertheless it additionally clinched their spot within the 2023 CEBL playoffs. It was a decisive third quarter run that ended up figuring out that sport, as Brampton outscored Scarborough by 18 factors within the body on path to their second consecutive win.

The 103 factors by the Honey Badgers had been probably the most they’ve put up in a sport all season, and the scoring outburst wasn’t a shock contemplating six completely different Brampton gamers scored in double figures. Their prime scorer on the evening was Shamiel Stevenson who completed with 28 factors, 10 rebounds, and three blocks, in simply his fifth sport with the squad.

The guard breezed previous his earlier season-high mark of eight factors whereas additionally tallying his first double-double efficiency and was additionally a significant contributor to that game-changing third quarter as he scored 11 factors within the body, taking pictures 5-6 alongside the best way.

His significance can’t be understated, at the very least in the event you ask his head coach Antoine Broxsie, who thinks Stevenson’s addition has been one of many distinction makers for the squad as of late.

“One of many keys [for our recent success] is Shamiel,” Broxsie mentioned after Brampton’s third win in 5 video games. “He’s a bowling ball, he goes down-hill, and is hard to cease. He causes lots of mismatch issues due to how large he’s and what he can do across the basket.”

Two video games had been so far as the win streak acquired for Brampton, as their newest outing resulted in an 82-72 loss by the hands of the Niagara River Lions. Regardless of the Honey Badgers taking pictures higher from distance and outrebounding the River Lions, they struggled mightily from the sphere as they shot simply 36 per cent of their second-lowest scoring output of the 12 months.

The guard-duo of Christian Very important and Koby McEwen, the Honey Badger’s scoring leaders struggled on the evening as they mixed for simply seven factors, whereas Zane Waterman led the squad along with his 15 factors and eight rebounds. Past the crew’s lack of success scoring, it was their incapability to carry onto the ball that price them fairly a bit.

Brampton dedicated 23 turnovers, 12 greater than Niagara, with their poor ball-handling resulting in 32 further factors for the River Lions in consequence. Followers of the Honey Badgers will hope for a bounce again efficiency as they attempt to even up the season sequence with the Taking pictures Stars.

On the opposite aspect, Scarborough noticed their three-game win streak snapped on account of the blowout loss, their first defeat since clinching a playoff spot of their very own just below every week in the past. Issues didn’t get significantly better for the Taking pictures Stars as they followed-up that efficiency with one other loss, an 82-79 defeat in opposition to the Vancouver Bandits.

Robust taking pictures from distance was one in all Scarborough’s strengths throughout their current three-game win streak – averaging 11 makes a sport on 38 per cent – however have struggled pulling down the long-ball of their back-to-back losses. Throughout that span, the Taking pictures Stars have averaged simply 4 makes on 15.5 per cent taking pictures, properly under their season common of seven.6 makes on a 30 per cent clip.

Regardless of the loss, there have been positives for Scarborough, particularly the play of Isiaha Mike, who put up a season-high 23 factors and 9 rebounds on higher than 50 per cent taking pictures from the sphere and distance. The ahead has now performed 5 video games with the Taking pictures Stars and has hit double-figures in all of his outings, making him an ideal addition for the squad heading into the post-season.

Mike was joined by Cat Barber, who had 19 factors of his personal, particularly a three-pointer he drilled within the first quarter of the sport that marked the guard’s a thousandth profession level within the CEBL. Barber turned the second participant in league historical past to achieve the mark, doing it simply two days after his former teammate Ahmed Hill did the identical factor.

Followers can regulate Scarborough’s scoring chief as he builds on the profession whole, whereas additionally making an attempt to assist his crew get again within the win column forward of the playoffs.

With each groups having punched their tickets to the post-season this sport gained’t safe any crew’s spot however as talked about beforehand, shall be a preview for the Japanese Convention play-in that’ll be happening on Friday.

Full convention standings could be discovered right here.

All video games may even be streamed dwell internationally on the CEBL’s OTT platform, CEBL+ powered by BetVictor, and on the CEBL Cell app for iOS and Android gadgets. Full checklist of betting props obtainable on BetVictor. Preview written by Zulfi Sheikh (@zulfi_sheikh).

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